The Garden Of Tears

The Garden Of Tears

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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He practiced disdain for mankind. Never giving himself to another. Closed away his heart and mind.

"

 

Near the road a cemetery bloomed

in the ancient noon day light

An old man stood to his task

of tending graves each night

 

He had spent his youth working

too afraid to spend emotion

Took all he could from everyone

but gave no love to the devotion

 

Romance was not his forte

he practiced disdain for mankind

Hardly giving love to another

closed away his heart and mind

 

Thinking life to be a race

he had pushed his way along

Took from the world no pleasure

he whistled but heard no song

 

Now retired and long lived

he thought himself to be paid

To have outlived all the others

was reward for plans he'd made

 

As he looked to stones he tended

for all those he'd known in life

An old dream ached in his chest

for words written to his wife

 

She had once been his true love

the only one he had known

Lost to another in his youth

he was aged, but never grown

 

Now his tears water her grave

stones of family, oh so few

The dreams of lost love fading

wonders of life he never knew

 

Called to rest some time ago

he lies cold among his peers

A shadow on winter's night

walks the graveyard of his tears

 

 


© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
What is a life for? If we cower from truly living are the extra years truly living?

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Nicely penned poem! Must say the way you expressed story of a person who wasted his life is rightly being explained and the love that he lacks out of grief is really painful. Song adds the aura on the whole poem just like a cool scented winds. Glad to read the poem.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Months Ago

Thank you Vari. May we not follow in his footsteps
Vari

6 Months Ago

Yes, Tate never!
This is really sad. Poor guy. The person he loves is dead. This is a great poem with a magnificent plot. Thank you for entering my contest :P
hopefully the man doesn't go psycho like some people in the past and dig her up... O.o

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Sarah
love this thanks for entering this into my comp

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Julie smiles
I like this Tate, and your choice of music-- perfect!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Nolo it is a tale of a wasted life
this tremendous poem love it
love the music
love the pic
thanks so much for entry into my comp and good luck !

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Julie I am partial to it myself
thank you so much for sending this link Tate! from start to finish chills ran up and down my face and arms .. the song is brilliant ... its a very special gift to well tears up so immediately in a poem .. well done sir! one of the best i have read from you ...
E.
ps. anyone with 1/8th of a heart is moved by this one sir ..very well done ..

Posted 5 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

i have an affection for cemeteries ... especially those of age ... have visited some ancient in the .. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

congrats on your contest win!!! read this again and enjoyed it even more ..there are a few who love .. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Gene this one speaks to
Me as well of the wasted life pursuing riches over love
This is so sad, afraid to live, enjoy life and your years just waste away and you look back and regret wishing you could take back time. This is such a sad reality.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

How true this is the fate of all who place money in front of love thank you
Observing and experiencing the universe, from sushi to pisces, is truly living.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Roland It is a sad thing to see a man waste his life away
Well written Tate,
Sad is the life, not well lived..

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Such a waste and to think we only have one chance to get it right thank you
Renée

5 Years Ago

I understand..but maybe more important than getting it right..is what we do with our mistakes? Thou.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you dear
This is quite honestly the best poem Ive read in a long, long time. This could be like professionally published. Seriously

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Yes it is I have been very lucky to get along so well here I am a rhyme and meter poet in the 8 yrs .. read more
Not here

5 Years Ago

wow thats rlly good! did you publish with a company or inependently?
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

I published mine independently it took five yrs to publish the first one

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Added on August 25, 2009
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Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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