Mothers Day Poem

Mothers Day Without Mom Poem

This is my first mothers day without my mom. I always gave her flowers and roses were her favorite. I wanted to do something for mama so I wrote this poem for her. If this is your first mothers day without your mother I hope this poem will bring you comfort.

Roses For Mama

© Lynn Casstevens
Lord, are there roses in your garden
On the shores of jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
For you see, today is mothers' day
And I can't visit my mom
For it wasn't very long ago
The angels came and took her home.
So if there are roses in your garden
On the shores of Jubilee
Would you pick a dozen of your best
And deliver them for me?
Would you take them to my mother
And tell her that I love her.
Tell her that I miss her
In oh! So many ways
But I have joy in knowing
We'll meet again someday
And we'll pick roses together
On the shores of Jubilee.

Written by: Lynn Casstevens May 1, 2008
On the shores of Jubilee.


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Published: May 2008

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  • Hello I'm just leaving a comment because your poem really touched my heart... See my grandmother just passed away a month ago and she was like my second mom I loved her and this will be a sad mothers day without her...We used to do everything together but like your poem said we will meet again sum day!.!.!.!.

    Danielle Submitted Mar 2009
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  • Your poem touched me deeply. My mom just passed away and it has been hard to do things at times. At times I think I hear her calling me, but it is my heart that is crying. Mama loved roses and so on her grave I will be placing her favorite red and white roses. I know as she looks down she will smile and I will send her a kiss to heaven. Thanks for the poem

    Sandra Submitted Apr 2009
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  • I lost my mother in September and miss her so much. I know that Mothers Day will be a hard day for me this year. Thank you for the beautiful poem. It really touched me. God Bless

    Claudia Lee Submitted May 2009
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  • I just wanted to let you know that this poem touched way down deep. Mmy mom passed away 2 years ago of ovarian cancer and life gets harder and harder everyday now that's she's gone. I have been bounced from house to house. but now I am finally stable in one home. And it just hurts every mother's day she isn't around. but this poem got me through last mothers day and hoping it will get me through the one coming up....BRIT

    Brittany, USA Submitted Jan 2010
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  • When I read this poem I started crying. I lost my mom 15 years ago at the Thanksgiving Holiday. My mom was my best friend as my daughter has told me that I am her best friend. My mom has been more on my mind (more so than usual) for the past few months. She grew roses and she was ready to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus. Thank You so very much for this poem.

    Jo, Indiana Submitted Apr 2010
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  • It's really sad to know that you all have lost such a lovely and precious personality.....Thanks to ALLAH that I have my Mom. But still this poem touched me for its sad and innocent expression. Thanks for this beautiful poem.

    Zahida, Qatar Submitted Aug 2010
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  • This is a beautiful poem. It touched my heart. It wasn't my first Mother's Day without my mother but my second. It doesn't get any easier. Thank you for writing and sharing this beautiful poem.

    Claudia Lee, Baytown Texas Submitted Aug 2010
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  • I love this own mother passed away 5 months ago, December of 2010 and so this mothers day will be very hard for me to deal with as it will be my first that she is away from home, my mothers favorite flower was always roses, so this poem really touches me and makes me think of my mother, as hard as that is to do sometimes without crying..thanks for writing such a beautiful poem....

    Geri, California Submitted May 2011
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  • Really touching poem about your mother. I lost my mother 45 years ago when I was only 20, and a brand new mother myself. Waked her on her last mothers day, my first one and my fathers birthday so it is not a easy holiday for me...even all these years later. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt feelings for others to see and feel for themselves.

    Sue, Illinois Submitted Jun 2011
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  • Some of your poems are really touching to me. My mother passed away with lung cancer in Feb. 2005 not a day goes by that I don't think about her and wish I could here her voice, she left us a letter and said when you are missing me go out and look up into the sky and I will be the brightest star looking back at you, my daughter was pregnant with her first great grandchild that she never got to see, but I have taught her about her great nanny and we look up at the stars and pick out the brightest one and know that it is great nanny and if I some how forget she reminds me look for the brightest star she is Olivia and she is 6 now.

    Sherry Cagle, Tiptonville Tn Submitted Dec 2011
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  • A very impressive poem. I never imagined that Mam will depart me one day because I was very attached to her. But it happened after a short period of illness.
    I do not know how that sad day passed but the first night after her passing away I saw her in a dream coming and offering me a cup of milk. She was beautiful..not sick. I felt she is in a more beautiful and peaceful place .

    Zena, Cairo Submitted Feb 2012
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  • My mother died in September, though she was unable to recognize us as her sons and daughters, she was always very sweet to us. She felt comfort, and secure with us. She loved to the last day music and roses, she used to cultivate them. Her garden was so so beautiful. I missing her so much. Thank you for your poem. It is as beautiful as a rose. We are so blessed to had a mother as them.

