Inspirational Poems

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.

101 Motivational and Uplifting Poems

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  1. 1. Phenomenal Woman

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    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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    Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou this poem is a Classic that deals with every women in the world. This poem shows that beauty is compare by what society thinks a woman should looked like,...

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  3. 2. Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

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    If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a scrub in the valley — but be
    The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

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    Two years ago I was in depression and isolated. I felt frequently that I was worthless and deserved no love, no appreciation, no friends. I kept myself aloof from everyone, thinking that I...

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  5. 3. Life Doesn't Frighten Me

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    Shadows on the wall
    Noises down the hall
    Life doesn't frighten me at all

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    I think this is a really good poem because it teaches kids not to give up and hide in the shadows and actually express themselves.

  6. 4. Opportunity

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    With doubt and dismay you are smitten
    You think there's no chance for you, son?
    Why, the best books haven't been written
    The best race hasn't been run,

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  7. 5. Homage To My Hips

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    these hips are big hips
    they need space to
    move around in.
    they don't fit into little

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    Work what you've got and be proud of it. Someone else probably wishes they had what you've got.

  8. 6. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew


    • By Ronald Doe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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    The poem was very touching. I enjoyed reading it, and it reminds me of someone I know and is part of my life. She is none other than my sister. She was always on her feet doing things just...

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  9. 7. You Will Never See Me Fall


    • By Joyce Alcantara
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    This is the best poem that I have ever read in my entire life. I grew up in a family where I had to see my mother being abused by my dad several times since I was five years old. I am 15...

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  10. 8. Live Life


    • By Livelovelaugh
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Life is crazy
    And totally unpredictable...
    It's going to push you over,
    Kick you while you're down,

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    Such a wonderful poem with precious advice! Most people seem to get inevitably entangled in the most peculiar behaviors so specifically characterized in homo sapiens:
    He gets tired of his...

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  11. 9. My Personal Quest


    For most of my life, I've been on a quest
    To discover just who I might be,
    Earnestly searching, day after day,
    So desperate to recognize me.

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    Wow this poem is so beautiful! I'm surprised there aren't more comments under it! Right now I feel like I don't know myself and need to discover who I am. This piece really comforted me to...

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  12. 10. Pain Ends


    • By Katy A. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

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

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    Love this poem, most of us go through our minds taking over in a negative way at some point in life, not just the young, all ages go through our thoughts that play over and over in our minds,...

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  13. 11. This Is A Daily Reminder


    • By Nicolette
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    This is a daily reminder
    To relax,
    To not get angry over small things,
    To stay calm.

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    This is a lovely poem, obviously written by a lovely, caring person.

    I wish my son had this poem before he took his life.
    I wish he'd read it daily and maybe he'd have had a wife.
    I wish...

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  14. 12. Mighty Oak


    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 has greatly touched me. The poet has a firm faith in his father, which every son ought to have. A father is the center point for a son's life. To have faith in him and live the life...

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  15. 13. The Hands Of A Warrior

    Purple veins strain against the skin.
    Pale, translucent, paper thin.
    Skinny fingers clawed in monstrous shapes,
    Brown spots from years that she can't erase.

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    Dear Angie,
    I should have responded much sooner to your beautiful comment about my poem. I am so thrilled that you could completely relate to my words and then share them with others to help...

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  16. 14. Faith And Courage In Life


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    In life there are people that will hurt us and cause us pain,
    but we must learn to forgive and forget and not hold grudges.

    In life there are mistakes we will make,

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    I've been dealing with issues in my relationship with my husband. We have been married for 6 and a half years, we have 2 beautiful kids together, but come to find out he's been cheating on me...

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  17. 15. Dear Addiction


    • By Zeb Edington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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've been cutting since I was in 3rd grade, and it's a very bad addiction for me. I still do it to this day. I stopped for about 6 months, but then I had a relapse; I deal with depression,...

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  18. 16. Life Is Now


    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!

  19. 17. Unique


    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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    This poem speaks to me because I used to have a hard time accepting who I am. This is one of the deepest poems I've read yet. But now I've finally accepted who I am. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. 18. Renewed By The Morning Light


    I sit upon my front porch stoop
    Beneath the morning sun.
    Grateful for the moment spent
    Away from everyone.

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    This poem is absolutely beautiful! I, too, spend as much time as possible outside with Nature! The birds and trees help to start each day, no matter the weather. I do my best thinking,...

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  21. 19. A Life Worth Living

    I can't wait to hold you in my arms
    And kiss your tiny nose.
    Cherish every moment,
    Knowing just how fast you'll grow.

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  22. 20. What Matters Most

    • By Louis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017 with permission of the Author.

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

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    I was reflecting today about my desire to feel like a Daddy's girl. Here I am, in my mid-fifties now, and I still want to feel like a cherished daughter. As my own (largely...

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