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. 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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  2. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  7. Fixing A Broken Heart

    in Heartbreak Poems

    I can’t tell you
    how to fix
    a broken heart,
    but I can tell you

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 11
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 21
    • Rating 3.43
    Featured Shared Story

    I like it. Those of us who have ever been in love or thought we were in love, know what it's like to have our heart broken. But I agree that time moves on. Not all love leads to heartbreak....

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  8. 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
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    • 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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  9. Snowflakes

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 156
    • 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Stronger

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 31
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.49
    Featured Shared Story

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

  12. 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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  13. Like The Moon

    in Short Poems

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

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    • 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.

  14. Final Moments

    in Breaking Up Poems

    It wrecks me, that last moment
    that played out so wrong.
    Our hopeless eyes locked
    just a few seconds too long.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 21
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.46
    Featured Shared Story

    Short but powerful. My favorite kind. This poem shows what can happen when two people who can't be together (for whatever reason) don't want to be apart.

  15. 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
    • 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.

  16. Put Heartbreak To Rest

    in Short Poems

    Put heartbreak to rest.
    Untangle your soul
    from its tight grip.
    Say goodbye to the

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 49
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 53
    • Rating 4.45
    Featured Shared Story

    These are the word I needed just to be in peace. I have experienced broken relationship ties from friendship ties, family ties and relationship ties. It's hard to let go, but I have to....

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  17. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    in Short Poems

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 63
    • Rating 4.44
    Featured Shared Story

    I'm very fond of short, powerful, poems, and this is one for sure. Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always, always, worth it. Good write/read.

  18. Fighting For Their Affection

    in Life Lesson Poems

    If they make you
    work for their attention
    fight for their affection
    beg for their love

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 18
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 19
    • Rating 4.42
    Featured Shared Story

    A sad truth that takes many of us far too long to realize. Just because we want something or even think we deserve it, doesn't mean we will get it or even need it.

  19. 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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  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Butterfly Wings

    in Change Poems

    We all need
    some measure of comfort,
    the safety of a cocoon,

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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.36
    Featured Shared Story

    Great job. I really like it. Putting on our wings and taking another chance could be the very best thing for us.

  23. Someone To Walk With Me

    in Short Love Poems

    I was never looking
    for another half
    to make me whole,
    just someone

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 84
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 269
    • Rating 4.31
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    It is really pleasing that the poet has portrayed the highly weighted thought behind the poem in such a short and simple manner. I love the concept. It is true that everyone is a...

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  24. God Is Still Right There

    in Faith Poems

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

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 23
    • Rating 4.30
    Featured Shared Story

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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
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    • 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.

  27. Just The End

    in Breaking Up Poems

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.24
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! Good job. Sometimes hindsight will have us saying "What if?" And in the final review of an ended relationship, there may have been something else we could have done to make things work...

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  28. 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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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 11
    • Rating 4.18
    Featured Shared Story

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

  29. 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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  30. 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
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    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.14
    Featured Shared Story

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

  31. 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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  32. The Thing About Love

    Love Can Put You Back Together

    in Short Love Poems

    The thing is:
    Love will break you.
    That is a guarantee.
    Yet at the same time,

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.08
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! This is too cool. I really like it. And I really agree. Very good job.

  33. Finding Hope

    Finding Hope In Unexpected Places

    in Short Poems

    I am learning to find hope
    in the smallest and most unexpected places
    like the whispers through the forest
    and the velvet evening sky

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 101
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 105
    • Rating 4.08
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem speaks to me. I really like it. We spend so much of our time focusing on things that really don't make life better and we miss out on many of the things that do.

  34. You Have Shattered Every Memory Of Us

    in Hurting Poems

    You have drowned every emotion of us,
    Held it under water until it could no longer breathe.
    You have shattered every memory of us,
    Like glass, touching it I risk hurting every time.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 104
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 26
    • Rating 4.04
    Featured Shared Story

    The hard truth of having one too many last changes. Sometime there is no coming back from crossing the line. We may not be able to fix what we broke, but learning from it can help prevent us...

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  35. The One

    Finding The One Who Accepts You

    in Relationship Poems

    I hope you find
    the one who quiets
    the screams.
    I hope you find

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 31
    • Rating 4.03
    Featured Shared Story

    Another job very well done. Very insightful and very easy to read. I like this style.

  36. Let Love Grow

    in Short Love Poems

    I want to live in a world
    where nobody is afraid
    to fall in love
    or admit it

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 34
    • Rating 4.03
    Featured Shared Story

    Very well done. And I would like to live in a place like that too. As a matter of fact, in my own world, I do.

  37. 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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 71
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 55
    • Rating 4.00
    Featured Shared Story

    Good job. It's funny how change can be the thing we need the most but want the least.

  38. 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

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 11
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.00
    Featured Shared Story

    First off, I like the poem. I too have pondered that same notion about going back in time and changing things for a better outcome. It's hard to say either way. Things could have been better...

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  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. Better Will Come

    in Short Poems

    Have faith
    that although it may seem
    like the good has come and gone,
    there will be better.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 39
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 3.94
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! I love it. My kind of writing. Short, to the point with powerful words, and a great message. I have witnessed firsthand how better has come, many times.

  42. She Makes Me Whole

    in Short Love Poems

    I don’t think
    she is perfect.
    She is flawed and broken
    like the rest of us.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 35
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 36
    • Rating 3.92
    Featured Shared Story

    None of us are perfect, but it's great when we find the perfect one for us.

  43. He Asked Me If I Missed Him

    in Betrayal Poems

    He asked me if
    I missed him
    and I told him
    no. Even though

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 12
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 22
    • Rating 3.91
    Featured Shared Story

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

  44. 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."

  45. A New Day

    in Meaningful Poems

    One day it will
    dawn on you.
    You have always
    found a way to rise.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 24
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 18
    • Rating 3.78
    Featured Shared Story

    This is what I like reading. I love it! It reads so calm and peaceful, so soft and warm. You did an excellent job.

  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. All Will Be Okay

    in Hope Poems

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 28
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 27
    • Rating 4.63
  52. 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

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