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!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Touching and poignant reflection, Tate.... we do our best... then stand back hoping we have supplied our children with enough love, honesty and strength to build their adult lives....

Posted 9 Years Ago

That is really touching and thought provoking and captures the greatness, the anxiety and the pure exhilaration that a parent feels. I myself don't have kids per se but I did raise my lil bro and sister while my mother was very ill and tried to tend to first my grandmother then my father, who died of cancer, so I feel very in tune to the idea of fatherhood and this poem is just well there are no other words past moving, it has the perfect sentiment and the perfect mix of emotions thank you for sharing this with us.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Being a parent is the most important job a person could have, yet many don't see it that way. When you pour yourself into the nurturing and raising of a child, as I believe you have, there is no greater joy than to see those beautiful eyes look to you and be called "daddy."

Posted 9 Years Ago

A childs eyes are innocent of deception.What you see is naked truth.How sad it is that we somehow modify our childrens clear perception unwittingly

This is the best from you as yet Tate

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very cool, brother!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I'm not a parent so I can't necessarily relate, but this definately gives me a step in that direction! Great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago

A heartfelt poem expressing the sincerity of Fatherhood, warmth on the waves of love.

Posted 9 Years Ago

How nice to see through a father's heart.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I'm not a parent. Being a parent is hard and I don't think I'd ever want my kid to tell me
they hate me and screwed them up. Kids always end up doing this eventually. Better not
to go there. I see so many kids being treated like they aren't even human by their parents in
public it sickens me. Maybe kids are more right than wrong. I wouldn't ever want to
treat my children that way so its better not to have any. Now, after that rant I think
you did wonderful on this poem and its obvious you love your kids.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH

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