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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    This is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss, and I hope you carry on with courage in your heart. Your poem is amazing!

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  3. 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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    It's one of those poems one would like to hear in the morning to lift up their spirits. Well done! It's a masterpiece.

  4. Mighty Oak

    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree


    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.

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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 in tears now hearing how the poem ended. I don't have an addiction problem, but I find this highly moving. I hope it changes more lives because it changed my point of view.

  7. 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.

  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. 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.

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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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  11. Time Goes By

    Living With Strength And Love

    Time goes by and slips away
    Just as the sky turns from blue to grey.
    We are here but only for a short stay.
    Don't let life pass with words you never say.

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    This poem did touch me. It talks to me about appreciation, love, and acceptance. It makes us take a moment to think of how blessed we are and how we need to make the time here and now to show...

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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. 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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