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.
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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Poem About Not Allowing Yourself To Be Defeated
I bend but do not break.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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,...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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."Featured Shared Story
It is must-read poem for people who dream and dare to work for its fulfillment. One would experience all kinds of struggles on this path and have to be very strong, enduring all pain,...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
This is a life changing piece. It reminds me of the words of the great Socrates, "Man know thyself." I must say, I'm so lifted!
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.Featured Shared Story
Loved your poem, sister Patty. I will never hide my hands again. Added your poem to my favourites. God Bless.
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.Featured Shared Story
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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