35+ Inspirational And Short Poems About Mother And Daughter

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Mothers and daughters share a strong bond. Their relationship evolves with time. If you want to spend some beautiful moments together, sharing some mother-daughter poems can help.

A mother becomes a teacher and guide for her little princess and later tries to be her confidante and friend. As time passes, they become best buddies sharing everything they go through in their lives.

You may share what you feel by sending touching poems depicting your relationship. Don’t wait for a special day to share these poems; instead, make a casual day memorable. Read on.

Poems About Mothers And Daughters

Here are a few poems that bring out the essence of the deep affection and care shared between mother and daughter. If you want to give an ode to a wonderful mother or a perfect daughter, look no further.

Inspirational Poems On Mother-Daughter

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Simple lines on how a daughter or mother perceives the other can often be inspiring, telling us about the true value that they add to each other’s life.

1. My Miracle Mother

Mom, I look at you
and see a walking miracle.
Your unfailing love without limit,
your ability to soothe my every hurt,
the way you are on duty, unselfishly,
every hour, every day,
makes me so grateful
that I am yours, and you are mine.
With open arms and open heart,
with enduring patience and inner strength,
you gave so much for me,
sometimes at your expense.
You are my teacher,
my comforter, my encourager,
appreciating all, forgiving all.
Sometimes I took you for granted, Mom,
but I don’t now, and I never will again.
I know that everything I am today
relates to you and your loving care.
I gaze in wonder
as I watch you being you—
my miracle, my mother.

—Joanna Fuchs

2. Other Half

A daughter is someone,
you may always depend,
With a beautiful heart,
She’s your very close friend.
About anything, you may,
open and talk,
Seek helpful advice,
during a refreshing nice walk.
She will comfort you,
when you’re just feeling down,
Understands you so well,
every expression and frown.
A daughter is someone,
you may joke with and laugh,
She is clearly,
your other half.


3. I Love My Daughter

I love my daughter,
with my heart and soul,
Having her in my life,
makes me peaceful and whole.
She brings me joy,
and happiness so sweet,
When she feels pain,
my heart skips a beat.
I love my daughter,
She’s gentle and kind,
She’s so thoughtful,
and has a beautiful mind.
She’s one of those people,
that instinctively cares,
Her time and knowledge,
with others she shares.
I love my daughter,
since her birth, I have won,
She knows how to laugh,
and loves to have fun.
Since she was a child,
She’d routinely amaze,
I’ll love my daughter,
beyond the end of my days.


4. Nobody’s Like You, Mom

Nobody’s quite like you, Mom.
You’re special in every way.
You cheer me up, you fill my cup
With tenderness, come what may.

Nobody loves me like you, Mom.
No matter what I do,
Good or bad, happy or sad,
You support me; You always come through.

Nobody’s equal to you, Mom.
With you in my life, I’m blessed.
I love you so, and I want you to know
I think you’re the very best!

—Joanna Fuchs

5. Precious Rose

From the day that you were born,
and I held you very close,
I knew in my joyful heart,
that you’re my very precious rose.

My life changed for the better,
I felt it in my heart,
I just knew, for the rest of my life,
We’d never be apart.

Months and years have passed,
and I watched you mature and grow,
I promised myself, forever,
my love for you, I’ll show.

I wish you a beautiful life,
filled with joy and infinite bliss,
I’ll always be your mother,
and my precious rose I kiss.


6. I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone

I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and wants during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.

I want to mirror your image to its fullest perfection,
never be blind or too old
to uphold your weighty wavering reflection.
I want to unfold.
Nowhere I wish to stay crooked, bent;
for there I would be dishonest, untrue.
I want my conscience to be
true before you;
want to describe myself like a picture I observed
for a long time, one close up,
like a new word I learned and embraced,
like the everyday jug,
like my mother’s face,
like a ship that carried me along
through the deadliest storm.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

7. To Be a Great Mother

A great mother loves without reason
Through winter, summer, spring, and fall
Her love is unalterable, despite the season.
A great mother knows when to talk
And just how to listen.
She knows when to walk away
And save the battle for another day.
Even when she’s angry
She never takes it out on others.
That’s why only a few women
Can indeed be called great mothers.
Only one woman can be the Best mother,
And Mom, That’s You.

— Anonymous

8. Wise Mother

You didn’t talk a lot, Mom;
“I love you” was pretty rare,
But when I needed mothering,
You were always there.

I could always count on you, Mom
To do what’s good and right.
I’d see your wisdom and the truth,
So we’d rarely have to fight.

