My Immortal Soul

My Immortal Soul

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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I thought a while then with a smile said that"happy" was my goal "There might be hope for mankind yet and for your immortal soul"

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pic for my poem My immortal Soul


I watch my son embark on life

and I wish him all the best

His way will be no easier

than it's been for all the rest

 

The first child's life is the hardest

as they blaze their new found trails

Upon their shoulders rides the weight

of siblings, hopes and travails

 

An old woman once asked of me

as she touched upon my fears

"What do you want your son to be

when he reaches adult years"

 

I thought a while then with a smile

said that"happy" was my goal

"There might be hope for mankind yet

and for your immortal soul"


We might just ask too much of each

newly born generation

 Expecting them to build upon

the previous foundation

 

It's pride that tweaks our vanity

in damned pride our soul believes

Why is it only through this pain

that by love, our soul relieves


  I'll have that old woman to thank

when I swim the great expanse

There I'll make for the distant bank

where fate may grant me that chance




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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
The weight we place upon the shoulders of our children is also a heavy burden we carry upon our own souls. Knowing they will try to reach those expectations, whose fault is it really but ours if they cannot? We give them the gift of life. Then try to lead by example. However we can only hope we have done well by them and headed them in the right direction. Let happiness be your guide!

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I dedicate my reverence to Tate Morgan who presented this masterpiece for the community of humans engaging their talent and time in WritersCafe.
This poem has envisaged a popular discussion which has already earned about 80 reviews ans 800 views.
I feel proud that Tate has become in his right a great preacher for the good of family,children,tradition and heritage.
Reading all the amazing reviews,I am convinced to say that the world still belongs to pure human beings,not to the fictional characters like vampires,wolves,ghosts and aliens.
Family bondage,love among parents and children,social norms and values and responsibility of parents to their children and vice versa still make the world moving like an entity.
Tate created this poem instilling all good characters of good poem with rhymes which he specifically mentioned in his note.This is a lesson for all of us who choose perfection.
He tried to add other elements to amuse his readers too.The portrait of a happy child in a field of cereal makes me so happy that I feel myself in the paradise.
The addition of wonderful music video to entertain the readers reflects his taste of classical heart.
I agree with all reviewers what have been noted here for the benefit of our children.I strongly feel
that this poem along with its precious reviews is a great symbol of benevolent poetry.

Posted 8 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

What could I say to that fine review that wasn't felt in the reading of it? Truly a genuine and bene.. read more
zainul

8 Years Ago

I feel honored that you have accepted this humble review.
Thank you very much.



Reviews

wonderful piece Mr Morgan not a thing i don't like about this one! lovely lovely lovely lines

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Months Ago

Thank you Robert. I appreciate that. I was on for a little bit today. I wrote this of my own son thi.. read more
Happiness is the greatest gift of God .Man knowingly and sometimes unknowingly passes on his experiences to his children .This sometimes mars the real growth of a child.
We as parents should be vigilant enough to give encouragement and try to let them feel and breathe the free air,that makes them truly human. Beautifully written .Outstanding as always.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Months Ago

Thank you I try to write about things that I know from experience
Happiness is the greatest gift you could wish for your children. That to me is far more important than what career they choose to do. Your lines are beautifully conveyed Tate and are full of wisdom. A great read.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

my own parent as well fit that bill.However I never passed it along as the last generations had.I de.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Years Ago

No, but he will know what YOU have done for him, and he will remember it and pass it down the line.
Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Im hoping that is the case. So far it seems to ring true
You are absolutely correct Tate, I was the fourth of five kids and even a years difference to a kid can make that person a grown up to the younger ones, even if they are six and seven. I looked up to them so much that I have a permanent crick in my neck.
Add to that the worry of being the parent and im surprised our minds dont implode with all those silent thoughts and fears that scream. Watching them learn from their own mistakes, like we all did. Well, mostly :)
A wonderful piece that all the parents out there will be nodding in agreement to.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lorry I had just such an upbringing
Nicely written Taters.. Faith, Living responsibly, Happiness and Love, with good spouse to share it all..nothing more that we can wish for..and as I write..good health..which is somewhat in their hands..

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thanks Renee I think on this poem every-time I consider my responsibility to Taters. In the end let .. read more
Renée

5 Years Ago

It's what we do ( :
Thank You! With time, I'll come back with a more appropriate review

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Ihope this helps in some way
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Love it

Happiness that is beautiful
I want my boys happy doing whatever they wish to do
Loving everyone
And having everyone love them
Happy

I agree
Beautiful

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

It is the only way it truly is
happy and fulfilled .. true to self .. your poem represents all the best of sentiments parents can hold for their children .. so sad that those very high ideals most times will deny one much in monetary gain .. but then it is suffering and sacrifice that triples our creativity ;) wonderfully said Tate .. once again.. wonderfully said!
E.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you I hope this sentiment is enough to sustain my child through life
Einstein Noodle

6 Years Ago

i believe the Good Book says something like man does not live by bread alone ;) i have a sneaking su.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I believe having enough so that life is always a challenge but still rewarding keeps us strong insid.. read more
You're right, Tate. I think this is my favorite of your work.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you it was a poem that seemed to write itself for the most part
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

You're welcome.
oh my lord... between the song and your breathtaking words I have tears streaming down my face.. This is the most moving thing I have ever read... the DEPTH of REAL emotion is so profound here, Tate... Even if you didn't place that burden on the children--- they still want to make you proud, to be the best that they can be for their parents.. I adore this message.. let happiness be your guide.. when you love someone you just want them to be happy, no matter what it is... and yes, that is all you can do is love your children, teach them respect and morals, lead by example, and arm them to survive and be happy in life, steering in the best direction.. amazing piece of work... absolutely stunning...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I have been lucky to have tate But there is another boy I tend to as well i dont know if i told you .. read more
AprilRN1210

6 Years Ago

yes, you have explained a little about Drake... very heartwarming.. and somewhat bittersweet..
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

yeah well i still have Tate he goes to college next month and i will have to bear it

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