73 Poems about Acceptance to Find Inner Peace

Acceptance is an incredibly powerful tool to help find peace and fulfillment in life.

Today, numerous acceptance poems shed light on the idea of acceptance by exploring themes such as individuality, self-love, inner strength and self-growth — offering insight into how we can learn to embrace our true selves.

Whether you’re seeking courage or clarity, comfort or hope, these poems about acceptance may provide just what you need on your journey towards inner peace.

So don’t just take it from us – As Rumi said: “You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust; you were born with ideals and dreams; you were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling so don’t…you have wings Learn to use them well.”

Take your journey towards acceptance one step closer by singing out loud some of the best acceptance poetry ever written!

Best Poems about Acceptance

Have you ever found yourself yearning for inner peace? If so, perhaps you should check out these poems about acceptance. They just might be what you need to hear to find the serenity you seek.

1. Acceptance

       by Robert Frost

When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloud
And goes down burning into the gulf below,
No voice in nature is heard to cry aloud
At what has happened. Birds, at least must know
It is the change to darkness in the sky.
Murmuring something quiet in her breast,
One bird begins to close a faded eye;
Or overtaken too far from his nest,
Hurrying low above the grove, some waif
Swoops just in time to his remembered tree.
At most he thinks or twitters softly, ‘Safe!
Now let the night be dark for all of me.
Let the night be too dark for me to see
Into the future. Let what will be, be.’

2. The Rainy Day

       by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

3. The Cross of Snow

       by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face–the face of one long dead–
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
Here in this room she died; and soul more white
Never through martyrdom of fire was led
To its repose; nor can in books be read
The legend of a life more benedight.
There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
And seasons, changeless since the day she died.

4. Reluctance

       by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question ‘Whither?’

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

5. Fairytale Girl

       by Annabel Lee Winters

I’m not that girl who’s loved by all.
Don’t wear dresses or go to balls.
I’m not the kind who likes to sing.
Don’t dream of wearing a diamond ring.

I’ve watched the movies
A hundred times.
Promises of a tall, dark,
And handsome
Boy in disguise.

But I know there’s more out there
Waiting for me.
My dreams come in
A different variety.

My blue jeans,
My sneakers,
My hopes and dreams
Have a fairytale ending
Just for me.

So goodbye Cinderella,
‘Cause I’m on a roll.
Don’t need a prince charming
To have or to hold.

The way I am is perfect,
No doubt in my mind.
I’m different, I guess,
And I guess I don’t mind.

6. The Dream

       by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love, if I weep it will not matter,
And if you laugh I shall not care;
Foolish am I to think about it,
But it is good to feel you there.

Love, in my sleep I dreamed of waking,–
White and awful the moonlight reached
Over the floor, and somewhere, somewhere,
There was a shutter loose,–it screeched!

Swung in the wind,–and no wind blowing!–
I was afraid, and turned to you,
Put out my hand to you for comfort,–
And you were gone! Cold, cold as dew,

Under my hand the moonlight lay!
Love, if you laugh I shall not care,
But if I weep it will not matter,–
Ah, it is good to feel you there!

7. Acceptance

       by Neha Sandhir

Anatomy of humankind
Varying like a spectrum

Knowing oneself’s conscious
A Solitary immersion for inner peace

A Spiritual journey
That begins from being human
To accepting the spirit-self within

Embracing this sublime oneness
One’s own existence as human and spirit self
With eternal gratitude.

8. The Solitary Reaper

       by William Wordsworth

Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.

No Nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne’er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.

Will no one tell me what she sings?
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?

Whate’er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o’er the sickle bending;
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.

9. Love after Love

       by Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

10. Attitude of Acceptance

       by Barbara Barry-Nishanian

What makes questions difficult? They
belong to me and you.
Questions of faith start with, if what
been taught in church … is true..

Attitude of acceptance is
acquiring open mind.
Assists flow of Holy Spirit,
‘Truth’s” easier see … we’ll find.

Not trusting God’s word is a problem,
we rarely realize.
Till we won’t accept new facts read,
then God’s word … criticize.

We’ve gotta research new verses,
God’s truth’s, learn to defend.
“God can’t lie”, if we do research,
what’s true … we’ll comprehend.

Only One Truth requires that we,
all religions inspect.
Road to life’s Narrow, like finding
truth … not where we’d expect.

Ask …What’s my attitude? Will God
see me accept research?
Pagan Babylon-ish doctrines,
foundation … of each church!

