A Poem by Tate Morgan

For when could I say that i believed I was such a treasured soul




Lucy Hamilton

 Princess of Ireland

When could I say that I believed

I was such a treasured soul

To give up the life you've conceived

for a chance at half not whole


Having tasted the nectar of life

who can say they would pass it on

For years full of trouble and strife

filled with all of what was, now gone


Life wasn't meant to cost so much

that you pay for your love in tears

I couldn't bear it to be such

that I cost you unhappy years


Many a night I looked up in awe

to the sweet sky above my head

Longing to be that star you saw

to hear the wistful things you said


So now I lie in wait for dawn

watching the stars all twinkle out

Dreaming of things that were, now gone

we never thought we’d live without

© 2020 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
To Lucy Hamilton of Ireland. Brightest star in the Northern sky.

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Boy, this flowed like a pleasant stream, well done!

Posted 9 Months Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thanks JE it was an attempt to meld emotion to prose
JE Falcon

9 Months Ago

It worked very well.
In a different lifetime, the things that could have been...
Dreams, wishes, a thousand things that were an impossible childhood at best. Somehow, that's what this brings to mind. But what a gal! Yes, I can see why she would inspire. And a princess, too! Tate, I am blown away.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

We are still close still call and talk all the time. What I think 🤔 what if?
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Admiration of a poet is really unmatched. And that inspiration comes with bright light for us to see the star... Well done mr. Tate...

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Pax I'm happy to hear that i touched someone's soul this week.
Well 'over you' takes me back. The sixties and seventies really had some music that is so good even now full of inner feelings of loss and yet finding a bit of a twinkle somewhere, a reason to be happy. Your poem was beautiful in the same way it has a thankful thread running through it. Even in loss there is the hope, the feeling of connection to what was into the wish of what is wished to be. Sentimental read.
Yes your author's note says it all. To Lucy Hamilton. I would love to know what your personal thought was which inspired this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Kathy. Well at the time I was so smitten that my heart broke in a hundred ways. I am surprised i .. read more
You always present things in such a gracious way.
I think your review from quinnfinn says it all.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you Lyn so nice to hear today
Written beautifully, loved every word! And the background story to it was also touching. Great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

Thank you Cameron It was a hard thing to live with She and i are both best friends even now years la.. read more
She is pretty love the poem keep sending to me to read

Posted 8 Years Ago

There is an old country song I heard once...I wish I could remember it. One line that stood out...
"one of God's greatest gifts is unanswered prayer"...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

i remember it well Thank you . It is a good thing that she and i are still best friends

9 Years Ago

I think it is a beautiful thing.
It's wonderful that you were able to remain friends after being more. So many friendships are destroyed when the relationship ends. And so very kind and understanding of your wife to love you enough and have the trust to be ok with it.

Very lovely words for obviously a lovely person.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is so good Tate..it touches my heart and brings fond memories to my mind.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 21, 2010
Last Updated on July 11, 2020
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love


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