Poems of Encouragement

Let these poems of encouragement inspire and motivate you in times when you need a bit of support, inspiration, and motivation. You will find motivational, uplifting, and inspiring poetry to encourage you. The poetry here is also great to share with someone who needs words that are uplifting.

Reading poems can be the inspiration and encouragement that someone needs. All of these writings can help a friend or family member look at a situation with hope and excitement, rather than with fear and depression - the verses may be the encouragement that they need.


Move Past This
Poem by Catherine Pulsifer, ©2019

When you are feeling down
And all you can muster up is a frown
That is the time to stop
And count your blessings until you drop.


Focus on all of life's good
And you will find things work out as they should
Feeling sorry and just sitting around
It is a sure thing to bring you down.

Take some action, make a move
It doesn't matter if others approve
Nothing lasts forever
You will move past this if you endeavor!



Poems of Encouragement To Be Your Best


Be The Best of Whatever You Are
If you can't be a pine on top of the hill
Be a scrub in the valley - but be
The best little scrub at the side of the rill.
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
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Be What You Want To Be and Love What You Have
I believe in life we should be grateful
Of what we have and who we are.
A human being means be alive
And being alive means taking authority of your life.
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When others disappoint you, let this poem of encouragement remind you not to judge others, and may it be a reminder that we all have strengths and weaknesses.
Take A Walk Around Yourself
Poem by Unknown Poet

When you're criticising others,
And are finding, here and there,
A fault or two to speak of
Or a weakness you can tear:
When you're blaming some one's weakness,
Or accusing some of pelf -
It's time that you went out
To take a walk around yourself.

There's lots of human failures
In the average of us all,
And lots of grave short comings
In the short ones and the tail;
But when we think of evils
Men should lay upon the shelves,
It's time we all went out
To take a walk around ourselves.

We need so often in this life
This balancing of scales,
This seeing how much in us wins
And how much in us fails;
But before you judge another -
Just to lay him on the shelf -
It would be a splendid plan
To take a walk around yourself.


Decision Poems of Encouragement



Dare To Be
When a new day begins,
Dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness,
Dare to be the first to shine a light.
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Decide
You are the fellow that has to decide
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside.
You are the fellow who makes up your mind
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind
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Today
Sure, this world is full of trouble -
I ain't said it ain't.
Lord! I've had enough an' double
Reason for complaint;
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See It Through
Poem by Edgar A. Guest


When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whate'er you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!


Short Poems of Encouragement




Challenges Faced
I look at the challenges you face
And your determination in making your case
Others would have given up
But you kept going not letting up.
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Time To Live Less Stressed
Sometimes in our lives,
We just need a little less stress.
Life gets so crazy at times,
We'd like to just play a little chess.
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Being Strong
Poet: Douglas Malloch


The tree that never had to fight
for sun and sky and air and light
but stood out in the open plain
and always got it share of rain,
never became a forest king
but lived and died a scrubby thing.
Good timber does not grow with ease.
The stronger wind, the stronger trees.


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The poems here are also great to include in a card - graduation, get well, congratulations - no matter what the occasion you will find poems to provide encouragement and inspiration.

To quote the words of encouragement said by William Arthur Ward,
"Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you."


Share the verses in these poems and you may positively influence a person's life. And, We agree with the words of Jim Stovall, "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."

We hope our collection gives you poems of encouragement to share with others!

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