Ivor

Ivor

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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It would seem my friend has faced the last sunset as he did life, with dignity. This is for our friend and fellow poet Ivor, Poeticpiers

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He sees the world through learned eyes

that have witnessed many affairs

All the rising, falling empires

through history's gaze he now stares

 

But on they come from far and wide

beating a path up to his door

As if what they had to offer

he had never heard of before

 

Yet still they will not stop trying

to sell him wares of their own ways

And save the soul of this good man

before he meets his end of days

 

As a product of the old school

he's seen it and done it before

There is no need to prove himself

to each child who comes to the door

 

They could stand an education

from this man with a long life span

Never try to teach an old bard

on the new ways of god and man

 








© 2019 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Ivor is one educated kind soul .Whose intelligence leaves him the unenviable task of having to witness the truths of life. Thankfully he possesses the heart of a lion and soul of a poet He is a humble man .I am sure he will protest that he does not deserve this. But I say he does. Who are you going to believe? It would seem upon investigating last night that the reason I hadn't heard from my friend of late is that he passed away. I will miss him. He drove me to excellence and made me admire him. Goodnight Ivor my friend from across the pond. Ivor wrote me 16 poems over the years as he did with his friends most of them anyway. We exchanged thoughts and ideas. But he could not imagine how this one would drive me to create all the poems I call my own. Thank you Ivor for taking me under your wing when I first came here.
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I sooo love him!! He is one of the finest men I know and have had the pleasure to meet. This song is one of the greatest fitting peaces that so reminds me of him.. You have hit the nail on the head with your wonderful words and tribute to one of the finest out there my friend.

Just amazing!

Mags xxx

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I enjoyed revisiting this tribute. Old poets live on.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Months Ago

Hi Cherrie thank you I remember Ivor well. He was a great guy. I miss the old Bard.
I did not know him and will be looking for some of his words. Your words are a beautiful tribute. It is good to sing the praises of those writers that go before us.

Thank you for sharing Tate.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you he was a great man
Tate thank you for introducing me to Ivor.. Your words speak highly of him and I am so impressed I would love to meet him... that sounds so wonderful Tate... I know you are honored.. I would be... Excellent.. I would love to take lessons from him... hugs dear Tate..
Debbie

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you yes he was a great man. In every sense of the word. He was admired by all who knew him and.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

I am sorry to have to tell you He has passed away I found this out a few weeks ago off facebook
I remember this lo lovely written tribute to our friend ivor.:sorry to hear of his passing..he wrote two poems for me.as he did for many of us..he was a true perfectionist and great writter ..indeed, he will be missed

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Wasnt he though no half done stuff from him perfect punctuation grammar diction rhyme and meter he w.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

ivor wrote poems to all of his good friends much our delight
  Fran Marie

5 Years Ago

Yes...it was delightful to read how he viewed us
A fitting tribute and lovely write. I have not been here that long, and I will have to read his writes.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

He was an absolute perfectionist for rhyme and meter and great guy thank you He use to rant about th.. read more
RIP Ivor…
What a character his photo shares..
As always Tate.. lovely tribute

Posted 5 Years Ago


Renée

5 Years Ago

That is what we are here for.. improvement.. What a gift he gave you… as a friend and mentor
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

He has my respect and i tip my hat in deference to his character and friendship.
Renée

5 Years Ago

I know (hugs)
Stellar homage Tate...didn't know of this poet, but I feel as though I did, after you shared his flavorful essence here.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you frieda
omg....wonderful write...:))

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you I thought a lot of him
Very sweet of you to show Tribute
to this kind friend of yours My friend I didn't know
him so wouldn't know if he was or wasn't.


I never knew him but I hope he is Resting in peace
thank you for sharing.

Blessings. Benita

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you benita He was a stellar man
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

5 Years Ago

Intelligent and active man I am guessing but am thinking you mean he was more of a Intelligent man .. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

you are correct
Ivor can also be prickly when he wants to. If you would like to find out just try disagreeing with him. Been there, done that. I'm sure that he enjoyed this ode to him. Your friend in words, Pete

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

He has always been a treasure of a gentleman to me I am eternally grateful for him
OTownPete

6 Years Ago

It's good to have a mentor and bensfactor. I am happy you found that in Ivor.
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

me too I made a good student and gave as good as i got it helps when minds agree. MY ex wife and i d.. read more

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