500+ Short Poems

Updated Jan 26/21 - Be encouraged by our collection of over 500 short poems that are uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging. Brief but concise words and verses 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 rhyme in these verses tell a story for you.

Plus find poetry to share for special occasions, and for special people. Sharing a poem with others can brighten their day.

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
over 90 poems to inspire and uplift you

poems of encouragement to give you inspiration
Poems Of Encouragement
80+ poems that are encouraging

poems about family, short poems expressing appreciation
Poems About Family
more than 20 poems

friendship poems, best short poems for friends
Friendship Poems
find over 40 poems to share with your friends

inspirational poems, uplifting and inspiring poems
Inspirational Poems
over 70 poems to inspire and motivate you

poems about life to inspire and encourage
Poems About Life
find over 85 poems on all aspects of life and living

nature poems, focus on the beauty
Nature Poems
greater than 25 verses of poetry on the beauty and amazing nature that surrounds us

poems about the seasons, short poems
Poems About The Seasons
As the seasons change be inspired by the more than 20 poems in our collection

poems for kids, short poems
Poems For Kids
Kids love poetry, a collection of more than 25 short poems  for children

short love poems to say i love you
Short Love Poems
Expressing words of love can be difficult, use these 45 poems to help you say I love you.
short prayers to pray
Short Prayers
35+ prayers to inspire you in your walk with God

famous poems by famous poets
Famous Poems by Famous Poets

Poem Of The Day

Snow Flakes
Poet: Lillian E. Curtis

Soft and white they fall one by one,
Melting at first in the rays of the sun,
Thus the foundation for drifts is begun,
By small, white snow-flakes.

Mildly they float through the cold, frosty air,
Pure, unpolluted, lovely and fair,
Falling, the dirt of the street to share,
The pure, white snow-flakes.

Down to kiss the faces they meet,
Down to sit at the harsh world's feet,
To cover the earth with their snowy sheet,
The pure, innocent snow-flakes.

But lo! when they reach the broad highway,
No longer pure and white they stay;
But mingle with filth and mud and clay,
A pile of soiled snow-flakes.

And surely it needs watchfulness and care,
To keep our lives as pure and fair,
As the snow-flakes flying through the air,
The pure, white snow-flakes.

Current Popular Short Poems

Joy In Life
Poet: Frank Dempster Sherman

It is my joy in life to find
At every turning of the road,
The strong arm of a comrade kind
To help me onward with my load...
Read the full poem Poems About Joy

Poet: Lucy Barns

What pleasures can friendship impart.
What balm in its virtues we find,
What transport it yields to the heart.
What joy and content to the mind.
Read more Friends Are Blessings

The Prayer Of Faith
by Hannah More Kohaus

God is my help in every need;
God does my every hunger feed;
God walks beside me, guides my way
Through every moment of the day. . . .
Read the complete poem on Journey of Faith

Recent Additions

The Lord's Prayer
Poet: Caleb Davis Bradlee

Our Father!
O that precious name
Which brings our God so near;
May its sweet grace our hearts inflame,
And take away our fear...
Read the full poem at The Lord's Prayer - Our Father

Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One looks behind him to some vanished time
And says, "Ah, I was happy then, alack!
I did not know it was my life's best prime -
Oh, if I could go back...
Read the full poem at Just For Today

Not In Vain
Poet: Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Read the complete poem at Success Poem

Special Occasions For The Month Of February

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

Valentines Day Valentines Day Poems Short Love Poems Short Love Quotes Rose Day Quotes
Birthdays Birthday Poems Funny Birthday Poems Birthday Poems For Mom Birthday Quotes
Retirement Retirement Poems Retirement Quotes

We also offer a collection of Quotes sorted by topic, that may help you find the right words you are looking for!

And if you prefer to view our collection of short Poems sorted by topic.

Plus we offer a collection of articles and quotes at Positive Thoughts and Positive Messages

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 and inspiring thoughts 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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