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Best Son Poems

Below are the all-time best Son poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of son poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member This Fathers Son
You kept your faith with cannons flaming
when cowards left, their souls ablaze.
You kept your trust--thy will proclaiming--
from none but death to sing your praise.
Your word...

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Categories: appreciation, father son, inspirational
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member As Flowers Crumble Collaboration with Silent One
Lullabies through tear filled eyes
It's truly, love at first sight
The bond is forged and galvanized
To hold forever tight

Each time you needed a hand
She always had...

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Categories: love, mother son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Garden of mum
Mum sat in her aromatic garden,
admiring its charm and grace.
It was a cold morning,
but mum never seemed to feel it any more.

Her eyes were tired,...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mother, mother son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shepherd who forgot his Flock
It's raining again, grey neon skies,
washing away suppressed surfaces,
to reveal unhealed wounds,
to scars the eyes cannot see

sometimes they bleed.

Some say words heal,
but I resist to...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, emotions, father son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member -Unlatched-

So young, I was, and so naive
There was no doubt, I did believe
this babe who's latched inside my womb
with ties we had,... would always be


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Categories: childhood, family, mother, son,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
(note:  picture is essential to the poem)

Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease...

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Categories: son, abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Between the words of my father
I tried my best 
To live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
Smaller than small
So why didn't I fit?

I wonder
Now that you...

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Categories: farewell, father son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Midsummer Breeze
Midsummer Breeze 

How may I extol a midsummer breeze?
As soft as rose petals in cooling wind
That flutters leaves upon the verdant trees,
And endeavors to make...

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Categories: flower, heartbreak, son, summer,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Dancing With Mom
When I was just a wee one, my mom taught me to dance,
          To start, I...

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Categories: son, analogy, dance, joy, life,
Form: Couplet
On My Mother Passing


i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: son, cheer up, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Submerged in Shallow Streams
Shimmering silhouettes haunt.

Shadow stands still, 
observing his soul drift towards 
the tree of melancholy.

Its morbid image stands silent,
but screams inside the mind.

I could write a...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, death, father son,
Form: Free verse
You are the light of my world my precious son 
filled my days with happiness and fun. 
Always smiling, never blue 
how quickly you grew....

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Categories: dedication, son,
Form: Rhyme
The Game, Playing the Game
'I want you to use all your powers and your skills
I don’t want his mother to see him like this
Look, look how they massacred my...

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Categories: loss, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Lay Me Down
(For Dad ... I love you and miss you, and time doesn't help)


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Categories: death, father son, grief,
Form: Rhyme
I saw a burial with a bugler playing taps;
I turned to my father, “what happened?” I asked.
He clutched my hand and with a quiver in...

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© Ed Coet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: son, death, father, inspirational, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Baseball Card
And there you were - 
blue cap and jersey, white pants
bat held high above the shoulder
cocked and ready to swat one out
in that perfect stance...

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Categories: baseball, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Judge Not
The congregation eyed him skeptically
     Long hair, a beard and sandals on his feet
Beyond his exterior they’d not see

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Categories: faith, son, spiritual,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I Forgive You
     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart

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Categories: abuse, father, father son,
Form: Lyric
Guardian Angels
Goodnight my dear boy and what's that you say?
You want me to chase the bad monsters away?
Well, I'll tell you a tale that may just...

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Categories: fantasy, love, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sunday Morning
Sunday Morning
I try not to wake him, though he stirs slightly
As I crawl out from the warmth of the covers.
I'm tempted to change my mind,...

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Categories: son, child, children, family, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Parting Gifts

                 My Parting Gifts…

Goodbye my son, my only king.

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Categories: father son, goodbye, hope,
Form: Couplet
The Door To Forever
It was such a small thing
It happens all the time
Fathers and sons disagree
Fathers and sons argue
Fathers and sons say things
Things they don't really mean...

We exchanged...

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Categories: grief, son,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Summer, Stay
An end-of-August day, the air is crisp--
the only hint that fall is on its way.
And we’ve gone to the park to share this bliss,
for school...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: childhood, son,
Form: Sonnet
No words can express my elation at becoming a mother
Show my tears of joy on that perfect wintery morn
Go and show my parents our tiny...

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Categories: son, birth, growing up, moving
Form: Lento
Premium Member A Bohemian Maze of True Evil
Once so loyal and always true the gargoyles watch everything now
During their stony slumbers with their careful one-eyed open view,
As evil red-eyed demons rain down...

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Categories: son, creation, dark, evil, god,
Form: Narrative