30+ Sweet And Inspirational Poems About Single Mom

Poetry helps express oneself beautifully, and single mothers’ poems are special for both the mother and the child. A mother’s responsibilities multiply when she’s a single parent. She must not only feed but also lead, nurture, and protect her kids. Mother serves as a role model for her children, and despite the challenges, she makes her kids become self-sufficient and lead happy lives.

We have shared some interesting single mother’s poems that may send to your mommy and bring a smile to her face.

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30+ Best Single Mom Poems

Single mothers walk through the challenges of motherhood and parenting with utmost determination and stand strong for their children without giving up to make them self-sufficient. If you want to express your love to your mother, check these single mom verses.

1. She Is A Single Mother

She is a single mother

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She is a single mother.
With a lot on her mind
She is strong and independent.
That’s really hard to find

She is always doing her best
To keep up a lovely home.
Even though sometimes deep down
She feels sad and alone.

Her kids keep her going.
Their the apple of her eye
They see her as a hero.
That’s something she won’t deny

Everything she does
It’s with happiness and love.
Each night before she goes to bed
She thanks the good lord above

For giving her the strength
To get through each long day.
But being the world’s great mom.
That’s something no one can take away.

— Movrike

2. A Baby Cries In The Middle Of The Night

A baby cries in the middle of the night.
She’s the only one to calm her screams.
Exhausted at 3 in the morning
Every night it’s the same thing.
She works two jobs just to make ends meet.
She wishes she had more time.
Guilt stricken for leaving her 10 hours.
At the Day Care, she picks her up each night.

Every night she says to her baby, holding her close as she fights sleep,
“Looking at that face, it’s so hard to see
What would life be like without you next to me?
I know things are hard, just the two of us, but we’ll somehow make it through.
Mommy didn’t mean for this to be so hard.
Just don’t forget I will always love you! ”

Left all alone to raise a child.
No child support to help her out.
But, money is hard to get when daddy isn’t around.
He wasn’t there to hold her hand when their baby took her first breath.
He hasn’t even seen how much she looks like him,
Before she was born, he was killed by a drunk driver in an awful wreck.
She still blames herself and is mad he left her alone.
But she looks at her and sees him and knows her heart is his home.

The day came when she took her first step.
She held her close and looked in her eyes, and it nearly scared her to death.
She could see her husband looking at her too.
A tear ran down her cheek, and she said,
“Honey, God might have taken Daddy to Heaven, but he will always be right here with you.”

—Rachael Ruyle

3. A Single Mom In A Man’s World

Single mom in a man's world

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Smart and driven from the start of her career.
She completed her doctorate with nothing to fear.
Teaching generations of managers was her gift.
Her students were never bored or left adrift.

And now another employee has gone for no reason.
For her, a new job, a new life, and a brand new season.
She is a gentle yet blunt soul.
Equal pay for equal work was her goal.

Let’s give her credit for raising two boys with plenty of love.
That talent or skill requires assistance from above.
Single mom’s have it tougher than you or me.
Women deserve every chance, can’t you see?

A good friend to me she has been.
I truly believe she has won in the end.
Fame, fortune, and love will be hers.
Not that I think that is all she prefers.

Recognition for a job well done.
This is why Rhonda’s work has
only begun.
One more line, and I’ll be through.
Rhonda Bell, I am proud of you.

— Manager Poet

4. Single Mother

The fact is, she is a single mother,
But that’s fine, it’s only making her stronger.
That is indeed a never ending job
But the only one done with much care and love.
When they are old enough to leave.
Ready to help them, she will always be.
As adults, they will be independant.
She hopes to raise them also to be brilliant.
But as a single mother that is a hard work to do.
She is courageous, that will surely get her through
— Melitza Paesch

5. I See Her Often Struggling All Alone

I see her often ….struggling all alone.
A diaper bag, pocketbook, and the baby.
The look of distress on her face as she pushes the stroller home.

She raises her child all by herself.
Her pockets are not overflowing ….which means she’s lacking wealth.

She shuffles off to work each day.
She’s wondering when they will increase the dollars in her pay.

Single mom to some, Superwoman to her kids…..no regrets, it is what it is.

