Featured Poets Of Instagram

Published: September 9, 2020

Favorite Poems From Instagram

142 Favorite Poems From Instagram

There are many different types of poetry forms. Some poems are long and have multiple rhyming stanzas. Others are short and succinct with no rhyme scheme. Each type creates a different reading experience and evokes different emotions.

This collection is filled with poems from some of our favorite Instagram poets. These poets are talented in their art and write directly from the heart. The raw emotions in their poetry can clearly be seen.

They have given us permission to share their poems with our readers. Many of these poets have published their own books of poetry. Although these poems are short, they are powerful.

Sharing poetry with others is a very personal experience. It means baring your soul for the world to see, but poetry brings hope and healing. For the reader, it’s always comforting to read a piece that makes you realize you’re not alone. It’s comforting to know someone else understands.

We hope you find poems that speak directly to you. May you be encouraged by these short pieces!

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  1. Despite The Storms

    Finding Joy Once More

    in Short Poems

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 6495
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 419
    • Rating 4.38
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.

  2. And The World Carries On

    in Short Poems

    The plates will still shift
    and the clouds will still spew.
    The sun will slowly rise
    and the moon will follow too.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 6212
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 549
    • Rating 4.40
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem is really so good. I feel this poem; it's just amazing.

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  4. Drowning

    in Short Poems

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 2475
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 272
    • Rating 4.39
    • Poem of the Day
  5. Your Wounds

    You Are Stronger Than Your Scars

    in Short Poems

    Time doesn’t heal wounds
    to make you forget.

    It doesn’t heal wounds to

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 2366
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 401
    • Rating 4.42
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Very nicely done. I totally agree with you. I've used this same approach in my own life. I think sometime we pay more attention to what we're about to go through instead of how much you've...

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  7. You Could Have Given Up

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    You could have given up,
    but you kept on going.
    You could have seen obstacles,
    but you called them adventures.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 132
    • Rating 4.46
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Another good one! I enjoyed it very much. And I think most of us can relate; I know I can. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I Promise

    in Love Forever Poems

    I’ll love you
    like you’ve never been
    loved before
    With all my core

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1263
    • Favorited 34
    • Votes 82
    • Rating 4.52
    • Poem of the Day
  9. Take Me To The Center Of Your Soul

    in Falling in Love Poems

    take me
    to the center of your soul
    show me where you hide
    lead me to the forgotten wounds

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1178
    • Favorited 40
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.39
    • Poem of the Day
  10. Aching Hearts

    in Short Sad Poems

    We talk a lot about broken hearts.
    But oh,
    what about the aching ones?
    The hearts that are healing

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 985
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 130
    • Rating 4.59
    • Poem of the Day
  11. The Way You Look At Me

    in True Love Poems

    Even in those silent moments
    You look at me as if I hung the moon

    You make me forget that I was ever

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 962
    • Favorited 35
    • Votes 169
    • Rating 4.60
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    It's just beautiful!

  12. Just Us Two

    in Passionate Love Poems

    Pull away the world
    so that it is just us two.
    Silence the chaos
    inside and outside our heads.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 592
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.14
    Featured Shared Story

    Talk about rekindling something lost; that will do it. Good read and flow.

  13. I Won't Settle For Anything Less Than You

    in Falling in Love Poems

    I want it all
    The insanity
    The good,
    The bad,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 565
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.13
  14. More Than Enough

    in Relationship Poems

    Just tell her she is perfect in the dark
    her light shines
    so the whole world can see her heart
    hold her tight

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 552
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 36
    • Rating 4.67
    Featured Shared Story

    I am in a new relationship. My favorite thing is when he tells me how beautiful I am or how he loves the way my eyes gleam. I know it won't always be this magical, but I want to hold on to it...

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  15. Seeing Ourselves Clearly

    in Short Poems

    It’s difficult to take in the entirety of something
    when you are standing inside of it.
    Valleys are best seen from peaks.
    Mountains from their bases.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 490
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.36
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    One should always keep an open mind when viewing the world around them, and what you say in your beautiful poem is so true, and other people often can see our inner beauty before we do. That...

