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

© 2021 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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Wow this is what you called talent! love the flow of the poem and nice choice of words..simple words but has great deep meaning behind it

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wonderful write, splendidly poetic!

Posted 9 Years Ago

nice work Tate...each of us has that insure that our children or for that matter any and all the children that we meet, be filled with wisdom and knowledge of life, teaching them to truly understand the good and the bad things of this world...this will gaurantee a better society in the future...let us hope and pray that when we leave this world we have accomplished your very thoughts...enjoyed this one my friend...

Posted 9 Years Ago

You were born with a purpose and destiny.
Our loved ones from years past have left behind a lot in our lives, their gifts, their treasures untold.
So with those insights left engraved in our hearts as we grow up, we want to love harder and live harder.
Giving hope to the ones we love and let them know that life is what you make of it and not what society would want it to be.
This is what love is, to give ourselves to others inconditionally. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Immortality presented in an entirely new light, which I enjoyed immensely. Knowledge is the only immortality that we truly have; the truths and wisdom that we try to pass onto the next generation. In that way we live on even as we fade away, in the hearts and minds of those that we've touched...

Posted 10 Years Ago

Your author note speaks a lot of truths, as well as the words you have chosen to share with us. This was an incredible write and I enjoyed reading it - it held a lot of beauty and it had an amazing end to it all.. 'He takes me into the future granting us immortality'... absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed this far more than any vampire writes I've read (not that they were terrible), but because it was different and full of truths.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very much an awesome because of the simple truth: we raise them and connect them to past, present and even the future.

This is awesome.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Provider, teacher, hero. Those are a few titles I know of when talking about a good father. Your words are rich with the emotions of one. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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awesome pictures and amazing poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is so moving and sweet.. Enjoyed reading this short piece! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on February 21, 2011
Last Updated on April 24, 2021
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH

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