Mother Poems

Mother poems full of gratitude and admiration. Poems for mom say what you've always wanted to tell her. Short mother poems, mother daughter poems, 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

Good mother poems often ask how Mom can love so much and do so much. This is a poem for mom that gives her the credit she is due.

Mystery Mom

Mom, your love is a mystery:
How can you do it all?
You’re always there with the perfect fix
For my problems, big and small.

Your love protects me day after day,
So I’m fearless, safe and sound.
I feel that I can do anything
Whenever you’re around.

Mom, your love is a mystery,
I haven’t got a clue
Why you love me all time,
But I’m very glad you do!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for moms are often built on memories of mom's tender care in our youth. Mother poems also describe how mother enriched our lives, as this mom poem does. Most poems for mother 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

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Mom poems can express what mother means to her offspring. mother poem is perfect as a card 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


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This poem for mother lets mom know what a huge influence she has been in making you the person you are. Affectionate messages for mothers can mean a lot.

Best and Wisest Mom

Mom, I wish I had words to tell
How much you mean to me.
I am the person I am today,
Because you let me be.

Your unconditional love
Made me happy, strong, secure.
Your teaching and example
Made me confident, mature.

In all the world, there is no mother
Better than my own.
You're the best and wisest person, Mom
I have ever known.

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for mothers sometimes talk about what life would have been like without mom. Mother poems often describe 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 poem.

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

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. 

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 poems can celebrate a mother who believes in being a parent, rather than just a friend, as this poem for mother does. 

Wise Mother 

You didn’t talk a lot, Mom;
“I love you” was pretty rare,
But when I needed mothering,
You were always there. 

I could always count on you, Mom
To do what’s good and right.
I’d see your wisdom and the truth,
So we'd rarely have to fight. 

You were strong enough, yet gentle enough
To be the perfect mother;
If I could search the whole wide world,
I wouldn’t pick any other. 

By Joanna Fuchs

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Mother poems often show appreciation to mom. This poem for mom thanks her for all she's done for you. Poems for mothers could even be framed for a 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

Poems for mom sometimes reveal something about the sender. Sounds like this child is a real handful, and knows it. 

Your Love Is A Gift

Mom, your love is a gift to me.
No matter what I do,
Whatever challenge I inflict,
You always see me through.

You’re strong and steady as the earth,
Bringing peace amid the storm,
Tethering me to stability,
Your love keeps me safe and warm.

Without you, mom, I’d fly away
From all that’s right and good.
“Could you help me, Mom?” I often ask.
“Yes,” you say; “I could.”

Your love is a gift, my marvelous mom.
You’re my link to sanity.
I often wish I were more like you,
And maybe, someday I’ll be.

By Joanna Fuchs

Poems for mothers can tell of what she gave to you when you needed it, as this mother poem does.

I Can Count On You

Mom, whenever I feel weak,
I can count on you.
Your deep strength seems endless.
You let me draw on it,
you freely give it,
and I recover.
Mom whenever I stray from the path,
I can count on you.
You’re here for me.
You help me find my way back
to what’s right
and honest and worthwhile.
Mom whenever I get
too wrapped up in me, me, me,
I can count on you.
You quickly bring me back to earth,
reminding me of the importance
of love and service to others.
Everyone should have
a role model like you, Mom.
I love you,
and I want you to know:
you can count on me.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Mother poems can specify what kids learned from Mom. This poem for mother is a perfect mom 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

Mother poems acknowledge Mom's good qualities. This mom poem does that. Among my poems for mothers, I think this is one of my best poems for mom. It's a poem for mom 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

Mom poems often zero in on the qualities that are most important to the child, as this poem for mother does.

You Forgave Me

You forgave me for things I did't do;
You forgave me for bad things I did.
You loved me, no matter what, dear Mom.
I'm so happy to be your kid.

You forgive me all the time, dear Mom,
Then you guide me to a better way.
I'm blessed with your unconditional love;
I appreciate you every day.

