Reading poems can change our thinking, it can bring us a smile, it can brighten our day. Here find our collection of poems sorted in alphabetical order. You will find famous poems and contemporary poems here. We hope they bring a positive thought to your day.

Poems are great to share with others. All written for the enjoyment of others, to express a thought or point. We hope they bring a positive thought to your day.

poems to make your day more positive

Abundance Poem

Abundance Prayer

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Autumn Poems

Poems About Anger


Baby Poems

Be Inspired

Best Friend Poems

Birthday Poems

Funny Birthday Poems

Birthday Poems for Mom

Brother Poems

Happy Birthday To My Brother

Poems About Change

Christian Poems

Christmas Verses

Christmas Poems

Dare To Be

You Decide

Desiderata Poem

Don't Quit Poem

Don't You Quit


Easy Poems

Easy Poems to Memorize

Poems of Encouragement

Poems About Failure

Poems About Family

Fathers Day Poems

Friendship Poems


Garden Poems

Poems About Goals

Poems about God

God Has A Plan

Goodbye Poems

Good Friday Poem

Good Morning Poems

Good Night

Graduation Poems

Grandma Poems

Grandpa Poems

Grandparents Poems

Gratitude Poems

Poems About Happiness

Heaven Poems

Helping Hands

Poems About Hope

If Poems

Inspirational Poems

Irish Blessing

Irish Wedding Blessing

Poems about Jesus

Journey Of Faith

Just For Today

Poems For Kids

Kindness Poem

Letting Go Poem

Poems About Life

Life Choices

Life Journey

Life Is Too Short

The Good Life

Life Lessons

Short Love Poems

The Man In The Glass Poem

Poems About Mistakes

Monday Prayer

Mothers Day Poems

Mothers Day Prayers

Motivational Poems

Mr. Nobody Poem

Nature Poems

New Year Poem

Never Give Up Poem


Pass It On

Patience Poem

Popular Poems

Positive Poems

Prayer For The Church

Prayer For Today

Retirement Poems

Poems About The Seasons

Simplicity Poem

Sister Poems

Smile Poem

Special Occasion

Spirit of Giving

Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Poems

Spring Poems

St. Patricks Day Poem

Poems About Strength

Success Poem

Teacher Appreciation Poems

Thank You Poems

Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Blessings

Thanksgiving Prayers

Thinking Of You Poems

Treasured Memories

Tree Poems

Trust In God

Tuesday Prayer

Valentines Day Poems

Veterans Poems

Poems about Winning


Words To Live By

poems can inspire

May the words of these Poets inspire and motivate you. May the verses reflect their passion for communicating in a way we can relate to. Many of the poems are short and quick to read but will leave you with a thought you may have not considered. Our collection is full of encouraging and inspiring verses. Share these poems with others!

A Poet
Poet: John McLeod © 1998

And some they tilt at windmills
And some they push the plough
The Poet does both on wind-filled wings
Above the "wonder-how"!
And some may never see beyond
The bow-wave sparkling bright
To where the questing Soul will find
That broader, wiser sight.
Me thinks this sometimes Poet and Clown
Love's blessings rich endow,
To brush the stars as, through the glass
Sees much less darkly now!

Enjoy theses verses from the poems of Famous Poets:

Hold Fast Your Dreams
Poet: Louise Driscoll, 1875 - 1957

Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!

Poet: Sara Teasdale, 1884 - 1933

I lift my heart as a spring lifts up
A yellow daisy to the rain;
My heart will be a lovely cup
Altho' it holds but pain.
For I shall learn from flower and leaf
That color every drop they hold,
To change the lifeless wine of grief
To living gold.

Poet: Clara Edmunds-Hemingway, 1899-1958

A gull rides the waves, as if
Made for the sea,
A swallow will sail high in air
Oh let my soul rise, let it
Soar far and free;
Or mount on the high winds of care.

A positive poem from one of our favorite Poets:

Hard Knocks
Poet: Edgar A. Guest, 1881 - 1959

I'm not the man to say that failure's sweet,
Nor tell a chap to laugh when things go wrong;
I know it hurts to have to take defeat
An' no one likes to lose before a throng;
It isn't very pleasant not to win
When you have done the very best you could;
But if you're down, get up an' buckle in -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.

I've seen some chaps who never knew their power
Until somebody knocked 'em to the floor;
I've known men who discovered in an hour
A courage they had never shown before.
I've seen 'em rise from failure to the top
By doin' things they hadn't understood
Before the day disaster made 'em drop -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.

Success is not the teacher, wise an' true,
That gruff old failure is, remember that;
She's much too apt to make a fool of you,
Which isn't true of blows that knock you flat.
Hard knocks are painful things an' hard to bear,
An' most of us would dodge 'em if we could;
There's something mighty broadening in care -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.

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