How I admire her strength and drive.
She’s strong during the day, but at night she cries.
This is not the way it was supposed to be.
My child should be seeing double, not just me.

Her mind is steady racing, but this is not a race.
The thought started here, and now it’s in a different place.

The sacrifices and staying up late when her child is sick.
She’s snapping pictures at Christmas time as her daughter opens presents left by jolly ole Saint Nick.

She’s thankful for this precious jewel that she must shape and shine.
Smiling as she puts her child to bed because she has to be at work by nine.

There’s always something to be done, so there’s not much time to sit.
This is a full-time job and one which she can’t quit.

The cooking, the cleaning and washing clothes,
she’s looking for some tissues so she can wipe a runny nose.

She thinks she’s a single mom, but that’s not entirely true.
The Lord is guiding and assisting ….pulling her through.

Keep your head up, and don’t let anyone or anything bring you down.
A queen’s crown belongs on her head…..not upon the ground.

A dedication to the single mother’s……..Thank you for all that you do and have done.

— The Teacher

6. Happy

Single mother with son

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He cries for me when he leaves
with his father, the back and forth

Boomerang, you never expect
your child will become. The sudden

Woes of a two-year-old. The drama
of honey swirled incorrectly on oatmeal.

Should it have been doused
counter-clockwise? Three fires

have already been put out
in my house, this morning and I speak

without metaphor, about the imagination
of a two-year-old who seems to know

where I break, where my patience ends
and exactly where it will hurt worst

If a plastic fire truck slams into my shin.
Then, completely human, he senses

a crack in our connection, tantrum
suddenly ends, sticky hands grasp anybody

part in reach – the need to know
you are loved, even after

you’ve thrown your bowl of hot oatmeal
on the floor: “mommy, are you happy

because you love me?”

— Unknown

7. Mother’s Day

Here’s to the woman that sacrificed everything for her babies,
Through the bad days,
And the good,
You were always there,
For every achievement and mistake,
You loved us no matter what,
You were a single mother with two little girls,
Now you’re a mother to two grown women,
And a grandmother to 4 beautiful children,
We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for you,
Though what I say in this poem is true,
There are not enough words in the world,
To express how much we love you,
You are the glue to this family,
The missing puzzle piece,
The one who makes us whole,
No matter our age,
We will always need our mom,
So here’s to the woman that raised us,
And who continues to watch over us.
Happy mothers day, mom,
We love you.
— G.K.H, allpoetry.com

8. News Radio

I turn on the news. I turn
it off. I turn it on.

Off. I cry. I call
the lawyer to find out

when the divorce documents
will be ready to sign. I turn

on the news. I turn it off.
I text him a picture of our

son in a pumpkin patch.
I turn on the news.

I text him to say that our
son cried because

the little train was too loud
and squeaky, too scary. I turn

off the news. I turn it on.
Justice is only a word.

Cruel dictators die
rarely and how

does being cruel
to their corpse

make anything
better.

—Unknown

9. My Mom

My mom is very special

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My mom is very special,
My mom is very kind,
My mom always tells me I’m special,
She’s always on my mind.

My mom watches me grow,
My mom watches me cry,
Of course, she’ll always know,
She’ll never have to tell me good-bye.

My mom will always hug and kiss,
My mom will always care.
My days she will never miss,
Coz I’m her little teddy bear.

My mom is very special,
My mom is very kind,
My mom always tells me I’m special,
She’s always on my mind.

— Anonymous

10. This One Goes Out to the Single Mothers

This one goes out to the single mothers
The one’s who relied on no others
Takin’ care of sisters and brothers
Even if it meant giving them a mattress with no covers…
Because they tried as hard as they could.

Always working, sometimes multiple jobs
Staying prayerful answering to God
Putting up with whiny voices and complaints
But you know deep down inside, yo’ kids are really saints.

Oh, this one goes out to the single mothers
The ones who relied on no others,
Taking care of sisters and brothers
Even if that meant giving them a mattress with no covers…
Because they tried as hard as they could.

Making a fortune out of so little
Don’t touch her body: because of labor, it’s so brittle
Picking up kids from various places
And bending down to teach them how to tie shoelaces.

