Reading poems can change our thinking, it can bring us a smile, it can brighten our day. Here find our collection of poems sorted in alphabetical order. You will find famous poems and contemporary poems here. We hope 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. We hope they bring a positive thought to your day.

poems to make your day more positive

Autumn Poems

Baby Poems

Best Friend Poems

Birthday Poems

Brother Poems

Poems About Change

Christian Poems

Christmas Verses

Christmas Poems

Don't Quit Poem

Easy Poems to Memorize

Poems of Encouragement

Fathers Day Poems

Friendship Poems

Garden Poems

Poems about God

Goodbye Poems

Good Morning Poems

Graduation Poems

Grandma Poems

Heaven Poems

Poems About Hope

Inspirational Poems

Poems about Jesus

Kindness Poem

Letting Go Poem

Poems About Life

Poem About Life Lessons

Short Love Poems

Mothers Day Poems

Motivational Poems

Positive Poems

Smile Poem

Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Poems

Spring Poems

Thank You Poems

Thanksgiving Poems

Thanksgiving Blessings and Prayers

Tree Poems

Valentines Day Poems

Poems about Winning

poems can inspire

May the words of these Poets inspire and motivate you. May the verses reflect their passion for communicating in a way we can relate to. Many of the poems are short and quick to read but will leave you with a thought you may have not considered. Share these poems with others!

Enjoy theses verses from the poems of Famous Poets:

Hold Fast Your Dreams
Poet: Louise Driscoll, 1875 - 1957

Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!

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.

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.

A positive poem from one of 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.

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