Short Poems

Updated Sept 24/20 - Be encouraged by our collection of hundreds of short poems that are uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging. Plus find poetry to share for special occasions, and for special people. Brief but concise words to add a positive and uplifting message to your day. All of them provide inspiration, motivation, and encouragement in regard to everyday issues we all face from one time to another.

As L.V. Seachild said, "Poems tell a story - it's just that the words rhyme." Stories can inspire us and give us hope. They can teach us lessons we otherwise may not experience. And poems are a way of expressing and sharing thoughts and experiences. So let the words in these verses tell a story for you.

Short Poems by Category

Find short poems in a particular category to give you inspiration for your day. There are some great verses for sharing with others. You will find poetry from famous poets and from people who have shared their experiences in the form of a poem. Words of wisdom to reflect on!

christian poems to uplift and encourage
Christian Poems

poems of encouragement to give you inspiration
Poems Of Encouragement

poems about family, short poems expressing appreciation
Poems About Family

friendship poems, best short poems for friends
Friendship Poems

inspirational poems, uplifting and inspiring poems
Inspirational Poems


poems about life to inspire and encourage
Poems About Life

nature poems, focus on the beauty
Nature Poems

poems about the seasons, short poems
Poems About The Seasons

poems for kids, short poems
Poems For Kids

short love poems to say i love you
Short Love Poems
short prayers to pray
Short Prayers

Poem Of The Day

Life
Poet: Bernhart Paul Holst

My life is a beautiful song,
The days pass swiftly away,
The years speed so quickly along —
It seems like the dream of a day.

My youth was a charming delight,
A springtime of which poets sin;
It dawned on me, happy and bright,
But flew like a bird on the wing.

The years of maturity came.
Fraught with the chances of life;
The labors that were not in vain
Gave stimuli, fruitful and rife.

As student, as teacher, as man.
The seasons so quickly have flown;
The cycles of time swiftly ran
And taken dear friends I have known.

And soon will I turn to the west,
West, where the sun sinks from view.
To welcome the long, peaceful rest,
After bidding all earth-friends adieu.

My life is a beautiful song,
The days pass swiftly away,
The years speed so quickly along —
It seems like the dream of a day.


Famous Poems & Poets

containing poems of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement for life

Edgar A. Guest Poems

Patience Strong Poems

Strickland Gillilan Poems

Douglas Malloch Poems

Berton Braley Poems

More Famous Poems by Famous Poets


Current Popular Poems

Train of Life
Poet: Jean d'Ormesson

At birth, we boarded the train of life and met our parents,
and we believed that they would always travel by our side.
However, at some station, our parents would step down from the train,
leaving us on life's journey alone...
Read the full poem at Train Of Life Poem


Given To Me
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer © 2020

A helping hand was given to me
At a time when I felt I couldn't see
I felt so down and so alone
What would happen next was unknown....
Read more at Helping Hands


I Love You
Poet: David P Carroll, © 2020

As I write this beautiful poem
I'm trying my best
To put it into words
For you sweetheart,
I can't express everything to
You, but sweetheart
My heart beats for you....
More Love Poems For Her


Today
Poet: Unknown

TODAY —
Mend a quarrel.
Search out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter.
Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in a word or a deed....
Read Just For Today


The Oak Tree
Poet: Johnny Ray Ryder Jr.

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree's leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark...
The complete poem The Oak Tree



Recent Additions

An Honest Man
Poet: John Imrie

Show me the man of true and honest heart,
Who, for the sake of gain, will not depart
From paths of rectitude, and then I can
Shew you God's noblest work —
An honest man...
The complete poem An Honest Man


Stars and The Soul
Poet: Henry VanDyke

“Two things," the wise man said, “fill me with awe:
The starry heavens and the moral law."
Nay, add another wonder to thy roll,—
The living marvel of the human soul...
Read more Stars and The Soul


Special Occasions For The Month Of September

Celebrate a special occasion with a short poem or a quote!

Weddings/Anniversary Wedding Poems Anniversary Poems Wedding Anniversary Quotes
Birthdays Birthday Poems Funny Birthday Poems Birthday Poems For Mom Birthday Quotes
Grandparents Day Grandparents Poems Grandma Poems Grandpa Poems Short Family Quotes
Retirement Retirement Poems Retirement Quotes


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Poetic writings have been around for centuries and have been passed down from generation to generation. It is not just about the rhyme but it is the meaning each sentence has that conveys meaning.  At times, a few words can express more thoughts and influence and impact a person than a book full of writings.

Poetic writings can help anyone to express their feelings; are great to share, and, at times, can even change a person's thinking in a particular situation or circumstance. They can encourage and inspire by adding a positive thought to your day.

Our site has been online since 2003 with short, brief, and to the point, poetry to inspire, motivate, and encourage! Find a short verse to share with family, colleagues, and friends. Either a brief poem or just a verse can help to express positive messages of appreciation, love, joy, and encouragement. We hope you enjoy our collection!


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