This one goes out to the single mothers
The ones who relied on no others,
Taking care of sisters and brothers
Even if that meant giving them a mattress with no covers…
Because they tried as hard as they could.

Now I know it’s hard being a queen all alone in your castle.
But like a graduate turning their tassel
One day you’ll know it’s worth the hassle.
And you’ll never feel like a vassal.

Now ladies, I know sometimes your mind gets lost in a haze
Because even Sirius Naze was raised by a single mother in ways.
My father was good, he did what he could from afar.
But at the end of the day, I didn’t ride in his car.

Keep your head up young ladies, embrace the change
Figure out how far you have to run and what’s the range.
You’ll solve all of your problems, you just don’t know how.
And if you’re a single mother or raised by one say it with me now:

This one goes out to the single mothers
The ones who relied on no others,
Taking care of sisters and brothers
Even if that meant giving them a mattress with no covers…
Because they tried as hard as they could.
— Sean Mitchell, allpoetry.com

11. Mother and Child

A mother’s love begins
Before the child is born
And lasts through time
And difficulties
And differences
And many wounds
And days of joy
And days of sorrow
Winding, wearing
Weeping, sharing
Changing
Until, at the end
What remains
Is that solid core
That began as love
Before the child was born.

— Anonymous

12. The Hand That Rocks The World

They say that man is mighty,
To do all the things you did,
He wields a mighty spectre,
O’er lesser powers that be,
But a mightier power and stronger,
Man from his throne has hurled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle,
Is the hand that rocks the world.

— William Ross Wallace

13. A Love Like No Other

I never knew love like this,
Until I became a mom,
A bond that’s strong and unbreakable,
Even when the days seem long.
As a single mother, I do my best,
To provide for you every day,
And in return, you give me a love,
That blows me away.

Your hugs and kisses, your laughter and smiles,
Are a light in the dark,
You make my heart overflow with joy,
And fill my life with a spark.

So here’s to a love like no other,
One that’s nurtured and grows,
My child, you are my heart and soul,
And the greatest love I’ll ever know.
— Anonymous

14. The Best Mom

Mom, you are the best mom in the world.
Of all the other moms, you are the best.
Many people are not as special as you are
Nothing in the world can compare how much I love you.
Got the best care I needed in the world
Unbelievable caring ness in a mother
Your kindness and great mood
Everything you give me is with the kindness of your heart.
Now I want to tell you “I love you with all my heart.”

— William Ross Wallace

15. A Single Mother Doesn’t Know Defeat

Another day of kicking ass,
Of waking up with pride.
She drives herself to work,
Smiling at the her, she’s left behind.

Another day of dreaming,
Reconnecting with her soul.
She spreads her wings to fly,
Peace of mind is her goal.

Another day of victories,
One foot in front of the other.
She sows the seeds of paradise.
From her strength as a mother.

When the moon shines bright inside her lair,
Another day complete,
She holds her children close with care.
A single mother who doesn’t know defeat.

Her heart aches with love and joy,
As she begins to pray.
She walks an unknown path,
Grateful for every single day.

— Cassie Faerber

16. My Little Miracle

The moment I held you in my arms,
I knew my life had changed forever,
You were my little miracle,
And we’d face the world together.

As a single mom, the road is tough,
But with you, it’s all worth it,
To watch you grow, learn and love,
Is a reward that never forfeits.

You inspire me with your resilience,
And your steadfast love and support,
Together, we’ll conquer anything,
Of this, I have no doubt.

