End of Days,  For my father "Eddie Morgan Jr" who died 06/14/15

End of Days, For my father "Eddie Morgan Jr" who died 06/14/15

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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To my father I raise a glass and say "Goodnight Dad thank you for my life"

"

Tony left, Our father Eddie Morgan Jr center, And me to the right in better days.


Both the tears that live in sorrows

along with those born from pain

Echo through the lost tomorrows

that will never come again

 

For I had closed my heart away

as to hide behind a door

So the longing I'd kept at bay

would trouble my soul no more



With the storms brought by the spring

came the April winds sublime

The children's happy feet now sing

pitter-patter keeping time

 

I kept the promise to my heart

burning love has kept me warm

I'll ready for the end in part

with my back turned toward the storm

 

The sun did set upon my chest

as lost, love cried out in me

"Give me life or give me rest"

was the sound of my hearts plea



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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
The night comes when there are fewer days ahead than behind. On that night you realize the folly of your misspent youth was really the joy of your life's adventure. To that I raise a glass and say "Hell Yeah he really lived! Goodnight Dad

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oh Tate that sure is one of the best poems I've read as I love the song as well. Your words as usual penetrate the soul. Life is a journey, and we all may go astray, wandering in roads never taken before, or roads that were taken by others yet they seem so unfamiliar as we don't learn from others' experience all the time .... Lost hopes, sorrows and tears moan inside your heart only to awaken some hunger for a ray of light that would sure give you the rebirth feeling. No matter how long we try to hide from love, it sure finds a way to us, without asking for our permission. The wind, the sun, the spring and the storm ... all those words are only an excellent choice for the flow of your feelings that was easily sensed all along your poem ..... sorry it was too long but it sure hit me hard that one. Loved the photo toooo :D

Mira

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mira ThePoetess

3 Years Ago

I will sure vote for this one as all the rest can't even stand the level of comparison ... you got m.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

How endearing to read such a devout write on a subject we both share thank you
Mira ThePoetess

3 Years Ago

No need to thank me, what touches the heart is what is based upon sincerity and truthfulness. Excell.. read more



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This is really a beautiful write, one of the best I have read lately on this site. Have a super 2017. Valentine

Posted 10 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

10 Months Ago

Mine wasn't nice or kind or gentle but he was
Mine
Valentine

10 Months Ago

I was thinking of all the horse stories you used to write about when we first came on the site. It s.. read more
Tate Morgan

10 Months Ago

Thank you I kind of miss those days now
Great tribute to your father Tate...

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Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Thomas I hope I have done him justice I poured his ashes across the race track where his l.. read more
Beautiful, Tate. And sorry for your loss. My parents are gone, too. I know the feeling. There is a void, now, that will never be quite filled. And, in fact, we learn, I think, to respect that void.

All my best wishes.

Rick

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Rick being a father myself and this being Father's Day the feelings brought up are truly m.. read more
Rick Puetter

1 Year Ago

Hi Tate I can't imagine that your Dad wasn't proud of you. My best regards, Dear Friend!
First let me say, I'm sorry for your loss, which I know must still be quite fresh in your heart. Your poem is a beautiful tribute, altho I can't really say I can see or feel anything about your dad from this poem (just a personal preference, not a criticism of your approach to the topic). The way I read it, stanza 2 prevails. I'm guessing you are keeping a little distance from a full & vivid outpouring of your feelings, by crafting this perfect formal-sounding tribute, with notes of sorrow as well as hope, but definitely not too specific. I apologize if my observations are too harsh, especially considering your loss & the clear fact that this is a perfectly-expressed tribute that us mere mortals only aspire to! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

You are correct in that i showed less personal sorrow as It is such a internal thing to share. I wan.. read more
this is one of the best i have read till now
truly amazing
this has that pain in it
thanyou for sharing this lovely writing with us

from
indian beauty


Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I hope i did my father justice.
Very beautiful tribute and words of your love for your father and times gone by. Well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Willard This one is very personal and painful for me
The part that resonated most to me was,

"I'll ready for the end in part,
with my back toward the storm."

Because when our parents die, it really comes home to most of us that we aren't immortal. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I have to say it sure makes you feel like you are next in line to the river Styx as you fi.. read more
Annacate

2 Years Ago

And that could be another poem in and of itself.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

i have been thinking along those lines as i stand on the precipice. I have a son only 19 yet and am .. read more
well done! top notch ... your language is elevating for me .. in reading and listening to the music i find myself easily placed in a small country church ... with hushed sighs of sorrow and joys .. i think your dad is very very proud of you Tate .. and thank you for the link that brought me here :) so symbolic as i see you and others placing his ashes at the start/finish line ... apparently so much a part of his and your family's lives ... such a beautiful and worthy poem ..
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you I really felt it appropriate for his story to be bigger than life as the best of the track.. read more
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Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

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Excellent and heartrending write Tate...so sorry for your loss...and a great photo...thank you for posting...Rose

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi rose thank you so nice to see you back again Losing a father is not an easy thing to take
~I just saw your status message, you have my deepest sympathies Tate. It is never easy to lose a dad, the patriarch of the family. By your words It is clear he was a special guy. But I think that goes without saying. I wish you and your family all the best in this difficult time~

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Exactly. Perhaps somehow that is a gift in disguise. Your father raised a good son, I'm sure whereve.. read more
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

I shall take that on faith as you are a good friend and hope you are right .Thank you
Relic

2 Years Ago

You're welcome Tate.

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