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. Stalwart

    A Note To Life's Struggles

    Vagaries of this life can be
    Tough and hard to fathom,
    And yet have they conquered me?
    Look how far I've come.

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    This is definitely an inspirational poem. Everyone has challenges in life, but how we deal with them is crucial to our own well-being. My favorite stanza was the second!

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  3. 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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    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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  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 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    Wow! This poem is so beautiful and heart-breaking, to be honest. My mom has cancer, and all she wants is for SOMEONE to be around. Anyone. But I get so caught up with my day to day activities...

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  12. 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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  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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    I've had a long, hard life. Trying to figure out just where I can fit in. I lost my dad last year. He was my only friend, the only one I felt I could talk to. There are some days I feel lost....

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