67 Best Mother Birthday Poems For the Special Day

2022 Update

A mother’s love is one of the strongest emotions in the world.

Not only do our mothers provide us warmth and comfort, but they also do so unconditionally. From infancy to adulthood, they care for us, provide for us, and protect us. Even when it feels like we have no one else to rely on, we can always fall back on our dear mothers for a tender embrace.

Mothers can be very selfless and hardworking, so it’s important that we reciprocate their affection to reassure them that the struggles and sacrifices they make to raise us don’t go unnoticed. To say thanks, how about doing something special for your mother’s next birthday?

Here’s an idea: give her some handwritten poetry along with the usual gift. Poetry is a great medium to convey emotions that are difficult to put into words.

So we’ve compiled for you a list of 67 of the most heartfelt and tender poems that are likely to leave your mother in tears of happiness. We have poems written by both sons and daughters so you can select your desired perspective.

Our collection also features short poems, funny poems that incorporate humor seamlessly, and more serious poems that convey a profound, emotional message.

And now, let’s get to the first entry on our list:

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Heartfelt Birthday Poems

1.) “Understand Love”

Understanding Love
With your words, you touch my heart,
Explain with love, that ignites a start.
With your hands alone, you change the world,
Untangle with calmness, when things get curled.

Every day you make me feel special,
Like God, you care and bless me.
Take this as a reason or not,
But, without your love, I shall never be me.
Happy Birthday to you.

– Unknown

2.) “​​Because Of You I Am Me”

Mom, on your birthday, I celebrate you
And all the wonderful things that you do.

But if truth be told, and that must always be,
I’m going to talk about Marvelous Me!

Because Marvelous Me did not just come about,
For you were my making; in that is no doubt.

Your STRENGH gave me power to reach for new heights.
Your WORDS gave me knowledge to learn wrong from right.

Your PATIENCE gave me calm to face a new day.
Your ADVICE would show me there is always a way.

Your CAPABILITY showed me to strive for my best.
Your SELFLESSNESS was given with all of your zest.

You MOLDED and LED me with SUPPORT through it all,
Even LIFTED me up when I’d happen to fall.

So lo and behold, here I am today
Because of your love and guiding way.

– Susan M. Gilbert

3.) “Untitled”

Deep as an ocean
constant as the sea –
Strong and steady like the tide
a Mother’s love can be.
Warm as noon-day sunshine
restful as the night –
A mother’s love makes all the world
more beautiful and bright.
Happy Birthday Mum

– Unknown

4.) “My Love Will Never Fade”

My Love Will Never Fade
My every heartbeat, and every breath,
Every smile, tear and faith.
Together, they scream out and pray,
Times will change, world will change,
But my love for you shall never fade away.
Happy Birthday, Mom.

– Unknown

5.) “Happy Birthday To The Queen Of Our Hearts”

Poems are written every day for moms across the earth.
Stories, songs, and ballads, all trying to tell her worth,

How every day she battled, the odds against her stacked,
Never giving up on us and never looking back.

There was no time for wishing or waiting for a dream.
Faces to wash, meals to cook, clothes that needed cleaned.

She never feels that she’s been cheated of a life to call her own.
Smiles that come from beneath her feet is where her heart is drawn

Sometimes we saw a worried look or heard a desperate prayer,
But she never burdened her little ones with even a hint of care.

Our table was full, our beds were warm, clothes upon our back.
We always had just what we needed; we never knew a lack.

The outside world might raise a brow and doubt that we’d survive,
But mom was sure of her love for us, and that love kept us alive.

– Fran Peck

6.) “Untitled”

The plants are glad to see the sun.
They turn their faces
to enjoy the fun!
When clouds bring down
a refreshing shower,
their leaves turn green
to embellish the flowers.
Sun or showers,
Whatever may come,
those gorgeous flowers
sing ‘Happy birthday, Mum

– Unknown

7.) “I Love You Mom”

You brighten up my life
With tender love and care.
When I reach out,
You’re always there.
You’re someone I can count on
When I need a helping hand.
You’re warm and loving;
You always understand.

