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  1. 81. Mighty Oak

    • By Daniel Baker
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020

    This poem is about suffering from anxiety and depression. It's about taking the beating and continuing to stand tall.

    Standing Strong In The Midst Of Trials

    If the mighty oak could speak the words
    Of the times that it's been tried,
    It'd speak about growing roots
    Instead of how it died.

    It'd say that it was strong enough
    And stood the test of time.
    Instead of falling to the ground,
    It stood and held its line.

    It'd speak about lightning strikes
    And wind that cracked its core.
    Though the dirt had softened,
    It stood and took some more.

    Though the tree bares scars
    Of the times that it's been struck,
    All the other trees around
    Gazed in pure awestruck.

    Its roots dug deep and powerful.
    No way it'd hit the ground.
    The story of the mighty oak
    Is one that is profound.

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  2. 82. Daily Reminder That You Are Worthy

    And on Tuesdays you must look at
    yourself in the mirror and say
    “I am worthy. I need to be here.
    And I am grateful I am.
    There is beauty in my life and
    I will find it. There is strength
    in my soul and I will trust it.
    There is purpose in my path and
    I will unravel it. There is magic
    in who I am and I will
    believe in it.”
    And then go climb your mountains
    for today. And go find some
    spectacular views.

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  3. 83. Yes, Human. Yes, Love

    • By Sadwick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2019

    We all have flaws. To error is to be human. In our error, let's remember we have the ability to be good and always try.

    Living Your Best Life

    In the face of many troubles,
    Side by side we will stand.
    It's not as though we crumble.
    Instead, we gain to understand.

    Learning life we see perspectives,
    Others different and some the same.
    We act in the moment to be reactive.
    Emotions are wild or tame.

    Love and hate we fight against.
    Life and death we struggle with.
    Gluttony and hunger we rage against.
    War and peace we struggle with.

    To be human is to struggle,
    Finding love in the depression.
    We are that individual
    Striving for moral right or religion.

    Act without reward or praise.
    Do your best no matter the circumstance.
    Go the extra mile without a raise.
    Give your brother a second chance.

    In doing this, you show love.
    To love is what is valued among all,
    So next time you look above,
    Remember we sometimes fall.

    Be encouraged in your weaknesses.
    Some flaws are others strengths,
    So let us give ourselves forgiveness,
    For love has no length.

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  4. 84. We Rise

    we crawl
    we walk
    we run
    we fly

    we fall
    we break
    we rage
    we cry

    we learn
    we heal
    we dream
    we rise

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  5. 85. Life Is A Rose

    • By Talish
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I wrote this poem because I feel that everyone, including myself, experiences unexpected downfalls in our lives. Just when we think something is going right, suddenly out of nowhere, you experience a loss or a terrible thing that really brings you down. However, people need to understand that there is hope and that there is an entire life waiting for them to be painted with many colors. I want this poem to inspire people to enjoy, accept, and live their lives freely.

    Uplifting Poem About The Ups And Downs Of Life

    Together, we all live different lives,
    Whether we are doctors, students, or parents,
    That can still make up a continuous field of roses.
    A field of roses, shining yellow, red, white and pink,
    Which subtly grow in the midst of time,
    And day by day, their heads successfully rise,
    Slowly reaching the clear blue sky.

    But sometimes we may experience some terrible times,
    That perhaps are caused by downfalls from the past,
    Each downfall is like a falling petal.
    Petal after petal, a person we once loved,
    Whether it was a friend or a parent,
    Suddenly leaves our precious hearts,
    Which results in a permanent, painful scar.
    But as this growing pain slowly enters
    And gradually controls every root of our bodies,
    We'll discover, in the end, that our shadow still remains.

    As our body, our stem still stands alone,
    Weak, thirsty, gradually falling into the warm earth's soil.
    And just as there were times that put us
    In a state of loneliness and despair,
    New lives begin to blossom
    As the pollen's internal strength paints them gold.

    Life, it is not something of fear nor shame,
    But something that will continuously fall and rise.
    So, let the lives be remarkable, radiant roses,
    Roses that sparkle in the fields forever.

