36 Short Mother's Day Poems about Mothers to share with your Mom

Last updated: March 29, 2021.

Short Mother's Day poems to help you tell your mom how much you love her this Mother's Day!

short mothers day poems

On this page, you'll find a range of the best cute and funny poems about mothers to send to your Mom this Mother's Day. Scroll down the page to see all the free poems about mothers, or use these links to jump to a particular section.

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Short Mother's Day Poems

Write one of these cute and sweet short Mother's Day poems about mothers in a card to your Mom this Mother's Day.

short mothers day poems

Sunshine
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.


Blessing
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.


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


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.


Mother...
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.


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.


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

Grandma
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.


Cute Mother's Day poems from Child

These cute short Mother's Day poems and verses about mothers are written from a child's perspective and would be lovely written in a card from a small child to their mother.

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


Roses.
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.

Flowers
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 with 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.

Short Mother's Day Poems from Daughter

Mothers and daughters share a special bond, and these next short Mother's Day poems are perfect from daughters to their mum to capture that friendship and closeness Moms can share with their girls.

short mothers day poems

Mother
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.

Short Mother's Day Poems from Son

Enjoy this collection of short Mother's Day poems about mothers from sons to their moms. They range from short and sweet verses to poems that celebrate the messiness and dirt of little boys and 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,
Voilets 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.

Fingerprints!
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.


Funny Mother's Day Poems about Mothers

These funny Mother's Day poems will 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?
"Thanks"!
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.


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.


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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