Foolishness

Foolishness

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Wine is better for us than bran it takes the bitter from the scorn With each drink grows a bigger man each bottle downed and one is born

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Payton and I enjoying the god given treasures of Love,Life,Laughter and family

 

Drink to mans lofty hopes my friend

think of ourselves as something great

Where we pretend starvation’s end

as beauties walk and watch our gait

 

Fill the glass and drink your repose

we were both good sinners as well

Living our lives as we suppose

one foot in Heaven, one in Hell

 

Wine is better for us than bran

it takes the bitter from the scorn

With each drink grows a bigger man

each bottle downed and one is born

 

We tipped the glass to innocence

as the light reflected each face

Circling embers in suspense

around the campfires of our race

 

So take the cheer and fill it up

as masters of the universe

And think it not on empty cup

nor to brothers with empty purse

 

May god forgive our foolishness

we talked of many things that night

But what we lacked was loves caress

and cheer of child within our sight

 

Thinking we were not life’s keeper

we never worried on their end

For why would we fear the Reaper

nor did we help a single friend

 

Don't wait till your life is all done

to learn the lessons of a fool

Know the rewards of self are none

where love of others is the rule


 

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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Why is it we strive for power over everything and everyone? Only to find in later life that we wasted much of our time feeding our vanity instead of our friends. May we all strive to know the feeling of love of ones nature instead of admiration and fear of ones finances. It is the love of your nature that will fill the hearts of others when they think of you. Those same people will always wish for your company and treasure your blessings upon them and theirs.

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Great write. Great picture. Just remember, some never find it and other's don't live long enough to use it. This is a difficult write, and you've tackled it here with seasoned wisdom and deft prose. I think this is one of your best pieces. And most meaningful.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Roarke it is always best to take ones virility with a little humility and the responsibili.. read more



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I don't remember seeing this one Tate. The word wisdom is engraved in this and your talent for writing undeniable.

Excellent poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Relic my friend thank you This one was especially hard to write i spent many a sleepless night on it.. read more
We are all one foot in heaven and the other in Hell... as good a way as any to be Id suppose!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Tomas sorry i forgot to comment on this. You are right we are all half good half bad it is the duali.. read more
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

2 Years Ago

Don't worry Tate! Happy Christmas and lots of writing in 2017!
Drinking...hehehe...done that whenever i could get my hands on alcohol. it's funny, how i believed, that i need it, to live through the bad parts of life...but that was back then.. lot of water ran down the Danube since then. and guess what. i forgot only one thing ever since. that is : why did i ever drink? who knows?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Yeah been down that road as well and screamed from the mountaintops as well. None of it meant a dam.. read more
A resounding WOW is my only response! you continue to mesmerize me with the artistry and melding of words, reflections, and emotions that grab hold, and never let go! Great work!!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Tim this one does feel a bit inspired as I look back It melds the thoughts of all my work .. read more
Very well penned Tate. A wonderful flow with an inspirational message.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Helena you know How I am with metered rhyme i have to have them exact rhymes and exact met.. read more
What a perfect description of the nature of man. It's funny. I am sitting in the bar my mother owns right now watching people drink. They drink to forget their troubles and the troubles of the world. They drink to forget for even just a moment about their wives and their kids. Some even drink because it is the only way they can calm down. Others, they drink just for the fun of it or to remember things of the past. And I just sit with my water or hot tea and watch them do it. I think of how I don't want to be like them. I don't want to forget. I want to remember the troubles and help fix them. Enough about me!! Great poem Tate, I always enjoy reading your work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

time is truly the healer however i took up writing and the result is my 3 books and my works here
Missy Lorraine

6 Years Ago

There you go. For me, I have many escapes. Music, art, writing... After my first boyfriend broke up .. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

it seems to work for me After 8 yrs i finally told my father i wrote the books
This is such a great poem worthy of all your your writes .. I am honored to have you as a friend.. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you I am touched
Cranky Old Bear

6 Years Ago

Your most welcome :)
"Fill the glass and drink your repose

we were both good sinners as well

Living our lives as we suppose

one foot in heaven, one in hell"~ You have always evoked such deep thoughts, Tate...
This is timeless...a lesson in which I take with an open-heart, and listen to a wise voice.



Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Hi Robbie We are not so different you and I are we? Thank you
Robbie~xoxo~

6 Years Ago

I believe we are very much alike...so I've been told. :))
my pleasure...

than u so much for entering and sharing this poem. this was a very insightful poem. some regrets u may have perhaps? thank u for having the courage to admit this, write about it and share. well done

Posted 6 Years Ago



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