Life's Purpose

Life's Purpose

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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My duty in this life is clear pass love from the child within me Along with prayers from those that died for all the hopes of things to be

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My rendition of my grandfather Eddie and Freddie Volo graphite on canvas


Each day I wonder why I'm here

is it to fill what love requires

Or is there much more to my life

than all the joys my heart desires

 

I have been the emissary

of ancestors who came and went

My purpose lay within the genes

that through life and death they have sent

 

As thousands struggled lived and died

they entrusted within my soul

Hopes and dreams from generations

that led family in life's goal

 

My duty in this life is clear

pass love from the child within me

Along with prayers from those who've died

for the hopes of things that might be

 

While I tie my child to the past

going back to antiquity

He takes me into the future

granting us immortality





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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I have often thought that a fathers job lay not only in his ability to provide.It is to enlighten your children with love of life. With that in mind I feel it important that we pass old wisdom's to the new. Time has a way of wearing us down. The old recriminations seem to ring out hollow as we ourselves become polished by the winds of time. In that end we see that enlightenment shows bright upon the simple truths that society masks and hides. We are here to succeed in life. Not monetarily but by producing a better version of us each time. Darwin would be proud. However to me Humanity has transcended the boundary of sentient thought. Leaving us a greater purpose that of carrying our brother along with us on life's journey.
Yesterday was the 20th running of the memorial race for my grandfather Eddie.may he rest in peace.
They don't make those men anymore!

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Tate your art is so wholesome like meat and taters :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thanks Lynn I am common as a weed lol
Very passionate and powerful message and I can't agree more!
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you so very much Jamestown
I could have sworn I left a review for this one long ago....it's a grand tribute and you've done your job beautifully Tate, I think that one line says it all...if we can love from within the child within us all..

pass love from the child within me

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

yeah i wish i were still a kid I was so good at it lol
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Too bad you don't get extra years at being a kid for excelling at it! haha
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

True I would be eternally young lol
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That was really pretty Tate:) Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you John I am glad you liked it
FEA

3 Years Ago

Your welcome Tate.
While I tie my child to the past
going back to antiquity
He takes me into the future
granting us immortality

A really elegant and finely-expressive piece. Looking at my son, I can relate.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks pryde it is with the greatest of humility that we realize one day the roles will reverse lol
Tate your poems are so amazing keep up the great work i can't wait to buy your books

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I am sure you will like them Or at least i hope so lol
melissa

3 Years Ago

Lol i know i will because your poems are amazing and your welcome
It is the duty of progeny to bring honor to their ancestors' name.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Oh I agree with that thank you very much
Lovely work Taters… hearts of elders to the young… I look at my own children..and believe the same..our purpose as parents is to guide spiritually, and to teach them to fly on their own in any storm…knowing those before have beacons to follow.. ( if they chose to heed them) …so much to say..but this is a again Lovely Work of your heart !

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

I like to think I am Tates mentor and friend He and i have been through Much thankyou
Renée

3 Years Ago

a pleasure to read ( :
I don't think my life has one big purpose and if it does I already did it. Maybe if I have kids (crazier crap has happened) I'll feel differently. After the corps though I gotta tell ya, everything is at half mast.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Well As i see it we are the result of thousands of generations that happened to pass their genes alo.. read more

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