Mother Poems

Below are some light-hearted poems about mother from  SpecialSpeeches. Also you'll find mother sentiments from famous writers that you can use for a special card or note to let mom know how much you care. These Mother's Day poems also work well for mom's birthday. Use or adapt as you see fit. 

Mother poems: Mother is a wise one!

When I was small and cute and sweet
My mother fixed me food to eat
And washed my clothes and kissed my toes
And  me feel life was complete.

Now that I’ve grown big and tall
And sometimes think I know it all
My mom sits back at smiles at me
And listens oh so patiently.

She never makes me feel regret
For things I’ve done when I’m upset.
Instead she seems to understand
I’m trying just the best I can.

 She shows me love no matter what
For in her heart, I have a spot.|
She’s always there . . . always has been
Her love stays strong through thick and thin.

Mother, you’re the special kind
Who seems to know what’s on my mind.
Your love sustains me night and day
And keeps me steady on my way.

Love you, Mom!

Mother poems:  Happy Mother's Day

There’s something that I want to say
To a special mom this very day.
You’re always there for me, I know
You’ve helped me find the way to go.
You’ve taught me to know right from wrong
And helped me think and stand up strong.
So now’s the time for me to say
I love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

Love you, Mom!

Mother poems: Lessons from mother

My mother’s sometimes lots of fun.
She laughs about the stuff I’ve done
When I’ve been just a little bad
Or stretched the rules only a tad.

But when it’s time that I be good
And need to do the things I should
She states her rules with certainty
And stresses accountability.

She has high standards; there’s no doubt
And reminds me each time I go out
That people judge me by the way
I act and by the things I say.

She says, "Be patient . . . not unkind
And think before you speak your mind.
For Jesus said to love each other
And treat all like they are my brother."

Mom, through you I’ve learned the way to go
And think before I act . . . And so
Now is surely time to say
Thanks Mom. . . Happy Mother’s Day!

Love you, Mom!

Mother's Day messages of love

 My mother’s arms reach far and wide.
You hold me up when I am down. Your love is a balm to my soul.

A mother’s love knows no bounds. When others doubt or criticize me, you remain steadfast – a beacon of light in times of darkness.

Mother poems from others

A thank-you note to Mother
By Lang Leav

You have told me
All the things
I need to hear
Before I knew I needed to hear them:

To be unafraid
Of all the things
I used to fear,
Before I knew
I shouldn’t fear them.

By Sarah Malin

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.

Mother 'o Mine
Rudyard Kipling

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

Poets throughout the centuries have expressed love for their mothers before Mother's Day was ever commemorated. A collection of poems about mothers and other topis is available here if you need more inspiration. 

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