Black Jack Drake

Black Jack Drake

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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How wondrous the child like mind who dreamed of immortality He'd leave his mark upon this world that never knew morality

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My rendition of Son Tate Graphite on canvas

My son was just a little boy

when he started saving treasure

To him it was each man's duty

to rule by bluster and measure

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His heart was set on protection

of this hoard he'd kept in his bag

Filled with pride he was elated

a tough pirate who'd earned his swag

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I'd watch as he would sail his sloop

off to some distant hallowed land

To wrest the natives of their loot

leaving their blood upon the sand

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His first-mate's name had been Jack Tar

from a story that we had read

He neither asked nor gave quarter

to the clansmen who now lay dead

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The sloop was built of a tree house

that we had hammered for three days

Not a bad deal for a pirate

with livelihood that always pays

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Many a coward met his end

on the deck of the Black Jack Drake

They begged for mercy every time

but were strung up for the men's sake

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How wondrous is the child's mind

who dreamed of immortality

He'd leave his mark upon the world

in so doing, he then touched me

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Little could he have known back then

the paths of dreams that he had paved

Were stored within his father's heart

where they were written down and saved

 




First day of College the reason we play those games as children to ready us for our life.





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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
It is a boys dream to be the hellion that turns the world upside down.To then be the envy of all his fellows.And my son was no different.The ship the Black Jack Drake is named for the great Pirate Drake Cooper. Who holds the spirit of all children and the heart of this man. So cheers. Here's to far away lands and dreams coming true! All children share in the greatness of dreams.
Tate

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Oh WOW Tate....you always manage to bring a tear to my eye with such beautiful words and song! I wish the same for my son, all his wonder and the fabulous young man he has become. I only hope he has the same confidence and hope that I have for him. I have stored, written and photographed each of those moments in my memories, diary and photos:) No one can take that away from me...they're my memories, my feelings, my today:) I remember singing Joni Mitchell's "Circle Game" to him as a lullaby when he was tiny. He remembers the chorus of that tune to this day. He doesn't understand and a tear pours down my check...he remembers the chorus, he remembers and I will never forget! This is beautiful!!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Child's play of tree houses, dreams, and the invention of stories.
Those moments that flee and leave us as we grow into adults.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

9 Months Ago

Thank you Josie I rimanitisize about childhood There comes that day in most men' lives when they rea.. read more
this is such a sweet poem!
amazingly written as the rest!
thanks for sharing :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Awe thanks I guess i am lamenting tates growing up He is in his second yr of college Today he was ou.. read more
Amy R

1 Year Ago

aww damn, just now he'd be gone and married, well not so soon, but you know what i meant, time is fl.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

thank you I have three grandchildren now and they are every bit as fun as the kids were
Aww how very sweet

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Winslow It makes me smile too
Winslow Des Totes

2 Years Ago

;) He's lucky to have a father like you who cares so much!
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you i am honored
What a lovely tribute recalling those halcyon days… Your work is always brilliant and engaging.

Posted 3 Years Ago


MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Kids are sources of endless amusement… often annoying, but tirelessly entertaining.
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Life is so much richer with them
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Absolutely!
this poem and pics and song all bring tears to my eyes ... ( i hate when i do that) .. i was watching "The Sandlot" this morning (same thing happens) ..its one of my favorite movies .. your poem connected me to to all that and more! .. tree forts, young friends, summertime and the exuberance of a pirate's life .. God bless your young man! ... and such a marvelous sketch! .. you have some good good stuff Tate!
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I relived my own childhood by observing and facilitating his. He is much like me but bette.. read more
wow Tate... who does your art work?? amazing... and th poem about your son.. outstanding... I know it touches everyones heart.. I am so glad to know you as a true poet... You have a wonderful talent

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Deb i draw them my selfThis one of my boy at 9 yrs old
This is an adorable little tale. Very well executed with emotion and mystery. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you so much So sorry i have been absent of late
I know it must be your goal to make me cry today...sigh. He surely followed in your footsteps, you've every right to puff out your papa chest and be extremely proud, I know these days when they ultimately fly away, are rough, but that's exactly what we prepare them for, you did an excellent job with the Tater and your poem....

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

These days are just as real to me as if they just happened and the smiles and tears just as heartwar.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I'm sure him going off to college brings it all back, I love this song by the way...
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

i always liked it as well
this is so good Tate...the swashbuckling son, saving the treasure, the damsel in distress, the family...

Pirate Tate...

and i really like the picture...a fun ride this poem is.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you jacob Yeah he was so damn much fun i loved raising him thanks do you think he had enough g.. read more
you are just taking me on an emotional rollercoaster this evening!! This one had me grinning from ear to ear giggling filled with such amusement, and warmth from this precious moments shared of a cherished son and his father... the way you ended this just melted my heart... ok.. second favorite so far.. it is so beautiful... I don't even have the words to describe how moving and amazing this is..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I hope someday he will read all these and smile for the father who loved him so!
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

I am sure he would absolutely cherish these, I don't see how he couldn't... I cherish them and not e.. read more

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Added on January 4, 2011
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