70+ Best Birthday Poems For Mom

A mother’s love for her child is eternal. When you let her know how much you admire and respect her, she would feel out of the world. So on her special day, you may write birthday poems for mom to express your gratitude. Making your mother feel special will melt her heart, and she will cherish the memory forever. We have curated a bunch of sweet birthday poems that can help you dedicate a heartfelt tribute to her and express your love and gratitude towards her. So read on to these beautiful poems written for all the special, hardworking, loving, and beautiful moms out there and choose the perfect one for your mother to make her birthday celebration extra special.

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70+ Birthday Poems For Mom

A heartfelt poem can instantly bring a smile to your mother’s face. Sarah E., daughter and artist, writes how she conveyed her love to her mother through a poem on her birthday. Expressing her love for her mom, Sarah says, “I wrote a little poem for my mother, whose birthday it is today! It’s not a long poem but short and sweet. I am blessed to have such an amazing mother! I can’t imagine my life without her in it. She has taught me so much over the years, and if I could be half as strong as she is, I’d be happy (i).” Want to do something similar? Take your pick from these poems.

1. Great Mom

Great Mom birthday poem

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Happy birthday, Mom!
I hope everyone can see,
What a great mom you’ve always been,
And how much you mean to me.

I always think about you,
In times both good and bad,
For the things you taught are with me,
In happy times and sad.

On your birthday I wish you joy,
Just like you pass around.
May all your good times multiply,
And happiness abound.

—Karl Fuchs

2. Birthday Thanks

Your birthday means a lot to me;
You raised me up and set me free.
Your birthday prompts me to let you know
You’re in my heart wherever I go.

I’m thankful for you every day.
To celebrate you, Mom, I say,
Happy Birthday!

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

3. 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.

I wish her the most,
With this little toast.
Happiness and health,
Internal wealth.

—Martin Dejnicki

4. Mother of Mine

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, margmax.com/

5. 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

6. My Mother’s Birthday

This is a very special day
Why? Because it’s my mother’s birthday
No-one could be happier as you can see
Because I got you and you got me.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

7. 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

8. 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.

You’re such a good example
Of what a mom should be.
We always get along so well,
Even when we disagree.

You’re so patient
And understanding.
You don’t ask for anything.
You’re outstanding.

You’re so quick to give
And such a joy to be around.
You’re such a good person.
You deserve a special crown.

You have a good heart.
You’re honest and true.
You’re the best mother,
And I really love you.


9. A Prayer For A Mother’s Birthday

A Prayer For A Mother’s Birthday: poems for mom

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Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother’s love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer.

Protect her life, I pray,
Who gave the gift of life to me;
And may she know, from day to day,
The deepening glow of Life that comes from Thee.

As once upon her breast
Fearless and well content I lay,
So let her heart, on Thee at rest,
Feel fears depart and troubles fade away.

Her every wish fulfill;
And even if Thou must refuse
In anything, let Thy wise will
A comfort bring such as kind mothers use.

Ah, hold her by the hand,
As once her hand held mine;
And though she may not understand
Life’s winding way, lead her in peace divine.

I cannot pay my debt
For all the love that she has given;
But Thou, love’s Lord, wilt not forget
Her due reward,–bless her in earth and heaven.

—Henry Van Dyke

10. Flowers For Mum

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’!

—Shelagh E Osborn Wright

11. Happy Birthday, Dear Mum,

I got the gift and here is the card
What to write in it is a little hard
I would need to write a thousand things
To express all my wishes that your birthday may bring
So I think I will say it very simply from my heart
Happy birthday, dear mum,

May your day be fantastic from the moment it starts.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

12. A Birthday Wish For Mother

You are a mother who is very dear
With a heart full of love and so sincere
With special wishes on the way
Just for you on your special day
You are so thoughtful kind and sharing
Always warm and oh so caring
Happy Birthday Mother

—Diane Hannah

13. 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 a supermom, so take the cake!

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

14. Walking Sunshine

Dear Mother I love you and want you to know,
I think of you often wherever I go.
You lift me up; you’re like walking sunshine;
I am lucky to have a great mother like mine.
Your endless affection makes you special and rare;
I’m always amazed by how much you care.
What you’ve given to me I can never repay,
Thank you, Mom, on your (40th, 52nd, etc.) birthday.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

15. 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.

Happy Birthday Mum

—Sandra Carlse

16. Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday to you
there is so much to do,
lots of surprises to come
lots of hours of fun.
May this day bring you treats,
may your day be so sweet
happy birthday to you
there is so much to do.

