For the mom who always offers the perfect words of wisdom, offer some words of your own. Fill mom's card with a 'Happy Mother's Day' poem or a sweet Mother's Day quote. Write your own, or find inspiration from one of these Mother's Day poems.

By BH&G Holiday Editors

There's no better way to express just how much Mom means to you than with a heartfelt Mother's Day poem. We're sharing the best Mother's Day quotes and poems that will make her feel extra special. Use them to start your Mother's Day card or add them to a handmade gift, these are our favorite sweet, sentimental, and funny poems perfect for Mom.

Happy Mother's Day Poem

Mom will seriously appreciate these cheery poems. Use them to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the woman you admire most.

"To my mother, who is the best, Who built our home, our cozy nest. On Mother's Day, I want you to know, My love for you will always grow." — Abby Wolner

"When it came to listening

my mother taught me

open heart and silence.

When it came to speaking

said it is not done with the mouth

but through thought and patience.

When it came to being

said be tender and rough at once

for you must remain vulnerable to fully live

but tough to survive it all.

When it came to choosing

said be thankful and willing

for choices were the one thing

she never had the privilege of making" — Rupi Kaur

"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 guided me and gave me wings to soar." — Sarah Malin

"My mom and I are peas in a pod, She knows me best of all, She sets me straight when I'm feeling odd, And comforts me when I fall. She calms my every fear, And always knows what to say. So now it's time to shout and cheer: Happy Mother's Day!" — Abby Wolner

Mother's Day Messages

A short-but-sweet message is a perfect way to add a thoughtful touch to your Mother's Day card. These heartfelt quotes and poems are the perfect way to express just how much you care.

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." — Erich Fromm

"There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one." — Jill Churchill

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother." — Abraham Lincoln 

"A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin." — Amy Tan 

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." — Robert Browning 

Short Mother's Day Poems

These short poems are the perfect way to tell mom just how much you appreciate all that she does. Start your Mother's Day card with one of these meaningful messages and add your own note.

"A mother's hug lasts long after she lets go." — Author Unknown 

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." — Dorothy Canfield Fisher 

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." — Author Unknown 

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world." — Kate Douglas Wiggin 

"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

Mother's Day Poems for Kids

Mother's Day poems for children can be charming, silly, and sentimental. These short messages and quotes are the perfect start for a printable Mother's Day card (like these sweet Mother's Day coupons!). Let each child decorate their own design for Mom. They also make ideal Mother's Day poems for preschoolers.

"Mom, you've given me two things. One is roots, the other wings." — Author Unknown

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." — Author Unknown 

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." — Mark Twain

"A good mother is worth a hundred teachers." — Italian Proverb

Funny Mother's Day Sayings

These funny Mother's Day poems are sure to give her a laugh! Celebrate Mom with one of these fun quotes that recognize the source of your excellent sense of humor.

"Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother." — Author Unknown 

"If at first, you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning." — Author Unknown 

"Nothing is lost until your mom can't find it." — Author Unknown


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