Our Mistakes

Our Mistakes

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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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

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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

 






© 2021 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

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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 12 Years Ago


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Why, oh why, were we so foolish as to not listen to the voice of experience????

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Ah because that is how we learn best thankyou
we are forged by our trials on this journey everything we come across contributing in its own special way to the outcome..

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Thank you very much S nice to have you here
u never cease to amaze me Tate. you write every day and seem to get so much emotion into your writings. i love it

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Thank you so much i dont know where it comes from Just a deep well I guess
I love your first photo at the top to represent this write. It makes the presentation complete. Nice poem about God and the world of people on this planet that make a nation of many different races and ways of thinking.


Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

We are all the same as far as race goes if we were not we could not have children with each other Wh.. read more
Josie E. Cook M. A.

10 Years Ago

However, it is the different races that make it so special and unique to experience each one's indiv.. read more
Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Truth be told we are all unique. However i was interested to find out that a grain of rice had way m.. read more
I think your author notes say it all. We learn and improve front he misfortunes.

Posted 10 Years Ago


As I often write, a poet who is deservedly well liked...

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Thank you leslie so appreciated
We learn from the mistakes and achieve success after defeats.Your poems are full of messages and there is grace and beauty in whatever you write.You are really a gifted poet

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

thank you so much
Nice. I don't have an in depth comment but I liked it it spoke truth :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

thank you dominique
That's for sure. Great poem as always Tate

Posted 10 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

thank you mark

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Tate Morgan

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