Our Mistakes

Our Mistakes

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

Are we but images made of God his work in labored progress Made from the dust and the sod our one sheer moment of happiness

"




We come to terms with our mistakes

to strive, to try, then fail, to win

Seeing what bitter food it makes

tasting the tempting fruits of sin

 

Looking back along the past

succeeding through our strain

Makes us value life at last

with its unending strife and pain

 

Who once failed, find triumph sweet

where once stumbled, cry beware

To the other unaccustomed feet

victory comes to those who dare

 

Are we but images made of God

his work in labored progress

Made from the dust and the sod

our one sheer moment of happiness

 

What strife encumbers, the soul awakes

learning the errors, of our troubled route

Through sorrows, of our sad mistakes

come truths, we could not live without

 






© 2018 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
We face them every day, and sleep with them every night. Our character is defined by how we deal with our mistakes! For those of us who learn best the hard way this is both bittersweet and true

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

As always a lovely piece that is both thought provoking, honest, and simply beautiful. Truly I am most envious! While reading this piece with its lovely - and when speaking of your writing characteristic - lyrical nature that seems to beg one to sing it; I was moved to think of the oldest complete piece of music we have found, the Seikilos epitaph. The lyrics when translated from the original Greek read approximately (this is my own translation, so please be cautious, ha!):

While you live, shine, don't suffer anything at all; life exists only a short while and time demands its toll.

The music that accompanies it is quite beautiful I would recommend seeking it out. Back to point. I could not help but feel repeated here the theme of pain, pleasure, suffering and joy which seems to be an eternal question and inspiration to men and women throughout time. It gave me a lovely sense of belonging.

My own ramblings aside, bravo as always, and again thank you.
A.E.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

Full of profound 'truths' and well told. We certainly do learn by our mistakes, and it is probably the best way to learn!


Posted 1 Year Ago


Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

AH, but you may be more like David than you realise ... in the World's great Universal Consciousness.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I agree you must suffer
Great Aunt Astri

1 Year Ago

er ..... to be beautifu!! I don't think one needs to suffer much if we just accept ourselves as are
Wonderfully penned as usual with wisdom that reaches from your pen to the readers mind. I always enjoy reading your poetry my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hey Eddie nice to hear from you Miss you
What can I possibly say that hasn't been brought forth? Your words, as always, delight and bare the soul. Your passion that rings out with each written word makes me feel as if I'm looking over your shoulder and swirling around in those thoughts of yours... You spellbind me each and every time....
Loved this!!!!
Mags xo

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

You make me smile and give my life meaning Thank you
Magdelena

1 Year Ago

Ditto my sweet friend.
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Love you dear
I absolutely loved this poem. It was very thought provoking. Your word choice is extremely exceptional and it flowed very nicely. You choose some words that really stand out and bring meaning to your poem. I found it to be a great representation of a motivational piece. Reading it I felt like it was saying that you just become better with every mistake. Just because you make one doesn't define you. It's how you grow and learn that matters. A mistake is not an end. It's a chance to learn and to grow.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ashley you have correctly defined the purpose and message of this work. I can tell you it .. read more
Ashley Lytle

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. I completely agree with the message this poem shares.
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you so much
love the lesson in this Tate! the strife, pain and failures all can bring us a sweet acceptance ... such a funny irony the strengths we hold ..both physical and emotional and of the mind ... (the heart holds 5 backup plans to keep beating;) but we are so very frail at the same time ... its that same frailty that turns us to the Spiritual ... something i dare say we would not do otherwise .. took me 3X's reading to finally get these lines ;)
"where once stumbled, cry beware
To the other unaccustomed feet"
then i'm like ...duh! :)
fine grass roots and dusty road music ..
thanks for sharing Tate!
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Yes! Yes! "Hope springs eterna"l as does the immortal soul! Oh I so loved this review!!!
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

pleasure to read your poems Tate .. never a disappointment
Another thought provoking piece with crafty rhyme scheme and a simple message.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Hi RICO Thank you it is a simple idea yet a truth
Rico X

4 Years Ago

Truth is always simple human beings make it complex by over analysing it....
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

i so agree rico thank you
Awesome poem keep up the great work

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

I like this one too glad you do
melissa

5 Years Ago

You're welcome
i really like it Tate, i don't know how to deal with my mistakes....what is right? to let go and move on..or remember them always !!!! i hate sins...and i can't tolerate thinking about them...i end up shaking my head to get it off my thoughts...thank you tate for having such delicate soul that speaks out on behalf of us :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

The thing about mistakes or as some think of them sins is that they tug at our conscience. It is ok .. read more
A lifetime of learning. Enjoyed this thoroughly.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Minisla I appreciate that
This poem links so well with your poem "young love", the same concepts stand out from different situations, same flow of thoughts, we could say we can catch your poetics from these verses. These are the verses of a wise man and an expert poet (but i admit, my judgement goes over style and reach personal preferences: I love your frequent use of quatrains and even more, the way you use them collecting one micro-concept in every stanza; i can relate to this technique since i try to do the same in my poetry)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you yes i do that I try to capture a single concept in each quatrian that when put together te.. read more
外人 (Gaijin)

5 Years Ago

that's exactly what I try to do ! Easy to understand why i love your poems, i can relate so easily w.. read more
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

I thank you I try to make them as simple as possible and use few metaphors simply relating an event .. read more

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

5252 Views
94 Reviews
Shelved in 5 Libraries
Added on March 29, 2012
Last Updated on May 16, 2018
Tags: poetry, phylosophy, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love

Author

Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



About
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx more..

Writing
Bernie Bernie

A Poem by Tate Morgan



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Downfall Downfall

A Poem by A. Amos


Thoughts Thoughts

A Poem by Tate Morgan