Poem For My Three Sons

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Oh how I miss those days so much

Getting a smile from a gentle touch


Watching you sleep was such a joy

I was blessed with 3 baby boys

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Missing the giggling and fun we had

Watching you grow into 3 fine lads


Missing the road trips we would take

To Ottawa, Brockville and Elliot Lake

Always stopping along the way

Just to enjoy the beauty of that day

All the word games that we played

Oh I how I miss…. how I miss those days


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Baseball games down at the park

Cheering you on till after dark

Yelling whenever you’d get a home run

Proudly I’d say, “That’s My Son”


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Riding our bikes down to the lake

On the way back stopping for a shake

You'd always have to stop and wait

As you all three peddled faster than me


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So thankful I am for the memories

I keep in my heart

For the times we are now apart


When you’re not here I miss you so

And I want all three of you to know

That your mother loves you so


You are still my three baby boys

Now grown up

With lives of your own

© 2011 Susan Zutautas

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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Happy Thanksgiving Elf!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks so much Elf!


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Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

Such a sweet poem for your boys. It's filled with the love you have for them. Loved the pictures you shared. Your boys are adorable.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks so much amazonrus!


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amazonrus 2 years ago from Earth

They're all so cute...


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Randi! It is one of my favorites.


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

I just found this! How sweet! I love all the pictures and can certainly relate to all the words. Children=Blessings!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you so much. They're awesome sons :) Couldn't have asked for better.


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Justin Little 2 years ago from Clinton, Connecticut

No matter what they became, I'm sure you're an awesome mom.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Jackie, They've grown into wonderful men.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Steve, So nice to see you here! Thanks so much!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Sounds like you had a great life with them as children and I am sure they are remembering you lovingly too. ^


Steve Kaye 2 years ago

Wonderful poem.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I feel truly blessed with this 3. Thank you so much!


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks, It was so much fun digging out these pictures and writing this poem. It's one of my favorite ones.


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Lady!


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sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

truly blessed susan


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Audrey I'm blushing.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you for this incredible hub, you pulled on my heartstrings. My three children are growing so fast I find myself nostalgic all the time. Jamie


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Susan this was so warm and touching i love it and your pictures are awesome. GREAT MEMORIES!

Thanks sharing :)


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

What a beautiful soul you have and how lucky you are to have these wonderful memories--thank you for sharing them with us!!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Rose!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks for re-visiting my poem Vincent. I really hope some day that you will re-connect with all of your children, and they get to see what a wonderful Dad they have.


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Ruchira.


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This was such a beautiful and loving tribute to your 3 wonderful sons. They are so lucky to have you as a mom! I lived all the pictures. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

This beautiful work hasn't changed since I commented as Saddlerider, still brings a tear to my eye, I so remember those days I shared with my kids when they were that you, now I only have one in my life, I sure miss the other 3 well done my poet,hugs


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Ruchira 3 years ago from United States

Wow...it is beautiful Susan. Once a mom...always a mom :)

Sharing it across!


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

SMonaghan, I take your comment as a huge compliment and thank you so much!


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SMonaghan119 3 years ago from PA

Rarely, RARELY, do i ever find poetry I read and enjoy, as a poet myself I am very critical of poems...and this piece of writing was genuine and to put it as no word sums it up better, beautiful. Incredible. Very nice job, hope you continue to write.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Michael, Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

Golfgal, Thanks :)


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Golfgal 4 years ago from McKinney, Texas

Love it Susan, the pics to the side were a real treat and made the emotion of the piece come to life. cudos.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Touching poetry here Susan, I sense your love for your kids such cute images too. This one is sure getting my vote, and all that good good hublove as well, nice stuff!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

amazonrus, Thank you :)


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amazonrus 5 years ago from Earth

You are beautiful.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Lesley, I do and 2 huge Newfoundland dogs help as well. Thanks for your comments.


Lesleysherwood 5 years ago

That was so moving Susan. You must feel so protected having 3 boys and a husband. Men should I say!!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sharyn, Thank you so much.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

What a beautiful heart-felt poem Susan. Very nice!!!

Sharyn


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Binya and Movie Master, Thank you and it is always so nice to think back to all the wonderful times.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Susan, children grow up so quickly, thank goodness we can 'bottle' those magical moments, a very moving poem, beautiful and voted up.


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

Loved this poem, will be reading other one.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ken, Thanks so much, I always appreciate your comments.

SusieQ, Thanks so much.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

My 3 sons and 2 daughters are all grown up with lives of their own. I've gotten used to it; my oldest son is 42! And yes, I miss them. Beautiful poem, one I can totally relate to! Thank you.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The sweetest memories we have will always be of those special times spent watching our kids grow up to be fine men and women. I am so happy for you and your 3 fine sons. The poem was so sweet and it captured those moments perfectly. Bravo, well done Susan.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

dahoglund, They sure do grow up fast.

Ruby, So glad you liked it.

drbj, Thanks and yes the present so quickly does become the past.

Meg, Thanks so much and I hope he does like it.


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meghankay 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is the cutest thing I have ever read. I know Matt would like it.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Without our lovely memories we could never last,

Because the present so quickly becomes the past.

Thanks for sharing your sweet recollections, Susan.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh. I love this. They grow up so fast, but we have the GREAT memories. Thank you Susan.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

In a sense I miss all the things we never had a chance to do. They grow up so fast.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

kikkibabes, Yes they sure do grow up fast.

Daffy, RTalloni, mk, Bill, Thanks so much for all your comments. I appreciate all of you coming by to read this.

Rosemay, Grandchildren will be wonderful I am sure.

A.A., Spirit, SubRon, prasetio and RH, Thanks so much.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Excellent poem:) laurel is 23 and the little ones are 10 & 11 - the time really does fly doesn't it? My goodness - I didn't believe people when they would say "they'll be grown before you know it!".


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Cardisa, no twins that are now 23 and an 18 year old. Hope to add some pictures soon.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Are they triplets Susan? Sounded like fun, I bet they were a handful too...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so beautiful. I believe you are a great mom for your sons. Thanks for share with us. Very inspiring, my friend. Well done and Vote it up!

Prasetio


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

A very beautiful poem and tribute to your three sons, Susan. How lucky those three lads are.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Your boys are lucky to have such a wonderful mother.Thank you for sharing this very beautiful poem that has touched me deeply.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Ahhhhh. So tender and loving. Beautiful...


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Thank you for sharing. TOur children grow up far too quickly but yes they will always be our babies. But you can look forward to doing the fun things all over again when your grandchildren appear and add to those treasured memories


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks everyone for the really nice comments.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Wonderful thoughts. Up and everything!


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mkbush 5 years ago from SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

So nice to hear your reflection of raising your children- and now they are grown. It is what every parent experiences but so individual at the same time! I can relate to your words but mine are for my two daughters- one in college and one in her last year of high school. We have so many memories as well. Thanks for sharing!


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Precious, and delightfully pictorial -- a real gift for your sons! :)


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Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

Nostalgic. I'm sure every parent goes through that at some point. A about a month ago my parents and aunts were talking about when me and the rest of their kids were young and how they still call us boys or girls and how that will never change.


kikkibabes 5 years ago

Kids grow up so quick don't they, I'm dreading the day my 3 boys leave home. X


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I will add pictures to this poem as soon as I fix my scanner.

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