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Free mother poems, including a funny mom rhyme, a mother to daughter verse, poetry for grandma, for a wife, for a sister, an aunt, a friend, a stepmother. A Christian mother message, a mother Prayer, two Mother's Day Songs, more.

Super Mom

Mom, you're a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.

You're patient when I'm foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You're the master of every task.

You're a dependable source of comfort;
You're my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.

I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You'd be the one I'd select!

By Joanna Fuchs

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Mother's Day poetry acknowledges Mom's good qualities. This mom poem does that. Use this free Mothers Day poem as a greeting card wish or with a gift. It's a free poem for mother that will touch her heart, a thank you poem for mom.

Everything Mom

How did you find the energy, Mom
To do all the things you did,
To be teacher, nurse and counselor
To me, when I was a kid.

How did you do it all, Mom,
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend,
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just can’t comprehend.

I see now it was love, Mom
That made you come whenever I'd call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mom
And I thank you for it all.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poetry is often built on memories of mom's tender care in our youth. Poems for mothers also describe how mother enriched our lives, as this mother poem does. Most Mothers Day poems are rhyming poems, but this one is in free verse.

Guiding Light Mom

Mom, from the time I was really young,
I realized I had someone...you,
who always cared,
who always protected me,
who was always there for me no matter what.
You taught me right from wrong,
and pushed me to do the right thing,
even when it was hard to do.
You took care of me when I was sick,
and your love helped make me well.
You had rules,
and I learned that when I obeyed them,
my life was simpler, better, richer.
You were and are
the guiding light of my life.
My heart is filled with love for you,
my teacher, my friend, my mother.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Poems for mothers sometimes talk about what life would have been like without mom. This Mother's Day poem acknowledges the essential contributions a mother makes to her children's lives. It's a mom poem that she will treasure. Use it as a greeting card verse.

Without You

Mom, without you, there would be no me.
Your love, your attention, your guidance,
have made me who I am.
Without you, I would be lost,
wandering aimlessly,
without direction or purpose.
You showed me the way
to serve, to accomplish, to persevere.
Without you, there would be an empty space
I could never fill, no matter how I tried.
Instead, because of you,
I have joy, contentment, satisfaction and peace.
Thank you, mom.
I have always loved you
and I always will.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems can express what mother means to her offspring. This mother poem is perfect for a Mother's Day greeting card saying or as a Mother's Day poem.

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.

Thanks for being a wonderful mother, Mom!

By Karl Fuchs

Poems for mothers are sometimes rhyming poems and sometimes free verse poems. This mother poem in free verse expresses gratitude for mom's unselfishness and giving nature. It could be used as a Mothers Day poem.

My Miracle Mother

Mom, I look at you
and see a walking miracle.
Your unfailing love without limit,
your ability to soothe my every hurt,
the way you are on duty, unselfishly,
every hour, every day,
makes me so grateful
that I am yours, and you are mine.
With open arms and open heart,
with enduring patience and inner strength,
you gave so much for me,
sometimes at your expense.
You are my teacher,
my comforter, my encourager,
appreciating all, forgiving all.
Sometimes I took you for granted, Mom,
but I don’t now, and I never will again.
I know that everything I am today
relates to you and your loving care.
I gaze in wonder
as I watch you being you—
my miracle, my mother.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother Daughter Poems

mother and daughter for poems of motherMother poems and Mother's Day poems don't always have to be from children. This Mother's Day poem from daughter to mother is from the viewpoint of an adult. A poem from daughter to mom celebrates that unique bond between female parent and child. This mother poem is a gift in itself! Mother daughter poetry is extra special. Enjoy this mother daughter poem for free, to use as a greeting card message.

A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother

I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago.

I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years.

You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.

Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mom and daughter poems are popular. Here's a love poem from mother to daughter. This free mother to daughter poem can be used as a daughter Mother's Day poem. If your daughter is not a mom, just leave our the second stanza, and you can use it just as a daughter from mother poem, as a greeting card wish. This mother daughter poetry can strengthen that special bond.

Daughter of My Heart

You turned out even better
Than I often dreamed you’d be;
You’re more than I had hoped for;
You’re a sweet reward to me.

You grew up to be a mother
Full of wisdom, warmth and love,
A good and fine role model,
A blessing from above.

I couldn’t be any prouder
Than I am today of you;
You’re my daughter and my friend,
And a wonderful person, too.

