One poem about the loss of a mother by an unknown author begins, "Once upon a memory / Someone wiped away a tear. Another such poem, also by an unknown author, begins, "God made a wonderful mother / And He gave that dear mother to me."
An unknown author wrote "A Mother's Crown" expressing the loss of a mother in the words, "Heaven lit up with a mighty presence/ As the Angels all looked down / Today the Lord was placing the jewels / Into my mother’s crown." American poet E.E. Cummings wrote a poem for his mother beginning, "If there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have / one."
Another American poet, Strickland Gillilan, wrote "The Reading Mother." Part of his poem includes the verses, "You may have tangible wealth untold / Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold / Richer than I you can never be / I had a mother who read to me."
Elvis Presley released a song called "Mama Liked the Roses" in tribute to his mother. The song included, "Oh, mama liked the roses / But most of all she cared / About the way we learned to live, / And if we said our prayers."