Not Me Us

Not Me Us

A Poem by Tate Morgan

No hungered child is a lost soul Nor a beggar be taught how to live By preaching morals to the poor We take from whom we should give


  Bernie Sanders

 Bernie Sanders

Many men are at times misled

as most could be thought of as blind

Measuring by what they won't do

instead of to whom they were kind

Attempting to build an empire

judging themselves by what they deny

Thinking them best who resist temptation

be it a crime for a man to cry

No hungered child is a lost soul

nor a beggar be taught how to live

By preaching morals to the poor

we take from whom we should give

Goodness is not what we won't do

nor a question of who we exclude

It is an unselfish act of Humanity

to see ourselves in those we include

© 2020 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
How many times do we walk by those we could so easily help?

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Five stanzas of near perfect poetry. Each stanza is a self-contained lesson (parable) and they are tied together by the title and pictures. The styles of individual lines are consistently interesting (stilted language in some ways, archaic in other ways, but all working together for the overall effect of the theme). And, a good theme - God's work (if you think God needs an apostrophe to help His work, check line 16. Great work on this one.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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It is like the apostle James said. " Faith without works is dead. Show me your faith without works and I shall show you my faith through my works."

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

I agree if a man
Needs rewarded in the end for things he should do by conscience there is som.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Fabian such a good soul are you
A very philosophical piece
and so true

we preach more than we do

its one of humanity's biggest false logic

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Nisreen I am sorry thus took two days to answer I have been extremely caught up in other .. read more
Precious Seconds

4 Years Ago

No worries ..... its fine :)
Beautiful Tate. This touched my heart. The song choice is excellent. A favorite of mine from all those years ago. I find myself singing it often especially at night when I go out to look at the stars. Now when I sing it or hear it your poem will be a part of my consciousness.

How many times ....... ?

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you jack It is always foremost in my thoughts. That is will man be able to get past his infan.. read more
Those last lines say it all. :D

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

thank you Momzilla I hope the world grasps this dream and makes it their own.

4 Years Ago

yvw :D
excellent.. writing as always Tate... i hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New year...

Posted 5 Years Ago

You speak of the divine nature of every human being, Tate!

It is so true. I am not amazed now, that you speak of such lines, as I have begun to learn about, that all good things come from within, that the man's heart is only the place to look for God!

"It is an unselfish act of Humanity
to see ourselves in those we include"

It is strange yet unfortunate if people are remembered for what they withheld to themselves, and did not give back. Because, things in this world don't behave that way. A red object looks red because it gives back the red colour, and withholds all other.

I just want to cling this poem to my heart, and live with this idea day and night! Thanks for this gift!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you The world has no idea what treasure is.Treasure is the child you gave a smile. The grandmo.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

A man must show that he is worthy of the gifts of strength and honor By his deeds for others

4 Years Ago

Tate, your true and genuine words reach deep down into my being.
I reflect upon them and fi.. read more
oh ya got me with the song. Its one of my favorites. I wonder about the limited capacity for empathy we have as I read this. The poem is right on - but why is it that we are so callous? Perhaps we we are only able to absorb so much pain and suffering before we simply go numb. Speaking of the general populace of course. I think there are those who - as I heard spoken about Abe Lincoln - drip melancholy. Perhaps that is why some of us are so poignant - we are saturated and we must drip the contents of our heart. Like you. Peace.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

I sure hope that is true of me thank you
This piece reflects wisdom of the ages and is so softly spoken at the same time as it is firmly stated. Once again, your well crafted words, carefully selected beautiful image and music come together to make magic.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Beautiful piece Tate. I loved reading it!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Man oh man. I have to stop reading your poetry today... cuz yer killing me. Lol. Fantastic write... and so very much along the lines of my current search in this life. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on April 3, 2010
Last Updated on February 24, 2020
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Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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