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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I hope you still are writing this kind of poem. I am a "solitary guy" who used to be an ''over-thinker," so I really feel myself in the poem. It's like you were talking to me, and I speak for...

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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 am blown away, such poignancy and profound dignity. I was just commenting to my best friend about how we don't hear about any truly good poems any more as a direct result of the lack of...

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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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This poem really hit me. My grandfayther died a day before new year's eve, and I really didn't know how I would face the year ahead. The words on this poem describe him exactly as how I knew...

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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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Hello my name is Kenny. By reading his story it puts a fear in me knowing I'm heading down the wrong path. I've chosen a life I could never take back. I'm a true junkie. I feel worthless,...

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Motivational Poem About Pushing Through
  • By Danielle L. Stewart
  • Published: September 19, 2016
Wake Up, Beautiful

Wake up, beautiful.
Wake up from this tragedy.
Breathe,
Return to reality.

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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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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

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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After reading the poem I was deeply moved, but after reading your story I got deeply concerned. Nonetheless, I want to say that there is nothing wrong with you. If the world refuses to love...

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