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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This makes me think or our inner child and how we sometimes 'lose' that child.. no, life's purpose is not just to keep the family name alife. provide necessary needs .. but to tell the children of the past, of the people they didn't meet.
To not be afraid to be a child with them again.. play imaginary games, make sure they shelterd , clothed and fed.. and tell them about love and hope they will grow to pass the same to their children... most importantly to me, is to teach them to love and rise above hate. Your poem causes one to think and reflect .. and to hope we make through life's storms and can be here long enough to see our children grown .. Perhaps I have got this all wrong but you got it all right so it is even..

"While I tie my child to the past

a line back to antiquity

He takes me into the future

granting us immortality"

A beautiful verse.


Posted 9 Years Ago

Wise words and a outstanding photo. Children need strong parent and proper guidance. Today world is a lot different. I ran away from home at eighteen and joined the Army. Escape is harder and kids need more help today. A outstanding poem. Thank you.

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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