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Mother's Day Poems for Mom

Updated on October 11, 2016
Mother's Day
Mother's Day | Source

Why poems for Mom on Mother's Day ?

Mother's day is just around the corner (or was when I made this page), and, although it is very important to remember our mothers not only on the holiday set aside to do so, but on every day of the year, we human beings are apt to forget and thus it is good to have one special day to remind us. That's what Anna Jarvis thought when she campaigned for the holiday in 1905. For more on the history of the day, click the link below.

One way of remembering Mom is through poetry and another is through giving her gifts. Of course, you could combine these and give her the gift of a poem, perhaps on a wood or glass plaque or a canvas print , or as watercolor graphics like the one listed below, or even an eCard some of which you can find for free on sites like

Poetry has a special language of its own and poems can more easily convey our deepest feelings than can mere prose many times. Many poems have been written about Mom and for Mother's day. Here's a really really short but pointed one to get things started:

A Mother's Gift (short poem)
A Mother's Gift (short poem) | Source

I'm making this page mainly to display my Mother's Day poem, which God inspired me to write a few years back, entitled "Why I believe in God--My mother's undying love." (Poem #4 below). The poem is a true reflection of my mother's life and love and hopefully of your mother's as well, at least in some degree. At any rate, it may give you a new appreciation for your mother, whether or not she was as great as mine. If I never re-read this poem any other time, I always come back to it the second week of May.

But before you get to my poem, I have included two really short but pointed Mother's Day poems to help set the mood and two somewhat longer but still rather short poems in pictures to set the stage, so to speak. My Mother's Day Poem is Poem #4. I feel it is a fitting climax to all that has gone before. After reading my poem, you can check out some of the links I've listed for still more Mother's day poems and ecards which you can use to send poems, even mine, if you like. Finally please vote in my exit poll.


Opening poll:

Have you ever given your mother a poem for mother's day

See results

Two short but pointed poems for Mom

Remembering Mom poems 1 (2 short but poignant poems)

1) M - O - T - H - E - R By Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

"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


A word that means the world to me.


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.

The plethora of Mother's Day poems: & 2 beautiful ones:

There have been many poems written about mothers and for mothers--so many they could not be listed here.. You can find many collections of such poems on-line and in books stores.. In words that speak to and from the heart, talented writers capture the hopes, pride, and unconditional love that mothers feel for their children.

Yes, the poems written about or for mothers are myriad. I have put two beautiful ones, also beautifully pictured below for your enjoyment and as a sort of prelude to my poem. If you like the second one, you can even give it as a gift to your mom (See directly below it). But before you decide to do so, please check out my poem (#4) which follows.

Remembering Mom Poems 2 - Here is a great and pointed poem I found on the net.: (It sort-of expresses the same thing I tried to convey in mine below)

Angels (Mother's Day poem)
Angels (Mother's Day poem)

Remembering Mom poem 3: A mother's Love:

"A Mother's Love" poem
"A Mother's Love" poem

Why not give Mom a poem for Mother's Day?- Perhaps this one-?

Isn't that a beautiful poem? Want to give it?-Or perhaps another one? You can find the beautiful Mother's Day poem pictured above and several others like it, mounted and ready to give, by searching on-line.

elderly mother praying
elderly mother praying | Source

Remembering Mom Poem 4 (My Mother.s Day Poem): WHY I BELIEVE IN GOD:---MY MOTHER'S UNDYING LOVE

-- By me (James M. Becher)

As we celebrate on this great day

The wonder that is Mom;

Did you ever stop to ask yourself

From whence her love has come?

I've never seen the red sea part

Or gathered manna from above,

Nor watched a dead man's life re-start

But, I've known the miracle of a mother's undying love.

She gave me everything she had,

And wished to give me more.

She gave herself to meet my needs

And never once got sore.

She tried to teach to me the right

And lead me in His way;

And prayed for me with heartfelt tears

The times I went astray.

