44 of the best Mothers Day Poems

Over 40 fantastic Mothers Day poems that celebrate mothers in all their fabulousness. Find the perfect poem to wish your mom a Happy Mothers Day!



Whether you want something sweet or funny, short or long, you'll find something here. Just scroll down the page or click a link below to jump to a section.

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Happy Mothers Day Poems

Sweet happy Mothers Day poems you could write in a card to wish your mom a great day and thank her for all she does!

Month of May
~Anon

For all the diapers
that you changed,
For all the play dates
you arranged.

For all the trips
back and forth to school,
For cleaning all the spit up
and the drool.

Why is there only
one Mother's Day?
You should have at least gotten
the ENTIRE month of May.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!


Mothers Prayer
~Anon

I said a Mother's Day prayer for you
To thank The Lord above
For blessing me with a lifetime
Of your tenderhearted love.

I thanked God for the caring
You've shown me through the years,
For the closeness we've enjoyed
In time of laughter and of tears.

And so I thank you from the heart
For all you've done for me
And I bless The Lord for giving me
The best mother there could be!


Wishing You a Wonderful Day
~ Anon

Sending this, Mom,
Especially to say
Wishing you a happy
And wonderful day...
And to tell you this day
Will always be one
For remembering the many
Sweet things you have done!


I Love You Mom!
~ Anon

Mom's smiles can brighten any moment,
Mom's hugs put joy in all our days,
Mom's love will stay with us forever
and touch our lives in precious ways...
The values you've taught,
the care you've given,
and the wonderful love you've shown,
have enriched my life
in more ways than I can count.
I Love you Mom!


Nobel Prize for Mothers
~Anon

Mom you are a shining star
Though the world doesn't know your name.
You have no fancy title
Like Baroness or Dame.

Mom you really are a star,
My mother, mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood,
Is what I'd recommend!

And if I won the lottery
I'd share my win with you
I'd take you Mom on a spending spree
Each day the whole year through!

You may not be famous,
As your face is known to few.
But Mom I think you are wonderful
And I'm so proud of you!


Mommy, I love you
~ Nicholas Gordon

Mommy, I love you
For all that you do.
I'll kiss you and hug you
'Cause you love me, too.
You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile 'cause I love you
On this Mother's Day.


Relax, Mom
~Anon

As a mom you are number one
A parent who is second to none
On Mothers day, chores you should shun
For it is time for relaxation and fun
Even if at the end of the day nothing gets done
Just remember we will still love you a ton!


You're da Bomb!
~Anon

It's mother's day,
So thank you Mom
You ought to know
That you're da' bomb!


Grandma
~ Anon

While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see...
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me.


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Funny Mothers Day Poems

Some humorous Mothers Day poems that highlight the funnier aspects of motherhood.


Put Up With Me
~Holly Giffers

I'm glad that you're my mother,
kind and caring and strong.
Coz surely no-one else,
Could have put up with me this long!


You Love my Art
~Holly Giffers

Dear Mum...
I love that you loved all my "art",
You told me it was beautiful,
You told me it was smart,

You loved my pottery and painting,
And my popsicle stick bridge,
But don't you think it's long enough ago now,
To take it off the fridge?


Please and Thanks
~Anon

You taught me how to wash my face
And how to use the potty.
You made me eat up all my greens
And wiped my nose when snotty.

You taught me to say Please and Thanks,
Because politeness is the way,
So 'Please' can I borrow some money?
Thanks!
Just kidding. Happy Mother's Day!


You Know Me
~Holly Giffers

Mom you know the worst of me,
My weaknesses and follies,
I know you've seen me poop my pants
and cut the heads off dollies,

You know all my most embarrassing moments,
You know that I'm a nut,
So what can I do to repay your love..
...and make sure you keep your mouth shut!?


Roses are Red, Windex is Blue
~Anon

Roses are red,
Windex is blue.
Thanks for keeping everything clean,
I really appreciate it.


Poem to Go With a Child's Handprint
~Anon

You wash my prints from walls and doors,
For I am not careful where I play.
But here is a print you'll want to keep...
It's made for you this Mother's Day!


Ed: This funny Mothers Day poem is great for a child to give their Mom if they've made a card or a gift with a hand-print


From the Cat
~Anon

I thank you for the food you bring,
and for my little squeaky thing.
I thank you for your friendly talks,
and when you change my litter box.
I thank you for the naps we share,
and putting up with tufts of hair.
I thank you for these things you do,
but thank you most for being you.
So as I'm sat upon the mat,
Happy Mothers Day from me the cat!


Ed: Because the cat needs to express it's feelings too, right? And this is the funny Mothers Day poem the cat would write if only it could figure out how to hold that crayon properly.


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Short Mothers Day poems

A collection of short Mothers Day poems, perfect for writing in a card to wish your mom a happy Mothers Day.


Treasure
~ Anon

Here's wishing you a Mothers Day
That's filled with every pleasure,
And a future that's as happy
As the memories you treasure!


A Wish for You
~ Anon

Just one little wish for you, Mom,
But it's loving and happy and true-
It's a wish that the nicest and best things
Will always keep coming to you!


A Mom like You
~Anon

There is no blessing
quite so dear
as a mom like you
to love year after year!


Mothers Prayer
~Anon

I thank you from the heart
For all you've done for me
And I bless The Lord for giving me
The best mother there could be!


Thank The Lord
~Holly Giffers

Every day I thank The Lord
Oh yes I really do,
For giving me a mother,
As sweet and kind as you!


