Child of the Night

Child of the Night

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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But then I gaze upon my child with the strength and the fire to fight I think of when I was so wild I shunned the day and loved the night

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I have to wonder now and then

as the dreams I once held divine

Have left me just like other men

to age and wither on the vine

 

Where once I thought that I would be

so much further along in life

Now the dreams that I once could see

so cut me quick just like a knife

 

Perhaps the gods that rule my fate

have turned their backs upon me now

Lacking what I once thought so great

leaves me this truth to disavow

 

Where is the strength that gave men pause

where once I bent life to my will

When I was game for hell and cause

and drank until I'd had my fill

 

Be careful where your shadow cast

as the dimming light pays a toll

The day will come you breathe your last

when you will have to face your soul

 

But then I gaze upon my child

with the strength and the fire to fight

I think of when I was so wild

I shunned the day and loved the night

 

It makes me want to continue

to keep the Hounds of Hell at bay

Push the muscles and the sinew

to wake to face another day 

 


 


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I often think of my own end. It is hard not to feel the hand of time on me. Life has a way of wearing us down. I have outlived my own predictions by many a year. I once thought I would surely meet the end by the time I was thirty. I shall have to console myself with the thought that I might just live to be old lol.

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"It makes me want to continue

to keep the Hounds of Hell at bay

Push the muscles and the sinew

to wake to face another day" This is genious as is the rest of this piece, Always a joy to reada your work but to see it fro a lightly darker perspective than you usualy write is incredible. Been wonderin how your poetry would read with a darker tone to it, now I know that it reads with an ominious note yes but still your positive message remains. It's like a stor cloud with a silver lining, only it's a silver cloud with a grey shadow. Just awesome my friend...




Posted 6 Years Ago


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Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Yes that is true. What is sad for me is in the loss of my own dreams are all part of the plan of lif.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Yes you are only one of two you and Deron Alexis Are the only two to grasp the depth of this poem. P.. read more


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Life does have a way of wearing us down, make us think of our regrets as well. This is so good. Heart tugging read.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Months Ago

Thank you Kay t Feeling my age today
Rage against the dying emergency room light was my motto too! perhaps that’s why we did pass 35 we didn’t care! Now I’m 50 and things are getting creaky but my mind is ticking a crescendo and I’m changing my disposition on this position and becoming possessed for more compositions! Your rhyme rhythm is impeccable in this and your expression is so true and lovely

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Robert I thought sure I would burn out and die by the age of 30 I never thought that I wou.. read more
Time passes too quickly. Before you know it youth has gone and along with it dreams not fulfilled. Children can focus the mind. All decent people want the best for their children and grandchildren. My priorities have changed. Family come first. A pleasure to read poetry so perfectly rhymed and metered Tate. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Hi Christine How are you? Thank you for reviewing this meandering thought of mine. I guess I am old .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

I am well Tate thank you. Hope all is good with you? You share the same conclusion as I've arrived a.. read more
Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

I agree as we age most learn the difference between Selfish and selfless. Coming to the inevitable c.. read more
I feel like we all have these thoughts at times. I have thoughts all the time about how much time has been wasted on things like brushing your teeth or eating when it could be spent with loved ones, but everything happens for a reason

Posted 3 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

time flows on like a river thanks
Another good one :) Thank you for sharing

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much
Your young dreams now turned toward your son - And all the wisdom gained, and the deep
insights. Excellent as always, Tate

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you Phibby Yeah i look at him and see a younger me But a better one as well thank you
Tate,,,please read some of my pieces...i too didnt plan on living long enough to outlive the folly of my youth...reading this made me feel as if you picked this directly out of my gray matter...astounding.....beautiful....makes me eager to read the next one...i have a group page on facebook called the poets loft... please join and submit some of your work....and by the way...you had me at Poe....keep up the great work

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Hi Tim sorry I havent been on much thank you
Wow this is beautiful and some times as we get older we forget how amazing the little things can be and our children tend to remind us

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much time has that way of honing us
A lot of depth and introspection here ... we all have so many questions we need to ask ourselves ... if we sit silently, the answers come ... and live flows on ... for ever and evermore xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much that was sweet
I love these lines... "But then I gaze upon my child/with the strength and the fire to fight." This is what keeps me going during some of the dark times as well... Just Beautiful!

Posted 6 Years Ago



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