Famous Poems about Acceptance

Poetry has a way of reaching deep into our hearts and souls, touching on emotions we didn’t even know we had. So if you’re looking for a little guidance on your journey towards inner peace, give these acceptance poems a read. Who knows? You just might find the peace you’ve been searching for.

1. Accepted

       by Elizabeth Jennings

You are no longer young,
Nor are you very old.
There are homes where those belong.
You know you do not fit
When you observe the cold
Stares of those who sit

In bath-chairs or the park
(A stick, then, at their side)
Or find yourself in the dark
And see the lovers who,
In love and in their stride,
Don’t even notice you.

This is a time to begin
Your life. It could be new.
The sheer not fitting in
With the old who envy you
And the young who want to win,
Not knowing false from true,

Means you have liberty
Denied to their extremes.
At last now you can be
What the old cannot recall
And the young long for in dreams,
Yet still include them all.

2. O

       by Mary Sidney Herbert

Oh, what a lantern, what a lamp of light
Is thy pure word to me
To clear my paths and guide my goings right!
I swore and swear again,
I of the statutes will observer be,
Thou justly dost ordain.

The heavy weights of grief oppress me sore:
Lord, raise me by the word,
As thou to me didst promise heretofore.
And this unforced praise
I for an off’ring bring, accept, O Lord,
And show to me thy ways.

What if my life lie naked in my hand,
To every chance exposed!
Should I forget what thou dost me command?
No, no, I will not stray
From thy edicts though round about enclosed
With snares the wicked lay.

Thy testimonies as mine heritage,
I have retained still:
And unto them my heart’s delight engage,
My heart which still doth bend,
And only bend to do what thou dost will,
And do it to the end.

3. Just Because

       by Angie M Flores

Just because I have never done drugs, doesn’t mean I’m not cool.
Just because I am a virgin, doesn’t make me lame.
Just because I’m not a fighter, doesn’t mean I’m weak.
Just because I am not a party girl, doesn’t mean I can’t hang.
Just because I get good grades, doesn’t mean I’m a nerd.
Just because teachers like me, doesn’t mean I am a teacher’s pet.
Just because I am not a rebel, doesn’t mean I’m scared.
Just because I am quiet, doesn’t mean I don’t speak up for what I believe in.
Just because I have morals, doesn’t make me a goody two shoes.
Just because I walk away from trouble, doesn’t make me a pushover.
Just because I think before I act, doesn’t make me a loser.

I am who I am, and this is who I shall forever be.
I do not care what others think of me.
Like me or not, that is your choice.
Accept me for who I am.

4. If Perfect I Could Be

       by Liliana Kohann

Oh, if perfect I could be
I would be so good to me
I would be so happy
and so pleased with me.

I’d make perfect speeches.
I would only do what’s best
people would admire me
I would hardly need to rest.

I wouldn’t eat junk
I’d make no mistakes
I’d never talk too much
I’d give what it takes.

I would make my living
doing what I love to do
I’d pray every night
I’d always be true.

I’d solve every problem
I’d help everyone
I’d be a perfect mother
I’d have a perfect son.

I’d always be peaceful
never sad or depressed
I would be spontaneous
I would sing my best.

I’d have a healthy body
I’d do nothing in vain
Failure would not know me
I would not know pain.

I would have perfect vision.
Oh, how nice it’d be to see
how my flaws and faults
perfectly perfect me.

5. The Old Stoic

       by Emily Bronte

Riches I hold in light esteem,
And Love I laugh to scorn;
And lust of fame was but a dream,
That vanished with the morn:

And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is, “Leave the heart that now I bear,
And give me liberty!”

Yes, as my swift days near their goal:
‘Tis all that I implore;
In life and death a chainless soul,
With courage to endure.

6. Life

       by Charlotte Bronte

Life, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
Oft a little morning rain
Foretells a pleasant day.
Sometimes there are clouds of gloom,
But these are transient all;
If the shower will make the roses bloom,
O why lament its fall?
Rapidly, merrily,
Life’s sunny hours flit by,
Gratefully, cheerily
Enjoy them as they fly!
What though Death at times steps in,
And calls our Best away?
What though sorrow seems to win,
O’er hope, a heavy sway?
Yet Hope again elastic springs,
Unconquered, though she fell;
Still buoyant are her golden wings,
Still strong to bear us well.
Manfully, fearlessly,
The day of trial bear,
For gloriously, victoriously,
Can courage quell despair!

7. Invictus

       by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may 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 unbowed.

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.

8. The Acceptance

       by Raymond Antrobus

Dad’s house stands again, four years
after being demolished. I walk in.