God's Gifts
~Holly Giffers

God gives us everything,
His wisdom, strength, and love,
He also gave me you mom,
And I thank the stars above!


happy mothers day


God Created Mothers
~Holly Giffers

When God created mothers,
All as lovely as can be,
He made one extra special,
and saved her just for me!


Thank You, Mother
~ Anon

Once upon a memory
Someone wiped away a tear
Held me close and loved me,
Thank you, Mother dear.


Shortest Mother's Day Poem
~ Forest Houtenschil

You're my mother,
I would have no other!


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"My Mother" Mothers Day Poems

Mothers day poems dedicated to our precious moms. These "my mother" poems are about how special and wonderful your mom is, and are a wonderful way thank her for how much she does for you.


happy mothers day


Sunshine
~ Anon

My Mother, my friend so dear
throughout my life you're always near.
A tender smile to guide my way
You're the sunshine to light my day.


To My Mother
~ Anon

For all the times you gently picked me up
When I fell down,
For all the times you tied my shoes
And tucked me into bed,
Or needed something
But put me first instead.
For everything we shared,
The dreams, the laughter,
And the tears,
I love you with a "Special Love"
That deepens every year.


Wonderful Mother
~ Pat O'Reilly

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.


Wonderful Mother
~ Anon

The heart of a home is a mother
Whose love is warm and true,
And home has always been "sweet home"
With a wonderful mother like you!


Wonderful Mother of Mine
~Clyde Hager

I pray every night to our Father above,
For that wonderful mother of mine.
I ask Him to keep her as long as He can
That wonderful mother of mine.

There are treasures on earth,
That made life seem worthwhile,
But there's none can compare
To my mother's smile.


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Poems on Mothers and Motherhood

Beautiful Mothers Day poems on mothers, which capture the essence of motherhood.


God's Masterpiece
~Herbert Farnham

God took the fragrance of a flower,
The majesty of a tree,
The gentleness of morning dew,
The calm of a quiet sea.

The beauty of the twilight hour,
The soul of a starry night,
The laughter of a rippling brook,
The grace of a bird in flight.

Then God fashioned from these things,
A creation like no other,
And when his masterpiece was through,
He called it simply - Mother.


Motherhood
~Helen Steiner Rice

The dearest gifts that heaven holds,
The very finest, too,
Were made into one pattern
That was perfect, sweet, and true;

The Angels smiled, well-pleased, and said:
"Compared to all the others,
This pattern is so wonderful
Let's use it just for Mothers!"

And through the years a mother has been
All that's sweet and good
For there's one bit of God and love,
In all true Motherhood.


Mother...
~ Anon

You filled my days with rainbow lights,
Fairytales and sweet dream nights,
A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Gingerbread to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
For deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me
A part of you
You'll always see.


Proverbs 31:25-28

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

(Ed: This isn't strictly a Mothers Day poem, but it's very poetic and beautiful, and I think it captures perfectly the strength of our moms.)


God's Helpers
~George W Wiseman

God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby's face,
And so He thought of mother.

He could not send us here alone
And leave us to a fate unknown;
Without providing for His own,
The outstretched arms of mother.

God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib to pray,
Or kiss our little aches away;
And so He sent us mother.

And when our childhood days began,
He simply could not take command.
That's why He placed our tiny hand
Securely into mother's.

The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life's sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
To love us still, was mother.

And when life's span of years shall end,
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.

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Mother's Love Poems

Mothers Day poems about a mother's love, capturing the powerful love that a mother has for her child. From infancy, throughout childhood, and into adulthood, a mother's love is steadfast and true.


A Mother's Love
~ Anon

Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother's love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.


A Mother's Love
~Anon

There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.

There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel,
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way,
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love,
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.


Her Love is Like an Island
~Anon

Mother's love is like an island,
In life's ocean vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.

'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the west,
By tender Counsel on the south
And on the east by Rest.

Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there.


Thank God for Mother's Love
~Anon

There is no love, like a mother's love,
no stronger bond on earth...
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,
never changing for all time...
and when her children need her most,
a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one...
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother's love lives on...
through many generations,
with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love...
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.


Mothers Love
~Calvin M Lake

A Mother's love, a Mother's care,
A Mother's sigh, a Mother's prayer
A Mother's work, and Mother's day,
Leaves little time for any play.

A Godly Mother with Godly love,
Is treasure from God above,
A Godly Mother with Godly care,
Has God's help when she sighs a prayer.


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"Mother-Daughter" Mothers day Poems

There is something very special about the relationship between mothers and daughters. These Mothers Day poems capture the beauty of that precious friendship.


happy mothers day sayings


Mother
~ Sarah Malin

Your arms were always open
when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood
when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern
when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me
and gave me wings to fly.


Mother & Daughter
~ Unknown

It's a special bond that spans the years.
Through laughter, worry, smiles, and tears.
A sense of trust that can't be broken,
A depth of love sometimes unspoken,
A life long friendship built on sharing
Hugs and kisses, warmth and caring,
Mother and daughter their hearts as one.
A link that can never be undone.


Special Bond
~ Unknown

Mothers and Daughters
They always share a special bond
Though near or far apart
The words that would describe it
Are written on the heart.


Best Friends
~ Anon

Best friends forever, mom and me.
Picking flowers and climbing trees.
A shoulder to cry on, secrets to share,
Warm hearts and hands that really care.


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