Poem for Children: Mothers Are People Too

Good morning!

Anyone who has a mother wave a hand in the air.

If you ARE a mother or do mothering, wave two hands cause it takes all hands on deck to mother.

I bet you figured out that I’m a mother. In the family I grew up in I’m even tall. My mother was (point) this high, but my dear midget Grandma was only this high (point)!

So mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Everyone wasn’t nurtured by a mother, and maybe another did the mothering, and to ALL of those, we honor each of you.

I wanted to write a poem that didn’t put mothers on a pedestal and didn’t put guilt on mothers who weren’t perfect (ahem, all of us?!). I wanted to honor mothers while empowering us to stand in the truth of our humanness. My desire was to teach children to honor mothers as real people:

So here goes:

Mothers Are People Too

I have a secret to tell you. I didn’t even know when I was a kid.

Every time I lift my hands, say it with me, “Mothers Are People Too.


Mothers used to be your size, just like you. They didn’t even know how to tie their shoe.
They grew up, but they still sometimes fall. They can be short, or they can be tall.

Because “Mothers Are People Too.”


Mother words can often be heard: Mother Lode, Mother Earth, Mother Ship, is there a Mother Ant?

But I bet you’ve already got the word. Mothers sometimes can and they sometimes can’t.

‘Cause “Mothers Are People Too.”


If you ever see your mother one day ask you to help with a bale of hay.

Or set the table or take out the trash, think about helping without asking for cash.

Because “Mothers Are People Too.”


Mothers take you to the store to buy, but as we all know; they can also cry.

Sometimes their feelings get hurt, or they skin their knees. So consider remembering to say to them, “Please.”

Cause “Mothers Are People Too.”


Mothers have been known to holler and dance with their friends, family or even in France.

They shine when they’re told “I love you.” And we all know a smile sure improves the view.

Because “Mothers Are People Too.”


The next time you see your mom in a crowd, go up to her ear and whisper clear.

Tell her then that you’re really quite proud to know her better year after year.

Because. . . “Mothers Are People Too.”


Copyright by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.


About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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One Response to Poem for Children: Mothers Are People Too

  1. Pingback: Mature and Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day for Seniors | Hildra Tague's Celebrations of Learning Blog

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