For My Child

For My Child

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

If insight be what you lack then son take it all from me I shall give it to you freely in hopes that you may see

"



Tatertot

 

If insight be what you lack

then son take it all from me

I shall give it to you freely

in hopes that you may see

 

If love is what you should seek

what tales my heart might tell

It has known heights and depths

of the soul as deep as a well

 

If I could grant precious wisdom

to enlighten your fair sight

I'd say play with your children

teach each how to fly a kite

 

But learn these old lessons now

while I am here that you might see

For the day will sometime come

when my light shall cease to be

 

That eve my heart be silent

its music shall play no score

The mind will  go dusk quiet

to be heard from never-more

 

But heard next day the singing

will float out above the din

The Caroling Angels call

beckoning me to come back in

 

On that distant fateful morning

I'll stand before them to say

" I washed my soul with happiness

then taught my son to play"

 

 













© 2018 Tate Morgan



Author's Note

Tate Morgan


For life's time waits on none of us.
It masters fate with earnest callous.
Caring for none in favored mercy.
Helping not who it shows malice.

The times they are a changing .

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This is such a meaningful poem and I loved every word.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Love this poem, and now with grandchildren around, it is more meaningful now more than ever! Wonderful work here

Posted 8 Years Ago


Aw this is so beautiful. There is nothing more beautiful to to play and spend time with out children.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This picture is so cute. its sweet that you wrote a poem for your child.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Beautiful. Simply beautiful. Great poem tate :) :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


A beautiful tribute to your son.

Posted 8 Years Ago



I might have replaced the line -

"of the soul as deep as a well"

with

"Of soul deeper than the deepest well"

It is a fantabulous creation and stuffed with emotion. Albeit I'm not a father yet myself, I couldn't help but feel the fatherly poetic inspiration which has motivated this poem. Indeed it reminds me of A. Lincoln's letter to the school teacher of his beloved child. The emotion so very well encapsulated herewith also instaantly remind me of Shakespeare's

"As a decrepit father takes delight
To see his active child do deeds of youth,"

Well done Tate.

On a more critical note - A poet of your caliber will do wonders if he manages to perfect the nuances of metrical poetry to bring more rhythm in.

Best Wishes,
Sagar


Posted 8 Years Ago


That is so beautiful

Posted 8 Years Ago


wow Such Beauty this touched my heart. i love this line.
But learn these old lessons now
while I am still here with thee
For the day will sometime come

when my light shall cease to be
this i can Relate to we can teach them and hope we did a good job even when we play with them out side going to the park what ever it maybe

this is going to my Favorites in my Library thank you for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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