Son Poem

Love For My Son Poem

If something should ever happen to me, my love for my son should never go unsaid.

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I'll never forget the day I found out I was going to be a mommy. I was scared to death since I was only 16. I didn't know the first thing about being a mother. Then all that fear went away. I...

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Never Unsaid

© more by Valerie Capasso

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

I never want this to go unsaid,
So here in this poem is for it to be said.
There are no words to express how much you mean to me,
A son like you, I thought could never be.
Because the day you were born, I just knew,
God sent me a blessing - and that was you.
For this I thank Him every day.
You are the true definition of a son, in every way.
It is because of you that my life has meaning.
Becoming a mom has shown me a new sense of being.
I want you to know that you were the purpose of my life,
Out of everything I did, it was you that I did right.
Always remember that I know how much you care,
I can tell by the relationship that we share.
For a son like you there could be no other,
And whether we are together or apart,
Please do not ever forget,
You will always have a piece of my heart.


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  • KatKat by KatKat
  • 2 years ago

After struggling through cervical cancer and then my husband's infertility and countless IVF cycles...he then left me due to cancer. We never had children, and I'll never forget him...he's in my heart and dreams every day. The years have passed, and I have met another. I finally have the son I've yearned for. My family of 4 was not meant to be. No one understands why my son is my idol and precious to me and always will be. I've been criticized for how I got to have my son in this relationship, but they don't understand my heartache that never goes away. My son has some characteristics that reflect my 1st husband, perhaps it's me wishing he were here as our family. I love my partner dearly, but the pain and loss I cannot forget. I am eternally thankful I have my son and can't bear to know I will leave him some day! Cherish your children and be ever grateful you have conceived!

  • Janet by Janet
  • 6 years ago

I woke up one morning and he wasn't here. I screamed his name. I kept looking for him and screaming his name. I do this every day over and over until I realize my Jose has gone to heaven. He will be loved for eternity by his parents and cousins and his friends and grandmother. This is dedicated to my grandson, Jose Enrique Figueroa.

  • Zandee by Zandee
  • 6 years ago

Reading this poem and the comments makes my heart ache. My mother got very sick 2 months ago due to a brain injury. She's doing a bit better now. I'm hurt because I now have the realization that I'll lose her one day, and I find it very difficult to live with that thought. I don't know how to live without her, she's my best friend and my only profound love that I'll never experience again. She's my everything, and I'm devastated by the fact that I can't give her the life she deserves due to financial problems. She had a very difficult childhood, and my father physically and mentally abused her. I always saw the pain in her eyes, yet she tried to make her kids happy and provide for us. When I hug her, my world is complete. When I see her smile, I'm the happiest man on earth. When she cries, my heart is broken. Mom, I love you!!!

  • Loretta by Loretta
  • 6 years ago

When you have a Mom like that, just be grateful for every minute you have with her, give her a hug and kiss, and a "I Love You Mom" every day that you have her. Make memories that will sustain you when she has to leave you (and you know she doesn't want to) to go to a better, happier place and wait for you. She'll see all those she hasn't seen in many years and all she will be doing is smiling and looking beautiful. No pain, no sorrow, just immense joy. Be grateful that God gave her to you for a while to be your mom. She's HIS child and HE loves her too. I lost my mom in 1980, and never a day goes by that I don't think of her, miss her, love her, and look forward to the time when we will be together again, but you have to live, as did she, until then, so smile or cry, but make those memories. God bless.

  • Kathy Marker by Kathy Marker
  • 6 years ago

That is absolutely beautiful. As a mother of 2 sons and a daughter, you are a great son, and you will be blessed. You deserve the best in life. I will pray for your mom. The best fortune your mom could have is not material things, which I know you would love to give her. She has you. That's her greatest fortune.

  • Lisa Barker by Lisa Barker
  • 6 years ago

My grown son recently moved to New York from Washington state. Him being the youngest and my only boy, well you see the picture. He was my baby, no matter how old he was. I put this poem in his cell phone when he left.

  • Rebecca Mayer by Rebecca Mayer
  • 7 years ago

I have lost two sons. One was killed by another, and one destroyed himself. I sacrificed myself to save each one but lost the battle. Now I have one son left. It seems he will be different than the other two and make it; so far so good. I thought my heart could only be broken once, but, as plans go, life surprised me and took the shattered parts and shattered them again. I know that they are near me. We were friends, loved beyond love, but it never was enough to stop life from happening. To those who have just lost the physical one they loved, remember they have not lost the relationship that was enmeshed in love eternal. One day we will meet again. It will only be an interval to them, an eternity for me. Nevertheless, I pray to them each day, gaze into the candle that signifies their energy and embrace their presence.

  • Brittany by Brittany
  • 7 years ago

I am so sorry. I have four sons, myself and honestly this is one of my greatest fears every time I hear an argument between them. As of right now they are still young. They are teenagers, but my youngest two have a lot of jealousy issues, and I am reminded of Cain and Abel and then I read your story and my heart breaks in pieces for you. God bless you, and may he wrap his arms around you and your son and bring healing to your heart.

