Inspirational Poems - Page 3

  1. 41. Unique

    The pressure to conform in our society is high, and it only drains people of their peace and strength. I've found true happiness in loving myself the way I am. (I do not bother about what people say as long as my Christian values are satisfied.) Do you dare to be different? This poem is for you.

    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.

    I've got fading scars,
    An unusual physique,
    But it all works together
    To make me unique.

    I've got hidden strengths,
    Some obvious flaws.
    Still I am who I am,
    For better, for worse.

    I don't have to blend in;
    I won't live a lie.
    I can't please everyone;
    I won't even try.

    Some call me proud;
    Others stare at me in alarm.
    But I'm not one to bother,
    Because I know who I am.

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  2. 42. Enjoy Life!

    • By Mae
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    Life passes just once; we have to make the most out of it.

    Inspiring Poem To Make The Most Of Our Lives

    Life's too short to be wasted.
    It passes just once, so make the most out of it.
    Live life the way you want it to be.
    Live it to the fullest, feel free!

    Live as the sun shines in the sky.
    Live as high as the birds can fly.
    Live as the colors of a rainbow.
    Live as far as the clouds can go.

    Never waste it with worthless doubts and fears,
    With insecurities and useless tears.
    Remember that what couldn't tear you makes you strong.
    Put away frustrations, sing your own song!

    Believe in what you can do.
    The world is round; it's all up to you.
    Think fast, act now!
    Time is gold; it couldn't be renewed.

    Value experiences, learn from mistakes.
    Improve for the better, live for others.
    Do what is right and what is best.
    Always be yourself, unique from the rest.

    Laugh as if there's no tomorrow.
    Dance as though you'll never get through.
    Love with all your heart and soul.
    Sing like you're on the top of the world.

    Forget the money, the root of all evil.
    Treasure your loved ones; you're lucky they're still there.
    Strengthen your faith, live with God.
    The best things in life are for free, so why not?!

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  3. 43. Black Is Beautiful

    • By Sharon D. Brown-Rogers
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A woman expresses her love for the color of her skin.

    Poem About Self-Worth

    Black is
    Black is as beautiful as a bed of milky white clouds.
    Black is as beautiful as soft as a newborn baby hair.
    Black is as beautiful as standing up for what is right.
    Black is as beautiful as trying on grandmother's classy hats.
    Black is as beautiful as you and I saying Hi!
    Black is as beautiful as two sisters walking hand in hand.
    Black is as beautiful as wading in a pond on a hot summer day.
    Black is as beautiful as you holding your baby for the very first time.
    Black is as beautiful as saying I miss you.
    Black is as beautiful as going fishing with your dad.
    Black is as beautiful as calling your mother on her birthday.
    Black is as beautiful as two brothers playing basketball.
    Black is as beautiful braiding your sister's hair.
    Black is as beautiful as grandpa taking you to the park.
    Black is as beautiful as the sweet sound of a saxophone playing.
    Black is as beautiful as eating mom's never fail caramel cake.
    Black is as beautiful as the bright rising sun.
    Black is as beautiful as a simple kiss placed on the forehead.
    Black is as beautiful as lilies on Easter morning.
    Black is as beautiful as saying I love you.
    Black is me and I AM BEAUTIFUL.

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  4. 44. Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

    In this poem, Douglas Malloch (1877-1938) shares an encouraging message for readers of all ages. Although we don't all hold prestigious jobs, we can all be the best at who we are. Our position in life doesn't make us more or less valuable. The beauty of this world is shown when each person does what he has been called to do and does it with great pride. When we measure our success by the standards of this world, many of us will feel as though we've fallen short. Douglas Malloch reminds us that success is measured by being the best at whoever you are. Like many, he came from humble roots, but he used his gift of writing to touch the lives of many people.

    If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a scrub in the valley — but be
    The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

    If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
    And some highway happier make;
    If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass —
    But the liveliest bass in the lake!

    We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
    There's something for all of us here,
    There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
    And the task you must do is the near.

    If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
    If you can't be the sun be a star;
    It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
    Be the best of whatever you are!

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  5. 45. Recipe For A Life Well-Lived

    With these ingredients, you can't go wrong for a happy life...

    The Ingredients For A Happy Life

    Start off with faith and trust in God.
    Then add courage; you'll need a lot.
    Take a few dreams and lots of inspiration;
    Mix them with passion and dedication.

    Flavor with a spoonful of optimism,
    As well as with sufficient vision.
    Throw in some rewarding work,
    With satisfaction as a perk.

    A pint of perseverance is necessary,
    While the amount of patience may vary.
    Don't forget an ounce of thankfulness,
    And a full cup of love and tenderness.

