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 Disabled 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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    • Rating 4.54
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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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    • Rating 4.51
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    I love this poem. This is inspirational and lifts my spirits up. Last year had been a horrible year for me. I have been in a very low spirits indulging in self-hatred. After reading this...

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  6. The Hands Of A Warrior

    A Poem About Growing Old

    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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    • Rating 4.48
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    Loved your poem, sister Patty. I will never hide my hands again. Added your poem to my favourites. God Bless.

  7. 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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    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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  8. 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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    • Rating 4.46
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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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  10. This Is A Daily Reminder

    • By Nicolette
    • Published: March 2015
    Uplifting Poem About Living A Better Life

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

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    • Votes 1036
    • Rating 4.43
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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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  11. Live Life

    • By Livelovelaugh
    • Published: October 2008
    Uplifting Poem Filled With Advice

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

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    • Rating 4.39
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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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  12. Faith And Courage In Life

    Powerful Poem About Life Lessons

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    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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    • Rating 4.35
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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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  13. I Bend

    Poem About Not Allowing Yourself To Be Defeated

    I bend but do not break.
    I've been lost, but I'm not a loser.
    I'm a wreck, but I'm not totaled.
    I'm fractured but not broken.

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    • Rating 4.57
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    I really love this poem! I can definitely relate. Just recently I had to end a friendship, and I felt terrible about it. I felt broken, felt as though I had failed, but I came to realize that...

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