Life's Purpose

Life's Purpose

A Poem by Tate Morgan

My duty in this life is clear pass love from the child within me Along with prayers from those that died for all the hopes of things to be


My rendition of my grandfather Eddie and Freddie Volo graphite on canvas

Each day I wonder why I'm here

is it to fill what love requires

Or is there much more to my life

than all the joys my heart desires


I have been the emissary

of ancestors who came and went

My purpose lay within the genes

that through life and death they have sent


As thousands struggled lived and died

they entrusted within my soul

Hopes and dreams from generations

that led family in life's goal


My duty in this life is clear

pass love from the child within me

Along with prayers from those who've died

for the hopes of things that might be


While I tie my child to the past

going back to antiquity

He takes me into the future

granting us immortality

© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
I have often thought that a fathers job lay not only in his ability to provide.It is to enlighten your children with love of life. With that in mind I feel it important that we pass old wisdom's to the new. Time has a way of wearing us down. The old recriminations seem to ring out hollow as we ourselves become polished by the winds of time. In that end we see that enlightenment shows bright upon the simple truths that society masks and hides. We are here to succeed in life. Not monetarily but by producing a better version of us each time. Darwin would be proud. However to me Humanity has transcended the boundary of sentient thought. Leaving us a greater purpose that of carrying our brother along with us on life's journey.
Yesterday was the 20th running of the memorial race for my grandfather Eddie.may he rest in peace.
They don't make those men anymore!

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I have not been here for awhile because I forgot my password and though I have written to many times, they've never responded. I am only able to get here when I respond to someone's message in an e-mail to me.

Tate, your poetry seems to get better and better all the time! This is a particularly good one. I'm proud of you!


Posted 9 Years Ago

that is true, father's are the best

Posted 9 Years Ago

first, the pic...... pretty hysterically frightening...hahahaha. Almost satirical to the poem.

The poem: I am in complete accord and concur. If only more people could read this piece everyday. Maybe, just maybe the struggles of family and generation would melt away. just maybe.

Posted 9 Years Ago

such a beautiful poem! you say things so beautifully. it is true that we need to pass our heritage and wisdom down to our children, or else who we were will disappear. a great piece!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Exactly dear Tate, my thoughts entirely, but put so eloquently by yourself. It's a full time job but so gratifying.

I don't care for the picture tho.....sorry !!

Take care
Babs xx oo

Posted 9 Years Ago

"Each day I wonder why I'm here
is it to fill what love require
Or is there much more to my life
than all the joys my heart desires"

That stanza is just perfect. I think that this is a very insightful piece on your perspective which i also share on the same topic. Modern Fathers should strive to be more and more like this especially now that the fast pace of our lives is causing developmental escarpments between family. We are pulling slowly apart and it is up to Fathers to be a good example and instill in their children the lust for a full happy life, untarnished by worldly pleasures alone. Before i go into a full rant let me just cut myself short and conclude- this is exactly what every father deserves to be like. Magnificent work here Tate

Posted 9 Years Ago

...Is a great piece to get one thinking of our connections going back into the eons of existence

Passing on our present line
Having healers help us shine
Moving into life's great climb
We step again down into time

Posted 9 Years Ago

Ah...this is what a good Father does. Not only does he give his children life, but teaches them how to live it, while providing too. Lovely poem. Very touching. I loved the picture too. Very cute.

Posted 9 Years Ago

You write so deep sometimes I sometimes find it hard to understand, with that said though this is a great poem indeed. I see you speaking about leaving a legacy of wisdom & love.. great poem Tate!! Truly a great Poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is incredible! you wrote this so perfectly! it flowed beautifully and it was jut an all together fantastic poem! you did a great job with this poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on February 21, 2011
Last Updated on May 24, 2018
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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