Inspirational Poems - Page 2

  1. 21. Searching For Home

    • By Brittney Hemmands
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016

    I'm a college student who is working on her English degree but has had a hard time this past year with staying focused in school. I have always craved traveling and searching for something more out in the world. I wrote this poem for those who feel like me and don't believe they belong in one place, but rather in all the places in the world. I wrote this for people who want to touch the lives of others without forgetting about their own life.

    Poem About Searching For Yourself

    Her eyes glowed with such ambition,
    And her mouth spoke words of love and kindness.
    She took pride in wandering;
    She walked to find the places her heart longed for.
    Oh, the places she searched to find her home.

    She made her way through crowded paths
    And swam through salted waters.
    She danced in gardens
    And sweetly kissed strangers.
    She ran, she searched, but still couldn't seem to find.

    She failed to realize the lives she touched,
    And the hearts she changed.
    She failed to realize the home her heart longed for
    Would never be found.
    That the light she was chasing was not the world's.

    That light, her home,
    Had been following her footprints.
    She had not realized
    She had held it all along.

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  2. 22. For Manchester

    A reflection of the tragic events that took place in Manchester. Such sad times.

    Poem About Uniting Together Against Terrorism

    We can't but feel utter shock,
    and we're emotionally drained.
    Yet deep within our sadness,
    some unity is gained.

    Wherever we may come from,
    and no matter our belief,
    we stand tall as a nation.
    We are united in our grief.

    They were parents with young children.
    They were adults and just a teen.
    They were an uncle, aunt, and cousin,
    and all the family in between.

    So in regards to reason,
    we can search and take a look...
    No religion condones murder.
    It's not in any holy book!

    Our loved ones may have fallen
    due to the extremity of sin.
    But our strength will not be broken,
    and TERROR will never win!

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  3. 23. Live In The Now

    This is a lesson I learned about not living in the past nor being kept in bondage to regrets about yesterday's mistakes.

    Encouragement To Live In The Moment

    Look not back on yesterday
    or what you have left behind.
    For only today is yours to claim,
    and this moment only is your time.

    Fret not on what has been
    or on what has passed you by.
    Yesterday is far behind you.
    You can't change it if you try.

    New opportunities await you.
    They come with each new day,
    so look ahead with faith and hope,
    and blessings will come your way.

    Keep faith alive in your heart.
    Live full and live well each day.
    Do all the good for all you can
    to all those who pass your way.

    Yesterday is out of your reach
    and tomorrow is not yours to claim.
    Only this moment belongs to you.
    So use it wisely, in Jesus' name.

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  4. 24. Live Life

    • By Livelovelaugh
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    My beliefs in life, because not everyone realizes just how precious it really is.

    Uplifting Poem Filled With Advice

    Life is crazy
    And totally unpredictable...
    It's going to push you over,
    Kick you while you're down,
    And hit you when you try to get back up.
    Not everything can beat you.
    Things are going to change you,
    But you get to choose which ones you let change you.
    Listen to your heart,
    Follow your dreams,
    And let no one tell you what you're capable of.
    Push the limits,
    Bend the rules,
    And enjoy every minute of it.
    Laugh at everything.
    Live for as long as you can.
    Love all,
    But trust none.
    Believe in yourself,
    And never lose faith in others.
    Settle for nothing but only the best,
    And give 110% in everything you do.
    Take risks,
    Live on the edge,
    Yet stay safe,
    And cherish every moment of it.
    Life is a gift.
    Appreciate all the rewards,
    And jump on every opportunity.
    Not everyone's going to love you,
    But who needs them anyway?
    Challenge everything,
    And fight for what you believe.
    Back down to nothing,
    But give in to the little things in life,
    After all, that is what makes you.
    Forget the unnecessary,
    But remember everything.
    Bring it with you everywhere you go.
    Learn something new,
    And appreciate criticism.
    Hate nothing,
    But dislike what you want.
    Never forget where you came from,
    And always remember where you are going.
    Live life to its fullest,
    And have a reason for everything,
    Even if it's totally insane.
    Find your purpose in life,
    And live it!

