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Mother's Day Poems for Mom

When James strayed from God, he found his mother praying for him with tears. He wrote poem #4. In 1994, It won honorable mention by Iliad.

Why poems for Mom on Mother's Day ?

Mother's day is just around the corner (or was when I made this page), and, although it is very important to remember our mothers not only on the holiday set aside to do so, but on every day of the year, we human beings are apt to forget and thus it is good to have one special day to remind us. That's what Anna Jarvis thought when she campaigned for the holiday in 1905. For more on the history of the day, click the link below.

One way of remembering Mom is through poetry and another is through giving her gifts. Of course, you could combine these and give her the gift of a poem, perhaps on a wood or glass plaque or a canvas print , or as watercolor graphics like the one listed below, or even an eCard some of which you can find for free on sites like CrossDaily.com.

Poetry has a special language of its own and poems can more easily convey our deepest feelings than can mere prose many times. Many poems have been written about Mom and for Mother's day. Here's a really really short but pointed one to get things started:

A Mother's Gift (short poem)

A Mother's Gift (short poem)

I'm making this page mainly to display my Mother's Day poem, which God inspired me to write a few years back, entitled "Why I believe in God--My mother's undying love." (Poem #4 below). The poem is a true reflection of my mother's life and love and hopefully of your mother's as well, at least in some degree. At any rate, it may give you a new appreciation for your mother, whether or not she was as great as mine. If I never re-read this poem any other time, I always come back to it the second week of May.

But before you get to my poem, I have included two really short but pointed Mother's Day poems to help set the mood and two somewhat longer but still rather short poems in pictures to set the stage, so to speak. My Mother's Day Poem is Poem #4. I feel it is a fitting climax to all that has gone before. After reading my poem, you can check out some of the links I've listed for still more Mother's day poems and ecards which you can use to send poems, even mine, if you like. Finally please vote in my exit poll.

Enjoy, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Opening poll:

Two short but pointed poems for Mom

Remembering Mom poems #1 (2 short but poignant poems)


1) M - O - T - H - E - R By Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell

"MOTHER,"

A word that means the world to me.


2) WONDERFUL MOTHER By Pat O'Reilly

God made a wonderful mother,

A mother who never grows old;

He made her smile of the sunshine,

And He moulded 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.

The plethora of Mother's Day poems: & 2 beautiful ones:

There have been many poems written about mothers and for mothers--so many they could not be listed here.. You can find many collections of such poems on-line and in books stores.. In words that speak to and from the heart, talented writers capture the hopes, pride, and unconditional love that mothers feel for their children.

Yes, the poems written about or for mothers are myriad. I have put two beautiful ones, also beautifully pictured below for your enjoyment and as a sort of prelude to my poem. If you like the second one, you can even give it as a gift to your mom (See directly below it). But before you decide to do so, please check out my poem (#4) which follows.


Remembering Mom Poems #2 - Here is a great and pointed poem I found on the net.: (It sort-of expresses the same thing I tried to convey in mine below)

Angels (Mother's Day poem)

Angels (Mother's Day poem)

Remembering Mom poem #3: A mother's Love:

"A Mother's Love" poem

"A Mother's Love" poem

Why not give Mom a poem for Mother's Day?- Perhaps this one-?

Isn't that a beautiful poem? Want to give it?-Or perhaps another one? You can find the beautiful Mother's Day poem pictured above and several others like it, mounted and ready to give, by searching on-line.

Old Woman (could be mother)Praying

Old Woman (could be mother)Praying

Remembering Mom Poem #4 (My Mother.s Day Poem): WHY I BELIEVE IN GOD:---MY MOTHER'S UNDYING LOVE

-- By me (James M. Becher)

As we celebrate on this great day

The wonder that is Mom;

Did you ever stop to ask yourself

From whence her love has come?

I've never seen the red sea part

Or gathered manna from above,

Nor watched a dead man's life re-start

But, I've known the miracle of a mother's undying love.

She gave me everything she had,

And wished to give me more.

She gave herself to meet my needs

And never once got sore.

She tried to teach to me the right

And lead me in His way;

And prayed for me with heartfelt tears

The times I went astray.

O' now I know my God is real.

Christ lives within my heart.

But it was my mother's faithful love

Which gave this faith it's start.

So tell me that there is no God.

I'll ask you very plain:

From what other source 'tis possible

My mother's dear love came?

Let every day be Mother's day

And honor her with love;

For surely she's a special gift

Sent down from God above.

