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To My Son

Written by Ann LeFlore: for Blue Bell Books: poetry week slam 12. Please write a poem, a prose, or a short story inspired by the image provided, and be creative.

To My Son


One day out of the blue
You came to me like something new
You entered my life with such a flash
I knew you were here for ever last

When you were born I shed a tear
Out of joy I heard you cry in so much fear
You were given to me when I planted my seed
To watch you grow and love you is all I need

I am here for you to take your hand
To walk with you through this land
Teaching you the ways so that you understand
Watching you sleep is oh so grand

Dreaming of the days when you are tall
Catching and throwing the ball
Picking you up each time you fall
Keeping you oh so safe when you’re so small

The days will come and the days will go
Soon before I know it you will grow
Today you are so new tomorrow you will be two
Soon you will say to me look Dad I can tie my shoe

I fear the day when you walk out the door
To start a life for ever more
Today your are one
But tomorrow you are twenty one

The life cycle will start over again
With this you introduce me to Jane
She is the new love of your life
Soon you will take her to be your wife

The day will come when you shed a tear
And tell me Dad you have nothing to fear
Today the new life has begun
Through my life you have a new grand son



Comments on: "To My Son" (40)

  1. This is really sweet!

  2. Ann, This is so beautiful! Fabulous job. Such sweet emotion, I loved it! Blessings, Terri

  3. very refreshing love from a father, well done.

    • Thank you so much I am glad that you liked this. My daughter missed the love of her Father we separated when she was so young and he never saw her. i wrote this thinking what it would of been like if her Father was a part of her life.

  4. WOW!!! thats like flow of many emotions….went through when I read it…very touching and full of love…god bless you πŸ™‚
    Keep writing

  5. I like the way you take us through from the baby to the grandson. A nice flow of emotions.

    • Thank you Jamie I love my Dad and I know it was hard on my daughter to be without her Father but that is what he picked to do. I just tried to think about how a father would feel and tried to express these feeling that he has

  6. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment.

  7. I think this baby is one lucky offspring indeed! A beautiful write affecting the male side of life!

  8. This is written with paternal love and pride ! And I love the reference to father-son-grandson… it lends continuity to your piece!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment . Much appreciated.

    • Thank you so much Mish this is so nice of you to say this. I think of my Dad and wish that my daughter Father had been more like this but life goes on and she is a wonderful Mom and she has a wonderful Husband and father for her children

  9. Awesome piece of writing~! ❀

  10. A beautiful journey–loved seeing the trip unfold all under a dad’s loving gaze. You have conveyed such wonderful sentiments here πŸ™‚

    • thank you so much wordcoaster it was easy to think like this because I have a great Dad and his love sure shines through when we were young and now we are older

  11. A lovely lullaby!

  12. A very sweet poem…;-)

  13. This is a really sweet and loving poem. Well done πŸ™‚

  14. This is quite lovely… such a wonderful sentiment πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much. I always wished that things had worked out differently for my daughters Father and I but they did not. But I still had a wonderful Father so it made it easy to write this poem thinking about him.

  15. Becky Sain said:

    This is lovely. I can’t believe I missed it!

    • Thank you so much Becky and I am so glad that you did not miss this and found it here. I love your site and I am so happy that you enjoyed this very much.

  16. the surprise of haing a child is unbelieveably powerful.

    charming entry,


  17. Lovely poem, to have children and grandchildren is a real blessing.

    • You are so right Ina it is a blessing to hear the patter of small feet running around your home and then one day to see how they grow up. Next you know the patter is returned again but this time it is from our Grandchildren who come to see us and love us. How wonderful the life cycle is.

  18. Oh so sweet and nice. Keep writing Sarah. God bless.

  19. Well, it made me emotional…very sweet and touching πŸ™‚
    God Bless You and keep writing

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