A Poem by Tate Morgan

Therein lies the conundrum which we know our hearts to command Now it will be for us to see how well the ship of life be manned


Son Tate and Daughter Aris

A special gift lies on the wind

for each man who dares the blunder

Then rolls the dice to pay the price

to both touch and feel this wonder


As then one finds the reason why

that has thus far been so hidden

Endless the loads that walk life’s roads

with the fear that was unbidden


Therein lies the conundrum

which we know our hearts to command

Now it will be for us to see

how well the ship of life be manned


Our lives have no greater calling

then to comfort a poor child’s tears

Truth shows clearer through the mirror

for he who shares these hopes and fears


But oh the sounds of fatherhood

how narre they touch to the heart

Laughter and tears pour from the years

for each of us who play his part


© 2022 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
Life doesn't reveal the secrets of the heart until you look in the eyes of your own child!
One thing I can say about children is that no one can take them from you. If you raise them in love they will be the things of beauty by which you judge yourself and find you're not wanting. Happy Fathers Day all!

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I have yet to experience this wonderful wonder; but I see how my brother stands stead for his family. The worries he is starting to show around his eyes as his two girls grow, and his son is growing in his wives belly. For he knows it is up to him to raise these children; he works so hard to give them it all, from working from light till dark, to playing with dolls. He is a wonderful father! I then look in my father's eyes as he sees how my brother lives for his family, and I can see his pride shining through. I hope to someday feel this joy, like you said, "Our lives have no greater calling."

Fine Write my friend!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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amazing stupendous lovely mature poem the maturity
and fatherhood

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Thank you writ
Happy Father's Day to you Tate.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you marie I am a happy father
Lovely words Tate...and I adore that photo...a photo of happy children...and Happy Fathers Day to you too....Rose:)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Rose I hope you have a great day and your husband as well
Such a beautiful tribute to fatherhood. Your poetry is ever so endearing to ones heart strings.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

9 Years Ago

Thank you becky I am having a great day
Lovely kidlets and lovely words, Tate. As always. Happy Father's Day! Angi~

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was quite nice to read, again from the male perspective on the love and care he has for his children.
Thank you for sharing it, Tate.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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So very true, and it never stops. Wouldn't mind being remembered for nothing more... than a good one.

Very well done, Tate.

Posted 10 Years Ago

To be granted a child is very special...and giving it to the world is very special too...

Posted 10 Years Ago

I know you said I don't have to review your work, Tate, but it is an absolute pleasure to do so...this was so beautifully written and so full of joy...fatherhood is such a privilege and to see you grasp it and embrace it does every Mommy on this site proud, whether she has a supportive Daddy in her life or not (I do)...to take advantage of such a gift would be frivolous...you understand this like no others I have read here. Exceptional.


Posted 10 Years Ago


Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on January 12, 2011
Last Updated on June 19, 2022
Tags: poetry, Life, romance, love


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH

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