71 Poems of Encouragement

Let these short poems of encouragement inspire and motivate you in times when you need a bit of support, inspiration, and motivation. You will find motivational, uplifting, and inspiring poetry to encourage you. The poetry here is also great to share with someone who needs words that are uplifting.

Reading poems can be the inspiration and encouragement that someone needs. All of these writings can help a friend or family member look at a situation with hope and excitement, rather than with fear and depression - the verses may be the encouragement that they need.

1. Don't Quit Poem 2. Poems About Anger
3. Poems About Change 4. Dare To Be
5. You Decide 6. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
7. Don't You Quit 8. Poems About Failure
9. Poems About Goals 10. Letting Go Poem
11. Poems About Mistakes 12. Never Give Up Poem
13. Patience Poem 14. Smile Poem
15. Be The Best Version of You 16. Challenges Faced
17. Poems About Strength 18. Success Poem
19. Keep A Goin Poem 20. A Life Well Lived
21. How To Live A Stress Free Life 22. Speak Your Truth
23. You Don't Have To Be Rich 24. The Oak Tree Poem
25. It Couldn't Be Done 26. Merit and the Throng
27. The Junk Box 28. The Recipe
29. Opportunity 30. Start Where You Stand
31. The Builders 32. Little Further
33. Hero Wanted 34. The Hills Ahead
35. You Have To Believe 36. Encouragement
37. The Gift 38. What So Wild As Words Are . . .
39. Be A Booster 40. Opportunity
41. Which Side Of The Bed 42. My Regrets To The Man Who Gives Up
43. Do Not Lose Your Pep 44. The Successful Man
45. Do It Better 46. Never Despair
46. Lend A Hand 47. Never Say Fail
48. Give Every Day 49. Think Before We Speak
50. Transform The Common Task 51. Truth
52. Door Of Daring 53. Never Say I Can't
54. Oh! Tell Me Not 55.Solitude

More Encouragement Poems:

  1. Will

  2. Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
    Can circumvent or hinder or control
    The firm resolve of a determined soul.

    Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great;
    All things give way before it, soon or late.
    What obstacle can stay the mighty force
    Of the sea-seeking river in its course,
    Or cause the ascending orb of day to wait?

    Each well-born soul must win what it deserves.
    Let the fool prate of luck. The fortunate
    Is he whose earnest purpose never swerves,
    Whose slightest action or inaction serves
    The one great aim. Why, even Death stands still,
    And waits an hour sometimes for such a will.

  3. Keep Going

  4. Poet: Kate Summers, 2020

    When failures come - keep going
    When you feel like giving up - keep going
    When people mock your idea - keep going
    When challenges you face - keep going
    When mistakes are made, learn - but keep going
    Because perseverance just keeps going!

    Uplifting verses to help us see even in challenging times
    we need to be optimistic in our thinking.

  5. Trouble But Not Defeat

  6. Poet: Byron Pulsifer, 2020

    Underneath our feet we find
    Those branches and thorns a grind.
    Why is so life so mean
    It is as if no other scene.

    Through life, you know, you will find
    We sometimes just close our minds.
    Those solutions we so desperately want
    All appear like yesterdays many tyrants.

    But, do not trouble or be dismayed
    There are good days on the way.
    When you look beyond the norm
    You'll find you need not conform.

    Be bold, be happy, be confident
    You are not meant to lament.
    These things so sure today
    Can vanish without delay.

    So when trouble comes your way
    Do not accept defeat and ruin your day
    Move forward with a focused view
    Stay positive in all you do.

    Encouragement and inspiration to prompt you to live life with less stress.

  7. Move Past This

  8. Poem by Catherine Pulsifer, 2019

    When you are feeling down
    And all you can muster up is a frown
    That is the time to stop
    And count your blessings until you drop.

    Focus on all of life's good
    And you will find things work out as they should
    Feeling sorry and just sitting around
    It is a sure thing to bring you down.

    Take some action, make a move
    It doesn't matter if others approve
    Nothing lasts forever
    You will move past this if you endeavor!

    Poems of Encouragement To Be Your Best

    It doesn't matter what others do, you can be the best at what you do.
    Verses of support and confidence to encourage you to do your best!

  9. You Are The One

  10. Poet: Byron Pulsifer, 2020

    There are so many who love to scorn
    They are the ones who blow one's horn.
    To cast aspersions upon the others
    They never see that they are hunters.

