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 really love this piece...

we always try to make our father's proud...but it goes much deeper than that doesn't it?

are we making our great ancestors proud too...

would they nod their heads in approval of how we are living our lives and what we are accomplishing.

nice expression here, as always.

jacob

Posted 7 Years Ago


Passing on our heritage is the most important and loving thing we can do for the next generation. Let others count their blessings in gold....i prefer to count it in the "jewels" of wisdom given to me by my grandparents. Very beautiful work...thanks for writing it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Been by twice today to read this, not real sure what write because the beauty in this is astounding.

As thousands struggled lived and died

they entrusted within my soul

Hopes and dreams of generations

to lead family in life's goal


You are not only a friend, but somebody that I will forever look up too. Thank you for being so beautiful. 100/100

Posted 7 Years Ago


You never cease to amaze me, Tate! ....with the heart of gold and wisdom to boot...you are absolutely one of the best writers here. This speaks volumes and carries with it a timeless message...

"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



While I tie my child to the past

going back to antiquity

He takes me into the future

granting us immortality"~ Profound write, my friend!


Posted 7 Years Ago


life is an unending surge of realisations and it is a complete journey in accordance with the lines of fate!
very beautifully expresed!

Posted 7 Years Ago


awesome stuff...honored to read this composition :-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


YOU YOURSELF ARE...
A WISE MAN...
AND IT LEAKS...
OUT EVERYTIME YOU...
WRITE AWESOME JOB...
THANKS FOR SHARING...

Posted 7 Years Ago


Hi Tate,

As always beautiful sentiment. Yes, we are tied to the past and to the future. Not many see this as clearly as you portray in your poem, but it is a truth of life. Good to have this pointed out to us from time to time, Tate.

Greatly enjoyed, My Friend. Thanks!

Best regards,

Rick

Posted 8 Years Ago


Awesome! Love the last two lines!

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Tate Morgan

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