55 Mother's Day Poems and Songs To Make Her Feel Special

55 Mother’s Day Poems and Songs To Make Her Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a worldwide celebration of the role a mother plays in moulding and shaping our lives and keeping the family together. It is presently an annual tradition in more than 46 countries worldwide, with the US, UK, Japan, Italy, Canada, India, Belgium, China and Australia leading the list. Writing a short poem on Mother’s Day or buying a small gift for your mom is a part of this tradition.

You can also celebrate this special relationship with your mother by using any popular Mother’s Day songs that’ll put a smile on her face. This year Mother’s Day will be celebrated on the 12th May, which is the second Sunday of the month.

Best Mother’s Day Poems

Love you Mom - Mother's Day Poems

Poems for mothers on Mother’s Day make for lovely personalised gifts. Here are a few handpicked Mother’s Day poems in English that one can present on this special day. For all the fathers out there, there are many Mother’s Day poems for kids which you can teach your children so they can recite the same for their mother:

1. 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 world wide over.

~ Unknown

2. Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love,
Her 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

~ Unknown

3. Poem

I said a mother’s day poem for you,
To thank the Lord above,
For blessing me with a lifetime,
Of your tender-hearted love.
I thanked God for the caring,
You’ve shown me through the years.
For the closeness,
We’ve enjoyed in the 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.

4. Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And he moulded her heart out 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.

5. God’s Masterpiece Is Mother

God took pieces of everything wonderful to make moms.
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.
And 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

6. Mother o’ Mine

If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine.
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine.
I know whose tears would come down to me,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o’ mine, 0 mother o’ mine!

~ By Rudyard Kipling

7. A Mother’s Day Poem

Another Mother’s Day is here,
Bringing joy and pleasures new.
On this special day, Mother dear,
I want to remember you.

I cannot give you costly gifts,
And I’ve told you this before,
No matter what I give to you,
You give back much, much more.

I’m giving you a pure, sweet rose,
Gathered in the early morn.
This rose you planted in my heart,
The day that I was born.

In kindly, loving thoughts of you,
And with the faith you still impart.
The rose I give to you today,
Is the love that’s in my heart.

8. Dear Mom

Dear Mom…

Since the day I was small, till the day I became tall
Since I began understanding things, till the day I got my own wings
Your love has never fallen short, you have been my only support
I want to hold you tight and hug you, I just want to say Thank you

~ Unknown

9. Happy Mother’s Day

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.

~ Unknown

10. 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!

~ By Holly Giffers

11. Month of May

For all the diapers that you changed,
For all the playdates 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.

~ Unknown

12. My Mother Kept a Garden

My Mother kept a garden,
A garden of the heart.
She planted all the good things,
That gave my life its start.

She turned me to the sunshine,
And encouraged me to dream.
Fostering and nurturing,
The seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rain came,
She protected me enough.
But not too much because she knew,
I’d need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example,
Always taught me right from wrong.
Markers for my pathway,
That will last a lifetime long.

I am my Mother’s garden,
I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from me.

~ Unknown

13. To My Mother

Today’s your natal day, Sweet flowers I bring;
Mother, accept, I pray, My offering.
And may you happy live, And long us bless;
Receiving as you give, Great happiness.

~ By Christina Rossetti

14. Unconditional Mom

Mom, you’re everything a mom should be,
Your love shines bright in everything I see.
You’re parent, friend, supporter, all for me,
You give your sweet love unconditionally.
You always do what’s best for me, I know;

You mentored me to help me learn and grow.
Your kindness, caring, nurturing always show;
That’s why I love, respect and admire you so.
There aren’t enough words to say what I should say,
So now I’ll wish you Happy Mother’s Day!

~ By Joanna Fuchs

15. The Reading Mother

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be,
I have a mother who reads to me.

~ By Strickland Gillilan

16. Awesome Mom!

Mom you’re so awesome,
I’d never want to trade,
You’re the best mother there ever was,
And I’m the best child ever made!