I’m so thankful to have
A mom like you.
There is no other
Who could fill your shoes.
I always took for granted
That you were there for me
And all the things you did,
But now I see.

– Anonymous

8.) “You Are So Bright, So Special”

You Are So Bright, So Special
You are brighter than the sunshine and calmer than the moon,
You brighten up our mornings and also our afternoons,
You are so special to us, words will never be enough to say,
You make us so happy each time you come to dance with us and play.
So a very Happy Birthday to a person so very dear,
May you always go around and spread your happy cheer.
Happy Birthday Mom.

– Unknown

9.) “I Celebrate Your Life”

Mom, your birthday means so much to me;
To have you in my life another year,
The time I spent enfolded in your love,
Each day, each moment with you is so dear.

I cherish the very special bond we have.
You lift my spirit in so many ways.
I celebrate your life; I honor you,
And send to you my love and care and praise.

– Joanna Fuchs

10.) “Greatest Mom”

Thoughtful lady, that works so hard,
Always been there, my dear lifeguard.
Places others before herself,
Proud of pictures on her shelf.

When in pain, maintains here smile,
Multi-tasking, she’s versatile.
With all of this; time she finds,
Her love for us, constantly reminds.

On her birthday, just want to say,
I don’t know how, I will repay?
Eternally grateful, I hope she will see,
The greatest mother, she will always be.

– Martin Dejnicki

11.) “Untitled”

Hearts would no longer be warm
Life, be buried deep in a storm
The world wouldn’t be round
Happiness, would nowhere be found
Spring wouldn’t be spring
Love, would be a forgotten thing
The skies wouldn’t be so blue
None of this, if not for you
Happy Birthday Mom

– Unknown

12.) “Thank You”

Your hearts like a crystal,
Natural and bright,
It melts all my grief,
And sorrow from sight.

You nourished my cravings,
Since I was a pea,
You stood by my side,
And would walk through the sea.

You sacrificed so much,
I wish to repay,
With words and actions,
I’ll always convey.

Today is your Birthday!
My love is so true,
You are my mother,
And I thank God for – you.

– Martin Dejnicki

13.) “My Eternal Mom”

My Eternal Mom
You held me in your arms and kissed me gently,
The sweetest of kisses and the gentlest of touches.
May angels sing for you on your birthday,
And my love in front of you I lay.
Happy birthday mom for the person you are,
From a daughter who thinks you are a shining star.

– Unknown

14.) “A Mother Is So Many Things”

First, she lets you grow within
when the miracle takes place –
That is where all life begins
In a warm and loving space.

Then she is you nurturer
your life is in her hands –
24 hours a day, she gives
that’s what, this job demands.

Then she is your nurse
cleaner and your cook –
She takes care of everything
without a guide book.

A Mother means so much more
than words could ever say –
She is everything we love
and means the world each day.

– Toni Norton Kane

15.) “I Must Be Lucky”

How lucky am I
To have you by my side
Your love shines through
In all that you do

So much you have said
So much I have heard
So much you have taught
So much I have learned

I know that we have had ups and downs
And sometimes even a little frown
You have always been there, so I will say
I love you, and have a wonderful special day

– Valerie Radcliffe

16.) “Untitled”

Words can never express
How I feel about you
Mother, you bring such happiness
To everyone and all you do.

Now on this birthday
Our wish for you is this
May you treat it like a holiday
And not do any dishes

We appreciate your love
You have given us so much
We feel you are sent from heaven above
You always have that caring touch.

So happy, happy birthday to you
We can ask for no better Mother
We hope you know you are valued
Mom, you’re the best, there’s no another.

– Unknown

17.) “A Birthday Prayer For My Mom”

Mom, I’m talking to the Lord today,
Asking Him to bless you in every way.
Your birthday is a heartfelt day for me,
Because you’ll own my heart eternally.
Lord, please care for my sweet, loving mother,
Who gives so much; she’s unlike any other.
Give her peace and happiness and more;
Love her, Lord; my mom, whom I adore.

