Featured Poets Of Instagram - Page 3

  1. 1. The Balance

    in Relationship Poems

    I give and take,
    I give and take,
    I give and take.

    But I take when
    I should be giving,
    and I give when
    I should be taking.

    And that is why
    I have loved and lost.

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  2. 2. Just Tell Me You Don't Love Me

    in Confused about Love Poems

    Just tell me you don’t love me;
    I can live with that.
    I can acknowledge an ending when I see a period
    firmly in place,
    but you won’t do that, will you?
    No, you’ll let me down easy.
    You’ll hold my hand, and look into my eyes,
    and use one of those continuing lines,
    I want you, but…

    Don’t you know that but stands like a door
    without a handle?
    But looks like fresh cut flowers we pretend
    aren’t already dying.
    But feels like the false hope you hand me before
    you walk away.

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  4. 3. The Healing Power Of Mother Nature

    The weight of life is much too heavy for us all at times. I’ve found nature to be one of the best healers for anxiety.

    in Short Poems

    maybe the answer is simple,
    and all along
    there's been relief--
    if the strands of your soul
    feel frayed and withered,
    sit within the arms
    of Mother Nature
    and her quiet love
    will mend them

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  5. 4. The Hand Of Fate

    From Beau's book Here At Dawn: Poetry and Prose.

    in Short Poems

    There is no reason to feel troubled
    if your path has not been made clear to you yet.
    When you remain true to your spirit,
    courageous in action,
    and listen ever to the
    small guiding voice in your heart,
    you find the universe soon points out its place for you,
    and then leads you there
    gently by the hand.

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  7. 5. I Will Want To Grow Old With You

    in Sweet Love Poems

    You can take me on a holiday
    but I prefer to sit at home
    you can buy me chocolate and roses
    but I just want your hand to hold
    you can dine me all night long
    but I would rather lie under the stars
    while we listen to our favourite song
    you can give me jewels and gold
    but if you find me a feather
    with you
    I will want to grow old

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  8. 6. When You Left

    in Moving On Poems

    I thought it was your light
    that kept me,
    that guided me,
    but when you left and the darkness came,
    I found it was not you
    who glowed;

    It was me.

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  9. 7. What I Would Have Done Differently

    in Life Lesson Poems

    There would have been
    so much I would have
    done differently
    if only I had known
    how beautifully
    it would all turn out.

    But, you see, if I had
    done even just one
    thing differently,
    it might not have
    turned out the way it did.

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  10. 8. When You Cross My Mind

    in Moving On Poems

    When you cross my mind,
    my stomach no longer crisscrosses itself.

    When that song comes on,
    my heart no longer beats to its rhythm.

    When I walk down our street,
    my hands no longer feel empty without yours in them.

    But you’re always on my mind,
    and I play that song on repeat,
    and my feet always seem to take me straight
    to that street.

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  11. 9. Trying To Balance Grief

    One of the biggest things I’m learning about grief is how it demands different things from you every day. Some days, you’re able to get a lot done. You’re able to smile and be fully present with people. Everything feels fully balanced and manageable...steady. But other days, even normal daily tasks feel impossible to balance. And despite your best efforts, you can’t do it all. You try and build your schedule to match the day before, but it wobbles and leans and comes crashing down at your feet.

    Grief will demand different things of you every day. Some days will be harder than others, but please don’t be harder on yourself because of it. The harder days need the most kindness, the most support, the most gentleness. The harder days need the most grace. If today is a harder day, I’m praying with you. I’m hurting with you. I’m holding on to hope with you.

    in Grief Poems

    Grief stacks
    Itself up
    Up
    Up
    As you try and balance
    Your daily tasks
    Your emotions
    Your pain
    The tower
    Wobbles
    As you try
    To do everything
    You normally do
    Everything you
    Normally can
    But right now
    You can’t
    And it comes
    All
    The way
    Down

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    This poem reads the mind of a person affected by grief. "But right now/You can't" has the logic. It depicts the hope that there will be a time with "can."