You have my love forever;
I adored you from the start;
It’s a privilege to be your mother,
Dear daughter of my heart.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems often show appreciation to mom. This Mother's Day poem for mom thanks her for all she's done for you. Give it to her for a Mother's Day poem or on any day you want to express your love for her. You could even frame it for a Mother's Day gift.

You Let Me Know You Love Me

You let me know you love me
In so many different ways.
You make me feel important
With encouragement and praise.

You're always there when I need you
To comfort and to care.
I know I'm in your thoughts;
Your love follows me everywhere.

Thank you for all you've done
And given so generously.
I love you, my wonderful mother;
You're a heaven-sent blessing to me.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems can specify what kids learned from Mom. This mother poem is perfect for a Mother's Day poem. It's an inspirational poem for Mother's Day. It's a rhyming poem.

I Learned From You

I learned about love from you,
Watching your caring ways.
I learned about joy from you
In fun-filled yesterdays.

From you I learned forgiving
Of faults both big and small.
I learned what I know about living
From you, as you gave life your all.

The example you set is still with me
I'd never want any other.
I'm thankful for all that you taught me,
And I'm blessed to call you "Mother."

By Joanna Fuchs

Most of the mother poems here are rhyming poems, but there are some in free verse. This mother poem is a nonrhyming poem written as a Happy Mother's Day poem for a mother gift or card. It's an I love you Mom poem for Mother's Day.

A Thousand Thanks

Mother's Day brings to mind
The thousands of things you did for me
that helped make me happier,
stronger and wiser,
because I had you as a role model.

I'm grateful for all the times
you healed my hurts
and calmed my fears,
so that I could face the world
feeling safe and secure.

I'm thankful for all you showed me
about how to love and give--
lessons that now bring
so many blessings to me
each and every day.

Your sacrifices and unselfishness
did not go unnoticed, Mom.
I admire you, I respect you,
I love you.
And I'm so glad you're my mother!

Happy Mother's Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems can tell mom what's special about her and rhyming poems do it best. This mother poem recognizes the uniqueness of every mother. This poem is suitable for a Mothers Day poem to go with a gift or be put in a card.

Nobody's Like You, Mom

Nobody's quite like you, Mom.
You're special in every way.
You cheer me up, you fill my cup
With tenderness, come what may.

Nobody loves me like you, Mom.
No matter what I do,
Good or bad, happy or sad,
You support me; You always come through.

Nobody's equal to you, Mom.
With you in my life, I'm blessed.
I love you so, and I want you to know
I think you're the very best!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems should let mom know she's special. This mother poem, a rhyming poem, does that. It also says "I love you," so it's a mom poem she'll treasure

Extra Special Mom

Mom, you’ve always been the best
A better mom than all the rest.
I’m thankful for all the things you do
I’m glad my mom is extra special you!

On Mother’s Day, I want you to know
You’re the greatest mom, and I love you so.
There’s one more thing I want to say:
I wish you Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother Poem from a Son

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Mother poems from son are popular. Here's a rhyming poem that could be used as a Mother's Day poem from son.

Best Mom Award

For all the things I didn't say,
About how I felt along the way--
For the love you gave and the work you've done,
Here's appreciation from your admiring son.

You cared for me as a little tot,
When all I did was cry a lot,
And as I grew your work did too--
I ran and fell and got black and blue.

I grew some more and it didn't stop;
Now you had to become a cop,
To worry about mistakes I'd make;
You kept me in line for my own sake.

I got older, and the story repeated;
You were always there whenever I needed.
You guided me and wished me the best,
I became wiser and knew I was blessed.

So, for all the times I didn't say,
The love I felt for you each day,
Mom, read this so you can always see
Just how much you mean to me.

Mom, Thanks for everything!

By Karl Fuchs

Funny Mother Poem

People who write funny mother poems have plenty of material! Someone who has never been a mother can't possibly understand all mom has to handle, as this funny mother poem describes. Funny mother poems are almost always rhyming poems.

I Want To Be Locked Up

(Thoughts from a harried mom, who is beginning to think some time in a minimum-security, white collar crime prison is looking pretty good.)

I want to be locked up
Away from everything,
Free from all the craziness
A mother's day can bring.

No planning, shopping, cooking
Three healthy meals a day,
Served up with love to finicky kids
Who throw most of it away.

No constant interruptions,
Dirty laundry on the floor,
Driving everyone every place,
Sibling rivalry (It’s war!)

No one asking me to do things,
Getting mad if I forget,
Me giving up my very self—
I’m the family marionette.

