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63 Short Mother’s Day Poems for Expressing Love

Don’t know how to tell your mom how much she means to you on Mother’s Day? Well, here’s a great idea: write her a heartfelt poem!

And guess what? We’ve got a bunch of short Mother’s Day poems that will make your mom laugh and cry. Plus, they’re all short and sweet, so they’ll fit perfectly in a Mother’s Day card or even a text message! It’s super easy for kids to read these poems out loud, too. And if you’re feeling creative, you can even use our poems as inspiration to write your own message for your woman. Keep reading for more details!

Short Poem on Mother’s Day in English

Short Poem on Mother's Day in English

Here’s a short poem for Mother’s Day that can say everything you want to express without using fancy words that might distract from your main message. These short thoughts about mothers are a great starting point for you to add your own personal touch and describe the special connection with your mom.

1. 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

2. To My Dearest Mother

My mother is a special part

Of all that’s cherished in my heart,

She is my pearl, my soul, my mate;

She is the one to make life great.

— Kirsten Rollander

3. If there are any heavens

If there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have

One. It will not be a pansy heaven nor,

A fragile heaven of lilies-of-the-valley but,

It will be a heaven of blackred roses.

— E.E. Cummings

4. Shortest Mother’s Day Poem

You’re my mother,

I would have no other!

— Forest Houten Schil

5. 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

6. Thank You, Mother

Once upon a memory

Someone wiped away a tear

Held me close and loved me,

Thank you, Mother dear.

— Anon

7. 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

8. Flowers

Short Poem on Mother's Day in English

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. Delicate Cluster

Ah to sing the song of you, my matron mighty!

My sacred one, my mother.

— Walt Whitman

12. Home

Here is a thing my heart wishes the world had more of:

I heard it in the air of one night when I listened

To a mother singing softly to a child restless and angry in the darkness.

— Carl Sandburg

13. I Will Have to Wait Until I’m a Mother

I struggle so deeply,

to understand,

how someone can,

pour their entire soul,

blood and energy,

into someone,

without wanting,

anything in,


— Rupi Kaur

14. 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

15. Blessing

There is no blessing

Quite so dear…

As a mom like you

To love year after year.

— Anon

16. 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

17. Thank You, Mom

I just want to thank you

For your warm smiles

Your encouragement

Your words of wisdom

That still guide me today

Thanks for everything

Happy Mother’s Day

— C. Harding

18. Your Clothes

Of course they are empty shells, without hope of animation.

Of course they are artifacts.

Even if my sister and I should wear some,

or if we give others away,

they will always be your clothes without you,

as we will always be your daughters without you.

— Judith Kroll

19. Just One Mom

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 whole world over.

—George Cooper

20. My Mother Would Be a Falconress

My mother would be a falconress,

and I her gerfalcon raised at her will,

from her wrist sent flying, as if I were her own

pride, as if her pride

knew no limits, as if her mind

sought in me flight beyond the horizon.

— Robert Duncan

21. Giving birth to

Giving birth to,

love in the world, she,

adorns herself.

— Matsuo Bashō

22. Thanks

I know it’s been a hard task,

the things we ask of you.

You should know you’re very special

for all the things you do.

— Michael A. Faust

23. Being a Mother

Being a mother means that your heart

Is no longer yours; it wanders

Wherever your children do.

—George Bernard Shaw

24. A Mother’s Love

Of all the special joys in life…

A mother’s love and tenderness

Is the greatest of them all.


Short Mother’s Day Poems from Daughter

Short Mother's Day Poems from Daughter

Mothers and daughters have a special connection that gets even stronger as time goes by. This Mother’s Day, let’s make your mom feel extra special by giving her these poems to show how much we love her. All are perfect for capturing the friendship and closeness between mothers and their daughters!

25. 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 have guided me

and given me wings to fly.

— Sarah Malin

26. 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

27. 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 care.

— Anon.

28. 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

29. A Special Day

For a special mom on this special day,

Your daughter has some words that she wants to say

Please know that I appreciate all the things that you do

Love you so much, Mom, happy Mother’s Day to you!

— Unknown

30. To My Mother

You too, my mother, read my rhymes

For love of unforgotten times,

And you may chance to hear once more

The little feet along the floor.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

31. 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.

— Karl Fuchs

32. Mommy

Mommy, I love you

More than you see.

You have always been there

When I needed you to be.

— Gail M. Russellburg

33. Dear Mom

Short Mother's Day Poems from Daughter

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.

— Unveil Talks by Sumiran Mishra and Saakshi Khattri

34. Roses For Mama

Lord, are there roses in your garden

On the shores of jubilee

Would you pick a dozen of your best

And deliver them for me?

— Lynn Casstevens

35. M – O – T – H – E – R

“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 “MOTHER,”

A word that means the world to me.

— Howard Johnson

36. A Thank You Note

You have told me

All the things

I need to hear

Before I knew

I needed to hear them

To be unafraid

Of all the things

I used to fear,

Before I knew

I shouldn’t fear them.

— Lang Leav

37. Land




my first country,

The first place I ever lived.