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  12. 10. Take A Bow

    in Inspirational Poems

    Take a bow, lovely one.
    Because you’re tired
    And still you’re doing it.
    You’re feeling empty
    And still you’re giving it.
    You’re unsure of yourself
    And still you’re being it.
    You got hit hard
    And still you’re healing it.
    Funds are low
    And still you’re dreaming it.
    Life ain’t so easy right now
    And still you’re loving it.
    The winds are blowing hard
    And still you’re walking it.
    Yes, take a bow, lovely one.
    (You made it to Friday)

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    I'm convinced that those close to you are grateful to know you and to have you around. This is a very uplifting and motivating piece. I like it. Thanks again.

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  13. 11. You Already Were

    in Inspirational Poems

    You were beautiful
    before they said, you are beautiful

    You were smart
    before they admired your smarts

    You were funny
    before they laughed at your jokes

    You were loved
    before they spoke those three words

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  14. 12. Letting Go

    in Change Poems

    She was scared to let go.
    She was worried that everything might fall apart.
    But she felt this heaviness, every day, growing in her heart.
    So she took a deep breath.
    She opened her hands and let it all go.
    And what’s when she saw beauty above her brow,
    telling her it was now *her* time to grow.
    Releasing her fears, she realised what it felt like to be free.
    It felt amazing, she felt like the joyous girl
    she once used to be.
    The chains in her mind had lied to her, saying that they
    were present to hold everything in place.
    But now her wings held everything together.
    It was time to fold her fears away.

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  15. 13. Read It Again

    in Meaningful Poems

    I hate people who’ve hurt me
    so you’ll never hear me say
    I must love them harder.
    I know that
    people are cruel
    and that
    isolating myself will make me happy
    I refuse to believe that
    people do love me.
    I’m ashamed of loving so deeply.
    No longer can I say
    I deserve abundant love.

    now read that again,
    start from the bottom.

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  16. 14. Change Is A Beautiful Thing

    in Short Poems

    let autumn be proof that
    change is a beautiful thing
    even though it can be
    hard to see at first.

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  17. 15. You're Not Alone In This

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    You’re not alone in this; you know that, right?
    There are others like you.
    Hiding. Running. Wishing
    for a desire they keep hidden
    (but terrified of it coming true)
    Swaying. Hoping. Begging
    for change.
    (but terrified of something new)
    Hesitant but leaping.
    Whole but looking for what they’ve lost.
    Wanting the world to see them
    but unsure of who they are.

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  18. 16. It's The Simple Things

    in Short Poems

    It’s the simple things
    that bring me joy
    it’s being with you
    that fills my soul
    it’s everything
    that money can’t buy
    like love
    and freedom
    and kindness
    and a smile
    that sets my heart
    on fire

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  19. 17. Love Worth

    in Short Love Poems

    be with someone
    who fights for
    you, someone who
    knows you are
    worth it, someone
    who knows love is
    worth it.

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  20. 18. There Is An End To This

    I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long time now, and like anything, there are good days and bad days. But even at my lowest points, I try and remember the things I have already survived. I try and remind myself that every cracking sinew is just a moment in time.

    Ultimately, no matter how desperate I’ve felt, no matter how unsurvivable the breakdown may seem, the surface of the water is always reachable, eventually. Sometimes you just need to hold your breath a little longer.

    in Hope Poems

    There is
    an end to this,
    I promise you.
    Even when
    it feels like
    you’re breathing
    Lungfuls
    of water,
    the surface
    is closer
    than you think.

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  21. 19. Next To One Another

    This poem is from Aurora Raine's first poetry book, Love Notes and Lullabies.

    in Short Love Poems

    I believe
    in some way
    no matter how much
    we have changed
    or how much time has passed
    I believe
    our souls
    will always feel at home
    next to one another

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  22. 20. Oh, How I Miss You

    in Short Poems

    oh,
    how I miss the high of you
    how you fill the entire room
    how you make my heart race
    how I melt, undeniably,
    into you

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  23. 21. I Am Free

    in Moving On Poems

    Memories No Longer Rush Back

    Your name is just a name now.
    Memories no longer rush back,
    pouring through my body,
    flooding my mind, drowning my
    senses, when I hear your name.