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  5. 25. Dear Addiction

    I wrote this poem in a very short time while I was in a treatment center for addiction. I know addiction is a very big problem for people in this world, and hopefully this can be an inspiration for someone struggling with this disease the way I have. Since writing this, I am doing a lot better, but it is a daily battle trying to get my life back in order. The only words of advice I have is just take it one day at a time. Thank you for reading.

    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.
    All you did was wear me out.
    Now I know what you're all about.

    You came to me with promise and joy,
    Now look at all the things you destroy.
    Families, lives, bank accounts, you see.
    You ruined it all with one little tease.
    Look at the way you make me feel
    Then you take it all and want me to steal.

    Why can't you just go and hide
    Somewhere far away where I'll never find?
    Everyone at home doesn't understand
    How you rip me apart then lend me a hand.
    I keep coming back thinking inside
    Maybe this time I'll make you my bride.

    Then I sit and wonder why,
    Why do you really want me to die?
    Thousands and thousands come to you
    Hoping and praying you'll help them through.
    Then they fall for your lending hand,
    Only to realize you're nothing but a scam.

    You promised me heaven and sent me to hell.
    You ruined my life and then wished me well.
    Watch me now as I go on my way.
    I'm washing myself of all your pain.
    So you and your power can just leave me be.
    I'm taking my life and setting it free.

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  6. 26. I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

    • By Laura Barnes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2013

    Originally from England, Laura Barnes has lived and worked as a teacher, trainer and life coach across four continents. Laura now lives happily in Gilbert, Arizona, and is the Owner/Founder/Chief Coffee Maker at Your Potential Power, a heart-centered life coaching practice. Laura is also an online instructor at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ. She is currently in training for her June 2012 climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity. Laura would love to hear from you.

    Poem Of Overcoming

    I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
    I am not dying. I am living.
    I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
    I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.
    I am not fighting. I am ceasing all hostility and conflict.
    I am not weak or diminished. I am strong and whole and complete.
    I am not coping or hoping. I am giving and receiving, creating and conceiving.
    I am not crying. I am laughing until the tears run down my leg.
    My body is not my enemy. My body is my loving friend, my gentle guide.
    My life story is not history. My life story is legendary.
    I am not powerless. I am powerful beyond measure.
    I am not a drop in the ocean. I am the ocean in a drop.
    I am not scattered. I am aligned.
    I am not being destroyed. I am building my sacred stature.
    I am not trapped or caged. I am as free as a feathery fledgling.
    My body is not a muddy puddle of despair. My body is a hallowed temple of spirit.
    I am not filled with shadows. I am filled with illuminating light.
    I am not a passive puppet. I am an active advocate and enthusiastic participant.
    I am not tired and bested. I am tied and invested.
    I am not without a voice or meaning or purpose. I am an angelic messenger.
    I am not discarded. I am needed.
    I am not descending, dragging or faltering. I am consistently inspiring and uplifting.
    I am not dwelling in the reflections of the past or the projections of the future. I am joyfully dancing naked in the unfolding mystery of the present moment.
    I am not alone or abandoned. I am infinitely connected by the soft, silky vibrational threads of love.
    I will not forget. I will remember.
    I will not burn out. I will sparkle forever.

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  7. 27. Time Goes By

    I wrote this poem as I considered how often it is that we go through life assuming and judging others, while we do not fully understand their actions. At the time I wrote this poem there was a lot of distress in my family, and I realized that so often we become disconnected, angry, and hurt that it impacts our relationships. The poem speaks of forgiveness and understanding that we only have individuals in our lives for a certain amount of time and that it is better to heal rather than to blame.

    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.

    Don't live in anger, with fear and regrets.
    Seek forgiveness and lay your pain to rest.
    Don't judge too quickly, as you may be wrong.
    Instead, choose to live life as an uplifting song.

    When tears fall, wipe them away
    As they will only last but for a day.
    Sometimes we hurt because we care.
    Sometimes life seems unfair.

