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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 8 Years Ago

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This is absolutely beautiful. I have no words to describe it. Neither can I ever describe a father's love but I'm proud I've been given that.

Posted 8 Years Ago

this was an incredible piece of poetry. Very poignant and it started and ended very well.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Tate, I do not know how you do it! This is such a touching poem in so many ways. Your words just come together so wonderfully, and it makes me smile. The first line "A special gift lies on the wind" and many more of the poem are just so captivating and beautiful!

Posted 8 Years Ago

As Siddhartha has stated, this is indeed a beautiful ode to fatherhood. I can see why you say this poem took you a lot of time to finalize. I've often said that you have the knack of knowing just which words to use in which situation, and I'll say it once again. Your sense of rhyme is amazing, and the feeling of peaceful recollections it evokes is just beautiful. The internal rhyme adds a very good touch, too. This is another one of your writes I'm adding to my favorites. Awesome job!

Posted 8 Years Ago

For certain! A beautiful ode to fatherhood - oh to the father we owe so much - at least I do - I am lucky to have a very special one. As you are clearly it seems to me to ponder such things endlessly.
Love and Light,

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is quit heartfelt annd touching i love this. children are blessings from god always they bring so much joy & happiness into our life as the lord does. i only knew what that was like for awhile in my live my grandpa my dad's father was like a dad to me & my hero's daddies are always trying to be heros to their children only one feels like a dad to me is God but i do know how it feels i just don't think of it as it hurts but i see you're a amazing Dad but the lord did give me a Dad my father in law and he treats me like his own daughter makes me cry cause my real dad doesn't know me well so i have 2 dad's and 2 mom's i love it this poem is precious we should show our love always our children are precious so is life. god bless lily

Posted 8 Years Ago

awww very good write!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Every time i read your poetry, there is simply nothing else to say. Seriously, you always leave me with one word.... WOW

Posted 8 Years Ago

A truly moving piece about the bliss and happiness of fatherhood...Tate your poems have this uncanny knack of being accessible and something that one can relate to...No doubt you're so loved and popular...A truly moving poem this...Keep on writing...God bless..

Posted 8 Years Ago

wow how amazing this iss

Posted 8 Years Ago

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


Tate Morgan
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Marion , OH

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