Happy birthday - a poem for my son who turns seventeen

Kevin
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Time has flowed so speedily by,

You are all of 17 now!

I remember the midnight hour you were born,

So tiny, so perfect, a gift of love!

With an angelic smile you looked at me,

Through those smoky, limpid eyes,

The love that filled my heart just then ,

Keeps growing every day!



My son, I have seen you mature,

Into a beautiful human being,

So full of love and values strong,

And wisdom beyond your years,

You have worked so hard and with clear focus,

Right choices you have made,

You have all my fears allayed!

I know in my heart that your every dream,

Is yours to achieve and hold.



When your fingers touch the keyboard

Divine music flows,

My heart dances to a rhythm,

A rhythm of its own,

When I see you worship, I know that I have done,

My job as a mother and I am proud of you my son!

What more can I ask, What more do I desire?

What more can I aspire?


Over the years we have become good friends,

Not just mother and son,

You know that you are the joy of my life,

Your future is ready to unfold,

The dreaded time has come, so close

You will soon fly away,

Seeking after your plans and dreams,

Which are bursting at the seams.


Will I miss your voice calling “mama” endlessly,

Will I miss the way you pull my cheeks,

And your continual babbling on..

Or how you cannot keep that secret thought,

And divulge your every going on,

Oh! I will miss your silly fights,

Oh yes, I am sure you know,

But I cannot hold you back, I have to let you go.



My blessings are upon your life,

My prayers are always with you,

Its now time to pronounce them upon you ,

May the blessings of the Lord be yours,

May He keep you well,

May His countenance upon you shine,

May His favor always remain,

May His peace dwell within you!

Shalom!!


Happy Birthday my son!

Lots of love from, Mama, Dad and Mark.


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timorous 6 years ago from Me to You

Oh sofs :) Such a proud mama. I'm sure it will be hard for you to let Kevin go, and live his life as he sees fit. I'm also sure you've provided him with a good grounding and love, to get him through what lies ahead. Congratulations, and happy birthday Kevin! from Mama's friend Tim(orous).


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Thank you Tim, Kevin is very special indeed, so intense a young man, so grounded in his values, I am sure he will be a blessing to everyone who comes his way!

Thank you, Tim for taking the time, I am sure he will be reading this, as I just shared it with him on Facebook! Thank once again!


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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia

What a beautiful piece, your brought tears to my eyes...


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Wow, I thought that this may not be of interest to anyone, except me and my son, I was wrong I see, after all a mother is a mother.

Nighthag thank you for your kind words. I mean it from my heart!


Anshu 6 years ago

Oh Kevin you are sooo loved by mama dear! Tears flowing from my eyes though written for you! I'm sure you will treasure this piece for life!


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Hi sweetheart, you know you are much loved too...Don't you!! I may be your aunt, but have always thought of you as the the daughter that I never had!! Love you too!! sophie :)

What a pleasure to see you here!!


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

"So full of love and values strong,

And wisdom beyond your years"

Thanks to you the world has a wise and thoughtful man. Many blessings to you today. Your poem was lovely!


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Peg Cole, Thank you from my heart, Yes he is a young man full of the love of god and man in him. I am just his steward for sometime, he belongs to God himself. He was the inspiration, so thanks to Kevin and to you! Your blessings are always needed here and are welcome!!


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

You will always be the light in his eye, the warmth in his heart. He will compare others to your kind loving example. No one can ever replace you. Much love to you.


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sofs 6 years ago Author

Oh thank you Peg Cole... you just made me cry....I hope I will remain that in his eyes... can a mother ask for anything more.. Love you and Hugs to you. God bless!


Sandy 6 years ago

It was a awesome gift from mother to a son. Indeed you have done your part very well as i have seen Kevin metamorphorsing into a humble,great humanbeing. My only prayers are that all the mothers should be able to say at the end of the journey that yes I have done my bit well.No mothers should be in a regretful position of saying if only i had done this! Sof you have been great example.

Sandy


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sofs 6 years ago Author

What a surprise indeed!! Oh! thank you for the compliment ... Kevin is a Gift from God indeed...Sandy I am sure with the effort you put in with your sons, I will soon say this of you...You will never have much to regret. Thank you for the dear friend that you are and you know you are always in my prayers. God Bless!


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the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

What a beautiful poem for your son. He certainly has one loving Mom and you should be so proud too. I know how you feel by letting go and they are off into the world to learn and grow. I am very sure you have raised you son now to become a man the perfect way. I felt the same way when my children moved out and started their life as adults, but we see and talk oh so often and it is as if they never left.

God Bless you Sophie and your family and Please tell your son Happy 17th , a little late like 2 months I guess. Tell him Marky said Happy B-Day :)


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sofs 5 years ago Author

Oh Thanks Mark, yeah as the time draws closer I do feel jittery, but I guess we will always remain close to each other. Thank you and I will pass on the wishes to Kevin. Thank you so much for your visit and your wishes... I do appreciate it.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Overwhelmingly full of love and emotion,just beautiful sofs. I wish I could tell my son how much I love him in prose, but I just can't get the hang of writing poetry. Thank you so much for sharing.


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sofs 5 years ago Author

The Blue star, I am sure your son knows how much you love him. Sometimes our words are inadequate but gestures speak louder than words. I am sure he appreciates your love more than you will know. I am certain of one thing, love in prose or poetry is just the same, a mother's love is special either way. I am privileged to have this conversation with you and I want you to know it is deeply appreciated.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

An exceptional expression of your love and appreciation for your son! That goes to say that you were the Mother he needed...that Divinity desired too. Wonderful! A beautiful poem, and I'm sure your son will treasure it too.


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sofs 5 years ago Author

Frogyfish, that is just a natural expression of love for a son who is the Gift of God to me.. I am blessed, and yes, he does value our relationship as much as I do.. Thank you for taking the time to reinforce it..yes it is wonderful to have all that you want in life :) Thank you and God Bless!!


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Anju Arya 4 years ago from India

Feelings of a mother's heart has touched me deeply. To put her feelings in front to express her emotions in a unique lay out and proper words is a unique specialty and it can be done by only a poetic heart. Really you are a very good mother because you are also a poetess.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Anju, A mother's love is in many ways unique and yet similar...I know that I am a good mother when I see my son.. a wonderful human being. Thanks for that lovely comment. Have a lovely day!

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