Man

Man

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

By taking life what do we gain rendering us all one has owned Do we inherit sorrowed pain for our own failure to have grown

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Many men awed by another

have then sought out their fellows land

Man shall turn brother on brother

to steal of him his woman's hand

 

How do we claim the virtue love

yet pray to our war in the same

We speak of peace from up above

then kill each other in his name

 

By taking life what do we gain

rendering all someone may own

Do we inherit sorrowed pain

for our own failure to have grown

 

I see good men, both meek and mild

but those who kill so needlessly

Take life of someone’s loving child

depleting all humanity

 

What will they say when we're no more

beware those who kill their own kind

We will become what all deplore

until only the wind you'll find

 
























© 2015 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
A simple note to mark the passing of the human race. If we continue to mortgage our children's futures, someday we will be a footnote to history.

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Frightening thought, the passing of the human race. But I think a few timely warnings, like this very well written and spoken poem, may actually 'save us from destruction'! Very powerful last line. 'until only the wind you'll find'. Scary, but I think some people need to be jolted out of their complacency!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

I’ll tell you lately I have almost given up hope for humanity I think we will kill our selves off .. read more
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

TS Eliot said the world will end, not with a bang, but with a whimper! Third grade level of understa.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

We are sadly being led by a wafer with the capacity of a fifth grader over the edge like lemmings to.. read more
Exquisite, Tate! I'd admire the way it's written even if I didn't agree with the sentiment, but I do. Taking another's life is a special kind of evil.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Jennie hope you are well
Jennie Baron

5 Years Ago

Very well, thanks.
Tate! Yet again another amazing masterpiece. You never cease to amaze ..
xxx
SR

Posted 5 Years Ago


Sarah Redigan

5 Years Ago

Not to depressing at all .. in my opinion sometimes depression lets us see the other side of thin.. read more
Sarah Redigan

5 Years Ago

When gided with sadness
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you I guess we are what we are and yet I see the few moments when we seem to be capable of mor.. read more
Tate, every poem I read of yours is incredible. It's nice to see you venturing into something with a draker tone and feel to it. Also love the positive loud and clear message.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you it is always with a bit of trepidation that i reveal just what lie at the heart of man. ".. read more
realmwriter

5 Years Ago

I haven't a problem with telling the truth of man. I find it difficult though, to write what you are.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

we I can live most things I like however the best of our nature
Wow.





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Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you so nice to see you today I have been working too much lol
MomzillaNC

5 Years Ago

And you. I see where you've been busy and not reviewed much. Life move quickly with a new baby in th.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

yeah i have been working actually havent had a moments peace for 2 weeks
I loved the write,reminded me of a sticker on a truck a while back that said
there are more death`s and wars over religion loved the music choice
Ron

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you I dont know what posessed me to write this one
That's for Goddamn sure. Great poem Tate.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Hey Mark you have seen this lesson in play more than anyone else I know peace friend merry Christma.. read more
There is so much metapoetry to be featured in this - I did not know what to make of it - the title was simple but left the reader open to a lot - your author's note was not quite what I was expecting - but your passion permeates this piece - it is not necessarily an erotic passion, but a passion that shows your love of life and those that you hold dear - that is why I respect your so much

Posted 6 Years Ago


Judy

6 Years Ago

Yes that too - I was part of the Occupy Wall STreet - I was at Zuccotti Park
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I wrote a poem oln that back then that i have here called greed
Judy

6 Years Ago

I willl look for it -
It seems that men were born with the instinct to fight. It may well be the primal urge to protect self and family, or to gain more. Perhaps when all are protected and all are provided for, this need will die, as some vestigal organ, unused, will denigrate with time.

Posted 7 Years Ago


THIS IS RAW...
WE SHOULD ALL...
THINK ABOUT WHAT...
YOU WROTE HERE...
ANOTHER GREAT WRITE...

Posted 7 Years Ago



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