Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Famous Inspirational Poems
History's Best Inspirational Poems
Many poems, and poets for that matter, earn fame because of their ability to inspire others. Such poems give people the internal strength they need to overcome a problem, reach a goal, or let go of their resentment or guilt. Poems can even inspire people to work towards a cause or become a better person. Many famous poets had the keen ability to use the written word to reach hearts and souls, motivating people to action. They used their gift in the most noble of ways by creating inspirational poems that touched, and continue to touch, people with a positive message even today.
Motivational Poems by Famous Poets
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Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Albert Guest
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?Latest Shared Story
I was very touched by this poem because it reflects how I feel. I'm 97 and have witnessed so much. I believe we can brighten the day, no matter what the circumstances are. My greatest...
A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.Latest Shared Story
Amazing poem. Really inspired me a lot. Hands down the best poem I have ever read.
If By Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:Latest Shared Story
Strange feelings: on my high school graduation my godparents sent me a card with this poem - and $20. I liked the money. And I remember Dad trying to get me interested in Kipling's "Danny...
It Couldn't Be Done By Edgar Albert Guest
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.Latest Shared Story
The poem is so down to earth that it opened my heart and mind. Nothing is impossible.
Still I Rise By Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.Latest Shared Story
This poem is so fascinating. It has inspired me a lot. I love its vivid use of words.
Human Family By Maya Angelou
I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.Latest Shared Story
I love this poem but had not heard it until it was played as part of an advertisement. I have no idea what the ad concerned, however, I had to have a copy of this poem. Wish Mr. Trump could...
Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou
Analysis of Form and Technique
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.Latest Shared Story
Phenomenal Woman by Dr. Maya Angelou, discuses how real women have curves and reminds us we're not perfect. We don't have to be model shaped to be noticed by anyone...the way we stride, the...
The Invitation By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn't interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache forLatest Shared Story
It is the 1st poem I have read on my own. And after reading it, I can definitely say one thing; it will not be the last.
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