So here’s to my little miracle,
Who brings joy to every day,
I’m so grateful for your presence,
In more ways than words can say.
— Anonymous

17. Single and Struggling

Single and Struggling mother

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As the yellow sun sets o’er the ocean
And deep darkness envelopes the earth.
As the world is rocked to sleep by the night’s rhythm
She stays awake, and with the stars keep watch

She’s often terrified. She’s often paranoid.
Alone and lonely; choked by the grip of terror
She watches helplessly as life slowly passes by
Hurt and vulnerable, she curses her miserable fate

Perched precariously on the edge of the night
She wonders what new mischief the dawn brings
She rocks the cradle, and sings, and dozes, and wakes.
A vicious cycle from which there’s no breaking

Always the last to bed; always the first to rise
The lives of wild, innocent little things rest on her shoulder
She cannot falter. She cannot break. She cannot rest
She cries in the rain and sends her miseries to the clouds

Life is not fair. The world is a cruel, dark place
She’s an object of undeserved neglect – a Cinderella
Still, I marvel at her strength and her pride
Her resilience, and instinct, her love, and affection

She’s a father, and a mother, and a doctor, and a cook
Roles she hadn’t wanted, duties life hadn’t prepared her for
Her hair suddenly greys, but I still see her beauty
Her skin quickly wrinkles, but I still see her radiance

—Ademola Adeyoju & Onashile Peace (Tolarnee)

18. Single Mother

She raised a family single,
Everyday was a battle,
Fighting to put food on the table,
Trying to make her kids lives stable,
All she did was hustle,
Written on her face was struggle,
But she was so humble,
Loving and gentle,
Cause her inspiration was the bible,
Made her kids stay out of trouble,
Stay free from the bottle,
She prayed that her kids never stumble,
And her kids made it with that victory title,
she is a mother and she was able.
— Matus Michael

19. Never Wanted To Be A Single Mother

Never wanted to do it alone,
Raise a child on my own,
One-sided without assistance,
Always believed two parents were needed.
For a child to go the distance
Fought to keep that dream alive,
Battled my own insecurities inside
Took a long time to realize
I would only fail if I didn’t try,
So I took a new approach.
I needed to change how I felt,
For the sake of my child’s happiness
It was time to do it by myself.
Had to let go of hopeful wishing,
Had to make some harsh decisions,
No longer waiting on another’s efforts,
Had to stop lingering for the better
Assuming one day, the other party would get it,
Stressing because that person doesn’t listen,
Taking away from all I could give
Had to grow up and let go
So that we could comfortably live
No more bread crumbs,
And dropping hints,
No more directions to follow and pointless fits
No more tears shed because of events missed.
Because when I only focus on us,
It is just pure happiness.
I know what I can do,
It is now clear to me,
No longer do I look for support.
To come to me,
I have everything inside that my child will ever need,
No end to how far I’ll go,
For I am willing to take the lead
Never wanted to be a parent,
I seen the responsibilities coming,
It is a shame that both parents.
Couldn’t hit the ground running,
But I am happy with my decision,
Wouldn’t change anything,
Couldn’t imagine my life now,
Without my bundle of joy breathing
I’ve also learned not to blame,
Not to even whisper ones’ name,
No need to bad mouth the other,
I am grateful we were lovers,
For I got the greatest gift,
And it is all mine,
I have the biggest role,
And that is just fine,
For the love I have is stronger than any other,
So when it all is said and done…
I am a PROUD single mother!

-Kayotic Konfessions

20. Mother’s Heart

In her heart, she carries love,
For her child, sent from above.
She may be single, but not alone,
For in her heart, her love is shown.
— Anonymous

21. To Our Single Mom On Father’s Day!

This poem is for our single Mom.
We hope it makes her laugh.
Because she’s like a dad as well
She’s never been just half!

So now that Father’s Day has come.
We couldn’t miss her out.
So
“HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, SINGLE MOM.”
We need to shout it out!

We hope you have a lovely day.
And celebrate in style.
You try your very best for us.
And always make us smile.

We’ve never felt we’re missing out.
Not having Dad around.
You’re the best of both worlds, really.
And you keep us safe and sound.

We won’t bring you a pipe and slippers.
That would seem quite mean.
But we’ll bring you a sparkling golden crown.
For our single Mom, our Queen!

Happy Father’s Day, Mom – We love you!

