Son Poems

Son Poems

Father To Son Poems

The relationship of a son towards both his parents is very complex. A son will likely feel a close bond with his mother, yet see his father as an adversary and competitor. When a son sees how his father interacts with his mother he will either attempt to model his father's behavior or reject his father's example of relationships with women. From the parents' point of view, having a son can be one of the greatest joys they will ever experience but also one of the greatest challenges. Balancing the need to offer freedom to your son while placing appropriate boundaries may be an area of contention.

30 Mother To Son Poems

  1. 1. The Responsibility Of Fatherhood

    Becoming a parent changes many things about your priorities and your outlook on life. In this famous poem, Edgar Guest (1881-1959) shares how life was before children and what changed once he became a father. The speaker realizes that he needs to be a better person because there’s a little one who will look up to everything he does, whether it’s good or bad. Edgar Guest wrote many poems on the topic of family. This poem is made up of octaves (eight line stanzas) that follow the rhyme scheme ABABCDCD.

    BEFORE you came, my little lad,
    I used to think that I was good,
    Some vicious habits, too, I had,
    But wouldn't change them if I could.

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  3. 2. Never Unsaid

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

    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.

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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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  5. 3. I Hope You Know How Much I Love You

    • By Rita Luna
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A mother writes a poem to her son trying to convey to him the overwhelming love she feels for him.

    To My Son,
    I hope you know how much I love you so.
    I might embarrass you from time to time
    By giving lots of love and needless kisses,

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    You are NOT alone. Hold onto hope. Find peace in your heart. I lost 15 years and 3 weeks with my son. No contact, minimal updates. I was on a bad path, sent my son to his father (I wanted...

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  6. 4. A Father To His Son

    Carl Sandburg lived from 1878-1967. Some of his works have received Pulitzer Prizes, and Sandburg had a middle school named after him. In this poem, a father is thinking about the advice he wishes to impart to his son.

    A father sees his son nearing manhood.
    What shall he tell that son?
    "Life is hard; be steel; be a rock."
    And this might stand him for the storms

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  7. 5. Grandpa's Lesson

    I am a 73-year-old combat vet from the Vietnam Conflict. I was a platoon sergeant and received 3 Purple Hearts in combat. I led numerous overnight ambush patrols. We all had to devise ways to stay awake while on watch, so I would compose and memorize poetry. I first started to write small poems to my mother as a kid. This poem is about a boy who had lost his first game of organized baseball and how his father handled a distraught son.

    Though Grandpa was a quiet man, he taught his lessons well.
    He showed me ways to understand with stories I still tell.

    The first time I had lost a game, he told me what to do.

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  8. 6. Through My Eyes

    This is the way I see my son compared to how strangers see him. Sometimes they judge him with just one look when there's so much more to him. My beautiful and perfect ASD, ADHD, SPD son.

    Through my eyes
    All I see
    Is a perfect little boy
    Staring back at me

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    Poem About My Special Needs Son, Through My Eyes

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    A poem of profound love, insight, dedication and patience, Steph. Mothers frequently bring out the best in us. All the best to you and your son. Kind regards, Paul.

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  9. 7. To My Son

    As this mother thinks of her son growing up and going through all the stages that he's gone through, she lets him know that she will always be there to support him.

    Oh, how the years go by.
    Oh, how time can certainly fly.
    From once just a thought in faraway dreams,
    now into my arms and in my eyes gleam

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    My first born will be 22 in a couple of months. I thought for sure he would be home for a long time to be. I miss my son's face and laughter everyday. I get jealous when I hear someone...

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  10. 8. A Mother And Her Son

    • By April Standifer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    There's nothing quite like the first.

    Often in unspoken words, connections are locked,
    Creating foundations that can never be rocked.
    Foundations of love, honesty, and truth!
    Connect a friendship that started from youth!

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    You were sent to me to save me (not just 1 little boy but also two little girls). Sent to me to set me free, free from the streets and free from the drugs that were starting to take over me....

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  11. 9. What I Wish For You My Son

    • By Linda M. Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A mother tells her son of her hopes and dreams for him.

    What I wish for you today and every day thereafter,
    I wish for you the joys of life to come.
    I wish for you that the life you lead may be praised by God for now and always.
    I wish for you the knowledge to face life as it comes.

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    There is no story here...I just wanted to say how much I appreciated this poem. I was feeling that I needed/wanted to say something special to my son who will be reaching his 40th birthday...

