Inspirational Poems

Poems That Inspire and Influence

Life is a lot of work. What is it that gives us the strength to continue when we are tired and burned out? Sometimes an inspirational idea can help us renew ourselves and be filled with strength to fulfill our life's purpose. Inspiration comes in many forms. However, the root of all inspiration is the idea that our lives are meaningful. Inspiration is knowing that what I do matters deeply to the universe. When you have the feeling that your actions are meaningful, you will become filled with strength and vigor to fulfill your life's purpose.

Motivational and Uplifting Poetry


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  1. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

    Inspirational Poem About Sister

    In Loving Memory of Kelly Doe

    She never got to dance
    Or go to her own prom.

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    I am blown away, such poignancy and profound dignity. I was just commenting to my best friend about how we don't hear about any truly good poems any more as a direct result of the lack of...

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  3. Mighty Oak

    Poem Of Strength

    Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see
    Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
    Though storm clouds hover above you,
    Your branches span the sky,

    Poem Of Strength, Mighty Oak

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    I live in San Antonio, TX. There's an oak tree that's 200 years old. I walk to it and stop to look at it and touch it and pray 'cause it looks like the face of Jesus where a branch is cut...

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  4. Dear Addiction

    • By Zeb Edington
    • Published: October 2008
    Inspiring Change For Addicts

    I'm writing this to you,
    Telling you we're through.
    I can't take you anymore,
    Don't know what I liked you for.

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    I'm 58 years old and an addict to pain meds for 4 years due to chronic pain in both feet. I lost my pain management doc after failing a screen when I began taking anything I could to...

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  6. What Matters Most

    Graduation Poem To Daughter

    Embrace who you are,
    And love like a fool.
    Try not to judge,
    And never be cruel.

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    This is a very touching poem. By reading the poem you can see and feel that father daughter relationship. Great use of rich words is what makes a perfect poem.

  7. Don't Wait Until I Am Gone

    • By Jennifer Fernandes
    • Published: April 2015
    Make The Most Of Time With Loved Ones

    Treat me with love, dignity, respect and compassion
    Now as I am healthy, vibrant and alive.
    Don't wait to hear that I am sick and dying
    To love me the way I was meant to be loved.

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    Beautiful words of love and true understanding, I was touched....

  8. Pain Ends

    Encouraging Poem To Let Go Of What Hurts You

    Breathe in the fresh air,
    Put your mind at ease.
    Let down your hair,
    Let it flow in the breeze.

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    This was a great poem! I love how it encourages the reader to love themselves, forgive themselves, and release all negative thoughts.

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  10. You Will Never See Me Fall

    Poem About Your Strength

    You may see me struggle,
    but you won't see me fall.
    Regardless if I'm weak or not,
    I'm going to stand tall.

    Poem About Your Strength, You Will Never See Me Fall

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    Like any other human being, I have had my share of happiness, excitement and depressions. I always recovered from the depression with a new resolution, not to accept defeat and take new...

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  11. Think Pink!

    • By Ember Griswold
    • Published: October 2015
    Motivating Poem About Breast Cancer Awareness

    Each month be sure to check your breasts,
    To ensure there aren't any unwanted guests.

    Cancer's next victim I will not be,

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  12. Life Is Now

    Inspirational Poem To Uplift Your Spirits

    Time flies, and memories fade.
    People change and new friendships are made.
    Only the true remain forever at our side.
    Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

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    No matter what one goes through, we must remember that we are stronger that we think, and that we MUST push through. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, a rainbow after every...

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  13. I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

    • By Laura Barnes
    • Published: August 2013
    Poem Of Overcoming

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
    I am not dying. I am living.
    I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
    I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.

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    I read this poem to the staff at a hospice where I work. It helped us to see our patients as living, breathing, alive, and hopeful, so we can encourage them to be all they can be for as long...

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