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 8 Years Ago

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Awww this poem is so sweet I am so happy that you got me to read your work because so far I love your poems

Posted 8 Years Ago

The beautiful sentiment of your words and artwork are an emotional tribute to your precious granddaughter, Payton.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Wow had to read this again Tate! So heart warming it brought tears to my eyes....what joy a precious grandchild brings....this is so perfect and beautiful in every way!!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Aww Tate this is Beautiful in every way!!! I'm glad to hear you are letting that precious little Payton get her way :) That's the way it's supposed to be! There is nothing like having a grandchild, what a beautiful miracle to watch. You are very talented and your work is absolutly beautiful and perfect! May God Bless you and your precious Payton and your family. I hope she calls you "Papa"!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I hope to be a blessed with a grandchild some day! I've heard that it's an amazing experience. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

awesome work as always Tate great format overall excellent write.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I find it hard to understand where times goes even though I am the one wasting it along the way. Your poem has a charme about it that carries the reader along the way as time flows through it. I like this very much for many reasons. As I said it flows with a lightness that helps the reader follow the images that are so deep. Thank you for a great read.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Tate...loved this one..the poem...and also the drawing of your grand daughter..I too draw and paint..Love it more than writing..multi-talented...thats and God bless..Kathie

Posted 8 Years Ago

this was heartwarming. Your work never ceases to make my days.

Posted 8 Years Ago

That was so amazing.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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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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