    Add a few quality friends to the mix,
    And a pinch of adventure, just for kicks.
    Also, you need three cups of good thoughts,
    Zested with a million smiles or thereabouts.

    Joy and laughter are indispensable,
    And a tad of hope, to be sensible.
    Throw in heaps of understanding,
    Because folks can be demanding.

    Season with lots and lots of time,
    And some deep questions to ponder.
    Then pour over a sense of awe,
    And lastly add some childlike wonder.

    Top off with family and readiness to forgive;
    This is the recipe for a life well-lived!

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  6. 46. The Strongest Part Of Me

    This poem is from Ashleigh Rayl's poetry collection, A Beautiful Difference.

    Even in my darkest moments
    I still have that little voice
    encouraging me to go on.
    To stand up and keep fighting.
    To wipe my tears and pull it together.
    To never give up.
    That quitting is not an option.
    That it will be ok no matter what.
    Without that voice I would be lost.
    I couldn’t make it in this world.
    That is the strongest part of me.

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  7. 47. A Voice Behind

    • By Pearlyn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015

    Hope you like this poem. Never rest without success

    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."

    When chains of sorrow surround me well
    When in my self, I feel like hell
    I'm forced to face life with its tests
    By a voice that says,"There is still hope you dare not rest."

    When I just feel like crying aloud
    When all my worries rise like a cloud
    I'm guarded safe like a bird in its nest
    By a voice that says,"There is still hope you dare not rest."

    From all my fears, I now am free
    I'm good and strong, I could clearly see,
    But can anyone say, is it from east or west
    That I hear the voice, "There is still hope you dare not rest."

    With hope and courage, I just am full
    Because of the voice, that gave me a very strong pull
    It's my loving God, the unseen guest
    Who says,"There is still hope you dare not rest."

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  8. 48. Don't Quit

    Are you depressed or down in the dumps? Do you want to give up on your goals and just quit? If this applies to you, this is exactly what you have been looking for to motivate you to come back even harder and achieve your dreams.

    Motivation And Inspiration To Fulfill Your Dreams

    When times are hard, you might stop for a bit,
    But it's not over until the moment you quit.
    On a river's bridge, failures are the planks;
    Take one step at a time until you reach its banks.

    Don't give up on your dreams; chase them instead;
    You will find, one morning, as you wake up from bed,
    That you are the person about whom you dreamed,
    And you can reach great heights, impossible though it seemed.

    When things go wrong and your back is to the wall,
    Try to stand up; no more can you fall.
    Life is full of ups and downs; take them in your stride.
    You will discover your little star hidden inside.

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  9. 49. Never Stop Being You

    This poem I wrote was an inspirational look at life in general and the reason we live as we do because some of us never stop.

    Uplifting Poem About Making Life Better

    Never stop caring about the little things in life.
    Never stop dreaming, and don't give into strife.
    Never stop wondering are we on our own.
    Never stop thinking has your spirituality grown.

    Never stop building bridges that lead to better tomorrows.
    Never stop trying, and don't give into sorrow.
    Never stop feeling amazed at the beauty that surrounds you.
    Never stop hearing the music, and don't give into the blues.

    Never stop pushing away negative thoughts that make you feel sad.
    Never stop looking at all the miracles we have had.
    Never stop loving the ones you hold dear.
    Never stop giving, and don't give into the fear.

    Never stop smiling, but look forward to each new day.
    Never stop shining in your own special way.
    Never forget that all storms will clear.
    Remember brighter tomorrows are always near.

    Uplifting Poem About Making Life Better, Never Stop Being You

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  10. 50. Game Of Life

    • By Sarah White
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009

    I wrote this poem when I had a lot of things going on in my life and I wanted to give myself a positive new start. Really helped!

    Encouraging Other To Have A New Start

    Roll the dice,
    Play a new game.
    Life for you
    Will never be the same.

    No looking back,
    No aspect of time,
    You now have
    A new mountain to climb.

    Your body seems to stop
    Whilst the world keeps going.
    With no time to think,
    Time still keeps flowing.

    Going back to the dice
    And the game, you will roll
    It's time to start a new life
    Complete with heart and soul.

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  11. 51. Even When; Especially When

    Even when you feel like a million scattered pieces,
    you are still whole.
    Even when you’re unsure of the path you’re walking,
    you still have purpose.
    Even when your lover leaves you empty and begging,
    you are still loved.
    Even when you’ve tried and tried and failed and failed,
    you are still worthy.
    Even when;
    especially when.

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  12. 52. Song For The World

    I wrote this poem after I wrote a poem about a time when I was going through difficult times. In that poem, I mentioned I had a song to share. This poem, "Song For The World," came to me and helped me in my own healing process. I hope that it inspires you as well on your healing journey.

