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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
Form: Narrative



Premium Member A Tear-ful Conversation With My Daughter


It starts with only one -
one like me
a melancholy migrant
from the immortal part of her
to the locus of her physical being --
the center of her...

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Categories: mother daughter, i love you, i
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Acrostic



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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The True Mother






“The True Mother”




What part of a heart
in another could one trust
when betrayal comes
like a silver bullet words and deeds
sharp piercing to burrow 
bleed out Life’s...

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Categories: mother daughter, betrayal, imagery, love, mother
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Haiku
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thy Beautiful Heart: The Blue Faery's Baby






"Thy Beautiful Heart : The Blue Faery’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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Mothers heart



My heart is full of unbounded love
Bleeding sacrifice and pain 
Spilling over with devotion
pouring down like monsoon rain

With the vastness of the ocean 
It beats...

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Categories: mother daughter, daughter, emotions, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
Your Love Wouldn't Cease To Rain
Mother
The best of all my words 
I love calling you

Past were those so many years 
when the petals of my heart would  blossom
as your...

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Categories: mother daughter, beauty, blessing, celebration, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO - EMOTIVE POEM

I visited mum today 
as I do almost every day

She greeted me with open arms

And then says

‘I didn’t think you’d come ...
I thought you had...

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Categories: memory, mother daughter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member dear little wee one - nursery rhyme
oh come, my dear little wee one
      what a long, full day you've had
      ...

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Categories: mother daughter, child, children, father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Bio
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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
Form: Ode
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,
Form: Free verse