    They love to hunt out what looks so less
    So they can be better to confess.
    That they deserve the praises massed
    To call all others to celebrate how they've surpassed.

    But, do not despair because these so glorious called
    Are nothing more than themselves enthralled.
    You, instead, are at the top
    Not ever needing to namedrop.

    You need not dare compare
    To those who really have no flare.
    Just do your best each and every day
    You will make more headway.

    It doesn't matter what others say
    You just do your best every day
    You are the one you answer to
    And to yourself always be true.

    Find encouragement in this call to action to voice your opinion, always speak the truth,
    and most importantly be yourself!

  11. Authenticity Declare

  12. Poet: Robert Rivers, 2020

    Have you ever seen a clown
    Who is sad and has a frown?
    That makeup done shows no cracks
    But within so suffers from attacks.

    We are so often showing false
    Guarded by the hardest walls.
    Our thoughts we keep to ourself
    We put them up on a shelf.

    How we feel we don't show
    We pretend to go with the flow.
    So often, it is true that we hide
    How we really feel inside.

    For it is true I do assure
    That what we really are unsure.
    Be instead that which is true
    Be who you are has its' virtue.

    There is no reason to abide
    No reason for feelings to hide
    For we would rather know
    The real person for you to show.

    Poems to Encourage You  

    Words to give you confidence and cheering on for challenges faced.

  13. Issues We All Face

  14. Poet: Robert Rivers, 2020

    I know what you may face today
    All those issues that come your way.
    Within the dark of the night
     Gives no one any delight.

    If you think you are alone
    Simply call a friend on the phone.
    It is never beyond a true friend's scope
    To be there to help you cope.

    No matter who you are
    Those troubles are not too far.
    But, never be one to give up so quick
    We can always intervene that is the trick.

    Life issues will come and go
    Sometimes fast and sometimes slow
    Sometimes good and sometimes bad
    Giving us happy and giving us sad.

    Don't hold it in, don't be uptight
    Stand your ground, give it a fight
    Issues can cause so much stress
    But always remember that life can also bless.

    So talk it out with a friend
    You will feel better in the end.
    Issues we always face
    But talking it out makes this world a better place.

    Words of encouragement to influence how you can positively influence your life and the life of others.

  15. No Riches Within

  16. Poet: Byron Pulsifer, 2020

    There are so, so many who have money
    But, they aren't even happy or funny.
    They scowl and often complain
    That they don't have enough to maintain.

    What is so sad to say
    These people always cry and bay.
    No matter how much
    They're always in a financial crush.

    So what is the truth?
    To know may seem uncouth.
    But this is not the problem
    So let's get to the bottom.

    Without a heart, I'd say
    Is one of the issues of the day.
    To give, for them, to others now
    Is more for them then they allow.

    Without a heart, a heart of love
    They would never hereof
    The Golden Rule that is so true.
    To give to others is a blessed avenue.

    It is not possessing the money that is at fault
    It is the worshiping of money that causes the assault.
    We only need that is enough for this day
    There is no need to be any other way.

    Motivational and optimistic verses full of advice for
    living a life that will bring happiness and contentment.

  17. The Bright Side

  18. Poet: Lillian E Curtis

    There's many a sunbeam behind a cloud,
    And smooth waves after rough tide,
    When the weather is bleak and the winds are loud,
    We'll look on the brightest side.

    The ups and downs of this life are many,
    But the joys obscured from sight,
    By trials and troubles unknown to any,
    Are continually brought to light.

    When others disappoint you, let the following poem of encouragement remind you
    not to judge others, and may it be a reminder that we all have strengths and weaknesses.

  19. Take A Walk Around Yourself

  20. Poet: Unknown

    When you're criticising others,
    And are finding, here and there,
    A fault or two to speak of
    Or a weakness you can tear:
    When you're blaming some one's weakness,
    Or accusing some of pelf -
    It's time that you went out
    To take a walk around yourself.

    There's lots of human failures
    In the average of us all,
    And lots of grave short comings
    In the short ones and the tail;
    But when we think of evils
    Men should lay upon the shelves,
    It's time we all went out
    To take a walk around ourselves.

    We need so often in this life
    This balancing of scales,
    This seeing how much in us wins
    And how much in us fails;
    But before you judge another -
    Just to lay him on the shelf -
    It would be a splendid plan
    To take a walk around yourself.