O' now I know my God is real.

Christ lives within my heart.

But it was my mother's faithful love

Which gave this faith it's start.

So tell me that there is no God.

I'll ask you very plain:

From what other source 'tis possible

My mother's dear love came?

Let every day be Mother's day

And honor her with love;

For surely she's a special gift

Sent down from God above.

Exit poll:

So, will you give your mom a poem this Mother's Day?

See results

OR if you'd like to give Mom several poem along with beautiful pics, here's just the thing:

---a really beautiful magazine with pics & Mother's Day poems (below:)

I used to get this magazine & it's really beautiful -- a keepsake worth having and truly worth giving Mom. It's a great mix of pics and poems beautifully put together. What else can I say? You have to see it to appreciate it. ---JMB

What do you think of my Mother's Day Poem (#4-written by me) in particular, and this hub in general?

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      IRSHAD CV 2 years ago from India, Kerala

      It was a experience to go through you hub. Your pictures and essence of poetry is amazing. Thanks for sharing your poetry

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      asereht1970 4 years ago

      Great poem! And this lens is very well written. It's Mother's Day today, so sharing these poems are greatly appreciated.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      What a nice lens! I should have found this lens before Mother's Day this year, thanks for sharing those poems. :)

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like your Mother Day poems, thanks for sharing.

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      imagelist lm 5 years ago

      Wooowwww...great lens...

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful Mother's Day Poems. A new thread has been started in the forum for Squidoo Supported Charities. I hope you will join us.

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Nice set of Mother Day poems

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      florin87 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these great resources.

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      A lovely collection of poems, I'm trying to pick one for my sister who is having her first child this fall. Thank you for giving my so many to think about!

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      decvamlada 5 years ago

      Great lens, nice work!

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      AG 1984 5 years ago

      Great poems !!! Blessed!!

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      Millionairemomma 6 years ago

      I love the poems!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      There's just something about poetry about our mothers that is just so enjoyable and full of happiness. Thanks for sharing these!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE MOM

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      alimunandar 6 years ago

      realy nice poem thanks

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love my Mom, more than anything in this world. I salute her and will dedicate these poems to her. I love you Mom.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      This is so beautiful, thanks for poems which reflect love, respect, and recognition of Mothers importance in our life.

      Poem #5 get us the essence of Mother love which is the most precious unconditional love. Thanks

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      Storytutor 6 years ago

      Thank you for the poetry!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi i'm Rima , I felt so touched reading these mother's day poem as i'm far

      from my mom.....Amma i miss u a lot!!!!

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      jarajelissa 6 years ago

      Beautiful poems

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @aishu19: yes they are nice

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      PecjakJN 6 years ago

      simply beautiful

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      babygiftideas321 6 years ago

      Beautiful Poems :)

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      LegoLegoLego 6 years ago

      Cute lens you should always respect your mother

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      jamjar919 lm 7 years ago

      They are lovely poems for sure :)

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      Ricardo Montrose 7 years ago

      Great Lens! & Thnks for featuring my lens here, I also featured yours on my Mother's Day 2011 Best Gifts lens

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      I love these poems for Mom. All mothers would certainly appreciate it. Thanks for featuring my Mother's Day gift ideas lens as well.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful poetry for Mother :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Mothers need to be lifted high on a pedestal where they belong. Thank You!

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      tiff0315 7 years ago

      Lensrolled and liked. Thank you for your visit on A Mother's Sacrifice.

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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      Really beautiful poems! I like them all. Thanx a lot for sharing such lovely thoughts.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      Jim, I really enjoyed this lens and am lensrolling it to one of mine, Mother's Memories. Thank you for sharing!


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      justholidays 8 years ago

      Maybe it's an "easy" one but it speaks to the heart: I love M - O - T - H - E - R By Howard Johnson! Definitely!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thank you for featuring "Celebrating Mothers On Mother's Day". I appreciate it. Rolling this lens there.