— Gerardo Campbell

22. My Hero, My Mom

“She gave me life.
She gave me talents.
She gave me the face I wear.
I look like her copy,
Yet I am so much more,
That “so much more”,
I learned from her,
From her mistakes.
She seems like the heroes
That rest inside the books.
She handles life,
Not always wisely,
But we always get though it unharmed.
She doubts herself,
Yet she’s the best leader;
She always finds the right solution,
From asking herself the same question,
Over and over again.
She’s brave.
She never runs away.
She faces trouble.
She does her best.
She is my mom.
Yet I see her like a sister,
My best old friend that knows so much.
She has her faults,
Don’t get me wrong.
Stress sometimes gets her,
At the end of the day.
But that is normal,
After all her tiring sacrifices.
Yet she is my hero.
She’s a single mother.
She works hard to make ends meet.
I admire her efforts,
And her determination,
To make life better.
She’s always reading with me,
Harry Potter
Or whatever books I read.
So I can debate with her.
Will Harry succeed?
Will he fail?
Mom always supports me,
In my important decisions.
She was my first poetry critic,
When I first started writing,
In English,
Three years ago.
She reads my poems,
She tells me what is right,
And we laugh about what’s wrong.
I thank her for all she’s done,
For all the times she opened my eyes,
For all the times she helped me,
For all the nights she didn’t sleep,
Because I was sick,
For all her efforts,
For all her support,
For being there,
For caring.
I love her.”
— Lune Argentie, allpoetry.com

23. Single Mother…

Single mother, I applaud thee,
For you are rare jewels, a precious commodity.
Taking on more than you can possibly bear,
Expanding your mind farther than you can comprehend.
You are not alone in this world,
To raise your children to be the finest, that they can be.
You walk blindly through life, wearing your heart on your sleeve,
At this moment, you are being commended, for being thee’.
You exude strength unbeknownst to me,
Guided by faith, so your heart is content
I know you often cry at night, thinking of how your life should be spent.
Quickly, snapping back, into reality.
For raising these children alone, is your God given destiny,
Single Mother, I applaud thee…You exude determined, focused energy.
For your life depends on that strength as you walk this journey
Through life’s discontent.

Although, you do not walk alone,
You are being guided, by forces known.
You often work so hard and long, doggishly tired and diligent
Accelerating the growth of that strong backbone,
That your child so relies upon.
Your selfless hardwork and efforts will pay off
As you wipe that sweat from underneath your bra.
For you are the bosoms of society – fullfilling life.
Birthing our worlds greatest commodities…bear the children,
Which are heaven sent, the fruits of your labor…God’s seed.
He’s smiling down proudly upon you, for all to see.
You will be rewarded for a job well…when your well deserved rest
Takes over thee’…for your son’s and daughters will be,
Pillars of the community…for God will not have it any other way.
Single Mother…I applaud Thee…for you have,
Faithfully braved Courage, each and every day.
For only God knows your treasures that lie ahead
For raising your sons’ and daughters’, making sure their well feed,
Nourished, body, and soul.
— Lana Grissom

24. My Everything

My child, my world, my everything,
I’ll be there through all life will bring.
I may be one, but my love is strong,
Together we’ll stride, forever long.
— Anonymous

25. Single Mom to Grandma

I was a single mom
when I was young
I loved first my Lord
and then my son.
My prayer was simple
every day
Dear Lord,
Please don’t take my son away.

I have had many losses
throughout my life
Divorced with a six year old
filled my world with strife
Things were tough
it was hard to succeed
God gave me the skills
and opportunities I needed.

There were times
I felt disowned
I was in this world
alone with my son
I never loved a person
as much as I loved him
He was my everything
keeping him close
was more than a whim.

Now he’s grown into a
fine young man
with a beautiful wife
and two children in hand
I love them all with my
whole heart
and now I pray, Lord,
Ne’er pull them apart
and dear Lord
always keep them near
Losing any one of them
Is more than I could bear.
Amen
— Francine, allpoetry.com

26. Braveheart

A brave heart beats within this soul,
For her child, she’ll reach her goal.
Through trials and struggles, she’ll never falter,
For in her heart, she’s a warrior.
— Anonymous