You were strong enough, yet gentle enough
To be the perfect mother;
If I could search the whole wide world,
I wouldn’t pick any other.

— Joanna Fuchs

9. A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,

It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may,
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away,

It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking,

It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems,

It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation,

A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.

— Helen Steiner Rice

10. Mother

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Your love was like moonlight
turning harsh things to beauty,
so that little wry souls
reflecting each other obliquely
as in cracked mirrors …beheld in your luminous spirit
their own reflection,
transfigured as in a shining stream,
and loved you for what they are not.

You are less an image in my mind
than a luster
I see you in gleams
pale as star-light on a grey wall …
evanescent as the reflection of a white swan
shimmering in broken water.

— Lola Ridge

11. I Can Count On You

Mom, whenever I feel weak,
I can count on you.
Your deep strength seems endless.

You let me draw on it,
you freely give it,
and I recover.

Mom whenever I stray from the path,
I can count on you.
You’re here for me.

You help me find my way back
to what’s right
and honest and worthwhile.

Mom whenever I get
too wrapped up in me, me, me,
I can count on you.

You quickly bring me back to earth,
reminding me of the importance
of love and service to others.

Everyone should have
a role model like you, Mom.
I love you,

and I want you to know:
you can count on me.

— Joanna Fuchs

12. A Thank You Note

You have told me
All the things
I need to hear
Before I knew
I needed to hear them
To be unafraid
Of all the things
I used to fear,
Before I knew
I shouldn’t fear them.

— Lang Leav

13. Daughter of My Heart

You turned out even better
Than I often dreamed you’d be;
You’re more than I had hoped for;
You’re a sweet reward to me.

You grew up to be a mother
Full of wisdom, warmth and love,
A good and fine role model,
A blessing from above.

I couldn’t be any prouder
Than I am today of you;
You’re my daughter and my friend,
And a wonderful person, too.

You have my love forever;
I adored you from the start;
It’s a privilege to be your mother,
Dear daughter of my heart.

— Joanna Fuchs

14. First Fall

I’m your guide here. In the evening-dark
morning streets, I point and name.
Look, the sycamores, their mottled,
paint-by-number bark. Look, the leaves
rusting and crisping at the edges.
I walk through Schiller Park with you
on my chest. Stars smolder well
into daylight. Look, the pond, the ducks,
the dogs paddling after their prized sticks.
Fall is when the only things you know
because I’ve named them
begin to end. Soon I’ll have another
season to offer you: frost soft
on the window and a porthole
sighed there, ice sleeving the bare
gray branches. The first time you see
something die, you won’t know it might
come back. I’m desperate for you
to love the world because I brought you here.

— Maggie Smith

15. The Daughter

We said she was a negative image of me because of her lightness.
She’s light and also passage, the glory in my cortex.
Daughter, where did you get all that goddess?
Her eyes are Neruda’s two dark pools at twilight.
Sometimes she’s a stranger in my home because I hadn’t imagined her.
Who will her daughter be?
She and I are the gradual ebb of my mother’s darkness.
I unfurl the ribbon of her life, and it’s a smooth long hallway, doors flung open.
Her surface is a deflection is why.
Harm on her, harm on us all.
Inside her, my grit and timbre, my reckless.

—Carmen Giménez Smith

16. Daughter, Sent From Heaven

You are the daughter
Parents dream to get
Everyone out there
Is jealous of me I bet
You are the princess
Every mum and dad would love
You are our little angel
Sent from the heavens above

— Anonymous

17. Just Like You

So from now to the time
You are grey just like me
Darling, sing to your babes
As I sang to thee;
They shall grow to be kind,
To be honest and true;
They shall grow to be wonderful,
Just like you.

— Anonymous

18. Bella

My wonderful daughter, delight of my heart,
I hope that you know you’re both lovely and smart.
I cherish you dearly for the person you are,
You have passion and caring that will carry you far.

Wherever you go you’ll be watched by my love,
And we’ll always be close like a hand in a glove.
May the years treat you kindly, may laughter hold sway,
And I’m here for you always if your blue skies turn gray.

—Amanda R

19. You Are An Angel

You are an angel my dear, an angel you’re to us,
An angel who has been sent from heaven on earth.
You were wrapped in silver paper and placed in a beautiful basket,
You looked like this lovely jewel or a diamond placed in a casket.
God sent you to us and we promised him we’ll treat you right,
‘coz you were a gift sent to us under the stars in moonlight.
We love you little daughter, ‘coz you’re an angel from heaven.