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.

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

Is it mom's birthday? Or maybe you just want to show your appreciation? After you give a poem for mother, a hanging pot of gorgeous petunias would brighten her day.

Red petunias overflowing a hanging pot, a gift for mother.

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Mother poems can tell mom what's special about her and rhyming poems do it best. This poem for mother recognizes the uniqueness of every mother. 

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

Messages for Mom talk about what makes moms special. As this mother poem says, we can always count on their love.

Counting on Your Love

Mom, you gave me life
and made sure I was safe and happy.
You retrieved, reclaimed and restored me
when I strayed or was lost.
Being able to count on your love
gives me peace and security.
I can't tell you enough,
give you enough, do enough
to show you how much you mean to me.

Happy Mother's Day
to the best mom in the world!

By Joanna Fuchs


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Short Mother Poems

A lot of people are searching for "a poem for my mom," so I wrote this one. It's also a nice, short mother poem, easy to fit in a card.

A Poem For My Mom

I want to write a poem for my mom
She’s terrific in every way.
No matter if I’m up or down,
She always knows what to say.

So here’s to you, mom, and all you’ve done
To fill my life with pleasure.
Every memory of time with you
Is one I’ll always treasure.

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother poems should let mom know she's special. This message for mom, 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

Daughter to Mom Poems

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Mother poems don't always have to be from children. This daughter to mom poem is from the viewpoint of an adult. Mother poems from daughter celebrate that unique bond between female parent and child. This mother poem is a gift in itself! 

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

Here's another daughter to mom poem, in free verse, from an adult daughter who is also a mom and finding motherhood very challenging.

Rock me to sleep

Rock me to sleep, Mom.
My life as a mom is full of joy,
but it gets more complicated
chaotic, harder every day,
full of stress and fatigue.

I am often nostalgic
for childhood days
you made so happy,
simple and safe.

I daydream about you, Mom
filling our lives
with fun, contentment and peace.
I need that so much now.
I need to slow down, relax, and rest.

Rock me to sleep, Mom.

By Joanna Fuchs

Is mom the outdoor type? Give her a poem for mother, then take her to a relaxing, peaceful woodland retreat, like this one.

A mother daughter walk through the woods at Milner's Garden, B.C.

Mother Daughter Poems

Among poems for mom, mother to daughter poems are very popular. Mother daughter poems 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 to daughter poems can contain more sentiment than a son poem from Mom, so this mother daughter poem is sweet and heartfelt. It's a rhyming poem. 

My Daughter

My wonderful daughter, delight of my heart,
I hope that you know you're both lovely and smart.
I cherish you dearly for the person you are,
You have passion and caring that will carry you far.

Wherever you go you'll be watched by my love,
And we'll always be close like a hand in a glove.
May the years treat you kindly, may laughter hold sway,
And I'm here for you always if your blue skies turn gray.

By Karl Fuchs

Son Poem from Mom

Son poems should provide support and encouragement, as this son poem from Mom (a rhyming poem) does. 

My Son

My son, you're a remarkable person to me;
Your good qualities make me feel proud.
I don't give you compliments often enough,
But I really should shout them out loud.

You're an intelligent, capable, likeable guy;
I often admire what you do.
You've got a good heart; you help and you care;
To your family and friends you are true.

You're responsible, trustworthy, faithful and kind;
You work hard to do all you can.
My heart fills with joy when I think to myself
That I raised such a wonderful man.

By Joanna and Karl Fuchs

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Funny Mom Poem

People who write funny mom 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 poems for mom are almost always rhyming poems.  Here are 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

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 In Law Poem

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. 

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

Stepmother Poem

Among the searches for mother poems are lots of searches for stepmother poems. This stepmom poem shows appreciation for all she does.

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.

In this poem, I’m really glad
I’m able to convey
How glad I am you’re in my life;
I'm happy you're here to stay!

By Joanna Fuchs

Mother Song

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. This mother 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

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