—Wenona Elie

17. Visionary Mom

Mom, on your birthday
I celebrate you being you,
my extraordinary mother.
You have made such a difference,
created so much good in my life!
I celebrate your smart mothering,
your clever, creative methods
of gently molding your beloved child
into your vision of me:
a strong, capable adult,
an unselfish person of good character.
I celebrate your boundless
physical and emotional energy…
loving me, leading me, supporting me,
lifting me when I fall.
On your birthday, Mom,
I celebrate the best thing about my life…
having you as my mother.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

18. Happy Birthday Mom

I really love my mother,
And it surely makes me proud,
To know I’m one of her kids,
And to sing her praises loud.

My mother has a birthday,
once every year.
And on that day she’ll ponder life,
And even shed a tear.

See, Mom doesn’t like her birthdays;
She says they make her old,
But she’s as sharp as she ever was,
If the truth be told.

My mother showed me lots of things,
About the world, you see,
So then I could teach my kids,
The things my mom taught me.

My Mother has a Pure heart
That’s made of gold
I love my mother very much
In my book she will never be old.

My mom is a sweetie
She is beautiful, which is true
I Thank god for you, mom
Where would I be without you?

Happy Birthday Mom!

—Kristen M Saccardi

19. I Love You Mum

As mothers go you are top of the pile
Loving and generous, doing things in style
So today on your birthday, it’s my turn to say
I love you mum, have a great birthday.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

20. I Owe It All To Mother!

It’s your birthday, Mom.
So I will raise a cheer.
Without you, my special, loving mom,
I would not be here.

Yes, I owe it all to you, Mom.
From the time that I was small,
You encouraged me in everything,
And tried not to let me fall.

Throughout my life your caring,
Brightened each and every minute.
You loved me and enriched my life,
And I’m so glad to have you in it!

– Karl Fuchs, poemsource.com

21. 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.

Thank You, Mom
Happy Birthday

—Toni Norton Kane

22. Don’t Forget

Don't Forget: birthday poems for moms

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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.

I will love you until my last breath,
this I know for sure,
as you are the first love I ever had,
and so I will love you forever more.

—Vicki Fearnley

23. Today Is Special

Today is special because it’s your day.
So I am sending special wishes winging
your way.
I hope today turns out to be
Wonderful and memorable just like you.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

24. Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy birthday, Mom!
May every second, minute
hour, day and year of your life
be filled with the kind of
comfort, security, and happiness
you give unfailingly to me.
Happy Birthday, Mom!
Without you, there would be
a gaping hole in my life, an emptiness
that only your love can fill.
Thank you, Mom, for all that you do,
for the extraordinary person you are.
Happy Birthday, Mom!

—Joanna Fuchs

25. Great Mom

Every day since I was born,
My mother cared for me.
Now that’s a lot of caring,
As anyone can see.

Please, Lord, protect my mother
And keep her safe from harm,
For she is a cherished person,
With great wisdom, love and charm.

Lord, it’s my mother’s birthday
So please, help her to see
How much she means to us,
Her loving family.

– Karl Fuchs, poemsource.com

26. 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

27. 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

28. Happy Birthday Mom

Mom (Mum) (Mam) as you celebrate your birthday today
I want you to know you are the best mom in every way
You are always there when I need you to be
Supporting, nurturing and generally looking after me
Today I wish you an awesome (wonderful) day
You really deserve it in every way
Happy Birthday Mom (Mum) (Mam).

– Margmax, margmax.com/

29. 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.

from the bottom of my heart I send you my message with love,
only the very best that a mother like only you can claim,
for I have the best in life through you, I thank God,
for I am blessed and privileged because you are my mum!

thank you mum, best wishes mum, I love you Mum

—Caroline Falzon

30. Mother I Love You

Mother I love you I really do
There is no better mother in the world than you.
I may not tell you this every day
But I think it’s enough to say it yearly on your birthday.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

31. The Most Special Day

The Most Special Day: birthday poems for mom

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Mom, your birthday is
the most special day of the year,
because without you I wouldn’t have
the all encompassing comfort
of a mother’s unconditional love
your love, for me.
You are always there for me, Mom.
Whenever I need you,
to cheer me up, make me smile,
bolster my confidence,
or sympathize with me and ease my worries,
you fill up my empty, hurting places
with your boundless affection.
Your loving presence in my life
gives me a reassuring feeling
of security and peace.
Thank you, Mom,
and Happy Birthday!

