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Best Motivation Poems

Below are the all-time best Motivation poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of motivation poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Try
Try to live
Try to feel pain with no tears
Try to remember years past and often lost
Try, oh try to know life need not be cold...

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Categories: motivation, appreciation, art, inspirational, introspection,


Stop in your tracks

Take a deep breath
Stop and relax

Close your eyes
Exhale a slow deep breath

In your mind’s eye 
It’s early dawn
It’s quiet and serene around...

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Categories: freedom, inspirational, introspection, motivation,

Premium Member Oh to be The King

Regally they strut
Lions have no ought to roar
Status apparent

Establish importance with quiet visibility without vocality

(Not for any contest)


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Categories: courage, inspirational, motivation, power,

Premium Member God Is Great
     God is great,
     God is good;
     Let us thank Him for being...

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Categories: motivation, celebration, devotion, god, hope,

Premium Member Haunt Me No More
#2 to the Motivational Series

Haunt me no more

Your words will haunt me no more
They will not close me in, I will not shut the door

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Categories: inspirational, motivation,

Premium Member Morning Light
The calm that comes with morning light.
Lying here... from an untroubled night.

Alone, awake after restful sleep.
No tears left, no tears to weep.

Dreaming where dreams were...

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Categories: motivation, death, grief, life, lost

Never Surrender
I'm a grit teeth beginner breaking out the cage,
growing strong and fitter with wit coming of age,
squeezing letters out of lemons got me in a...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: motivation, anxiety, character, confidence, conflict,

Premium Member Hold Those Tears Falling From Sullen Skies
Hold Those Tears Falling From Sullen Skies

Hold those tears falling from sullen skies
floods below, drown the sorrows of lost men.
Enough that mother earth hears thy...

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Categories: motivation, art, deep, forgiveness, journey,

Premium Member Expression Expressed

Why do I self-express and share, indeed?
          For I am but a "dark and troubled seed"...

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Categories: appreciation, introspection, motivation, poetry,

A kiss
she leans back and points bare toes at clouds
chains creak their rhythmic squeak, hypnotic loud
taken aback, her hair sails slipstream flung
downstream freedom for a moment...

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Categories: growth, introspection, life, motivation,

Premium Member Heartbeat

*About Surviving heart issues

Grateful I am, for another heartbeat
Whether too fast or too slow
Or too hard or too soft
It’s another heartbeat, another breath
Opening doors to...

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Categories: appreciation, heart, life, motivation,

Premium Member DREAMING

The dream’s
to make 
a difference
an impact
in someone’s life
to spark
that twinkle
in their eye
and stir
the passion
in their heart

posted on December 27, 2018...

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Categories: motivation, care, change, desire, dream,

the shortest road
is the one that you know
the longest road
is the one that you love

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© A.O. Taner  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: motivation, adventure, car, change, confusion,

Premium Member - For A Reason -

Joy of living should pulsate in your veins like blood
Joyous time is when spring laughs, expectations fulfilled
Creation of self delusion is boundless
You discover insecurity and...

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Categories: metaphor, motivation,

Note to Self
Don't let other people
Influence the decisions you make
Don't let other people's opinions
Hinder the risks that you take

Other people are not for you
They won't be there...

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Categories: motivation, confidence, encouraging, environment, inspirational,

Premium Member - Yellow As Gold -

Are you ready ~ do you need some energy refills

Today I am sending you happy thoughts

Paint this Monday with a wide brush ~ the color...

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Categories: cheer up, motivation, sunshine,

Premium Member Last Laugh
They laugh under their sleeves,
as they destroy you,
trumpling you on the ground
like dirt. They laugh visibly
because they think
it doesn't make a difference
if you know their...

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Categories: motivation, identity, imagery, inspiration, inspirational,

My son

Aged four and half, first day at school
he was going to prove he was no fool,
through boredom disrupted his class
which continued each following day alas,

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© Roy Pett  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: age, art, graduate, motivation,

Premium Member Your Bright Umbrella
the door has been closed

you stand outside in the rain

soaked in your despair

open your bright umbrella

storms pass; walk sprightly onward...

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Categories: motivation,

is it the wave kissing the sand 
or is it the ocean
- deep from her heart
sometimes gently,
often hard,
but always with passion?

is it the sand kissing...

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© A.O. Taner  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: motivation, beach, beautiful, blessing, boyfriend,

see that smile
it seems real
you would never know she's suicidal
there are so many things she must feel

there is always a label
it was pasted on
she was...

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Categories: motivation, smile, strength, suicide,

The River of the Soul
‘By the waters of Leman I sat down and wept.’
– From ‘The Waste Land’ by Thomas Stearns Eliot.

If you, 
Weary of the dim, 
Harassing life...

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Categories: motivation, hope, imagery, inspirational, magic,

live before the end
Live before the end
Is always hard to see the flame when you are in the picture 
Is difficult to realise how strong you are when...

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Categories: motivation, africa, blessing, confusion, courage,



In unexperienced infancy
Mistakes seemly false, intending true
Adult features with grown up looks
To show many secrets which afterwards you come to know
And make fool in all...

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Categories: motivation, august, career, farewell, innocence,

A Double Acrostic Experiment
Deep devious thought is requireD
On writing an acrostic of twO!
Under such circumstances yoU
Best take great care not to fluB
Lines or fail to follow a logicaL

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Categories: motivation, writing,