Short Poems

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 Poems
Be motivated by these verses

Poems 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.

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.

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

Wall Art to Inspire  | 
A picture says a thousand words

Graduation Poems
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
Poems for your Dad that express love and appreciation.

Mothers Day Poems
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.

Daily Quotes
"Whatever you want the people in your life to become,
treat them that way - not the way they are."
Rick Warren

Short Quotes
Find inspiration in these quotations!

Best Friends Forever Poems
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.

Poetry To Inspire

Pick Your Battles
by Julie Hebert, © 2012

When I was young I was taught many things,
But there was one I always remember.
If I can't find the words to say something nice,
Than I shouldn't speak to this member.

But there are times though my life I found this hard,
And there were times I've bit my tongue.
Some people feel they can do and say what they want,
And I felt they should have been stung.

It took me many years to discover,
That this rule could sometimes be overruled.
But only for good and never for bad,
It was time these people be schooled!

To this day there are still days,
I have to sit back and let it be.
Some battles aren't worth the fight that would come,
And some people aren't either I see.

Be Inspired

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

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

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


"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

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

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

"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

"Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

"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

Books To Motivate YOU For Your Reader:
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What is it that successful people do and have? Do they have one thing in common? A book that will give you answers.

Why is that some people are more successful than others. Catherine Pulsifer's book will teach you the three key qualities that these people have mastered.

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 has been online since 2003 offering inspiring poetry to encourage and add a positive thought to your day. Thanks to everyone who has contributed over the last 7 years. 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 weekly basis with new short poems and verses. Walt Whitman once said, "To have great poets, there must be great audiences." Thank you for being our audience! , Editor of Short Poems

Last updated March 28, 2014

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