Life's Laments

Life's Laments

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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I spent this life a burning flame Always searching for more fun I have only myself to blame For the things that I have done

"

My granddaughter Payton and I contemplating the mysteries of the universe.




Winds of change follow where I go

sirens cry o'er the sea

For what I wished I'll never know

songs they sing all speak to me

 

Had I missed a chance at ardor

to play, to run or to roam

Perhaps if I'd traveled farther

somewhere else I might call home

 

These the thoughts of a selfish heart

from love I could not render

Once loneliness had torn apart

all feelings that were tender

 

The hallowed heart I’d wished to find

most this life spent running to

Was never known to be too kind

longed for what it never knew

 

I spent this life a burning flame

forged eternally on the run

I have only myself to blame

For the things that I have done

 

These truths of life come slow to some

lessons I learned the hard way

It’s not the night that one runs from

it’s light of our darkest day

 

My wife has settled me a bit

such a handsome girl is she

She has my heart and well knows it

a better man lives in me

 





© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I am forever looking back upon the road I traversed. I don't always like what I see. But I have for reasons unknown to me always been able to see the better angel of my nature. I look into the hopeful eyes of my granddaughter and see the beautiful soul of innocence. It is for that hope that I strive to be a better man.

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I've never been happy with the road behind me but perhaps I just don't see the gifts and good times I've had enough. Great writing here, Tate. Children make parents see through a clearer lens sometimes.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Month Ago

Thank you relic. I doubt many of us are proud of our past. We just go on and try to be better peopl.. read more
You have a very eloquent style. Beautiful poem with great imagery. Looking back causes me great pain still but I am hopeful some day that will change. Thanks for read request I truly enjoyed this!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Eileen I am one of those who o lay seem to learn and change the hard way I am hoping one d.. read more
some laments we don't want to hold .. others are a gentle pain .. love the rendition of the song .. with the strings i think it better than the young Bobby's :) we fall in love and all those old songs make sense ... we are hurt and its so crystal ...your 7th verse seems a little out of kilter for me .. "fun" seems to lessen something ...perhaps your intent !? this.. "It’s not the night that one runs from
it’s light of our darkest day" and your closing verse say it all for me .. well done says i! ...
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Gene i agree with you See what you think of the rewrite of the seventh verse
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

yeh!! i think it fits well! love ya bro!
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you love you too thanks for the help on this one
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A lovely poem Tate...written straight from your heart....great insight of the pure soul that is alive in each of us...I really like this one...

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Jane
It's a great secret of life, isn't it? The real secret to finding ourselves, is to surround ourselves with people who make us want to be a better person. That effort… that journey is so much more worth the taking than pursuing the baser desires most of us want to overcome. Great poem, as usual… simply wonderful. And, that photo is so very sweet.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

yeah and it automatically makes the connections for me to them all if you are on facebook take a loo.. read more
MomzillaNC

5 Years Ago

Cool! That URL doesn't work for me though. Did you glance at the few things I've posted on this site.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

i will look
This amazing poem tate thank you for sharing your poems keep up the great work and keep them coming

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Melissa
melissa

5 Years Ago

You're welcome
This poem is so clean and pure, it flows like water down the page. I'm so happy to read about such a connected family. I absolutely love my family, and they hold me together. It makes me sad to hear about people who dislike or are estranged from their family. But the cute, quiet love embodied by this poem is one of my most favorite things.
Thanks for the great read.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you I think I am truly fortunate to have the family I now have
it is a heartwarming experience reading what u ve written

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Jibin
family is a wonderful thing. I know my family centers me now. As a kid, not so much but as a mom and a wife? I'm almost "normal." That last line really made me smile.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I love mine they are surely my treasure on earth Thank you
I cannot perhaps, understand exactly what you are feeling, for I am 14...but even at 14, when I look behind, I wish I had become someone...a little bit different. I had my own image in mind when I was 8...and I am so much different now! Perhaps, I am more talkative, confident, selfish, greedy for life, hungry with questions unanswered...and I say to myself that I will be someone better each day...but how will I know if I am becoming better or worse? For, as you said, "I have only myself to blame" in the end. Where am I going...and what will I become? You really do tingle the taste buds of imagination, sir! Thank you.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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