30+ Beautiful Poems About Parents

Parents’ love for their children is unconditional and selfless. No matter what you do, you will never be able to pay back for what your parents have done for you. Writing poems about parents or dedicating one to them can be the most special way of expressing your love for them.

However, when your heart is filled with gratitude and love, you want to give your parents something in return. Giving them little gifts, warm hugs, and express through words of appreciation can completely make their day. However, nothing can be as heartwarming as expressing your feelings through an eloquent poem.

If you feel you are not good at playing with words, this post brings you some beautiful poems and verses for parents that can make their hearts melt in a moment.

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Poem About Parents’ Love

Here are some poems that can reflect your love and adoration for your parents.

1. A Tribute To Family

“I don’t know when it started,
Or how it all began,
But God created families,
As only our Lord can.
He was teaching what it means
To love, honor, and obey.
He wanted a strong bond
That we don’t see too much today.
He wanted someone to hold us
And show respect for others.
He wanted someone who’d be gentle,
So he created mothers.
He wanted someone strong,
A support filled with love,
So he created fathers,
Sent from heaven up above.”

— Michelle A. Moran

2. The Lessons They Teach

“Our parents teach us the lessons of life
Not just through the words they say
But also through their resilient strife
To lead by example every day
They show us what it means to work hard
And how to persevere through any pain
They instill in us values to discard
And help us grow into who we are today.”

— Unknown

3. To Mom And Dad

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“Memories are one of the true riches
That life offers, and right now,
So many wonderful thoughts fill my mind.
They are very special because
They are our own to treasure forever.
From the time I was a child,
I have been blessed with
The strength and support you give.
You have placed your trust in me,
And I know I can never repay you
No matter how hard I try.
I have seen in you a God-given love
And you have shown this love for me
In everything you have done.
May God bless your lives
As fully as I have been blessed because of you.
I Love You!”

— Unknown

4. My Parents

“You are both special in every way,
Encouraging me more and more each passing day.
You both are the reason why I’m so strong.
With you two at the helm, not a thing could go wrong.
You’ve both helped me through many trials and tribulations.
You’ve made things better in every situation.
Thank you both for always being there
And showing me that you truly care.
Words could never explain how I feel about you,
But I hope you know that I truly love you two!”

— Brittany Wright

5. Parents

“Parents are always there
Always letting you know they care
In the darkness they are the light,
They can make even the darkest days bright.

Earwigs, roaches and spiders, they’re not scared of any
For our happiness they’d trade every penny.
They scare away the monsters from beneath our bed,
‘I’ll love you forever’ they’ve often said.

They also nag and give us curfews
More and more responsibilities to review
‘No going on dates till your 16’
When you go out fill the car with gasoline

They always tell us to shoot for the stars,
Who knew love could be so hard?
No matter how much you hated them and thought they were wrong,
You still miss them when they are gone.

Parents will forever be our friends,
And love us unconditionally till the end.”

— Christine Mulvihill

6. Mother & Father

“Children are what the mothers are.
No fondest father’s fondest care
Can fashion so the infant heart
As those creative beams that dart,
With all their hope and fear, upon
The cradle of a sleeping son.

His startled eyes with wonder see
A father near him on his knee,
Who wishes all the while to trace
The mother in his future face;
But it is to her alone uprise
His waking arms; to her those eyes
Open with joy and not surprise.”

— Walter Savage Landor

7. The Greatest Parents On Earth

“I will never take for granted
how greatly I’ve been blessed;
For when it comes to parents,
Mom and Dad, you are the best!
You nurtured and protected me
and taught me with great care.
And every time I’ve needed you,
you were always there.
If you could look into my heart,
how quickly you would see
the special place you hold there
and how much you mean to me.
May you receive the blessings
you are so deserving of
for your caring and your sharing,
and each sacrifice of love.

And may you carry in your hearts
these words forever true…
No parents anywhere on earth
could be more loved than you.”

— Ron Tranmer

8. My Parents, My Heroes

“My parents are my greatest heroes,
For they help me defeat my foes.
Without them, I wouldn’t be here now.
To follow their ways is my vow.
The love and support they give me,
Gives me so much glee.
They always show me that there is hope,
At times when I can’t cope.
I’ll always love and obey them,
And treasure them like a gem.
I’ll always give them praise,
For they put a smile on my face.”