~ Unknown

Short Mother’s Day Poems

Celebrate the essence of motherhood with these concise yet heartfelt short poems about Mother’s Day. Each verse is carefully crafted to convey love, gratitude, and appreciation for the extraordinary role mothers play in our lives.

1. God’s Gift

My Mother is a special gift, a special gift that God gave to me.
I’d be lost and lonely without her if God took her away you see.
I love her so very much, that I couldn’t bear to live without her healing touch.
Thank-you God for giving me such a loving Mother,
For I wouldn’t want to be a part of no other

~ By Melanie Reid

2. Thank You, Mother

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

~ Unknown

3. 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!

~ Unknown

4. 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

5. 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

6. Blessing

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

~ Anon

7. 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.

Funny Poems for Mother’s Day

Lighten the mood and bring a smile to your mom’s face with these delightful and humorous Mother’s Day poems. Infused with humor and wit, these verses playfully highlight the quirks and endearing qualities that make moms so special.

1. 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?
Thanks!
Just kidding. Happy Mother’s Day!

~ Anon

2. 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

3. New Mom

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

~ Unknown

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 Mother’s Day from me the cat!

~ Anon

7. 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

8. Roses Are Red, Windex Is Blue

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

~ Anon

Poems for Mom on Mother’s Day From Daughter

Explore the unique bond between mothers and daughters with these poignant and happy Mother’s Day poems from daughters crafted specifically for daughters to share with their moms.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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’s Day Poem From Son

Celebrate the strength, warmth, and love of mothers through the eyes of a son with these heartfelt Mother’s Day poems. Share these verses to make your mother feel truly cherished on her special day.

1. 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

2. 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

3. Short Mother’s Day Poem for Mom

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you!

~ Anon

4. 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

Mother’s Day Poem for Mothers Who Have Passed Away

Honor and remember the enduring spirit of mothers who are no longer with us through these poignant Mother’s Day poems. Gently expressing the love that persists beyond the physical presence, these poems provide solace and remembrance for those who hold their mothers in their hearts.

1. 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

2. 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

Mother’s Day Special Songs

A mother and daughter dancing together

Just as the heart-felt poems bring a dazzling smile to a mother’s face, Mother’s Day songs for kids are also bound to work magic. It does not matter how grown-up one is but every mom loves to receive Mother’s Day greetings. Choose for yourself and surprise your mother on her special day.

1. Mother’s Day Song (Original Author Unknown, Sung to: “Oh, Christmas tree”)

On Mother’s Day, Oh, how I love you Mommy!
On Mother’s Day, On Mother’s Day Oh, how I love you Mommy!
You give me Joy and Happiness, I give you love, a hug and Kiss!
On Mother’s Day, On Mother’s Day, Oh, how I love you Mommy!

2. Mother’s Day Song (Song by: Tom Gardener)

I don’t remember much about when I was born
But I know you took care of me all day long
I see photos of me making mess after mess
Mother, whenever did you get any rest?

I’m glad you’re my mother and I’m glad I’m your child
I’m sorry if sometimes I act way too wild
But I know you wouldn’t have it any other way
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!

I managed to grow and you helped all the way
From diapers to bottles to grade after grade
Though I don’t say this often I wish I did
After all mom, I am only a kid

You know I think you’re pretty so don’t take this wrong
But you look kind of tired pretty much all day long
You drive me all over like a New York City cab
By night time you look like you had it

Now that I’m older I look back and see
All that you did just because of me
You gave up a lot you know I know that now
I’ll do the same for my kids someday

I’m glad you’re my mother and I’m glad I’m your child
I’m sorry if sometimes I acted too wild
But I know you wouldn’t have it any other way
I love you, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day!!

3. Number One Mum! (Song by: Karl Henderson)

Many songs around on love it’s true,
But here’s one just for you.
A faithful lass and one so nice,
From what I’ve seen only one vice,

Her wee ones and her husband that’s me,
The one vice in a girl so lovely.
A head turner still is she,
All her men as proud as can be.

So Mum on the day to remember,
On you, we all concur,
That indeed you are the sum,
Of the formula that makes you the Number One Mum!

