Why?

Why?

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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We tend to be so predictable as a species. Predatory to the core. Yet here and there I see hope of evolution taking a kinder approach. Lets Hope before we kill us all.

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If I could only see in the truth

to look beyond our simple ways

I would love knowledge even more

than all the lies of long gone days

 



If man could put away his sword

and beat to plowshares all he'd worn

Then I might be able to see the light

and forget the failings, of those I scorn

 



If we were not such fragile beings

that prayed for things not needed

Then I might think we had a chance

but all the lessons still go unheeded

 



If life would only start as it ends

with great knowledge left to share

 We might not trample each other

then sin to hide what we must bear

 



If life could only do all these things

I would live deep in the truth so wise

To take the life, that I've been given

and turn to God with forgiving eyes


 



© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
We tend to be so predictable as a species. Predatory to the core. Yet here and there I see hope of evolution taking a kinder approach.
Lets Hope before we kill us all.

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I cannot believe the dynamics of this poem...as always, written in Tate style, which i believe is the pinnacle of excellence...it is an exacting depiction of the human condition and its innate desire to eliminate anything that is relevant and pure...we are dinosaurs...the only difference is that we are destroying our existence much faster than they did. Great job , and the accompanying audio was not only perfect, but also very thought provoking!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Tim I am happy you like it. i was a very small boy when Kennedy was killed. I cant say i k.. read more



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Words that if we could hear then would never fail, a beautiful poem.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Months Ago

Thank you Cherrie
thanks tate for this amazing write, good luck in my contest

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Months Ago

Thank you Julie I appreciate that
Let:s hope we wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late. We destroy each other and the very planet we call home. I remember the day Kennedy was murdered. Even though I was a young child I was so shocked. My Dad told me that would never happen in England, but we have had our own share of misfortune since then. Killing seems to be the name of the game these days. So much of it and it sickens. Hope you are doing OK Tate.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


great visit into the past,seems we are a sick nation
congrats on the win

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Hello my friend . How are you? Thank you for the kindness
 wordman

8 Months Ago

my pleasure
well said Tate! somber deep wise reflections ... so true it takes some amount of living to realize them ... if, as your poem suggests we were born with all that knowledge, wisdom and experiences ... who knows where we might be at our death time ....wow!
1st and 3rd places Tate!!! big congrats :)
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

We old timers remember truth and reality don’t we?
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

i hope so Tate ... pray even more our millennials have found and hold some of it ;}
Wow! This is so amazing, love the music you choose to go with this. i agree with your Author's note

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you kind soul
"If life would only start as it ends
with great knowledge left to share
We might not trample each other
then sin to hide what we must bear"
Wow. As always Tate you did not disappoint. This piece speaks volumes of wisdom in such a short amount of words I hope that someday humanity really listens and embraces this kind of knowledge for what it's truly worth. We live in a volatile time so afraid of one another and so apt to rash violence that it feels as though we've reverted back to the days of early hominids. It's frightening to say the least and this poem in many ways captures that fear and that frustration and that desperation to find a way back to enlightenment and hope that which this world desperately needs. For without hope, despite Pandora's mistakes, we are lost. Excellent as always my friend.

-Tina

Posted 10 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Months Ago

Winslow thank you. Life wasn’t meant to be lived afraid we are living in a time of fear and ignora.. read more
Winslow Des Totes

10 Months Ago

Exactly! It is our differences that give us the most strength and I truly believe once the world rea.. read more
'Why?'
Tate Morgan,
To hope is in the heart of man. To wish for good is a part of all people and when tragedy is too heavy the inner being becomes calloused , broken shattered. We are fragile creatures. To veiw one another with eyes which recognize that we are all needing affirmation. Affirmation is not costly but free. Pride is the stumbling block which gets in the way of healing.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kathy glad you liked that
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Year Ago

Tate,
Nice to be reminded of the need to not take what we have for granted.
Blessings.. read more
Beautifully crafted poem. I found it incredibly beautiful and profoundly true. I see hope in the eyes of my students. They are so strong and so smart so willing to be good people and change the world for the better. Look into the eyes of children and hope for the future. Your poem was incredibly Beautiful and very thought provoking.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank oh so much I’m truly humbled
We humans sure are good at wrecking s**t. That's for sure. Great poem sir.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

We sure are. Mankinds natural proclivity is to tend toward selfishness That is why bernie is so uniq.. read more

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