14 Birthday Poems For Your Son To Make His Day Extra Special

Written by Harini Natarajan

Well-strung words evoke emotions like no other medium. And if it is your son’s birthday, writing him a poem straight from the heart is always a good idea, no matter how many gifts you give him. Do not worry if you are not a natural wordsmith. We have got your back!

In this article, we have hand-picked and highlighted some of the most heartfelt birthday poems for sons that you can take inspiration from. Keep scrolling.

Why Write A Birthday Poem For Your Son

Often, parents might not openly express their feelings for their son. Writing a poem on his birthday can be the perfect outlet for expressing those intense and dormant feelings. This strengthens the relationship further.

Your son might roll his eyes or even feel shy while reading the poem, but he will appreciate the thought and feel the depth behind the words.

The next section outlines 14 amazing poems you can use to celebrate your son’s birthday with extra love and care.

14 Amazing Birthday Poems For Your Son On His Special Day

14 Amazing Birthday Poems For Your Son On His Special Day


1. “For A Growing Son” By Anonymous

Another year of joy
You’re growing up, they see
But to me, my special boy,
You’ll always be my baby!

Ideal For: Whether he is leaving for college or entering high school – if your son is still in the growing stages of his life, this poem is perfect. The idea is to instill confidence and let him know that you are there, constantly cheering him on.

2. “My Son, My Dream, Our Joy” By Nsikak Andrew

You are a gift anyone would dream of,
So innocence with pride of royalty;
A smile you have that comforts me,
You are, in all, a creation I admire.
All days I prayed for this special gift of you,
You my dear son who reawakened my hope;
A look into your eyes feels my thoughts,
With this pride, only fatherhood could bear.
Every day to me is your birthday,
For each of the moment I held you;
I feel the joy that knew no bound,
That special love known only to my heart.
You came when we needed a miracle,
And completely changed that which is our life;
We love you like we have never loved before,
You are a special gift we will always cherish.
A treasure you are, a pride to us you would ever be,
Our joyful joy, the gift far beyond our imagination;
It was with joy you came and our heart you gladden,
To God we would ever be grateful for the gift of you.
Just like yesterday when we heard your first cry,
That which brought so much joy into our home;
You are special to us, son of our youthful strength,
We love you in a way words would never explain.
Today and always, we say happy birthday,
May you always feel the warmth of happiness;
And may you live to fulfill your life’s journey,
Happy birthday my son, the joy of our strength.

Ideal For: This poem is perfect for parents with a single son. It clearly communicates how special their son is, thanks to its inspirational undertones.

3. “Happy Birthday, Son” By Anitha Devi Pillai

From the moment I looked into your eyes,
I knew that I was never going to be the same again.
You held my gaze, not once looking away
as you reached out to grip my finger.
I knew then that I would never let you go.
I have fallen in and out of love many times,
but I could never fall out of love with you.
You, my dear, were part of me before
I knew you by your name.

Ideal For: This poem expresses the deep, emotional bond that a mother and son share for each other. It highlights the beautiful journey of parenthood and communicates the unconditional love a mother feels for her child throughout her lifetime.

4. “Birthday Blessings, Son” By Debra L. Brown

I’d like to thank the Lord above,
for this little life, He’s given to me.
Without His gift of love,
your birth would never be.
I’d like to thank the Lord above
for what His gift has meant.
Just watching you grow up
has made my heart content.
I’d like to thank the Lord above
for instilling in you a kind heart.
You have grown into a loving man.
You’re witty, thoughtful, and smart.
And on your blessed birthday, son,
a prayer I send to you.
May the Lord instill in your heart
Charity, faith, and truth.

Ideal For: This poem is perfect for letting your son know how wonderful a man he is growing up to be. It communicates the ideals and values that your son demonstrates and celebrates his innate goodness.

5. “A Poem” By Valerie Capasso

I never want this to go unsaid,
So here in this poem is for it to be said.
There are no words to express how much you mean to me,
A son like you, I thought could never be.
Because the day you were born, I just knew,
God sent me a blessing – and that was you.
For this I thank Him every day.
You are the true definition of a son, in every way.
It is because of you that my life has meaning.
Becoming a mom has shown me a new sense of being.
I want you to know that you were the purpose of my life,
Out of everything I did – it was you that I did right.
Always remember that I know how much you care,
I can tell by the relationship that we share.
For a son like you, there could be no other,
And whether we are together or apart,
Please do not ever forget –
You will always have a piece of my heart.

Ideal For: This poem is as heartfelt as mother-son poems can be. There is a little bit of gratitude, love, and care in every line. This poem is sure to make your son feel over the moon and reaching out for tissue by the time he finishes it.

6. “My Son” By Muriel V. Stephens

As you slept I took your hand
And thought of all the times
I held you as a baby
And read you nursery rhymes.
Expressions of a lifetime
Unfolded as I prayed.
Your little face, how it has changed
But how your smile has stayed.
I love you, son
Just as the time I cradled you so tight
That very day I told you then
I whisper now, tonight
My little boy
How time has flown
And now, almost a man
I’ll kiss your little fingers…
And hold you while I can.