— Nayyirah Waheed

38. To My Mother

To-day’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.

— Christina Rossetti

39. When God Thought of Mother

When God thought of mother,

He must have laughed with satisfaction,

and framed it quickly —so rich, so deep, so divine,

so full of soul, power, and beauty,

was the conception.

— Henry Ward Beecher

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. My secret Keeper

My mother, she is my secret keeper

She takes all the risks to keep my secrets

She knows all the tricks to keep my secrets

I love her, I love her

I love her, for the pure and powerful soul she is!

— Unknown.

Short Funny Mother’s Day Poems

Short Funny Mother's Day Poems

If you want to make Mom laugh with a short and clever rhyme, consider funny Mothers Day poems. Even just a few witty lines can say a lot and make Mom smile. You will realize that you don’t need a long poem to hit that sweet and funny spot!

43. 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?


Just kidding. Happy Mother’s Day!


44. The Thought That Counts

Roses are red,

Windex is blue.

Thanks for keeping everything clean,

I really appreciate it.

— Anon

45. 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

46. You’re da Bomb!

It’s Mother’s Day,

So thank you, Mom

You ought to know

That you’re da’ bomb!

— Anon

47. 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

48. Please, and Thanks!

You taught me to say “Please” and “Thanks”,

because politeness is the way.

So, “please” can I borrow some money?


Just kidding!

Happy Mother’s Day!

— Unknown

49. New Mom

New Mom.

New fun.

So blessed.

This one.

Long nights.

Short days.

Go back?

No way.

— Unknown

50. 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 Mothers Day from me the cat!

— Anon

51. Relax, Mom

As a mom you are number one

A parent who is second to none

On Mothers 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

Short Grandma Poems for Mother’s Day

Short Grandma Poems for Mother's Day

You and your grandma have a close bond, right? She helped shape you into the awesome person you are. You can show her how much you love her for always being by your side, no matter what happens, by sharing some sweet verses from these poems.

52. Laying in My Grandmother’s Lap

When the world was sleeping,

You were awake, looking deep inside my eye,

Falling in love with me,

Who could have made me as precious as you do?

Hey Grandmother, Lying in your lap is the most soothing thing!

— Unknown

53. Nana’s Little Angel

Nana, you are special.

Your love knows no bounds.

A room takes special warmth whenever you’re around.

You think I’m cute and talented and maybe even wise,

— Lindsey M. Moulton

54. My Grandma Knows My Heart

My grandma knows my heart and all those things I want to say, but can’t quite put into words today,

My grandma knows my heart and loves what she sees inside,

And tells me all the time,

She loves me, just the way I am ’cause Grandma knows my heart.

— Unknown

55. Grandma’s Lil’ Girl

Grandma, I was thinking of you today and a smile tickled my face.

Remembering all the things you taught me, like always to say grace.

I remember sitting in your lap while you read the Bible out loud,

To hear me sing a gospel song made you so proud.

— Donna C. Elkins

56. My Grandmother’s Never Ending Stories

I wondered and wondered and wondered,

From where did that baggage of stories you got,

You had one for every time I wanted,

I love your stories,

No matter, where, how and when,

But I simply love them all!!

— Unknown

57. Grandma’s Heart

Grandma’s heart, a treasure trove,

Overflowing with pure love.

On Mother’s Day, I honor thee,

Grandma, you mean the world to me.

— Lily Roberts

58. Cherished Grandma

Cherished Grandma, with love so true,

On Mother’s Day, we honour you.

In your arms, we find our place,

Thank you for your endless grace.

— Unknown

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59. Grandma’s Hug

Short Grandma Poems for Mother's Day

In Grandma’s hug, warmth I find,

A refuge gentle, loving, kind.

On Mother’s Day, with grateful heart,

Grandma, your love is a priceless art.

— Edgar Guest

60. My Grandmother’s Heart

Soft like cotton candy,

Caring like Mother Earth,

Beautiful like a piece of art,

Sweet like honey,

Deep like faith,

That was my grandmother’s heart.

— Lucio Muñoz

61. Grandma

May I come from out the gloom,

Of my troubles with the bloom,

Of a heart that’s ever youthful still in view,

With a dash of color gay,

To relieve the sombergray,

May I be as young as you at seventy-two.

—Edgar Albert Guest

62. Grandma’s Secret Recipe

Grandma’s cookies are a tasty treat,

But how do you make them so sweet?

On Mother’s Day, I have to say,

Your secret recipe blows me away!

— Unknown

63. Grandmother’s Mind

A grandmother’s mind

Is full of wisdom.

A grandmother’s heart

Is full of love.

A grandmother’s soul

Is full of sacrifices

Made on behalf of God above.

— Michael Smajda

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Final Thoughts,

It’s time to say goodbye, but I hope you have a happy reading! We have gone through emotional, humorous, and meaningful poems for mothers and grandmothers. These poems are sure to bring a smile to her face and warmth to her heart. Why not take a moment to look at our selection and find a perfect poem to show your love this Mother’s Day?

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