End of Days,  For my father "Eddie Morgan Jr"

End of Days, For my father "Eddie Morgan Jr"

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

I am my father’s son after all. To my father I raise a glass and say "Goodnight Dad thank you for my life"

"

My Father Eddie Morgan Jr and I.

My father died 6/15/15


Both the tears that live in sorrows

along with those born from pain

Echo through the lost tomorrows

that will never come again

 

For I had closed my heart away

as to hide behind a door

So the longing I'd kept at bay

would trouble my soul no more



With the storms brought by the spring

came the April winds sublime

The children's happy feet now sing

pitter-patter keeping time

 

I kept the promise to my heart

burning love has kept me warm

I readied for the end in part

with my back turned toward the storm

 

The sun did set upon his chest

as lost, love cried out in me

"Give him life or give him rest"

was the sound of my hearts plea

 






© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
The night comes when there are fewer days ahead than behind. On that night you realize the folly of your misspent youth was really the joy of your life's adventure. To that I raise a glass and say "Hell Yeah he really lived! Goodnight Dad

See my works at www.writerscafe.org/aristate

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oh Tate that sure is one of the best poems I've read as I love the song as well. Your words as usual penetrate the soul. Life is a journey, and we all may go astray, wandering in roads never taken before, or roads that were taken by others yet they seem so unfamiliar as we don't learn from others' experience all the time .... Lost hopes, sorrows and tears moan inside your heart only to awaken some hunger for a ray of light that would sure give you the rebirth feeling. No matter how long we try to hide from love, it sure finds a way to us, without asking for our permission. The wind, the sun, the spring and the storm ... all those words are only an excellent choice for the flow of your feelings that was easily sensed all along your poem ..... sorry it was too long but it sure hit me hard that one. Loved the photo toooo :D

Mira

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Mira ThePoetess

6 Years Ago

I will sure vote for this one as all the rest can't even stand the level of comparison ... you got m.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

How endearing to read such a devout write on a subject we both share thank you
Mira ThePoetess

6 Years Ago

No need to thank me, what touches the heart is what is based upon sincerity and truthfulness. Excell.. read more



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You have an old school voice with an immersive rhyme and rhythm structure that unfolds intimately. Im new to your writing but your writing strikes me as a channel of old English poets in a new world voice and sentiment. The structure of successive 8-6 lines always puts a punch to the last words of a stanza especially when rhymed so fluently (no sense of forcing) when you take that structure and place those sentiments to them it is sublime beauty in write and that what you just did to this bunny's ears

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Robert. Yeah I sometimes seem to use a little influence from archaic language. As a whole .. read more
Thanks for this, Tate. My Dad passed in 1964 and reading this brought tears to my eyes as the memories came back. Our neighbours, much like your dad were sulky racers, so the photo meant something as well.
So, let's raise that glass and toast all dads for who and what they were.

A good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you TED I suppose one has to experience it to understand it. I raise the glass with you to fat.. read more
A beautiful way to honor your father.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Amanda judging bu uour assumed age you have s good life live it well
A heartfelt tribute in memory of your Dad Tate. Very poetically expressed.The years pass by, but they are missed just as much. Pleased to have the opportunity to read this.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you. We all feel a little tinge of sorrow with their passing along with that feeling We are on.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes, it brings the inevitable closer to us.
Absolutely brilliant. Every line succinct and poignant; every stanza it's own truth. Into my favorites it goes and well deserved-forsooth. ;) As always amazing work Tate! It's funny I'm often too busy with work to go on this site anymore but when I do I always turn to your work first because I know that I will find great quality and inspiration in it and for that I am very grateful. Thank you for always being you and for all the beauty and character that you commit to words.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Winslow. I write with feelings on the outside never tempered by whether its right or wrong.. read more
Beautifully written tribute to your Dad. You say ' I had closed my heart away.' But I bet your Dad knew your love for him. And I bet he loved you dearly. Sometimes love speaks even if it is unspoken.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Astri. My father and i had a checkered relationship. We often didnt agree. But mostly beca.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

2 Years Ago

Yes. I think quite a lot of parents hope that their children won't be like them! Hence the phrase, .. read more
This is really a beautiful write, one of the best I have read lately on this site. Have a super 2017. Valentine

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Mine wasn't nice or kind or gentle but he was
Mine
Valentine

3 Years Ago

I was thinking of all the horse stories you used to write about when we first came on the site. It s.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you I kind of miss those days now
Great tribute to your father Tate...

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Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Thomas I hope I have done him justice I poured his ashes across the race track where his l.. read more
Beautiful, Tate. And sorry for your loss. My parents are gone, too. I know the feeling. There is a void, now, that will never be quite filled. And, in fact, we learn, I think, to respect that void.

All my best wishes.

Rick

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rick being a father myself and this being Father's Day the feelings brought up are truly m.. read more
Rick Puetter

4 Years Ago

Hi Tate I can't imagine that your Dad wasn't proud of you. My best regards, Dear Friend!
First let me say, I'm sorry for your loss, which I know must still be quite fresh in your heart. Your poem is a beautiful tribute, altho I can't really say I can see or feel anything about your dad from this poem (just a personal preference, not a criticism of your approach to the topic). The way I read it, stanza 2 prevails. I'm guessing you are keeping a little distance from a full & vivid outpouring of your feelings, by crafting this perfect formal-sounding tribute, with notes of sorrow as well as hope, but definitely not too specific. I apologize if my observations are too harsh, especially considering your loss & the clear fact that this is a perfectly-expressed tribute that us mere mortals only aspire to! (((HUGS)))

Posted 4 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

You are correct in that i showed less personal sorrow as It is such a internal thing to share. I wan.. read more

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