– Joanna Fuchs

Cute Birthday Poems

18.) ”Mom You’re The Best”

Mom, to me you are the best,
You gave me life and all the rest,
You’re getting older, but you’re still the same,
You have all the love, you don’t need fame.

I wrote this poem, thinking of you,
Just remember, as you get older, I do too.
So don’t be ashamed that you’re 33,
I’m sure on my birthday, you’ll be thinking of me!

– Megan Boggs

19.) “Dearest Mother”

I may leave my thought unspoken
till a day like this is here –
I may seem to take for granted
all the things that make you dear.

But there’s not a day that passes
that I’m not reminded of –
Your kindness and your thoughtfulness,
your sweetness and your love.

And with every thought, I’m wishing
that your life will always be –
As happy for you, Mother
as you’ve made my life for me!

– Unknown

20.) “Untitled”

Here’s to the woman
Who makes us feel special every day
Here’s to the woman
Who pampers in every possible way
Here’s to the woman
Whose love is truly endless
Here’s to the woman
Whose motherly concern is limitless
Here’s to the woman
Who looks after us day and night
Here’s to the woman
Who we love with all our might
Happy birthday, Mom.

– Unknown

21.) “Mom’s the Bomb”

Happy Birthday to my mom;
As mothers go, you’re the bomb!
You pick me up when I am down;
Around you, I can’t wear a frown.

Your gifts cannot begin to say
How much you deserve this holiday.
Enjoy your birthday, Mom; take a break.
You’re supermom, so take the cake!

– Joanna Fuchs

22.) “Mommy, I Love You”

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

23.) “My Wonderful Mother On Her Birthday”

 Deep as an ocean
constant as the sea –
Strong and steady like the tide
a Mother’s love can be.

Warm as noon-day sunshine
restful as the night –
A mother’s love makes all the world
more beautiful and bright.

– Unknown

24.) “Don’t Forget”

Your birthday is the day I remember
all the wonderful things you do.
Time will fly; each day goes by,
and I’ve forgotten to say, “Thank you.”

Thank you for teaching me strength,
to have confidence while I grow,
for helping me through my biggest challenges,
and for teaching me what I know.

Although our paths may be distant,
and we spend so much time apart,
remember you are the one
who made the essence of my heart.

– Vicki Fearnley

25.) “Untitled”

This is a special message
For a person with a big heart and a lot of courage
Who tolerates me and holds me near
Even though I take her for granted most of the year
Your closest family and the best of friends
Are all here to lend
A helping hand with the prep, food and wine
To celebrate the birthday of a mother so fine
There is nothing more left to do
But to say cheers to a great mom like you
Happy birthday ma

– Unknown

26.) “Mom You Are So Special”

You’re so special in so many ways
you’re caring and you’re kind –
A Mom who is more wonderful
would be hard to find.
And now that it’s your birthday
this comes especially to say –
You’re loved and thought
the whole world of
each and every day.

– Unknown

27.) “Relax, Mom”

As a mom you are number one
A parent who is second to none
On Mothers day, chores you should shun
For it is time for relaxation and fun
Even if at the end of the day nothing gets done
Just remember we will still love you a ton!

– Anon

28.) “My Mom, My World”

My Mom, My World
You kept me in your prayers night and day,
I wish to return my gratitude in more ways than I can say.
Mother’s love is the most pristine of all,
That doesn’t let any child fall.
Wishing you the best of birthdays and I want you to see,
That mom you mean the world to me.
Happy Birthday Mommy!

– Unknown

29.) “Another Year”

Another year has passed
A birthday for you is in store
May you find this coming year
Be one with lots of open doors.

Follow your dreams
Remember you can achieve
All that you dream
Whatever your mind can conceive

So this poems brings
wishes for you
in hopes that the coming year
is filled with things you love to do.

