The Midwest

The Midwest

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Life in the Midwest reminds me of Johnny Cash and "Sunday Morning Coming Down"

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I was born of the ceaseless plains

with the endless sky above

It was there I learned to wander

it was there I learned to love

 

Despite where life had taken me

from green grass to black sea foam

I’d cried to each wind filled valley

"will I ever find a home"

 

Days of life would pass on to years

distant plains rang out a plea

Over the rivers and valleys

where my home had drank of me

 

The Midwest had been calling me

as it echoed out in song

"I am the land of your fathers

and here is where you belong"

 

 



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
For many of the years of my life I wondered why I never felt at home when I traveled far and wide? Then as I aged it came to me. There is a reason birds fly back to where they were born and fish swim thousands of miles to spawn in the rivers they were born from. Who we are is as simple as where we came from. So I came home to start a family and pass that to my own children.

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I loved it as always Tate ... another masterpiece .. we all long for home no matter how successful we might become somewhere else .... aren't those childhood memories the ones to last ....? Very powerful choice of words and rhyming .. loved it ... so is the personification in your verses .... very deep and profound .. thank you for sharing .. :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you dear
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

You are special to me more than you know



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love this Tate and also love Cash and that particular song you quoted, one of my favs, good luck in the comp

Posted 11 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

Thank you Julie I’m truly moved that you liked it
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

11 Months Ago

Check your emails I believe you win place
Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

Thank you I saw that I’m honored. I don’t think I will ever understand why people like some of t.. read more
Tate thanks for this gorgeous piece love it good luck in my competition

Posted 12 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

12 Months Ago

Thank you again julie
We spend a fair sir sized chunk of our lives, reachinh for the infinite possibilities of the horizon, striving for that place that will scratch the itch in our wandering souls, yet how true your words are, that most times, it was only calling us to see other places, so that we could feel these words about where home really is. And what it is for that matter. The air that carries the smells we grew used to and the people and places that are all part of the jigsaw of us.
Beautiful and hearyfelt.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Lorry Yes soo true. We find that our longing for adventure pales in comparison to our long.. read more
I enjoyed this entire poem, but especially the first and last sections. Super well-written and heart warming :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you supertramp I can't deny that I feel at home when I roam the plains
Indeed, it is good to have a feel for one's homeland and place. I wouldn't know what to do without my beloved Appalachians. They run through my blood and reside in my heart and soul; the food, the people, the mountains, the music...just all of it. It's a rich heritage left by the oldest mountains on the earth and I am happy to have my part of it. I'm glad for you that you have this connection with your roots as well.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

12 Months Ago

Meandering through a few writings today i noticed this comment from you. I see i forgot to respond.I.. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

11 Months Ago

It's fine. Not on this site anymore anyway. You're a good guy.
Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

You are too glad i know you
I love this one, as always. Another beautiful poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you i just got in this one nearly wrote itself
I often wish I had been born in the mid-west despite its well known harsh weather that can pop up from time to time. Though it may demand hard work, life seems so much simpler and the lands much more beautiful and free. Nice one Tate.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 RELIC

4 Years Ago

Same here Tate. Patience certainly has its place now a days.
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

it doesnt hurt this place has a way of holding to a person and i dont want it to take away my time w.. read more
 RELIC

4 Years Ago

Yes, absolutely, it can become addicting if we're not careful.
A very powerful write you have here, Tate. I like this poem, nicely penned. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Kat thank you very much
Blackstar

5 Years Ago

Your very welcome.
I really like this!! great job

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Jd i appreciate the sentiment
Very warm. Takes you on a journey

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much

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