—Joanna Fuchs

32. A Birthday Prayer For 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

33. Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom
You mean so much to me
I’ll cook you a delicious meal
And serve it with sweet tea

I’ll pick you a bouquet of flowers
I’ll clean your house so you can rest
We’ll visit the entire day
Because you truly are the best

I’ll bake your very favorite cake
Chocolate tops your list
I’ll sing Happy Birthday to you
And I’ll end it with a kiss

So happy birthday mom
My wish for you all year
Is smiles and laughter every day
And shed only happy tears!

—Marilyn Lott

34. 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

35. Mom Like You

I was very lucky to get a mom (mum) (mam) like you
I often count my blessings – yes I really do
So on this day every year it enables me to let you know
You are such a special person – and I tell everyone so
Today as we celebrate with a glass of wine
I want you to know how glad I am you are mine

– Margmax, margmax.com/

36. A Heartfelt Wish

This heartfelt wish is just for you
Today is your special day
May all the dreams you do pursue
Be realized in every way.

A special person you are to me
You deserve the best of everything
So may this birthday and the coming year be
One that offers you the best that life may bring.

—Kate Summers

37. 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

38. We Want You To Know

We Want You To Know: birthday poems for mothers

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Happiness you do bring
To those who love you so

If we could give you anything
We want you to know:

We wish much happiness for you
In everything you do.

And always remember we love you
No matter what you do

May all your wishes come true this year
Because to us you are very dear.

—Catherine Pulsifer

39. Your Birthday Means A Lot

Mom, your birthday means a lot
Especially to me;
You’re smart and strong, and all that’s good;
It’s true, indubitably!

That’s why I send this birthday wish,
That all your dreams come true;
May your life be filled with happiness,
Because, Mom, I love you!

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

40. 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

41. If Not For You, What Would I Do?

If not for you, what would I do?
From cradle to now, you’ve seen me through.
Through sleepless nights and weary days,
You’ve cared for me in countless ways.

When I’m at my worst, stressed and mad,
You stay calm, never getting sad.
You forgive me, no matter what,
Your love, a bond that can’t be cut.

So here’s to you, my guiding light,
My mom, on her birthday, shining bright.
If not for you, where would I be?
Thank you for everything, endlessly.

— Shinta Liz Sunny

42. 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

—Nick Bowley

43. Mother As Good As Mine

No-one has a mother half as good as mine
You can search the world over but no where will you find
A mother who always knows just what to do
That person darling mother is no-one else but you
So on your birthday I really want to say
Happy Birthday mom (mum) mam) have a great day.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

44. Hard To Believe

It’s hard to believe you are celebrating another birthday
It was only yesterday your life was full of play
Now here you are with accomplishments in life
And your attitude is one without strife
We are so proud of you
We wish you success in all you do.
So on this day we wish you well
We think you are special and oh, how swell!

—Kate Summers

45. Another Year

Another birthday, another year
May you have problems that disappear
May you have health
And a bit of wealth
May you share
With those who care
May the coming year
Be one of good cheer.

—Theodore W. Higginsworth

46. 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

47. Happy Birthday Mother

Mother, you have always been there for me,
A shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with,
Someone to ask advice from,
Help to become a Mother like you are
Always ready to assist
No one deserves to have a nicer Birthday than you.
Happy Birthday Mother

—Diane Vermeer

48. A Mother Like I Want to Be

Each year I’m extra happy on your birthday;
Your day reminds me of God’s gift to me–
A mom who gave her all to raise me right,
A mother like the one I want to be.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

49. How Much You Mean To Me

I do not often tell you how much you mean to me
So hopefully this card will really let you see
How much I appreciate all the things you do
It comes with lots of love and thanks for being you

– Margmax, margmax.com/

50. 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

51. Happy Birthday

My wish for you on this special day,
Is that the coming year goes well
And may life treat you great in all the ways
That my wishes and words can’t tell.

Behind you now is yesterday
Let your experience and knowledge pave the way
Here’s to you and to your success
We know you will give it your best.

So happy, happy birthday
We wish you many more
and on this day to you, we say
We know life has good things in store

—Theodore W. Higginsworth

52. Mother, The Best On Your Birthday

Mother, I wish you the best on your birthday;
No one has earned it like you.
You provide the love that makes our dream
Of a happy home come true.

Your family loves and reveres its Mom;
You enrich everything you come near;
You’re our rock, our beacon and our pleasure,
And everything we all hold so dear.

– Karl Fuchs, poemsource.com

53. 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

54. Mother Is A Gift From God

A Mother is a gift from God
and, Mom, you are adored –
When God was giving Mothers
we certainly all scored.
And so this special message
is sent to you today –
Because we love you so much and it’s your special day.
Happy birthday, Mom.

