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. 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.

  2. 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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  4. 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
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    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.

  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

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. Moving On Was Never Meant To Be Easy

    in Moving On Poems

    Moving on was
    never meant to be easy.
    It will hurt, it will be painful,
    it will be exhausting,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 35
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 202
    • Rating 4.40
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. Even Though I Could Drown

    in Short Love Poems

    There's something about
    how the sea draws me in
    much like your eyes
    even though I know I could drown

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 70
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 176
    • Rating 4.29
  14. 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!

  15. 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
  16. 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.

  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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.

  20. 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
  21. 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.

  22. When You're Next To Me

    in Short Love Poems

    The world seems
    somehow slower
    when you are
    next to me.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 68
    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 117
    • Rating 4.56
  23. 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
  24. 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.

  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 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. The Time Between

    in Short Poems

    Somewhere between
    hello and goodbye
    a whole life happened.
    And now, I am left to wonder

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 69
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 77
    • Rating 4.27
  30. 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
  31. 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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  32. It Feels Like A Lifetime Ago

    in Heartbreak Poems

    Feels like a lifetime ago
    that I loved like that.
    Wanting more
    and more and more.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 105
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 74
    • Rating 4.22
  33. 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.

  34. 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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  35. 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
    • Shares 22
    • 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.

  36. 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
    • Shares 47
    • 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.

  37. Dear Diary

    God Is Still Good

    in God Poems

    in my weeping, He is still good
    in my fear, He is still good
    in my weariness, He is still good
    in my pain, frustration, hurt, and shame

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 45
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 60
    • Rating 4.27
  38. Despite It All

    in Short Poems

    And despite
    it all,
    I cannot
    bring myself

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 36
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 60
    • Rating 4.05
    • Poem of the Day
  39. Love Worth

    in Short Love Poems

    be with someone
    who fights for
    you, someone who
    knows you are

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 26
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 60
    • Rating 3.93
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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
  45. Put Heartbreak To Rest

    in Short Poems

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • 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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  46. I Can Be Anything You Want And Need

    in Short Love Poems

    I can be the silence
    when the world around you
    gets to be too loud.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 54
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 53
    • Rating 3.76
    • Poem of the Day
  47. 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
  48. The Strength In You

    in Poems about Life Struggles

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 111
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.36
  49. 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.

    Read Complete Poem

    • 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.

  50. 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
  51. Keep Going

    It's Never Too Late

    in Inspirational Poems

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

    Read Complete Poem

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

    in Short Poems

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

    Read Complete Poem

    • 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.

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