Short Poems & Quotes

Find words of encouragement in these inspirational and uplifting short poems and quotes. May they add a positive thought to your day! Within these poems and quotes lie the encouragement to ignite your spirit, to guide you through life's twists and turns, and to remind you of the beauty that surrounds us all.

Whether you seek a gentle nudge of encouragement or a moment of profound reflection, these poems and quotes may give you renewed hope, joy, and a lasting sense of positivity. 

In addition, we have seasonal poetry and quotes for you to share with others for special occasions that occur throughout the year.

Short Poems

In the Pages Of Books
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

In the pages of books, knowledge finds its way,
Teaching lessons and guiding our day.
Inspiring dreams, books light up our minds,
Adventure awaits within their lines, we find.

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Accept Our Gratitude
Poet: Carrie Steward-Besserer

Accept our gratitude, Lord,
For all the blessing thou dost give
Direct and guide our daily paths,
And teach us how to live.

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The End of the Rope
Poet: Margaret Nickerson Martin

When you've lost every vestige of hope
And you think you are beaten and done
When you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end, and hang on.

Have courage, for here is the dope;
When you stand with your back to the wall,
Though you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end and hang on.

Don't admit that life's getting your goat
When your friends seem to all disappear,
When you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end and hang on.

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Poet: Alice Cary

True worth is in being, not seeming,
In doing, each day that goes by,
Some little good - not in dreaming
Of great things to do by and by.
For whatever men say in their blindness,
And spite of the fancies of youth,
There’s nothing so kingly as kindness,
And nothing so royal as truth.

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You will find a listing of famous poets like Edgar A. Guest, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and more. Their wisdom and expressions of poetry have stood the test of time and they continue to inspire and encourage people on a daily basis. Visit our page on Famous Poets

Poet: Unknown

'Twould never do for God
To live across the street
Or in the house next door,
Where we should daily meet;
He sometimes sends
His angel kind, to walk with us
We call them friends.

When trouble comes, or loss,
When grief is ours to bear,
They come, our friends, with loads of cheer,
Our load to share.
How could we face defeat
Without a friend's caress?
Had we no friends to praise,
How bare would be success?

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Find Some Clowns
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Life can be tricky and full of woes,
Ups and downs that nobody knows.
But there is still a chance to smile,
In joyous moments last a while.
Experiences we go through bring different things,
Sometimes sadness while others have wings.
But the ups will always outweigh the downs,
Find that smile, find some clowns!

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Joys Of A Garden
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Oh, the joys of having a garden!
Seeing all that we have grown.
Vegetables so fresh and sweet,
Flowers so beautiful and bold,
Nothing quite like it is known.
A heavenly harvest of greens and blooms,
Completing our days with endless glee.
What glories a garden bestows upon thee!

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The Road To Happiness
Poet: Betty Stuart

Where is the road to happiness?
Can you find it on the maps?
Is it over the hill, or the other side?
Or down in the dale - perhaps?
The road to Happiness
Is a very deceiving track -
You never know when you're on it,
But - you'll see it when looking back.

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A Positive Life
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

A positive life is like a guiding star
In our hands, we shape who we are.
Optimism's light, in every scene,
Paints a life both vibrant and serene.
Focus on the good, let negativity cease,
Create a life filled with happiness and peace.

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Love's Blindness
Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

They say Love's blind, and cannot clearly see
What he is at, or where he'll shortly be;
Yet where a Heart lies open, and awake.
And waiting patiently for Love's own sake,
Blind though he is, he goes unerringly.
Nor needs a guide by night or day
To point the way!

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Always take time to thank the people in your life for the encouragement, inspiration, and support they have given you. Use one of our thank you poems. Sending a poem can brighten someone's day!

Cherish Nature's Gifts
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

In awe of nature's grand design, we stand,
As mountains rise and touch heavens' hand.
The rolling seas, their waves forever flow,
A symphony of beauty for us to know.
From graceful trees that reach towards the sky,
To fragrant flowers waving a gentle hi,
Let's celebrate this wonder, sweet and true,
Cherish nature's gifts that are given to me and you!

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Seasons Change
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Seasons change each and every year,
Embrace each season and find the cheer.
Spring blooms, renewal's sweet embrace,
Summer seems to come at a rapid pace.
Fall sees beauty in the changing leaves,
And air that brings a cool breeze.
Winter arrives with cold and snow,
It won't last forever, that we know!

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Family Is A Bond
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Family is a bond that’s strong and true,
A connection that’s always there for you.
Family is a gift that’s precious and rare,
A treasure that’s beyond compare.
So cherish them always, near or far,
For they’re the ones who’ll love you for who you are.

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A listing of all Short Poems by theme

Special Occasion Poems & Quotes for May 2024

May May Poems May Quotes Month Poems
Mothers Day Mothers Day Poems Mothers Day Messages Loving Quotes About Mothers
Graduation Graduation Poems Funny Graduation Poems Graduation Sayings
Birthday Birthday Poems Funny Birthday Poems Milestone Birthday Poems
Retirement Retirement Poems Retirement Quotes Retirement Wishes
Wedding Wedding Poems Irish Wedding Blessing Anniversary Poems

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Short Quotes

"We need encouragement, not sermonizing, and we need clear-eyed acknowledgment of the situation, not a sanctified gloss that pushes us toward saying, "I see I must not admit my pain because, after all, I'm a Christian. I'll just have to cover it up.'"
David Jeremiah
Christian Quotes

"Even in the face of adversity, your encouraging spirit reminds us that every setback is a setup for a remarkable comeback."
Catherine Pulsifer
Encouragement Quotes

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Meaningful Friendship Quotes

"If life gives you lemons, make a funny face and ask for some sugar - because your positive attitude can turn any sour moment into a sweet success story!"
Funny Quotes About Life

"A good garden may have some weeds."
Thomas Fuller
Garden Quotes

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible!'"
Audrey Hepburn
Inspirational Quotes

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
Albert Einstein
Life Quotes

"The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love."
Henry Miller
Short Love Quotes

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
Albert Einstein
Quotes About Nature

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
Henry David Thoreau
Quotes About The Seasons

"Family is a gift that’s precious and rare, cherish them always, near or far."
Catherine Pulsifer
Short Family Quotes

A listing of all Short Quotes by theme

every day, every month could be considered a special occasion as you receive the gift of life

Our goal is to provide the best short poems, and quotes to share with family, colleagues, and friends. Either a brief poem or a quote can help to express positive messages of appreciation, love, joy, and encouragement. We hope you enjoy our collections of short poems and quotes!

Poetic writings and rhymes 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.

Poetry can help anyone to express their feelings; is 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 positive thoughts to your day.

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.  Poems are a way of expressing and sharing thoughts and experiences. So let the rhymes in these verses tell a story for you.

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