He lies in bed, licks his rolling paper,
and when I ask Where have you been?
We buried you, he says I know,
 
I know. I lean into his smoke, tell him
I went back to Jamaica. I met your brothers,
losing  you made me need them. He says
something I don’t hear. What?  Moving lips,
no sound. I shake my head. He frowns.
 
Disappears. I wake in the hotel room,
heart drumming. I get up slowly, the floor
is wet. I wade into the bathroom,
my father stands by the sink, all the taps
running. He laughs and takes
 
my hand, squeezes.
His ring digs into my flesh. I open my eyes.
I’m by a river, a shimmering sheet
of green marble. Red ants crawl up
an oak tree’s flaking bark. My hands
 
are cold mud. I follow the tall grass
by the riverbank, the song. My Orisha,
Oshun in gold bracelets and earrings, scrubs
her yellow dress in the river. I wave, Hey!
She keeps singing. The dress turns the river
 
gold and there’s my father surfacing.
He holds a white and green drum. I watch him
climb out of the water, drip toward Oshun.
They embrace. My father beats his drum.
With shining hands, she signs: Welcome.
 
My father beats his drum.

9. Consciousness Correction

       by Di11y Da11y

Embarrassment
Anxiety
Shame
Envy

It’s so easy to fall
Triggers or trip wires
Constantly tumbling
I must have my eyes closed

But it feels like they are wide open
Acutely aware and ashamed
Internal reflection
Why can’t I be normal

Perceive what others don’t see
Possibility of errors of judgement
Saying the wrong thing
But I must be authentic

To fall further
Authenticity is like a constant test
Judge me on who I am
See me and condemn me

I could hide all this
Model what it is to be ‘nice’
Perfectly capable of it
But my judged self wants more

I need to know
To lay it all out
And be deemed good enough
It lasts a moment

I’d love to hear
You are loved the way you are
Without requirement to change
No debt builds from acceptance

Others seem happy in their skin
Aren’t they?
Or do we all
Regret our contents

But I’m deaf to acceptance
I don’t want to intrude
What if I mess it up
By continuing to be myself

There’s the passage of time now
Years and years of evidence
Perhaps I’ve made it
I still feel it’s because nobody knows

Inspirational Poems about Acceptance

By accepting ourselves and our flaws, we can find the tranquility we seek. These poems delve deep into the human struggle of self-acceptance and provide comfort and guidance along the way. So why not give them a try? Take a short break from your busy day, grab a cup of tea, and let these words wash over you.

1. Mirror

       by Ariana Pataki

In shadows cast by doubtful mirrors’ gaze,
I, a tender bloom, in the garden of self,
whisper to the moon, my silent confidante.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
reflect my worth, not flaws enthrall.

Yet, in the dance of self-discovery,
I stumble upon the cadence of acceptance,
a melody weaving through the tapestry of imperfection.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
reveal the truth within, not judgments that appall.

Through the dim corridors of self-doubt,
I seek the light, a flicker in the obsidian night,
a promise to tomorrow, where self-love blooms.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
unveil the beauty in every rise and fall.

In every curve and contour, a story untold,
etched in my flesh, a testament to resilience,
a canvas painted with scars that speak of battles fought.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
let my reflection echo my spirit’s call.

I unravel the tape that binds me to standards,
embracing hues that paint me in defiance,
a masterpiece in progress, flawed yet sublime.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
break the chains of judgmental thrall.

In the cocoon of my metamorphosis,
I shed the weight of societal whispers,
and in vulnerability, find strength reborn.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
let self-love be the loudest call.

For every petal of self-love unfurls,
a rebellion against the storms of conformity,
a testament to the beauty I define.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
illuminate my worth, let confidence enthrall.

Oh, within myself, let the light seep into my veins,
illuminating the corridors of my being,
for in every shadow resides the promise of dawn.

2. The Peace We All Need

       by David Grasby

Within me a battle wages on
Between true change and pure acceptance
As my flaws scream we want war
My soldiers of truth are dying off
The weapon of choice is blame
Everyone but me
Raids on my self worth ocastraed with in the ranks of reason
I ponder a battle plan a way to win the war on me
I bring the guns
I bring the fear
I rain down the negativity
She was there to raise me up
But the reasonability should have not fell on her
My victory was never meant to be raised with her white flag
The concepts I see now are realities of the past
Manifested by a much stronger enemy my self esteem
The scars of this self inflicted war
Runs free within the hurt of all who try to be close
To make sense of my demise is to search way down deep into my pit of rage
There can be no peace talks not anymore
Because I can no longer convince the otherside of her
That I have changed
When this war rages on within me
How can I create a peace for her
I can’t and this is my true weakness
My own fate is in my hands now not hers.
I must now make it my greatest strength
To become the peace we all need

