Character

Character

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

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What makes a man's character

are built of actions on life's field

Not from the size of his body

nor of the power it may wield

 

The traits that we adore in them

what we all wish that we could be

Sown from seeds of imperfection

and that handsome humility

 

Rising again, time after time

drawing on strength all but gone

But oh what lofty heights indeed

for us to place our laurels on

 

© 2019 Tate Morgan


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I've always felt that a man's character directed his actions rather than his actions directing his character. Good character will produce noble actions while poor character often produces objectionable actions or even criminal activity. But to quote Daniel Webster. "What is a single man and all the good or ill which might befall him when compared to the great transactions of a nation. No man may suffer too much or fall too soon if he does so in defense of the constitution."

Posted 8 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Howard Faulkner

8 Months Ago

I needed to hear something as positive as what you said. Thank you.
Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you Howard
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I know he's your favorite, Tate ... you've dedicated more than a few poems to him .. and rightly so .. he tells it like it is and makes no bones about it .. and the DNC screwed him once again .. they become more transparent every day says i!
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Weeks Ago

Morning Gene. I have indeed .He cant get a break. They will let him be president. So we ride the coa.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

i think that would be fantastic my friend! up all night tho! ... means a really good power nap ;)))).. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Weeks Ago

thank you I will try to start again
You, sir, said it all. Amen to that. Nice choice of song.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Weeks Ago

Lale Thank you very much.I try to use common language in uncommon ways shorter the better
Lale

3 Weeks Ago

That's it. Simple language is so underrated.
I personally prefer simply written poems, they .. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much
I am glad you feel so strongly for a candidate in this election and your resolve is admirable:) because I have been studying the candidates, mostly it seems... for a lack of fervor for any of them:( I have often seen him compared to Noam Chomsky and one of his Ilk so I have been diving into Chomsky lately... I have been accused of being to heady in my write but let me tell you after having read him I feel rather remedial LOL:) character is such an unemphasized thing these days its seems character means nothing these days it's almost an afterthought it has gone by the way of critical thinking and mutual respect:(

Posted 4 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

Thank you Robert. Well we have a president who lacks any character. Are politics have been sold to t.. read more
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

4 Months Ago

I will of course support him if he gets the nomination but I have reservations that some of his idea.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

Exactly my thought as well thank you
Hey Tate, Long time! Nice write. Short, sweet and true! I would add that a man's character is represented by not only his actions and traits (the visibly manifested and most tangible markers) but also his feelings, convictions and beliefs, which may or may not be fully demonstrated by his actions and superficially observable traits! But considering that those (perhaps less evident) factors influence and color the more observable actions and traits they may not be as significant in the overall analysis of the man!

But wouldn't it be sweet to have a glimpse into those unrevealed factors? Who knows what would be revealed! On the other hand, maybe maintaining society's fabric is more prudent! ;)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Rikkevi Rue

6 Months Ago

hate autocorrect! here should be hear, even should be been,
Tate Morgan

6 Months Ago

Thank you rikkevi I’m at Christmas grandkids so I can’t talk but thank you
Rikkevi Rue

6 Months Ago

Cool. Merry Christmas!
he seems to have a lot of character

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Thank you friend
 wordman

7 Months Ago

you`re welcome
Wow a beautiful poem, with great advices. You rhymed it in awesomely . Kudos.

Pls pleez do review/ comment/ add your thoughts on my newest poem too.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much
"Seeds of imperfection" and "handsome humility" are understood by few, Tate, especially in politics. If only our nation's leaders believed your poem and demonstrated they understood the power of embracing imperfection and humility.

I once read "character is what you do when others aren't looking." I'm not sure that's practiced or understood in this social media culture today. Your poem shines with wisdom and sincerity.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you Re I have always believed the value of a man lies not in what he owns. But in what he give.. read more
R.E. Ray

8 Months Ago

You're welcome. My pleasure.
I've always felt that a man's character directed his actions rather than his actions directing his character. Good character will produce noble actions while poor character often produces objectionable actions or even criminal activity. But to quote Daniel Webster. "What is a single man and all the good or ill which might befall him when compared to the great transactions of a nation. No man may suffer too much or fall too soon if he does so in defense of the constitution."

Posted 8 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Howard Faulkner

8 Months Ago

I needed to hear something as positive as what you said. Thank you.
Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you Howard
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You described the path to make the most of our experiences. Outstanding!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you Howard Nice to see you today
Howard Faulkner

8 Months Ago

U 2😁. We're in some crazy days, as you very well know. Your poem is so appropriate for the times .. read more

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Added on October 27, 2019
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