Hump Day Poetry – Week 8 – My Son


Today marks your 29th year of life.

Who’d a thought all that time ago

The scrawny underweight baby

Would grow into be man you have become.

Who’d a thought that day two months later

When you were found black and near death

That you would grow to be the man you are.

Who’d a thought as you struggled to survive

When the drug to help you breathe was almost your demise

That you’d grow into the man you are today.

A man who is remarkable

In your so very special ways.

Your sense of humour

Your loyalty

Your growth and well-being

All part of the man you are today.

I hope there are more celebratory days like today

When we will gather and honour you

As son, brother and uncle too.

You are loved my boy

Never forget that that is so.


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12 Responses to Hump Day Poetry – Week 8 – My Son

  1. Truly beautiful, a proud Pappa. Happy Birthday to…. 🙂

  2. wildchild47 says:

    My my my …. a mere babe in the woods! 29! holy smokes …. to be 29 again … oh how I would choose so differently ….. but more to the point – clearly, a fighter your son, and indeed, to celebrate and appreciate life, in all its glories, including the nasty bits which are glories in their own ways, ’tis a wonder to behold the sight of a person who has grown and come into their own.

    So best wishes to your son and to the proud Dad!

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    This is wonderful Michael. Aw, such a proud Dad you are and a lucky son to have you as a Dad. I hope you showed your son this poem.

  4. “Wonderfully real and from-the-heart tribute to your son,” she said. “Oops, sorry, those damn tears again,” she murmured, blinking and searching for the roll of toilet paper she’d been using for Kleenex.

  5. Lori Carlson says:

    This was so beautifully written and such a lovely tribute to your son, Michael.. brought tears to my eyes 🙂 Thank you for joining me for Hump Day Poetry 🙂

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