187 Poems

A collection of poems by category and topic covering many different subjects. Sorted alphabetically.

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    A
  1. Abundance Poem

  2. Abundance Prayer

  3. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  4. Funny Poems About Aging

  5. Apology Poems

  6. Autumn Poems

  7. Poems About Anger

  8. Anniversary

  9. Attitude Poems



  10.     B
  11. Baby Poems

  12. BBF Poems

  13. Be Inspired

  14. Be The Best Version Of You

  15. I Believe Poems

  16. Best Friend Poems

  17. My Best Friend

  18. Poems About The Bible

  19. Birthday Poems

  20. Funny Birthday Poems

  21. Birthday Poems for Mom

  22. Poems About Books

  23. Brother Poems

  24. Happy Birthday To My Brother



  25.     C
  26. Poems About Challenges

  27. Poems About Change

  28. Christian Poems
    Christian Poems

  29. Christmas Verses

  30. Christmas Poems

  31. Poems About Contentment

  32. Courage Poems



  33.    D
  34. Dad Poems


  35. Dare To Be

  36. You Decide

  37. Desiderata Poem

  38. Don't Quit Poem

  39. Don't You Quit

  40. Poems About Dreams



  41.     E
  42. Easter

  43. Easy Poems

  44. Easy Poems to Memorize

  45. poems of encouragement
    Poems of Encouragement




  46.     F
  47. Poems About Failure

  48. Poems About Faith

  49. Faith In God Poems

  50. Faithful Friends

  51. Poems About Fate

  52. poems about family
    Poems About Family


  53. famous poems
    Famous Poems


  54. Fathers Day Poems

  55. Flower Poem

  56. Funny Fathers Day Poems

  57. Friends Are Blessings

  58. friendship poems
    Friendship Poems

  59. Forgiveness

  60. funeral poems
    Funeral Poems

  61. Funny Poems



  62. G
  63. Garden Poems

  64. Poems About Goals

  65. Poems about God

  66. Gods Blessings

  67. Poems About God's Love

  68. God Has A Plan

  69. God's Garden Poem

  70. God's Mercy

  71. God's Promises

  72. God's Timing

  73. Goodbye Poems

  74. Good Friday Poem

  75. Good Morning Poems

  76. Good Night Poems

  77. Graduation Poems

  78. Graduation Wishes For A Friend

  79. Grandma Poems

  80. Grandpa Poems

  81. Grandparents Poems

  82. Gratitude Poems




  83. H
  84. poems about happiness
    Poems About Happiness

  85. Heaven Poems

  86. Poems About Helping Others

  87. High School Graduation

  88. Poems About Home

  89. Poems About Hope




  90.     I
  91. If Poems

  92. In Loving Memory Poems

  93. inspirational poems
    Inspirational Poems

  94. Irish Blessing

  95. Irish Wedding Blessing





        J
  1. Poems about Jesus

  2. Journey Of Faith

  3. Poems About Joy

  4. Just For Today



  5. K
  6. poems for kids
    Poems For Kids


  7. Kindness Poem


  8. Kind Words Are Like Honey


  9.     L
  10. Poems About Laughter

  11. Letting Go Poem

  12. A Letter From Heaven

  13. poems about life
    Poems About Life

  14. Life Choices

  15. Life Journey

  16. Life Is Good Poems

  17. Life Is Too Short

  18. The Good Life

  19. Poems On Life Lessons

  20. Short Love Poems



  21. M
  22. The Man In The Glass Poem

  23. Meaningful Poems

  24. Memorial Poems

  25. Message For Best Friend

  26. Poems About Mistakes

  27. Poems About The Moon

  28. Monday Prayer

  29. Mothers Day Poems

  30. Mothers Day Prayers

  31. Motivational Poems

  32. Poems About Mountains

  33. Mr. Nobody Poem



  34. N
  35.   nature poems
    Nature Poems


  36. Poems About New Beginnings

  37. New Year Poems

  38. Never Give Up Poem

  39. Poems About Night



  40. O
  41. Ocean Poems

  42. October

  43. Opportunity Poems




  44.     P
  45. Pass It On

  46. Patience Poem

  47. Poems About Perseverance

  48. The Pessimist

  49. Poems About Peace

  50. Popular Poems

  51. Positive Poems

  52. short prayers
    Short Prayers

  53. Prayer For The Church

  54. Prayer For Today

  55. Praise God



  56.     R
  57. Poems About Rain


  58. Rainbow Poems


  59. Retirement Poems




  60.     S
  61. Sad Poems

  62. Poems About School

  63. Poems About Sunset

  64. Sunshine Poems

  65. poems about the seasons
    Poems About The Seasons


  66. Simplicity Poem

  67. Sister Poems

  68. Smile Poem

  69. Poems About Snowflakes

  70. Special Friend Poem

  71. Special Occasion

  72. Spirit of Giving

  73. Spiritual Awakening

  74. Spiritual Poems

  75. Spring Poems

  76. Soulmate Poems

  77. Poems About Stars

  78. St. Patricks Day Poem

  79. Poems About Strength

  80. Success Poem



  81.     T
  82. Poems For Teenagers

  83. Teacher Appreciation Poems

  84. Thank You Poems

  85. Thank You For Being There For Me

  86. Thank You Friend

  87. Thanksgiving Poems

  88. Thanksgiving Day Poem

  89. Thanksgiving Blessings

  90. Thanksgiving Prayers

  91. Thinking Of You Poems

  92. Poems About Time

  93. Treasured Memories

  94. Tree Poems

  95. A True Friend Poem

  96. Poems About Truth

  97. Trust In God

  98. Tuesday Prayer


  99. V
  100. Valentines Day Poems

  101. Verses About Friendship

  102. Verses About Mothers

  103. Veterans Poems



  104. W
  105. Wedding Poems

  106. Poems About The Wind

  107. Poems about Winning

  108. Winter

  109. Wisdom Poems

  110. Poems For Women

  111. Words To Live By


poems to make your day more positive

Reading poems can change our thinking, it can bring us a smile, it can brighten our day. Life is full of ups and downs, no matter where you are we have a poem for you. You will find both famous and contemporary poetry here. May they bring a positive thought to your day.