    We make mistakes we wish we could change
    And wonder how our life could be rearranged.
    Second chances last only for so long, reach out to others
    As we are all sisters and brothers.

    There are angels in heaven that watch us every day.
    They look over us as we laugh and play.
    Live with joy, and when you lie down at night,
    Thank the Lord and release any strife.

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  8. 28. Like The Moon

    I will be
    like the moon
    and learn to shine
    even when
    I am not whole.

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  9. 29. Success

    • By Niderah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    Don't ever think success can't be achieved. Inspiration is here, and you need to read this for encouragement.

    What It Takes To Succeed

    The road to success is not straight.
    There is a curve called Failure,
    A loop called Confusion,
    Speed bumps called Friends,
    Red lights called Enemies, and
    Caution lights called Family.
    But if you have a spare called Determination,
    An engine called Perseverance,
    Insurance called Faith, and
    A driver called Jesus,
    You will make it to a place called Success!!

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  10. 30. Start Fresh

    • By Ruchi Katendra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2017

    This is my story. For the first time in a very long time I've had an opportunity to start fresh, so I want to convey my feelings through this poem. This poem is about forgetting the bad things that happened to you and starting fresh.

    Forgetting The Past And Starting Over

    I wanna start fresh...

    and forget this place, the wicked world I live in,
    but not forget how glorious and essential it was to me.

    Forget the memories that make me weak and sad,
    but not forget the memories that are an anchor to my strength.

    Forget the people who caused me pain,
    but not forget those who were with me in heavy rain.

    Forget my past, mistakes, and regrets,
    but not forget the lessons I learned from them.

    Forget the days when I cried silently, not aloud,
    but not forget the same days that make me strong.

    Forget the old me, find myself and explore,
    and emerge and shine as never before.

    This is why
    I wanna start fresh.

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  11. 31. Don't Wait Until I Am Gone

    • By Jennifer Fernandes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    My father passed two years ago, within six weeks of his diagnosis. Since both my parents lived with me, I spent a great deal of time with him. I bought him cards just because. I told him I loved him all the time, even when he made me mad. Although I was grieved on his passing, the way we lived gave me comfort, and I was able to let go of my grief in a timely manner. This poem is just a reminder to everyone that life is very precious. We are here today, but what if tomorrow never comes.

    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.
    Bring me flowers and candy on any day just because.
    Don't wait for a holiday, love and cherish me every day.
    Tell me I am beautiful.
    See my beauty in my body and soul.
    Don't wait to see that I am disfigured
    And then tell me that I am beautiful
    Because you think that is what I want to hear.
    Talk to me lovingly now so I can hear your beautiful voice
    And listen to the ringing of your laughter.
    Don't try to talk to me that way now
    That I am deaf and can no longer hear your sweet voice.
    Speak words of love and compassion
    So I can remember those conversations
    Even though I may not be able to hear them again.
    Come one day and you will be sad, you will be sorry!
    Treat me like a human being with a life
    That needs to be lived my way...not yours!
    Remember that our Creator gave you your own life
    To live the way you please.
    Leave me to live mine!!
    I do not tell you what you should or should not do...
    I just listen and give you support.
    Why can't you do the same?
    I am this way and you are that way.
    That's because we are different...
    We are unique...can't we compromise?
    Bury the hatchet and move along.
    Free your body, free your soul.
    Let's just take the precious time
    We have now to live and to love...
    Everything else will slowly fall into place.
    Now I am sick and dying.
    You are now trying to love me, to bring me flowers,
    To stroke my hair and to speak loving words.
    Why did we waste all those years, all that time...
    Just to be where we are now,
    Now when I am too weak, too sick to enjoy your gifts?
    Love me now...
    As your sister, your brother,
    Your husband, your wife,
    Your niece, your nephew,
    Your daughter, your son...
    Don't wait until it is too late!
    Don't wait until I am gone...

