70 Short Mother's Day Poems to Make Mom Feel Special

Last updated: April 3, 2024

Add an extra special touch to your Mother's Day card this year with a sweet and short Mother's Day poem. If your mom is anything like mine, she does so much to make my life better without asking much in return. A little hug, a sweet sentiment, and the reminder every day that she's one of a kind. Here I've collected heartfelt ways to show your appreciation for the amazing mom in your life and all the special things that she does for you.

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This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, May 12, 2024. Use our Mother's Day poems to help you tell your mom how much you love her. Motherly love comes in all shapes and sizes, so be sure to celebrate your mom-figures too; your mother-in-law, step-mom, grandma, adoptive mom, guardian, or any other wonderful lady who has made a positive difference in your world.

If you're wondering “What is the best poem for Mother's Day?”, you have come to the right page! We have lovely short lines and verses for Mother's Day that are sure to pull on your mom's heart strings. These poems celebrate the care, guidance, love, and sacrifices that mothers give to their children every day. On this page, you'll find cute and funny poems about mothers to send to your mom or mom-figure.

Scroll down to see all our free poems about mothers, or use these links to jump to a particular section.

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Short Mother's Day Poems

This Mother's Day, let your mom know how much you love her by writing one of these cute and sweet short Mother's Day poems in a card.

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.
~ Anon.

A Mother's Love
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.
~ Anon.

There is no blessing
Quite so dear...
As a mom like you
To love year after year.
~ Anon.

Shortest Mother's Day Poem
You're my mother,
I would have no other!
~ Forest Houtenschil

A Wish for You
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!
~ Anon.

Wonderful Mother
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!
~ Anon.

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

God's Gifts
God gives us everything,
His wisdom, strength, and love,
He also gave me you mom,
And I thank the stars above!
~ Holly Giffers

Wishing You a Wonderful Day
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!
~ Anon.

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

Wonderful Mother
God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded 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.
~ Pat O'Reilly

I Love You Mom!
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!
~ 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.
~ Anon.

This next Mother's Day poem is a sweet little verse to write in a greeting card to your Grandmother on Mother's Day.

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.
~ Anon.

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Cute Mother's Day poems from Child

For kids wondering 'What is a rhyme for Mother's Day?' we have you covered. These cute poems and verses about mothers are written from a child's perspective. They make a lovely addition to a card from a young child.

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

Relax, Mom
As a mom you are number one
A parent who is second to none
On Mother's 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!
~ Anon

Mommy, I love you
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.
~ Nicholas Gordon

My mom, she's the best,
From her head to her toes!
She's warm and she's soft,
And smells as sweet as a rose.
~ Unknown.

God Created Mothers
When God created mothers,
All as lovely as can be,
He made one extra special,
And saved her just for me!
~ Holly Giffers

This little poem is very sweet and is meant to accompany a finger painting of flowers made by a small child for their mother.

I've made some Mother's Day flowers,
With my fingers and my thumb,
So you'll always have these memories,
For all the years to come.
~ Unknown.

This short poem works well accompanied by a gift of tea and biscuits for your Mom.

Cup of Tea for Mom
I will try my best in every way,
To be extra sweet on Mother's Day.
But if you become upset with me,
Please relax and have a cup of tea!
~ Unknown.

Wonderful Mother of Mine
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.
~ Clyde Hager

Month of May
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!
~ Anon

Nobel Prize for Mothers
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!
~ Anon

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Mother's Day Poems from Daughter

Mothers and daughters share a special bond. These next short Mother's Day poems are perfect to capture the friendship and closeness moms can share with their girls.

Special Bond
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.
~ Unknown

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.
~ Sarah Malin

Best Friends
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.
~ Anon.

Short Mother's Day Poem
For all you do,
you do with love.
You are so special,
A gift from above.
And with all my heart,
I want to say,
I love you Mom.
Happy Mother's Day.
~ Anon.

A mother.
A mother wraps
her love around the heart
of her daughter,
keeping each beat steady
through the rhythm of life,
until wings take shape,
and it's time for the soul
to take flight.
~ Christy Ann Martine.

Mother & Daughter
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 lifelong friendship built on sharing,
hugs and kisses, warmth and caring.
Mother and daughter, their hearts as one -
a link that can never be undone.
~ Unknown.

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Mother's Day Poems from Son

Enjoy this collection of short Mother's Day poems from sons to their moms. Among these short and sweet verses, you'll find poems that celebrate the messiness and dirt of raising little boys to remind mom just how fast this stage of life will pass and how quickly boys grow up!

Short Mother's Day Poem
There is no doubt Mom,
you're the best.
The one and only.
I'm proud to be your son.
And I'd like to thank you for
the loving things you've done.
~ Anon.

Short Mother's Day Poem for Mom
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you!

The following poem is to give along with the handprint of a small child (e.g., on a card or canvas that Mom can mount on the wall).

My Handprint
Here is my handprint,
Five fingers in all,
Outside they are short,
But the middle is tall.

You will find them on windows,
You can find them on the wall,
They will make a big mess,
For something so small.