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  16. The Strongest Part Of Me

    in Inspirational Poems

    Even in my darkest moments
    I still have that little voice
    encouraging me to go on.
    To stand up and keep fighting.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 409
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 99
    • Rating 4.41
    • Poem of the Day
  17. You Are All That I Want

    in Sweet Love Poems

    Give me you
    tired and tattered
    restless and weary
    a heart that’s been shattered

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 393
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 4.24
  18. I'm Busy Finding Me

    in I Miss You Poems

    I miss you in silence
    And every moment in between
    But I’m a little busy unfolding
    Those pieces of who I used to be

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 390
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 103
    • Rating 4.28
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    One has to find themself, I agree, and not be totally reliant on somebody. I know because I was never allowed to live freely; now my independence I treasure dearly.

  19. Love Me Through It All

    in Short Love Poems

    love me
    through it all

    the beautiful days

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 314
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 429
    • Rating 4.47
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    How beautiful it is and how vividly expressed!
    The way you need love is that he must "love you through it all". The simplest yet the most complex thing to do is to keep loving through the...

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  20. I Want To Tell You

    in I Miss You Poems

    There’s so much I want to say to you,
    words I buried in my mind
    but when it’s time to sing the verses
    the melodies come out wrong.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 281
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 39
    • Rating 4.10
    Featured Shared Story

    Being in a one-sided love situation is never good. Putting yourself on hold for an undetermined amount of time can put a person in a space that's hard to come back from. There's no easy way...

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  21. The Terrifying Thing About Love

    in Short Poems

    It is a terrifying thing
    to watch love
    walk in your direction
    when you believe

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 255
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 168
    • Rating 4.28
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Very well written and, in my opinion, very true. I like it and agree totally with it.

  22. Love Over Time

    in Short Love Poems

    In cracked skin
    and calloused hands
    morning light
    and greying hair

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 251
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 141
    • Rating 4.18
    • Poem of the Day
  23. You're Better Off Without Me

    in Hurting Poems

    I’ve written you
    so many letters
    I won’t send.
    I’ve rehearsed

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 233
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 68
    • Rating 4.18
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    It is funny how things can be funny, even if when they are not. Distance was said to separate but in my experience, I realized that it brings people even closer (thus, more concentrated in...

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  24. The Dark Days Will Pass

    in Short Poems

    There will be dark days,
    when you feel alone
    with your aching heart
    but that doesn’t mean

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 217
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 188
    • Rating 4.48
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I think that is true to every person's life, and what he or she needs is patience that brings a glorious morning after a gloomy night. I had also once gone through such dark days, which later...

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  25. 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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 217
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 3.86
  26. 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,

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 209
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 55
    • Rating 3.96
    Featured Shared Story

    I like this one very much. Holding on to false hope will lead to real hopelessness. It takes a special talent to recognize when it's time to let go, and it takes courage to do it.

  27. The Ones Who Feel Like Home

    People Who Stand With You

    in Short Friendship Poems

    the ones who encourage you
    during uncertain times
    who stand with you
    when no one else will

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 203
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 169
    • Rating 4.51
    • Poem of the Day
  28. Keep Going

    It's Never Too Late

    in Inspirational Poems

    Strong people can
    feel weak and
    brave people can
    feel afraid and

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 194
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 43
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Day
  29. You

    in Short Love Poems

    You are
    what I’ve been
    searching for,
    chasing after,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 190
    • Favorited 38
    • Votes 287
    • Rating 4.58
  30. The Little Things Mean More Than Anything

    in Meaningful Poems

    It’s the little things
    isn’t it
    that mean more than anything
    and the simple pleasures

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 184
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 57
    • Rating 4.35
    • Poem of the Day
  31. I Hope You Find Peace

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    I hope you find peace in your battles
    I hope you find light within the darkness
    I hope you find comfort in your storm
    I hope you find your smile within the tears

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 182
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 37
    • Rating 4.43
  32. She Is Magic

    in Courage Poems

    She wildly dances
    to the beat of her own heart
    a strong and fearless protector,
    she’s hauntingly beautiful

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 176
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 18
    • Rating 4.94
  33. I Am Worthy

    in Inspirational Poems

    I am worthy. There is nothing
    that can or will happen today that
    could convince me otherwise.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 169
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.39
    • Poem of the Day
  34. Bright Light

    in Hope Poems

    I see you, darling.
    Holding on to your hope with both hands.
    Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
    But not letting go.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 165
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.41
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! That is an awesome piece. I really like it. It's very moving. I love the flow and the word choice. I am so glad I stumbled onto it. Thank you.

