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Short Poems and Quotes


Poems about Life
While the poetry is brief, we hope as you read the verses you will find inspiration.

Encouragement Poems
Let these encouraging verses inspire you.

Funny Birthday Poems
A birthday is a time when we need to laugh a little, and reflect a little! The poetry here reflects thoughts on age and birthdays.

Motivational Poetry
Be motivated by these verses

Words to Thank Volunteers
Verses to express thanks and appreciation

Goodbye Poems
Saying goodbye can be one of the most difficult things to say

Short Friendship Poems
Motivating verses to share with your friends.

Easy to Memorize
Here you will find short easy verses that can be memorized very quickly.

Poetry of congratulations and thoughts.

Christian Poems
Be inspired by famous poets and others who share their words, wisdom and beliefs.

Short Baby Poems
You will find poetry for a baby shower, for baby announcements, for wishing well to the new parents.

Fathers Day
Poems for your Dad that express love and appreciation.

Mothers Day
Hopefully you will find ones that reflect your feelings and love for your Mom. Don't wait for for a special day, send Mom a poem today!

Christmas Verses
To send best wishes for the season.

Best Friends Forever
Share with your best friend, great words to appreciate this person.

Short Love Poems
Find verses of love and words to help express your feelings.

Short Garden Poems
Poetry for gardeners!

Inspiring Thoughts

Thought for the Day
Start your day on a positive note by reading our condensed inspirational thought for the day.

Thoughts of Encouragement
Find brief but to the point thoughts of encouragement.

More Short Stuff
Stories, and poetry and more covering a variety of topics to inspire and encourage.


Daily Quotes
You have a choice.
Laugh in sarcasm
or laugh with joy.

Barbara Johnson

Short Quotes
Find inspiration in these quotations!

Be Inspired by These Short Quotes

"Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy." Anthony Robbins

"Maintain your honour and integrity in all things." Brian Dalton

"A blessed man may or may not be wealthy by the world's standards, but he enjoys a quality of life that most billionaires would envy." Richard Morris

"Believe in yourself even when you feel alone in your battles." Shadonna Richards, A Gift of Hope

More Hope Quotes

"Love is not a final destination: It is an ongoing journey of two hearts." Donald Neviaser, The Inner View

"The more decisions you make, the better you'll become at making them." Anthony Robbins

"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." T.D. Jakes

"I've learned not to worry about what might come next." Oprah Winfrey

"Every artist was first an amateur." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Learning never takes place while you're talking." Andy Stanley

"Respect and cherish yourself. As you love yourself, you will be more open to love from others." Louise L. Hay

"Every man paddles his own canoe." Frederick Marryat

"I want to remind people of their potential for greatness." Yanni

"Action is the bridge between dreams and reality." Yvonne Oswald

"The key to succeeding at anything in life is to focus on the small victories." Mark Black

As Robert Penn Warren said, "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life." You don't need to read a lengthy book, you can find inspiration in these brief but concise words. We hope you find this in these verses, messages, and thoughts. Quick and fast to read and we hope you find words to share with others that need encouragement or inspiration.

Short Poems and Quotes has been online since 2003 offering inspiring poetry and quotes to encourage and add a positive thought to your day. To quote the famous poet, Edgar Allan Poe, "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words." Bookmark us and come back and visit us again as we update the site on a regular basis. Walt Whitman once said, "To have great poets, there must be great audiences." Thank you for being our audience!

Last updated October 16, 2014

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