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A poem to my son

Updated on November 21, 2015
My silly boy
My silly boy

To Jacob, Love Mommy

When I found out that I was pregnant I was scared,
Luckily at 16 I had a mom who cared.

I had gone to my ultrasound unprepared,
At first we all thought we were visually impaired.

What we saw was not just a heart beat but,
Two little hands and two little feet.

It was very hard to keep myself together,
Daddy dropped to his knees crying, not doing much better.

Head feet, hands and spine.
Growing in my belly, you were forever mine.

Six months, one week and four days,
We had very little time to change our ways.

Pumis and Aunty Vikki planned my shower,
At this point i was about ready to holler.

I was so excited for you to enter this world with me,
we had your bedroom set up for everyone to see.

When you arrived, something had changed inside my body,
I now felt I was ready to be a mommy.

Dressed in white and buckled in green,
Luckily back then you weren’t the type to scream.

You slept the entire car ride home,
Mommy and daddy glad to be alone.

We got home and you were still asleep,
So i tucked you in, kissing your feet.

Everyone came to visit the next day,
Mommy was so tired, praying they wont stay.

Bath time was not your favorite,
Actually, if i remember correctly, i think you hated it.

Pumis loved to hold you and make you laugh,
She would always giggle when you passed gas.

For a newborn baby you slept like a rock,
Mommy not able to sleep, watching the clock.

You slept threw the night until you were two,
Im not sure what happened but you were threw.

You threw tantrums like crazy and wouldn’t sleep,
Almost making mommy cry and weep.

You were the sweetest little boy when you wanted to be,
No doubt about it, everyone could see.

You started pre school last year and you did great,
Now I'm scrambling around for kindergarten hoping you wont be late.

The years will fly buy this i know,
Though I wont ever be ready to let you go.

I know i didn't do my best,
I was a single teen mom, I had to learn the rest.

It was a long road and a hard one too,
But, Ive always made sure that you know I love you.

You've gone through tough things for a six year old boy,
But have still managed to be a little bundle of joy.

Though your still a handful and you still make me mad but, I wouldn’t change it for the world, for having you I am glad.

I'm thankful for Crandall helping me,
Now I cant wait to see the man you will be.

I will continue to love you and continue to try,
I just can't promise I will never cry.

Its going to be be a crazy tough ride,
but, thats okay because you are by my side.


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      Amanda Drew 2 years ago from Cranston, Rhode Island

      Thank you so much everyone !!!!

      @Mekenzie, There is NO other feeling like it, I cherish it ! Thank you :)

      @brakel2, I have tried so hard to stress my love to him and to show him that he is cared about and that he matters ! No child should ever experience any other feeling from their mothers and or family! Thank you :)

      @billybuc, hi billy , my mom had told me some wonderful things about you and your writing . I read one of your pieces earlier, inspiring! Thank you :) I do adore him , he melts my heart! I will continue to write and spread the love :)

      @vocalcoach , thank you so much ! I put my heart into writing this poem! And I will definitely keep at it !

      Thank you again everyone :)

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      Susan Ream 2 years ago from Michigan

      Amanda, I know of the love a mother possesses for her firstborn son. No other love like it is there? Enjoy him as he will grow so fast. Someday he'll be a man who loves his sweet mom who loved him so well.

      Lovely words from a lovely heart.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      What a lovely poem to a child. He must be proud of you and will always remember his mom for her caring attitude and for remembering all the details. Such love is so good to see from a mother. A lot of kids never see this compassion. Be proud. Blessings, Audrey

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely tribute to a son you obviously adore. Keep writing and keep spreading the love.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A very sweet and honest poem to your young son. Keep up the good work Amanda! Sharing.