Encouraging Poems

A collection of encouraging poems to inspire and give you strength and hope. May these verses be ones that you find encouragement in. In life we can all use a bit of encouragement from time to time.


Encouraging Poems Page 1
To The Love Of A Friend
Worry Never
Don't Quit
Take Time
Today Be Determined
It Don't Take Long
Laugh A Little
Encouragement Is
Be That Person



Encouraging Poems Page 2
Life Like A Rainbow
It Couldn't Be Done
Look On The Sunny Side
You Have Today
A Kindly Little Deed
Hours of Regret



Encouraging Poems Page 3
Your Problems
Stand Firm
Believe In Yourself
Don't Find Fault
It Is Easy




Keep Moving
Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch

I scanned wise words in a book to-day;
this was the message, they seemed to say:
Keep moving ahead!

You can't stand still unless you really are very ill;
for if you stop, like an unwound clock,
you're bound to suffer a fearful shock,
for something will happen to give you a shake,
and say to your conscience, "Move on, awake."

Keep moving ahead, or your soul will die,
and beauty evade your heart and eye.
No matter at all that your pace be slow
so long as you upward, upward go,
into a finer atmosphere, where ideals live and visions clear,
and Goodness and Truth have taken firm stand,
and folks to folks stretch a loving hand.

For this be the measure of our success,
the measure of all life's happiness:
just how well we have moved ahead;
or just how early our soul was dead!


Success
Poet: Clarence Thomas Urmy

Not what we have, but what we use;
Not what we see, but what we choose -
These are the things that mar or bless
The sum of human happiness.

The things near by, not things afar,
Not what we seem, but what we are -
These are the things that make or break,
That give the heart its joy or ache.

Not what seems fair, but what is true;
Not what we dream, but good we do -
These are the things that shine like gems,
Like stars in fortune's diadems.

Not as we take, but as we give,
Not as we pray, but as we live -
These are the things that make for peace,
Both now and after Time shall cease.


Encourage Others - Sometimes that kind word, that smile, that listening ear can make a big difference in a person's life. The poetry below reminds us of this.

Omission
Poet: Eldred Herbert

It is not the things you have done today,
That will haunt you through the year;
It's the little things you didn't do,
That will banish joy and cheer.

You did not say "thanks" for the kind deeds alone,
By a friend who lives next door;
You did not say one kind tender word,
To the man, with trials sore.

And the letter you planned to write today,
It was never penned by you;
A cheerful note would have meant so much,
To those far from home - and blue.

The aged lady, that lives down the way,
Whose loved ones, now, are few;
Would have been so pleased with a small bouquet,
From your garden, wet with dew.

These are the things that will haunt you by day,
And keep you awake by night;
It's the little things that you didn't do,
That will dim your normal sight.

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