Paupers

Paupers

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

Our short lives hastened streams be.

"

 bernie


 Bernie Sanders: Such is the stuff of great men.

 



Let us look to our fellow man

live not in hopes that have been

Are we so different each of us

that we cannot feel for fellow kin

 

Let not your best friends live with want

fill lives with endless flavor

Always take much less than you give

as then you will know Gods favor

 

Let no vain hope deceive your mind

our short lives hastened streams be

Doomed in end to fall apart

like spent waves return to the sea

 

As with all the humble rivers roll

death will level property and pride

Awaiting providence and time

rich and poor sleep side by side

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© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Are we not afraid of the thought that we are no better?

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Your heart has penned a beautiful piece of poetry that speaks to all those of tender heart and compassion ... And ...Yes, sadly we, as mankind, the Human Race, are afraid of the very thought, of admitting and facing the fact that we are no better than any other person on the planet ... Instead, we prefer to find some way to assert ourselves as better, in a position above, than others ... To quote myself from my article Is God Illogical As Hell?, there is an all too present and active, "character flaw in human nature that causes men to assert and believe that they are somehow better than others and, hence: more sophisticated; more refined; more civilized; more worthy; more deserving; more holy; more righteous; more intelligent; more knowledgeable, more wiser, more cunning; more deceiving; and more willing to take what they need or want from those unable to stop them." ... I believe this character flaw, fatally intrinsic to mankind, is the true cause of war, not religion as so many today attest in their anti-religion atheistic fervor ... Now, I am not a Christian, nor am I Muslim ... I am also not observant of Orthodox Judaism, though my personal beliefs are Hebrew in nature and orientation ... At the same time, I am a Freethinker, willing to set all I believe, all I have ever believed, aside in search of truth, even if such truth should conflict with truths I have held sacred all my life ... I value truth above all else ... In seeking after truth, I am a fan of the Human Race, for there is only one race of mankind upon this earth, and that is the Human Race ... There are people of different complexions, different languages, different cultures, different customs, different traditions, different nations, different religions, etc., but regardless of all of our differences in being so differently different, I firmly attest that there is only one race of mankind upon planet Earth: The Human Race. In attentively attesting all that I so vehemently attest, I also attest that there is, must be, a "Creator of all that is and will ever be: God--An Ultimate Creative Source Point Of Origin Of All Existence," as per my article, Guess God's Gone Golfing ... Quite obviously the beauty of your poem and the message that speaks of compassion and love towards your fellow man, in not thinking oneself better or above others, has inspired me to a spasm of babbling about things very dear to me ... Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece ...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Marvin thank you I too am one who believes in the human soul. I wish I could live to see our specie.. read more
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4 Years Ago

Wise words well said, my new friend ... I am convinced that religion can and does serve a somewhat u.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

While i see the bible as a sort of history book of the Israelites.I find it has meaning to us today .. read more



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This is a great poem and I think the last 2 stanzas are my favorite because they tell universal truth. We love to pretend that we are better or worse than someone else. Understanding that we are all the same in the important things is the key. We all want to live comfortably and safely, we all experience love and fear and sadness and happiness. Empathy has been sorely lacking from what I've seen (globally, politically)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

You point out a truth I often lament empathy is a learned traight we are not born with it and lackin.. read more
Beautiful write Tate...and so poignant for this time in our history. Love these lines...( Always take much less than you give as then you will know Gods favor. ) Very true! ~Sharon

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Awe thank you Sharon I'm touched
Miss Sharon

3 Years Ago

As am I! ~Sharon
Your heart has penned a beautiful piece of poetry that speaks to all those of tender heart and compassion ... And ...Yes, sadly we, as mankind, the Human Race, are afraid of the very thought, of admitting and facing the fact that we are no better than any other person on the planet ... Instead, we prefer to find some way to assert ourselves as better, in a position above, than others ... To quote myself from my article Is God Illogical As Hell?, there is an all too present and active, "character flaw in human nature that causes men to assert and believe that they are somehow better than others and, hence: more sophisticated; more refined; more civilized; more worthy; more deserving; more holy; more righteous; more intelligent; more knowledgeable, more wiser, more cunning; more deceiving; and more willing to take what they need or want from those unable to stop them." ... I believe this character flaw, fatally intrinsic to mankind, is the true cause of war, not religion as so many today attest in their anti-religion atheistic fervor ... Now, I am not a Christian, nor am I Muslim ... I am also not observant of Orthodox Judaism, though my personal beliefs are Hebrew in nature and orientation ... At the same time, I am a Freethinker, willing to set all I believe, all I have ever believed, aside in search of truth, even if such truth should conflict with truths I have held sacred all my life ... I value truth above all else ... In seeking after truth, I am a fan of the Human Race, for there is only one race of mankind upon this earth, and that is the Human Race ... There are people of different complexions, different languages, different cultures, different customs, different traditions, different nations, different religions, etc., but regardless of all of our differences in being so differently different, I firmly attest that there is only one race of mankind upon planet Earth: The Human Race. In attentively attesting all that I so vehemently attest, I also attest that there is, must be, a "Creator of all that is and will ever be: God--An Ultimate Creative Source Point Of Origin Of All Existence," as per my article, Guess God's Gone Golfing ... Quite obviously the beauty of your poem and the message that speaks of compassion and love towards your fellow man, in not thinking oneself better or above others, has inspired me to a spasm of babbling about things very dear to me ... Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece ...

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Marvin thank you I too am one who believes in the human soul. I wish I could live to see our specie.. read more
Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn's Articles & More Store

4 Years Ago

Wise words well said, my new friend ... I am convinced that religion can and does serve a somewhat u.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

While i see the bible as a sort of history book of the Israelites.I find it has meaning to us today .. read more
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If one can relate to another
and receive way less than giving

then that is truly a life worth living :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Hi Nisreen thank you Yeah i believe that a intrinsic value of the true human soul i thank you dear
Hello Tate, such words of wisdom and Truth of life, you
have written here, so true that it hurts.. for I have
Loss friends with true value, penned out of focus,
And precious Time a wasted .

So ill be the one to apologize for all our actions
And is willing to put an end to all this madness.
And write freely and move on. I speak for all
My friends , and the rest is all up to them.

Thank You
E G TEN

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Well that is a good thing. We are here to share our thoughts our minds our emotions and talents. I t.. read more
OK...forgive me of my honesty, however knowing that this was your humble beginning I can truly say now you have grown into a well polished writer that I admire.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Rico
I thought the opening stanzas were awkward and the end rhyme forced although I knew what you were trying to say. From that point forward the poem redeemed itself and delivered the gentle yet poignant message we have come to expect.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Hi Rico this was a poem I wrote many years ago when I first began writing it is probably the 3rd poe.. read more
Great poem and I love the song too. Anytime I see a picture like the one of the old man, I always see that person as myself.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Hi daniel i agree it also makes me think of myself Thank you
Tate your poems are amazing keep up the great work i can't wait to read more

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you Melissa I am humbled
melissa

6 Years Ago

You're welcome
I would say, it is only in the grave that the rich dine with the poor and it is only in the cemetery that the poor dress as the rich...in dust. I like your poem because you do not bother to hide its meaning with allusions or similes or metaphors. It is a lovely write and I like it a lot. Some certain groups of humans need a shocker...and your poem is simple enough to push them.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you I hardly ever use metaphors I myself like the simple truths of life and poetry
FrancescaX

6 Years Ago

I would say, it is only in the grave that the rich dine with the poor and it is only in the cemetery.. read more

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