Inspirational Poems

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.

102 Motivational and Uplifting Poems

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  1. 1. You Will Never See Me Fall


    • By Joyce Alcantara
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 6627
    • Rating 4.50
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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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  3. 2. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew


    • By Ronald Doe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Stories 39
    • Shares 16408
    • Favorited 209
    • Votes 6612
    • Rating 4.55
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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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  5. 3. Live Life


    • By Livelovelaugh
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 19
    • Shares 16468
    • Favorited 167
    • Votes 3724
    • Rating 4.42
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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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  6. 4. Faith And Courage In Life


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Favorited 122
    • Votes 3005
    • Rating 4.36
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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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  7. 5. Phenomenal Woman

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    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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    • Favorited 201
    • Votes 2843
    • Rating 4.53
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    Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou this poem is a Classic that deals with every women in the world. This poem shows that beauty is compare by what society thinks a woman should looked like,...

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  8. 6. Dear Addiction


    • By Zeb Edington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Shares 5706
    • Favorited 264
    • Votes 2772
    • Rating 4.48
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    I've been cutting since I was in 3rd grade, and it's a very bad addiction for me. I still do it to this day. I stopped for about 6 months, but then I had a relapse; I deal with depression,...

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  9. 7. Pain Ends


    • By Katy A. Brown
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Breathe in the fresh air,
    Put your mind at ease.
    Let down your hair,
    Let it flow in the breeze.

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    • Stories 12
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    • Favorited 217
    • Votes 2299
    • Rating 4.47
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    Love this poem, most of us go through our minds taking over in a negative way at some point in life, not just the young, all ages go through our thoughts that play over and over in our minds,...

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  10. 8. Mighty Oak


    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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    • Favorited 60
    • Votes 1743
    • Rating 4.43
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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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  11. 9. This Is A Daily Reminder


    • By Nicolette
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Votes 1569
    • Rating 4.45
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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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  12. 10. Life Doesn't Frighten Me

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    Shadows on the wall
    Noises down the hall
    Life doesn't frighten me at all

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    • Votes 1497
    • Rating 4.30
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    I think this is a really good poem because it teaches kids not to give up and hide in the shadows and actually express themselves.

  13. 11. Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

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    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.

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    • Stories 8
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    • Favorited 57
    • Votes 1493
    • Rating 4.41
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    Two years ago I was in depression and isolated. I felt frequently that I was worthless and deserved no love, no appreciation, no friends. I kept myself aloof from everyone, thinking that I...

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  14. 12. Life Is Now


    Time flies and memories fade.
    People change and new friendships are made.
    Only the true remain forever at our side.
    Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

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    • Stories 7
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    • Favorited 170
    • Votes 1261
    • Rating 4.49
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    My school does a speech contest every year, and this poem really caught my eye. I'm in 6th grade and definitely doing this for the speech contest. Very inspiring!

  15. 13. Unique


    Because I know who I am,
    I'm at ease and free.
    I can't be like others,
    And they can't be me.

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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 10035
    • Favorited 178
    • Votes 1134
    • Rating 4.47
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    This poem speaks to me because I used to have a hard time accepting who I am. This is one of the deepest poems I've read yet. But now I've finally accepted who I am. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. 14. My Personal Quest


    For most of my life, I've been on a quest
    To discover just who I might be,
    Earnestly searching, day after day,
    So desperate to recognize me.

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 9843
    • Favorited 130
    • Votes 1119
    • Rating 4.58
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    Wow this poem is so beautiful! I'm surprised there aren't more comments under it! Right now I feel like I don't know myself and need to discover who I am. This piece really comforted me to...

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  17. 15. I Bend

    • By Selena Odom
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 8290
    • Favorited 97
    • Votes 1086
    • Rating 4.51
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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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  18. 16. Don't Wait Until I Am Gone

    • By Jennifer Fernandes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Stories 8
    • Shares 2329
    • Favorited 62
    • Votes 991
    • Rating 4.48
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    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...

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  19. 17. Believe In Yourself

    • By Sagar
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 65
    • Votes 825
    • Rating 4.26
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    Believe is my favorite word from the Bible. Thank you for this. It reminded me today of people and equality. Remember next time you get down on your luck that each of us are equally as...

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  20. 18. Time Goes By

    • By Crystal Lewis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    • Favorited 99
    • Votes 717
    • Rating 4.41
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    I was touched by this poem because it reminded me of my relationship with my son. He was adopted and loved so very much. I was with him every day. He had his struggles growing up, but I did...

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  21. 19. The Hands Of A Warrior

    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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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 3432
    • Favorited 40
    • Votes 677
    • Rating 4.54
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    Dear Angie,
    I should have responded much sooner to your beautiful comment about my poem. I am so thrilled that you could completely relate to my words and then share them with others to help...

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  22. 20. Never Stop Being You

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    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.

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    Well, it's true. No matter how tough life has been and may seem, the best thing to do is to keep moving forward, even when it hurts with the assurance that you are not alone. God is there,...

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