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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Thought provoking piece and I enjoyed reading it. I agree with you; we pass the old wisdom to the new generations. We are the link between past and future.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A good sincere poem linking the family ties, and the lifeblood of ancestors in time immemorial.

Posted 9 Years Ago

"Or is there much more to my life
than all the joys my heart desires"

A powerful and thought provoking opening to this poem. Each individual may want to achieve or do so many different things in their life...they don't know where to start or what direction to take... but I do think that once there is a child in the picture things become clearer. Teaching, guiding, loving...passing what has been learrnt to new generations...

Beautiful poem

Posted 9 Years Ago

"While I tie my child to the past

going back to antiquity"

There's nothing new under the sun they say. Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

There is much wisdom in this. I look at my own children and measure their success (or mine as a mother) not by the jobs they hold or the possessions they've accumulated. Their worth is so much more than is the goodness within them...their ability to love and be loved. I see them share their love and feel that I will go on. I don't know if I am interpreting what you're saying correctly, but I love the message and meaning that I take from your poem. Beautifully written my friend!

Posted 9 Years Ago

THis is wonderful work from a fathers perspective. It is coated in love for ones child. I like it. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Ah... You know, I often times envy those of you with children. Sometimes, reading your work makes me think of what kind of father I'd be. It inspires a longing to have what you have, though, I'll not say that it is...covetous...(as I'm in no position to raise a child). Tate Morgan, this piece is a blessing; there are so many current, and future, parents that should read this.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I agree wholeheartedly with you. I think we have to tread lightly and make sure that the wisdom we pass on is the right wisdom and not just tired rhetoric that tends to cause damage. To keep on growing as a person at whatever age is a blessing, and we can learn alot form those youngsters....more than we could possible imagine. Great job.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a very touching, loving, passionate piece of writing. I really enjoyed reading this. Very beautiful indeed, Tate.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very good Tate. Thanks for telling me about your new 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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