— Lucy Ginny

Poems About Mother

You cannot appreciate all the things that your mother does for you. Her love for her children has no bounds at all, and all she needs are a few kind words that can melt her heart. Here, we have a couple of lovely poems you can use to share your sentiments about your mother.

9. To My Mother

“Because I feel that, in the Heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of “Mother,”
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you—
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you
In setting my Virginia’s spirit free.
My mother—my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I loved so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.”

— Edgar Allan Poe, poetryfoundation.org

10. A Mother’s Love

“A mother’s love is a force to be reckoned with
Unconditional and unwavering
It’s the kind of love that never quits
Even when life’s struggles are devastating
She stands tall through the storm
And lifts us up when we’re down
Her heart is our shelter from harm
Her love, our safe haven, profound.”

— Unknown

11. Super Mom

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“Mom, you’re a wonderful mother,
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel like I belong.

You’re patient when I’m foolish;
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do almost anything;
You’re the master of every task.

You’re a dependable source of comfort;
You’re my cushion when I fall.
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.

I love you more than you know;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You’d be the one I’d select!”

— Joanna Fuchs

12. You Are My Heart And Soul

“Thank you…
For standing by me through thick and thin,
For not giving up on me when I didn’t win,
For your patience when I kept pushing you away,
For caring when I said I didn’t need you anyway.

I am grateful knowing…
I can count on your strength,
Ask for your support and know you’ll go to any length.
When I lose my way,
You help me get back on track.
When in pain,
Your comfort soothes and brings me back.

I am lucky because…
When I was sad, you gave me faith and hope.
When I was confused, you taught me how to cope.
When I felt I couldn’t go on,
You carried me long miles.
When I didn’t believe,
You restored my smiles.

Mom, thank you…
For your guidance and the faith you’ve shown,
For giving me a safe place where I have grown,
For showing me how to strive.
Because of your love,
I will survive.”

— Elizabeth A. Robinson

13. The Love Of A Mother

“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.”

— Unknown

14. A Mother’s Love

“A mothers love is everlasting, forever
A mother and her child will always be together
A mothers love for her child through the smiles and the tears
Will stay strong for years and years
A mothers love will never die
Even if sometimes her child makes her cry
A mother can really reach up high, and touch the sky
When next to her is her child
A mothers love will reach beyond the grave
When a mother is with her child she will always be brave
Two children or one, daughter or son
More precious than the stars above
You can never take a mothers love.”

— Natasha Potter

Poems About Father

We usually talk less about our fathers in comparison to how much we speak of our mothers. In any case, fathers will always be our heroes, and they have a great impact on our life. Let’s have a look at a couple of poems about a father’s love. These stanzas are a homage to the praise and love our fathers deserve.

15. My Father’s Song

“Wanting to say things,
I miss my father tonight.
His voice, the slight catch,
the depth from his thin chest,
the tremble of emotion
in something he has just said
to his son, his song:

We planted corn one spring at Acu-
we planted several times
but this one particular time
I remember the soft damp sand
in my hand.

My father had stopped at one point
to show me an overturned furrow;
the plowshare had unearthed
the burrow nest of a mouse
in the soft moist sand.

Very gently, he scooped tiny pink animals
into the palm of his hand
and told me to touch them.
We took them to the edge
of the field and put them in the shade
of a sand moist clod.

I remember the very softness
of cool and warm sand and tiny alive mice
and my father saying things.”

— Simon F. Ortiz

16. My Papa’s Waltz

“The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.”

— Theodore Roethke,poetryfoundation.org

17. The Perfect Father

“I love you because you’re my father,
But you’re really so much more;
You’re a guide and a companion;
You and I have a great rapport.

You pay attention to me;
You listen to what I say.
You pass on words of wisdom,
Helping me along the way.

Whenever I’m in trouble,
You always have a plan.
You are the perfect father,
And I’m your biggest fan.”

