I Love You Son
Author: Ben Franklin


I can remember the day you were born,
little hands,
little feet
and of course that cute little yawn,

I held you in my arms
and my eyes started to fill with tears,
nothing else mattered in the world,
you wiped away all my fears,

Then you hit those terrible two's,
crying and screaming for what felt like an eternity,
I was ever so greatful when i was able to have a little

at six years me and mummy took you to your first day at nursery,
you didnt want us to leave,
we let your hand go and you gave out a big sigh,
you never knew this,
but me and your mum went home and had a good cry!

I was so proud of you on your first school sports day,
you were head and shoulders above the rest when you came first
in the 400m relay!

Now your married with kids of your own,
you will never know how proud you made me and your mum,
Id just like to say these four words....I love you son

------- Author's Notes -------

I dont have children..but I can only imagine!


Comments on this poem/writing:

Britney ( -- Saturday, April 16 2005, 10:31 pm


This was such a good poem. One day hopefully you will have children. You had me believing you had a son there... til the Author's note. ~Britney~
Meridian ( -- Saturday, April 16 2005, 11:06 pm

Big Daddy

Ben's a dad! Congrats Ja-min! Like Britney said, it almost sounds like you have a kid, because you sound so believable in your poem! Very good! Made me grin!
Terrie* ( -- Saturday, April 16 2005, 11:43 pm

You'll make a LOVING DAD....

spoken like a real Dad...i remember the look on my husbands face when he became a proud pop..he was like a child opening up a package he always asked for on Christmas Morning...nothing could compete with that day or even touch it.. yes once you are a parent you realize how much you appreciate the little things in life...LIFE itself...."Good Health"...and accept the unexpected challenges...
Ben these were beautiful words...spoken from a heart that will be an amazing DAD someday...Terrie*
barb ( -- Sunday, April 17 2005, 01:28 am


you know its nice to read about how much you would love your kids. Some fathers don't appreciate their kids. This is so warming to know. thank-you for your tenderness.
Ben f ( -- Sunday, April 17 2005, 07:53 am

Britney,Meri,Terrie* and Barb....

glad you all liked it!I was on the bus the other day and this guy got on with his kid,the dad just could not stop swearing at him.It just seemed very sad!thanks for reading!
Angel in Tears ( -- Sunday, April 17 2005, 08:38 pm

no title

This poem is soo good!I could actually imagine the feelings of the 'dad'in the poem!I dont want to sound to surprised, because all your poems are excellent. You capture the emotions in words very well!xAn Angel in Tears xx
Ben f ( -- Monday, April 18 2005, 08:04 am

so kind...

Thank you so much Angel for your uplifting cooment,
Im glad you liked!
take care
anonymous_redhead ( -- Thursday, May 12 2005, 02:41 am

a kick butt greeting card

Sorry about the lame title, but this poem made me smile! It was really sweet and warm. I really think you'll make an awesome dad someday.
Ben f ( -- Thursday, May 12 2005, 08:43 am


sorry you didnt like the title!
glad you liked the poem!
anonymous_redhead ( -- Saturday, May 14 2005, 11:49 pm


no, I loved your title-
I meant that the title of my post was rather dumb. :) sorry 'bout that.
poisonivy ( -- Friday, June 24 2005, 07:15 pm


well it is beautiful within your imagination...great write been
Ben f ( -- Saturday, June 25 2005, 09:37 am


I cant wait to be a dad.
thanks for reading.
John E ( -- Tuesday, February 7 2006, 04:13 pm


Ben this is fantastic, like everyone else is saying you had me believing you were a dad! Had me fooled until I read the author's notes! great stuff!
Ben f ( -- Tuesday, February 7 2006, 08:37 pm

Mr E..

Thank you John.This "poem" is one of my favs,it was one of the only ones Ive looked back at and has made me smiled to myself. Like ive said before,I cant wait to be A Dad! Thanks for reading.
bling ( -- Wednesday, June 20 2007, 01:41 pm

i cant wait either

i cant wait 2 hea u will b a dad.. ur child would have the greatest dad ever, ur'l b a dad wit a warm, loven,big, heart of all tmes..xx.. couldnt image any mre..x.. love is all around..
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