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

    She never got to dance
    Or go to her own prom.
    She never got the chance
    To forget where she came from.

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    I am feeling almost speechless right now. How can I respond to your poem with words appropriate enough that could honor your precious sister Kelly? You describe an amazingly strong girl who...

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  3. Unique

    Poem About Resisting Conformity

    Because I know who I am,
    I'm at ease and free.
    I can't be like others,
    And they can't be me.

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    I absolutely love this poem! It's so beautiful and puts into words exactly how I'm feeling currently. Society can put so much pressure on us to be different people, but never be afraid to...

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  4. Phenomenal Woman

    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.

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    I grew up with beautiful sisters, and I was the ugly duckling. To this day I feel their jealousy, and they will never give me respect. I walk proud, and people like me. I'm successful,...

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  6. 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 57 and just now going through the hardest and darkest time of my life as well. I am actually detoxing off methadone after an accident in '93 that got me hooked on pain meds. In order to...

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  7. Mighty Oak

    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree

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    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

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    This poem helped me get out of depression. I recite it every morning after I get up and every night before going to bed.

  8. 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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    This is a very thought provoking poem that truly touched me, because I embrace the exact same sentiments as well. People should truly and deeply embrace the ones they love before it is too...

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  10. 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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    I'd like to start by saying that this poem has inspired my middle school students. I'm a Literature teacher in Mexico, and every year we read poems from different sources. This year I wanted...

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  11. A Voice Behind

    Poem About There Always Being Hope

    When into sorrow, my poor soul sinks
    When a sound of despair in my heart rings
    I'm strongly pushed to do my best
    By a voice that says, "There is still hope you dare not rest."

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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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    My school does a speech contest every year, and this poem really caught my eye. I'm in 6th grade and definitely doing this for the speech contest. Very inspiring!

  13. You Will Never See Me Fall

    Poem About Never Giving Up

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    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.

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    Wow...words can't even describe how much I really needed to hear that today. I'm not one to show when I'm weak. People will never see me fall. God is good!

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