Inspirational Poems by Teens

Poems about Inspiration and Hope

Genuine feelings of self worth, confidence, and happiness can be elusive. Sometimes you need a little inspiration to believe in yourself and find a source of motivation. Often other people's words or experiences can give you just that inspiration. They can also help you to live up to challenges, become the person you want to be, try new things, learn from your mistakes, and find happiness. Life may not be perfect, but it can still be beautiful. You just have to learn how to find inspiration in life, in spite of its many imperfections.


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  1. United

    Standing Up For What You Love And What Is Right

    Do we stay silent?
    Or raise our voices
    Do we give in?
    Or make our choices

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  3. Found

    • By Ronni Merriweather
    • Published: December 2012
    Inspirational Poem About Fighting Inner Demons

    I know I'm smiling but don't take it as for what it seems
    'Cause the only time I'm happy is when I'm in my dreams
    'Cause my life is that lonely kid cast out in the shadows
    Full of tears, frowns, and many lost battles...

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    • Rating 4.58
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    This really touched me because I've been bullied since 4th grade and now I'm in 8th. I've always tried to hide myself with a smile....a simple facade. this poem tells you to stop hiding and...

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  4. For All Those People

    • By Ella J Phillips
    • Published: May 2016
    Poem For The Hopeless

    This is for all those people
    Who hide in the dark,
    For those who feel hopeless,
    For those with a broken heart.

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    Great poem. So wise, so compassionate, so true. Every child is special. Love your poem, Ella!

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  6. Just Because

    Poems About Being Unique And Special

    Just because I have never done drugs, doesn't mean I'm not cool.
    Just because I am a virgin, doesn't make me lame.
    Just because I'm not a fighter, doesn't mean I'm weak.
    Just because I am not a party girl, doesn't mean I can't hang.

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    This poem is heart touching and resembles me. Hats off to the poet! LOVE IT SO MUCH.

  7. Your Worth

    They say never give up.
    Never give in.
    Keep fighting that fight
    So the devil doesn't win.

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    That was such an inspiring poem. It inspired me to hold my head up high and to never give up and on myself, so for that I will create a poem for you.

  8. Mirror

    • By Matthew Young
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About Two Sides To Everything

    You see a girl
    Who is crying for help
    She thinks she's alone
    She hurts herself

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  10. Isn't It Right? We Are Equal

    • By Jennifer Byrne
    • Published: November 2014
    Poem About Equality

    Isn't it right that every child should have a bed
    To have a roof over their head?
    Isn't it right that every child
    Should be shown affection,

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  11. My Friend My Rock

    • By Punk
    • Published: December 2012
    Inspirational Friend Poem

    her time
    her wisdom
    keep me going
    her encouragement...

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  12. Did You Know

    • By Breonna
    • Published: October 2008

    A young girl born and put in this place
    With a warm and distinctive look on her face
    As she got older she was not like the rest
    She was kind of different and her mother knew best

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    • Rating 4.39
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    Beautiful Poem! I think this poem could be about someone homeless because the part where it said you pass her on the street. I love this, it is so amazing! Definitely the story of what teens...

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  13. Stay Strong

    • By Stephanie G.
    • Published: August 2012
    Getting Help

    You might not understand it, you might just ask why
    That all I want to do, is just lay down and die

    I tried to get help; I tried to see the light...

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    Hey I had Depression and I looked to God and he delivered me and saved me, because through him anything is possible!

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