Short Poems & Quotes

Find inspiration, and uplifting short poems and quotes. May they brighten your day. Within these 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. 

Plus we have seasonal poetry and quotes for you to share with others for special occasions throughout the year.

Encouraging Poems & Quotes:

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.

Christian Poems
Christian Poems

"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

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.

poems of encouragement
Poems Of Encouragement

"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

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.

famous poems
Famous Poems

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.

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?

friendship poems
Friendship Poems

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

Meaningful Friendship Quotes

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!

funny poems
Funny Poems

"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

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!

garden poems
Garden Poems

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

Garden Quotes

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.

Inspirational Poems
Inspirational Poems

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

Inspirational Quotes

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.

poems about life
Poems About Life

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

Life Quotes

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!

short love poems
Short Love Poems

"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

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!

nature poems
Nature Poems

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

Quotes About Nature

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!

poems about the seasons
Poems About The Seasons

"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

A listing of all Short Poems and  Quotes

Short Poems & Quotes for September 2023

September September Poems September Quotes Month Poems
Back To School Poems About School Poems About Education Quotes about School Quotes About Education
Grandparents Day Grandparents Poems Grandma Poems Grandpa Poems Quotes On Grandparents
Birthday Birthday Poems Funny Birthday Poems Birthday Poem For Friend Birthday Quotes
Retirement Retirement Poems Retirement Quotes Goodbye Poems Relax Quotes

more Special Occasion Poems & Quotes

Short Poem For The Week of  September 25, 2023

Morning Prayer
Poet: Naomi Beery

God help me as I start this day
To choose that road: Thy chosen way;
And give me strength to bear my load
Of cares and pains while on this road. .....

Read the complete poem - Weekly Poems

weekly quotes
Weekly Quotes

As we start each week, it is always a good idea to read a weekly quote or poem that will add a positive thought to your week. These poems and quotes are shared to provide encouragement and inspiration.

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; 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 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 rhyme in these verses tell a story for you.

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