15 Positive Poems

Be encouraged and inspired by these positive poems. May they brighten your day by encouraging you to see the good in life, changing your attitude to a positive one rather than a negative one. The verses reinforce the good to keep you moving forward in life.

There is so much negativity in our world that we can find ourselves drowning in it if we allow our minds to focus on it. But being positive and looking for the good, allows our minds to overcome the trials and issues that life presents. Being positive is not seeing the world with rosy glasses but it is finding the rose among the thorns of this world.

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  1. Sometimes The Sun . . .
    Poet: John McLeod

    Sometimes the sun in shining brings
    A Joy that lifts the heart on wings
    Above the lands of verdant green
    Over the sandy sea-side scene.

    Sometimes the breeze will bring to mind
    The windmill's creak as stone refined
    The ears of wheat to healthsome flour,
    Its constancy! Its gentle power!

    Sometimes the rain on window glass
    Echo's the pain of times that pass
    To leave perception sharpened by
    The sunlight caught in dew-drop eyes.

    For sun and rain and breeze, it's true
    Can light one's wilting thoughts anew,
    Just as the flowers, we survive
    As sun and rain our hopes revive,

    And on the breeze far out to sea
    We soar in thought alive and free!

  2. A Brighter Tomorrow
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Life can challenge us in ways we�ve never know,
    But when we have hope in our hearts, we won't feel so low.
    The night seems longest holding onto fear and despair,
    But a flame of hope will help us manage every care.

    We can fight back with a hopeful spirit strong, �
    When we look right through life�s every wrong. �
    If a ray of sunshine is what we seek, hold on to a rope
    As for a brighter tomorrow, we have much hope.

  3. More positive poems on life:

    Poems On Life

    Poems About Hope

  4. Do More
    Poet: William Arthur Ward

    Do more than belong: participate.
    Do more than care: help.
    Do more than believe: practice.
    Do more than be fair: be kind.
    Do more than forgive: forget.
    Do more than dream: work.
    Do more than teach; inspire.
    Do more than earn; enrich.
    Do more than give; serve.
    Do more than live; grow.
    Do more than suffer; triumph.

  5. Always Be
    Poet Unknown

    Be understanding to your enemies.
    Be loyal to your friends.
    Be strong enough to face the world each day.
    Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

    Be generous to those who need your help.
    Be frugal with that you need yourself.
    Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.
    Be smart enough to continue learning.

    Be willing to share your joys.
    Be willing to share the sorrows of others.
    Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.
    Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

    Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.
    Be last to criticize a colleague who fails.
    Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.
    Be sure of your final destination, by setting your goals along the way.

    Above all, always be yourself.

  6. Above all, always be yourself.

  7. When Life Gets Tough
    Poet C. A. Lynch

    When life gets tough, and things seem grim,
    Just remember this simple adage within:
    You can focus on the ditch, muddy and dark,
    Or look up at the sky, bright and spark.

    Sure, you may stumble or lose your way,
    But why not laugh it off in a jovial way?
    Life's too short to constantly despair,
    So smile, take a deep breath, let go of that scare.

  8. In this busy culture, we live in we rarely take the time as suggested in this poem. Be motivated to take the time by the words in this positive poem

  9. Take Time
    Poet Unknown

    Take time to work, it is the price of success.
    Take time to think, it is the source of power.
    Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
    Take time to read, it is the fountain of wisdom.
    Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
    Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
    Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
    Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

  10. More positive poems:

    Time Poems

    Happy Poems

    Wisdom Poems

    Inspiring verses that we can all do in our everyday life - the choice is always ours.

  11. Laugh A Little
    Poet Unknown

    Laugh a little - sing a little,
    As you go your way!
    Work a little - play a little
    Do this every day!

    Give a little - take a little,
    Never mind a frown -
    Make your smile a welcome thing
    All around the town!

    Laugh a little - love a little,
    Skies are always blue!
    Every cloud has silver linings,
    But it's up to you!

  12. People gravitate to people who are cheerful and focus on the good in life no matter what the challenges of life present. The poem below is written for a person who does just that!

  13. To You, my cheerful friend!

  14. Next time someone says it can't be done, share this helpful and encouraging poem with them.

  15. It Couldn't Be Done
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Somebody said it couldn't be done
    But he with a chuckle replied
    That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
    Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.
    So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin
    On his face. If he worried he hid it.
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn't be done, and he did it!

    Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
    At least no one ever has done it;"
    But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
    And the first thing we knew he'd begun it.
    With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
    Without any doubting or quiddit,
    He started to sing as he tackled the thing
    That couldn't be done, and he did it.

    There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure,
    There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
    But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
    Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

  16. Create A Future
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Life is riddled with choices, both good and bad.
    A dream can only become a reality with the action that we add.
    Educate yourself, then decide what you would do.
    Set your goals that will make your dreams come true.

    Seek knowledge for guidance, for it is here that you will thrive.
    Ask those who have succeeded how they strived
    Create a future with your mind, not just false hopes from a dream.
    The key to success lies within and that life is yours to gleam!

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    An optimistic poem to remind us that there are good times and challenging times in every life.

  18. There Is A Time For All Things...
    Poet: John McLeod

    There is a time for all things
    For the wheel of one's awareness
    To scribe an arc through life
    For eyes that are barely open
    To become clearer in their perception
    Time for all dreams to reach fruition
    And for all moments to be blessed by love.

    There will always be a time
    For hurts to heal and sadnesses to pass,
    For hope to flower and warmth return again,
    For we are as the seasons
    With our autumns, winters, springs and summers too,
    And throughout our journeyings
    Love will always light the way ahead
    No matter the hurdles encountered on the way.

    Be, thus, ever optimistic
    Turning your senses to Nature's gentle loveliness
    With eyes that see as children do,
    Knowing that you are loved for being you
    And always will be, no matter the distances
    Between us,
    Therefore ever keep
    A green branch in your heart
    And a singing bird will come!

  19. Positive People
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Positive people -guides of hope, strength, and might,
    Teachers are the heroes showing us the light.
    Passing down knowledge from generation to generation,
    Filling our minds with much information.

    In classrooms near and far we have deep respect,
    For their patience helps shape us into the people we expect.
    These invincible teachers have hearts so pure and true,
    Gratitude for teachers is long overdue.

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    They say you can't change the past, but you can change the future. These favorable words by Berton Barley remind us to move forward - start where we are

  21. Start Where You Stand
    Poet: Berton Braley

    Start where you stand and never mind the past,
    The past won't help you in beginning new,
    If you have left it all behind at last
    Why, that's enough, you're done with it, you're through;
    This is another chapter in the book,
    This is another race that you have planned,
    Don't give the vanished days a backward look,
    Start where you stand.

    The world won't care about your old defeats
    If you can start anew and win success;
    The future is your time, and time is fleet
    And there is much of work and strain and stress;
    Forget the buried woes and dead despairs,
    Here is a brand-new trial right at hand,
    The future is for him who does and dares,
    Start where you stand.

    Old failures will not halt, old triumphs aid,
    Today's the thing, tomorrow soon will be;
    Get in the fight and face it unafraid,
    And leave the past to ancient history,
    What has been, has been; yesterday is dead
    And by it you are neither blessed nor banned;
    Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead,
    Start where you stand.

  22. Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, Start where you stand.
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    A positive poem that inspires us to smile and be happy!

  23. A Smile And A Task
    Poet: Nixon Waterman

    Keep a smile on your lips; it is better
    To joyfully, hopefully try
    For the end you would gain, than to fetter
    Your life with a moan and a sigh.
    There are clouds in the firmament ever
    The beauty of heaven to mar,
    Yet night so profound there is never
    But somewhere is shining a star.

    Keep a task in your hands; you must labor;
    By deeds is true happiness won;
    For stranger and friend and for neighbor,
    Rejoice there is much to be done.
    Endeavor by crowning life's duty
    With joy-giving song and with smile,
    To make the world fuller of beauty
    Because you are in it a while.

  24. Positive poems about helping others:

    Poems About Giving

    Poems About Giving To Others

    What are the finest things in life? People would answer this question very differently. Dorothy Bradford's positive verses remind us the finest things are not what we can buy.

  25. The Finest Things
    Poet: Dorothy Bradford

    The finest things in life are those
    We neither sell nor buy;
    A bursting bud - a bird that sings,
    A glowing western sky,
    And friends to love - these are indeed
    Well worth their weight in gold -
    And may you know the gladness which
    Such things forever hold.

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