Tin Man

Tin Man

A Poem by Tate Morgan

it is such a strange thing to be human



I hear the rhythm of the rain

wind-whipped drops falling to the ground

Tapping on the old window pane

there's music in that lonesome sound


Skipping through the morning shower

daisies covered by mist in dew

Calm and warm so tame with power

life springs forth all fresh and anew


Watching the world's sins melt away

gifting life with the chance to be

Feeling the sun light up the day

washing the blues away from me


Like the man built solely from tin

with a chest full of broken dreams

The rain falls softly on my skin

nothing quite the way that it seems


Watching the clouds that turn to rain

falling on the glass by and by

They run down from the window pane

before the grace of you kneel I


© 2019 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Such a metaphor for my own life the tin man. Often I am right as rain. Moments later set by depression and doubt. Then the rain comes washes away the blues and I am fine again. The sun comes up and shines upon me again.All my worries pale in consequence.

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Hi Tate, After having a break I find this easier too read...Sometimes when you have been working n your own work it's hard to get into a different rhyme, so my fault not yours! I was going to add to my original comment but it seems it has been deleted?!

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank you you were correct i think

7 Years Ago

Don't rely on me! do what you think is right, I have been working on several pieces of writing recen.. read more
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7 Years Ago

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Posted 8 Years Ago

Love it, and the song going with it. You capture this well, and love the image of the tin man as well.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Brilliant write, so much like my own mental state.
I enjoyed this very much.
Thankyou for sharing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I really enjoyed reading this, as well as realizing my inner tin man.

Great work!

Posted 10 Years Ago

this pretty good

Posted 10 Years Ago

I loved the thin man when i was a little girl, the man wonted a heart! how noble that is, and he already had one... something like Miguel Pinero's - "Seeking the cause"!
I like the rhyming and the story... Beautiful poem!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Love the music by the way!

Posted 10 Years Ago

I love the Wizard of Oz! This is a lovely poem. I can just imagine what it would be just to stand there helpless and rusty without being able to move in such a beautiful and magical world like Emerald City.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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84 Reviews
Shelved in 3 Libraries
Added on May 28, 2010
Last Updated on December 7, 2019
Tags: poetry, phylosophy, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH

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