Short Poems and Quotes

A large collection of short poems and quotes that are uplifting, inspiring and motivational. May they encourage you, and add a positive thought to your day. Short, sweet and to the point words to brighten your day!

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. Edgar Allan Poe

Short Poems

Baby Poems

Babies Are
Babies are a gift.
Each with their own uniqueness.
So cuddly and small
It is hard to believe that they will crawl....

As you read these poems, we hope it reminds you of how special babies truly are.

Best Friend Poems

My Friend
How special you are to me my friend,
You've always been there for me.
I want to return the favor my friend,
So this friendship will always be....

Find poems for that someone who is one of a kind, a true life time pal.

Birthday Poems

Happy Birthday Aging Song
Happy birthday to you,
We know you feel blue.
It's time to get over it
There's nothing you can do....

The poetry here reflects thoughts on age, on birthdays, and on life.

Christian Poems

To Serve You
Oh Lord The Almighty,
I have five fingers upon my hand,
Each one of these fingers
Tells me to pray....

Be inspired by these verses that are inspirational, encouraging and uplifting.

Christmas Poems and Verses

Wishing You
Wishing you all the season's best
May it be one that you feel blessed
We hope the holidays are joyous ones
For you and all your sons....

Many of these are short but all of them send messages of the season.

Easy Poems to Memorize

Look For
When all seems doom
Don't despair
Look for the good
It is in the air....

You will find verses from poems that express a point of view or a positive or inspirational thought.

Encouraging Poems

Take A Walk Around Yourself
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....

Let these encouraging poems inspire and motivate you in times when you need encouragement

Fathers Day Poems

A Special Father
A special father,
I must say,
Is you my father,
In every way....

Share these poems in your greeting cards or message to your Dad. Includes poems from daughter, and wife, plus inspirational and short poems for Dad.

Friendship Poems

The Tree of Friendship
Friends are similar to a tree
Branching out
But throughout our life
There are those
Who stay and
Make a difference
In all our lives....

Friendship is a blessing and we hope you find reflections of this in the poetry we feature.

Garden Poems

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree....

A collection of garden poems to remind us of the beauty of a garden.

Goodbye Poems

Goodbye To You
How do you say goodbye,
To someone as sweet as you?
I never thought this day would come,
That farewell would feel so blue....

We say goodbye on different occasions, a break up, moving, death, retirements to name only a few.

Graduation Poems

Graduation Time
So here we embark,
On the life that awaits.
Congrats to you all,
And good luck in your fates....

A special day that deserves recognition; express your thoughts to the new graduate as they begin the next journey in their life.

Inspirational Poems

Hidden Messages
Easy is as easy does,
Who hasn't heard that phrase?
But what really does that mean,
If you don't do, easy never finds the way....

Inspiring poems full of positive thoughts.

Poems about Life

It Is
It's the little bit of sunshine
Lighting up the dullest day,
That brings a glow of pleasure
As we journey on Life's way.
It's the simple things that please us
Like a willing kindness done,
That soon blow away each storm-cloud
'Till once more we see the sun....

Many times as we journeyed through life, we reflected on the short verses in this poetry.

Short Love Poems

Soaring Love
I dreamed of what love would be like,
But until the day I met you.
I really had no idea.
Love is beautiful and so very true....

A collection to share with the one you love. Poetry is often a great expression of love.

Mothers Day Poems

You My Mom
For all the things you have done
For all the sacrifices you made
For all the love you shared
For all the work you did....

Find short poems that reflect your feelings and appreciaiton for your Mom.

Motivational Poems

Our Mind
Our mind is a gateway to what's good and bad,
It just takes us to show it, it's way.
If we choose to be happy and see things not crappy,
We're sure that our lives will obey....

May these motivational poems encourage and inspire you.

Thank You Poems

Pass It On
To thank someone as kind as you,
Would take a lot of thought.
But thankfully I've come to find,
You're not in need of a lot.
Use these to thank people in your life....

Short verses that can be adapted to fit the appropriate occasion.




Christmas Messages


Earth Day



Helping Others

Irish Blessings


Quotes To Live By


New Year







Wedding Anniversary


It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion. Abraham Lincoln

More Short Quotes
"Rather than saying 'if' this happens try thinking 'when' this happens." Catherine Pulsifer

"A short vacation is better than no vacation." Catherine Pulsifer

"The graduation ceremony may be short but it is one that will remain with you for life." Catherine Pulsifer

"Short people, tall people, people of all races make this world a diverse place." Catherine Pulsifer

"A short quotation is one that sometimes has more meaning than a long one." Catherine Pulsifer

"Thank you are two short words that can have a long impact." Catherine Pulsifer

"We are here on earth for only a short time. Heaven is for an eternity." Catherine Pulsifer

"As you grow older you realize how very short life is and how quickly the years go by." Catherine Pulsifer

"When life is cut short, it is usually a wake up call for those left behind." Catherine Pulsifer

"Proverbs are short but always full of wisdom." Catherine Pulsifer

"Life is too short and precious to waste it doing things that don't please you." D.D. Tai, Mind

"If you fall short on a daily goal, make sure not to beat yourself up too much over it." Bryan Cohen, How to Work for Yourself

"Those who believe in abundance of time just like any other resource, are able to do so much in a short period of time." Zeeshan Raza, U Turn Your Life

"Find what you love - and do it! Life is too short to waste it doing something you don't enjoy." Diann B. Murr, Wake Up Successful

"Do not linger short term goals to make them long term." Edward Kelly, Getting Things Done the David Allen Way

"Whatever path you set out for yourself, always believe in yourself." Joanna Jackson, Self Help

"Only you can decide the moment of change." Maya Green, Resolution Evolution for Moms

"People smile for all sorts of reasons, only one of which is to signal happiness." Michael Nir, Influence

"We work quietly, and are often only truly appreciated after we leave our jobs." Michele Gilbert,The Introvert

"Randomly distributed short bursts of practice might even be better than one long session." Jonathan Harnum, Practice Like This

"Swallow your fears, realise that life is short." Rebecca Jane, Mindfulness My Way

"The power of the mind is paramount to understanding and acquiring happiness." Roberts Rivers, Happiness Is Possible

". . .life is too short to be in a manipulative relationship, even with close family." Sarah Goldberg, Manipulative People

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Every day is a good day to be alive, whether the sun's shining or not. Marty Robbins
Short Poems and Quotes has been online since 2003 offering quotes and poems to encourage and inspire you. We offer short, brief, and to the point quotes and poems to inspire, motivate and encourage!

Quotations and poetry can help us express our feelings, are great to share, and at times, can even change our thinking on a particular situation. Find verses in our poem to share with others that express messages of appreciation, love, and encouragement.

Last updated August 15, 2018

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