Lessons for Tate

Lessons for Tate

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

The stories of times now gone filter down from our ancestors from Grandfather to Father, to Son, to Grandson. They tell us who we are is as simple as where we come from.

"
Grandpa Ed Morgan Sr,Father Ed Morgan Jr




Father Eddie Morgan Jr and I

These scars I wear each tell a tale

of moments I'll never forget

When loves spark, had once left it's mark

and the fates had called in their debt

 

My legs torn by years of abuse

racing horses like all my kin

I'd gone down hard, leaving them scarred

the limestone would tear off your skin

 

But these were offerings of note

in a life spent chasing ideals

Testing extremes, of my own dreams

run down more than once by the wheels

 

Son you can't live your life afraid

of each danger that comes your way

So play the odds, tempt the damn gods

rise up and face each new born day

 

When you are but old and feeble

with your grandchild upon your knee

Tell your stories, of life's glories

show him the scars so he can see

 

A life spent cowering from pain

will  leave you so aching inside

The gift you'd miss, from life's sweet kiss

knowing you never even tried


Tatortot and I a few years ago







 

© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Life isn't easy. It isn't meant to be. I'm not one who believes finishing 3rd is winning. We do our children a disservice by awarding them trophies for participation. Life is a struggle from beginning to end. How we face that struggle defines our character.

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I absolutely love this one... Sigh....


"A life spent cowering from pain

will leave you so aching inside

The gift you'd miss, from life's sweet kiss

knowing you never even tried."

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rainee nice to see you again
hear hear!!! lets down one for the risk takers ;) well said as always Tate! rock solid form and style with life's golden lessons to boot! we all have our scars and love to tell the tales ... one of my grandsons pointed out one on me belly and asked the fantastic question that begged my story .. i told him i got it fighting natives in the islands .... he is only 4 yrs old but saw right thru me ;) enjoyed reading as always Tate!
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Gene.lol so you couldnt fool him huh ? I once told little Drake that the pic of me in a co.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

simply great stuff of life ... shot his toe clean off eh!? :)))))
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Ha ha yeah his eyes got wide and ohh he says lol
This is very beautiful, Tate! I really loved it. Reading works like this make me want to go out and do incredible things with my life, if only to be able to tell the stories to my own children some day. Thank you for this excellent piece!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Hi Katie I thank you for this. It is a truism that we can not deny Life is a one shot pony.Dare the .. read more
Dare to Live, not only my Mantra....My favorite Song! Really enjoyed this piece...Barbz

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

MANY THANKS bARB
Excellent poetry Tate, such great advice for the little tater tot.
Good to read you again.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

You're welcome, thank you Tate. I'm glad to be back here.
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

i am glad you are too. It is always a pleasure to have you here
Matching Socks

5 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate that so much.
This is amazing poem tate Keep up the great work and keep them coming

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you melissa
melissa

6 Years Ago

You're welcome
I needed to read this right now. Its very inspiring and true words speaking to my current situation. Especially this part:
Son you can't live your life afraid
of each danger that comes your way
So play the odds, tempt the damn gods
rise up and face each new born day

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank you so glad it spoke to you
This was a great read to start off my day. It is so true live in the moment. Great job Tate.

~Resnera

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you Very much

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