Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Those who live forever bonded round a fire and hearth, spin their tales Are stories truly worth the cost of a poor mother's cries and wails

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Two friends upon a battlefield

one left on the ground as he dies

In a foxhole, the other sits

listening to his mate's poor, cries

 

The first man wanted to save his mate

but the Sergeant said, not to go

"You'll only kill yourself instead"

"I can't leave him that's all I know"

 

The Sergeant went to turn away

as the first man dove from the hole

"I have to save my friend," he said

"if it costs my immortal, soul"

 

Minutes later he slid back in

clutching his dead friend, in his arms

Mortally wounded, he was now

blood was pouring, from both forearms


 Laid to rest within his friends arms

"a waste" said the Sergeant, to some

"When I found him, he was alive

his last breath said" "I knew you'd come"

 

Those who live forever bonded

round a fire and hearth, tell the tales

Are stories told, worth the cost

of a poor mother's, cries and wails

 

Ask a man to die for country

he will die for his friend instead
But no matter why it happens

the poor man is still surely dead

 

Could we strive to be something more

than a tombstone, upon the ground

Is death the true test of friendship

when Taps plays, the ultimate sound

 

If we don't learn to love, brothers

extinction will be how Man ends

It's hard to live a life of pride

at the cost of so many friends

 














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© 2015 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Christ said " No greater love has any man than to lay down his life for a friend"
While war seems the ultimate test of this tenant. It is the ultimate shame of humanity. While I see the need of it in WW1 and WW2. These skirmishes since have been needless waste. Humanity will destroy itself if it doesn't stop this. If we don't find the way to forgo war we will all surly die from the shame of it. The countless women and children killed by it are enough reason.



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This is very well written, impressive and strong.
I especially liked the lines "I knew you'd come" and "Ask a man to die for country
he will die for his friend instead"
The poem speaks beautifully of humans while set in humanity's darkest times.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much
Thanks Tate! I needed a good cry this morning. I didnt get through the first stanza before weeping uncontrollably. You really draw the reader in with your words and the elegant way you arrange them...great job!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you tim i forgot to comment on this one
This is great Tate! Courage in a form of words. Very, very true :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


A fantastic poem, draws some intense feelings.

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is truly an amazing write. I was literally almost brought to tears, it led me to think of my brother, he may not be fighting on the frontlines but he is still defending this country.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love this. It truly makes me proud of what I do.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Very touching Tate! One of the best my friend. And as I read, I thought of those blessed words, "No greater love has any man than to lay down his life for a friend"

I love the song too!

100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, wow and wow.

This is yet another of your wonderful, deep poems.

What you say is so true, and I think that if that man left his friend, he would have lived a life of eternal regret.

"His last breath said 'I knew you'd come'" - what a great line

Pleasure to read!! =D

Posted 4 Years Ago



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