Prison sometimes looks appealing
(Or maybe the looney bin),
I get free time and three square meals;
With nothing to do, I win!

I want to be locked up
For freedom, time and such,
There’s just one obstacle for me:
I love my kids too much!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother's Day Poems From Children

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A mother poem is often used for Mother's Day by a child. Mother’s Day poems from kids need to be written in simple language, that they might actually speak, so that they can be used as preschool Mother's Day poems or Mother's Day poems for kindergarten. Here’s a Happy Mother’s Day poem from a child that is written so that it could even be a toddler Mother's day poem. It can go along with a gift or be written in a card. We hope you like this poem for mother from a child. Poems from kids are always rhyming poems.

I’m Happy You’re My Mom

I’m happy you’re my mom,
‘Cause you take good care of me.
You love me and you show it,
So I’m as happy as can be!

I love you very much,
And so I want to say,
Thank you for all you do,
And Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

This short Mother’s Day poem for a preschooler tells Mom she’s appreciated.

No Better Mom

It’s Mother’s Day, Mom,
And I want you to know
I’ll just love you more
Every year that I grow.

You’re a wonderful mother;
You show that you care;
There’s no better mom
On earth anywhere!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems should include poems for mother from a child. More specifically, they can include Mother's day poems for preschoolers and even Mother's Day poems from baby. This cute Mother's Day poem for a kid has a variety of applications.

Mommy, I Love You

Mommy, I know you love me
By the way you show you care.
You hug me and talk to me softly;
When I need you, you’re always there.

Mommy, I’ll love you always
From my heart, I want to say
I’m so glad you are my mommy;
Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother's Day Poem
For A Mother In Law

Mother poems can be written to relatives other than the birth mother. This mother poem is a mother-in-law poem to show your appreciation. We hope this mother-in-law poem is what you are looking for. A gift for your mother-in-law would be nice, too.

Star Mother-In-Law

Some mother-in-laws are possessive;
Their child they still want to own.
My mother-in-law’s love is like sunlight;
On both of us it shone.

Some mother-in-laws put you down;
They think you’re not good enough.
My mother-in-law shows approval,
Affection, and other good stuff.

Some mother-in-laws interfere;
They think that they know best.
My mother-in-law lets us be;
She’s better than the rest.

And so I just want to thank you
For being who you are;
You’ve made everything so easy;
As a mother-in-law, you’re a star!

By Joanna Fuchs



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Grandma Mother's Day Poem

Mother poems can include poems for grandmother on Mother’s Day. This grandma Mother’s Day poem sends a Mother’s day message that every grandmother would love to hear.

Wonderful Grandma

Grandma, you’re so wonderful,
On Mother’s Day I think of you--
The unconditional love you give
The sweet and generous things you do.

You’ve made a difference in my life;
I love you more than I can say.
That’s why I give this poem to you,
To wish you “Happy Mother’s Day!”

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother's Day Poem For A Wife

Mother poems are often sent by other than a woman’s children—a husband, for example. A Mother’s Day poem from a husband should express a variety of loving sentiments, as this mom poem does. This Mother’s Day poem for a wife lets her know how special she is.

Happy Mother’s Day To My Wife

On Mother’s day, I want to wish
Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful wife;
My friend, my love, a terrific mom,
You bring so much happiness into my life.

You’re everything to this family;
I appreciate you, and I want to say,
The day we met, I was truly blessed.
Happy, Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother's Day Poem For A Sister

Mother poems can be given to just about any mother you know. Mother poetry is always appreciated. This free Mother’s Day poem for sister is a Mother’s Day verse that acknowledges her growth as a person. Use this Mother’s Day card verse in a card or with a gift.

Mother’s Day Poem For Sister

I’ve been watching you be a mother, Sis,
And I just want you to know,
I admire you and respect you, because
As a mom, you are a pro!

I love you, Sis, and now I see
You’re amazing in every way;
You’re my sister, a mom and a friend as well;
Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs

Aunt Mother's Day Poem

Mother poems for a favorite aunt are popular. This Mother’s Day poem for an aunt is a poem to a special aunt who is always there for you.

Aunt Mother’s Day Poem

Dear Aunt, I wish I could express
All the things you mean to me;
Your love and support have helped so much;
I hope I can make you see…

That I cherish and treasure the things you do;
You and I have a special connection;
So on Mother’s Day and every day,
You have my very deep affection.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother's Day Poem For A Friend

Mother poems are appropriate for friends who have children. This Happy Mother’s Day poem is a Mother’s Day tribute for a special friend.