– Catherine Pulsifer

30.) “To My Mother”

on this day as you celebrate your birthday,
my best wishes to you mother I dedicate,
greetings filled with all the praise only you deserve,
my dear mother, my dear friend.

from as long as I remember so loving and so kind,
so patient and so tender you make my pains feel mild.
your hands are always present to walk me through the way,
you spell the words I long to hear that always make my day.

“thank you mum”, for all you give,
“thank you mum”, for all your time,
“thank you mum”, for all your kindness,
“thank you mum”, for all your love that is endless.

you are to me and you will always be,
the loving mother with an open heart,
the caring friend with a lending hand,
you are my one and only latest trend.

– Caroline Falzon

31.) “Thank you Mom”

For nine months, I was just a part of you,
Little by little, I grew inside of you.
The morning sickness you didn’t really mind,
Cause from day one you are already kind.
When my life is dark, you serve as my light,
When I am sad, you always hug me tight.
When I was inside of you, in me, you already believe,
You sacrifice a lot just to let me live.
I hope when it’s my turn to become a mom,
I can achieve at least half of what you’ve done,
Cause you did not just give me a life,
You also taught me to fight my own strife.
Today’s my birthday, but it should be your day,
Cause you’re the reason why I am here today,
So in this very special day of mine,
I wanna say Thank You to you, my Mom.

– Mayie Cachero

32.) “The Passing Years”

Age is a quality of mind:
If you have left your dreams behind,
If hope is lost,
If you no longer look ahead,
If your ambition’s fires are dead,
Then you are old.

But if from life you take the best
And if in life you keep the jest,
If love you hold,
No matter how the years go by,
No matter how the birthdays fly,
You are not old.

– Edward Tuck

33.) “Untitled”

The candles on the cake each year
Remind us that you are so dear.
With loving memories of our childhood
You always cared and understood.

So as these candles burn so bright
We want to say you have been a shining light
There is no other mother who compares
For the things you did and the things you shared.

– Unknown

34.) “Age Is Not To Be Feared”

Another birthday, another year
Remember though that age is not to be feared
You are just achieving your prime
Here’s to your health and living a long time

As they say, be happy, don’t worry
Enjoy your life and don’t be in a hurry
We take this opportunity to wish you
Happiness in all you do.

We appreciate your caring
Your always willingness for sharing
Thank you, for being you
We love you and all you do.

– Catherine Pulsifer

35.) “Mother…”

You filled my days with rainbow lights,
Fairytales and sweet dream nights,
A kiss to wipe away my tears,
Gingerbread to ease my fears.
You gave the gift of life to me
And then in love, you set me free.
I thank you for your tender care,
For deep warm hugs and being there.
I hope that when you think of me
A part of you
You’ll always see.

– Anon

Short Poems

36.) ”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.

– Unknown

37.) “Happy Birthday”

When it comes to friends,
There’s lots of them about.

But you’re one of them,
Of that, there is no doubt.

I hope you enjoy lots of birthdays,
All the happiness they have in store,

And because I appreciate you,
I hope you have many more!

– Elizabeth Lee

38.) “God Gave Me An Angel”

Today is the birthday of God given angel.
Her love knows no rival.
An incredible and concrete presence,
Her love has the power to bind all my senses.
My promise to be with you
Is given on the most important day of my life – your birthday!

– Unknown

39.) “The Best Of Birthdays”

Wishing you the best of birthdays
May the coming year be special in all ways
Your age makes us realize how time has flew
It was just like yesterday that you were two.

We wish you happiness and health
And never forget that the important things are not wealth
Be happy don’t be blue
Happy Birthday, we love you.

– Catherine Pulsifer

40.) “Untitled”

Mother, Mother, Mother of mine
I love you to bits, mother divine
I am so glad God chose you to be my mum
Without you, my life would be very glum
So on this special day, I want to say
A very happy, wonderful birthday

– Margmax

41.) “Thank You Mum”

I may not often say it,
But believe me when I do,
I could not be without you Mum,
I thank you for being you,
Without your help and guiding hand showing me the way,
I would not be the person that I am today.
I Love you so much and just want to say

Thanks for being my mum, today and every day xxx

Happy Birthday Mum

– Roseanna Miles

42.) “Untitled”

You cook, you clean
You give everything a sheen
You are always there
You always care.

