Gods Test

Gods Test

A Poem by Tate Morgan

She walked aside our church each day just hoping to catch a good look Inside the house where god did stay along with that great ornate book



There was a woman I once knew

who lived over across the tracks

Unlike the side where others grew

from labor off of her friends backs


She walked aside their church each day

just hoping to catch a good look

Inside the house where God did stay

along with their great ornate book


When asked how she might join his church

the priest didn't know what to say

He promised her he'd do research

and he'd get back to her someday


Inevitably they would meet

as God brought their souls together

Meeting again out in the street

in the cold December weather


"Sorry I haven't helped you dear"

"well God has answered my prayer

Saying what I wanted to hear

that I could join if I dare"


"He gave me just this one warning

they are particular at best

He has tried to join each morning 

but he could never pass your test"



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Isn't it sad that the least of us have to teach all the most about us

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Although the ending here is a bit ironic, there is no doubt that it is the central message imparted. Too many times the "Godly" look down at their noses at those they deem unworthy. The biggest irony being that if you are Christian, the savior you follow, chose to spend his time with the lowest of lows in society. And so some may see this as amusing, I choose to read it as a cautionary tale, because it is true, you never know who God is using to test you.
I have enjoyed reading your work and will be stopping by to read more on a regular basis. While I tend to express myself in free verse most of the time, I do appreciate the more traditional forms of your iambic quatrains.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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5 Years Ago

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5 Years Ago

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5 Years Ago

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I don't often see a lot of sarcastic fun pointing at hypocrisy in your writing and I find I thoroughly enjoy the good humor in this piece. Excellent job at turning a concept upside down to show what it inherently wrong with the concept.

Posted 7 Years Ago

the least of us is what the most is all about

Posted 8 Years Ago

that picture is large and scary!

but the poem i love it. i love that it has a spiritual nature. we put our faith through such great test but we are so naive when it comes to secular things. I adore this one

Posted 8 Years Ago

your poem has a classic yet contemporary touch to it..
great work

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love going back into peoples "vaults", back to where poems lay dead sometimes, until a miner like me picks his way down, and finds gold like this..


Posted 9 Years Ago

Love the way this one twisted around. Nice work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem feels biblical ha. Classic old wise hag shows up slightly younger higher status dude.

Posted 9 Years Ago

In light of recent revelations.........this hits home, the old woman wiser than a man of God...........how wise. I loved the flow and clear picture you portray.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on July 2, 2010
Last Updated on April 16, 2015
Tags: poetry, theology, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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