Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Those who live forever bonded round a fire and hearth, spin their tales Are stories truly worth the cost of a poor mother's cries and wails


Two friends upon a battlefield

one left on the ground as he dies

In a foxhole, the other sits

listening to his mate's poor, cries


The first man wanted to save his mate

but the Sergeant said, not to go

"You'll only kill yourself instead"

"I can't leave him that's all I know"


The Sergeant went to turn away

as the first man dove from the hole

"I have to save my friend," he said

"if it costs my immortal, soul"


Minutes later he slid back in

clutching his dead friend, in his arms

Mortally wounded, he was now

blood was pouring, from both forearms

 Laid to rest within his friends arms

"a waste" said the Sergeant, to some

"When I found him, he was alive

his last breath said" "I knew you'd come"


Those who live forever bonded

round a fire and hearth, tell the tales

Are stories told, worth the cost

of a poor mother's, cries and wails


Ask a man to die for country

he will die for his friend instead
But no matter why it happens

the poor man is still surely dead


Could we strive to be something more

than a tombstone, upon the ground

Is death the true test of friendship

when Taps plays, the ultimate sound


If we don't learn to love, brothers

extinction will be how Man ends

It's hard to live a life of pride

at the cost of so many friends



© 2020 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Christ said " No greater love has any man than to lay down his life for a friend"
While war seems the ultimate test of this tenant. It is the ultimate shame of humanity. While I see the need of it in WW1 and WW2. These skirmishes since have been needless waste. Humanity will destroy itself if it doesn't stop this. If we don't find the way to forgo war we will all surly die from the shame of it. The countless women and children killed by it are enough reason.

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They say war will end us one day.
Thoughts you've captured here,
Warrant typical epigraphy
For an alternate civilization in
A distant future how
Eloquent and prophetic

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Wars may have two sides to them but they have one purpose DEath
Sir, I have been always a great lover of your writings,the way you craft the message for the humanity in general is commendable and always to be admired. Thank you again for making this world rise from their slumber.In the present context where the COVID 19 has taken plenty of the tolerance of man ,we are witnessing such actions too. Man is turning self centred,hope your poetry awakes him back.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you MSharma I always try to leave a lesson in my work
This is very well written, impressive and strong.
I especially liked the lines "I knew you'd come" and "Ask a man to die for country
he will die for his friend instead"
The poem speaks beautifully of humans while set in humanity's darkest times.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much
Thanks Tate! I needed a good cry this morning. I didnt get through the first stanza before weeping uncontrollably. You really draw the reader in with your words and the elegant way you arrange them...great job!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you tim i forgot to comment on this one
This is great Tate! Courage in a form of words. Very, very true :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

A fantastic poem, draws some intense feelings.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is truly an amazing write. I was literally almost brought to tears, it led me to think of my brother, he may not be fighting on the frontlines but he is still defending this country.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love this. It truly makes me proud of what I do.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on September 2, 2011
Last Updated on August 17, 2020
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