Inspirational Poems by Teens

Poems about Inspiration and Hope

Genuine feelings of self worth, confidence, and happiness can be elusive. Sometimes you need a little inspiration to believe in yourself and find a source of motivation. Often other people's words or experiences can give you just that inspiration. They can also help you to live up to challenges, become the person you want to be, try new things, learn from your mistakes, and find happiness. Life may not be perfect, but it can still be beautiful. You just have to learn how to find inspiration in life, in spite of its many imperfections.

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Inspirational Poem About Fighting Inner Demons
  • By Ronni Merriweather
  • Published: December 2012
Found

I know I'm smiling but don't take it as for what it seems
'Cause the only time I'm happy is when I'm in my dreams
'Cause my life is that lonely kid cast out in the shadows
Full of tears, frowns, and many lost battles...

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This really touched me because I've been bullied since 4th grade and now I'm in 8th. I've always tried to hide myself with a smile....a simple facade. this poem tells you to stop hiding and...

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Poem About Words
  • By Alexander S. Newlin
  • Published: October 19, 2015
Sticks And Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but words will never hurt me.
That old saying is such nonsense.

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  • By Breonna
  • Published: October 2008
Did You Know

A young girl born and put in this place
With a warm and distinctive look on her face
As she got older she was not like the rest
She was kind of different and her mother knew best

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This is a wonderfully worded poem showing the heart and dreams of a teenaged girl. We should all heed the words of this poem and take time to notice and listen to one another, for we are all...

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Accept Me For Who I Am Poem
Just Because

Just because I have never done drugs, doesn't mean I'm not cool.
Just because I am a virgin, doesn't make me lame.
Just because I'm not a fighter, doesn't mean I'm weak.
Just because I am not a party girl, doesn't mean I can't hang....

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I can understand what you feel. I'm quite too but I try to speak for myself, but I just need to find the courage. All my friends tell me I'm shy, but I try not to be. Not a lot of people know...

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Your Worth

They say never give up,
Never give in,
Keep fighting that fight,
So the devil doesn't win.

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When I read your poem, it was inspiring and also fun to read.
For some reason, when I see or read a poem like you wrote, I feel happy and can work even harder to achieve my dreams....

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Poem About Equality
  • By Jennifer Byrne
  • Published: November 21, 2014
Isn't It Right? We Are Equal

Isn't it right that every child should have a bed
To have a roof over their head,
Isn't it right that every child
Should be shown affection,

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Getting Help
  • By Stephanie G.
  • Published: August 2012
Stay Strong

You might not understand it, you might just ask why
That all I want to do, is just lay down and die

I tried to get help; I tried to see the light...

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Hey I had Depression and I looked to God and he delivered me and saved me, because through him anything is possible!

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Poem About Two Sides To Everything
  • By Matthew Young
  • Published: May 11, 2015
Mirror

You see a girl
Who is crying for help
She thinks she's alone
She hurts herself

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Inspirational Friend Poem
  • By Punk
  • Published: December 2012
My Friend My Rock

her time
her wisdom
keep me going
her encouragement...

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Poem About Battle With Bulimia And Eventual Rise
  • By Beth Chorley
  • Published: February 2014
Rising From The Sink

Crippling waves of anxiety smash against the sides of the boat. Broken
pieces of the sailing structure fall away into the boundless space of the sea.
The current is rough and I realize I have chosen a destructive path.
I look around at my deck. It is empty and I stand aboard unaided,

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