Child of Mine

Child of Mine

A Poem by Tate Morgan

Give me a place where I belong one I can come back to Whenever I have strayed too far away from me and you



Give me a place where the sun shines

everyday I'm alive

Where the darkness never finds me

and I can always thrive


Give me a world that loves me

recognizing my gifts

A rocky road that's rewarding

where I can scale the cliffs


Give me a friend that shares with me

the things I am made of

An innocent mind a child’s heart

unconditional love


Give to me the tools I will need

to make it in this land

Then build foundations under me

upon which I can stand


Give me a place where I belong

one I can come back to

Whenever I have strayed too far

away from me and you


Give me a friend who'll guide my steps

so I won't wish to roam

As I'll then share my love with you

in this house we call home



© 2019 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
This I believe is Drake's dream for himself and his mother. How I wish he were my own child as well as my friend. What is there to say of this extraordinary young man that I haven't already said? He is the brightest of light in this world. We choose our family as much as we create them. I saw in him the undeniable desire to dream. Because he is so like me. A mind that wanders the wonders of life at will. I wish you well Drake. May the quest for your hearts desires not be too easy. But instead be fulfilling and rich.
My friend Drake.

This poem consists of a classic A.B.C.B. quatrain rhyme scheme. where the last word of the 2nd and 4th lines rhyme. Along with that I used 8 syllables in each 1st and 3rd line.Followed by 6 syllables in each 2nd and 4th line.

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What a wonderful tribute, Tate .. that young man is obviously very special and a friend for life, God willing. I don't have children, YET, but i know from family and friends how special youngsters are, how adults can see the world renewed by merely walking or listening to them. You're a very lucky man to know Drake and he's fortunate to have you write such a wonderful poem about and for him.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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This is very touching, showing the depth of true friendship.
And it's obvious you wish he was your own.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

7 Years Ago

Yes i wish he were mine he and i are much alike thank you
a beautiful prayer Tate for any child to know and your form flows so for my library shelf methinks..

Posted 8 Years Ago

Its a basic need we have to have a place to belong and people to love us. We are at our core social creatures and need that contact to thrive and fully develop to our full potentials. Its good that Drake found that with his mother and with a friend like you Tate.

Posted 8 Years Ago

If you have been given all those things--and a friend like Drake--you have the best part of the world.

Posted 8 Years Ago

As usual a great poem full of emotion and meaning. I think we all want to find that place where we can just be who we are meant to be. A lovely tribute to this young man.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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an endearing both shines together...a friendship bond to treasure... be well for both...enjoyed this beautiful work...

Posted 8 Years Ago

A great blessing, if we could all have this! This piece flows so beautifully.

Posted 8 Years Ago

That is a place worth being. A place with friends, a sense of belonging and the ability to thrive. Perfectly captured once more Tate.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Give me a place where I belong

one I can come back to

Whenever I have strayed too far

away from me and you

..............a great write. Wonderful really. My heartfelt wishes. All the poems from your side are having lively shining in the sky of poetry world. My best wishes.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Dear Tate,

A wonderful poem. It's one of your better efforts, I think. I also send my very best wishes for Drake. Young people have so much potential. Drake might be interested in the fact that there is a well know astrophysicist with the name of Drake, and an important equation called the Drake Equations that attempts to calculate the probability that there are other intelligent civilizations in the Universe. Look this up on Wikipedia if you have an interest. Is that a grand dream, or what?!! Make sure he knows the sky is the limit in terms of what he can accomplish, Tate. I know you're already there and need no encouragement from me. You are always all for your family with no holds barred!

Best regards,


Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on February 7, 2012
Last Updated on January 16, 2019
Tags: poetry, Life, adventure, poem, heart, love, boyhood


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