inspirational Poems


“You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.” Feel better now? That’s the beauty of inspirational quotes. They can lift you up, challenge you to forge ahead against all odds and achieve the impossible. Even in the face of almost certain defeat, some of the greatest people in history have overcome adversity to achieve remarkable things. Perhaps it was the inspirational quotes of others that drove them to greatness. And perhaps, their words will inspire you to do the same.

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Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
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.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my li… [ Read More ]

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59. Death and Dr. Hornbook by Robert Burns
SOME books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn'd:
Ev'n ministers they hae been kenn'd,
In holy rapture,
A rousing whid at times to vend,
And nail't wi' Scripture.


But this that I am gaun to t… [ Read More ]

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Khalil Gibran
The Playground of Life XIX by Khalil Gibran
One hour devoted to the pursuit of Beauty
And Love is worth a full century of glory
Given by the frightened weak to the strong.


From that hour comes man's Truth; and
During that century Truth sleeps between
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Robert Frost
Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
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William Blake
The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger Tyger. burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye.
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?
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The Ballad Of Casey's Billy-Goat by Robert Service
You've heard of "Casey at The Bat,"
And "Casey's Tabble Dote";
But now it's time
To write a rhyme
Of "Casey's Billy-goat."

Pat Casey had a billy-goat he gave the name of Shamus,
Because it was (the neighbours said) a nationa… [ Read More ]

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Courage by Anne Sexton
It is in the small things we see it.
The child's first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey all alone.
When they called you crybaby
or poor or… [ Read More ]

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1/1/2011 by David Lehman
Some people confuse inspiration with lightning
not me I know it comes from the lungs and air
you breathe it in you breathe it out it circulates
it's the breath of my being the wind across the face
of the waters yes but it's also something that comes
at my command… [ Read More ]

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A Psalm of Life by Henry Longfellow
WHAT THE HEART OF THE YOUNG MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST.

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;<… [ Read More ]

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More Than A Mother by Kari Keshmiry
When God set the world in place,
when He hung the stars up in space,
when He made the land and the sea,
then He made you and me.
He sat back and saw all that was good,
He saw things to be as they should.
Just one more blessing He had in store;
He cr… [ Read More ]

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Mother Teresa
Anyway - what Mother Teresa has to say... by Mother Teresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succ… [ Read More ]

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7/10/2011 by David Lehman
The sky was a midnight blue
velvet cloth draping
a birdcage and no moon
but the breeze was whistling
and the sound of a car
on Valentine Place was
the rush of a waterfall
on the phone in New York City
and that's when the muse
turned up with curly … [ Read More ]

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Fragments by Alan Seeger
In that fair capital where Pleasure, crowned
Amidst her myriad courtiers, riots and rules,
I too have been a suitor. Radiant eyes
Were my life's warmth and sunshine, outspread arms
My gilded deep horizons. I rejoiced
In yielding to all amorous influence
An… [ Read More ]

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Candle In The Wind Tribute To Princess Diana by Elton John
Goodbye England's Rose
May you ever grow in our hearts.

You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.

You called out to our country,
And you whispered to those in pain.

Now you belong to heaven,
And the stars… [ Read More ]

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Flash of Joy by Raymond Foss
Flash of joy
Inspiration, epiphany
On the page before me
As I write,

Seeing it appear
Knowing it is right
Clear, concise

Embodiment,
Momentarily,
Of mind's eye
and fleeting thought [ Read More ]

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THE ARROW AND THE SONG by Henry Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it c… [ Read More ]

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Locksley Hall by Lord Tennyson
Comrades, leave me here a little, while as yet 't is early morn:
Leave me here, and when you want me, sound upon the bugle-horn.

'T is the place, and all around it, as of old, the curlews call,
Dreary gleams about the moorland flying over Locksley Hall;

Lock… [ Read More ]

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Thomas Gray
Hymn To Adversity by Thomas Gray
Daughter of Jove, relentless Power,
Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour
The Bad affright, afflict the Best!
Bound in thy adamantine chain
The Proud are taught to taste of pain,
And purple Tyrants vainly groan
With pangs unf… [ Read More ]

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Juvenilia, An Ode to Natural Beauty by Alan Seeger
There is a power whose inspiration fills
Nature's fair fabric, sun- and star-inwrought,
Like airy dew ere any drop distils,
Like perfume in the laden flower, like aught
Unseen which interfused throughout the whole
Becomes its quickening pulse and principle and s… [ Read More ]

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Contentment by Oliver Holmes
"Man wants but little here below."



LITTLE I ask; my wants are few;
I only wish a hut of stone,
(A very plain brown stone will do,)
That I may call my own;
And close at hand is such a one,
In yonder street that fronts the sun.

Plain f… [ Read More ]

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The Legend Of The One-Eyed Man by Anne Sexton
Like Oedipus I am losing my sight.
LIke Judas I have done my wrong.
Their punishment is over;
the shame and disgrace of it
are all used up.
But as for me,
look into my face
and you will know that crimes dropped upon me
as from a high building
and … [ Read More ]

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