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. Your Mindset

    Your Mindset

    in Inspirational Poems

    I am broken
    don’t tell me that
    I am healing

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 9
    • Rating 4.67
  2. Trust The Journey

    in Change Poems

    Dozens of times
    throughout your life,
    you’ll outgrow what
    you thought you

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 58
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 8
    • Rating 3.75
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  4. 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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 26
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 4
    • Rating 3.75
  5. Crying

    in Crying Poems

    collapse to release,
    release to surrender.

    surrender to let go,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 9
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 6
    • Rating 4.17
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  7. I Am Free

    Memories No Longer Rush Back

    in Moving On Poems

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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 28
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 8
    • Rating 3.75
  8. I Want Love

    in Relationship Poems

    I don’t want attachment.
    I want love.

    I don’t want you to be

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 27
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.13
    • Poem of the Day
  9. Give Yourself The Gift Of Silence

    in Poems about Life Struggles

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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 7
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 3.82
  10. 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.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 84
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.20
  11. We All Need A Safe Space

    in Short Friendship Poems

    We all need
    a safe space
    to rest our tired feet
    and set down

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 51
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.38
  12. 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
  13. Hearts Are Resilient

    in Courage Poems

    Hearts are delicate
    yet incredibly resilient.
    They break and break open,
    yet they beat

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 7
    • Rating 4.14
  14. Ripples

    in Teacher Poems

    The future of the world
    is in your class today
    So teacher do be proud
    and trust in what you say

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 31
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 4.31
  15. 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
  16. These Stories We Wear

    in Life Lesson Poems

    these stories we wear –

    scars,
    stretchmarks,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 18
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.67
  17. All Will Be Okay

    in Hope Poems

    It’s okay
    it’s okay
    no matter what
    comes your way

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 28
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 27
    • Rating 4.63
  18. You Already Were

    in Inspirational Poems

    You were beautiful
    before they said, you are beautiful

    You were smart

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 16
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.00
  19. Let Them Miss You

    in Moving On Poems

    Let them miss you.
    Let them wonder what wild joy you’re chasing,
    why you didn’t think to invite them along.
    Let them hear your laughter from afar,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 66
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 28
    • Rating 4.14
  20. Give Me That Peace

    in Meaningful Poems

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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 29
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 10
    • Rating 4.30
  21. Your Love Goes With Me

    in In Memory Poems

    Your love
    Goes with me
    Today and every day.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 7
    • Rating 4.29
  22. Strength Comes In So Many Forms

    in Inspirational Poems

    Strength comes
    In so many forms.
    In giving people
    Second chances,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.25
  23. 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 179
    • Rating 4.58
    • Poem of the Day
  24. 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
  25. Missing You In Every Part Of Life

    in I Miss You Poems

    I miss you
    In all the pauses,
    The loudness,
    The quiet,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 22
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 49
    • Rating 4.51
  26. Motherhood

    in Mother Child Poems

    these tired hands
    guide my children
    to catch fireflies in magical meadows
    to cross a busy city street

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 13
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 4
    • Rating 3.75
  27. Teach Them Well

    in Life Lesson Poems

    You are not defined
    by the way other people
    see you
    treat you

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 25
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.40
  28. Holding Onto The Wrong People

    in True Friend Poems

    Why do you
    try so hard
    to hold on
    to people

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 23
    • Rating 4.13
  29. There Will Be Days

    in Meaningful Poems

    There will be days
    when your heart will break.
    And there will be days when
    your heart will soar.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 63
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.18
    Featured Shared Story

    Inspiring. Truthful and well-written. I like it. Good read.

  30. 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.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1319
    • 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.

  31. 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
  32. 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

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 30
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.00
    Featured Shared Story

    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.

  33. 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
  34. I Am A Survivor

    in Inspirational Poems

    I am not everything
    that has happened to me.
    I am everything I became
    while I healed.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 21
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 16
    • Rating 4.38
  35. The Hero Of Your Life

    in Meaningful Poems

    You are the only one
    who can save you
    no one else can
    do it for you

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 30
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.27
  36. 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
  37. Tightly Interwoven

    in Confused about Love Poems

    people have told me
    to let you go

    but they don’t

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 20
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.42
  38. 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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 27
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 7
    • Rating 3.71
  39. Trying To Balance Grief

    in Grief Poems

    Grief stacks
    Itself up
    Up
    Up

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 17
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 3.91
    Featured Shared Story

    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."

  40. This Is My Strength

    in Moving On Poems

    When you left,
    I immediately deleted your number and pictures
    and pulled our memories from the wall.
    This is my strength.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 27
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.53
  41. 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,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 40
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 3.94
  42. 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
  43. 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!

  44. 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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  45. The Comfort Of Pain

    in Poems about Sadness

    Live with it
    long enough
    and pain begins
    to feel familiar,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 48
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 51
    • Rating 4.41
  46. 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
  47. There Is An End To This

    in Hope Poems

    There is
    an end to this,
    I promise you.
    Even when

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 21
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 3.93
  48. She Loved Him

    in Love Forever Poems

    She loved him without reason
    and without cause
    she loved him under water
    and in the freezing cold of the deep winter months

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 95
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.59
  49. 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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  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 409
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 99
    • Rating 4.41
    • Poem of the Day

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