Find more Mother's Day Poems for Mom - Check out these links:

Exit poll:

OR if you'd like to give Mom several poems along with beautiful pics, here's just the thing:

---a really beautiful magazine with pics & Mother's Day poems (below:)

I used to get this magazine & it's really beautiful -- a keepsake worth having and truly worth giving Mom. It's a great mix of pics and poems beautifully put together. What else can I say? You have to see it to appreciate it. ---JMB


What do you think of my Mother's Day Poem (#4-written by me) in particular, and this hub in general?

happynewyeari on November 22, 2019:

Such A nice post... thanks For Sharing !!Great information for new guy like happynewyeari

icv on April 06, 2016:

It was a experience to go through you hub. Your pictures and essence of poetry is amazing. Thanks for sharing your poetry

asereht1970 from Philippines on May 10, 2014:

Great poem! And this lens is very well written. It's Mother's Day today, so sharing these poems are greatly appreciated.

Takkhis on June 19, 2013:

What a nice lens! I should have found this lens before Mother's Day this year, thanks for sharing those poems. :)

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on April 15, 2013:

Hi I like your Mother Day poems, thanks for sharing.

imagelist lm on April 13, 2013:

Wooowwww...great lens...

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on February 18, 2013:

Beautiful Mother's Day Poems. A new thread has been started in the forum for Squidoo Supported Charities. I hope you will join us.

coolmon2009 lm on October 26, 2012:

Nice set of Mother Day poems

florin87 on September 13, 2012:

Great lens

TTMall on August 31, 2012:

Thanks for sharing these great resources.

orangegirl6020 on May 30, 2012:

A lovely collection of poems, I'm trying to pick one for my sister who is having her first child this fall. Thank you for giving my so many to think about!

decvamlada on May 28, 2012:

Great lens, nice work!

AG 1984 on May 22, 2012:

Great poems !!! Blessed!!

Millionairemomma on May 18, 2012:

I love the poems!

anonymous on May 13, 2012:

There's just something about poetry about our mothers that is just so enjoyable and full of happiness. Thanks for sharing these!!!

anonymous on May 12, 2012:

I LOVE MOM

alimunandar on May 12, 2012:

realy nice poem thanks

anonymous on May 12, 2012:

I love my Mom, more than anything in this world. I salute her and will dedicate these poems to her. I love you Mom.

Michey LM on May 11, 2012:

This is so beautiful, thanks for poems which reflect love, respect, and recognition of Mothers importance in our life.

Poem #5 get us the essence of Mother love which is the most precious unconditional love. Thanks

Storytutor on May 10, 2012:

Thank you for the poetry!

anonymous on May 10, 2012:

Hi i'm Rima , I felt so touched reading these mother's day poem as i'm far

from my mom.....Amma i miss u a lot!!!!

jarajelissa on May 08, 2012:

Beautiful poems

anonymous on March 12, 2012:

@aishu19: yes they are nice

PecjakJN on February 23, 2012:

simply beautiful

babygiftideas321 on January 15, 2012:

Beautiful Poems :)

AshwinSajith LM on November 21, 2011:

@LegoLegoLego: Thank you for the share :) Beautiful!!! I am away from my mom and makes me miss her more.. First thing I did was to call her..I also like writing poetry.I have written one' A child's dream' . Do check it out if interested

LegoLegoLego on November 13, 2011:

Cute lens you should always respect your mother

WebIsFun on June 02, 2011:

Beautiful!

jamjar919 lm on May 10, 2011:

They are lovely poems for sure :)

Ricardo Montrose on May 02, 2011:

Great Lens! & Thnks for featuring my lens here, I also featured yours on my Mother's Day 2011 Best Gifts lens

aishu19 on May 02, 2011:

I love these poems for Mom. All mothers would certainly appreciate it. Thanks for featuring my Mother's Day gift ideas lens as well.

anonymous on April 20, 2011:

Beautiful poetry for Mother :)

anonymous on April 11, 2011:

Mothers need to be lifted high on a pedestal where they belong. Thank You!

tiff0315 on April 04, 2011:

Lensrolled and liked. Thank you for your visit on A Mother's Sacrifice.

Jhangora LM on February 22, 2011:

Really beautiful poems! I like them all. Thanx a lot for sharing such lovely thoughts.

Eugenia S. Hunt on May 24, 2010:

Jim, I really enjoyed this lens and am lensrolling it to one of mine, Mother's Memories. Thank you for sharing!

Jeanie

justholidays on May 21, 2010:

Maybe it's an "easy" one but it speaks to the heart: I love M - O - T - H - E - R By Howard Johnson! Definitely!

anonymous on April 14, 2010:

Thank you for featuring "Celebrating Mothers On Mother's Day". I appreciate it. Rolling this lens there.