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What is a suitable Christian poem for Mothers Day?

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Some suitable Christian poems for Mother’s Day include “God’s Masterpiece Is Mother” by Herbert Farnham and “My Angel” by Breana D. Greathouse. Because there are so many suitable examples, when choosing this type of poem, take care to look for imagery and sentiments that appeal to the woman being honored with the poem.

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The pastoral imagery in “God’s Masterpiece Is Mother” appeals to many mothers, whom the speaker compares to fragrant flowers, morning dew and a calm sea, all images of strength and serenity. In particular, the poem’s closing may appeal to more traditional Christians: “Then God fashioned from these things / A creation like no other, / And when his masterpiece was through / He called it simply – Mother.” At 12 lines, the poem is short enough to fit inside greeting cards, be printed on table tents and read aloud at church services and other special events.

Another brief Christian poem (10 lines) for Mother’s Day, “My Angel” is more contemporary, comparing the challenges of motherhood to the duties of guardian angels – helping children realize their potential and worth, healing sickness and injury, mediating disputes and uniting the family in time of need. Like “God’s Masterpiece Is Mother,” the poem fits easily into many styles of observance, particularly its conclusion: “My angel is my guardian, my teacher and my friend, / but most of all my mother til the very end.”

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