Foundations

Foundations

A Poem by Tate Morgan
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So each man will look back in time taking stock in the life he led To find if he is left wanting and for who and what he has bled

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Tate

Heir to the dreams of this fathers heart,Tatertot.


Man can work sunrise to sunset

and thereby finding none of joy

Look far to the past for comfort

to the days when he was a boy

 

The pleasures come in kind smiles

confirming both field and station

Building along the path of life

friendships that speak to foundation

 

A native son of the Midwest

my life and soul are both free

What I wish to share with my child

is that sweet gift once given me

 

So each man will look back in time

taking stock of the life he led

To find if he is left wanting

and for who and what he has bled

 

Those times I see in my own child

of any things he missed there’s none

Creating dreams he’ll long cherish

watching him grow in Midwest sun














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© 2020 Tate Morgan


Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I often wish if only all children could be so blessed. To be shined on by providence. Born a native son to the Midwest.

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we had it made didn't we Tate! our generation (i fear) was the last to find the innocence shared in our growing up ... when stealing apples from a neighbors tree was a worse of crimes ... sneaking a smoke behind the barn or a beer out in the thicket ... golden times when guys settled things after school with fists and that was that..when it ended (usually less than 5 min.) it was over and we all walked away friends ... how i also wish those kinds of memories for my grandchildren now ..thank the good Lord my children made it to adulthood and are contributing to life ... but they have their own memories i am not privy to ;) wonderful poem as always...full of wisdom, rhyme and rhythm!
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Gene. Yes how true every word every word. Life had both value and meaning. We are a produc.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

sadly ...i know :( our days now are tumultuous to say the least ..but i think we will work it out .... read more



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We give them all that it is in our power to give and hope it was enough. Such is fatherhood. Well written, Sir. One father to another, well written.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Months Ago

Thanks MJ yeah we try to teach them by example they teach us the same way
Always a pleasure to read you Tate. You had me on a nostalgia trip remembering both my own childhood, that of my daughter, her three children and now a great grandchild. Times may have changed, certainly, what hasn't changed is the love. Yes the love that links the generations, a strong bond my family has. I cherish that. Your lines so well penned, great poetic expression and had me thinking on many levels. All good wishes.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


A marvellous piece indeed. The beauty of looking at our own children growing infront of us is the greatest blessings of the Almighty. Great regards for your writing piece always.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Msharma Thank you for that kindness. I have to agree with you watching them grow up is the greatest .. read more
Appreciation is the best legacy given. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lale Ill have to stop over to your page in a bit
Ah, reminiscences abound in your words Tate, as they bring my own memories and recollections of youth, parents, hopes and ambitions.
It is quite a place to find yourself in, having your own childhood memories and slowly moving thriugh the generations and seeing the completed picture of child and father, to father and child. Seeing and feeling what your own father saw and the joy and calm it surely brought to him.
And as father becomes grandfather, a whole new intricate path of connections expand and grow, to fit the ever expanding map of our life.
Now, im off to ponder more sunny childhood days, thanks for the reminder 😀

Posted 2 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

2 Years Ago

Thank You Lorry. Yes as a son I loved baseball. As a father I loved watching my own son play. Now as.. read more
we had it made didn't we Tate! our generation (i fear) was the last to find the innocence shared in our growing up ... when stealing apples from a neighbors tree was a worse of crimes ... sneaking a smoke behind the barn or a beer out in the thicket ... golden times when guys settled things after school with fists and that was that..when it ended (usually less than 5 min.) it was over and we all walked away friends ... how i also wish those kinds of memories for my grandchildren now ..thank the good Lord my children made it to adulthood and are contributing to life ... but they have their own memories i am not privy to ;) wonderful poem as always...full of wisdom, rhyme and rhythm!
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Gene. Yes how true every word every word. Life had both value and meaning. We are a produc.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

sadly ...i know :( our days now are tumultuous to say the least ..but i think we will work it out .... read more
Wow... I really enjoyed this masterpiece from the start... the rhyme and message... just perfect...

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Again thank you so much
So beautifully expressed Tate. Brought back happy memories of my own son as a child. Thank you! ~Sharon

Posted 5 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you so much Sharon I haven't been on much of late I'll try to get back
Another brilliant piece whose foundation has been built on greatness.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you rico i like this one myself as i am partial to the child in us all
I can't say that I can relate to the Midwest passions and pleasures, to which you refer, as I have only known a lifetime of happiness on the East and West Coasts of this glorious country. However, I revel in the happiness that my five children, and theirs, enjoy, and their lust for life. I so appreciate your writings, as you always leave us with a feeling of well-being and faithful suggestion.......Barbz

Posted 7 Years Ago


Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Thank you Barbz Itry to bring hope to this world and make happiness bloom

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