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How to Write Your Own Poem for Mom

"To the world you might just be one person,
but to one person you might just be the world."
~Author Unknown~

Mother is one of those few words whose very mention inspires a flurry of emotions in the heart of every person. The word Mother has stirred the imagination of people since time immemorial, resulting into a great outpouring of emotion, finding its way through poetry and literature.

We can all become poetic, in one way or the other, when it comes to describing or remembering our mom.

A few poetic words, expressing our love and care, mean the world to her. Poems are surely the best way to express our feelings on the Mother's Day.

Quick and Simple Tips

Be Honest: If you make your Mother's Day poem honest you will create a bold, expressive, and meaningful gift.

Title it With Meaning: You can help your poem stand out for years to come with something original and tied in with the content or meaning of the poem, like "Wonderful Mother," "I'm Happy You're My Mom," "Our Mother is the Sweetest," or "When Mother Reads Aloud."

Special Delivery: Read it aloud over breakfast, or make the presentation special and especially personal. Make it a moment she will always remember. You could also make the poem just a small part of a bigger gift, like a Mother's Day basket.

Aaah, Such Sweet Memories

One way to brainstorm a great Mother's day poem is to recount important or evocative memories and how they affected you.

First, compile a list of things that your mother has done for you that stand out in your memory. Remember the time that she comforted you on your first day of school? Or the time your mother was there for you when your own child was born?

Perhaps she made one of your birthdays more exciting by doing something unexpected. Maybe she helped you through an especially difficult time in your life.

Start with the memories that stand out to you and work from there. Remember, great Mother's Day poems don't have to rhyme, but if that was the direction you were planning to go in, it helps to make a list of words and what rhymes with them. Then you can add body to the Mother's Day poem with your memories.

For example: From the earliest moments I can remember, You were my biggest fan.

Your One and Only Mom

There's nobody quite like her - so why don't you describe mom, who she is, and what real things she does that make her essential to your life.

Think of your mother's great qualities. Perhaps your mother has a wonderful smile or a funny laugh. Maybe your mother makes the most delicious cake or has the best jokes.

Is she your best friend? The best grandmother to your children? Explain why!

Tell her how much you appreciate these things about her on this Mother's Day, like in this poem:

Mother is she who spends sleepless night to make you sleep
Mother is she who understands you from the very deep
Mother is she who will laugh and cry along with you.
Mother is she who teaches how to drink, eat and how to chew....

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

When you were just a little infant, your mom used to love how your face would light up with a great big grin at the sight of her face. Just to see mom seemed to fulfill one of your needs - but now, that isn't quite so obvious to her.

Tell your mother how beautiful she is to you, and how grateful you are that you have some of her physical features. Nothing flatters a mother more on Mother's Day than knowing you appreciate her sense of style and beauty!

Find a picture of her that shows her how beautiful she is, perhaps on her wedding day, and include it with your poem or use it as a reference for the next tip.

The "Touching" Mother's Day Poem

You can also find inspiration for your Mother's Day poem in concrete images, as opposed to big abstract terms. For example:

When Mother reads aloud, the past seems real as every day...

The line has got a picturesque quality and well describes how you enjoyed the stories which she read for you. There are many moments like these - help her know what stood out in your childhood.

Was it how she stood at the foot of the tree, ready to reach out her arms for you if a foot missed its hold? The way she gently reminded you to hold her hand to keep you safe crossing the street? Or was it how she was always watching from the doorway to make sure you made it on the school bus?

Be a Kid and Get Silly

Limericks are always a favorite with kids because they are supposed to be funny. There are five lines. The first, second, and fifth line rhyme with each other and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. Most begin with "There once was a . . . " Try it out to make your mom laugh!

"There once was a mom that I knew,
She lived with a dad in a shoe.
She washed all her kids' faces
And wrapped them with laces
To keep them safe when the wind blew.

There once was a wonderful mother,
She gave me a sister and brother.
Though sometimes we fight
It ends up all right
'Cause she is a mom like no other."

To the Letter

Be creative, think different, like writing a poem where the first letter of each line spells out "Mother's Day" or "I love you mom." Like this one:

M is for the million things she gave me.
O means only that she's growing old.
T is for the tears were shed to save me.
H is for her heart of purest gold.
E is for her eyes, with love light shining.
R means right, and right she'll always be.

Most Importantly...

Have fun! It doesn't matter whether you're a master poet or excellent speller - your love is sure to show through if you just do your best and enjoy the process. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be "made especially for my beloved Mom."


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