– Toni Kane

55. Mother, You Surprise Me

Mother, you surprise me
Every bit of the way
The high roads
You told me about
Have set me a-sail!
Mother, you’re the one
Who taught me
Right from wrong
And on your special day
I want to tell you
I will do you proud!
Happy birthday, Mom!

– Bhavya Malhotra

56. Having You As My Mother

Mom, on your birthday
I celebrate you being you,
my extraordinary mother.
You have made such a difference,
created so much good in my life!
I celebrate your smart mothering,
your clever, creative methods
of gently molding your beloved child
into your vision of me:
a strong, capable adult,
an unselfish person of good character.
I celebrate your boundless
physical and emotional energy…
loving me, leading me, supporting me,
lifting me when I fall.
On your birthday, Mom,
I celebrate the best thing about my life…
having you as my mother.

– Joanna Fuchs, poemsource.com

57. You’re Supermom

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, poemsource.com

58. Your Heart’s Like A Crystal

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.
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

59. Mum What Can I Say?

Mum what can I say ?
On this your very special day
I can tell you how much you mean to me
But I am sure you know that ‘cause it’s
plain to see.

I can say how wonderful a person you are
better than any other mum by far.
I can say you are so caring and kind
and however much you search better you
won’t find.I can say you are beautiful inside and out
and I will fight anyone who raises a doubt.

But mum, mom, mother to me you are all
of these things.
You brighten the day with all you bring.
Love, compassion, kindness that’s you
and I really do appreciate all the things that
you do.
A Very Happy Wonderful day is wished for a
very special lady.

– Margmax, margmax.com/

60. 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

61. 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

62. Your Birthday Gift

For your birthday miss
I would like to give you this
A great watch from Swiss
Or that sweet trip to Paris
You are so sweet
With that great heart beat
Mom you are the gift of this sweet home
So I would like to take you to Rome
You know that we wish you a great birthday
As we wish for more sweet years

– Khaoula Ouakar

63. 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

64. Unconditional Love

Happy birthday, my mother and friend,
Since I was a child, you would always defend.
Your love has always, been unconditional,
Even when, my moods were transitional.
I cannot forget, all the things you have done,
Through actions and words, my esteem you have won.
You taught me to live, with courage and passion,
With the less fortunate, I learned your compassion.
Today is your birthday, I hope you dance,
This celebration, I’m sure you’ll enhance.
From the depths of my heart, I just want to say,
You are my mother, and my love I display.

– Unknown

65. Mother’s Way

If our home be bright and cheery,
If it holds a welcome true,
Opening wide its door of greeting
To the many — not the few;
If we share our father’s bounty
With the needy day by day,
‘Tis because our hearts remember
This was ever mother’s way.

—Abram Joseph Ryan

66. To My Mother

O thou whose care sustained my infant years,
And taught my prattling lip each note of love;
Whose soothing voice breathed comfort to my fears,
And round my brow hope’s brightest garland wove;
To thee my lay is due, the simple song,
Which Nature gave me at life’s opening day;
To thee these rude, these untaught strains belong,
Whose heart indulgent will not spurn my lay.
O say, amid this wilderness of life,
What bosom would have throbbed like thine for me?
Who would have smiled responsive?—who in grief,
Would e’er have felt, and, feeling, grieved like thee?
Who would have guarded, with a falcon eye,
Each trembling footstep or each sport of fear?
Who would have marked my bosom bounding high,
And clasped me to her heart, with love’s bright tear?

— Lucretia Maria Davidson

67. My Everything

My rock, my home, and my light
Who can calm my soul
With her eyes so bright.
My heart overflows with love for you
It’s already been a year
How time flew.
I just wanted to say
Happy birthday to you.

— Anonymous

68. A Prayer

I wish you happiness everyday
May joy find you in every way
Your may notice your hair turning gray
But you should know, I always pray
For God to keep you safe
Come what may.
Happy birthday, Mom.

— Anonymous

69. Treasure

You are a treasure I get to hold
You’re far more precious than gems or gold
You have been my rock
You’re the only one, my heart unlocks.
In your arms, all my fears unfold
You are a treasure I get to hold.

