Tatertots Blues

Tatertots Blues

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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Now most would say that I was wrong advising him this way Politically incorrect to ask he stand and pay

"

Southpaw Tate age 9

My son came home from school one day

worried bout what I'd say

A bully had been taunting him

he'd tortured him all day

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Now I could see the truth in this

boys tend to act not think

Unlike their female counterparts

they are the missing link

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For boys it’s all about the show

coming into their own

There is no escape for the child

who finds he stands alone

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Four years of Karate classes

all for one afternoon

When he'd have to stand like a man

called out from the saloon

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Next day he ran home all-alight

black-eye on one side too

His smile said he had stood his ground

friendships would start anew

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Next day they both trod side by side

beaten, battered and bruised

Tate along with his new best friend

each sporting black eyed blues

 









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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
My son got into little scraps and he said it was because they teased him calling him Tatertot LOL He came to like that name as it wore on him. I could spend all night trying to explain the behavior of boys.Truth is there is no reason or excuse for us lol.

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Its in man's nature and DNA to protect himself and others with his fists. But it's a father's responsibility to teach his son when and the right way to use them...good job dad!

Posted 2 Days Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Days Ago

Thank you I tried my best
My son Charlie is eleven, so I can totally subscribe to this Tate.

Both my brothers are Tai kwon do black belts, though neither of them have an aggressive bone in their body. Eighteen months or so ago, Charlie started classes and I have to say it has done him the world of good; and I don't think for one moment you have advised your son wrong.

As you say, boys, (and men,) really are the missing link. :))

Beccy.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Week Ago

Thank you BecCute it is the truth about Matt and about nature they grow up and they test him so i.. read more
Being the father of 2 boys this one is very close to my heart. Great job Tate!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thanks Tim it is always so simple isnt A boy will fight then be friends
Girls missing the link...ha thank gawd. I enjoyed this especially being the mom of three boys, and exactly what I would tell my kids, don't start a fight, but don't let anyone bully you either...a black eye is a small price to pay for honor and respect. Muchly enjoyed. :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Well if yo have 3 boys I need not tell you anything about the way they act lol Thanks Frieda i need .. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Nope, I've seen and heard it all! Welcome Tate....
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Bet you'd love to get those Tatertot blues back, now that he's flown the coop. ;)
Awe, this surly is cute story about your son, am glad at least he did work things out with that bully, even though fighting is wrong I can understand why, I was one of those bullied growing up, spent most of my young life being bullied, I probably should of stood my ground, but bullies come in numbers too, and it was usually more than one doing it with others, thanks for sharing and your poem very much enjoyed xoxo

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

hank you I feel honored to have you visit
To make a boy a man, the situation you described is an absolute must. As being in that stage I can understand the condition of your son. You really did a marvelous job by urging him to retaliate.

Devanshu

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Devanshu Thank you very much
Indeed! But I like your poem! You took so much care in expressing what many other fathers would have said with a lot of f. or s. words!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Honestly i totally agree, what mroe can children do these days but respond with likewise violence, the world is no longer a place were words work. I loved your piece it was quirky honest and a true representation of a situation. Im glad your son bonded with the other lad in the end. Lovely read thank you very much for writing it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Unlike their female counterparts
they are the missing link

I call my own spawn "missing links"

Posted 5 Years Ago


Wow. This was very well done; I can clearly remember those days of fighting and friendship.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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