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  12. 32. Pain Ends

    Growing up, I always struggled so much with things going on in my mind. My parents were sick, I kept getting my heart broken, and I even got to a point where I started harming myself. Things cruel people had said to me always circled around in my head, and it made me hate myself. I was so lost. But when I turned 15, I met someone who made me see things differently. And I was finally able to let go. The war in my mind stopped. That's why I wrote this poem.

    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.

    Let your eyes wander
    To all the beauty to be seen.
    If those toxic thoughts you still do ponder,
    Then let out a scream.

    Scream until the pain is gone,
    Until you no longer feel afraid.
    Open your eyes to a new dawn,
    Let the darkness fade.

    No longer compare yourself
    Or your flaws to others' perfections.
    Take the negativity off the shelf.
    Focus on your direction.

    Pick the sadness up off the floor,
    Sweep it into the wind.
    Close the door on self-hatred.
    Never let it back in.

    For the lies it would often tell you,
    You will no longer agree.
    Happiness and love are what you should hold onto.
    They are whom you should give the key.

    Pay no attention to the toxic thoughts,
    Listen to those who adore everything you are.
    Overthinking was what you once were taught,
    But now those thoughts you put in a jar.

    Focus on your goals,
    Never lose your fight.
    It's time to open new scrolls.
    Everything will be all right.

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  13. 33. A Life Worth Living

    I wrote this poem for my niece before she was born because I want her to have the best life and live it to the fullest.

    Words To Live By

    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.

    In the blink of an eye, time will pass by
    And you'll be a little girl
    Trying to find your place
    Without a map in this big world.

    Every road is unfamiliar,
    Every experience brand new.
    So many paths that lie before you,
    Not knowing which to choose.

    I don't have all the answers,
    But there are tips that I can give.
    If you want a life with no regrets,
    I'll tell you how to live.

    Wake up grateful every day,
    And know that you are loved.
    Be certain that you matter
    And will always be enough.

    Stay a kid for as long as you can;
    Don't try to grow up too fast.
    It's such a short stint in the span of your life,
    So enjoy it while it lasts.

    Always be sincere and honest;
    Consistently stick to your word.
    Stand up for what is fair and right.
    Use your voice and make sure you are heard.

    Believe in yourself and what you can do.
    Be assertive and show that you're strong.
    When you make a mistake, as we all do,
    Be the first to admit that you're wrong.

    Attitude is everything,
    So make yours positive.
    When the hard times fall upon you,
    It's the best way you can live.

    So don't worry about the small things,
    Or cry when milk gets spilled.
    The hard times aren't as hard
    When your glass is halfway filled.

    Be aware of your own beauty,
    Without being vain.
    Your looks will one day fade;
    It's what inside you that remains.

    Dare to be different, your own unique style.
    Live only the story you wrote,
    Be true to yourself and don't let your likes
    Be based on the popular vote.

    Forgive and forget,
    Without keeping track.
    When you hold on to the past,
    The past holds you back.

    Be brave, try new things;
    It's ok if you fall.
    The only way you fail
    Is to not try at all.

    Aspire to greatness,
    Find a passion to pursue.
    If you're willing to work,
    There's nothing you can't do.

    Ignore all the people
    Who tell you you can't.
    And if you have any questions, just ask.
    Love, your Aunt

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  14. 34. Just Want A Happy Life

    • By Sadwick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2016

    Sometimes I feel like life has so many things against us. Poverty. Personal issues. With these weights on our shoulders, we don't feel happy or we try to find it but can't. You can find it. You just have to preserve through it.

    Conquering Negativity In Life

    I live with depravity,
    Pressure like gravity.
    Why can't they just see
    I want to live happily?

    Surrounded by poverty,
    The cravings of obesity,
    Those dreams of reality.
    Why can't they just see
    I want to be all I can be?

    I try to live with simplicity,
    But I get hit with hostility.
    People keep telling me
    You won't live happily.

    Forget all this negativity.
    I'm going against normality,
    Living a life of morality
    In a world full of brutality.

