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Best Mother Daughter Poems

Below are the all-time best Mother Daughter poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of mother daughter poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: mother daughter, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing



Premium Member QUIETUDE AND BOOM


I decorate a grotto for you, Mama
where orchids and holy images
embellish this special place and day,
that saintly icons guard you there
as if they beg me...

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Categories: devotion, mother daughter, sound,

COLORS for MOTHER
     COLORS for MOTHER,

Looking towards the blue sky
Every color camouflaged around the cloud
Tears of sadness began to dry
Watching all the colors...

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Categories: mother daughter, art, beautiful, color, faith,

A Mother's Envy and Pride
Lapis lazuli mines with wide blue eyes
bringing to mind precious stones and
caramel scones; innocent and wise -
Wondering, yet without surprise.

Staring down the universe, a challenge
in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mother daughter, art, child, love, metaphor,

CARMEN
Can a child ever forget, how deep a mother’s love abides

All those days since birth, till now I’m grown she guides

Remembering her smile, so tender,...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mother daughter, child, dedication, love, mother

Premium Member HIDDEN MEMORIES
I reach onto the bookshelf 
Carefully removing the photograph album from the top shelf

We nestle together on the sofa
I slowly turn over the pages
Yellowing photographs...

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Categories: mother daughter, memory, missing you, mother

A Beautiful Day
Bright eyes,
blue skies,
it's a beautiful day!

"Let's go, Mama!" her cheer,
down the tall slide, no fear.
Twisting, bumping, "this is fun"
one more bend then it's done.
from the...

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Categories: mother daughter, child, daughter, growing up,

Little Wishes
Little wishes on great big stars.
Daughter, I make a wishes for you.
Keep on growing and keep on smiling.
And I'll keep loving all that you do.

Little...

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Categories: growing up, mother daughter,

Mesmerized
I paint your beauty in my heart and mind  
in swirling strokes of wind squalls and light;
the youthful lift of limbs of early spring,...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: child, love, mother daughter,

Premium Member Be on Guard Against Poets
My sweet child
My daughter
Be on guard
Be on guard of the man
Who plays on your heartstrings…
Not with flirtatious smile
Nor with flexed muscles
Not with devouring eyes
Nor with...

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Categories: mother daughter, poets,

Premium Member My Family
flowers are women
in my family’s garden -
Mom and her daughters

rhythm surrounds me
as I sway in contentment -
September’s Aster

Geranium Jen
bends graciously in the breeze - 
our...

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Categories: mother daughter, sister,

Premium Member A Child's Prayer
Clutched tight to my chest, the doll smiles lifelessly
sending vacant stares down the darkened hall.
A solitary line of pink light sneaks through a crack in...

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Categories: mother daughter, bereavement, child, heartbreak, loss,

Premium Member Home is a Burning Flame
“Home is a Burning Flame”



Align yourself with the belief that HOME will come to you in the end

You can see yourself in her eyes, but...

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Categories: mother daughter, home, identity, imagery, inspiration,

Premium Member Traces
One evening, much like any other
striated feathers of pinks, and deepest primrose
colored the clouds with facets of light, tapering inward
Traces of gold between each color,...

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Categories: mother daughter, daughter, introspection, mother, mother

Premium Member Thy Beautiful Heart: The Blue Faerie's Baby
"Thy Beautiful Heart : The Blue Faerie’s Baby"



'Tis brave the heart of a lionhearted cub 
When Butterflies aren’t pretty
Aren’t all what they seem
Monsters that do...

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Categories: mother daughter, angel, courage, faith, journey,

Premium Member Choosing Sides

Even as a child of God -
when it came right down to it
she stood firmly on her child’s side
not God’s 

.. and damn
how I envied...

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Categories: mother daughter, angst, appreciation, introspection, irony,

YESTERDAY I CRIED
Why, Momma, why?
Was I not deserving 
of you?
Was I not good?  
Was I too frail?
Did you send me away
Because your own life 
derailed?

Why, Momma,...

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Categories: mother daughter, absence, abuse, betrayal, childhood,

Premium Member YOU ARE THE ONE

l.
Opening the closet of narra doors, I sweep through
organza skirts and  gemmed ringlets; my hair
ruffling aimlessly upon scalloped kerchiefs
smelling decade - old hyacinth, Mom’s...

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Categories: longing, mother daughter,

Premium Member Mother's Bookmark's
My thoughts they roil like waters dark 
in the abyss of blackest night, 
with memories of mother’s bookmark,
of Longfellow read by lamp light.
She called, in...

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Categories: mother daughter, absence, loss, love, mother

Premium Member Please Love Yourself, Mommy
Please love yourself,
My daughter wrote
As we chatted away
About my upcoming trip
And yet my tears spilled over
As I bared my heart
To my 19 year old daughter
The...

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Categories: love, mother daughter,

Premium Member Feeling Like Mother
I open the door
to one of our guest bedrooms
and find her nearly asleep . . .

she who long ago
tucked me into bed each night
when I...

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Categories: mother daughter,

Premium Member All Mothers Must Sing - A Song for the Bulldog
It was not long ago
By the reck'ning of things
You were yet a wee one
Yet under our wing-
But now you have grown up
Like snow follows Spring...

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Categories: mother daughter, baby, childhood, daughter, growing

Premium Member She Is Here
I seldom think of her; so many years
have passed since she was taken from our earth.
The hurt and sorrow have been healed. And yet
forever she...

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Categories: death, inspiration, mother daughter,

Premium Member Beyond the Cemetery Gate
Often, I open the cemetery gate to visit mother,
"I took the bus mother, the scenery was lovely;
 I brought you a red rose from my...

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Categories: mother daughter,

Premium Member Your Sacred Soul Still Calms And Comforts Me


Ave-Maria hymns lift you in flight
to Heaven’s gate apt angel does ascend
and follows lantern's light predawn of night
on star-dust wings for spirit a Godsend.

On April...

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Categories: mother daughter, angel, april, bereavement, heaven,