3. Accepting Heaven at Great Basin

       by Nathalie Handal

When you doubt the world
look at the undivided darkness

look at Wheeler Peak
cliffs like suspended prayers

contemplate the cerulean
the gleaming limestone

the frozen shades
the wildflowers

look at the bristlecone pine
a labyrinth to winding wonders

listen to the caves
sing silently

remember the smell of sagebrush
after a thunderstorm

that Lexington Arch
is a bridge of questions

in the solitude of dreams
that here

distances disturb desire
to deliver a collision of breaths


the desert echoes
in this dark night sky

stars reveal the way
a heart can light a world.

4. Equity for All to See

       by Christen Kuikoua

In shadows cast by prejudice, a knock resounds,
At the door of your heart, where peace abounds.
Brother, let not questions cloud the air,
For I am like you, in this world we share.

Not defined by hues, nor land’s embrace,
I stand before you, a human race.
The cold winds blow, outside your gate,
Open, brother, don’t discriminate.

No black, no yellow, red, nor white,
In unity, we find our common light.
Measure not my features, nor my creed,
Open wide, let compassion lead.

Why seek the differences that tear us apart?
Let understanding reign, a work of art.
I am just a man, a reflection of you,
In the tapestry of life, woven through.

Not African, American, Asian, or Australian born,
In every heart, the same pulse is worn.
In this cosmic dance, let hatred cease,
Open your door to the symphony of peace.

I am not defined by the skin I wear,
Nor the God I worship in silent prayer.
Brother, in the cold, open wide,
Let love and acceptance be our guide.

For I am the man of yesterday, today, and tomorrow,
A celestial being, in joy and sorrow.
In your heart, let the revolution start,
Open, brother, and uplift the human heart.

5. Self

       by N. Ellis

There once was a person, who thought
They were too short, or too caught
Up in their flaws, to be true
But then they realized, what they could do
They accepted themselves, for who they were
And it brought them a happiness, that was pure
For when we love ourselves, flaws and all
We can stand tall, and never fall
So let us all embrace our quirks and mistakes
And love ourselves, for goodness sake
For when we accept ourselves, as we are
We can shine bright, like a shining star

6. Acceptance

       by Deirdre Gallagher

Throat itches and scratches,
raspiness of an otherworldly quality.
Lips miming the words,
their echoes silent.

From deep within,
the surges pulsating,
desperately attempting to blast into the atmosphere.
A concerted effort,
both messenger and vessel
willing, wishing, wanting
the ripples to meet the surface.

Flows and ebbs of lapping dialogue,
sparkling glistening leaps of innocent,
complicit laughter,
lulls of serenity and quiet contemplation
all in a blink of the mind’s eye.

Each page turning as if courtesy of a fast-forward button.
Slipping, falling, fading,
thugs of resistance futile.

The stark realisation,
this is coldness,
this is acceptance.

7. Harmony Within

       by Jaymee Thomas

In stoic rhythm, the heart beats serenity,
a sequoia weathering life’s windstorms.
Whispers of Epictetus, soft zephyrs,
navigate the soul through tempest trials.

Resolute amidst chaos’s dance,
a stoic symphony, resilience embodied.
Each breath, a hymn to self-mastery,
forged in the crucible of inner dominion.

Emotions carved into stoic sculptures,
adorn the sanctum of a contemplative mind.
Acceptance, a soothing elixir of solace,
for wounds dealt by fate’s capricious hand.

A sage’s gaze, tranquil and unwavering,
reads the landscape of joy and strife.
In stoic’s gentle embrace, life unfolds,
a canvas painted with hues of inner peace.

8. One of a Kind

       by Bill Baker

Why be concerned with transparency


People are blind, they really can’t see
With distortion and illusion in the word today
And bias and lies in what people say

Just be who you are, one of a kind
The truth will totally blow their mind
They’ll be so confused trying to figure you out
Their miscalculations will still leave them doubt

They’ll still try to mold you and make you conform
For uniqueness to them is the start of a storm
The fullness of creation will never be complete
If we all march together to one single beat
 
No one can truly know all of another
The closest possibility would be one’s mother

Short Poems about Acceptance

Sometimes, we all need a little reminder to accept ourselves and the world around us. That’s where these short poems come in. They’re like little nuggets of wisdom that can help us find inner peace. Plus, since they’re short and sweet, you can read as many or as few as you like.

