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

© 2019 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

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

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You always present things in such a gracious way.
I think your review from quinnfinn says it all.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 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 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 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 5 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 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

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

5 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 6 Years Ago

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

Posted 6 Years Ago

Beautiful Tate!

Posted 6 Years Ago

You are a good man, instead of being bitter and angry you honoured her with this lovely poem. So sad yet beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago

This is quite lovely Tate, You seem to pay homage to many of the women in your life, very honorable and chivalrous indeed. I don't know if I'd be so happy if I were your wife though. She must be one heck of a woman. Beautiful, pen on.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

my wife is an absolute saint she likes Lucy as much as I do .we both called her this Christmas and l.. read more
Frieda P

6 Years Ago

ha I hear ya, I have a friend from Ireland and sometimes I can barely understand her, especially whe.. read more

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Added on April 21, 2010
Last Updated on March 17, 2019
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