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  6. 86. This Is Your Time

    From Tanya Markul's first poetry collection, The She Book

    This is your time
    to no longer be who you were,
    to rise from the embers,
    to be guided by Her.

    This is your time
    to be carried by Grace,
    out of the matrix
    and away from the race.

    This is your time
    to forever change the rest,
    to untame, to shift, to lead,
    and live blessed.

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  7. 87. Stronger Than You

    Sometimes our lives can take a road that leads to very dark places. Sometimes we find ourselves pushed into difficult places. Some may take a while to find their exit, their gate, their door to freedom. Some may just stop. But I believe it's strength of mind and soul that are our maps, our guides. Our inner strength can surprise us.

    Stronger Than Depression

    There you are, sneaking upon me!
    From the corner of my eye, you make no sound, but I can see!

    I ignore you're there, but you grow each day.
    I fear if I acknowledge you, you will never go away.

    I've seen the power you have over other people's lives,
    I have seen their struggles and them strive

    To keep you in check, to keep you at bay.
    I've seen them give in and allow you to stay.

    The confusion, the havoc you have played,
    I have seen the pain and the price they've paid.

    Swallowing them whole without a thought,
    Like the helpless fish in the net when caught.

    They squirm and wriggle to break free.
    Yes, I see you there, but you won't take me.

    I will not allow your darkness to consume,
    I will not allow the cloud to linger and to loom.

    I will fight you every day and every night,
    Push away the dark, I will stay in the light.

    I see you there waiting to pounce,
    I will stand strong against your call, I will stand strong and denounce!

    For all the sad, pain, and tears you feed upon,
    Your call to me will forever be long.

    As I have seen too many leave,
    I know better, I believe...

    In mind over matter, however dark the day,
    Life is a better place when you're told to go away!

    So move on and take your darkness too.
    I am now stronger, Depression; I'm stronger than you!

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  8. 88. You Are Enough

    Along the way I have learned a tough lesson: even in my imperfection I am still worthy of love, someone’s time, and a consistent feeling of wholeness.
    My value is not connected to perfection, strength, or my ability to weather a storm. Which means that even on those days when I struggle to show up or feel ill-equipped, I am still a woman of worth and value

    You are enough
    You have always been enough, and
    You will forever be
    Enough

    no matter what you see
    how you feel, or the lies you may
    believe

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  9. 89. Today I Am Afraid

    I wrote this one day just to get some fears of the unknown out. It inspired and reminded me not to worry about what tomorrow brings because it only comes one minute at a time.

    Overcoming Fear Of The Unknown

    Today I felt lost.
    I couldn't find Your hand.
    I felt so alone,
    I just don't understand.

    Today I am afraid,
    For tomorrow's troubles may bring
    More pain than today.
    I may not last; I'll continue to pray.

    Why do I worry about tomorrow?
    Today brings enough fear;
    For today was the tomorrow
    That seemed all too near.

    Today I am afraid,
    For tomorrow's troubles may bring
    More pain than today
    I may not last; I'll continue to pray.

    I'll never forget about the past.
    My pain will never let me.
    Tomorrow is how long it will last.
    By then I may be free.

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  10. 90. The Ride

    • By Sean Parekh
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012

    My poem is simply about life and how it is a journey for all of us. How we shouldn't worry about where we are going but just enjoy the ride. How we should go after what we believe in.

    Accepting Life As A Journey

    I don't know where this ride is taking me.
    I don't know when to let go.
    All I know is I'm in it for the journey
    To give me more and more.

    I chase dreams I don't yet know.
    I try to be something I don't even know.

    I look for things I cannot find.
    I believe more in my heart than my mind.

    I play for things that cannot be won,
    I learn to fly before I run.

    I make fire on what can't be burned.
    I teach things that cannot be learned.

    I don't know where this ride is taking me.
    I don't know when to let go.
    All I know is I'm in it for the journey
    To give me more and more.

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  11. 91. If You Think

    • By Anisha Aich
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020

    This poem is based on individuals who are afraid of moving forward and achieving their dreams. Due to taunts, they build up inferiority complex in themselves. So, my opinion is to move on with a positive attitude and you will get whatever you'd like.

