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27+ Real Mom Poem Ideas For Mother’s Day

Inside: Real Mom Poem Ideas For Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, what better time to take a moment to reflect on how much the moms in your life mean to you. Honestly, this should be a daily occurrence.

But sadly it’s all too easy to get caught up in the fast-paced way that life moves, we can really take for granted those that mean most to us…without realizing it!

Well, that stops today.

Your mom is the creator of your life. She literally grew you from a little grain of sand into the whole human you are today! She carried you for 9 months, selflessly altering her body in the process. And then she nurtured and cared for you as you grew up. Read you stories, tended to your wounds, taught you the ways of the world.

Moms are truly amazing creatures.

Symbolically, moms represent abundance and fertility, they are the givers of life and so help me if you give them enough attitude they can take it away! That’s a line from my own mother herself…Love you, Mom.

Real Mom Mother's Day Poems

All jokes aside, I don’t know if we’ll ever really be able to repay our moms for all they’ve given and sacrificed for us. The least we can do is express our gratitude in a way that will let them know just how much they are appreciated. Though it may seem like a simple task, to moms this means more than you can ever really know. So this Mother’s Day or heck, any day, take some time to show your mom how much you care. One of the best ways to do this is with a poem!

To get us all in our feels, I’ve made a list of 27 Mom Poem ideas for Mother’s Day. This way we can both take some time to appreciate our moms while preparing a way to express to her how we feel! Read on to get those creative juices flowing. Oh and make sure to grab some tissues!

Poems about Mom’s

1. Super Mom

Mom, you’re a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.

You’re patient when I’m foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You’re the master of every task.

You’re a dependable source of comfort;
You’re my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.

I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You’d be the one I’d select!

-Joanna Fuchs

2. 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.


3. Dear Mum

There’s no one in this world
Who knows me quite like you.
If ever I’m in need,
You’re the first one I turn to.

You’re the reason that I’m here,
Blessed with life itself.
You have always cared for me,
In sickness and in health.

I think we’ve grown together.
We’ve laughed and we’ve cried,
But no matter what’s been thrown our way,
You’ve always been by my side.

-Chrissie Morris

4. My Best and Favorite Girl(Read Full Poem Here)

You brought me my first toy,
My first bike and baseball glove.
You filled my heart with joy,
And you filled my life with love.
You taught me how to count
And how to say my ABC’s,
How to say, “You’re Welcome,”
“Thank You,” and “Pretty Please.”…
-Ronald Doe

5. 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.


6. 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.

7. All You Are To Me(Read Full Poem Here)

Thank you, Mom…
for the love, strength, and care,
for in this world that is quite rare.
For being my guardian and my guide
on those sad days when I cried.

I’m proud of you because…
you never gave up hope when the times were hard.
You kept going forward through it all, yard by yard.
You have never let others change who you are.
You have always shown me that you’re my favorite star.
You move through the unknown with strength,
no matter how far the length….

– Jessie Sanders

Real Mom Poems for Mother's Day

8. The Reflection of WOW(Read Full Poem Here)

MOM, you are the reflection of WOW.

You change sadness into happiness.
You change hate into love.
You change anger into smiles.

MOM, you are the reflection of WOW.

You are a nurse and a cook.
You are a teacher and a housekeeper.
You are an organizer and planner.

MOM, you are the reflection of WOW…

-Zaika S. Jamal

9. Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He molded 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’Reily

10. Mom’s Hands

To the strongest woman I will ever know.
At first glance Mom’s hands may seem crippled and meek.
She flinches when you bump them and her grip is quite weak.
But these hands are a reflection of the woman inside,
although burdened with limits, still strong with pride.
When opening a jar seems too great a task,
it’s only after great hesitation that she finally asks.
Don’t let that mislead you for you must understand.
It’s not what they can’t do, but rather what they can.
These hands have the strength to raise a family right,
to wipe away every tear and hold you real tight.
They come together each day in prayer,
and whenever you need them, they’re always right there.
So if these hands don’t appear all that tough,
Remember they’re full of tenderness and love
and for me that’s enough.

-Reena Sharma

11. A Special Love

You’re like the sun
that brightens the day.
When you’re not there,
the light goes away.

You’re like the moon
that brightens the night.
When you’re not around,
there is no light.

You’re like the stars
that shine so bright.
You’re never wrong
but always right.

You’re like the tree
that bears the sweetest pear.

There’s one thing
in my heart I want to say.
“You’re the world’s best mom
I see every day.”

-Bindiya M. Bissasir

12. To My Mother
For all the times you gently picked me up,
When I fell down,
For all the times you tied my shoes
And tucked me into bed,
Or needed something
But put me first instead.
For everything we shared,
The dreams, the laughter,
And the tears,
I love you with a “Special Love”
That deepens every year.


13. Roses.
My mom, she’s the best,
From her head to her toes!
She’s warm and she’s soft,
And smells as sweet as a rose.


Realistic Motherhood Poems

Some of the poems above paint the prettiest picture of motherhood. In reality, moms break their backs 365 days a year trying to create a great life for their children. When you experience the stress and emotional draining that can come with taking care of another person before yourself, those light-hearted poems can feel unrelatable. That’s completely understandable! For those moms craving a more realistic experience…this list is for you!

