The  Waning Years

The Waning Years

A Poem by Tate Morgan

The waning years left me lost tears



My grandfather Eddie  

Grandpa Ed Morgan Sr

The waning years left me lost tears

for brethren I have loved so long

Remember days of childish ways

 taste of life was sweet as a song


Winds that blew, as they always do

from youth I saw in my mirror

A pale gray face, lie in its place

 old folly of years grows clearer


I laughed and played, as youth had stayed

duty could wait, while time was free

Time was my friend, though in the end

pain overcame what life left me


 ed morgan Sr

Ed Morgan Sr With Gay Ensign

Grandpa Ed, Me ,Uncle Tom Morgan

© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
So often is this truth that we all dread the knock of the door.
For 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
To Grandpa Ed be it enough for him to know I am happy. To him I say "thank you for my life". His spirit lives in my heart and all the family.

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This is so lovely my friend,lovely and sad..but i think it should not be..or is it
years left so many tears,those days of childish ways
life taste both sweet and bitter,the winds always blew
and i always looked the mirror,see two faces young and aged
I laughed for youth made me look like a fool
thought life could wait and time was mine
a friend who always tricked me to the end
pain always was my friend..pain always stayed with fools
You dont know how I enjoyed this..this was so great writing
but i dont think its that bad..fools also enjoy their life..pity
lovely write..

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


This poem speaks clearly to me. I'm now in my sixties and it seems like "aging" is speeding up exponentially, both physically and mentally. lol How we appreciate the life we've lived is in how we now perceive it and how we pass our experiences on to others. I think you've captured this concept eloquently here Tate. Well said.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Roarke thank you I both admire and care about you thank you
Time and tide wait for no man, it's almost not fair how fast we age and then have to leave.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you droll it is true time waits on no mam
Tate Sir, what shall I say?
The every word connects,
leaves a deep impact and if feels
the caravan of memories is on
and let me dive and relive the time.

When I am in my phase to complete the college, I just want to go back to school again, with same books, friends, carefree, independent and loving time. But life has to move on and we are left with just memories (happy or sad they may be, but are precious and teachers in all forms.)

Tate Sir, you are simply amazing while delving in beautiful emotions.
I wish I keep reading. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Anne. You surely are one of the sweetest people here. You have your whole life ahead of you I'm sure.. read more

3 Years Ago

All your goodness Sir.
Surely I will try to find my reasons, and will always justify my respo.. read more
And so it goes
All these years merely a loan
A mortgaged life, yet He to thank
For the memories, a nestegg in the bank

Always a pleasure to read your work.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Michael time of s relative when we are young we remember everything and time seems to pas.. read more
funny how time warps mysteriously between youth and old age ;) your closing line kind of surprised me ..pain teaches us depth of empathy and compassion or bitterness and anger ... and physical pain of disease can be our lot in those waning years ... i hope your Grandpa did not have to suffer :{ just yesterday as i left the cabin i flashed on the thought "oh, i better call my mom" the way i did when she was alive ... it was such a surprise as i was thinking about getting in the car to take the dog for a walk ... and it was refreshing because it came to me in that past reality .. funny how the mind, body, spirit do conspire .. nice tribute sir .. as always strong ebb and flow to your poetry

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Gene my grandfather had an enlarged heart diabeties he died in the hospital a day after su.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

:( ................
This is so heart touching. I liked every line in this poem. Truly well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much Najam
Najam Us Saher

3 Years Ago

You're welcome
This is a fine example of internal rhyme-scheme that makes this full of music. As usual you employ the life long past experiences and those of your carefee days with less time to enjoy rather performing duty-bounding taaks. Now time provides you much more opportunity to look closely those of your lovely days spent at childhood and the struggling youth that was as you say "a plale grey face lie in place".And at this time when you are at your autumnal days remembering in your free days...
Nice poetry I like it all respects viz matter and manner....Have a nice time! Hope your blessings...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

M.A. thank you you have successfully dissected this poem in its entirety .It is constructed as a pie.. read more

5 Years Ago

Yes pf course it has a sweet music..Tete
great piece Tate. As always you drag the reader in with raw emotion and make them feel as if they are fondly acquainted with the subjects of your writes. You are truly a one of a kind...And the song...the song..,powerful and heartfelt.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I like the respectful tone.
Pain is no respecter of age, but it does often exact a price for time spent here...
I enjoyed the read.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

thank you very much

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Added on September 15, 2009
Last Updated on May 24, 2018
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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