4. Make a Card for Your Mum (Original Author Unknown)

Make a card for your Mum, for your Mum, for your Mum,
Make a card for your Mum, It’s Mother’s Day!

Pick some flowers for your Mum, for your Mum, for your Mum,
Pick some flowers for your Mum, It’s Mother’s Day!

Tell your Mum you love her so, love her so, love her so!
Tell your Mum you love her so, it’s Mother’s Day!

Give your Mum a great big kiss, great big kiss, great big kiss,
Give your Mum a great big kiss, It’s Mother’s Day!

5. Five Pretty Mommies (Original Author Unknown: Sung to: “Five Little Ducks”)

Five pretty mommies I once knew,
Fat ones, skinny ones, tall ones, too,
But the one in the middle that belongs to me…
I love her and she loves me!

Down to the grocery we did go,
Wibble – wobble, wibble – wobble, to and fro,
But the one in the middle that belongs to me,
I love her and she loves me!

6. I Want a Mom (Song by: Cyndi Lauper)

I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom to make it all better
I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom who loves me whatever

I want a mom to take my hand
And make me feel like a holiday
A mom to tuck me in at night
And chase the monsters away

I want a mom to read me stories
And sing a lullaby
And if I have a bad dream, to hold me when I cry

Oh, I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom to make it all better
I want a mom that will last forever
I want a mom that will love me whatever, forever

And when she says to me that she’ll always be there
To watch and protect me, I don’t have to be scared
O, and when she says I will always love you,
I don’t need to worry ‘cause I’ll know that it’s true

I want a mom when I get lonely, to take the time to play
A mom who can be a friend and find a rainbow when it’s grey
I want a mom to read me stories and sing a lullaby
And if I find a bad dream, to hold me when I cry

7. A Song for Mothers

Oh, my mother has a special name. It’s M-O-M-M-Y!

My mother has a special name. It’s M-O-M-M-Y!

Oh, I love to hug her every day.

And when I kiss her, I will say, Mommy, mommy, I love you!

I L-O-V-E Y-O-U!

8. Song (Artist Unknown)

If I could give you diamonds for each tear you cried for me
If I could give you sapphires for each truth you’ve helped me see
If I could give you rubies for the heartache that you’ve known
If I could give you pearls for the wisdom that you’ve shown

Then you’ll have a treasure, mother, that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes
But I have no pearls, no diamonds, as I’m sure you’re well aware
So I’ll give you gifts more precious, my devotion, love and care

9. Mommy Loves Me (To the tune of: Clementine)

Mommy loves me

Mommy loves me

Mommy loves me

This I know.

Mommy loves me

Mommy loves me

Every day she tells me so.

Mommy loves me

Mommy loves me

For the Bible tells me so.

10. Happy Mother’s Day (Song by: Kiboomers, Sung to “Jingle Bells”)

Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day,

Happy Mother’s Day.

Here’s a gift I’ll give to you,

On this Mother’s Day.

I’ll clean my room,

I’ll make my bed,

I’ll put my toys away.

I’ll be good,

Just for you,

On this Mother’s Day.

11. Mommy Love Song (Song by: The Kiboomers, Sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Mommy takes good care of me,

Care of me,

Care of me.

Mommy takes good care of me,

Because she loves me so.

Mommy likes to play with me,

Play with me,

Play with me,

Because she loves me so.

Mommy feeds me yummy food,

Yummy food,

Yummy food.

Mommy feeds me yummy food,

Because she loves me so.

Mommy tucks me into bed,

Into bed,

Into bed.

Mommy tucks me into bed,

Because she loves me so.

Mommy likes to read to me

Read to me,

Read to me.

Mommy likes to read to me,

Because she loves me so.

Mommy gives me lots of hugs,

Lots of hugs

Lots of hugs,

Mommy gives me lots of hugs,

Because she loves me so.

12. Everyday Is Like Mother’s Day (Song by: Shirley Caesar)

Every day feels like Mother’s Day,
She is with me in my heart,
I can often hear…hear my mother’s voice,
We will never ever be apart.

