Inspirational Poems
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Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These Inspirational poems and stories are all positive words of wisdom to uplift your spirit and give guidance to living a life of love, peace and happiness. Everything on this page is from unknown sources, for known people please take a look at Spiritual Inspiration Poems.

There are many more pages of uplifting poems on this site:

Abraham-Hicks Quotes Poems
Christmas Hymns  &  Christmas Poems
Conversations With God Quote Poems
Hymns  (with videos)
Spiritual Poems For Children
Sympathy Poems  &  Sympathy Poems by Trina Graves
Words Of Sympathy (unknown sources)

There are also several poems and readings of love on the Wedding Quotes and Wedding Sayings pages.

Inspirational poems are listed by title

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Inspirational Poems:
A Piece Of Clay

I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day
And as my fingers pressed it still
It moved and yielded to my will

I came again when days were past
The bit of clay was hard at last
The form I gave it, it still bore
But I could change that form no more

I took a piece of living clay
And gently formed it day by day
And molded with my power and art
A young child’s soft and yielding heart

I came again when years were gone
It was a man I looked upon
He still that early impress wore
And I could change him never more

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 Inspirational Poems:
Believe In Yourself

Believe in yourself and in your dream
Though impossible things may seem
Someday, somehow you'll get through
To the goal you have in view

Mountains fall and seas divide
Before the one who in his stride
Takes a hard road day by day
Sweeping obstacles away

Believe in yourself and in your plan
Say not - I cannot - but, I can
The prizes of life we fail to win
Because we doubt the power within

Believe in yourself and in your dream
Though impossible things may seem
Someday, somehow you'll get through
To the goal you have in view.. (Unknown)- Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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 Inspirational Poems:
Blessed Are They

Blessed are they who understand  
My faltering step and shaking hand

Blessed are they who know my ears today  
Must strain to catch the things they say

Blessed are they who seem to know  
My eyes are dim, my mind is slow

Blessed are they with cheery smile  
Who stop to chat for a little while

Blessed are they who make it known 
I'm loved, respected and not alone

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 Inspirational Poems:
Don't Find Fault

Pray, don’t find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along the road
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath the load
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt
Though hidden away from view
For the burden he bears placed upon your back
Might cause you to stumble too

Don’t be harsh with the man who sins
Or pelt with words or stones
Unless you are sure, yes doubly sure
That you have no sins of your own
For you know perhaps that the tempter’s voice
Should whisper soft to you
As it did to him when he went astray
And would cause you to stagger too

Don’t sneer at the man who’s down today
Unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall, or felt the shame
That only the fallen know
You may be strong, but still the blows
That were his, if dealt to you
In the self same way, at the self same time
Might cause you to stagger too

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 Inspirational Poems:
Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the roads you’re trudging seem all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down quite a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t quit

For life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure runs about
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup
And he learned to late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown

Success is just failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Inspirational Poems:
Footprints In The Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of this life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it, "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."



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 Inspirational Poems:
God Bless

God Bless the field and Bless the furrow
Stream and branch and rabbit burrow
Hill and stone and flower and tree
From Bristol town to Wetherby

Bless the sun and Bless the sleet
Bless the lane and Bless the street
Bless the night and Bless the day
From Somerset and all the way
To the meadows of Cathay

Bless the minnow, Bless the whale
Bless the rainbow and the hail
Bless the nest and Bless the leaf
Bless the righteous and the thief
Bless the wing and Bless the fin
Bless the air I travel in
Bless the mill and Bless the mouse
Bless the miller’s bricken house

Bless the Earth and Bless the sea
God Bless you and God Bless me

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 Inspirational Poems:
God Is Love

God is love and He enfoldeth
All the world in one embrace
With unfailing grasp He holdeth
Every child of every race

And when human hearts are breaking
Under sorrows iron rod
Then they will find the self-same aching
Deep within the heart of God

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 Inspirational Poems: 
Guideposts To Peace

To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars

To be satisfied with your possessions, but not contented with yourself until you have made the best of them.

To despise nothing in the world except falsehood, and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice.

To be governed by your admirations rather than your disgusts.

To covet nothing that is your neighbour’s, except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners.

To thing seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ.

And to spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit, in God’s out-of-doors.

