Son Poems - Poems For Son

Poems about son. You can read the best son poems. Browse through all son poems.


Mother To Son - Poem by Langston Hughes

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.


Comments about Mother To Son by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie Jacqueline M. John (9/18/2016 10:06:00 AM)

    I like this poem. Good metaphors!! (Report) Reply

    4 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 55 Points Namile Zamangwane Hlongwane (9/15/2016 8:33:00 AM)

    nice one wish my son could read as well (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 23,733 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/16/2016 11:44:00 PM)

    So, boy, don't you turn back.
    Don't you set down on the steps.
    'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
    Don't you fall now—
    For I'se still goin', honey,
    I'se still climbin',
    And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.

    Highly inspiring for all sons. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

Read all 71 comments »

Poems About Son

  1. 1. Mother To Son , Langston Hughes
  2. 2. The Carpenter's Son , Alfred Edward Housman
  3. 3. On My First Son , Ben Jonson
  4. 4. Alexandre Dumas And His Son , Dorothy Parker
  5. 5. Dear Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  6. 6. My Young Son Asks Me... , Bertolt Brecht
  7. 7. Some Advice From A Mother To Her Married.. , Judith Viorst
  8. 8. A Prayer For My Son , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. The Widow And Her Son Xxi , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. Song Of The Son , Jean Toomer
  11. 11. Sun N Son , Hasmukh Amathalal
  12. 12. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son , Ogden Nash
  13. 13. E.P. Ode Pour L'Election De Son Sepulchre , Ezra Pound
  14. 14. Father And Son , Mary Nagy
  15. 15. A Son Is Born , Alison Cassidy
  16. 16. Old Pardon, The Son Of Reprieve , Banjo Paterson
  17. 17. My Son , Pia Andersson
  18. 18. Father To A Son. , JOSE MURGUIA
  19. 19. Delia Xlv: Care-Charmer Sleep, Son Of Th.. , Samuel Daniel
  20. 20. Mary's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  21. 21. Our Son , Denise Girod
  22. 22. The Mother's Son , Rudyard Kipling
  23. 23. The Carpenter's Son , Sara Teasdale
  24. 24. *******son Of Hidden Sun (Lyric) ******* , egi david perdana
  25. 25. Son Of The Evening Star, The , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  26. 26. The Butcher's Son , Thom Gunn
  27. 27. Alec Yeaton's Son , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  28. 28. Son-Days , Henry Vaughan
  29. 29. The Beauteous Flower - Son Of The Impris.. , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  30. 30. The Red Son , Carl Sandburg
  31. 31. On My First Son , Benjamin Jonson
  32. 32. * Mother-Son Unbroken Cord , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  33. 33. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  34. 34. The North Star Whispers To The Blacksmit.. , Vachel Lindsay
  35. 35. Any Soldier To His Son , Anonymous English
  36. 36. Mother And Son , Rose Falcone
  37. 37. The Only Son , Rudyard Kipling
  38. 38. The Prodigal Son , Rudyard Kipling
  39. 39. Son Davie! Son Davie! , Andrew Lang
  40. 40. Father To Son , Sara Tehrani
  41. 41. The Nithsdale Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  42. 42. "To My Son" , Mrs. Jacklynn MacKenzie
  43. 43. Bringing My Son To The Police Station To.. , Shoshauna Shy
  44. 44. Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son , William Topaz McGonagall
  45. 45. Without My Son , Nakia Crespin
  46. 46. My Son , Misty Talbot
  47. 47. Son , Robert William Service
  48. 48. Dad And Son , JeanFrancois Denis
  49. 49. The Younger Son , Robert William Service
  50. 50. Time Of The Son , LLM Mbatha
[Report Error]