Poems From a Mom to Her Son

Mother hugging son

A poem can offer a surprisingly easy way to share your thoughts when you're searching for the right words to let your son know how you feel. You can always write a poem, but you don't have to stress if you're not the creative type. There are plenty of poems already written that can help you express what's in your heart and mind.

Poems Moms Can Share With Sons

You can use these poems in greeting cards, on scrapbook pages, on special occasions, or anytime you want to connect with your son. Simply choose the one that matches your mood or situation and present it in whatever way you like.

Haiku for My Newborn Son

Soft sounds from your lips,
The scent of your skin so sweet,
Love you, precious boy.

Boys blowing party horns

In Anticipation of Your Birthday, Son

The cake is baked, the gifts are wrapped,
And the guests are about to arrive.
Eight boys will be revved up on sugar today.
Happy Birthday, son! I hope I survive!

For My Son on Mother's Day

You're the reason I'm a mother,
And it's a job I truly love.
And every morning when I wake,
I thank the good Lord above,
For giving me such a wonderful son
Who fills my heart with joy.
This might be my day, but I want you to know
I'm so glad that you're my boy.

Son, I Owe All My Gray Hairs to You

I had brown hair when you were born,
But that didn't last very long.
I owe my gray hairs to you, my boy,
And I'll remind you how I got each one.

Those gray hairs at my temples
All came from the time you went fishing
In your Daddy' expensive saltwater tank,
And some of those fish are still missing.

Those gray hairs along my hairline
Are not highlights I got from my beautician.
They appeared when you tore through the neighbor's garden
Like you were on a search and destroy mission.

That smattering of gray you see
Growing right out of my crown
Is a souvenir I got from that wedding
Where you hurled on the bride's fancy gown.

They say gray hair is a mom's badge of honor,
And that may very well be true,
But I wouldn't trade them for all the world,
If it meant one less second with you.

Student with Mother on Graduation Day

From Kindergarten to Graduation

I remember the sunshine that morning
When I took your little hand in mine.
Together we walked those few blocks to school
Where you went for the very first time.

I remember the unsure look on your face
As we entered the classroom door.
You tightened your grip on my hand because
You'd never been to school before.

I smiled at you to show it was okay,
And took you to meet your new teacher.
She told you it was going to be a great day,
But I don't think you really believed her.

I gave you a hug, we said our goodbyes,
And I walked toward the door to leave.
I looked back to see there were tears in your eyes,
And you wiped them away with your sleeve.

I worried the hours away that first day
Wondering how you were getting along.
Were you making friends, did you eat your lunch?
What if something had gone wrong?

The sad boy I left in the classroom
Wasn't the boy who met me at the school door.
You were grinning as you happily told me
You wouldn't be afraid of school anymore.

Now I'm here at your college graduation,
Remembering that long-ago day.
You've grown from a boy to an educated man,
And I'm prouder of you than I can say.

To My Son on His Wedding Day

When I watch you on the altar today
As you take vows with your new wife,
Just know my heart's so filled with love,
As you embark on a brand new life.

Remember the lessons I've taught you
About respect, honor and faithfulness.
These virtues will guide and sustain you,
And ensure your marriage will be the best.

Adoptive child

I'd Choose You Again, Son

I may not be your mother by birth,
But you're my true son in my heart.
I chose to create this bond with you,
And no one can tear it apart.

I couldn't love you more even if
I had carried you in my own womb.
My heart's bursting at the seams with love,
And there simply isn't any more room.

I bless the woman who gave you life
And let you come to our family.
If I had to do it all over,
I'd choose you again as the son for me.

Mark Those Special Moments

Whether you want to say something heartfelt or employ a bit of humor, a poem can help you do it. Life's short, so create moments you and your son can reminisce about in years to come.

Poems From a Mom to Her Son