Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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My days were pained with great laments work and bills had beaten me down I wondered why god let this be the truth of life in my small town

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My daughter Aris and I

When I was young and dreams abound

no limit to virility

My hopes and dreams had left a sound

of silent, calm, nobility




Nature had blessed my heart with love

so that light would live in my brain

And in that place that I called home

the flicker of love would remain


 

My days were pained with great laments

work and bills had beaten me down

I wondered why God let this be

the truth of life in my small town


 

I asked that question of my God

"send me a sign, that I might see"

When 'tween a sigh, I heard a cry

as "Daddy's home" then answered me

 




Tatertot and I


                                    

© 2021 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
When we are young our own hopes and dreams are the only thing on our minds. Then comes the day when you realize how short and how sweet life truly is. When your child looks at you as a man and smiles with that innocent unwavering admiration for what you take for granted. The ability to put a roof over their heads and a song in their heart. I was thinking of my little friend Drake Cooper today. He use to run down the hall screaming "Tates here"!.Then jump in my arms. It reminded me of my own boy when he was that little. And so endeared him to my heart.

For all the fathers whose unsung dreams were just to be a part of their childs life.
Tate

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Such an emotional write, Tate, I almost teared up - (but don't tell anyone!). Those last two lines really hit home. It's been a long time since my children were that small and dependent on me, but those memories never fade. The best times of our lives.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Youthful longing is not always an easy thing to get down and not only have it sound authentic, but have it relate to the reader, and parts of their lives, but you have nailed this. Great poem filled with a lot of emotion, something you are great at describing. Nicely done.
-Richard


Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Richard thank you. It is the job of a man usually to provide and weather the storms of life. The .. read more
Richard McLin

3 Years Ago

Damn dude, even your comments are poetic. You are the real deal my friend. Always a pleasure.
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

thank you Richard. I have always believed that a child's laughter should be coin of the realm of ha.. read more
This is very nice. I am not a father, obviously but I watch my son with his children. I think he experiences this as well. Very well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank USM Davis I appreciate that there's nothing quite like the love of a child could give a man s.. read more
SM Davis

4 Years Ago

My son has triplet boys and a baby girl...they all greet him as you have described...at the end of a.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you I can't say anything in my life has given me more pleasure in the sound of those little fe.. read more
how true .. how very very true .. all of it!! brings tears to my heart this morning .. i have two grown sons and two little grandsons who i now sending up prayers for .. thanks to your very fine poetry .. another good adventure here on your pages for me Tate .. thanks for sharing!
E.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you for all those who men whose only dream was to be a part of their childs life
Ahhhh....the incidental validation in your child's voice.

There is absolutely nothing so wonderful and deserving for a good parent.

Nicely written, Tate. I felt every word.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you I found it was the validation that made it all worth it
It's all worth it.....when you hear those precious words...."Daddy's home". So beautiful Tate......full of sentiments. Loved it! ~ Helena ~


Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you Helena It is to all men the manna of the gods
I asked that question of my god
"send me a sign, that I might see"
As down the hall my child then ran
where "daddy's home" then answered me

The love of a child is the reason. Beautiful write, Tate.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

6 Years Ago

My little one is 14 years away from that:)
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

well i wish you luck i wish i was in your shoes again as i miss those days terribly. they were fille.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

My daughter the little girl in the picture is now a psychologist in cincinatti ohio.
Awww, I love this.
Reminds me of being a little girl, and now my own kids, excited when daddy comes home. :)
Lovely poem Tate.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you Ance Yeah i remember those days with fondness as the best i ever knew.Tate use to run to t.. read more
Matching Socks

7 Years Ago

Indeed. That's when you know you're doing it right. :)
Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

It is the coin of the realm embossed upon our hearts stamped in the mint of memory
Emotions abound when you put pen to paper.
Really love this one.
It's in my contest so i really shouldn't comment.


Posted 7 Years Ago


Lovely write. Keep it going!
lissalovesyou:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank you very much
To discover what is truly important in our lives...our children....great write

Posted 8 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

Hi Carol nice to see you today i am not back into writing yet i am doing many things in my own life .. read more

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Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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