27. Happy Mother’s Day To Single Mothers

My heart goes out to single mothers
moreso that to the others
because their days are so long
Their daily lives so thankless
Their perseverance so strong
Living with the lover, lost
Knowing full well love’s true cost
Motherhood is sometimes so hard
Children dictate mothers very lives
For them they sacrifice a lot
And have nobody else to share with
the little that they’ve got
Sometimes without a helper or a friend
The weight of motherhood has no end
And eventually children grow
and are bound to go away
You only hope that they don’t stray
While your own heart is slow to mend
And maybe on Mothers day one year
Some thanks or greeting they will send
Most married women think they have it hard
But single mothers know the score
That single mothers have a harder chore
And so to you I wish you all
Rest before tomorrow’s endless call
A Happy Mother’s Day all the more

— James. T. Adair

28. Strength in Solitude

Alone, but never truly on my own,
I navigate this journey all alone,
My little one by my side,
Together, our love cannot be denied.
Single motherhood is no easy feat,
But through struggles and tears, I won’t be beat,
For my child, I will always fight,-To make everything just right.
There may be moments of doubt and fear,
But in my heart, I know I am near,
To the life I’ve always dreamed,
For me and my little team.
So here’s to the single moms,
Who rise above the many qualms,
Strength in solitude we find,
And a love that’s truly one of a kind.
— Unknown

29. A Tribute to Single Mothers

To all the single mothers out there,
Whose strength and resilience never cease to amaze,
I want to take a moment to acknowledge your hard work,
And the sacrifices you make each and every day.
You are the ones who wake up early,
To feed and dress your children with care,
Juggling work, home, and kids,
With grace and unwavering determination.
You are the ones who stay up late at night,
Worrying about bills, and homework, and life,
While holding your little ones close,
And assuring them that everything will be all right.
You are the ones who go without,
So that your children can have everything they need,
Who put your own dreams on hold,
To ensure their futures are filled with hope and possibility.
You are the ones who face the world alone,
Dealing with the judgments and stereotypes thrust upon you,
But who refuse to let them define you,
Or keep you from achieving your goals.
You are the ones who teach your children,
To be kind, to be strong, to be brave,
To work hard and follow their dreams,
To never give up, no matter what life brings their way.
So to all the single mothers out there,
Know that you are appreciated and admired,
That your love and dedication are not in vain,
And that your children are lucky to have you as their mother.
— Unknown

30. Strong Woman

A single mother, strong and bold,
Her story never has been told.
She carries burdens day by day,
Yet still manages to find a way.
— Unknown

31. Single mom

Three boys tucked in tight
A mother who sits by their side
They dont know she Cry’s every night
All she wants is to give them a good life
There daddy left never treated her right
Left alone she struggles but she trys
Three lives in her hands she has to fight
People talk down on her
She did things that wasn’t right
But what choice she had
when no one had her back
She done what she did all for her kids
To see them smile
she would give her life
A single mother who sacrificed
So alone at night she Cry’s
To be blessed to have made it this far
No matter how hard she won’t part
Them Lil boys own her heart
—Brokengurl94, allpoetry.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can poems about single mothers inspire others?

Single mother poems often describe how a woman single-handedly manages her house, work, and child’s activities with a smile. Such poems inspire women, who find their lives replete with difficulties, to not give up and keep working harder.

2. What impact can single mother poems have on society’s attitudes?

Single mothers have tough life, and these poems can be a good way to put it out to the world and sensitize people to understand and appreciate single parenthood.

3. How can poetry be used to encourage single mothers to feel empowered and confident?

Writing your mother a poem appreciating the efforts and sacrifices she has made for you will tell her that you value her. When she feels loved and appreciated, she will feel confident about handling things better for you and yourself.

Sending a single mother some single mothers’ poems is one of the best ways to appreciate one who is striving to succeed in life. You may choose poems that express the struggles of single moms and how they manage to overcome them. Make her feel proud with lines that appreciate her courage to be independent and take care of her family and how she motivates you. You may also choose poems that mention a single mom’s selfless maternal love that makes her forget to take care of herself while caring for the family.

Infographic: Helping Single Moms Thrive

Being a single mom isn’t easy, but your courage, determination, and unconditional love for your child keep you going. While you sail through all the challenges with a bright smile, there can be times when you feel overwhelmed. It’s then that going through positive affirmations can give you the strength and wisdom you need to be the super mom you are!

encouraging affirmations for single moms (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

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