    Spitting out blasphemy,
    Using profanity.
    Why not be in harmony?
    Treat strangers like family.

    Going to love unconditionally,
    I know my personality.
    Don't need this scrutiny.
    I know who I will be,
    Just watch and see.

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  15. 35. Your Wounds

    You Are Stronger Than Your Scars

    Time doesn’t heal wounds
    to make you forget.

    It doesn’t heal wounds to
    erase the memories.

    Time leaves you with a scar
    to remind you of how you fought through it.

    Time leaves you with a scar
    to remind you of how you bled

    and how you survived.

    You survived.

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  16. 36. Trials

    • By Alexis M. Vogler
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    I chose to write this because I am going through a hard time. Maybe it will help someone else.

    Strength Through The Hard Times Of Life

    Sometimes you may think you're alone,
    And your feelings make you seem like a clone.
    Deep down you are whole,
    Not an empty bowl.
    Someone loves you,
    And all the words they say are true.
    Trust in yourself
    To be strong
    And true and whole and mighty.
    This time will pass;
    It's just a trial.
    Just walk down this aisle,
    Head held high;
    You're strong.

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  17. 37. Forever Keep Your Name

    This poem I randomly came up with. I kind of made it a song first.

    Keeping Your Identity

    Pick up your broken pieces.
    Don't leave them on the ground.
    They're screaming, crying, wailing.
    What a sad and terrible sound.

    Darling, leave behind your worries,
    And leave behind you pain.
    But darling, whatever you do,
    Don't leave behind your name.

    Your heart is an inferno,
    One that water cannot quench.
    Get up and dust yourself off,
    And get out of this muddy trench.

    Darling, leave behind your worries,
    And leave behind your pain.
    Leave behind the places you've been,
    But remember to bring your name.

    Your spirit cannot be broken,
    No matter how hard they try.
    The warrior inside has spoken,
    And it's a rolling battle cry.

    Forget about your worries,
    And forget about your pain.
    But darling, remember to never,
    Never forget your name.

    They'll never force you into chains,
    For you are destined to be free.
    Don't feel the need to fit the mold.
    Be who you were born to be.

    Let go of all your worries,
    Let go of all your pain,
    Let go of all that trouble,
    But don't let go of your name.

    Inside you are a lion,
    Fierce, untamed, and proud.
    On eagle's wings you're flying
    To touch the stars above the clouds.

    Forever leave your worries,
    And forever leave your pain.
    Go walk among the galaxies,
    And forever keep your name.

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  18. 38. Slow Down

    • By Vic Lejon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 18, 2020

    slow down when your world
    is spinning too fast
    when day and night are stuck in dusk
    make sure to enjoy life
    soak in the sunshine
    admire the moonlight
    witness how the clouds gather
    and disperse
    how the wind chases the leaves
    across the street
    treasure the little moments
    that world will still spin
    but you won’t fall off for taking
    a well-deserved break

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  19. 39. Keep Going

    It's Never Too Late

    Strong people can
    feel weak and
    brave people can
    feel afraid and
    light people can
    feel dark

    Lost people can
    be found and
    hopeless people can
    find faith and
    helpless people can
    be helped

    Keep going
    keep going
    keep going

    It is never too late
    to turn things around

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  20. 40. Faith And Courage In Life

    Faith and courage is what will get you through this life.

    Powerful Poem About Life Lessons

    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,
    but we must learn from our wrongs and grow from them.

    In life there are regrets we will have to live with,
    but we must learn to leave the past behind and realize it is something we can't change.

    In life there are people we will lose forever and can't have back,
    but we must learn to let go and move on.

    In life there are going to be obstacles that will cause interference,
    but we must learn to overcome these challenges and grow stronger.

    In life there are fears that will hold us back from what we want,
    but we must learn to fight them with the courage from within.

    God holds our lives in his hands. He holds the key to our future.
    Only he knows our fate.

    He sees everything and knows everything.
    Everything in life really does happen for a reason: "God's Reason"

    Powerful Poem About Life Lessons, Faith And Courage In Life

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