My Sunshine

My Sunshine

A Poem by Tate Morgan

I awoke de-ar, one night from dream-ing found twenty ye-ars, had slipped me b-y All that ti-me, I'd been for-saken with each gray ha-ir, there came a si-gh


My granddaughter Payton last week on the deck.
These are all 24' by 18" canvases done in graphite pencil. I drew this picture last week after playing with her.

When a young ma-n, you were a twin-kle

within the e-ye, of a dream one da-y

I laughed each ti-me, I thought of yo-u

wondering just wha-t, you might sa-y


I awoke de-ar, one night from dream-ing

found twenty ye-ars, had slipped me b-y

All that ti-me, I'd felt for-saken

each new gray ha-ir, there came a si-gh


Just one look de-ar, was all I nee-ded

to know you we-re, the girl I sa-w

The dream I wo-uld, always trea-sure

with the fir-st, of your words Pa-pa


The night no lo-nger, haunts m-e

with dreams of what ma-y, not come tru-e

Now each da-y, a new ad-venture

since life li-t, my world with yo-u

© 2018 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
To Payton
I wish you a long and happy life. And may your first words be Papa Tate.

I think I broke every rule with this one lol
I was playing with my granddaughter last week on the deck and could swear she said "Papa".That was all it took for me I was hooked. I'm so easy lol

Set to the melody of You Are My Sunshine, the piece is to be sung to the melody. Hence the hyphens and pauses

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This is absolutely beautiful Tate, it melted my heart. It really brings me back to when I was little, how wonderful everything was. I can even remember my mother singing this song to me before bed or when I was scared.
Thank you for sharing this piece and thank you for bringing back such precious memories.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Reviews haven't lost your touch..stunning..and creamy!! Papa Tate has a ring to it. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

I'm 'tearing' up here Tate.....this was sooo beautiful, heartfelt and sincere. Thank you for this 'gem'. Goes into my library favorites for sure.

The sketching is brilliant, you are quite a talented man!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Wonderful, touching, reminiscent reflections of the process of parenthood, so well conveyed in this poetic tribute to your granddaughter. Really she is your sunshine!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Beautiful, a well captured and penned peice. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

beautiful and the sketch is wonderful as well.

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Posted 8 Years Ago

Aw, this is so beautiful!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Beautiful! And so sweet too. Great write! Way to go Tate.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Firstly, I used to sing this song to my oldest daughter, my first child....she is 18 now and I still sing it to her. She truly is my sunshine and the light that saved my life.....I only hope that in this troublesome time she will remember this song and the incredible, undying love I have for her. The powerful and genuine love of this beautifully written piece truly captured my heart in every word. Simply perfect in every way. Thank you for this....and best wishes to Payton. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

I gotta hand it to you, Tate--you captured more than just the feeling of another time with this. Echoes of songs from long ago.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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122 Reviews
Shelved in 4 Libraries
Added on July 12, 2011
Last Updated on September 26, 2018
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love


Tate Morgan
Tate Morgan

Marion , OH



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