    Carmen Salcido, Yuma, Az Submitted Feb 2012
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  • You wrote your feelings for dear mother so well, that while reading I send the same request to God to send flowers to my mother to. Mothers are such that no one on earth can take their place. In our religion, we are taught that if we want to go to heaven we have to find it under the feet of mother.

    Iqbal Nafar Submitted Mar 2012
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  • What a beautiful poem. It says everything that anyone whose lost their Mum must feel. I lost my Mum 40 years ago when I was 18 and there is not a day that goes past that I don't miss her. I went on to have 5 children and now 9 Grandchildren whom she never saw but I'm sure that she watches over us all and they all know what a wonderful person that unfortunately they never got to know. Mum use to say you won't miss me till I'm gone and never was there a truer word said. For those still lucky enough to still have your Mums cherish and tell them you love them its not quite the same saying it to a picture. Thanks once again for sharing your beautiful poem which has brought back such lovely memories. God Bless

    Eleanor Bruce, Ramsey Isle Of Man Uk Submitted Mar 2012
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  • Lovely poem, I lost my Mum 22 years ago but it is an appropriate poem and tribute to my

    Ann Larman Submitted Mar 2012
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  • This is soo beautiful! I used it to send greetings to my mother in law. Very touching.

    Lauren Crawford, Plainfield. Submitted Mar 2012
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  • I don't have no story to share, but just reading this poem makes me even more appreciative of my mother.

    Thomas Submitted Jan 2013
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  • What a touching poem, our family lost our mom just a few days past her 100th birthday and this poem expresses exactly how I feel.

    Diane Hackler, Redding, CA Submitted May 2013
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  • Roses for Mama was written for me. My mother died two years ago after a short illness. She had her ways and was very strict when we grew up. We were taught to honor our parents, so as I write this I am so moved that someone has had the same experience. I used to send my mother flowers also and she used to say why don't you send me the money instead. That hurt me a lot when she would say this to me; not that she wanted the money, when all I really wanted was for her to be happy and know I loved her. Yet when I read this poem I still want to give her flower and can't. Love is a strange thing. I am learning still even though today is my sixty third birthday. One day I will meet my mom on the shores of Jubilee and then we too can pick flowers of any kind together, even roses.

    Robbie, Brooklyn NY Submitted May 2013
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  • It is not my first Mother's Day without my Mom ... it will be the thirty-first .... but it doesn't make the missing any less ... and for some reason this year seems especially hard. Thank you for your poem because I definitely believe I will see her again on the shores of Jubilee.

    Kathy, Arlington VA Submitted May 2013
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  • I am very touched reading beautiful poem. I lost my Mom in 2000 and a brother in 2013. I also lost my 6 year old niece in 1992 and my Husband in 1994 who I loved very much. So this poem touched me many many ways.

    Canda Submitted 2/9/2014
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  • Thank you for such a beautiful poem, my mum died 2 years ago on Christmas Day, my dad died 3rd December 2013. It is very painful to lose ones parents. My mum loved her pink and white roses, and I shall be putting these on her and dads grave next Sunday on Mother's Day.

    Beautiful words, and inspiring, because I know I shall her again one day.

    Hazel Barratt, England Submitted 3/22/2014
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  • Your poem made my cry. I lost my mother to breast cancer 31 years ago when I was 17. The following year was really hard especially the months April (her birthday) then of course May. Those months are still hard. Thank you again for that poem..

    Kim, Iowa Submitted 4/30/2014
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  • I love your poem we should all embrace our moms with love and honor. Mothers work very hard to keep love in the family. I miss my mom very dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think or cry about her. You see my mom passed away 40 years ago and to me it was just yesterday that she went to be with the Lord. I'm a merchant seaman I carry the same picture of my mom and dad who also has passrd away. I have been carrying that picture of them with me every where I go since 1976. I too can't wait to be with them that's when I was the happiest in my life. We did everything together as a family. I know God counts our tears and that lets Him know how much we miss our moms He stores them to shower us in heaven. Lessen to the song by Mercyme ; how great is your love and let it rain down on you beloved.

    Saraland, Al Submitted 5/9/2014
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  • My 12 year old brother lost his mom at 6 and when I read this I thought about him.

    Johnnel, Houston Tx Submitted 5/11/2014
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  • My mama has been gone since January 2002, but it always seems as if it were yesterday. Enjoyed the poem a lot, just letting me know others are going through the same loss and sadness, thanks enjoyed it....

    Liz, Arizona Submitted 5/11/2014
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  • Your poem made my cry. I lose my mom to cancer. My mom is my everything.

    Nimawi Submitted 7/14/2014
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