Poems are great to share with others. All written for the enjoyment of others, to express a thought or point. Poetry offers a different way to read about things or life issues. Reflect on the poet's words and you may find that their words may help you deal with a situation or they may help you see something in a different way.

We hope they bring a positive thought to your day. Share these verses with others to brighten or to send an uplifting message!

A Poet
Poet: John McLeod 1998


And some they tilt at windmills
And some they push the plough
The Poet does both on wind-filled wings
Above the "wonder-how"!
And some may never see beyond
The bow-wave sparkling bright
To where the questing Soul will find
That broader, wiser sight.
Me thinks this sometimes Poet and Clown
Love's blessings rich endow,
To brush the stars as, through the glass
Sees much less darkly now!


A Book Of Poems
Poet: William R. Jacobs


Pond'ring o'er a gilded volume
Rich with gems, I am to-night,
Looking for the sweetest column,
Scanning for some rays of light.
Here are poets from the distance
With the softest lyric rhyme.
Calling back into existence
Sweet chords lost in lapse of time.

Here portrayed are silent faces —
Silent lips and silent eyes —
Where my finger deftly traces.
Looking for some glad surprise —
Looking for some friend who's drifting
Out upon the Western world.
For companions now uplifting
Drops of ink for drops of gold.

Lo! inwrought like fibres golden
In yon leaf upon the tree,
Are these stanzas, new and olden,
Penned in chants of melody.
Quaintest rhet'ric penned, but splendid
In simplicity and truth —
Facts and fancies; as blended
By the aged bard and youth.

As I turn the snowy pages,
Each enframed with golden wire,
Mystic sounds come back from ages.
Strains from Moore and Milton's lyre.
Dreams of Shakespeare's musing rambles,
Thoughts of Goldsmith and his fife,
Odes of Pope and Scott and Campbell
Flash across the path of life.

And when sleepily I fold them —
Fold the rhymers back in place,
Fancy's mind can quite behold them,
As the dureful hymns they trace.
Some are mothers with devotion
In their sonnets of to-day.
Others sing of field and ocean,
Mount and glen — and sweet their lay.


Unwritten Poems
Poet: Unknown


There are poems unwritten and songs unsung
Sweeter than any that ever were heard;
Poems that will wait for an angel-tongue,
Songs that long for a paradise bird;

Poems that rippled through lowliest lives,
Poems unnoted, and hidden away
Down in souls where the beautiful thrives
Sweetly as flowers in the airs of May;

Poems that only the angels above us,
Looking down deep in our hearts may behold;
Felt, though unseen by the beings who love us;
Written on lives all in letters of gold.

Sing to my soul that sweet song that thou livest;
Read me the poem that never was penned,
The wonderful idyl of Life that thou givest,
Fresh from thy spirit, Beaustiful Friend.


Verses from the poems of Famous Poets:

Alchemy
Poet: Sara Teasdale, 1884 - 1933

I lift my heart as a spring lifts up
A yellow daisy to the rain;
My heart will be a lovely cup
Altho' it holds but pain.
For I shall learn from flower and leaf
That color every drop they hold,
To change the lifeless wine of grief
To living gold.


Wings
Poet: Clara Edmunds-Hemingway, 1899-1958

A gull rides the waves, as if
Made for the sea,
A swallow will sail high in air
Oh let my soul rise, let it
Soar far and free;
Or mount on the high winds of care.


Will You Think Of Me?
Poet: Lillian E. Curtis

Among the many and varied forms,
Of all that you may see.
Mid life's thick and gathering storms,
Where e'er you chance to be,
Mid life's fair or clouded morns,
Will you ever think of me?


Positive poems  from our favorite Poets:

Hard Knocks
Poet: Edgar A. Guest, 1881 - 1959

I'm not the man to say that failure's sweet,
Nor tell a chap to laugh when things go wrong;
I know it hurts to have to take defeat
An' no one likes to lose before a throng;
It isn't very pleasant not to win
When you have done the very best you could;
But if you're down, get up an' buckle in -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.

I've seen some chaps who never knew their power
Until somebody knocked 'em to the floor;
I've known men who discovered in an hour
A courage they had never shown before.
I've seen 'em rise from failure to the top
By doin' things they hadn't understood
Before the day disaster made 'em drop -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.

Success is not the teacher, wise an' true,
That gruff old failure is, remember that;
She's much too apt to make a fool of you,
Which isn't true of blows that knock you flat.
Hard knocks are painful things an' hard to bear,
An' most of us would dodge 'em if we could;
There's something mighty broadening in care -
A lickin' often does a fellow good.


Morning
Poet: C D. Bradlee

The light has come, the sun is here,
Again must work begin;
And may we all, with love and fear,
God's holy favor win.
poems can inspire

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