Inspirational Poems

Poems That Inspire and Influence

Life is a lot of work. What is it that gives us the strength to continue when we are tired and burned out? Sometimes an inspirational idea can help us renew ourselves and be filled with strength to fulfill our life's purpose. Inspiration comes in many forms. However, the root of all inspiration is the idea that our lives are meaningful. Inspiration is knowing that what I do matters deeply to the universe. When you have the feeling that your actions are meaningful, you will become filled with strength and vigor to fulfill your life's purpose.

Motivational and Uplifting Poetry

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Encouraging Poem To Let Go Of What Hurts You
Pain Ends

Breathe in the fresh air,
Put your mind at ease.
Let down your hair,
Let it flow in the breeze.

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This was a great poem! I love how it encourages the reader to love themselves, forgive themselves, and release all negative thoughts.

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Encouraging Others To Make The Most Of Time With Loved Ones
  • By Jennifer Fernandes
  • Published: April 2015
Don't Wait Until I Am Gone

Treat me with love, dignity, respect and compassion
Now as I am healthy, vibrant and alive.
Don't wait to hear that I am sick and dying
To love me the way I was meant to be loved.

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Hi Miranda, sorry for what your situation is. I feel your pain with the situation because my dad is in the same situation as your mom. This poem strengthens those who read it and trickles...

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Inspirational Poem About Sister
The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

In Loving Memory of Kelly Doe

She never got to dance
Or go to her own prom.

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I have a daughter. I feel blessed whenever I see my daughter. I was touched by this poem. I will surely teach my daughter that she should never give up.

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Poem Of Strength
Mighty Oak

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Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see
Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
Though storm clouds hover above you,
Your branches span the sky,

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I live in San Antonio, TX. There's an oak tree that's 200 years old. I walk to it and stop to look at it and touch it and pray 'cause it looks like the face of Jesus where a branch is cut...

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Inspiring Change For Addicts
  • By Zeb Edington
  • Published: October 2008
Dear Addiction

I'm writing this to you,
Telling you we're through.
I can't take you anymore,
Don't know what I liked you for.

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This poem has really told the truth. I'm a recovering addict. I've been clean for 2 years, and I have come a long way. I did not go to a rehab. I did it with God's help, and I will never go...

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Poem About Your Strength
You Will Never See Me Fall

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You may see me struggle,
but you won't see me fall.
Regardless if I'm weak or not,
I'm going to stand tall.

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God bless you. I so admire your tenacity for life and your singular pride!

Uplifting Poem About Living A Better Life
  • By Nicolette
  • Published: March 2015
This Is A Daily Reminder

This is a daily reminder
To relax,
To not get angry over small things,
To stay calm.

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As I prepare to go to a Woman's shelter, today, I wanted something to encourage them and know they are loved. And this poem speaks what's in my heart. Thanks

Poem Of Overcoming
  • By Laura Barnes
  • Published: August 2013
I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

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I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
I am not dying. I am living.
I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.

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I read this poem to the staff at a hospice where I work. It helped us to see our patients as living, breathing, alive, and hopeful, so we can encourage them to be all they can be for as long...

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Emotional Poem About Coping After Abandonment
  • By Janet Michael
  • Published: February 2006
While You Weren't Here

While you weren't here
I cried every night.
A million tears fell,
Still my heart wasn't right.

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I was going on my 24th wedding anniversary in a couple of months in 2012 when I received the dreaded call from a Sargent that my husband died in an automobile accident. His death was quick...

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Uplifting Poem About Making Life Better
Never Stop Being You

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Never stop caring about the little things in life.
Never stop dreaming, and don't give into strife.
Never stop wondering are we on our own.
Never stop thinking has your spirituality grown.

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