What Love Is Meant To Be

What Love Is Meant To Be

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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It had been six years to the day from that beautiful afternoon As there he knelt, hoping she felt as he had 'neath the harvest moon

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Aris and Andrew on the green at The University of Dayton
8/16/13

Start this adventure six years past

on the day that they both met

For on that day, he put away

all thought of fear or regret

 

He’d held this dream from the minute

of the day they'd become friends

That they would be, held happily

in a marriage that never ends

 

Then just at five fifty seven

he had knelt down upon the green

As all around, a hushed sighed sound

fell across the uncommon scene

 

It had been six years to the day

from that beautiful afternoon

As there he knelt, hoping she felt

as he had 'neath the harvest moon

 

 Only after risking his heart

in hopes that only love can bring

There on the sod, in front of God

gave her his hand clasping the ring

 

To say I was moved is surely

the understatement of the year

For it struck me, as it had she

as both our hearts then shed a tear

 

He had been planning it for months

a treasure for us all to see

And each one knew, so sweet the view

 this is what love is meant to be




Aris and Andrew

Married 6/6/15


The greatest honor ever bestowed upon me,walking her down the aisle

Aris and I last night 

6/6/15


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© 2015 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan
My ex wife and I were asked to dinner a month ago. Andrew asked me for my daughters hand in marriage. I said" have you asked her?" "Nope" he said. "Well what if I said no?" "Well I guess I wouldn't be able to ask her then." "Oh yeah you can marry my daughter I said." So last night we went to dinner in Dayton Ohio. We were near the campus of the University of Dayton. That is where they met 6 yrs ago. I did not know till later it had been that very day 6 yrs ago. Last night exactly 6 yrs to the day at 5:57 pm the moment they had met he got down on one knee in front of his family my family all his friends and hers and proposed on the green. The funny thing is Tate says to me he had visited Aris there yrs earlier at 11 yrs old. Aris had she said "quick Tate hide behind the bookshelf there's this guy who is stalking me he knows I have a boyfriend. But he keeps coming to my room asking me for help with homework But he is as smart as me he doesn't need help" lol It was Andrew her fiancee who won her heart and beat out the guy she was dating for her hand. Ron Andrews father suggested we all go down the street to a pizza place and bar where the kids hang out. We get to the place and open the door. There inside were all of my daughters friends from life. Those Aris went to school with from kindergarten through college including her cousins. They had come from all over the state. Andrews friends had come from further, as far away as Georgia. Now none of the parents on our side knew they were there. It was the most moving scene in recent memory. He had gotten the ring almost a yr ago. But had been saving for it for a yr and a half. He asked her to marry him the very minute on the very spot where they had met 6 yrs before. I know we all left there knowing we had met a master of romance lol. For making my daughters dreams come true I tip my hat to this boy and the father that raised him.

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Surprise follows surprise!
The Great Poet of WC gets all poets and writers to see,wish and rejoice the fabulous,wonderful and divine engagement of Aris and Andrew.
Tate, we are all proud to be your friend.
We are all happy to see the graceful event.
We wish Aris and Andrew happiness of paradise.
Wish them a very happy family as their prize.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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I must confess, Sir Tate, you really painted a picture with this crafty alternate end rhyme. Congratulations on your daughter's marrage. Your poetry really said it all. Well written.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lovely story and beautiful tribute.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Momz
MomzillaNC

2 Years Ago

You’re welcome.
Today I get to witness the finally of this journey as I walk down that aisle. A true Cinderella story for a true princess.

Posted 2 Years Ago


fantastic story .. history .. and God bless the man that asks for a daughters hand! ... and sir ... that is God with a capital "G" ... ;)
fathers and the brothers of brides have an instinctual duty to strike fear into the heart, soul and minds of young men that come-a-courting ..
its the brutes .. those prone past rebellion to violence .. and those so far left and paralyzed ... that shun this sacred path .. to ask the dad for his daughters hand in marriage ... and kind sir ... we know when to say NO ..
no wonder you are moved to poetry for this occasion .. your poem is electric and wondrous .. blessings to you all .. i love this poem Tate! be well to all your family!!! :)
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Einstein thank you for that i didnt notice But i repaired it. Thank you yes it is the fathers dut.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

and that's the way it is .. and that's the way it should be ... i find myself as excited for you and.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Yes that is the way of things and so it should be. Marriage is not a sacrament to be entered into li.. read more
Awwwwwwww. Love it!
So sweet and romantic. Yay!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I know it is what every man ever dreamed of for his little girl. thank you
Matching Socks

2 Years Ago

:-) you're welcome.
This is a beautiful poem tate i love this poem

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks my daughter is partial to this one
melissa

3 Years Ago

You're welcome
wow very nice poem. well planned and structured...keep good poems coming

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much I am Tate nice to meet you i sent you a friend request Id be honored if you'd ex.. read more
Beautiful, so very touching.
Congratulations and best wishes.
Most people wait lifetimes for such a gesture.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Awww this is wonderful news wrapped in a poem and sealed with living memories of love and life :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

hi lynn thank you I am happy they are going to have a great life

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