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Damned Pride

Damned Pride

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Every man knows his weakness.



It takes of a man some courage

to admit when he has lost

Then swallow back his hard won pride

which had come at such high cost


All men know of their own weakness

for the temptations of life

They fight themselves to no avail

unhappy without life's strife


For a man is here to suffer

to stand up fast to the gale

To struggle against all lifes odds

to either win, lose or fail


Men who feel this innate desire

tempt the will of unkind fates

To write their names upon life's wall

as one of the worlds true greats


Only when a man has fallen

does he reach his true, found, worth

He knows of nothing until then

of the reason for his birth


A man can always take comfort

in the things he must abide

To gaze in the mirror broken

taking heart from that he tried



© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
All of us are at our best when life is at it's worst.As I tell my son I would much rather you were a good sport in losing .Than a bad winner.We could all learn that lesson a few times.

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Also, this did get me a little teary eyed. So much potential to your work! I look forward to seeing more of it!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Ricky so much
This is very good! I love how you keep up with your rhyme scheme, and the message that you try to convey. I can not think of much to work on, except maybe work on some of the language. I know that can be hard, and also mess up a poem, but sometimes it works out well to incorporate bigger, fancier words. That is of course something we all can work on, overall this is great! Keep up the great work.

Posted 5 Years Ago

We all try our best and hate to fail. Admitting failure is a rare talent. Overcoming it, rarer still. It's hard to admit weakness and even more difficult not to get puffed up when we seem to outstretch our peers.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

As a man i can tell you swallowing ones pride is a hard feat. But it is essential to becoming a whol.. read more

5 Years Ago

It's not easy as a woman either! You're welcome.
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Thank you for inviting me to read your work. I really loved the depth and insight of this poem as well as your note.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you this is a rather old version of a poem I wrote quite a bit ago
I was about to say this is so true! I mean you captured something that happens in not only a man's life but just a person in general, failure is good for everyone, it shows you who you really are and how you can deal with things. great job!

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is so true! I have seen men at their worst and is only than that they realized their worth and what they have.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Wonderfully inspiring...Gives credence to the aphorism that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger...

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love reading your pieces. The words flow so wonderfully, almost as if no matter what you post on here, it would seem as if it was just meant to be. I love the subject of this piece, and your author's note. Amazing.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on November 6, 2010
Last Updated on May 4, 2018
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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