  35. Hold Tightly To Your Smile

    in Hope Poems

    You get through the bad days
    because you have no other choice.
    There is nothing else you can do
    but hold tightly to your smile

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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.07
  36. Snowflakes

    in Short Poems

    I caught snowflakes
    on my fingertips
    but they melted
    to my dismay.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 69
    • Rating 4.65
    Featured Shared Story

    Awesome. When more of us realize that, the better off we all will be. I really like this poem.

  37. Hope

    in Hope Poems

    Hope can be found in the moment
    when the sun breaks open the day
    it can be felt when the stars shine
    in the darkest part of the night

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 156
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 24
    • Rating 4.58
  38. You're Worthy And You Matter

    in Meaningful Poems

    You weren’t born
    to lose yourself
    within this darkness.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 147
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 157
    • Rating 4.39
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I love this poem. It really hit home. Often times, I forget that I am worthy too. I matter just as much as the next person. I lose myself in the darkness often. But, when I read this poem, I...

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  39. Slow Down

    in Inspirational Poems

    slow down when your world
    is spinning too fast
    when day and night are stuck in dusk
    make sure to enjoy life

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 144
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.67
  40. Like The Moon

    in Short Poems

    I will be
    like the moon
    and learn to shine
    even when

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 144
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 128
    • Rating 4.48
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Very insightful. Self-love can be (and maybe should be) the first love we encounter. Even when we're not perfect.

  41. Learning To Let Go

    in Change Poems

    Letting go doesn’t
    always look how you think it will.
    Sometimes it happens all at once.
    Sometimes it’s in phases.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 142
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.23
    • Poem of the Day
  42. Life Isn't Black And White

    in Short Poems

    You can be unhappy and still be in love.
    You can be in love and still walk away.
    You can walk away and still feel the weight of loss.
    You can feel the weight of loss and still stand tall.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 137
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.19
  43. A New Beginning

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    sometimes I wonder
    why life feels
    so uphill most of the time.
    but maybe

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 137
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 24
    • Rating 4.17
  44. Just The Beginning

    in Short Poems

    one day
    it will be so clear –
    what you thought
    was the end,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 134
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 79
    • Rating 4.71
  45. The Marching Heart

    in Short Poems

    I believe the beating in our hearts
    was put there to remind us
    that even when we feel alone in the world,
    a part of us marches on,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 132
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 9
    • Rating 4.44
  46. Daily Reminder That You Are Worthy

    in Inspirational Poems

    And on Tuesdays you must look at
    yourself in the mirror and say
    “I am worthy. I need to be here.
    And I am grateful I am.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 126
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 4.33
  47. The Hand Of Fate

    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,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 126
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.00
  48. Life Will Bloom When It Is Ready

    in Life Lesson Poems

    I keep pulling
    on my roots
    urging them to grow
    impatient for the bloom

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 111
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 57
    • Rating 4.49
    • Poem of the Day
  49. The Strength In You

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    There is
    a strength in you
    you haven’t even
    begun to find.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 111
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.36
  50. I Love The Way She Loves Me

    in Girlfriend Poems

    I love the way
    she runs her fingers
    through my hair
    I love the way

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 109
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 178
    • Rating 4.57
    • Poem of the Day
  51. Choose How You Spend Your Time

    in Short Poems

    You cannot
    slow the setting
    of the sun.
    You can only choose

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 109
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 76
    • Rating 4.51
  52. Even When; Especially When

    in Inspirational Poems

    Even when you feel like a million scattered pieces,
    you are still whole.
    Even when you’re unsure of the path you’re walking,
    you still have purpose.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 107
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 4.38

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