    Peace, Love And Harmony

    If I could sing a song for the world, then it would be
    A song for peace and love and harmony.

    To cherish all the moments we hold so dear
    And only cry those happy tears.

    Let's not use weapons to fight, but fight instead
    To bring together every woman and man.

    That each child grows up and knows their worth,
    So they can shine their blessings on earth.

    Everyone is born with special gifts sent from above;
    It's time to use them all and spread the love.

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  13. 53. Brave American Knight

    • By David G. Moore
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2019

    Too often we see the stranger in a fatigue jacket on the side of the road begging, and it is very easy to pass him off as a scam artist or bum. Could be! But news reports tell us that many veterans are found living under overpasses and cardboard box villages to just simply ignore. I wanted to say something about our (my) own negligence in this matter. I am a veteran. That could have been me on that corner.

    A Forgotten Veteran

    Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
    Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
    Paid small notice to the figure; my lonely life was in a rut.
    He was just another beggar holding out a shiny tin cup.

    But something was rather uncharacteristic about this scene.
    His old camouflaged fatigues were those of a U.S. marine.
    No legs dangled from his wheelchair, but he sat tall, proud, and upright.
    Many ribbons bore evidence of America's finest knight.

    Walked up to the stranger - what was left of a man sitting there.
    No others near, just us two, and the pall of pathos in the air.
    His hair unkempt, a shaggy beard, he stared as each car would stop,
    Lest he miss a coin or, pray, a bill into his cup one might drop.

    In horror saw that the cup was held by an artificial hand.
    An ear had been severed; thumb on other hand, one eye was blind.
    He acknowledged my presence, tipped his military cap.
    As he did, I observed scars occupied most of his scalp.

    Asked how life brought him to this intersection on life's highway.
    From boot camp was deployed to "play in the sand" in land over there.
    "Sir," he said, "From high school my great desire was to serve my country.
    Fighting with my buddies one night, my jeep hit unseen IED."

    "In flames and smoke I fought to breathe; felt that my life was slipping on.
    Could barely hear, could scarcely see, and knew that my right arm was gone.
    My head was bleeding profusely; could not feel my legs or left hand.
    I begged God to let me die on the sands of Afghanistan."

    "The corpsman came with tears rolling down his face and with choking voice,
    Said soldier, it's your legs, I have to amputate, I have no choice.
    There are other injuries, got to rush; choppers are on our right,
    You hang in there, Marine; I salute you, brave American knight."

    The more he spoke, the colder the chills that ran up and down my spine.
    Thoughtlessness and selfishness exposed a depravity of mind.
    Self-pity, self-indulgence, resignation had poisoned my soul.
    Changed by man with no legs, he stands ten feet tall on my honor roll.

    Perhaps next time a soldier we meet at the mall or on the street,
    Honor and salute those who served, even died, that we may live free.
    Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy or Marine, guards of freedom's light.
    Grateful for those who wore the uniform, brave American knights.

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  14. 54. If You Believe

    This was inspired by an experience I had in school years ago. A long story, but I emerged with an uplifting lesson I often share with students: Faith in God with diligence - against all odds - works wonders.

    Striving On With Persistence

    When your mind is set
    On a splendid thing you want to do,
    There are some who will shrug,
    Like you don't have a clue.

    When you proceed,
    Some will say it can't be done
    And that there is really no need
    For you to take it on.

    And halfway through,
    Some may deem your progress small,
    Or others will ask if what you're doing
    Is even worthwhile at all.

    But when you succeed,
    Then with flattering tongue,
    The same folks will say they knew
    That you'd do it all along.

    Now, folks may mean well
    When they say it can't be done,
    But then who is to lose
    If they are actually wrong?

    But if you take note of why
    Some doubt your point of view
    And stick close to those
    Who see the strength in you,

    If you put your faith in God,
    No matter how tough it may seem,
    If you work hard, if you believe,
    You will achieve your dream.

    For what others think,
    Whether or not you're strong or smart,
    Sometimes, doesn't really count
    As what you believe in your heart.

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  15. 55. While You Weren't Here

    • By Janet Michael
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A poem written by a woman who was abandoned by an important person in her life. Though the experience has made her a stronger person, she sometimes wishes to go back to the time when this person was in her life.

    Emotional Poem About Coping After Abandonment

    While you weren't here
    I cried every night.
    A million tears fell,
    Still my heart wasn't right.

    While you weren't here
    I did what I could,
    Hoping against hope
    My decisions were good.

    While you weren't here
    I gained some in age.
    Things just went on
    And life turned a page.

    While you weren't here
    I just tried to go on,
    Knowing what didn't kill me
    Would only make me strong.

    While you weren't here
    A whole lot got changed.
    My life became different,
    My world rearranged.

    While you weren't here
    I had to learn to be alone,
    To stand on my two feet,
    To make my own home.

