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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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It is the duty of progeny to bring honor to their ancestors' name.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Oh I agree with that thank you very much
Lovely work Taters… hearts of elders to the young… I look at my own children..and believe the same..our purpose as parents is to guide spiritually, and to teach them to fly on their own in any storm…knowing those before have beacons to follow.. ( if they chose to heed them) …so much to say..but this is a again Lovely Work of your heart !

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I like to think I am Tates mentor and friend He and i have been through Much thankyou

6 Years Ago

a pleasure to read ( :
I don't think my life has one big purpose and if it does I already did it. Maybe if I have kids (crazier crap has happened) I'll feel differently. After the corps though I gotta tell ya, everything is at half mast.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

Well As i see it we are the result of thousands of generations that happened to pass their genes alo.. read more
I loved this poem, Tate! That's what we do as parent/ Grandparents pass on skills of humanity, we teach our offspring how to love and be kind to each other. Well penned as usual!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

6 Years Ago

I do so agree with that . Thanks we learn these things in kindergarten how to share and play with ot.. read more
Your wisdom and strength shall outlive us all and many generations.. by thy own words written so well.. :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

beautiful piece from a wise person :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

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through the years wisdom has change its course... it adapt to the new changing community... though the core values is still the same... even in life's purpose has change its understanding through time so it also adapt to change... we members of the humanity seeks answers... i guess we are a seeker in nature... every childrens has freedom in their hands with all they want... its up to a parent how to shower their love on how the parent will be remember always in the hearts of their seeds... wonderful work mr. Tate...

Posted 7 Years Ago

Life is not a circle but a spiral leading not only around but upward.

I knew the picture was your work even before I saw the inscription.

Posted 7 Years Ago

We're certainly just a link in the chain leading from the past into the future, Tate, and it's largely our actions that will determine what that future will be. It's all part of the civilising process, or should be, though I believe that has been interrupted over the past 40 years by the influx of drugs. Hopefully this is only a phase in the human condition, and future generations will put them behind them. Nice write.

Posted 7 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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