    My heart no longer wants to
    jump out of my chest to escape
    the string. And it’s no longer
    hard to breathe.

    Your name is just a name now.

    And I am free.

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  24. 22. She Makes Me Whole

    I've never thought of her as perfect. But she was the closest I've ever been to knowing what it means to belong. The truth is, I still don't know what love means, but when I hear the word, I think of her.

    in Short Love Poems

    I don’t think
    she is perfect.
    She is flawed and broken
    like the rest of us.
    But the pieces she has
    left of her heart
    match the pieces
    missing from mine.
    She is not perfect
    but she does
    make me whole.

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  25. 23. He Asked Me If I Missed Him

    in Betrayal Poems

    He asked me if
    I missed him
    and I told him
    no. Even though
    my heart called
    me a liar,
    I could not give
    the man who left
    and took everything,
    any more of me.
    Not my feelings,
    my memories,
    or my regrets.

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    Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always worth it.

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  26. 24. When You Are Willing To Let Go

    in Life Lesson Poems

    When you are willing
    to let go of
    what you are used to
    and what you are
    comfortable with,

    you will be given
    exactly what you need
    to get to where
    you truly want to be.

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  27. 25. A New Day

    in Meaningful Poems

    One day it will
    dawn on you.
    You have always
    found a way to rise.
    You are already
    the miracle you seek.
    You are worthy of joy.
    You are worthy of peace.
    Yes, one day it will
    dawn on you just
    how precious your
    life is and that
    you are worth
    fighting for.

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  28. 26. Your Heart Will Mend

    Have faith in your heart. I promise it will mend.

    in Hope Poems

    Of this I am certain:
    your heart is a tender
    wound that will always heal,
    wears grace like a grown,
    finds warmth even when
    it has frozen over
    like a lake, grows roots
    after crawling into cold
    coffins. There is no break
    your heart can’t come back
    from.

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  29. 27. I Need Your Support

    I’ve had many (maybe too many) times where I chose the poison. Maybe it was a guy, a drink, my depression, food... and the people around me, most of them just told me what I should or shouldn’t be doing when all I needed was support. If you know someone struggling, hold them, love them, tell them they are strong. Support them, believe in them and trust that it will pass. Hold them along the journey.

    in Addiction Poems

    This is my drowning,
    my teeth sinking
    into sour apples
    and I’m not hiding

    but I don’t need you
    to tell me to stop picking
    poison fruit. I need you
    to tell me you know I’m strong,

    to offer your arms as tender
    until I discover on my own
    that I no longer crave
    the bite.

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  30. 28. Trust The Journey

    in Change Poems

    Dozens of times
    throughout your life,
    you’ll outgrow what
    you thought you
    couldn’t live without,
    and fall in love with
    what you didn’t even
    know you wanted.
    Life will lead you on
    hard yet necessary
    paths you’d never
    travel by choice.
    Don’t be afraid.
    Have faith.
    Trust the journey.

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  31. 29. There's Always Hope

    in Hope Poems

    baby, during the nights when the midnight sky
    falls heavily onto your bones and wraps you
    in its melancholic embrace

    keep a light alive inside of you
    I know how dark the darkness can get
    how tempting it can be

    but please remember
    you can be your own guiding light
    you have the ability to shine despite it all
    hope is always with you

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  32. 30. One Hundred Sixty-Six

    From Tanya Markul's second poetry book, The She Book v.2

    in Short Poems

    Taking Care Of Yourself

    I used to believe
    that I had to learn
    how to love myself
    before I could take care
    of myself.

    But I’ve realized that
    taking care of myself
    is actually teaching me
    how to love myself.