    Short Poems of Encouragement

    Encouraging words to remind us we grow stronger by our challenges!

  21. Being Strong

  22. Poet: Douglas Malloch

    The tree that never had to fight
    for sun and sky and air and light
    but stood out in the open plain
    and always got it share of rain,
    never became a forest king
    but lived and died a scrubby thing.
    Good timber does not grow with ease.
    The stronger wind, the stronger trees.

    Short inspiring verses to remind us to focus on the positive.

  23. Looking And Overlooking

  24. Poet Unknown

    If we noticed little pleasures
    As we notice little pains;
    If we quite forget our losses
    And remember all our gains;
    If we looked for people's virtues,
    And their faults refused to see;
    What a comfortable, happy,
    Cheerful place this world would be!

    A short poem that stresses what we focus on we will find!

    always keep your face to the sun don't let the shadows discourage you!
  25. Face The Sun

  26. Poet Unknown

    Don't hunt for trouble, but look for success;
    You'll find what you look for--don't look for distress.
    If you see but your shadow, remember, I pray,
    That the sun is still shining, but you're in the way.

    Don't grumble, don't bluster, don't sigh and don't shirk;
    Don't think of your worries, but think of your work.
    The worries will vanish, the work will be done,
    No man sees his shadow - who faces the sun.

  27. One Task At A Time

  28. by Everett Wentworth Hill

    One task at a time without worry or fear;
    One day at a time though the morrow draws near;
    One deed well accomplished suffices the day -
    Start not many missions, take time out to play.

    You can't borrow sunlight from night open door;
    One task and one day is enough to explore.
    Make every hour count in the moments you spend;
    Tomorrow's a stranger, today is a friend.

  29. If For One Day

  30. by Jane Merchant

    If for one day
    I can forget
    The nagging care,
    The needless fret;

    For one day, keep
    My spirit clear
    From anxious doubt
    And useless fear;

    If for one day
    I can believe
    In life, and joyously

    The blessings that
    Are always mind
    Of earth and air
    And love divine -

    Oh, then at last,
    At last, I may
    Learn how to do it
    Every day.

  31. Never Too Late To Mend

  32. Poet: Nixon Waterman

    Of course, if you mean to catch a train,
    The better way is to start in time.
    Still, if you're late.
    Don't rail at fate.
    And sob and sigh and wail and wait
    For another day,
    But sprint away
    The very best you can until
    You find your vow
    To "do it now"
    Has somehow made you catch it still;
    For the sages say
    The world makes way
    For the earnest soul that says, "I will!"

    If you mean to win in life's swift race,
    The better way is to start in youth;
    Still, if you find
    You've been left behind
    By the wiser starters, keep in mind
    "Your needs and say,
    "I'll improve each day,
    And every hour and each spare minute;
    I've been careless, yet
    I shall try to get
    A prize!" And you stand a chance to win it;
    But the weak-willed goose
    With his "What's the use?"
    Alas! we know he won't be in it.

The poems here are also great to include in a card - graduation, get well, congratulations - no matter what the occasion you will find poems to provide encouragement and inspiration.

To quote the words of encouragement said by William Arthur Ward,
"Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

Share the verses in these poems and you may positively influence a person's life. And, We agree with the words of Jim Stovall, "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."

We hope our collection gives you poems of encouragement to share with others!

Don't Quit Poem Poems About Anger Poems About Change
Dare To Be You Decide Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Don't You Quit Poems About Failure Poems About Goals
Letting Go Poem Poems About Mistakes Never Give Up Poem
Patience Poem Smile Poem Be The Best Version of You
Challenges Faced Poems About Strength Success Poem
Keep A Goin Poem A Life Well Lived How To Live A Stress Free Life
Speak Your Truth You Don't Have To Be Rich The Oak Tree Poem
It Couldn't Be Done Merit and the Throng The Junk Box
The Recipe Opportunity Start Where You Stand
The Builders Little Further Hero Wanted
The Hills Ahead You Have To Believe Encouragement
The Gift What So Wild As Words Are . . . Be A Booster
Opportunity Which Side Of The Bed My Regrets To The Man Who Gives Up
Do Not Lose Your Pep The Successful Man Do It Better
Never Despair Lend A Hand Never Say Fail
Give Every Day  Think Before We Speak Transform The Common Task
Truth Door of Daring  Never Say I Can't
Oh! Tell Me Not Solitude

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