Mother’s Day Poem For a Friend

I’m proud to have you as my friend,
A wonderful friend for me;
You’re also a great mother, too;
I watch you admiringly.

Observing you, I often think
How blessed the world is now
To have you in it, friend and mom,
Happy Mother’s Day; take a bow!

By Joanna Fuchs

Stepmother Poem

Among the searches for mother poems are lots of searches for stepmother poems. This step mom poem is a Mother's Day poem for a step mother.

Stepmother Poem

I’m so blessed that you’re my stepmom;
Let me tell you how I feel:
The deep affection I have for you
Is honest, true and real.

On Mother’s Day, I’m really glad
I’m able to convey
How glad I am you’re in my life;
Happy Mother’s Day!

By Joanna Fuchs


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Mother’s Day Songs

Mother poems can be set to music to make a Mother’s Day poem song. This mom song is sung to the tune of “Row, row, row your boat,” so it’s a Mother’s Day song that can be performed as a round, which means that one group sings the first line and then the next group starts the first line, and so on. We hope you get to sing and enjoy this song for mother.

Mother Is The Best

My mom is really great;
She’s sweet as she can be;
When I need some help, I know
She’s always there for me.

Mom loves me all the time,
Even when I’m a pest;
She always takes good care of me;
My mother is the best.

By Joanna Fuchs

I tried to write mother poems for songs that could be sung by younger children, like Mother Is The Best, but I also wanted to write a mom poem that could be used by older children and adults for a Mother’s Day song. This Mother’s Day poem song is to be sung to the tune of “Greensleeves,” which is also a Christmas song called “What Child Is This.”

Love Is A Mother’s Gift

When God made mothers, He took great care
To fill their hearts with love so rare.
Their children are their greatest prize;
You can see the great love in your mother’s eyes.

Love, love is a mother’s gift
To their precious children, their hearts to lift.
Warm, tender and giving love
That grows them up healthy and happy.

Thank you, mother for all you give
To help me grow and to help me live.
I will love you forevermore,
My mother, my mom, whom I adore.

Love, love is a mother’s gift
To their precious children, their hearts to lift.
Warm, tender and giving love
That grows us up healthy and happy.

By Joanna Fuchs

Christian Mother's Day Poem

Religious poems for mother are popular. So for all of you who are typing free Christian Mother's Day poems, religious Mother's Day poems, spiritual Mother's Day poems, Christian poem about mother, Mother's Day Christian poetry or Christian poems about mother, into your favorite search engine, this one is for you. This religious Christian mother poem is based on a famous Bible passage: Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV).

The Fruit of the Spirit

My mother is a Christian,
In every important way;
The fruit of the Holy Spirit
Is displayed in her every day.

My mother is filled with kindness,
With love and joy and peace;
Her patience and her goodness
Inspire, and never cease.

She follows our Lord Jesus
With faithfulness, and more;
She’s gentle and has self control,
She knows what prayer is for.

Thanks, Mom, for being a Christian,
And showing me how to be;
I’ll follow your example
For all eternity.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Mother Prayer

There are a lot of searches for a mother prayer. I assume such searches are for mother prayers to be used at some sort of public occasion or event honoring mothers. Mother prayers can be written in the form of free verse mother poems, as this mother prayer is.

Mother Prayer

Dear Lord,
today we pray for mothers--
our own mothers, and mothers everywhere,
who have made such a major contribution
to the good qualities we have,
sometimes through genetics,
more often through great effort and patient instruction,
and who have done their best
to gently polish away our rough edges.
Lord, please bless our mothers
for the endless hours of time they spent
and the boundless energy they invested in us.
Bless our mothers for their sacrifices on our behalf
as they often gave up or deferred their own dreams
so that we could have ours.
Bless our mothers for always being there for us,
for being the person we know we can turn to
when we need comfort, encouragement, or just a hug.
Bless our mothers for making a home for us
where we could feel safe, where we felt we belonged.
Most of all, Lord,
bless our mothers for their unconditional love,
for loving us no matter what,
and for frequently showing love
in ways that make us feel valued and cherished.
Lord, please bless our mothers mightily.
Strengthen them, soothe them,
wrap them in Your infinite love
and shower them with blessings
too numerous to count, too magnificent to describe.
We love them, admire them, respect them,
and we wish that You would give them back
many times the good they gave to us.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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