Why Me?

Why Me?

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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What have I learned in my trials so far

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Scout and I 

What have I learned in my trials so far

I think all I need know for now

Been broken, tattered and forlorn

then beaten and made to bow

 

With time our life so gives

then alongside it must take

Carving character as it goes

a better man of us will it make

 

As I no longer ask the question

God traded me wisdom for truth

Teaching me the meaning of life

in exchange he took my youth

 











© 2023 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Reflections on the inner self

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But would we go back, Tate? It's nice to think that a second crack at youth would be nice, but not if we had to forgo the lessons we've learned on the journey. You have the gift of making the reader stop and consider your poems in the light of their own lives, and this makes them truly worthwhile.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you Dave my theory on this is that though they are my experiences and thoughts the music and t.. read more



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Very nice reflection. Sounds grateful. I liked it

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thanks Kessel I appreciate that
When reaching in, some see out. Thanks! --- I especially liked the end,
"As I no longer ask the question
God traded me wisdom for truth
Teaching me the meaning of life
in exchange, he took my youth"
However, in my case, I gave my Youth.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Youth that gift that keeps on giving thank you
A very beautiful testimony... God works in wondrous and mysterious ways...
that is why we have the power of choice. Lessons learned in our youth...
can develop into wisdom that becomes poetry. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Pat it is with humility that we all come to our end. However the value of a man lies not in what .. read more
Many sadly in their youth go astray and can become a pain in the backside to their parents and others. It has always been that way. Most grow out of it and regret it and move on having learned some tough lessons. Others never get back on track. Your lines I am sure will be relatable to many. Thank you Tate. It seems faith has played a strong part in your character building, some don't even get to experience that. There is much strength in your words.

Chris

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Faith is a fickle master in me I can’t say one way or another how I believe I find I trust in my o.. read more
Chris Shaw

5 Years Ago

There are certainly many higher on the pole than I. I tend to trust my own judgement these days. Hav.. read more
When I was offered wisdom from those before me,and heard the words from the one who bore me, I was deaf, dumb and blinded. Then, as I walked the trail of life, and understood my brothers strife, those words that I rejected became my words reminded. Barbz

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

Very nice thank you Barb
Barbz

7 Years Ago

What a privilege, Life. It gets better when seasoned. Wishing you many many more years of you and .. read more
a profound write my friend,you traded wisdom for your youth,
never really thought about it like that but your exactly right

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

Thank you my venerable friend. Yeah that is the trade off we give up our innocence and hence our you.. read more
If we could do it again, with all the knowledge gained on our Life's journey… would we? And, if we did, would we change anything? If we changed anything, what would change in the journey? What would we lose of our original path? What in our now, would we be willing to loose for the chance for some other future? Who would we risk never knowing? A very thought provoking write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

I dont know what id do different Probably nothing Thank you
MomzillaNC

9 Years Ago

YW. Keep moving forward…
Beautiful, it reminds me of "Clouds" by Joni Mitchell: I've looked at life from both sides now. It's life's illusions I recall. I really don't know life at all.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you valormore I dont remember what brought this one on No doubt a deep question that was self .. read more
Loved it Tate. Especially the last 4 lines...Very Powerful!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

thank you sir
I really loved this poem.....excellent in all respects. As well as an outstanding writer you are also a talented Artist! - Helena :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Hi Helena i have always hoped you would one day return to us as I have missed you so Thank you
Helena

9 Years Ago

Thank you dear Tate. Got totally tied up in "life matters" you know how it is. Really hoping I am .. read more

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