None Ever Come To Stay

None Ever Come To Stay

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

With them go my joys and sorrows this life spent chasing dreams The grandiose philosophy built of my lofty hopes and schemes

"

Self portrait ink on canvas 24"x18" aged 49


The time trickles by unnoticed

our moments fade away

While their coming and their going

pass us by day to day

 

Each new morn comes by to meet me

as nothing seems to last

The thoughts of youth just melt away

as all become the past

 

With them go my joys and sorrows

this life spent chasing dreams

The grandiose philosophy

of lofty hopes and schemes

 

Younger days when I once believed

I'll sleep when I am dead

Now I feed the mind on learning

I still keep those fires fed

 

Why can't we inherit wisdom

pass along what we know

Given benefit of insight

might help our species grow

 

The generations march to war

pounding drums of glory

Saying it will happen no more

it's the same sad story

 

Gales form around each new child's life

what they don't know be true

The winds foretell what future holds

oh if they only knew

 

The sands of time keep flowing on

our lives to pass away

Some are coming, some are going

none ever come to stay



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© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
We will never make it to enlightenment at the rate we are going. Men just don't live long enough to learn from their mistakes.

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A great piece indeed with loads of wisdom. It happens to us all, soon the young shall be old and they will also fall. Great job!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Levi If only we lived long enough
Regrets, i've had a few...but haven't we all? It is only when we are past the peak of the hill of life and on our way down, that we begin to see those everlasting days of youth and options in the following generations instead of ourselves. And although we can smile at their exuberance, the smile falters a little at the decline of our own.
One day, it will all be behind us, and even in regret, we will hopefully see that we didn't really do all that badly, despite what we think now.
A beautifully poignant and reflective piece Tate. Superb.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lorry. If only we had the benefit of hindsight in youth. But that is sadly never the case... read more
'we are in time a mote of dust,
a pin prick in an ocean sky".Our time on earth is short, there is much to learn and we rarely learn by our mistakes. From the moment we are born, we are doomed to die. As you say, not one of us stays. Wonderful read Tate. An accomplished write.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Christine We are nothing if not war like
Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Sadly that is how we are, but not everyone sings from that sheet.
thanks for entry into my comp with this wonderful poem and music and pic
great combination of words thanks

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

You are welcome Julie
Nice work Tate and how true. You don't realise how fast time travels until you look back! Another faultless presentation and a great song !

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Andrew Nice to see you again. I think the sight might be getting a revival of sorts. I hope so. I.. read more
andrew mitchell

3 Years Ago

indeed how true, just expendable pawns and any survivors are forgotten, while the minority live a lu.. read more
A beautiful piece. You always have such a great presentation to your pieces. accompanying video w/ music and your book covers. It is always a pleasure to read your work.
-Richard


Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Richard Thank you . I have always tried to make my pieces jump off the page if possible.I try to .. read more
Brings to mind the hallowed phrase " Once Upon A Time".....the times of our hopes and dreams, tainted at times by our know it all arrogance. How I wished I would have heeded the advice of my elders in their wisdom.....only to repeat it to my children as time revealed those truths to me. Time is not on our side, giving us mere moments for our species to grow...but for a miracle.......Very thought provoking, Tate! Barbz

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Barb i am so sorry i forgot to comment on this I thank you. Yeah the dreams are always tempered by t.. read more
I can't express how perfect each line of this poem is.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you what can i say to that but Im honored
I really enjoyed this piece. Perfect rhyme scheme and the message progressed all the way to the end. The ending was perfect

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you Rico
wonderful piece Tate....love the flow...you are a beast bro!!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you Tim so nice to see you here tonight i cant sleep
timthy

7 Years Ago

me neither
Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

my son went to college last weekendand i swear it almost tore my heart out but he is coming home for.. read more

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