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Be inspired by our short poems and quotes from famous and popular collections all with the focus of providing the best poems and quotes that will add inspiration and a positive thought to your day. Plus we have seasonal poetry and quotes for you to share with others for special occasions throughout the year.

Our goal is to provide the best short poems, and quotes to share with family, colleagues, and friends. Either a brief poem or a quote can help to express positive messages of appreciation, love, joy, and encouragement. We hope you enjoy our collections of short poems and quotes!

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Short Poem For The Week of December 5, 2022

Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar

What dreams we have and how they fly
Like rosy clouds across the sky;
Of wealth, of fame, of sure success,
Of love that comes to cheer and bless;
And how they wither, how they fade,
The waning wealth, the jilting jade
The fame that for a moment gleams,
Then flies forever, - dreams, ah - dreams. . . .

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Accept Our Gratitude
Poet: Carrie Steward-Besserer

Accept our gratitude, Lord,
For all the blessing thou dost give
Direct and guide our daily paths,
And teach us how to live.
more Christian Poems

The End of the Rope
Poet: Margaret Nickerson Martin

When you've lost every vestige of hope
And you think you are beaten and done
When you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end, and hang on.

Have courage, for here is the dope;
When you stand with your back to the wall,
Though you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end and hang on.

Don't admit that life's getting your goat
When your friends seem to all disappear,
When you've come to the end of your rope,
Tie a know in the end and hang on.
more Poems Of Encouragement

Poet: Unknown

'Twould never do for God
To live across the street
Or in the house next door,
Where we should daily meet;
He sometimes sends
His angel kind, to walk with us
We call them friends.

When trouble comes, or loss,
When grief is ours to bear,
They come, our friends, with loads of cheer,
Our load to share.
How could we face defeat
Without a friend's caress?
Had we no friends to praise,
How bare would be success?
more Friendship Poems

A Gem
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Families are big and small
Children are short and tall
Some are rich, some are poor
Some are quiet, some do roar.
But what is the most important thing?
It is the love that the family brings.
The love, encouragement and support
That can give us so much comfort.
When faced with life's ups and downs
They can make you smile rather than frown.
Appreciate and love them
For a family truly is a gem!
more Poems About Family

The Road To Happiness
Poet: Betty Stuart

Where is the road to happiness?
Can you find it on the maps?
Is it over the hill, or the other side?
Or down in the dale - perhaps?
The road to Happiness
Is a very deceiving track -
You never know when you're on it,
But - you'll see it when looking back.
more Inspirational Poems

Poet: Nettie Steeves

Life is full of pleasure,
Life is full of dreams,
Life is full of trouble
As the earth is full of streams.

Yet life has its problems,
And like a dream unknown,
Yet as you travel onward,
You will find many stepping stones.

And when the journey is over,
And life's short day is done
If you look toward the west,
You will see the setting sun.
more Poems About Life

Love's Blindness
Poet: John Kendrick Bangs

They say Love 's blind, and cannot clearly see
What he is at, or where he'll shortly be;
Yet where a Heart lies open, and awake.
And waiting patiently for Love's own sake,
Blind though he is, he goes unerringly.
Nor needs a guide by night or day
To point the way!
more Short Love Poems

Nature's Bedtime
Poet: Unknown

Now Nature, like a careless child,
That, sweetly innocent, can view
No shame in nakedness, disrobes,
To sleep the long, dark winter through
And, like the careless child, she, too.
Fagged out with pleasures of the day.
Flings down her garments here and there
For us to put away.
more Nature Poems

We have over 300 topics of poetry to on every subject. You can view poems page to find an alphabetical listing of all of our poem collection to suit whatever topic you are looking for.

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Books Can
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Books can teach us many things
And to life another bring
Read to learn something new
Read if you are feeling blue.

Libraries lend books for free
To get a book is so easy
The value of books is hard to measure
They can bring so much pleasure.
more Poems About Books

don't quit poem   Don't Quit Poem

Poet: Unknown

When you get to heaven,
You will likely view
Many folks whose presence there,
Will be a shock to you.
But keep very quiet;
Do not even stare.
Doubtless, there'll be many folks,
Surprised to see you there.
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If Poems   If Poems

Two Wrongs
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Two wrongs never make a right
It just worsens the plight
No one is above the law
Eventually they must fall.
Justice will be served
Bringing forward what is deserved.
    more Poems About Justice

Romantic Poems   Romantic Poems

Famous Poets - You will find a listing of famous poets like Edgar A. Guest, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and more. Their wisdom and expressions of poetry have stood the test of time and they continue to inspire and encourage people on a daily basis. Positive expressions of poetry for all to enjoy will be found in these famous poems



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Weekly Quotes

As we start each week, it is always a good idea to read a weekly quote that will add a positive thought to your week. These quotes are shared to provide encouragement and inspiration.

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We have over 250 different quote topics for you to find encouragement and inspiration in. View our quotes to find an alphabetical listing of all quotations!

every day, every month could be considered a special occasion as you receive the gift of life

Poetic writings and rhymes have been around for centuries and have been passed down from generation to generation. It is not just about the rhyme but it is the meaning each sentence has that conveys meaning.  At times, a few words can express more thoughts and influence and impact a person than a book full of writings.

Poetry can help anyone to express their feelings; are great to share, and, at times, can even change a person's thinking in a particular situation or circumstance. They can encourage and inspire by adding a positive thought to your day.

As L.V. Seachild said, "Poems tell a story - it's just that the words rhyme." Stories can inspire us and give us hope. They can teach us lessons we otherwise may not experience. And poems are a way of expressing and sharing thoughts and experiences. So let the rhyme in these verses tell a story for you.

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