    Always Move Forward With A Positive Attitude

    If you think you can reach the sky,
    Why don't you flap your wings to fly?
    Always give strength to your mind and soul.
    One day you're gonna kick your goal.
    You know you can; don't focus on others taunts.
    The day will come for them to realize their faults.

    If you can win and keep rest beside,
    Don't let others for your future decide.
    Work hard, work smart, and take the lead.
    Leave the fellows behind and you'll succeed;
    Never spell, "I can't." Control your pain,
    The sun will rise and reward you with gain.

    Many more things are there to say.
    Always move forward; there is a way.
    Never lose hope; move on with a positive attitude.
    The day will come to fill you with lots of gratitude.
    If you think you can reach the sky,
    Why don't you flap your wings to fly?

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  12. 92. Strength Comes In So Many Forms

    Strength comes
    In so many forms.
    In giving people
    Second chances,
    In giving up
    Painful habits.
    In giving ourselves
    And others
    Life-changing love.
    In giving energy
    To fight for
    The things that matter.
    Strength comes
    in so many forms.

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  13. 93. America The Beautiful

    Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write this poem while on a trip to Colorado Springs in 1893. When she reached the top of Pikes Peak, she had this to say. “All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse." The first version of “America the Beautiful” was published in a weekly journal, The Congregationalist, on July 4, 1895. Revisions were made in 1904 and then again in 1913 to become the version we know today. It became a patriotic song sung to Samuel A. Ward’s tune “Materna."

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!
    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea.

    O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
    Whose stern, impassioned stress
    A thoroughfare of freedom beat
    Across the wilderness!
    America! America!
    God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self-control,
    Thy liberty in law.

    O beautiful for heroes proved
    In liberating strife,
    Who more than self their country loved,
    And mercy more than life!
    America! America!
    May God thy gold refine,
    Till all success be nobleness,
    And ev’ry gain divine.

    O beautiful for patriot dream
    That sees beyond the years
    Thine alabaster cities gleam,
    Undimmed by human tears!
    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea.

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  14. 94. Jump 1.0

    • By Jahleel A. Lowe
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016

    When you're in a crossroad in life and things feel frightening, I hope this can help.

    Poem About Taking A Chance

    Do you think you stand a chance
    Diving off into the abyss?
    Do you think that you'll advance
    Even without an assist?
    Will you learn to find you wings
    And travel to the paradise that life brings?
    Triumphant in your success,
    You can finally rest,
    Assured that your future is bright
    And you did your best
    To see that your seeds take flight.
    So why be in fright?
    You're already in a slump.
    Why don't you take a chance
    ...and just jump?

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  15. 95. I Hear America Singing

    Walt Whitman was an American poet who lived from 1819-1892. Some of his poetry was controversial because of the nature of its content, but he is believed to be the father of free verse (but he did not invent this form of poetry). He is also seen as a "poet of democracy" because he wrote so strongly about the American character. In this poem, Whitman shows how America is made up of a variety of people. It's the stories of those people who make America the strong and unique nation that it is.

    I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
    Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
    The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
    The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
    The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
    The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
    The wood-cutter's song, the ploughboy's on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
    The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
    Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
    The day what belongs to the day - at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
    Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.

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  16. 96. Even When

    • By LeSandra Hunting
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016

    I wrote this poem that I hope will stick in people's minds. I have had to go through a lot, and I know that I should probably try and stay cheerful, so I started to write this poem. It really touched my teacher and my parents.

    Poem Giving Hope To Those Feeling Down

    Even when those storm winds are blowing,
    I'll stand and fight them knowing
    I'm not alone,
    Not on my own.

    Even when there's hatred brewing,
    I know what I'll be doing;
    I'll laugh and smile,
    Send it away awhile.

    Even when there's a huge earthquake,
    I'll stand tall and I won't shake;
    Let the pain go,
    Let my joy show.

    Even when there's a strong hurricane,
    I'll wade unbending through the pain;
    Help those who've fallen,
    Welcome those who're calling.

