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Poem For My Three Sons

Susan is a published poet and short story writer. Her expertise is in cooking and healthy living. She hosts a canine recipe blog.

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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

Comments

Suzie from Carson City on November 05, 2018:

Oops! I didn't answer your question...sorry. I live in Western, Upstate, 30 miles SW of Buffalo, on Lake Erie, less than an hour from all the bridges to Canada (Niagara Falls). Going further west, just a bit over an hour from the Pennsylvania border... Small, semi-rural town. A quaint, comfortable area I love, probably because it's "Home." Near Amish communities and surrounded by 3 major Native American Reservations. Lots of farms (Grape vineyards, livestock, beef & dairy)

I have lived elsewhere a few times for various lengths of time.....always wind up back home. At this point, never to roam again!

Suzie from Carson City on November 04, 2018:

Susan....Oh, the twins!! Believe it or not, in Kindergarten, How quickly our babies grow! They're adorable & mischievous, of course. They were my youngest until recently when my first born grandchild, "Jane" presented us with "JoshuaPaul," precious Angel! So, for the record, between grandchildren and 2 great grandkids....I'm up to 14!! Yikes! Ages 27 down to 5 month old Joshua.....a lot of years, a lot of love....a whole lot of blessings! Be patient Susan.....you're grandkids are on their way. Peace, Paula

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 04, 2018:

Hi Paula

I'm so happy that you liked and related to my poem. That makes my day!

How are the twins doing? They must be so big now. I keep hoping mine will soon marry and make me a grandmother but I don't see it happening very soon.

Have to ask, whereabouts in upper state New York do you live?

Hope all is good with you. Always nice to see you.

Suzie from Carson City on November 02, 2018:

Susan......You just made me cry like a baby! That's OK...it's just a mother thing and this poem is so touching and reminiscent! I felt every word you wrote. There are those times I often daydream about the old days when my boys were little. Life was just simpler and there really were more smiles and laughter.....I miss those days too.

Now I have to wipe away my tears and call my grandchildren....and say "Hello" to their Dads!! (MY babies!) Hope you're doing well, Susan. Good to see you. Peace, Paula

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 02, 2018:

Mark, Thanks so much.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on October 31, 2018:

Beautiful and touching narrative.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 14, 2014:

Happy Thanksgiving Elf!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 14, 2014:

Thanks so much Elf!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on November 13, 2014:

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.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 23, 2014:

Thanks so much amazonrus!

amazonrus from Earth on August 23, 2014:

They're all so cute...

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 20, 2014:

Thanks Randi! It is one of my favorites.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on August 20, 2014:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 01, 2014:

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

Justin Little from Clinton, Connecticut on January 31, 2014:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 28, 2014:

Jackie, They've grown into wonderful men.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 26, 2014:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on January 25, 2014:

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

Steve Kaye on January 25, 2014:

Wonderful poem.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 24, 2014:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 23, 2014:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 23, 2014:

Thanks Lady!

sujaya venkatesh on January 22, 2014:

truly blessed susan

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 22, 2014:

Thanks Audrey I'm blushing.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on January 22, 2014:

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

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on January 22, 2014:

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

Thanks sharing :)

Audrey Howitt from California on January 22, 2014:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 07, 2013:

Thanks Rose!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 07, 2013:

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.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 07, 2013:

Thanks Ruchira.

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on August 06, 2013:

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 on August 06, 2013:

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

Ruchira from United States on August 06, 2013:

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

Sharing it across!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 28, 2012:

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

Sean from PA on December 27, 2012:

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.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 13, 2012:

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

Golfgal, Thanks :)

Golfgal from McKinney, Texas on May 12, 2012:

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

Mike Pugh from New York City on May 12, 2012:

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!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 21, 2012:

amazonrus, Thank you :)

amazonrus from Earth on July 24, 2011:

You are beautiful.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 23, 2011:

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

Lesleysherwood on July 22, 2011:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 22, 2011:

Sharyn, Thank you so much.

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on July 22, 2011:

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

Sharyn

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 20, 2011:

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

Movie Master from United Kingdom on July 20, 2011:

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 on July 20, 2011:

Loved this poem, will be reading other one.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 19, 2011:

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

SusieQ, Thanks so much.

SusieQ42 on July 19, 2011:

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.

saddlerider1 on July 18, 2011:

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.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 18, 2011:

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.

meghankay from Ontario, Canada on July 18, 2011:

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

drbj and sherry from south Florida on July 18, 2011:

Without our lovely memories we could never last,

Because the present so quickly becomes the past.

Thanks for sharing your sweet recollections, Susan.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 18, 2011:

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

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on July 18, 2011:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 18, 2011:

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.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 18, 2011:

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!".

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 18, 2011:

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

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on July 18, 2011:

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

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 18, 2011:

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

James W. Nelson from eastern North Dakota on July 18, 2011:

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

Xavier Nathan from Isle of Man on July 17, 2011:

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

Augustine A Zavala from Texas on July 17, 2011:

Ahhhhh. So tender and loving. Beautiful...

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on July 17, 2011:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2011:

Thanks everyone for the really nice comments.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on July 17, 2011:

Wonderful thoughts. Up and everything!

mkbush from SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH on July 17, 2011:

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!

RTalloni on July 17, 2011:

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

Daffy Duck from Cornelius, Oregon on July 17, 2011:

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 on July 17, 2011:

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

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2011:

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