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  1. 21. A Day Away

    I've struggled with depression most of my life. I tend to see the worst in things and often need to be reminded of things most people do naturally. This short poem is one of those reminders. A great tragedy occurs when the bad days numb us to the good ones. Try to enjoy the good days, because they don't last that long. Try not to fear the bad days, because they won't last that long. Whether time is currently your friend or foe, however it can help you today, remember today won't last that long.

    Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
    Some make us smile, some make us weep.

    Some we love, some we don't.

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    I, too, have dealt with depression most of my life. I have learned two things. Feelings are just that. They are fleeting. They come and they go. I have also learned to rely on my rock, my...

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  2. 22. Drowning

    This poem comes from Amy O Connor's poetry book, A Beautiful Complexity.

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.

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  3. 23. Seeing Ourselves Clearly

    It’s difficult to take in the entirety of something
    when you are standing inside of it.
    Valleys are best seen from peaks.
    Mountains from their bases.

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    One should always keep an open mind when viewing the world around them, and what you say in your beautiful poem is so true, and other people often can see our inner beauty before we do. That...

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  4. 24. Our Brothers We Shall Defend

    • By Justin Montana Williams
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011

    I wrote this poem to describe the emotional pains soldiers bring home. I wrote this last year in the eighth grade. These brave men and women serve overseas and see the horrors of war. They will never forget but will never stop defending.

    To those whom I've fought with
    and to those I don't know your name,
    we fought by one another.
    You did not die in vain.

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  5. 25. A Simple Plan

    In today's life, everything is so complicated and complex that we forget what's really important. Life doesn't really need to be as complicated as we make it. Life is basically simple, live each day to the fullest and make a stand for your beliefs.

    Simple Sam was a simple man.
    He lived each day by a simple plan.
    Enjoy your life and live while you can.
    Make each day count and take a stand.

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  6. 26. The Strength In You

    I’ve spent my entire adult life struggling with anxiety, always worrying about the worst case scenario. Even now I don’t know how to love something without being terrified of losing it. If I’m honest, some days I feel like I’m built entirely of glass.
    But I think there may be something profound in suffering; in the realisation that you’re stronger than you thought. I think back to the things I’ve been through, and while those experiences left their mark, I take solace in the fact that I’m still here; still pulling breath into these lungs. Maybe strength is a label that’s only earned from resilience; from enduring.
    The truth is, I had no idea how much I could take until the world showed me. There is strength here, even if I never wanted to find it.

    There is
    a strength in you
    you haven’t even
    begun to find.

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  7. 27. Little Baby

    • By Lisa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2012

    Poem about my baby girl and how much she means to me

    Little baby, oh so small
    One day you will be big and tall
    I watch you while you laugh and play
    My love for you grows every day

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    So true. Before you know it the baby has grown. To a real mom they will forever be your babies.

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  8. 28. Despite The Storms

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,

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    Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.

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  9. 29. Secrets Under Trees

    Everyone has lies and hurtful secrets they wish to bury, actions they regret and things they want to change. This short poem is about learning to appreciate everything a person has to offer and not just dwelling on their past mistakes.

    Tiny little secrets
    Get buried in the dirt,
    And if they were dug up,
    Someone would probably get hurt,

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    I don’t know if that’s true, because sometimes it's better to hide the hurtful secrets because the world these days will probably laugh at you then do nothing for a few days then decide...

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  10. 30. Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Robert Frost is one of the most famous poets from the 1900s. He never earned a formal college degree, but he did receive honorary degrees from more than 40 colleges and universities. This famous poem shows that everything in life is cyclical and that the beauty in nature only lasts for a short period of time. Even though life ends, there is new life waiting to come forth.

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.

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  11. 31. Just The End

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another

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    Wow! Good job. Sometimes hindsight will have us saying "What if?" And in the final review of an ended relationship, there may have been something else we could have done to make things work...

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  12. 32. Those Who...

    • By Marijke Theart
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    I am a South African girl, and I have been writing poems for 5 years now.

    Those who judge are the ones who hurt the most.
    Those who preach are the ones who got preached at the hardest.
    Those who want to know everything are the ones who know the least.
    Those who have anger are the ones who really do care.

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  13. 33. The Opposite Is Also True

    • By Coral
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018

    My mother died 3 years ago from suicide (it's longer than I thought). I was just 11 years old. Since then, I have been writing poems. Some are just random scribbles. Others have a lot of thought. This poem is one I have written recently. My poems have been veering more toward "getting over it" recently. But I still miss her every single day, and I will never stop using my birthday wishes or shooting stars on wishing for her back.

    They say it's sweet that we laugh
    because our bodies literally
    can't contain the
    joy.

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    Yeah, it is actually true. When we cry, we get relief from the pain.

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  14. 34. Don't Neglect Your Love

    Sometimes we take love for granted, whether that be your partner or your family. This poem is to remind us to take care of the ones we love.

    Love is like a bicycle
    Left out in the storm
    If it's not protected
    Rust begins to form

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  15. 35. A Teacher

    A teacher is like a candle that burns itself to light the world of others, the one who builds the pillars of a nation, so we should respect teachers.

    A teacher introduces us to a new vision of life,
    to make us as sharp as a knife.

    Someone who gives us a new sight,

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  16. 36. What Are Heavy?

    Christina Rossetti reflects on things that are heavy, brief, frail, and deep. She shares both concrete items and metaphorical ones, whether it’s a state of mind or moment in time. It’s a poem that makes the reader reflect on the meaning of life.

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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    It’s pure perfection, this poem. It couldn't have been said any better and yet be any more poetic and precise. Beautiful. This poem shall stand the test of time, For it's got so much...

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  17. 37. Smile, Rainbow, A Helping Hand

    • By Michelle Ebel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    Everyone has their days when they just need to be themselves.

    At times we need a little smile
    or a rainbow big and bright.
    At times we need a helping hand
    to help us make things right.

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  18. 38. The Terrifying Thing About Love

    This is a popular piece from Madalina Coman's poetry book Unforgettable.

    It is a terrifying thing
    to watch love
    walk in your direction
    when you believe

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    Very well written and, in my opinion, very true. I like it and agree totally with it.

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  19. 39. My Love Is Gone

    The hardest thing is losing the love you have.

    Lord, hear my prayer oh so dear.
    My heart is aching; my mind isn't clear.
    My love has left me; it hurts my soul.
    Without that love, I don't feel whole.

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    I know how you feel. My boyfriend left me last summer. Today would have been our anniversary. I feel so empty without him. I tried dating again, but he's always on my mind. I loved him, I...

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  20. 40. The Song Of Wind

    • By Natalia Huja
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017

    I wrote this poem because spring has gone and summer has arrived.

    Wind is like peace.
    A swaying song it sings.
    Drifting away in the summer wind.
    Dancing grass in the field,

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    I enjoyed reading your poem on wind. There is something magical about just listening to the sound of the wind.

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