    Even when someone's been deserted,
    I know they didn't deserve it;
    Become their friend,
    It's not the end.

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  17. 97. Just For Today

    This poem is for all the loved ones here or far away who may or may not have someone near.

    Loving Poem About Keeping People Close

    Just for today
    I will hold you close,
    will kiss you often,
    will smile with you,
    will take you for a walk,
    will keep you safe,
    will make you happy,
    will miss you more,
    will care for you,
    will hold your hand,
    will swing with you...
    just for today.

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  18. 98. My Morals Define Me

    I am unique and one of a kind. I am who I am and will never change for anyone. I will always be me, now and forever.

    Empowering Poem About Self-Acceptance

    I have never done drugs and never will.
    I don't give into peer pressure.
    I believe that drugs are lame.
    Drugs cause you to make irresponsible decisions.
    I'd rather be high on life than high on drugs.
    I choose not to harm my body with illegal substances.
    I do what I want and if this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    I am proud to be a virgin.
    I'm not ditzy or dumb.
    I don't believe everything I am told.
    Abstinence is the key, so I believe.
    I am not ready for a child nor disgusting diseases.
    My virginity is my sanctuary.
    If this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    Violence is never the answer.
    Physical disputes are pointless and solve nothing.
    It is unnecessary and a waste of time.
    I shall never stoop down to that level of immaturity.
    I'd rather walk away and be the bigger person.
    If this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    Being a party girl is not who I am.
    Partying is not what life is all about.
    Life does not revolve around alcohol, drugs, and music.
    There are more important things in life than parties.
    I have the rest of my life to party;
    For now I choose to focus on my future and career.
    If this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    I don't need to dress like a hoochie to get attention.
    I am classy not trashy.
    I'd rather be noticed for my intelligence than my looks.
    I choose to have dignity and respect for my body.
    I'd rather be liked for who I am than for what I look like.
    If this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    I am not a follower.
    I control my own mind and make my own decisions.
    I stand up for what I believe in and defend my opinions.
    I'd rather be hated for being myself than liked for someone I am not.
    If this makes me a loser, then so be it.

    I am unique and one of a kind.
    I am who I am
    And will never change for anyone.
    I will always be me, now and forever.
    If this makes me a loser, then maybe I am.

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  19. 99. Promises To Keep

    • By Hemant Bohra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 31, 2021

    I am a storyteller, entrepreneur, and author. I am like that high ropewalker with only a pole in hand to balance. At one end of the pole is my heart that seeks inspiration and at the other end is my mind that needs motivation. But I am the one who must balance both while traversing through this world. There is no room for procrastination. I want to live every year in a moment and moments in every year.

    Motivation For A New Year

    We resolve to turn a new leaf in our lives
    Yet go back to whining old ways in no time

    Why do we break promises ever so often
    When we want a better future than our past or present?

    Why do we not care for ourselves
    Yet want a story that the world will tell?

    But if you want to change your story forever
    Inspiration and motivation will have to go together

    An inspired heart can move mountains and cut the seas
    Don't the stories of these people inspire thee?

    Then comes the role of a motivated mind
    If left idle it can behave weird many a times

    Convince the mind before getting down to work
    Else you will have to fight yourself first

    But the protagonist of your story has the biggest role to play
    If you don't care, then nobody will anyway

    So be the change, and script your story your way
    Start with fulfilling the promises you made

    It is said a journey of thousand miles begins with one step
    Likewise, success in future depends on the promises you kept

    We have a long way to go and many promises to keep
    So treasure every moment and every New Year equally

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  20. 100. Take A Bow

    Take a bow, lovely one.
    Because you’re tired
    And still you’re doing it.
    You’re feeling empty
    And still you’re giving it.
    You’re unsure of yourself
    And still you’re being it.
    You got hit hard
    And still you’re healing it.
    Funds are low
    And still you’re dreaming it.
    Life ain’t so easy right now
    And still you’re loving it.
    The winds are blowing hard
    And still you’re walking it.
    Yes, take a bow, lovely one.
    (You made it to Friday)

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