500+ Short Poems

Be encouraged by our collection of short poems, rhymes, and verses that are uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging. All of the poems provide inspiration, motivation, and encouragement in regard to everyday issues of life 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 short poem with others can brighten a day by adding a positive and uplifting message.


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 50 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 100 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 25 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 50 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


garden poems
Garden Poems
Over 25 poems for the gardener!


poems about books
Poems About Books
Poems for book lovers!


funny poems
Funny Poems
Over 20 poems to make you smile


Poems, Rhymes, & Verses For The Month Of June

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

Father's Day Fathers Day Poems Father Quotes Short Fathers Day Verses Grandpa Poems
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Graduation  Graduation Poems  Graduation Wishes For A Friend Graduation Sayings Poems About New Beginnings


Short Poem Of The Week

Right And Wrong
Poet: George MacDonald


Alas! how hardly things go right!
'Tis hard to watch on a summer's night,
For the sigh will come, and the kiss will stay,
And the summer's night is a winter's day.

Alas! how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too much or a kiss too long,
And there comes a mist and a weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.

And yet how easily things go right,
If the sigh and the kiss of the summer's night
Come deep from the soul in the stronger ray
That is born in the light of the winter's day.

And things can never go badly wrong
If the heart be true and the love be strong;
For the mist, if it comes, and the weeping rain.
Will be changed by the love into sunshine again.



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!

Updated June 2, 2021

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