  • Doris by Doris
  • 7 years ago

God help you with your grief. I have 2 sons, 15 and 25. The 25 year old is destroying himself through drink and drugs. I pray every day that the Lord will save him and not take him from me. I hope I never know the grief of losing a son, and my heart goes out to you. I will pray for you. God bless.

  • Tiffiny H by Tiffiny H
  • 7 years ago

I'll never forget the day I found out I was going to be a mommy. I was scared to death since I was only 16. I didn't know the first thing about being a mother. Then all that fear went away. I remember when I found out I was having a little boy, I was so excited beyond words could ever express. My world was about to change for the best. The day came when it was my time to meet this beautiful soul I carried for nine months.

Your first cry brought tears of joy to my eyes. I was a mommy at last. I think God every day for you, my 'lil man. Now you're about to be nine. Where has the time gone? You are growing up to be such a great 'lil man. Someday I know you will be grown in to a man, but I want you to always remember you will always be my 'lil man. You have brought nothing but joy, laughter, and love into my life. I wouldn't change being your mommy for anything in this world. I love you, Tyler, with all my heart and soul!

  • Sandra by Sandra, Tucson Az
  • 9 years ago

One story touched me. I lost my 2 older boys 2004 to my mother who knew how to manipulate the system for her own selfish gain, she has done evil awful things to me growing up and now my oldest is 18 and says he hates me. She is now trying and successfully strapping me of my younger two sons. I was not the best mom with my older boys, it's hard to admit it but I took being a mom for granted. I was a amazing mother to my younger two boys just could not keep my ex away. We are victims of his abuse. I signed guardianship papers to my mom with the older two because I was promised I could get them back in one to two years. I have tried for 10. Now she is trying to permanently take the younger two. I am not a drug addict, I am a recovering alcoholic 7 years sober. When she said "this is so hard just trying to cope and pray for strength, each day, each second' It was like she was speaking from my soul, I have lived that way since 2004. Also when she said "My mind and body so tired, some days can't think straight I miss him so much. I wish I could just hold him and tell him how much I miss and love him." I again felt like she was speaking from my soul. I agree with her saying "I wish for no parent to loose their children. Parents are not made for that"! I pray every night as I cry myself to sleep that my dearest sons will know "I will love them forever"! There is something wrong with our society when someone can take my children and say they are better off without me when they don't know me or my boys and can say a person who tormented and abused their own child is better than myself! She will never love them like I do! There is more details. She has a grudge against me the oldest which she admitted when my grandfather died (her dad). I wish I could give her peace, I have prayed for her to have peace in her soul ever day so my boys may have piece. I pray for forgiveness from my innocent boys, for breaking my promise that I made to each of them the moment they where placed in my arms to protect them and keep them safe. I will never break my promise to love them with all my heart and even after I die my soul will continue loving them for all eternity! No mother should have to live with the pain!!!!! No son should suffer because of a grudge their grandmother has towards their mom!

  • Rebecca Argaez by Rebecca Argaez
  • 9 years ago

Your story is a sad one. Unfortunately it's all too real and too common. It's very sad. Maybe you could start some sort of parents anonymous group.
Good luck!

  • Annelie Henrico by Annelie Henrico
  • 9 years ago

Hi I lost my son he was 21. 8 months ago. Suicide, this is so hard just trying to cope and pray for strength,each day, each second, no time for good bye. My mind and body so tired, somedays can't think straight I miss him so much. I wish I could just hold him and tell him how much I miss and love him. I wish for no parent to loose their children. Parents are not made for that, my dearest son love you forever.

  • Gin Darras by Gin Darras
  • 7 years ago

I wish to give my deepest condolences! I've, too, lost my son and only child! He was 30. He was my best friend. We'd share so much! He was a singer and mosaic tile muralist. He was working on his dream -his CD- when a repeat offender stabbed and robbed him. You're right about the feelings of not being able to hug them one more time. It's a struggle to survive and pretend we’re okay. Our core is in deep pain. It's a pain so intense, like wandering in this world as an empty vessel. I hope you find comfort. I pray you feel he is with you spiritually. Stay strong in your thoughts of him! Many Blessings!

  • Vicky by Vicky
  • 9 years ago

This poem touched my heart my youngest son is now 27 he brought us much heartache throughout his life, but now he has a fiancée and a beautiful baby girl 6 months old which we adore. All the past you put at the back of your mind but you don't forget. We are so proud of him now because we never thought we'd see this day.

  • Ohio1 by Ohio1
  • 10 years ago

As I read the above emails I had to comment. First of all I came here to find a poem for my only son/child because he is going through testing next week for cancer. He is my world and we just lost his dad this Feb. My heart goes out to all the mothers that have lost their sons. I can't comprehend how hard that would be. If I lost my son I don't how I would go on but I know I would only exist but never have another happy day. We are very close. May God be with each mother that has had to give her son back to God.