These are the little guideposts on the way to peace.

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 Inspirational Poems:
Heaven's Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
"It's time again for another birth"
Said the angels to the Lord above
"This special child will need much love
His progress may seem very slow
Accomplishments he may not show
And he'll require extra care
From the folk he meets down there

He may not run, or laugh, or play
His thoughts may seem quite far away
In many ways he won't adapt
And he'll soon be known as handicapped
So let's be careful where he's sent
We want his life to be content

Please Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you
They will not realise right away
The leading role they're asked to play
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In catering for this gift from Heaven
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is Heaven's very special child"

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Inspirational Poems:
I Believe

I BELIEVE in the deep blue sky and the smiling water. I can see through the clouds of the sky and I am not afraid of the waves of the sea.

I BELIEVE in the living friendship given by flowers and trees; outwardly they die, but in the heart they live forever. Little paths through green woods I love, and the sound of leaves on the ground, or of a nut falling, or even of a broken twig.

I BELIEVE that the days to come already feel the wonder of the days that have passed, and will permit the wonder to endure and increase.

I BELIEVE in, and love my belief in, and my love for, all of these things; and most of all, I believe in and love The Source of my belief, and of my love.

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 Inspirational Poems:
I Wish You

When you are lonely
I wish you love
When you are down
I wish you joy
When you are troubled
I wish you peace
When things are complicated
I wish you simple beauty
When things look empty
I wish you hope

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 Inspirational Poems:
I'd Choose To Be

I’d choose to be a daisy
If I might be a flower
Closing my petals softly
At twilight’s quiet hour
And waking in the morning
When falls the early dew
To welcome Heaven’s bright sunshine
And Heaven’s bright tear-drops too

I’d choose to be a skylark
If I might be a bird
My song should be the loudest
The sun has ever heard
I’d wander through the cloudland
Far, far above the moon
And reach right up to Heaven
Where it is always noon

And yet I think I’d rather
Be changed into a lamb
And in the fields spend pleasant days
A-playing by my dam
But then, you see, I cannot be
A flower, or bird, or lamb
And why? Because I’m made to be
The little child I am


The poem that begins - If you think you are beaten, you are - was written by Walter D. Wintle so has now moved to the Inspirational Poems from known sources page.

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 Inspirational Poems:
Invocation

God within me, God without
How shall I ever be in doubt?
There is no place where I may go
And not there see God’s face, not know
I am God’s vision and God’s ears
So through the harvest of my years
I am the Sower and the Sown
God’s Self unfolding and God’s own

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 Inspirational Poems:
Keep On

I’ve dreamed many a dream that never came true
I’ve seen them vanish at dawn
But I’ve realized enough of my dreams, thank God
To make me want to dream on

I’ve prayed many prayers when no answer came
Though I waited patent and long
But answers have come to enough of my prayers
To make me want to keep praying on

I’ve trusted many a friend that failed
And left me to weep alone
But I’ve found enough of my friends true blue
To make me keep trusting on

I’ve sown many seed that fell by the way
For the birds to feed upon
But I’ve held enough golden sheaves in my hands
To make me keep sowing on

I’ve drained the cup of disappointment and pain
And gone many days without song
But I’ve sipped enough nectar from the roses of life
To make me want to live on

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 Inspirational Poems:
Life's Test

Life is just a testing time
While we are here on Earth
The pain and grief, the obstacles
Are all to try our worth

It’s very hard not too succumb
When things are getting tough
But you must fight and overcome
Just coping’s not enough

For living is really wonderful
The good times and the bad
Who’d appreciate the happy days
If they’d never known the bad

Listen to the birds at dawn
Or watch a rose unfurl
Gaze on a baby’s sleeping face
Or touch a tiny curl

So when you’re feeling down and out
Your spirit is depressed
Just look around at everything
With which you have been blessed

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 Inspirational Poems:
Make A Difference

An old man walking along a beach at dawn noticed a young man ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Catching up with the youth he asked what he was doing.
"The starfish will die if they are still on the beach when the sun roasts them with its mid-morning heat," came the answer.
"But the beach goes on for miles, and there are millions of starfish," countered the old man. "How can your effort make any difference?"
The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and threw it safely in the waves.
"It makes a difference to this one," he said.

