Short Poems and Quotes

A collection of short poems and quotes that are short but words that are uplifting to motivate, inspire and encourage. Plus find poetry and quotations to share for special occasions, and for special people. All of them provide inspiration, motivation and unparalleled deep thinking in regards to everyday issues we all face from one time to another. Brief but concise words to add a positive and uplifting message 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. And storytelling is a way of sharing and encouraging. So let the words in these verses tell a story for you.

Our site has been online since 2003 with short, brief, and to the point poetry and quotations to inspire, motivate and encourage!

It Takes Courage
Poet: Unknown

It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend's pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.

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life lessons

Life is full of lessons. These lessons are how we grow. Nothing teaches us more than what we experience and learn from!

A lesson is learned every day,
What lesson did you learn today?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it's great,
Take what you've learned, don't let it wait

I've learned that people are their own,
And only I can change the known.
If I don't like how something is,
Changing me is all there is...

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thinking of you

How often do we think of others? Let others know you are thinking of them, send them an email. You may just make someone's day by letting them know they are in your thoughts!

Every time I think of you
I am thankful for all you do.
You are always there
And, you always show you care

Right away I thought of you
And said a little prayer
That he would bless you specially
And keep you free from care...

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good morning to you

Start your day on a positive note by reading a good morning message full of positive thoughts! Share these words with others.

A good morning to you
Be the best at what you do.
Get up and give thanks
You get to fill in the blanks

Today is a gift given to you
Do not spend it being blue.
You see, the world reflects
The attitude you project.....

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goodbye is never easy

Goodbyes are never easy. Let these poems express your feelings and emotions.

 So difficult it is saying goodbye
At times it can make us cry.
Saying goodbye is never easy
At times it makes us feel so queasy

Saying goodbye rather than "so long"
Can give us the feeling that this is wrong.
Saying goodbye with a tear in my eye
When I say it a lot and it makes me sigh...

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For The Month of  April:

Happy Easter
Lift up your heads, ye happy throngs,
And let your hearts be filled with light!
The Lord of Easter hears your songs,
And loves to see your faces bright

Rejoice! and let His glory make
The path you tread a pleasant way!
Oh let His risen beauty break
Upon your lives like Easter day......

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Christian Words
Life has mostly simple moments
Like the rising sun each day.
The times of truly great excitement
Seem like clouds that drift away.

Plans and memories are tainted
With the hopes and fears of thought.
When the many dreams have faded,
The only peace begins with God.

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to make you smile

We count our birthdays by the years,
And with each one we add,
We count them short, if they've brought joy,
And long, it they've been sad

But count them the way we will,
For all hold joys and tears,
May we continue to see the ticking of the years!

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celebrate the day

This is the anniversary of the day you were born
There is no reason for you to scorn
A day for a party, presents and gifts
We hope this day gives you a lift

Always remember age is only a date
And you determine your own fate
I wish you happiness and joy in life
And many more birthdays to bring you delight...

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Encouraging Positive Words To Consider

Home for me is like the eye of a hurricane. There’s a certain calm I experience there no matter what is swirling about on the outside.
Joanna Gaines, Homebody

The most important thing I learned is an approach to life based on principles that helps me find out what’s true and what to do about it.
Ray Dalio, Principles: Life and Work

Self-knowledge—especially of how we find ourselves in willpower trouble—is the foundation of self-control.
Kelly McGonigal Ph.D., The Willpower Instinct

We want to live a life in front of our grandchildren that is above reproach.
Dennis Ellingson, The Godly Grandparent

Whatever the enterprise, the leader is responsible for the success or failure of the mission.
LeRoy Eims, Be a Motivational Leader

The mind is a critical piece of all of our greatest moments.
Trevor Moawad, It Takes What It Takes

No matter what you may be facing in your life, you are never alone – God sees all things.
Paula Gray, Girl, Count Your Blessings

None of us are as young as we were. So what? Friendship never ages.
W. H. Auden

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.

Motivational quotations and poetic writing 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.

Find short  versse to share with family, colleagues and friends. Either a brief quotation or a verse poetry can help express positive  messages of appreciation, love, joy, and encouragement. We hope you enjoy!

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