Questions

Questions

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Is the duality of nature the cornerstone of our own conscience?

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Hippie Chic

Granddaughter Payton and I pondering the truths of the universe.

Often I ponder the question

can one think too much for ones good

Until it becomes an obsession

on wondering if a man should



Why do I query my own mind

as sadly I prove myself right

The two halves becoming entwined

in tauntings that cause them to fight



Is this my own duality

with the conscience I hold so dear

Or do I taste mortality

with it's old friend mighty fear



I find myself set in my ways

unlike those nights back in my youth

When I was such a fire ablaze

who never questioned life or truth




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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
The heights and depths of a poets life are filled with joys beyond compare and depths of despair. However I wouldn't trade that for a life of dull monotony.
One thing for sure we know Love. We know pain. They are two sides of the same coin. However they are the way we balance life leaping from one trial into another. We love with all our being and when disappointed we cry from the depths of the Heart.

Often I find my own mind is at odds with itself and I wonder if this is the duality of nature or the cornerstone of our own conscience?
I look at my granddaughter and all I see is absolutes.

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LOL where have you been my entire life!...words to fill the Spirit and question the soul!...ahhh choices and the on- going battle within..( that coming from an over-thinker myself) BUT, look at that child! There it is...perfection with endless possibilities.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Susan I dont know I suppose i was so busy racing horses that i didnt have time to put any .. read more
Susan

2 Years Ago

I know what you mean..lol I started writing a year ago.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Well I am now 58 I started writing at 47 and have published three books so far. Until then I was sim.. read more



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Leo
Now thats what I call writing!
Two thumbs way up!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you mustanger so nice to hear
Leo

3 Years Ago

Your poem really moved me..got me thinking that I do over think a lot as opposed to say few to sever.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much
Wow! This is powerful! I almost started writing the lines I loved most but realized I was about to write the entire poem down. This spoke to me and was validating at the same time. Beautifully written! LOVE THIS!!
Tabby

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Why thank you Tabby Im honored.
Tabby Mac

3 Years Ago

My Pleasure!
Tabby
I loved it sir. Has all the ingredients I enjoy and ponder upon endlessly. How I miss monotony. Absolutes, indeed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Gene thank you Im honored
Regards
Tate
I have always loved your poetry because they are written well and beautifully convey emotion. This one reminds me of all the times I tend to overthink things and I miss out on so much. It makes me sad, but happy that you awakened something inside of me that might have been dormant for too long.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Deandra dont worry dont overthink anything except dangers. The rest are meant to be lived emotionall.. read more
I'm going to be honest here, and hopefully you won't take offense. Stick with me, I'll come back around in the end of this review! Sometimes, when I get into your poety, I'm a bit lost, or feel as if the verses could have so much more depth to them, if your choice of words were different. That, is the editor in me. But then... you always manage to reel me back in with such fantastic final verses, that I have to go back, and re-read the entire piece. So, congrats on that. As a songwriter, and performer, I always tell the people I'm making music with, that it's absolutely fine to screw up here and there throughout the song... just make the last 30 seconds count, flawless, and emotionally outstanding, and no one in the audience will have any idea you didn't nail it during the tune. I compare this to your work my friend... even when every verse is good in your work, the last 30 seconds of your poems are always magnificent.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you jb I write the last quatrain first the rest is essential to set up the final lines
Loved it.. I think everyone who tends to think and ponder about life can connect with your poem..
Well I still don't understand it's importance but this poem is a great attempt to lead people like me to some point of realization..:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I am always looking back on the road i traversed >never happy over it
It is so powerful how you take these moments of reflection and find this brilliant balance in the you now, and this vision of you from your youth. There is something to be said for fire, and something to be said for loving wisdom and life. I know you love your dear ones so much, and that changes everything.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

When I was 19 everyone over 30 were idiots when I was 30 everyone over 40 seemed to have grown I co.. read more
An owl on the moon

3 Years Ago

I am so glad to see how light only grows brighter with age. By all accounts then, I must be a genius.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Lol we are getting there lol by 57 I'm getting there
The time when we question life...good write Tate...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you tootsie I am a lucky man to have a loving family
Awesome and the best ever poem shared.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks Nilesh so nice to hear from you
questions hmm, always had us pondering somewhere in our life!
Marvelous piece,
ur works never stops me from being amazed! I'll always look forwrd to it.
keep it up as always.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you My granddaughter often asks me questions that are so innocent that i cannot deny their tru.. read more

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