One day I will grow,
And leave them no more,
My handprints will be missed,
Of that I am sure.

So here is one now,
That you can't wipe away,
My present to you,
This Mother's Day.
~ Anon.

This short Mother's Day poem is also meant to be accompanied by a finger painting done by a small child.

Dirt and cookie fingerprints
are not too hard to find,
You'll see them on our walls and drawers,
Where I go, they're left behind!

But soon I'll learn to wash my hands,
And tuck them by my side,
The walls and drawers clean once more,
No grubby marks to hide.

So here I leave my fingerprints,
Each and every one,
Painted as a reminder,
Of dirt, and cookies, and fun!
~ Unknown.

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Funny Mother's Day Poems

These funny Mother's Day poems celebrate the delight and chaos of motherhood. They're sure to give mom a laugh on this special day.

Put Up With Me
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!
~ Holly Giffers

This next poem is quite cheeky, and perfect in a card from a cash-strapped teen to their Mom on Mother's Day.

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

This funny little poem for a new Mom is to encourage her in the early days of motherhood.

New Mom.
New Mom.
New fun.
So blessed.
This one.
Long nights.
Short days.
Go back?
No way.
~ Unknown.

You Love my Art
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?
~ Holly Giffers

Please and Thanks
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?
Just kidding. Happy Mother's Day!
~ Anon

You Know Me
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!?
~ Holly Giffers

Poem to Go With a Child's Handprint
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!
~ Anon

From the Cat
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!
~ Anon

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

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Short Mother's Day Poems by Famous Poets

Over the centuries, renowned poets have penned poems inspired by their own mothers. Even modern day poets, aka songwriters, have written beautiful songs dedicated to their moms. These short passages and lyrics are great for adding to a Mother’s Day card, especially if you’re no Shakesphere when it comes to writing an original sonnet.

To My Mother
You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

My Mother
Who ran to help me when I fell,
And would some pretty story tell,
Or kiss the place to make it well?
My mother.
~ Ann Taylor

The Wish
And if it's a funny old world, mama,
where a little boy's wishes come true,
well I got a few in my pocket
and a special one just for you.
~ Bruce Springsteen

M - O - T - H - E - R
“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold,
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.
~ Howard Johnson

The Best Day
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong;
And I love you for giving me your eyes,
staying back, and watching me shine.
~ Taylor Swift

What 'Mother' Means
"Mother" is such a simple word,
But to me there’s meaning seldom heard.
For everything I am today,
My mother’s love showed me the way.
I’ll love my mother all my days,
For enriching my life in so many ways.
She set me straight and then set me free,
And that’s what the word "mother" means to me.
~ Karl Fuchs

Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.
~ George Cooper

Tribute to Mother
A picture memory brings to me;
I look across the years and see
Myself beside my mother's knee.
I feel her gentle hand restrain
My selfish moods, and know again
A child's blind sense of wrong and pain.
But wiser now,
a man gray grown,
My childhood's needs are better known.
My mother's chastening love I own.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

A Song For Mama
You taught me everything;
Everything you've given me I'll always keep it inside;
You're the driving force in my life.
~ Boyz II Men

Mothers Are the Gardeners
Mothers are the gardeners
Of wind-blown wild flowers.
They water them with happy tears,
Happy with them many years,
Even as the hours
Ring with sweet, sad melodies
Sighing through their bowers.
~ Nicholas Gordon

Oh Mother
So, mother, I thank you,
for all you've done and still do;
You got me, I got you,
together we always pull through.
~ Christina Aguilera

You taught me strength, and you gave me guidance.
Whenever faith was lost you were there to find it.
~ Ashanti

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Christian Short Mother's Day Poems & Bible Verses

Here are some beautiful short Mother's Day verses that are great for writing in a card to your mom. For more religious poems for your mom, take a look at the full collection of Christian Mother's Day poems here.

A Mother's Prayer For You
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!
~ Anon.

God's Masterpiece
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.
~ Herbert Farnham

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.
~ Helen Steiner Rice

God's Helpers
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.
~ George W Wiseman

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:
Proverbs 31:25-28

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Poems About Mother's Love

From infancy, throughout childhood, and into adulthood, a mother's love is steadfast and true. These poems about a mother's love try to express how powerful and special that love is.

Mother's Love
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.
~ Calvin M Lake

Her Love is Like an Island
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.
Mother's Love ~ Anon

To My Mother
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.
~ Anon.

A Mother's Love
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.
~ Anon

Thank God for Mother's Love
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.
~ Anon

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Mother's Day Poems for Moms Who Have Passed Away

Mother's Day is a difficult time for those who are grieving the loss of their Mom. When you feel ready, it can become a time to celebrate your late mother's love and the time you had together. These poems offer a powerful tribute to honor your mother's memory.

We had a wonderful mother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;
Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful mother,
And that's the way it will always be.
But take heed, because
She's still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let's make sure
She will like what she sees.
~ Unknown

If Roses Grow in Heaven
If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.
~ Dolores M. Garcia

You Were There
You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door...

You worry now "Are they ok?"
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder "Where have my children gone?"

Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.

And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home...
~ Unknown

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