So on this birthday
We just want to say,
We think you’re the best
May your birthday be the brightest.

– Unknown

43.) “This Bouquet Is For You”

Mum i know that you like flowers
and you like your gardening to
so i bought this bouquet special
so i can give to you
as this is your special day
to celebrate your birthday

Have a wonderful day
mum!

– Nick Bowley

44.) “Untitled”

A mother’s birthday is a special occasion
A chance for her to be recognized
A day for her to relax and to enjoy
and a chance for others to do for her.
Her birthday is a celebration
And a time to show her love.
A time for cake, a time for gifts
And a time to celebrate her.

– Unknown

45.) “A Time For Renewal”

For the rest of the year you sacrifice
To help your children through the day
But today is something different
Because it should go your way.
Enjoy your birthday while it’s here
Hope it’s a special one for you.
Hope you discover surprises
And you feel yourself renew.

– Unknown

46.) “Untitled”

A birthday is an anniversary
The day on which you were born
A day that is far from ordinary
For a woman who is extraordinary!
Happy Birthday to the Number One Mom!

– Unknown

47.) “Wishing You”

Wishing you much happiness, dear
On this special day
And for the coming year
May blessings come your way.

Be thankful for each day you have
Thank God in heaven above
Fill your life with happy not sad
Remember you are loved.

– Kate Summers

48.) “Spring Is In The Air”

Spring is in the air
The sun is breaking through
The rays are shinning down
For a wonderful day for you.

This birthday wish is special
With all that will come true
It’s sent with love and wishes
For a birthday just for you.

– Sandra Carlse

49.) “Mommy’s Love”

Mommy’s Love
Mommy’s love is so tender,
it puts everybody else to shame.
Even when I do something wrong,
over herself she takes the blame.
She forgives me even if I do,
something wrong for the hundredth time.
It doesn’t matter even if I not a good child,
for Mommy’s love is blind.
Happy Birthday Mommy.

– Unknown

50.) “Untitled”

Dear Mom…
Your reassuring smile, is
Motivational
The way you live your life, is
Inspirational
As a mother, you have been
Exceptional
Your love, has truly been
Unconditional
Happy birthday

– Unknown

51.) “Untitled”

Your heart’s like a crystal,
Natural and bright,
It melts all my grief,
And sorrow from sight.
You nourished my cravings,
Since I was a pea,
You stood by my side,
And would walk through the sea.

– Unknown

52.) “Special Mom”

My mother I love,
She came from above.
Gentle and kind,
A beautiful mind.

Today is her day,
With a birthday bouquet.
Her smile so warm,
Our hearts will transform.

– Martin Dejnicki

53.) “ 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’Reilly

Funny Birthday Poems

54.) ”Untitled”

Are you an angel
Or a genie perhaps
You seem to have answers
To all of life’s traps
Are you a magician
Or a fairy in disguise
Troubles just wither away
When I look in your eyes
Maybe you are
An angel, genie, magician, fairy
All combined into one
Beautiful person called Mommy
Happy birthday

– Unknown

55.) “Untitled”

Mom you can
Read me as if I were a book
You are my best friend
In life, and on Facebook
You have always shared with me
Whatever is best
I am your loyal follower
In real life, and on Pinterest
Mom, I just want to say
Happy birthday, wish a cute snuggle
You are trending
In my life, both virtual and real

– Unknown

56.) “Put Up With Me”

I’m glad that you’re my mother,
Kind and caring and strong.
Coz surely no-one else,
Could have put up with me this long!

