134 Poems - Short Poems By Category

134 Poems

A collection of poems by category covering many different subjects. 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!

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poems to make your day more positive

  1. Abundance Poem

  2. Abundance Prayer

  3. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  4. Apology Poems

  5. Autumn Poems

  6. Poems About Anger

  7. Anniversary

  8.     B
  9. Baby Poems

  10. BBF Poems

  11. Be Inspired

  12. Be The Best Version Of You

  13. Best Friend Poems

  14. My Best Friend

  15. Birthday Poems

  16. Funny Birthday Poems

  17. Birthday Poems for Mom

  18. Brother Poems

  19. Happy Birthday To My Brother

  20.     C
  21. Poems About Change

  22. Christian Poems

  23. Christmas Verses

  24. Christmas Poems

  25.    D
  26. Dare To Be

  27. You Decide

  28. Desiderata Poem

  29. Don't Quit Poem

  30. Don't You Quit

  31.     E
  32. Easter

  33. Easy Poems

  34. Easy Poems to Memorize

  35. Poems of Encouragement

  36.     F
  37. Poems About Failure

  38. Faith In God Poems

  39. Poems About Fate

  40. Poems About Family

  41. Famous Poems

  42. Fathers Day Poems

  43. Friendship Poems

  44. Forgiveness

  45. Funeral Poems

  46. G
  47. Garden Poems

  48. Poems About Goals

  49. Poems about God

  50. God Has A Plan

  51. Goodbye Poems

  52. Good Friday Poem

  53. Good Morning Poems

  54. Good Night

  55. Graduation Poems

  56. Grandma Poems

  57. Grandpa Poems

  58. Grandparents Poems

  59. Gratitude Poems

  60. H
  61. Poems About Happiness

  62. Heaven Poems

  63. Helping Hands

  64. Poems About Hope

  65.     I
  66. If Poems

  67. In Loving Memory Poems

  68. Inspirational Poems

  69. Irish Blessing

  70. Irish Wedding Blessing

  71.     J
  72. Poems about Jesus

  73. Journey Of Faith

  74. Just For Today

  1. Poems For Kids

  2. Kindness Poem

  3. Kind Words Are Like Honey

  4.     L
  5. Letting Go Poem

  6. Poems About Life

  7. Life Choices

  8. Life Journey

  9. Life Is Too Short

  10. The Good Life

  11. Life Lessons

  12. Short Love Poems

  13. M
  14. The Man In The Glass Poem

  15. Meaningful Poems

  16. Memorial Poems

  17. Message For Best Friend

  18. Poems About Mistakes

  19. Monday Prayer

  20. Mothers Day Poems

  21. Mothers Day Prayers

  22. Motivational Poems

  23. Mr. Nobody Poem

  24. N
  25. Nature Poems

  26. Poems About New Beginnings

  27. New Year Poem

  28. Never Give Up Poem

  29. O
  30. October

  31.     P
  32. Pass It On

  33. Patience Poem

  34. Popular Poems

  35. Positive Poems

  36. Short Prayers

  37. Prayer For The Church

  38. Prayer For Today

  39.     R
  40. Retirement Poems

  41.     S
  42. Poems About School

  43. Poems About The Seasons

  44. Simplicity Poem

  45. Sister Poems

  46. Smile Poem

  47. Special Friend Poem

  48. Special Occasion

  49. Spirit of Giving

  50. Spiritual Awakening

  51. Spiritual Poems

  52. Spring Poems

  53. Soulmate Poems

  54. Poems About Stars

  55. St. Patricks Day Poem

  56. Poems About Strength

  57. Success Poem

  58.     T
  59. Teacher Appreciation Poems

  60. Thank You Poems

  61. Thanksgiving Poems

  62. Thanksgiving Blessings

  63. Thanksgiving Prayers

  64. Thinking Of You Poems

  65. Treasured Memories

  66. Tree Poems

  67. A True Friend Poem

  68. Poems About Truth

  69. Trust In God

  70. Tuesday Prayer

  71. V
  72. Valentines Day Poems

  73. Veterans Poems

  74. W
  75. Wedding Poems

  76. Poems about Winning

  77. Winter

  78. Wisdom Poems

  79. Words To Live By

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. Our collection is full of encouraging and inspiring verses. Share these poems with others!

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.

Verses from the poems of Famous Poets:

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.

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.

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.

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