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  12. 10. Boys

    When I wrote this poem I had three daughters, no sons, but I had five grandsons. So true to facts, the words in this poem are some life tales and adventures. Then later, joy, joy, I had a granddaughter, then eventually two more grandsons.

    Bullseyes and targets, marbles and darts.
    Little green bugs and bicycle parts.
    Frogs in their pockets, worms in their shirt.
    A boy is a boy for all he is worth.

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  13. 11. A Man Of Your Own

    I wrote this poem for my son when he turned 21 and told me that he wanted to live on his own.

    As your mother, I want what's best for you
    and want to see good in all that you do.
    I would like you to take this advice and understand
    that even though you are now a man,

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    My youngest is soon to turn 21 and I could not have said it any better. A wonderful tribute to a son.

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  14. 12. Poem For Ryan-Love Ma

    • By Robyn A. Blankenship
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A mother writes a poem to her first born son. He has made her proud in all that he's done. She tells she loves him and wishes him well. And in all of life's challenges may he excel.

    To my first born son, eldest of four
    Whom I've always loved and adored
    You're such a good son, and also big brother
    You've always made me proud to be your mother

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    This poem had made me realize how beautiful it is to be blessed with a handsome child like mine.

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  15. 13. My Son

    Words can never fully express the love a parent feels for a child, but this poem does a good job.

    When I carried you inside me, I longed for a baby son.
    My prayers were answered, my son, my one and only one.
    They laid you in my arms, and I knew right away
    That the love you and I would share

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  16. 14. My Little Scrapper

    • By Judy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    This poem was written for my son, Josh, during his senior high school football season - 2006.

    Thinking back through all the years
    How swiftly they've passed by
    I close my eyes and bite my lip
    Try so hard not to cry

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  17. 15. A Son Leaves Home

    • By Nicolle Benx
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2014

    Our only son is graduating high school June 2014. We are so very proud of him.

    The time has been too short-
    the memories so dear.

    Our pride for all you have become

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  18. 16. Missing You

    • By Mary E. Ferstler
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A mother writes a letter to her son, who has gone down a dangerous and destructive path. She lets him know that he can always come home.

    I miss my son
    who used to be
    who cared about himself
    and his family

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    I was a single mother of one, my son who is now 29 years old (30 in September). This will be the first birthday that he and I will not be together because up until two years ago my son was a...

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  19. 17. My Little Boy

    • By Sabrina A. Hernandez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A mother writes of a little boy who means the world to her.

    No amount of gold could ever compare to the gift of love that my son shares.
    I've been blind and I couldn't see that all the love I've wanted is right here in front of me.
    He gives me reason to get through another day.
    Maybe it's how he loves me in his special little way.

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    A newborn in my life that God has chosen for me! Oh my God a 7lb 3 once bundle of joy, this child, this blessing that the Lord has sent to me! The most precious of time, sleeping on my...

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  20. 18. A Father's Love

    I wrote this after attending a seminar on child abuse. I was sad to learn that most of the perpetrators of child abuse are trusted and known by the child. I made a solemn promise to myself to do my very best to watch and protect my son at all times. Remember, Parents, just mind that child

    You came to the world,
    On a God blessed night.
    Your limbs were all there,
    Your heart beat just right.

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  21. 19. Little Boys

    • By Anuradha Dev
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014

    I am a 35 years old woman. I have a daughter and a son. Daughter being the first one holds a very special place in my heart but as my son is growing older (he was 5 this October) , I am starting appreciate small adorable things boys do that I would have missed if my son would not have come in my life. I am from India. In India a male child is given much more importance than a female child. i always hated this fact. I never wanted a male child. But after my son I have changed. This is for him. Happy birthday Adi!

    Little boys
    Everyone said Boys are difficult.
    They are alien creatures,
    Difficult to manage

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    Nice. Written about boys. I wish I had boys because I grew up with girls and I have two girls.

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  22. 20. Dreams Of A Boy

    • By Sandy Craft
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011

    This poem is written for my son who is autistic and loves dragons and has the most colorful imagination. I have always wanted to protect him, but I know that I have to let go and release him into the world that is full of the dangers that he knows nothing about. I wish I could keep him in his dreams and watch him in his peaceful sleep as a beautiful child.

    Sleep now, my child,
    Let mother hold your fears.
    At rest, good night, dream wild.
    Fast asleep the visions piled,

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    Hi there. This speaks to me on a higher level. All the best, Autismotron Prime

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