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  33. 31. Your Bravery

    in Courage Poems

    You Have Come So Far

    You have come so far,
    trekked forward
    shedding layers of
    everything that
    held you back.
    Remember,
    no one can ever
    take your journey,
    your bravery
    away from you.

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  34. 32. Fixing A Broken Heart

    I can't tell you about healing. But I can tell you about moving forward; about not standing still and hoping the fires behind you don't reach you. Some days there is bravery in just moving your feet, especially when you have no idea where it is you're meant to be going.

    in Heartbreak Poems

    I can’t tell you
    how to fix
    a broken heart,
    but I can tell you
    the importance
    of keeping moving.
    I can tell you
    that even when
    you have no idea
    which direction to go,
    bravery is putting
    one foot in front
    of the other
    anyway.

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  35. 33. Two Hundred Thirty-Three

    From Tanya Markul's second poetry collection, The She Book v.2

    in Short Poems

    Stop Trying To Fit Into The World

    When you stop trying
    to fit into a world
    that you don’t belong to anymore,
    you grow
    and automatically start a new one
    but with relaxed shoulders,
    more laughter,
    and way more magic.

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  36. 34. Stronger

    in Short Poems

    She never let life
    or the weight that
    came along with it
    weigh her down, it
    only made her stronger.

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    I think that is what living is all about. We live, we learn, we make changes, and we live on; hopefully, stronger.

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  37. 35. God Is Still Right There

    No matter our situation or circumstance. Whether we are walking atop hope, full of peace, wrestling with fear, or overwhelmed with life in general...God is always present. In our victory and turmoil His concern and love for us never waivers. And through all my weeping, these roads paved with tears and joy, God has never failed me. Or forgotten me.

    in Faith Poems

    our weeping may only endure
    for the night, but
    even when joy finally drapes
    our sunrise

    God is still right there
    tenderly walking us through
    every whispered prayer

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    Lovely poem that touched my heart. God is always with us. He hears every prayer.

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  38. 36. Give Me That Peace

    in Meaningful Poems

    I don’t need to be the sun;
    the center of it all.
    Always present.
    Always burning.

    I mean, have you seen
    how beautifully the fireflies dance
    on warm summer nights?

    Give me that peace.
    That light.
    That choice.
    The ability to surround myself in darkness,
    or to subtly, yet brilliantly
    glow.

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  39. 37. Two Hundred Twelve

    This poem comes from Tanya Markul’s second poetry collection, The She Book v.2.

    in Short Sad Poems

    Accepting The Pain We Experience

    If you’ve had a hard time
    replacing pain with love,
    you’re not alone.

    Embrace all of you.

    It takes more than
    the sun to make
    a rainbow.

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  40. 38. Crying

    in Crying Poems

    collapse to release,
    release to surrender.

    surrender to let go,
    let go to break down.

    break down to fell,
    feel deeply to cleanse.

    cleanse to be free,
    be free to just cry.

    crying is cleansing.

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  41. 39. Give Yourself The Gift Of Silence

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    Take the time you need
    to crawl in a space
    of silence.

    You don’t owe anyone
    any story, or
    any explanation.

    You owe it to
    yourself to work on
    your healing.

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  42. 40. The Milestone

    in Short Poems

    One of the most
    important milestones
    I ever reached in my life
    was accepting that
    people won’t always love you
    the way you want
    them to.

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  43. 41. Motherhood

    in Mother Child Poems

    these tired hands
    guide my children
    to catch fireflies in magical meadows
    to cross a busy city street
    these heavy arms
    hold soft, smiling infants
    and carry their worlds
    these blistered feet
    dance wild and free, barefeet
    to steady their shaky ground
    these eyes
    see truth
    see hope
    see life
    in the eyes of my babies
    and so-
    I keep walking.

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  44. 42. In The Solitude Of The Forest

    in Short Poems

    in the solitude of the forest
    let your heart hum

    earth will listen
    and understand

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