Ideal For: This poem highlights a parent’s journey and communicates how special he is, even today, now that he is a man. This poem is perfect if your son stays miles away.

7. “Untitled” By Margmax

Today on your birthday I get the chance to say
Happy birthday my son and I love you by the way
I hope that your day is one of great joy
because that’s how I feel about my boy.

Ideal For: This poem is short and sweet, and goes perfectly with a gift that your son wants or holds dear to his heart.

8. “Untitled” By Margmax

Happy Birthday my son have a wonderful day 
Doing the things that make it turn out that way
As another year on the calendar chalks up your age
and in your year book I turn another page.

Ideal For: This short but sweet poem has positive undertones and can effectively tug at your son’s heartstrings.

9. “Where Have The Years Gone?” By Janyce Cotterill

Where have the years gone my special boy,
Those halcyon days when you were small,
Those running days and digging days,
The exploring and the wonder days,
The giggle days, the playing days,
Those cuddle and the loving days,
One blink, and they are gone days,
But my heart still take me back some days –
To when you were very small.

Ideal For: This rhythmic poem talks about the fun-filled journey of a little boy. It’s ideal for sons who love reminiscing the old times and are sensitive by nature.

10. “Son” By Carol Saunders

My Son, you mean the world to me
No matter what you do
So proud of you I will always be
that’s what I want you to know.

Though life’s journey may be hard
I will be there for you
I hope success will follow you
in everything you do.

Today is a very special day
and so I want to say
Enjoy – have fun, and celebrate
with lots of laughter all the way.

Happy Birthday, Son.

Ideal For: This poem is perfect for expressing the unconditional love mothers have for their sons. The words are simple yet powerful to make any son emotional!

11. “Happy Birthday Dear Son” By Cindy Thompson

You’re the best a parent could ask for
With all the love that you bring

And you know it’s returned to you
Because love is a two way thing

So may happiness be with you always
And may all your dreams come true

Because you’re a Son in a million
And we think the world of you

Happy Birthday Dear Son.

Ideal For: It is direct, sweet, and short. Pair this poem with old childhood pictures of your son to make him nostalgic.

12. “Computer Mad” By Mary Wilkinson

You were always into computers
with parts scattered here and there,
I wondered why you took them apart
but decided not to worry or care,

But just like Humpty Dumpty’ taking apart ‘
would mean putting together again,
And you soon found your confidence
to make things better and better yet again,

You’re experienced in so many areas
and you know so very much,
And everything you take apart
is repaired with your experienced touch,

Although you’re a family man now
You still make time for all,
And after I gave you a health scare
You never fail each day to call,

You’ve had your share of burdens
And we’re proud that we can see
How you sort things out and make it work
within your family,

It gives us so much pleasure
To wish you ‘all the best’
And tell you how much we love you
As our Son, you are the best.

Ideal For: This poem is for parents who have a shy son, always hiding behind the computer or books. It touches a sensitive topic but communicates how special he truly is.

13. “Son…Happy 18th!!!” By Giselle Topper

When you came into our lives you made it all complete,
you rounded out our family – being a boy was just a treat.
You grew and flourished very quickly – can’t believe you’re a young man,
now it seems many moons ago… when it all began.

From the happy little baby and toddler that used to laugh and drool,
no sooner were you on the footy field, as you were at school.
It wasn’t until later on, that you thought motorbikes were cool,
Tearing ’round with your cousins – thinking dust and tracks – RULE!!!.

Now it’s a lovely girl that shares your heart, with all of us too,
may you be very happy in all the things you anticipate to do.
You’re a caring, sensitive and well rounded guy,
who has lovely manners and is just a tad shy.

We wish you every happiness and a life amazing too.
Happy 18th Birthday …..(name).

Ideal For: This poem is perfect if your son is turning 18 – a big milestone in his life.

14. “Our Wish” By Hilda Mullinger

We wish dear Son
We were all together
To celebrate your special day
We look forward
To when we see you again
As we long to hear you say
‘I’ll be home soon Mum and Dad’


Ideal For: This poem is perfect if you cannot spend your son’s special day together. It is heartfelt, touching, and will leave him feeling loved.

Writing a birthday poem for your son can be an emotionally rewarding experience. It perfectly communicates how much you value your son and how he will always be your little sweetheart. Handwritten birthday poems add a personal touch to the special occasion. Your son can cherish them and feel a sense of nostalgia that no other gifts can match.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I write to my son on his birthday?

You can express feelings of love, pride, happiness, gratitude, and care for your son on his birthday. The idea is to make him feel special and cherished on his birthday through heartfelt words.

How can I say thank you to my son on his birthday?

You can thank your son in numerous ways – via a poem, a handwritten letter talking about his qualities, making a scrapbook with childhood pictures, and so on.

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.