Songs Of Youth.

Songs Of Youth.

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Sadly Nicki Milligan my wife's mother passed away without event Friday February 2nd 2018


      Nicki and Harold Milligan

           Parents of my wife Becky     

Grace and Eloquence knew you by name

playing together while you were young

The sweet smell of the summer breeze

lessons learned as you sung


Songs of the youth you once lived

white cloth flowing in the breeze

Wheat colored hair whisked in the wind

racing across fields with youthful ease


Think ye oh back upon those days

fondly remembering as we were

Cherished memories that we all save

another tomorrow of that we were sure


When life came in with the seasons

the cheering laughter of a friend

Secrets we all knew and saved

who would think it to ever end


Life has that way of fooling us

especially when we're young

Always promising another day

forever-another song to be sung


But like all great things we enjoy

the bill one day comes due

And as your friends each pass away

you wonder if next may be you

© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I need not say what this is about. We all know don't we? Go see your parents and grandparents.
Life's time waits on none of us.
It masters fate with earnest callous.
Caring for none in favored mercy.
Helping not whom it shows malice.

They wont be here when you find the time to visit.
Do it while you are thinking of it.
There is no regret like that dealt to the one who wasn't there when needed.

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'Songs Of fYouth'
Tate Morgan,
Reading this spoke truth, as I found the feelings it brought forth very real. Just esterday Mother and Dad I saw and spoke with. Mortality seems all around now a day; in me, in others, in my family, in my siblings and friends. Life seems more mysterious ...more precious..fleeting.
Blessings to you and yours as you go through your own life stages..processes.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Hi Kathy I hear you. As I get older my friends and relatives are passing away life become so preciou.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

2 Years Ago

If we are paying attention little bits and clues dwell in nature's everyday; rotting leaves, a squir.. read more
This is a beautiful tribute and you deserve all praises for also teaches us to enjoy the spring and summer of our lives and live it to the fullest.great job!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you kc I hope everyone realizes how special the time we have is before it’s gone
Hehehe, makes me aappreciate my young years, while they last. :)
Thanks for sharing my friend :)

You choose your words with care, and put them all where they belong :-))
I'm sorry, but I've got no constructive criticism on this one.
It's probably, because your skills are near perfect already :)
full rating. I'd like to see more like this.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Dani The Unreviewed

5 Years Ago

oh...wait. did you turn off ratings? i can't give points...
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you i have turned off all my ratings of late. I thank you so much how humbling
Dani The Unreviewed

5 Years Ago

You are welcome :)
I don't think you have reached anywhere close to my age, but I find myself asking these same things about the past and a future and what part or time will I play in that future.

Regrets are useless as we only have the future to be part of. We must choose wisely.

Well done and thanks for sharing.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Well I dont know your age .However mine is 56 at present
Willard Wells

5 Years Ago

Oh to be a young man of 56 again. Of course in my mind I am about 34. hahaha
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

oh i wish i were 30 again
ahhhhhhhhhhhh Tate .. depends the age as the sight .. one can not be better advised than to go and say hello those one loves, adores, cherishes, and ..even abhors ... a clear conscience ... and happy heart will follow ... it is simply so .. :)
my looking back is blotted with ink spills ... stupor in the mornings ... but i quit smoking .. and i always visited me mum and da g-ma and g-dad ... me uncles aunts and cousins (of which there are many :)
and i am so happy right now .. so thank you man!! :))

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you I knew your heart above all others would feel this to the quick
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

what a fine direction you poem leads one down .. no danger in it sir .. love ya man!
Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you gene i walked it with trepidation
From someone who has lost both parents and grandparents. I must say Your poem was superb.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

thank you i lost my father in july of this year
I am seeing a pattern and a recurring theme in the poems I have read. Fields, love and reconciliation of things in the past. Another beautiful poem here.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you Rico I am sorry i forgot to respond to this I have been preoccupied of late
Tate, your poems of life experiences are timeless sentiment, ideal for every generation young and old. Life lived, lessons learned, don't forget to enjoy the journey, before the journey ends. Very Nice.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Thank you Brian
Tate i love your poems they are amazing and enjoy reading them Keep up the great work and keep them coming

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

thank u melissa

7 Years Ago

You're welcome

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Added on August 19, 2009
Last Updated on April 12, 2018
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