Fatherhood

Fatherhood

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


 

















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© 2015 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!
RLG,
Tommy


Posted 8 Years Ago


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Stopped be to read and so glad I came upon your very uplifting poem. You should send this one out to allllllllll of the fathers in todays world. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is so true. They are our gifts from God. Lovely!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Mr. mr. This view of fatherhood inspires... xx

Posted 8 Years Ago


CONGRATULATIONS FOR WINNING AND THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN MY CONTEST FOR FATHER SUN.

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is a gorgeous poem. Truely heartfelt, and the gift of it is obvious. You must be a great dad :]

Posted 8 Years Ago


very cute

Posted 8 Years Ago


If every man who's ever fathered a child felt this was the world would be a vastly better place for sure. This was beautful and brought tears to my eyes. :o)

Posted 8 Years Ago


The same can be said for the child. Understanding doesn't come until they grow to adulthood. When the understanding comes, though, it is a glorious moment indeed. Well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Our lives have no greater calling
then to comfort a poor child’s tears

Laughter and tears pour from the years
for each of us who play his part

BEST LINES...
Gr8 poem!

Posted 8 Years Ago


This was so beautiful It made me envious in a way. Never having a father in my life to experience these things. And never having the chance to look into his eyes as all of these emotions play gently across his features. It was amazing. It really did set my heart at ease. Beautiful

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on January 12, 2011
Last Updated on October 25, 2015
Tags: poetry, Life, romance, love

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Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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