Inspirational Poems


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Sarah G. Barron

Poetry can be used for a life motto, a motivation source, and more. There are many types of poetry out there to help with the many obstacles of life. The poems listed here are to help you through the year. And maybe to help you through difficult times of stress, sadness, or make your day better. 


“Figure it out for yourself, my lad,

You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,

 Two arms, two legs, two eyes,

 And a brain to use if you would be wise.” – Edgar Guest


“… I shall be telling this with a sigh

 Somewhere ages and ages hence;

 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, 

I took the one less traveled by, 

And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost


“Come for me, sweet tomorrow.

 Help me touch the sky.

 Like a well-learned bird opens its wings,

 I, too, want to fly high.” – Shreya D. Chattree


“This is for all those people

 Who hide in the dark,

 For those who feel hopeless,

 For those with a broken heart.


This is for every child and teen

 Who is trying to flee their fears,

 For those who cry themselves to sleep,                 

 For those who drown in their tears.                            

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This is for the people who hide their scars

 Upon their wrists and their thighs.

 I want to remind each of you

 There is a reason you’re alive. 


You are here for a purpose;

 You are needed in this place.

 You are special, you are beautiful.

 It doesn’t matter what size, gender, or race. 


You are perfect just the way you are.

 You are priceless, wonderful new.

 You are dearly treasured by many.

 There is no one more important than you.” – Ella Phillips 


“Sometimes in life the road becomes slippery and you tumble and fall. 

But don’t lose heart; just get up and forget it all” – Greg Thung 


“They say never give up.

 Never give in.

 Keep fighting that fight

 So the devil doesn’t win.” – Caitlyn Morton


Poetry is a writing form of art. They are great for inspiration and motivation. There are so many out there to help you get through the day, week, month, or even year. Finding an inspirational poem to help you with the obstacles you face is a great way to start out your year.