— Karl Fuchs

18. My Father’s Hands

“My father’s hands were always rough
But they held me with such tenderness
His strong embrace was more than enough
To make all my fears disappear, no less
He worked tirelessly day and night
Just to give us everything we need
To see him strive with all his might
Was a testament to his love indeed”

— Unknown

Thank You Poems For Parents

Our parents do everything for us. Sometimes, appreciating them and saying thank you would fill their hearts with the warmth of love. We have a list of a few ‘thank you poems for parents’ as a tribute to show your gratitude for all that they do.

19. Thank You

“Thank you, dear parents, for all you’ve done
For being our shining stars and guiding light
Your love has shone brighter than the sun
And helped us through even the darkest of nights
We may not always show it, but please know
That your sacrifices and hard work don’t go unseen
Your love has helped us to flourish and grow
Into strong, capable adults, confident and keen.”

— Unknown

20. Thanking My Parents

“I’ll always give thanks to my dad
For giving me all that I had,
For always being a such a great father figure
He indeed was my hero.
He was always there when needed
And his words and advice I always heeded,
Whatever he asked I would always do
Because he was always true.

I’ll always give thanks to my mom
For always reciting to me a psalm,
And for always putting her child first
Even when she did hurt.
She taught me how to treat all others
As they all were my sisters and brothers,
Even if they were a different color than me
We all belonged to the same family.

I will always give thanks to my parents
For always being transparent,
They were always there at my side
From their children they would never hide
They never left me behind
They taught me not to hate, but to be kind,
And because of them both
To become a good parent myself I took an oath.”

— Randy L. McClave

21. Thank You To My Parents

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“Thank you for always being there
and knowing just what to do
Thank you for knowing the words to say
when I’m feeling way beyond blue

Thank you for patiently listening
to all my worries and stresses
Thank you for caring enough
to get me out of all my messes

Thank you for being a phone call away
or around the corner to run to
Thank you for your door always being open
and knowing just what to do

Thank you for being my constant support
when I didn’t think I could cope
Thank you for lifting my spirits
and letting me know there is hope

Thank you for being the best parents
a daughter could ever wish for
I love you with all my heart
today and forever more.”

— Unknown

22. The World Is Colorful Because Of You

“For everything you have done,
I can’t compare your love to anyone’s.
I may have been difficult.
I may have been foolish.
But you have stuck by me without any excuses.
I now understand what you meant when you said,
‘I walked so you can run.’
The person I’ve become, I owe it to you.
You’ve given me a life with every shade and hue.”

— Benidamika J. Latam

23. Thank You, Mom

“You are the core of my very existence
You are the first friend that I know
You have taught me how to live my life
You have always been my guiding light.
You made me realize that no dreams are way too far
I hope one day to become the woman that you are
When I come home after a bad day
You are always there to take all the pain away.”

— Unknown

24. Thanks Mom And Dad

“As we go on down life’s path
With all its wonders and dreams
We often fail to take notice
Of what life really means
So I’m going to take one moment
To give my point of view
That there is no finer parents
Than I find in both of you
Now I’m giving all my thanks
To the Heavens up above
For giving me the wisest parents
To whom I give my love
So thank you mom and dad
Just for always being there
And showing that we’re truly loved
And that you really care.”

— Sammie Kelley

25. The Gift

“To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade.
Before the story ended, he’d removed
the iron sliver I thought I’d die from.

I can’t remember the tale,
but hear his voice still, a well
of dark water, a prayer.
And I recall his hands,
two measures of tenderness
he laid against my face,
the flames of discipline
he raised above my head.

Had you entered that afternoon
you would have thought you saw a man
planting something in a boy’s palm,
a silver tear, a tiny flame.
Had you followed that boy
you would have arrived here,
where I bend over my wife’s right hand.

Look how I shave her thumbnail down
so carefully she feels no pain.
Watch as I lift the splinter out.
I was seven when my father
took my hand like this,
and I did not hold that shard
between my fingers and think,
Metal that will bury me,
christen it Little Assassin,
Ore Going Deep for My Heart.
And I did not lift up my wound and cry,
Death visited here!
I did what a child does
when he’s given something to keep.
I kissed my father.”