  • Nova Scotia by Nova Scotia
  • 10 years ago

My son just turned 21 and we were very lucky to have spent that special day with him, he lives 3000 miles away ! He moved away almost 2 years ago and life my life has changed so much. This child I carried and gave life too, looked out for and taught life lessons, has left to find his own life, lessons to live and make his mark in this beautiful world . An empty hole in my heart without his hugs and hearing his laughter daily but an abundance of proudness and love for this man I call my son. I miss and love you...

  • Dy by Dy, London England
  • 10 years ago

Wow, all of the above I read, with my heart open to each and every one of you mothers. The ones who have sons/daughters with you and to the ones who have lost their precious babies. I think you are so very brave and courageous to have somehow, by God's grace, continued to fight through life's adversities and to be so strong for others.
My mothers has 7 sons and 2 daughters, then I had the blessings of giving birth to 3 sons. Each day, hour, minute, second I give thanks for having them and feel privileged that I they are still in my life. Women up above, I salute you and thank you for the strength and power you hold. May God bless you and your sons.

  • Dina by Dina, Pretoria Rsa
  • 11 years ago

I have one child a son - everyday he makes me so proud, he is strong, caring and a great dad and husband, I don't know why God gave me such a great child, but for this gift I am thankful. THANK YOU LORD.

  • Luz by Luz, Cleveland Clinic
  • 11 years ago

Hi my name is Luz Gonzalez and I have an 18 yr old son he is my only child and on May 19, 2012 my son was diagnosed with Lymphoma Burkitts Cancer stage 3 and I must say my world came tumbling down when I was told. I cried all day I would look at my son and just cry. When I was able to tell my son he also cried then I cried with him, I love my son so much he is my all. As I write this we are at the Cleveland Clinic where he is getting chemo as we speak this is a high dosage of chemo as it was 90% gone but now they found a couple of more in the back of his stomach and inside the fatty tissue of his stomach. My son has Cancer in his stomach. I would do anything and everything for my son Christopher. Thank you for letting me write about my son.

  • Linda by Linda
  • 11 years ago

To all you readers enjoy your sons and daughters and cherish every single moment of there lives because you never know the second they will be taken away from you. My son Patrick of 27 years was suddenly taken from me on the 31st of Oct 2010 and I just cannot get over it. He was such a wonderful boy any mother would be proud of but as I've been told God must have needed him more than me but how much I miss him. No one will ever know. God Bless you my son Patrick Daniel.

  • Jasmin by Jasmin, Novaliches
  • 11 years ago

It really touches my heart. I have a son who just turned one and I can really say that truly he gave meaning to my life. He is the best gift I have ever received in my life and I thank GOD for that wonderful and priceless gift. My son gave me all the reasons to live. I may not have all the material things in life but I am proud to say that I have my own son whose worth a millions.

  • Dianne by Dianne
  • 12 years ago

My son is in the Navy and is on deployment. I miss him and worry about him being in Harm's Way. We are extremely close and he is my world. I sent this to him because he is a gift from God and I want him to know. He carries my heart & has my prayers.

  • Elle by Elle
  • 13 years ago

I wanted to put a poem in my sons birthday card as it was his 1st birthday and wanted something special and meaningful.
This poem was perfect

  • Sarita Wariyer by Sarita Wariyer
  • 13 years ago

This was a touching poem and was very close to my heart. Any mother would love this poem

  • Sharon O Connor by Sharon O Connor
  • 13 years ago

I have the blessing of one son whom I adore and cherish he's my reason for living. I love him sooooooooooo much words cannot describe it. Without my beautiful son Kailum life would have no meaning for me. I just adore him as both my parents have passed on now I know what they felt for all of us that they were blessed with

  • Gina by Gina
  • 13 years ago

My baby is getting married. I am a nobody. I'm having a hard time finding the right song to tell him how I really feel. He has no clue what I have gone thru for him, not the usual..just deleted an hour worth of putting the truth out there...doesn't long as my baby is happy...just wish he understood why I am the way I's not a's an aftermath of survival...

  • Makarita by Makarita
  • 13 years ago

I'm 26 and I have one son..but he was taken away from me by his son is only 2 years old..

I miss him so much..he is my life.
I hope one day he come back to me.

  • Aggie Belcher by Aggie Belcher, Kentucky
  • 13 years ago

These poems are so true & wonderful to read. My heart really go out to any person who has caner. I have been cancer free for 3 yrs. My hubby was cancer free for 4 yrs and now his cancer return , my husband Joe has lung, Kidney, liver & bladder cancer. Our son Joe Jr. Has spinal cancer. They are both doing chemo treatments. This is so very hard because I just lost my mom Oct -26-2009. Please say a prayer for Our family. I really enjoy your poems.
Have a blessed day.

  • nelda lopez by nelda lopez
  • 14 years ago

I too have one very special son! he means a lot to me! even thou we have our ups & downs I still love him very, very, much! he recently got married to a beautiful young lady, which I love also. I now have a grandbaby boy which he now looks a lot like my son when he was little. I thank the good lord every day for my blessings!

  • clemencia by clemencia
  • 15 years ago

I really loved this poem I only have one son and I love him dearly. Thank you for sharing.

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