Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A Poem by Tate Morgan



What is the value of a life built upon the shattered dreams of others? Bernie Sanders the voice of our past. Who has been calling out to us for half a century. With a sound that echos the tears from every patriot grave. Crying "put away your swords. Beat to plowshares your weapons. Pick up the sad, lonely and poor." With what nobility can we claim superiority without compassion? Successful society is not built upon the admiration of the rich or youthful. It is built upon the dignity of human life.


His a struggle so deep, so profound. I can't think of any other who at his advanced age has labored with so many burdens. It is little enough for us to support him. He is our champion. From a grateful nation I report the cry. That started as a whisper. Echoing out over the hills. Like notes from far flung rain.


Don't wait till your life is all done
to learn the lessons of a fool
Know the rewards of self are none 
where love of others is the rule


So small the pain of his distress
whose earnings don't tell of his worth
An honest man, this life will bless

no matter his fortunes at birth


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An enduring casted piece that allows the reader to apricate another, well done, good read.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you Thomas. You know I’ve always said the job is meant to facilitate a life not Define one. .. read more
O Tate, what a pleasure to read your words once again. This piece captures a side to Bernie that I see, too. As much as I agree with a lot of his ideas, and many people like him, I can't find the words to explain why I do not think he'll be our next president. Whoever it is going to be, it can't happen soon enough. I hope he reads this one day.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you Barb. I intend to see to it that Bernie does read this one day. I will send it to his son
Boom boom boom what a fine construction of lines was not expecting this from the title it’s funny how I have been hearing Dylan in my head for a couple of days now times they are a changing has been echoing in my head lately!!!! I have always appreciated Dylan’s music but it wasn’t until much later in life that I truly appreciated his poetry!? Not a thing did I not like in this piece

Posted 4 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

Thank you Robert. I too loved Dylan and of late i too hear the times they are a changing in my head .. read more
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Nice work here, sir. As always, your ability to craft memorable poetry is justifiably enviable. This ode to Mr. Sanders is excellent.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Months Ago

Kenneth thank you so much. I guess I see something in Bernie worthy of note.
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I love What you stand for here.... somehow people forget what matters.... in this search for life.... we lose the purpose, forget to be kind and to look around

Hopefully Bernie's work passes on

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Months Ago

Thank you so
Much Lingering Soul
Amazingly woven thoughts.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Months Ago

Thank you Msharma
You write a great tribute Tate. My son thinks he would be a good addition to the office of President. Good read.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much I have to admit I admire a man
I enjoyed this for many reasons, but I think I admired it most because of its truth...we are still blessed whether the world hears us or not, but the hope is... there are those of us who hear and see...This made me think also of Mister Rogers...I am struck by the people in this world who stand for humanity and grateful for them~

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Thank you Tabby mac I am one who believes we are best when we are kind
A fine tribute to Bernie Saunders. I don't know a great deal about politicians in your neck of the woods Tate, other than a certain Mr Trump, whose reputation is well and truly known. Any politician who shows true compassion to others is a rarity nowadays, he should be celebrated. I like what you have written and I am a great fan of Bob Dylan, so it was great listening to him while I read and typed my response. Hope all is good with you.

Chris

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you Kristine. I’ve been on the road for a couple days I’m exhausted I do so appreciate you.. read more

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