— Anonymous

70. My Mother’s Birthday

Today is mom’s birthday
Please don’t talk to her about her age
Because she will not give you an answer
And she won’t be as happy as a clam
However, it is a shame or a sham
Because my mom enjoys being together
With friends and family members
To laugh, to dance and to celebrate
With acquaintances and neighbors
My mother, coming from an unusual
Country like ours, is a natural fighter
A kind, tough and resilient survivor
It is fitting to ceremonialize this special
And happy day with mom who will deny
That today is her birthday.
And I always laugh
When she behaves in such a fashion. That’s mom
Who will try to outsmart anybody. As a kind clam
My mother’s heart is very happy to enjoy this blessed day
Yet, if you give her a gift or money for her birthday
I guarantee you that she will gaily keep and hide the money
Mom won’t tell her exact number to anybody, even to me
By the way, my mother loves playing the lottery numbers
She is a genius and everything represents some crazy numbers
When it comes to her age, she’ll find a way to change the tone
Of the subject or the beat of the current conversation
Anyhow, let’s wish my beloved mother: a happy celebration
Good health and longevity on this special and divine occasion.

P.S. Mom is almost 90 or more; you did not hear this number from me.

— Hebert Logerie

71. Mom

As we celebrate another trip around the moon
We hope your heart is swollen with love
Just like the balloons
This is a new story, the turning of a new leaf
So I will keep my poem very brief.
Happy birthday, Mom!

— Anonymous

72. On This Special Day, Dear Mother of Mine…

On this special day, dear mother of mine,
I want to thank you for the love so fine.
You’ve been my rock and my guiding light,
Through all the struggles, you’ve held me tight.
Your endless patience and soothing care,
Have taught me how to always be aware.
Aware of others and their needs,
To plant the kindness seed.
So today, on your birthday, I say,
Thank you for showing me the way.

— Anonymous

73. Three Letter Word

Mom is a three-letter word
That I hold so dear
With her love, there’s nothing I fear
‘I love you’ is a three word sentence
When I first opened my eyes,
I have loved you ever since.
On your birthday, I wanted you to know
My love for you has only grown
In your arms, I have found a home.

— Anonymous

74. To My Very Special Mother

To my very special mother
On her very special day,
Am writing you this poem.
Since there’s some things I’d like to say,
Thanks for thinking I’m funny,
Even though I’m really not,
And although I hardly say it,
I love you quite a lot,
Thanks for taking me places,
I couldn’t have gotten on my own,
And for always making our house,
Feel a lot more like a home,
Thanks for always being there,
To make sure that I’m okay.
So I know that if I need you.
You’re just a hug away
Thanks for all the good times passed,
And the ones that are still to come,
For always being a person,
I’m proud to call my mum.
You can’t choose who your family is,
But if it was something I could do,
I know if I could go back now,
My choice would still be you.

— Erin Hanson

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I praise my mom on her birthday?

There are no specific rules for praising mothers on special occasions like birthdays. However, you could try to thank her for her support and adoration and mention the traits that make her your best friend. Let her know that you seek inspiration from her. You could also express your emotions through poetry or simple messages.

2. What should I say to my mom on her birthday?

Start with a heartfelt birthday wish. You may say it in the form of a quote or a poem. Proceed with sharing your plans for the day with her or that you have a surprise planned for her. You could also try placing the message in an envelope hidden in her purse or a bouquet.

3. What is the sweetest thing to say to my mom?

The sweetest thing to say to your mom is to appreciate her efforts to improve your life. Compliment her by telling her that her dedication, sacrifices, and guidance in every aspect of your life are highly appreciated. Planning a fun day with her, apologizing for the unintentional things you might have said in the past, and promising to help her are also some more sweet things.

4. What are some good words to describe my mom?

Words explaining her love for you like caring, protective, loving, supporting, or tolerant would be some good adjectives to describe your mother. You could also try including adjectives that describe her characteristics in the greetings. These adjectives could include honest, inspirational, selfless, wise, and beautiful, to name a few.

5. How do I say happy birthday to my mom on social media?

Post your favorite picture with your mom on social media. Add a quote to describe her and emphasize how blessed you feel with her in your life. If your mother is on social media, ensure to tag her. Finally, limit who gets to see and comment on the post if possible and necessary.

This year, surprise your mother by penning down these “birthday poems for moms.” These poems are a beautiful expression of your love and devotion for your mother. Add a personal touch by including a few additional verses to make them even more special. You may also try to write one by yourself – keep it simple and pour out your heart to her. Through these poems, you may also show your gratitude, love, and affection for her.

A mother is the first love of a child. Her birthday is a wondrous occasion and should be celebrated with pomp and show! This poem will convey all your love and respect for the greatest woman in your life.

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Vinita Agrawal is an accomplished poet hailing from Indore, India. She has garnered significant recognition for her poetic endeavors, including winning the prestigious Proverse prize in Hong Kong in 2021 for her collection of poems titled "Twilight Language." Vinita has been the recipient of several awards, such as the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2018 and the Gayatri GaMarsh Memorial...read full bio