Touching Mothers Day Poems for Moms About Motherhood

Need Mothers day poems to include inside your Happy Mother's Day card? Here are a collection of very touching poems for moms about motherhood and mother's love.

A mother's day poem can make a great difference to handmade greeting cards for moms or mother-to-be. Below are some that I have collected and like to share with you here.

Mothers Day Poems - My MotherMy Mother

So pick an appropriate one for your handmade mother's day card, print it with your computer printer on fancy paper; for example vellum or any decorative cardstock. Then attach it to the inside of your homemade card with eyelets, brads, stitching or just glue it on.

I'm sure that it will speaks volume to any mother.

Mothers and daughters are closest,

When daughters become mothers.

Mothers Day Poems

I Love You Mom! 

Mom's smiles can brighten any moment, 

Mom's hugs put joy in all our days, 

Mom's love will stay with us forever 

and touch our lives in precious ways... 

The values you've taught, 

the care you've given, 

and the wonderful love you've shown, 

have enriched my life 

in more ways than I can count. 

I Love you Mom! 

~ Author Unknown

Richer Than Gold 

You may have tangible wealth untold; 

Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. 

Richer than I you can never be -- 

I had a mother who read to me. 

~ Strickland Gillian

Here's another of the many touching mothers day poems that siblings can add to a card together or read to their mother on Mother's Day. Really touching!

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... 

~ Author Unknown

Mother's Songs

Songs my mother taught me, 

In the days long vanish'd 

Seldom from her eyelids

Were the teardrops banish'd. 

Now I teach my children 

Each melodious measure, 

Oft the teardrops flowing, 

Oft they flow from my mem'ry's treasure. 

~ Author Unknown

A picture memory brings to me; 

I look across the years and see 

Myself beside my mother's knee. 

I feel her gentle hand restrain 

My selfish moods, and know again 

A child's blind sense of wrong and pain. 

But wiser now, a man gray grown, 

My childhood's needs are better known. 

My mother's chastening love I own. 

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

The Hand That Rules The World 

They say that man is mighty; 

He governs the land and sea, 

He wields a mighty scepter 

O'er lesser powers that be. 

But a mightier power and stronger 

Man from his throne has hurled, 

For the hand that rocks the cradle 

Is the hand that rules the world." 

~ William Ross Wallace


"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

A mother's hands are caring hands

that teach her child so much

How to play and how to pray,

how to reach and touch.

A mother's arms are loving arms

that hold her child so close,

Yet always open gladly

when her child needs freedom most.

A mother's love is gentle love

that helps her child to grow...

A mother's love is everywhere

her child will ever go.

Christian Mothers Day Poems

These Mothers Day poems are a bit different from the Mothers days poems above. These are more religious in nature and talk about a Mother's love or mothers as God's blessings to mankind.

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. 

~ Author Unknown

Both these two mothers day poems speak about a Mother's love. The mother day poem below is also by an unknown person. It's different from the poem above but is just as meaningful and powerful in conveying the part a mother plays in our life; her love which enfolds and protects together with her faith which spurs us on to greater height. 

So have a look at these mothers day poems.

A Mothers Love 

There are times when only a Mother's love 

Can understand our tears, 

Can soothe our disappoints 

And calm all of our fears. 

There are times when only a Mother's love 

Can share the joy we feel 

When something we've dreamed about 

Quite suddenly is real.

There are times when only a Mother's faith 

Can help us on life's way 

And inspire in us the confidence 

We need from day to day. 

For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith 

And a Mother's steadfast love 

Were fashioned by the Angels 

And sent from God above. 

~ Author Unknown


The dearest gifts that heaven holds, 

The very finest, too, 

Were made into one pattern 

That was perfect, sweet, and true; 

The Angels smiled, well-pleased, and said: 

"Compared to all the others, 

This pattern is so wonderful 

Let's use it just for Mothers!" 

And through the years, 

a Mother has been all that's sweet and good 

For there's one bit of God and love, 

In all true Motherhood. 

~ Helen Steiner Rice

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 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. 

~ Pat O'Reilly

More Than A Mother

When God set the world in place, 

when He hung the stars up in space, 

when He made the land and the sea, 

then He made you and me. 

He sat back and saw all that was good, 

He saw things to be as they should. 

Just one more blessing He had in store; 

He created a mother, but whatever for? 

He knew a mother would have a special place 

to shine His reflection on her child's face. 

A mother will walk the extra mile 

just to see her children smile. 

She'll work her fingers to the bone 

to make a house into a home. 

A mother is there to teach and guide, 

a mother will stay right by your side. 

She'll be there through your pain and strife, 

she'll stay constant in your life. 

A mother will lend a helping hand 

until you have the strength to stand. 

She'll pick you up when you are down, 

when you need a friend she'll stick around. 

A mother is one who listens well, 

will keep her word; will never tell.

A mother never pokes or pries 

but stands quietly by your side, 

giving you the strength you need, 

encouraging you to succeed. 

A mother is one who can be strong 

when you need someone to lean on. 

You're more than a mother to me; 

a reflection of Him in your face I see, 

a love that knows no boundaries. 

I'm glad that you chose to be 

all this and more to me. 

You share a love that knows no end, 

you're more than my mother, 

you are my friend. 

~ Kari Keshmiry

Use the above Christian Mothers Day poems for moms who love God and see her role as a God's given vocation to nurture her children in the way of the Lord.

Mandy's Poem For Mother

And here's a poem for Mother by Mandy Howe, one visitor to this cardmaking website.

I love you mam with all my heart 
Throughout my life you've played a big part 
Whenever I've turned you've always been there 
To give me your love, to show that you care.

 click here to read the rest of Mandy's poem to her mother. 

Mothers Day Quotes

Beside Mothers Day poems, you can also use a quotation about motherhood in your homemade Mother's Day card. Mothers Day quotes are handy especially if you only need a short sentiment that will help to deliver your message of dedication to mom in your card since Mothers Day poems are usually quite long and will need more space.

"To the world you might just be one person, 
but to one person you might be the world." 

~ Author Unknown

Mothers Day Gifts

Mother's Day Poem Scroll

Have fun making this faux aged parchment Mother's Day gift project for mom.

It's fun to make and would really bring a smile to any mom's face.

But you need to be very careful because this mothers day project uses a lighted candle to burn the cardstock.

Children should not attempt to make this gift without any adult's supervision.

By the way, this project uses one of the mothers day poems above.

click here to view instructions for making this Mothers Day Project

Happy Mother's Cards

The above are just some of the cards made for Mothers. There are more. 

Click here to view all the Happy Mother's Day Greeting Cards

And here to view ideas for Happy Birthday cards for her.

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