Mother Poems

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Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan
by Moniza Alvi

They sent me a salwar kameez
      &nb sp;     peacock-blue,
                 & nbsp; and another
   glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
      &nbs p;     points curling.
   Candy-striped glass bangles
      &n bsp;     snapped, drew blood.
   Like at school, fashions changed
      &n bsp;     in Pakistan -


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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll


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Somebody's Mother
by Mary Dow Brine

The woman was old and ragged and gray,
And bent with the chill of a winter's day;
The streets were white with a recent snow,
And the woman's feet with age were slow.

At the crowded crossing she waited long,
Jostled aside by the careless throng
Of human beings who passed her by,
Unheeding the glance of her anxious eye.


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The Female Of The Species
by Rudyard Kipling

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail,
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag, the wayside cobra, hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can,
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail -
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.


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The Lanyard
by Billy Collins

The other day as I was ricocheting slowly
off the blue walls of this room
bouncing from typewriter to piano
from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor,
I found myself in the 'L' section of the dictionary
where my eyes fell upon the word, Lanyard.
No cookie nibbled by a French novelist
could send one more suddenly into the past.
A past where I sat at a workbench
at a camp by a deep Adirondack lake


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Recent Mother Poems
A Drunk With No Shame
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

She was a loving mom…
A good wife, too…
She cared for her family…
There was nothing she wouldn’t do…

She had three beautiful boys…
Her little ducks in a row…
They were always together…
They loved their mom so…


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My shadow, my girl
by Arshia Sheikh

You are my shadow, my girl,

For me you are like a string of pearl.

Your twinkling eyes brighten my day,

Your bubbly persona will always stay.

Fond of your love and care,


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by Arshia Sheikh

Motherhood requires hard work,

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world.

Having kids is the great responsibility,

Making them kind, is the real beauty.

Being mother, you have to think twice,


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Only Because Of You
by Fathima Shihabudeen

When I was my own enemy
You were my friend
When I felt empty
You made me feel whole

When the world was against me
You stood by my side
When I was unhappy
You became my joy


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Ain’t Life Granne!
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

She’s frequently there with an opinion…
Often willing to share free advice…
She wants us all to find a way to be happy…
And to one another she wants us to be nice…

She has forever been an wonderful mother…
And she continues to be one to this day…
But if we do something to get on her bad side…
We should do our best to stay out of her way…


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Popular Famous Poets about Mother
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field (35 poems about Mother)
    2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore (33 poems about Mother)
    Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
  •  Homer
    Homer (30 poems about Mother)
    Disputed - c 850 B.C.E. / Disputed
  •  Julia Ann Moore
    Julia Ann Moore (17 poems about Mother)
    Julia A Moore] (1847-1920 / United States
  • Frances Ellen Wat Harper
    Frances Ellen Wat Harper (14 poems about Mother)
    24 September 1825 – 22 February 1911 / Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (13 poems about Mother)
    28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889 / Stratford, Essex
  • Marriott Edgar
    Marriott Edgar (10 poems about Mother)
    1880 - 1951 / Kirkcudbright / Scotland
  •  Ovid
    Ovid (10 poems about Mother)
    43 BCE - 17 CE / Rome / Italy
  • Augusta Davies Webster
    Augusta Davies Webster (10 poems about Mother)
    30 January 1837 - 5 September 1894 / Dorset, England
  • Russell Edson
    Russell Edson (8 poems about Mother)
    1935 - 2014 / Connecticut, United States
Popular Poets about Mother From Members
  • Arshia Sheikh
    Arshia Sheikh (2 poems about Mother)
    June 7,1982-Lucknow
  • Mattia Tarantino
    Mattia Tarantino (1 poem about Mother)
    February 9, 2001 - Napoli
  • Dr Sandeep Kumar Jaglan
    Dr Sandeep Kumar Jaglan (1 poem about Mother)
    Born in 1988, Haryana, india
    HARAPRASAD CHATTERJEE (1 poem about Mother)
    Febraury 9 2000 India
  • Aryan Bhardwaj
    Aryan Bhardwaj (1 poem about Mother)
    November 6,2003-karnal
  • Ujjawal Gaur
    Ujjawal Gaur (1 poem about Mother)
    May 12, 1996 - India
  • Srinal .
    Srinal . (1 poems about Mother)
    September 13, 2001 - India
  • Soumalya Chatterjee
    Soumalya Chatterjee (1 poem about Mother)
    March 27, 2003, WB, INDIA.. An amateur writer. Emotional. Depressed. Write poems doing the pen in my own blood.
  • Awwab Paracha
    Awwab Paracha (1 poems about Mother)
    Born in Pakistan but currently living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 14, 2005
  • Shay Grace
    Shay Grace (1 poems about Mother)