— Anonymous

Short Mother-Daughter Poems

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You don’t need to write a thousand words to tell your mother or daughter how much they mean to you. Here are a few short and sweet poems that express what a mother- daughter relationship is all about.

20. A Newborn Girl at Passover

Consider one apricot in a basket of them.
It is very much like all the other apricots–
an individual already, skin and seed.

Now think of this day. One you will probably forget.
The next breath you take, a long drink of air.
Holiday or not, it doesn’t matter.

A child is born and doesn’t know what day it is.
The particular joy in my heart she cannot imagine.
The taste of apricots is in store for her.

— Nan Cohen

21. Loved By All

High as the sky
Deep as the sea
Is how much you are
Loved by the family
Wide as the desert
Long as the eucalyptus
Is how much you are
Loved by all of us.

— Anonymous

22. Salt

My mother
Was my first country,
The first place I ever lived.

— Nayyirah Waheed

23. To My Mother

Today’s your natal day;
Sweet flowers I bring:
Mother, accept, I pray
My offering.
And may you happy live,
And long us bless:
Receiving as you give

— Christina Rossetti

24. A Friend

Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
Your heart understood when I needed a friend.
Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.

— Sarah Malin

25. I Will Have to Wait ‘Till I’m Mother

I struggle so deeply
to understand
how someone can
pour their entire soul
blood and energy
into someone
without wanting
anything in
I will have to wait till I’m a mother

– Rupi Kaur

26. A Mother

When you’re a child, she walks before you
To set an example.
When you’re a teenager, she walks behind you
To be there should you need her.
When you’re an adult, she walks beside you
So that as two friends you can enjoy life together.

– Unknown

27. Sunshine

My Mother, my friend so dear,
Throughout my life you’re always near.
A tender smile to guide my way,
You’re the sunshine to light my day.

— Anonymous

28. Blessing

There is no blessing
Quite so dear…
As a mom like you
To love year after year.

— Anonymous

29. Shortest Mother’s Day Poem

You’re my mother,
I would have no other!

— Forest Houtenschil

30. 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 dreamers wishing big things.
The world is your stage to display.
You can sing and you can dance.
Enjoy all that comes your way.

Little hopes in a great big world.
Nothing can stop your free spirit.
Make some noise, play a beat.
It’s beautiful music when I hear it.

Little kisses from my now big girl,
You’re growing up so fast it seems.
Pretty soon you’ll leave the nest
And fly after all of your dreams.

Little girl I love you,
And I love you even more.
Because I made a wish once,
And you’re what I wished for

• Casarah Nance

Funny Mother-Daughter Poems

What better way to bring a smile to your beloved mother’s or daughter’s face than by sharing a funny poem with them? Here are a few gems that we have picked out for you.

31. 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.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

— Anonymous

32. Please and Thanks

You taught me how to wash my face
And how to use the potty.
You made me eat up all my greens
And wiped my nose when snotty.

You taught me to say Please and Thanks,
Because politeness is the way,
So ‘Please’ can I borrow some money?
Just kidding. Happy Mother’s Day!

— Anonymous

33. For the Mom Who Has Everything

Mum, I know I owe you the world
And you deserve no less
But circumstances have unfurled;
I’m in a financial mess.
For your Mother’s Day party
I write for you this ditty.
My poetry skills are hearty
And cheap, but oh so witty!

— Anonymous

34. 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 Giffers

35. Untitled

Roses are red,
violets are blue.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
Sorry you didn’t give birth to a poet who could rhyme!

— Anonymous

36. Sweetest Girl

I’ve said it on Facebook
I’ve said it on Twitter
I’ve shown it on Instagram
I’ve let it out in the atmosphere
I’ve said it again and again
And I will say it once more
My daughter is the sweetest girl
That any parent ever bore
I love you

— Anonymous

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The bond between a mother and her daughter is a special one. And sharing poems that reflect your relationship helps you understand the purity and gravity of the bond. Be it an inspirational poem that highlights how much your mother/daughter means to you or one that will bring a smile to their faces, our list comprises it all. You can also customize the poems by adding your personal touch of love. Jot them down in a card or a piece of paper and give it to the one that lights up your world.

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Sravani holds a post-graduate degree in Biotechnology from SRM University, Chennai. Being an avid reader, she keeps herself up to date with research. Her interest lies in teaching new things to children in creative ways. For MomJunction, she covers literature and information/ facts articles for kids. Sravani likes to unwind by teaching to her son, spending time with her family,...
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