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Mother Poems | Examples of Mother Poetry

Mother Poems. Read and share beautiful poems about and for our moms. Nothing can replace a good mother in our lives, and we often want to share words of appreciation with the woman who raised us and who shares a special place in our hearts. A mother’s love profoundly influences her child’s development which is why we owe so much to these beautiful women. Sadly, they are not always with us, but their memory will be.

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Read wonderful mother poetry on the following sub-topics: child, daughter, love, mothers day, son, and more.

List of Mother Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

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Premium Member Poem The Dilettante Diaries: All Roads Lead Home Leanne Lovejoy-Burton Free verse mother, daughter, freedom, journey, love,
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THE SPIRIT OF HER MOM Jim Yerman Verse love, mother, mother daughter,
Unsung Laborers Day Of Humanity Eric Nelson Manley Shelman Lyric mother, appreciation, birth, celebration, child,
What Is A Mother Ida Campbell Rhyme mother, appreciation, assonance, care, children,
Premium Member Poem In a Heartbeat Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings Free verse mother daughter,
A follow-up question i asked of a man who despises women Word Awl I do not know? mother, allusion, america, angel, anger,
Premium Member Poem brown eyes happy tears P.S. AWTRY Senryu mother,
Premium Member Poem Standing Here Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings Rhyme mother daughter,
Stirring Crockery Owen Yeates Rhyme mother son,
Premium Member Poem The Bicycle Marc Acrich Prose mother son,

Leanne Diary
by Christopher Flaherty
The Constant Matriarch ,

As referenced by Leanne's Diary 

Keep the Home Fires Burning
And Mother will take care of the rest

Love is Simple in Principle 
Knowing...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother daughter,

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What If
by Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings
What If,
my sister Suzanne had not died on that snowy winter day
it was so pretty with the snow falling down and the icicles on trees
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, death, father, grandmother,

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Jane Wears the Trousers
by Kevin Shaw
Jane Wears the Trousers

Have you ever seen Jane in a dress?
She wears the trousers I should guess.
Power suit of grey looks to impress,
Walk of authority,...

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Monorhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, tribute, woman,

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Mother
by Lifes Tapestry
Perhaps the fear will pass,
they say time heals all wounds, 
but wounds of the heart?

Assurance is not enough,
though some find happiness in delusion. 

When reality...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother,

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Remembering What I Long to Forget
by CayCay Jennings
Tolerant coaxing aided my first hundred starts
to rescue you from your own negative dark.
I failed and failed while you grew more hurdles.
My sanity got trapped...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, anger, anxiety, change, character,

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IT'S NOT FAIR
by Line Gauthier


I miss you Mamma 
I miss the days when you were well
And not so tired Mamma
You’d make my sandwiches and laugh
And see me off to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, god, hope, mother,

Not To Be
by Dedu Son
long haired blue eyed doll
in a shop window displayed
the child yearned for it

the mother noticed
her face showed melancholy
not enough money

the big doll stays put
she took...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother daughter, sad,

Cradle of Happiness
by Ipshita Sengupta
A soft toy of flesh and blood
With a cute chubby face and two twinkling eyes
A tiny bundle of world’s greatest treasure
With pink rosy lips, wherein...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, child, mother, woman,

All Life Is Sacred
by Rico Leffanta
Trump disparages Dr. Ford
Claiming "Second Sight" like the Lord
In quite lurid detail
Trump describes a female
His mother was one we're assured....

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, bullying, culture, discrimination, gender,

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Who I Would Bring Back
by Michelle Faulkner
Who would I bring back, if I had only one
Perhaps a great leader, Kennedy or Lincoln

Or I could choose a musical icon
Such as John Lennon...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: memory, mother, nostalgia, woman,

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Bobbing Mummy
by Nina Parmenter
If you knock something from the shelf,
No need to pick it up yourself!
Just leave it there upon the floor -
Whatever else is Mummy for?
Bobbing bobbing...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, children, family, fun, funny,

Like mother like son
by andrew rogers
I always thought that I was like my dad.
People tell me that I look like him
So, I just suspected that we were similar.

He doesn’t show...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: best friend, family, mother

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Precious Life
by Angel Villanueva
Life, unseen, wends a lengthy hall;
It reaches home, behind a wall.
This home, designed to carry life,
Then wraps the gift with a soft shawl.

This gift, a...

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Rubaiyat | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, child, life, mother,

The Black Hills wept for Thee
by Quoth TheRaven
The Black Hills wept for Thee

East of the Black Hills of South Dakota, 
On the Pine Ridge Reservation,
Live a proud tribe of Oglala Lakota. 
Part...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, betrayal, december, fate, loss,

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Green Dream Whispering
by Gerald Dillenbeck
To avoid unnecessary oppressor and victim stuckness
in reiteratively dissonant looping
loopy voices,

To avoid interior and exterior terror climates
of self and other perpetual Lose to Lose
claustrophobic shut-down...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: childhood, culture, grandmother, green,

I Want Her Back
by Subimal Sinha-Roy

I didn’t know why the sky suddenly fell
but in the surging storm we got uprooted,
like the floating logs of wood we drifted
until she found a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, death, for her, home,

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It's Your Upper Lip
by Mark Toney
When I was just a lad
When smelling something bad
I'd go right to my mother
"Mom, I hate to be a bother...
But tell me please what is...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, child, fun, giggle, humorous,

The grass
by Valentin Busuioc
mother 
I never crouched better 
to your chest
like now 
when you are
grass
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, missing you, mother,

Last supper
by Valentin Busuioc
in this restaurant
I’ve never been
your hands are drier than mine
in your eyes the streets get lost forever
in mine they still have life

the brighter your face...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mother, bird, flying, how i

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THE EDGE OF NIGHT
by Line Gauthier


Mom had six children
when she moved far from the nest
to a remote area without relatives or friends
Her lifestyle suddenly changed
from urban to rustic setting
Playing the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: change, day, life, mother,