– Unknown

57.) “Untitled”

To carry off my birthday treat for you
Is going to be really hard

First I will lovingly write a poem
On a beautiful greeting card
A short but heart-warming speech
I would also write
After giving you an awesome gift
I’ll take you out for dinner at night
Let me spoil and pamper you today
It will make me really happy
After all, I am all grown up now
This is my chance to treat you, mommy

– Unknown

58.) “You Know Me”

Mom you know the worst of me,
My weaknesses and follies,
I know you’ve seen me poop my pants
and cut the heads off dollies,

You know all my most embarrassing moments,
You know that I’m a nut,
So what can I do to repay your love..
…and make sure you keep your mouth shut!?

– Holy Giffers

59.) “Untitled”

Mom, a birthday is a day to be lazy
Don’t clean up, just be crazy!
The years, they seem to multiply
Be happy to see your big day arrive.

On this day you can lounge in your pajamas
And take the time to watch all your TV dramas
Or, you just go walk on the beach
Don’t worry about the kids and what you’ll teach.

We all want to say you’re great
And, we can’t wait to celebrate
A Happy Birthday we wish for you
We love you and cherish you too!

– Unknown

60.) “Untitled”

Are you an angel
Or a genie perhaps
You seem to have answers
To all of life’s traps
Are you a magician
Or a fairy in disguise
Troubles just wither away
When I look in your eyes
Maybe you are
An angel, genie, magician, fairy
All combined into one
Beautiful person called ‘Mommy’
Happy birthday.

– Unknown

61.) “How Much Are You Loved”

More than bubble gum
or somersaults –
Piggy-back rides
or chocolate malts.

Cotton candy
a tire swing –
Mommy, you’re loved
more than anything!

Happy Birthday Mommy, with Love!

– Unknown

62.) “Birthday Invasion”

Here they come, with birthday cheer,
Bringing gifts just once a year,
People you don’t even like;
You really wish they’d take a hike.

This should be a glad occasion;
But it seems more like a SWAT invasion.
Go away! Just take a break!
Oh well, at least there’s birthday cake.

– Joanna Fuchs

63.) “Untitled”

Mom, a birthday is a day to be lazy
Don’t clean up, just be crazy!
The years, they seem to multiply
Be happy to see your big day arrive.

On this day you can lounge in your pajamas
And take the time to watch all your TV dramas
Or, you just go walk on the beach
Don’t worry about the kids and what you’ll teach.

We all want to say you’re great
And, we can’t wait to celebrate
A Happy Birthday we wish for you
We love you and cherish you too!

– Unknown

64.) “Happy Birthday”

You may look a little older,
Sadly youth doesn’t come cheap,
So skip all those Botox parties,
And just get your beauty sleep.
Be glad you’re young at heart,
And still look as good as gold,
Too bad you’re not a millionaire,
And can’t put your looks on hold.

– Unknown

65.) “Month of May”

For all the diapers
that you changed,
For all the playdates
you arranged.

For all the trips
back and forth to school,
For cleaning all the spit up
and the drool.

Why is there only
one Mother’s Day?
You should have at least gotten
the ENTIRE month of May.

– Anon

66.) “ Nobel Price for Mothers”

Mom you are a shining star
Though the world doesn’t know your name.
You have no fancy title
Like Baroness or Dame.

Mom you really are a star,
My mother, mentor and friend.
A Nobel Prize for motherhood,
Is what I’d recommend!

And if I won the lottery
I’d share my win with you
I’d take you Mom on a spending spree
Each day the whole year through!

– Anon

67.) “You Love my Art”

Dear Mum…
I love that you loved all my “art”,
You told me it was beautiful,
You told me it was smart,

You loved my pottery and painting,
And my popsicle stick bridge,
But don’t you think it’s long enough ago now,
To take it off the fridge?

– Holly Gifers

Summary

We hope you enjoyed browsing through our collection of the top 67 Mother’s Birthday Poems. If you found the perfect poem for your Mother’s birthday, write it down on a gift card and deliver it to her with a personalized present!

Your mother will appreciate the thoughtfulness, and our hard-hitting poems are sure to get an emotional response out of her.

More often than you’d expect, it’s the little things here and there that end up forming pleasant memories that last a lifetime.