Day in the Sun

Day in the Sun

A Poem by Tate Morgan
"

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

"



Tatertot 

With the start of the first inning

as the wind whistled through the tree's

Our short stop had his shoulder broke

and the fates blew in on the breeze


 This team was a thorn in the side

of the Harding President's Club

It was on this night my son Tate

was scheduled to play as a sub

 

The kid pitching for North Union

hurled a cooking heater down field

You could hear that freight train coming

as it's hide was 'bout to be peeled

Their coach then rallied his talent

pressing their shoulders to the wheel

like natives dancing 'round a fire

driving devils who'd struck a deal


 A death defying mid-air, catch

the bounding, ball tossed on the run

The Devil was in town this night

riding in on the setting sun


They dove and slid then nearly flew

as if the angels rode their backs

While running bases half possessed

plowing the field with cleated tracks 

,


 The dice kept coming up seven

and oh prophetically so

When the sun had finally set

the score was seven to zero


 Come ye fathers follow your child

through the tough times every one

For the oft chance will someday come

when they will have finally won 



 




Tatertot last night 4/12/14






© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Americans love the underdogs. It is such an American thing to do. Because the thrill of a win from a team thought washed up gives us all hope that the dreams that were washed away in our own youth could be rekindled and burn again.Such is the nexus of the American soul!

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I think the thing I miss most about baseball as a kid was the neighborhood pick up games they were so much fun on a hot saturday morning. The strange mix of kids that would coalesce about a baseball diamond that would have nothing to do with each other in any other setting all of the sudden would unify:) nicely expressed Tate and nice job on the video

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you I much Appreciate it
Baseball will never be the same after reading this riveting account of this all action game Tate. I really enjoyed the metaphors you used. We too like the underdog over here, taking the lead and shining. Your final stanza, so wise. We should stick close to our kids through good and bad, through thick and thin. Hope you are doing OK in these troubled times.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Christine I can think of nothing that I would enjoy better than a game of baseball This wa.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Heartbreaking Tate. I am so sorry for your devastating loss. So fitting that this poem was penned. <.. read more
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you My son played his last game for the presidents one night and life closed one chapter to op.. read more
Oh I love this. My nephews play baseball and this reminds me of them so much.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thanks this was a great game so great i had to immortalize it
Through experiences and intimate glimpses at life, you always find a way to lift us all. Thank you for sharing your life here for these past years.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Hi Craig may you be whisked back to your childhood and passing glances from friends
I'm sure too, as you must know from playing the game yourself, that exhilarating hope we felt as played the game comes rushing back when we watch the underdogs hard-driving their way to victory. Your words took me right back to my own days on that field and showed me again why I love a good baseball movie!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Hi momz thank you Yeah i know that feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders Oh if life were.. read more
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

Well, at least for a few coming moments, it can be in the experience you'll be witness to in the new.. read more
Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

my thoughts too
This poem, as an athlete, i understand what it is like to win as an underdog and it is one of the best feelings, reading this poem made me feel like i was in that position again and it was very well written, also good use of language.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you very much it is always nice to hear that i manged what id attempted. Wish you could have s.. read more
Wow! It is fantastic to write the competition to a poem! I never thought of this plan! Your mind must be make of something else! I never write a poem in a second...
Thanks for submitting.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you I myself love this poem as I loved watching those angels and demons go at one another I sp.. read more
That's awesome Tate. Glad they won. Am I to take it because of your son?

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

he had 3 of the 7 runs by luck really the fates had turned and everything fell into place He had 3 h.. read more
realmwriter

6 Years Ago

That's awesome Tate. Really make me smile for you. I can actually feel the love coming from this.
Diane Lockard

6 Years Ago

Love the emotion and images in your poem and thank you for sharing it.... Our children light up our.. read more
Once again astounded ! love your work!! also love me some Bob Seeger!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

hahah thanks Yeah i love seeger too it is truly all about enjoying the little things of life.No m,an.. read more

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Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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