— Li-Young Lee, poetryfoundation.org

26. Because They Love Me

“When I am sad, they comfort me.
When I am sick, they care for me.
When I misbehave, they discipline me.
Because they love me.
When I need help, they help me.
When I lose all faith, they help me regain it.
When I need forgiveness, they forgive me.
Because they love me.
When I am cold, they give me shelter.
When I need help with my homework, they help me the best they can.
When I am lost, they will come and find me.
Because they love me.
When I feel dumb, they let me know I am smart.
When I am made fun of, they tell me I am special.
No matter what happens, I know they will always be there.
Because they love me.”

— Jenna Fowler

27. Whenever I Needed You

“Whenever I needed you
You were just a call away
Even though I held the phone
And had nothing to say
You both always understood
Whenever I wanted to cry
To explain my problems
I never had to try
Thanks for always being there
For watching my back
Without parents like you
My life wouldn’t be on track
Thank you.”

— Unknown

Short Poems On Parents

If you are looking for short poems to celebrate your parents’ special day or to write them on the greeting card, then we have a few of them here for you.

28. Through All My Worries

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“Through all my worries
All my stress
Through all my hassles
All the mess
Because of you
I stayed afloat
That is the reason
I want to thank you both”

— Unknown

29. Mother And Father

“I don’t need Father’s Day
To say I love you dad
Buying gifts on Mother’s Day
Is just another fad
Giving thanks to my parents
Each and every day
Is how I’ll express my gratitude
For showing me the way.”
— Unknown

30. Mom Dad

“Mom Dad
Just letting you know
You both are no less than the best
I go ahead and would like to bow
Now I realize
You both, in my life,
Are my biggest prize.”

— Unknown

31. Super Mom And Super Dad

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“I’m so lucky
To have mommy
And daddy like you,
My life is so much sweeter
Because I could not get anything better,
Thank you for being my super-duper parents!”

— Unknown

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any common themes or motifs in poems about parents?

Selfless love, sacrifice, guidance, protection, and the passing of time are some common themes and motifs in poems about parents. Some poems about parents talk about the nature of parent-child relationships at different stages of life, conflicts, misunderstandings, and reunion.

2. What emotions do poems about parents often evoke in readers?

Poems about parents often bring readers a range of feelings, including nostalgia, thankfulness, sadness, joy, and reflection.

3. How do poems about parents typically explore the relationship between parents and their children?

Poems about parents can depict the various dynamics of a parent-child relationship, such as times of close connection, challenges and disagreements with the growing age, and the influence of parenting on the child’s identity and development.

4. How have poems about parents changed over time or across different cultures and literary traditions?

Poems about parents have changed over time and across cultural and literary traditions. While some cultures, particularly those from the past, show parents as power and dignity holder, others highlight the support and encouragement that parents provide to their children.

5. Can poems about parents provide insight into larger societal issues?

Yes. Poems about parents can shed light on societal problems such as family dynamics, generational conflict, and cultural values. They may represent shifting attitudes towards parenthood over time, their role in society, and the influence of social and political factors on family life.

Having caring and supportive parents is the greatest blessing for anyone. Parents put in ceaseless efforts and unconditional love to provide a cool shade above their children’s heads. They may be strict at times, but they are the only ones you will find by your side under any circumstance. They are your first teachers and heroes. These heartfelt poems about parents are a beautiful way to express your love and gratitude towards them. Read them aloud on special occasions or draw inspiration from them to pen down your creation.

Infographic: How To Make Your Poem The Best Gift For Your Parents

Presents are great, but sometimes a sincere poem expressing gratitude and love for your parents is all they need to brighten their day. So if you want to give one to your parents, this infographic has some tips on how you can make it an emotional and touching gift.

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Key Pointers

  • Crafting poems dedicated to your parents emerges as a small yet meaningful verbal avenue for expressing your profound love for them.
  • Poems like ‘A Tribute to Family,’ ‘The Lessons They Teach,’ or ‘My Parents’ act as lyrical reminders of the valuable lessons conveying a sense of gratitude.
  • Specific poems like ‘My Father’s Hands’ or ‘A Mother’s Love’ reflect the strength and guidance fathers provide and the comforting warmth of mothers.
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Parents show their unconditional love through their caring actions for us. But how often do we show our love for them? Here is a poem to inspire you to tell you parents what they mean to you.

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