Top 5 Feel Good Poems

Jaliyah Houston, Reporter

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Poetry, is supposedly, a way of expressing your feelings, some feelings are expressed quietly while others are expressed openly, so, let these top 5 poems get to you mentally and hopefully, they are successfully able to uplift you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

This is for me

This is for the breaths I have yet to take,

for the memories I have yet to unfold,

for dreams I have yet to discover

 

This is for the struggles I faced in the past,

to which I will parts ways with comradeship

for they gave bruises to my knees and made me realize

that falling down does not mean it’s the end

 

This is for my passions and strength,

seemingly lost beneath the shadows of myself

 

This if for the sunshine in my laughter,

the constellations in my eyes

the flowers beneath my skin,

and the moon in my heart

 

This is for me

This is who I was

This is for who I can be

This is for who I’ve become

This is for who I want to be,

not who you want me to be

(NJ.)

Our Deepest Fear

    By: Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness

That most frightens us.  We ask ourselves

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.  Your playing small

Does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking

So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine,

As children do.

We were born to make manifest

The glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us;

It’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine,

We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we’re liberated from our own fear,

Our presence automatically liberates others.

 

Promise Yourself

Christian D. Larson

To be so strong that nothing

can disturb your peace of mind,

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity

to every person you meet.

 

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them

to look at the sunny side of everything

and make your optimism come true.

 

To think only the best, to work only for the best,

and to expect only the best

to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others,

as you are about your own

 

 

To forget the mistakes of the past

and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times

and give every living creature you meet a smile

 

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself

That you have not time to criticize others,

to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for

Fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

 

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the

World, not in loud words, but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side

so long as you are true to the best that is in you

 

Don’t Quit

 By Edgar A. Guest

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

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many failures turn about
When we might have won had we stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow…
You may succeed with another blow.

 

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out…
And you can never 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.

 

Invictus

  By William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods my be

For my unconquerable soul

 

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but umbowed.

 

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

 

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

 

After, reading such motivating, powerful, understanding, and uplifting poems, it should help and make one feel as if they can accomplish any task that is given to them, one should feel strong and keep their head held high to know that the struggle that they are facing can one day go away, to understand that they are not alone and that their way of thinking is understood, to continue to be themselves and not to be what someone wants them to me.  Poetry is the best way to get a point across in a soothing, fancy way and with these poems I know that can make the audience think and  feel good.

 

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