Inspirational Poems

Poetry has power, and when it’s written with inspiration in mind it can change the path of a day or even a lifetime. Below is an incredible collection of some of the most moving and empowering inspirational poetry ever written. If you know of other inspirational poems that you feel would be a good addition here, please contact us and let us know.

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Inspiration is a hopeful word. If we are the ones doing the inspiring or if we are the ones on the receiving end of the inspiration, it’s a fulfilling idea to experience either way. When considering inspiration in literature and poetry we can count on reading works that move us in a positive direction.

This section of inspirational poems for kids has poetry that will encourage positive feelings and is suitable for children of all ages.

There’s poetry that speaks empowering words to the reader like James McDonald’s Aim High to the Sky, ‘be strong and be brave, but at the same time be kind.’ While other poems like Emily Dickinson’s I Dwell in Possibility sends a message of positive hope, ‘More numerous of windows, superior of doors;’ and Edward Markham’s poem Preparedness sends a message of strength in preparation, ‘When you are the anvil, bear– When you are the hammer, strike.’

With poems that inspire, readers will find words that come back to them during the day or sometime in their lifetime. Poetry is infused with the most powerful life experiences and observations of an eloquent mind. Read a Poem a Day to the children in your life and open a mind to worlds of possibility.