    So that's where I am now,
    At this stage of my life,
    Still scared and alone,
    Still coping with strife.

    And oh how I wish that
    Things could be different,
    That I could go back
    To a time in the past,

    To a time before
    You weren't here.

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  16. 56. I Am Every Woman

    • By Rakhi Nariani
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017

    I am a single parent who has brought up her daughter, giving her the love of both a father and a mother. I believe a woman has immense strength and power from within. This poem has come from the deepest core of my heart, which speaks for the hearts of all women worldwide. It is a poem that brings to light a woman's power.

    The Power Of A Woman

    A woman is beauty innate,
    A symbol of power and strength.
    She puts her life at stake.
    She's real, she's not fake!

    The summer of life she's ready to see in spring.
    She says, "Spring will come again, my dear.
    Let me care for the ones who're near."
    She's The Woman - she has no fear!

    Strong is she in her faith and beliefs.
    "Persistence is the key to everything," says she.
    Despite the sighs and groans and moans,
    She's strong in her faith, firm in her belief!

    She's a lioness; don't mess with her.
    She'll not spare you if you're a prankster.
    Don't ever try to saw her pride, her self-respect.
    She knows how to thaw you, saw you - so beware!

    She's today's woman. Today's woman, dear.
    Love her, respect her, keep her near...

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  17. 57. To Be Happy

    • By Shawna
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 15, 2021
    The Best Version Of Myself

    To be kind,
    I must think.
    To be selfless,
    It's not about me.
    To be brave,
    I must hold my head high.
    To be fearless,
    I can't always hide.
    To be grateful,
    I feel love from within.
    To be compatible,
    I'm no better than them.
    To truly be thankful,
    I must have gratitude in mind.
    To be determined,
    I have to actually try.
    To be stress free,
    I have to keep self-soothing.
    To be energetic,
    I got to keep moving.
    To love unconditionally,
    I need to love myself first.
    To be the best me,
    I must know my self-worth.

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  18. 58. Mighty Oak

    I wrote this poem many years ago when I was grieving my grandfather's death. He was a published poet and the light of my life. I saw him as that oak tree. He was always so strong, and his faith never wavered. He taught me so much about life and love and family, but most of all about Christian faith. He will be forever missed, but someday I will meet him in heaven, and until then this will always be my tribute to Caleb Fowler, the greatest man I ever knew.

    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
    In search of the radiant sunlight you
    Count on to survive.
    When the winds are high and restless and
    You lose a limb or two,
    It only makes you stronger.
    We could learn so much from you.
    Though generations have come and gone
    And brought about such change,
    Quietly you've watched them all,
    Yet still remained the same.
    I only pray God gives to me
    The strength he's given you
    To face each day with hope,
    Whether skies are black or blue.
    Life on earth is truly a gift.
    Every moment we must treasure.
    It's the simple things we take for granted
    That become our ultimate pleasures.

    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree, Mighty Oak

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  19. 59. Believe In Yourself

    • By Sagar
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009

    This is a poem for inspiring people of today to march toward their goal and achieve it. There is a saying: "If there is a will, there is a way," so "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF" and you will get 100% success in your life.

    Read this and feel the difference in your attitude.

    The Power Of Self-Belief

    Believe in yourself and you can achieve
    Things you never thought possible.
    Believe in yourself and you can discover
    New talents hidden inside of you.

    Believe in yourself and you can reach
    New heights that you thought immeasurable.
    Believe in yourself and you can elucidate
    The problem that defies every solution.

    Believe in yourself and you can tackle
    The hardest of all situations.
    Believe in yourself and you can make
    The complicated things seem simple.

    Believe in yourself and you can enjoy
    The beauty of nature's creation.
    Believe in yourself and you can learn
    Skills of gaining knowledge from experience.

    Believe in yourself and you can discern
    New depths in your life.
    Believe in yourself and you can perform
    Way beyond your expectations.

    Believe in your aim and work towards it,
    With elation, determination and dedication.
    Believe in yourself and you'll feel blessed,
    As you are God's special creation.

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  20. 60. Sorry

    • By Teona Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    Strength will help you move on. I dedicate this to everyone whose heart has been stained.

    Comforting Poem About Strength

    We are sorry for all that has happened.
    It hurt us too,
    And together we will mend
    Your heart all the way through.

    We will help you realize
    That you are not alone.
    All that you needs is strength, the real prize
    And let the true you be shown.

    You have not yet noticed how strong you really are.
    You could make it too.
    With help from us, you could go far.
    We can help you make the ultimate breakthrough.

    We can help you escape the river of sorrow.
    Your heart's been stained with dirt.
    We want to help your bloodstream flow.
    We understand your heart's been hurt.

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