500+ Short Poems, Rhymes, & Verses To Encourage and Inspire

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500+ Short Poems

Updated April 6, 2021 - Be encouraged by our collection of over 500 short poems, rhymes, and verses that are uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging. Brief but concise words and verses and rhymes to add a positive and uplifting message to your day. All of th poems 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 & Rhymes:

Find short poems, rhymes, and verses 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 & rhymes that are encouraging

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


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

inspirational poems, uplifting and inspiring rhymes
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 & rhymes  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





funeral poems
Funeral Poems
Poems & verses offering comfort & condolences


poems about hope
Poems About Hope
10+ Poems offering words of hope


poems about faith
Poems About Faith
Poems to strength your faith


Poems, Rhymes, & Verses For The Month Of April

Celebrate a special occasion by sharing a short poem, rhymes, verses or quotes!

Easter Good Friday Poem Easter Poems Inspirational God Quotes Poems About Jesus
Birthdays Birthday Poems Funny Birthday Poems Birthday Poems For Mom Birthday Quotes
Retirement Retirement Poems Retirement Quotes Goodbye Poems Relax Quotes
Graduation  Graduation Poems  Graduation Wishes For A Friend Graduation Sayings Poems About New Beginnings


Poem Of The Day

If We Had But A Day
Poet: Mary Lowe Dickinson


We should fill the hours with the sweetest things,
If we had but a day;
We should drink alone at the purest springs
In our upward way;
We should love with a lifetime’s love in an hour,
If the hours were few;
We should rest, not for dreams, but for fresher power
To be and to do.

We should guide our wayward or wearied wills
By the clearest light;
We should keep our eyes on the heavenly hills,
If they lay in sight;
We should trample the pride and the discontent
Beneath our feet;
We should take whatever a good God sent,
With a trust complete.

We should waste no moments in weak regret,
If the day were but one;
If what we remember and what we forget
Went out with the sun;
We should be from our clamorous selves set free,
To work or to pray,
And to be what the Father would have us be,
If we had but a day.



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 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 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 short verses or rhymes to share with family, colleagues, and friends. Either a brief poem, a rhyme, 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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