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 Inspirational Poems:
One Life

One song can spark a moment
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest
One bird can herald spring
One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a Soul
One star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom
One step must start a journey
One word must start a prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care
One voice can speak with wisdom
One heart can know what is true
One life can make a difference



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 Inspirational Poems:
Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life’s evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne’er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three’ in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

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 Inspirational Poems:
Smile

You'll find when you smile
Your day will be brighter
And all of your burdens
Will seem so much lighter

For each time you smile
You will find it is true
Somebody, somewhere will
Smile back at you

And nothing on Earth
Can make life more worthwhile
Than the sunshine and warmth
Of a beautiful smile

You'll find when you smile
Your day will be brighter
And all of your burdens
Will seem so much lighter.
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 Inspirational Poems:
Take Time

Take time to think
It is the source of power

Take time to read
It is the fountain of wisdom

Take time to play
It is the secret of perpetual youth

Take time to be quiet
It is the opportunity to see God

Take time to be aware
It is the opportunity to help others

Take time to love and be loved
It is God’s greatest gift

Take time to laugh
It is the music of the Soul

Take time to be friendly
It is the road to happiness

Take time to dream
It is what the future is made of

Take time to pray
It is the greatest power on Earth

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 Inspirational Poems:
The Fabric Of Life

My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me
I may not choose the colours
He knows what they should be
For He can view the pattern
From the upper side
While I can see it only
On this the under side

Sometimes He weaveth sorrow
Which seemeth strange to me
But I will trust His judgement
And work on faithfully
‘Tis He who fills the shuttle
He knows what is best
So I shall weave in earnest
And leave with Him the rest

At last when life is ended
With Him I shall abide
Then I may view the pattern
Upon the upper side
Then I shall know the reason
Why pain with joy entwined
Was woven in the fabric
Of life that God designed

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 Inspirational Poems:
The Little Acorn

In small green cup an acorn grew
On tall and stately oak
The spreading leaves the secret knew
And hid it like a cloak
The breezes rocked it tenderly
The sunbeams whispered low
‘Some day the smallest acorn here
Will make an oak, you know’

The little acorn heard it all
And thought it quite a joke
How could he dream an acorn small
Would ever be an oak?
He laughed so much that presently
He tumbled from his cup
And rolled a long way from the tree
Where no one picked him up

Close by him was a rabbit hole
And when the wind blew high
Down went the acorn with a roll
For weeks in gloom to lie
But, one bright day, a shoot of green
Broke from his body dry
And pushed its way with longing keen
To see the glorious sky

It grew, and grew, with all its might
As weeks and months rolled on
The sunbeam’s words were proving right
For, ere a year had gone
The shoot became a sturdy plant
While now the country folk
Can sit beneath the spreading leaves
Of a mighty forest oak

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 Inspirational Poems:
The World Is Mine

Today upon a bus I saw a lovely girl with golden hair
I envied her... she seemed so gay... and wished I were as fair
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle
She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed a smile

Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I have two feet... the world is mine

And then I stopped to buy some sweets
The lad who served them had such charm, I talked with him
He said to me: "It's nice to talk to folks like you
You see," he said, "I'm blind"

Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I have two eyes... the world is mine

Then walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue
He stood and watched the others play
It seemed he knew not what to do
I stopped for a moment
then I said, "Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word
and then I knew he could not hear

Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I have two ears... and the world is mine

With feet to take me where I'd go
With eyes to see the sunset's glow
With ears to hear what I would know

Oh God, forgive me when I whine
I'm blessed indeed...The world is mine

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 Inspirational Poems:
Time To Pray

I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray

Problems just tumbled about me
And heavier came each task
“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered
He answered, “You didn’t ask”

I wanted to see joy and beauty
But the day toiled on, grey and bleak
I wondered why God didn’t show me
He said, “But you didn’t seek”

I tried to come into God’s presence
I used all my keys at the lock
God gently and lovingly chided
“My child, you didn’t knock”

I woke up early this morning
And paused before entering the day
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray

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 Inspirational Poems:
Violets

I know, blue modest violets
Gleaming with dew at morn
I know the place you come from
And the way that you were born

When God cut holes in Heaven
The holes the stars look through
He let the scraps fall down to Earth
The little scraps are you



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