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

    Poem About Standing Up For What Is Right

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

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    • Votes 163
    • Rating 4.63
    • Poem of the Week
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    Hi Erica,
    Congratulations on that beautiful and deep poem. It was very meaningful for all 9th grade students here in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. We're performing it in a choral poetry group...

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  3. For All Those People

    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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    • Rating 4.60
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    This really touched my heart. There has been a lot I have been dealing with recently, from suicidal friends to just trying to keep my head above the water. Sometimes it's hard to feel like I...

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  4. 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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    I loved your poem. This is coming from a 58-year-old women who has suffered all my life with a bi-polar disorder. As you get older, in my case, the disorder is stronger, and I don't have joy...

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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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    • Rating 4.47
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    It's a really cool poem, kudos to you. Anytime, I think about composing one, I cry buckets instead. Being a teen is really difficult.

  7. Never Give In

    Sometimes in life the road becomes slippery and you tumble and fall.
    But don't lose heart; just get up and forget it all.

    When you think you've had enough and can't take anymore,

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    • Rating 4.47
  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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    • Rating 4.46
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  10. Your Worth

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

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    • Votes 560
    • Rating 4.45
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    I love your poem, Caitlyn! A while ago I was searching for lyrics or poems to use for my composition for my music GCSE, and I stumbled upon your poem and was instantly inspired by your words...

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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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    • Votes 103
    • Rating 4.40
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    Seriously, I don't believe in 'em anymore. I told my problems regarding my love life to her, and what she did was spill the beans to my mum. In return of trusting in her I got a nice round of...

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  12. 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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    • Rating 4.40
  13. 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 4.38
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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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