Motivational Poems

A collection of motivational poems. Poetry and verses to provide motivation, inspiration, and encouragement

Appreciation Poems
A Day Will Come   |   Your Smile   |   Plus pages 2, 3, and 4 of Appreciation Poems   |  

Christmas Poems
Pages 1 to 9 of Christmas Poems   |   Still Stops Our World   |   The Peace of Christmas   |   A Christmas Message   |  

Encouraging Poems
Worry Never   |   Don't Quit   |   Take Time   |   Today Be Determined   |   It Don't Take Long   |   Laugh A Little   |   Encouragement Is   |   Be That Person   |   Plus Pages 2 and 3 of Encouraging Poems   |  

Friendship Poems
Best Friend Poems   |   Friends Like You   |   An Irish Friendship Wish   |   Promises Made   |   You'd Always Be There   |   God Make Me Worthy   |   God Sends   |   Seldom Put In Words   |   The Love of a Friend   |  

Funny Poems
Smile Poems   |   Briefcase with An Engine   |   Consider the Hammer   |   Laughter Is A Gift   |   Get A Transfer   |   Never Live   |  

Happy New Year
Happy New Year   |   Make Your Decisions Count   |   Happy 365 Days   |   His Unfailing Presence   |   The Best Memory System   |   Thankful For The Day   |  

Mothers Day Poems
Special Mother   |   Description Of A Good Mother   |   Supermom   |   All A Mother Is   |   The Love Of A Mother   |   Bedtime Love

Regret Poems
Regret Today   |   Yesterday Is Gone   |   No Regrets   |  

Short Love Poems
Romantic Poems   |   Love From Others   |   Love Means   |   Love Is Ever   |   How Do I Love Thee   |   To My Loving Husband   |   All I Had To Say   |   Describe That Feeling   |   Many Types of Love   |   Like A Tree   |   Cute Short Love Poems   |   Love and Friendship   |   Plus pages 2, 3, and 4 of Love Poems   |  

Valentine Poems
Page 1, 2, and 3 of Valentine Poems   |   A Valentine   |   For You Sweetheart   |   Love Is   |   The Word, Valentine   |   Roses Are   |   Better To Have Loved   |   Come Live With Me   |   A Hundred Hearts   |   Two People   |   Your Heart   |   Short Valentines Poems   |  

More Motivational Poems

Send A Drop Of Kindness   |   Today I   |   Giving Our Best   |  

Life Steps   |   My Thoughts on Remembrance Day   |   Allow Yourself To Fight   |  

Poems Are The Friends   |   Why Not You   |   The Road To Success   |  

I Wish   |   Playing The Game   |   Always Count That Day   |  

Things Work Out   |   Poems by William Arthur Ward   |   Do Not Give Up   |  

Failure   |   Remembering You   |   As You Grew   |  

How You Accomplish Your Work   |   Be Thankful

Poetry To Motivate

You Cannot Change
by Brian Tracy

You cannot change the world,
But you can present the world with one improved person - Yourself.

You can go to work on yourself to make yourself
Into the kind of person you admire and respect.
You can become a role model and set a standard for others.
You can control and discipline yourself to resist acting
Or speaking in a negative way toward anyone for any reason.
You can insist upon always doing things the loving way,
Rather than the hurtful way.
By doing these things each day, you can continue on your journey
Toward becoming an exceptional human being.

Count Your Blessings
Poet: Unknown

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

What Might Have Been
Poet: Hazel Lee

I held a moment in my hand,
Brilliant as a star,
Fragile as a flower,
A shiny silver out of one hour.
I dropped it carelessly.
Oh God! I knew not
I held opportunity.

How When Where
Poet: John Oxenham

It is not so much WHERE you live,
As HOW, and WHY, and WHEN you live,
That answers in the affirmative,
Or maybe in the negative,
The question Are you fit to live?

It is not so much WHERE you live,
As HOW you live, and whether good
Flows from you through your neighborhood
. And WHY you live, and whether you
Aim high and noblest ends pursue,
And keep Life brimming full and true.

And WHEN you live, and whether Time
Is at its nadir or its prime,
And whether you descend or climb.
It is not so much WHERE you live,
As whether while you live you live
And to the world your highest give,
And so make answer positive
That you are truly fit to live.

Allow Yourself
by , 2009

Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big
Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter
Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed
Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.
Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return
Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier.

Your Bucket List
Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

A bucket list,
We all should record.
To give us goals,
To work towards.

Make a list,
From one to twenty.
You can have more,
If you want to have plenty.

You're bucket list,
Will hold your dreams.
That one day,
Won't be a dream.

Setting goals
Is good to do,
To make your dreams
Come true for you.

Poet: Unknown

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway!

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway!

The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway!

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds;
Think big anyway!

People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for underdogs anyway!

What you spend years building up may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway!

People really need help, but will attack you if you help them.
Help them anyway!

Give the world the best you have and it may kick you in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway!

What I Want
Poet: Unknown

I Am Powerful!
Whatever I set my mind on having, I will have.
Whatever I decide to be, I will be.
The evidence is all around me.
The power of my Will has brought me precisely to where
I am right now.

I have made the choices. I have held the thoughts.
I have taken the actions to create my current reality.
And I have the power to change it into whatever I want it to be.
With the choices I make, I am constantly fulfilling the vision I have for my life.
If that does not seem to be the case -
Then I am deceiving myself about what I really want.
Because what I really, truly want, I will get!

What I truly wanted in the past, I already have.

If I want to build a billion-dollar business, I will take the actions necessary to do it.
If I want to sit comfortably watching TV night after night -
I will take the actions necessary for that.
Don't be disappointed in my results -
they're just the outward manifestation of my priorities.
I will be sure of what I truly want, because I am sure to get it!

To quote the poet, John McLeod: "Poems are the friends we make them, expressing in words a thought, of happiness, sadness, caring, experience dearly bought."

Poetry is a form of communication and people use verses from poems in cards, in speeches, and as inspiration. Reading a poem can change your thinking on a topic, or it can describe how you are feeling.

There are many different styles of poetry, from ballads to rhymes to lyrics - all are a great way to express your feelings. You may also want to be creative by writing your own, you might be surprised how inspirational and creative you can be! Find the thoughts of poets who are writers around the world who have shared their thughts through poetry.

"The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse . . .the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars."


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