Realistic Poems About Motherhood

14. Motherhood

Baby dolls and dinosaurs-
one that cries, one that roars
The pitter patter of little feet-
a bike race in which they want you to compete
Fruity Pebbles, pancakes, no wait! a pop-tart-
those daily moments that steal your heart
One throws tantrums, the other just pouts-
ahh, the joys of motherhood- what life is all about
Another birthday – two paychecks in all-
but, it is so worth it with smiling memories on the wall
From late night tears to early morning grumps-
through all the bruises, scrapes and bumps
The kisses and hugs, the encouraging words-
from nursery rhymes to the bees and the birds
The laughter, the memories, those looks in their eyes-
never trade it for anything – never compromise
The toys left out, the clothes on the floor-
these are the moments we mothers live for
For we are the ones who are there through it all-
to always make it better and pick them up when they fall
From kissing their boo-boos and making sure they’re fed-
passing down stories while tucking them into bed
Through the weight gain, cravings, labor and more-
to that one special moment we spend 9 months waiting for
Eighteen years is what they say, but our work is never done-
a lifetime of tears, laughter, sadness and fun
Nothing in the world can even come close-
to the one special bond God made matter the most
A relationship only two certain people can share-
a mother and her child, nothing will ever compare…

-Katherine L. Dykstra

15. Through My Mothers Eyes

My mother sees me as a bright, beautiful girl.
Who’s all grown up in this busy world.
Who’s funny, courageous, brave, and strong.
Who’s intelligent and knows right from wrong.
Who makes decisions on her own.
Who knows how to clean a dirty home.
In this hectic world, I stand tall.
And keep my composure through it all.
But once I was a little girl.
Who was small and dependent in this busy world
So how did I become the woman I call me?
I was cared for, loved, and raised properly.
I had a wonderful model to look up to.
(Even though I never tried her kung fu)
I was taught to reach for the stars.
And be proud of everything you are.
So now I’m reaching my goals and dreams.
And I have you to thank for everything.
I love you, Mom!

-Jessica R. Nickell

16. 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.


17. The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE – Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either.

16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it.

35 YEARS OF AGE -Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

– Unknown


Real Mothers don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of shag carpets.

Real Mothers don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’ and get their answer when a voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’

Real Mothers know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade…It is marked by the progression of Mama to Mom to Mother…
– Unknown

More Mother’s Day Poems

Last but not least here are some poems dedicated to the best day of the year, Mother’s Day! Take a look below to get some inspiration for your mom, or for your own poem if you so choose to go with that route! To save them, just bookmark this article so you can come back to it whenever you need. Now get out there and appreciate your momma!

Mother's Day poetry for biological moms

19. God Created Mothers
When God created mothers,
All as lovely as can be,
He made one extra special,
And saved her just for me!


20. Phenomenal Lady

That Phenomenal Lady…
That fantastically raised me
Lived life to the fullest,
Extended love to the cruelest;
She always had a smile on her beautiful face.
She was a friend to all – no matter the race;
That wonderful, Phenomenal Lady.

That Phenomenal Lady…
Bestowed upon me, abundant love,
Protected me as a lion its cub;
When I was sick or sad, she’d pray.
Her love erased my troubles away;
That precious, Phenomenal Lady.

That Phenomenal Lady…
The gem the Lord gave me,
Was more valuable than silver or gold;
She possessed many pearls of wisdom,
Too numerous for one to hold;
That remarkable, Phenomenal Lady.

And though she is physically gone,
She continues to live on and on;
Within the confines of my heart,
Memories of her will never part;
I thank God for the mother he gave me,
That wonderful, precious, remarkable…
Phenomenal Lady!

-Valerie D. Staton

21. 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

22. 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!

23. Untitled

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

24. A Mother’s Hug

A mother’s hug is as warm as could be,
For if you haven’t had one, you will see.
Her hug shoves out remorse and despair
And fills happiness into the once empty air.
When she looks into your guilty eyes,
She can see all those disappointing lies.
So there is no use in trying to hide your regretful sins,
Because after all, you probably do need a cleanse.
As tears run down your troubled face,
It helps to know that she will give you some grace.
Hugging you, she tells you everything will be okay,
And you believe that with no dismay.
Her warmth radiates through her to you,
Showing you that she loves you so much too.
It brings comfort as she strokes your hair
and tells you that no matter what, she will always be there.

– Amber L. Alaniz

25. A Thank You Note

You have told me

all the things

before I knew

I needed to hear them

To be unafraid

Of all the things

I use to fear

Before I knew

I shouldn’t fear them

– Lang Leav

26. 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.


27. Her Hands

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath.
Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step.
Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall.
Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.

Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow.
Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn’t always show.
Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach.
Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length.

Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harm’s way.
Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say.
Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree.
Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be.

Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work,
Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt.
Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be.
Her hands are the reason I am me.

-Maggie Pittman

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