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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I really thought this was a mind blowing piece. Keep up the good work!

Posted 9 Years Ago

When I first saw this, I immediatly thought of the song. It was a very nice touch to add it in and it felt like it kind of completed the poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

an enchanting poem with much love and endearments thu~ out each verse~ very nicely penned

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful poem, a very heartfelt tribute to your grand-daughter, it put a big smile on my face! Love the drawing too.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Lovely Tate.
How much a child can make us feel so grateful of life, especillay when we look at it through their innocent eyes.

Posted 9 Years Ago

love dthe drwing and the poem, such sweet words.

Posted 9 Years Ago

thank you for your entry

Posted 9 Years Ago

thank you for your entry

Posted 9 Years Ago

such a beautiful drawing and poem. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wonderful. Wonderful and brilliant! Funny, because all morning I had a similar song stuck in my head. Thanks.

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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