The poems "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes, "I Hope You Know How Much I Love You" by Rita Luna, and "Open Arms" by Wendy L. Nichols focus on the view of a mother addressing her son. The Hughes poem inspires the son, while Luna and Nichols express motherly love.
Hughes is a famous American poet and wrote "Mother to Son" from the perspective of a working-class woman encouraging her son to persevere. It includes the line, "Don't you fall now, for I'se still goin', honey."
"Open Arms" captures the strong feelings of a mother holding her son in her arms for the first time. "I Hope You Know How Much I Love You" describes the author's overwhelming love for her son and how it grows with the passage of time. All three poems are protected by copyright.