Poem For My Three Sons

Updated on November 2, 2017
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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

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      Suzie 

      21 months ago from Carson City

      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!

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      Suzie 

      21 months ago from Carson City

      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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      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.

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      Suzie 

      21 months ago from Carson City

      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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mark, Thanks so much.

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      Mark Tulin 

      21 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Beautiful and touching narrative.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Happy Thanksgiving Elf!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much Elf!

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      5 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much amazonrus!

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      amazonrus 

      5 years ago from Earth

      They're all so cute...

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Randi! It is one of my favorites.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Justin Little 

      6 years ago from Clinton, Connecticut

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jackie, They've grown into wonderful men.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 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. ^

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      Steve Kaye 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful poem.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Lady!

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      sujaya venkatesh 

      6 years ago

      truly blessed susan

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Audrey I'm blushing.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 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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      Joanna Chandler 

      6 years ago from On Planet Earth

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

      Thanks sharing :)

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Rose!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Ruchira.

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      rose-the planner 

      6 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

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 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 

      6 years ago from United States

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

      Sharing it across!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Sean 

      7 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

      Golfgal, Thanks :)

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      Golfgal 

      8 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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      Mike Pugh 

      8 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      amazonrus, Thank you :)

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      amazonrus 

      9 years ago from Earth

      You are beautiful.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Lesleysherwood 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharyn, Thank you so much.

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      Sharon Smith 

      9 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

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

      Sharyn

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 

      9 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.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      9 years ago

      Loved this poem, will be reading other one.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

      SusieQ, Thanks so much.

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      SusieQ42 

      9 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 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 

      9 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 and sherry 

      9 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      9 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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      Don A. Hoglund 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      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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      Kelly Umphenour 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Carolee Samuda 

      9 years ago from Jamaica

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

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      prasetio30 

      9 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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      James W. Nelson 

      9 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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      Xavier Nathan 

      9 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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      Augustine A Zavala 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Ahhhhh. So tender and loving. Beautiful...

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks everyone for the really nice comments.

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      WillStarr 

      9 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wonderful thoughts. Up and everything!

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      mkbush 

      9 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 

      9 years ago

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

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      Daffy Duck 

      9 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.

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      kikkibabes 

      9 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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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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