12 William Arthur Ward Poems

William Arthur Ward has inspired millions with his poems and his words for many years. His work is inspirational and motivational making people think by his writings. Let his poems be ones that you reflect upon and share with others.

His writings have been published by many, including Reader's Digest, and many Christian publications. And he has authored some great inspirational books, including Thoughts Of A Christian Optimist, For This One Hour, Miracles That I Have Seen, and Rewarding moments: A treasury of prose and poetry, to name only a few. Born on December 17, 1921, in Louisana, Mr. Ward graduated from McMurray College and received his master's degree at Oklahoma State University.

He died on March 30, 1994, but his work lives on by continuing to inspire many.

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William Arthur Ward



  1. For This One Hour  -We can do anything for just one hour. Read the thoughts of William Arthur Ward of what can be done for only an hour. Inspiring and encouraging words!



  2. While Others  -While Others A short poem by William Arthur Ward that contains a ton of wisdom. A great poem to share with a graduate or any young person. Also, a poem that can motivate and encourage us when we feel like giving up.



  3. If I Can - A prayer asking for help to do your best and to help others that will inspire and uplift you.



  4. The Golden Rule - What does the Golden Rule mean? In this poem, three men were asked and while each had different answers the end result is the same.



  5. Transform The Common Task - A poem to encourage us to always do our best and never think that any task is beneath us. William Arthur Ward expresses a key to success in this poem.



  6. The Choices  - An inspiring poem by William Arthur Ward that points out the choices we make affect the type of person we will become and what tomorrow will look like.



  7. Prayer Can - Read these short poems and thoughts on what prayer can and cannot do. William Arthur Ward gives us poetic words to reflect upon when it comes to praying.



  8. Service To Others - Service to others is a collection of short poems and thoughts written by William Arthur Ward. Inspirational words that encourage us to serve others.



  9. Attitude Poem - Your attitude is an important part of your life. It can determine whether you are happy or sad, whether you are a success or a failure, whether you are content or dissatisfied. It impacts all aspects of our lives.



  10. Christmas Is and Can Be - Share these 2 inspiring and uplifting poems about Christmas with others. Sometimes we all need to be reminded about what Christmas is truly about!



  11. With God - Be inspired by these 3 short poems by William Arthur Ward that reflect upon how great God is.



  12. Pessimist or Optimist - Much has been written about being a pessimist and being an optimist. Let the words of William Arthur Ward paint a picture of the qualities and behaviors of both types of people.


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