Life's Treasures

Life's Treasures

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Can anyone know what will come when the wind blows us cold and gale Or what direction it be from when finally we set our sail

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The old songs loved from long ago

come to me from my long gone past

On winds they caress me tonight

whispering from dreams I had last

 

The old days trooped by in glory

paraded across my life's field

Displayed in panoramic view

how many dreams they have revealed

 

Faces long gone look out from mist

to this once wandered man to be

Speaking from my past adventures

beloved friends long a part of me

 

Oh how they flood through my mind

to speak of days that've gone by

Forcing me to look to the one

that came from acts I can't deny

 

We are not each one right nor wrong

we are the result of our times

Held to account for all the good

as well as for all our crimes

 

Mystic chords of my memory

look back on the road I traversed

Remembering moments I loved

as well as those I have cursed

 

While each loved soul has given time

to pursuit of living pleasures

Only by reflecting on life

do I recognize its treasures



copyright 1/10/2010


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan

Can anyone know what will come
when the wind blows us cold and gale
Or what direction it be from
when finally we set our sail


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*********************************************************************** Life & Times **************
For me, this work brought to mind and held shades of classicism, an influence, such as: F. Scott Fitzgerald, writing in a life as 'Victor Laszlo'
in the setting of the ambience of Cassablanca. As the picture here evokes such a character image, or possibley The African Queen the film with Humphrey Bogart... a portrayal, of such a character. These imagined and invoked, yet knowing. It is as original, as Tate Morgan and his life & times.
A life story, no not novelized or told of in other. Than Life's Tree.
As it is lived, through a Poets Eyes.
Immortalized, in scripted...
Excellance.
This piece reflects the depths of a painters image, on a canvas of words.
As it plays like a movie, through the readers mind. Enough said.
A Classical Portrayal, of A Man.
Striving...
For that perfect edge.
*************************************************************************** Integrity ***************
Write On / Oh Champions of the Poets Pen.
Romon in Review, finding. Perfection...
In a Friend. Congradulations on the revealing of Life's Tree... Tate. Ro...

Posted 8 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.



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You have a natural way of rhyming and a clear but beautiful, in an almost haunting way yet personal, way of storytelling. Your finishes are also satisfying, laying on a perfect, ending note that encapsulates the poem's meaning (even if it's the title).
Very lovely~

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Chryiss Thank you It seems My life just plays out in poetic meter all the way back and on into the f.. read more
One of the best poem i ever read in my life. There is nothing to explain about this masterpiece, infact i am speechless. Thanks sir for writing such a beautiful poem which i will never ever forget.
My favourite stanza: Each and every stanza.
It reminds me of everything i have done in my life, reminds me of my best friends, reminds me of my death, reminds me of my this beautiful life, reminds me of every beautiful thing i missed in my life.
Thanks Sir, it was honour to read your story.


Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Usman Im honored
So curiosity runs a question through me as I read this, What was the song that inspired this?

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

It wasnt inspired by a song but by a foggy night when i set staring out through the fog unable to se.. read more
well, I hate that I missed your video playback it is giving an error message.. This one is such a lovely, tender, reflective piece that speaks of recognizing those special people, times, and accomplishments in your life...How blessed you are to have those people and times to which you think back and they conjure up happiness and nostalgia.. Sometimes we do need to take the time to stop, think back on our life, our dreams, choices we have made, and roads left to take to get us there.. think back on relationships and all the special people in our lives and make sure they know how much they truly mean to us.. and think back on past mistakes and make sure we are doing what we need to-to make sure that it doesn't happen again... This is a lovely piece, Tate.. thank you for sharing.. you are correct.. I did enjoy.. as always you write about life so beautifully.. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

I am glad you liked it I am exhausted running on empty will talk when i regain my senses thank you
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

this was the song you missed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjefIsixrfU#t=74
AprilRN1210

5 Years Ago

okie dokie... thanks again... and nice song:)
Beautiful write! Love this Only on reflecting on life do I recognize its treasures


Posted 5 Years Ago


Every time you pen down, your words are amazing and filled with much honesty and truth. I love this Tate and nice to read again from you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Hi dear thank you for the compliment
reflections on memories , the things that shaped our lives can be so uplifting at times, people and places that still seem as fresh as though it were yesterday, and tomorrow is uncertain but we strive for it anyway in the hope of making more beautiful memories to treasure.. a lovely piece this is Tate...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thanks stella I hope yours was a great day
Stella Armour

6 Years Ago

i had a great day thank you Tate.. a wonderful friend spent some of his time helping me here with my.. read more
I am star struck with these well constructed lines...
"...Mystic chords of my memory
look back on the road I traversed
Remembering moments I loved
as well as those I have cursed..."
The entire piece takes me to a feeling I can barely describe; I have a friend who journeyed with me so very many miles, and our friendship has spanned some 43 years. Inexplicable are the connecting cords that forever unite two people across the miles and throughout time. The description of the ties that bind, in your expertly crafted work, brings to mind the friendship that's value cannot be measured or contained. My friend and I lost contact for several years, and our miraculous reunion restored my faith and helped me realize that I am forever connected with her. I am certain the connection between you and Tony will never be broken despite the miles and time which has passed.
The self portrait is incredible... A poet and an Artist...Incredible Tate and the music is perfectly suited to augment this wonderful piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much i reconnected with Tony a few months ago and was just as happy as ever in his co.. read more
Veronica Chandler

6 Years Ago

Smiling ear to ear!!!
While each loved soul has given time

to pursuit of living pleasures

Only by reflecting on life

do I recognize its treasures

Beautifull !!! I loved the closing para with such a deep thought. Awesome piece Tate, thanks for sharing!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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