My Son's Keeper

My Son's Keeper

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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My son how I love him.

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Little Tate and I



 

 

I am my life's sole keeper

in the garden of my dreams

Within it dwell the great hopes

along with all my schemes

 

Why for me only the hard way

has taught my mind since youth

Does it seem could be no other

than a fact and cold hard truth

 

I chose the road that I tread

from my bold disdaining action

I would never listen to another

except to my own satisfaction

 

Lucky that he knows me not

for my sadness hides regret

As they who think to know me

know less the nearer they get

 

My son how I do love him

touching most his dreams within

But all I want for his heart

is to not go where I've been






© 2019 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
How often we look back on the road that wound through our lives? Only to find it would have been much better if we had taken the easy way. But perhaps some of us are destined to blaze trails yet unknown. It was so with me. And yet I can't but think how much I wish something different for my own son. None of us wish our children to hurt others .Nor do we want to see them in pain.

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O.K.
so I try not to completely shower the writer with praise
when I write a review
but oh my god..
I'm such a crybaby lol I'm welling up.
That picture for starters
just looking at it
while reading this
but the way you ended it..
oh my goodness.
I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff. My favorite song is With Arms Wide Open by Creed...
the power of a parents love for a child.
Wowzers.
in short
I loved it
:) You're an amazing writer
They say that in order to write well,
you must write about what you know.
What you're familiar with.
This is a spectacular piece coming from an emotion you know well.
Pity this thing won't let me rate over 100.
You'd have a 110/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Another in my competition good luck again I like this

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Julie
Haha, I've been told I've taken the hard or long way on various things, so I understand completely about how it would've been better taking the easy way. But then again, through the thicket we go on the "road less taken," right?
In terms of parental love and concern, I can't yet relate, but I can understand considering my parents or even simply to any person I care about. I really like how one can interpret and apply the poem to not just a familial relationship. Humans are intriguing--we don't choose the easy way even when we may see one..repeating mistakes..and yet while we can ruthless we can be so warm~
Thank you for this truly touching and thought provoking piece~

Posted 4 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Months Ago

Thank you Chryiss I was lucky most of the time.I got the greatest luck the day Tate was born
this is beautifully written along with the music and pic.thanks so much i love it, very beautiful.
thanks for entering this into my competition, good luck well done

Posted 11 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

11 Months Ago

Thank you Julie he has over the years defined for me my role as a father
Juliespenhere

11 Months Ago

you are most welcome and a very talented writer thanks for entering look fwd to many more contests w.. read more
We all want to spare our children from making mistakes we have made. Truth is, they have to find their own way in their lives. They have to blaze their own path. Filled with paternal love....such a wonderful write. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Lydia Nice to see you. Hope all is well in your world. may we all have a good day today. Thank yo.. read more
I can't imagine how deep you had to dig to reach for this poem, no matter how far you had dug, it was written very well. The feeling of pain to see your son go through the troubles that he faces every day makes you cry, but remember. Every child has their own dream. Never push them down and force them to do something else just because you as a parent doesn't like it. Push them forward and help them in any way you can without taking control of their life.

Inspirational Poems Contest
--Alina The Cacti

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi thank you I wrote this one night thinking of trials my life has seen. It’s funny until you beco.. read more
There are only a few rhyming poems that manage to pull off this kind of a cascading effect. Beautiful!! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you please feel free to peruse any of my works you will find all of them are rhyme and meter I.. read more
Ahhh Tate.. I love this poem .. Our children are so precious to us... I have two sons and their my pride and joy and now I have grandchildren.. there is no greater joy than these children.. awesome poetry..

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you deb I am touched you liked this one it is one of my favorites too
It's hard not to read this and feel a bit of a lump in my throat. We want to shelter our children from the 'bad' but we can't always do that. Beautiful poem Tate.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

He is ten times the man I was a great source of joy to me.
Matching Socks

4 Years Ago

Spoken like a proud papa. :)
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Yeah I look at him and see a reflection in the mirror of the man i use to be

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