I never can forget on Christmas morning,
When my family we will all gather around our house,
Mama will sit over there in her big old rocking chair,
She would speak so softly and so kind yeah yeah yes,
Lord I thank you I thank you for all my children,
Every one of them yes you gave each one of them to me,
So I try to be a very good mother,
I even forgot…I forgot all about my needs.

Every day feels like Mother’s Day,
She is with me in my heart,
I can often hear…hear my mother’s voice.
We will never ever be apart.

She gave me my start (gave me my start),
I’m gonna keep her in my heart (here to my heart),
My love for my mother (it will never depart),
Mama showed me the right way (showed me the way),
By the path that she laid (by the path she laid),
I think about my mother (everyday),
Mama gave me her love (gave me her love),
Then when she went on to glory on the wings (wings of a dove),
Now she’s looking down on me (from up above),
She’s looking down on me.

Every day feels like Mother’s Day.
She is with me in my heart,
I can often hear hear my mother’s voice,
We will never ever be apart.

13. Moms (Song by: Ron Brown)

Where would we be without Moms?
Where would we be without those ladies?
Helping us all year long,
And the love you give is just amazing.

Growing up,
Getting up,
Feeling good each day,
Is easy to do.
Helping hands,
Understand,
Showing us the way,
We tip our hats to you.

Oh, oh, Moms, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, there’s no debate,
Mom, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, we think you’re great.

Growing up,
Getting up,
Feeling good each day,
Is easy to do.
Helping hands,
Understand,
Showing us the way,
We tip our hats to you.

Oh, oh, Moms, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, there’s no debate,
Mom, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, we think you’re great.

Oh Moms, we think you’re great.

14. Somebody’s Hero (Song by: Jamie O’Neal)

She’s never pulled anybody from a burning building
She’s never rocked Central Park to a half a million
Fans screaming out her name
She’s never hit a shot to win the game
She’s never left her footprints on the moon
She’s never made a solo hot air balloon ride around the world
No, she’s just your everyday average girl, but

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned-up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the Cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero, ohh

She didn’t get a check every week like a nine-to-fiver
But she’s been a waiter and a cook and a taxi driver
For 20 years there at home
Until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life’s ambition
But now her baby’s movin’ on and she’ll soon be missin’ her
But not today
Those are tears of joy runnin’ down her face

She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her daughter in her wedding dress
She gave her wings to leave the nest
It hurts to let her baby go down the aisle
She walks right by
Looks back into her mother’s eyes
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero (hero)

Thirty years have flown right past
Her daughter’s starin’ (her daughter’s starin’) at all the photographs
Of her mother
And she wishes she could be like that
Oh, but she already is
She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her mother in a rockin’ chair
She runs a brush through her silver hair
The envy of the nursing home
She drops by every afternoon
Feeds her mama with a spoon
And that smile lets her know
Her mother’s smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero.

FAQs

1. Are There Any Famous Mother’s Day Poems?

Yes, several famous Mother’s Day poems exist, written by renowned poets such as Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and E.E. Cummings. Additionally, there are modern and popular poems that have gained recognition for capturing the essence of motherhood. 

2. Can I Personalize These Poems and Songs?

Absolutely! Personalizing poems and songs adds a special touch to your Mother’s Day celebration. Consider incorporating specific memories, inside jokes, or personal sentiments that resonate with your relationship. Modify the verses to reflect your unique experiences, making the expression of love and appreciation more intimate and meaningful for your mom.

3. How Do I Present These Poems and Songs to My Mom?

Choose a thoughtful and relaxed moment to present the poems or good songs to your mom. You can write the poems that make you cry in a heartfelt card, recite them in person, or even record a video or audio message. Consider incorporating other elements, such as a small gift or flowers, to enhance the presentation. The key is to create an atmosphere that allows your mom to fully appreciate the sentiment behind the words and feel the depth of your love and gratitude.

Every hilarious poem and Mom songs for Mother’s Day you’ve read above shows the value of a mother in a child’s life. Children are forever indebted to their mothers for making their life a blessing. These Happy Mother’s Day songs and poems are sure to make your mother tear up with joy.

Also Read:

Mothers Day Gift Ideas
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