1. Acceptation

       by John Eglinton

Establish in some better way
My life, thou Godhead! that I may
Know it as virtue ranks
To scorn Thy gifts, or give Thee thanks.
For now I feel Thee near, unsought.
But why, when I seemed worth Thy thought,
High—souled, impatient for a task—
Why not have called me then, I ask?
No mountings of the spirit please;
Thou dost accept our dregs and lees;
The wise are they that feel Thy rod,
And grief alone is near to God.

2. Who Am I?

       by Natasha L. Bishop

Who am I, you ask?
I am a lion who comes off as a lamb.
I am an ocean with waves big enough to drown.
I am a roller coaster of emotions.
I am a hater of ignorant people, liars,
And people who use others for a gain.
I am a lost soul, a naive child.
I am one who has seen enough
That would make most people’s skin crawl.
I am me, not you.
I am who I am.
Judging me is only a negative reflection on you.
So who am I, you ask?
I am me…just me.

3. Ebb

       by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I know what my heart is like
Since your love died:
It is like a hollow ledge
Holding a little pool
Left there by the tide,
A little tepid pool,
Drying inward from the edge.

4. Few Get Enough, — Enough Is One

       by Emily Dickinson

Few get enough, — enough is one;
To that ethereal throng
Have not each one of us the right
To stealthily belong?

5. To My Mother

       by Christina Rossetti

To-day’s your natal day;
Sweet flowers I bring:
Mother, accept, I pray
My offering.

And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
Great happiness.

6. Parting

       by Emily Dickinson

My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

7. Acceptance

       by Willard Wattles

I cannot think nor reason,
I only know he came
With hands and feet of healing
And wild heart all aflame.
With eyes that dimmed and softened
At all the things he saw,
And in his pillared singing
I read the marching Law.
I only know he loves me,
Enfolds and understands—
And oh, his heart that holds me,
And oh, his certain hands!

8. Change

       by Anonymous

Change is necessary, it’s true
Embrace it, and see what you can do
Grow and evolve, don’t be stuck
Accept change, and you’ll be in luck

Poems about Acceptance of Yourself

If you’re looking for a way to find inner peace and start accepting yourself just the way you are, these famous poems about accepting yourself are a perfect place to start. They offer affirmations and encouragement to help you let go of self-doubt and embrace your authentic self. So why not give them a read and see if they make a difference in your own journey toward self-love?

1. Be The Best of Whatever You Are

       by Douglas Malloch

If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here,
There’s big work to do, and there’s lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.

If you can’t be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!

2. I Am Worthy

       by Alison Malee

I am worthy. There is nothing
that can or will happen today that
could convince me otherwise.

I am worthy. There is nothing
that can or will happen today that
could convince me otherwise.

I am worthy. There is nothing
that can or will happen today that
could convince me otherwise.

I am worthy. There is nothing
that can or will happen today that
could convince me otherwise.

3. Be Proud of Who You Are

       by S Raine

I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
I am who I am, from my head to my toes.
I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
Even a little crazy some of the time.
I’m not a size 5 and don’t care to be.
You can be you and I can be me.
I try to stay strong when pain knocks me down.
And the times that I cry are when no one’s around.
To error is human or so that’s what they say.
Well, tell me who’s perfect anyway.

4. Don’t Give Up on Yourself

       by Katy A. Brown

I’m on my way.
They may ask me, “Where to?”
Well, that I cannot say…
For even I have no clue.

I know it’s rather far,
For it has to make me whole.
The road to the stars,
The path to my soul.

I must go alone,
But I’ll miss you all, believe me.
I must travel into the unknown,
I must sail all of the seas.

You see, I’ve lost something of mine.
It’s special and grand…
Magnificent in its design.
How I lost it is hard to understand.

What did I lose?
Well…I’m not exactly sure.
Please, my confusion you must excuse…
I just know I must find a cure.

I have a terrible disease,
The name of it escapes me.
But it stops your hair from blowing in the breeze.
It stops your heart from feeling free.

I think it’s called “Lack of Adventure,”
But correct me if I’m wrong.
That is why I must go on this venture,
For my very essence I must prolong.

I think I may have left my heart somewhere
Or the part of me that believes….
I’ll be back soon, I swear!
But for awhile, I must leave.

I know I’m on my way,
And though I may not know where
Myself I cannot betray…
For I know I’m somewhere out there.

5. Before I…

       by Insiya K. Patanwala

Before I became strong, I knew what it was like
To be weak,
How difficult it is to love yourself,
To find the wholeness that you seek.

Before I knew the light,
I have had my fair share of darkness, too,
Where my world fell into a hopelessness
And I didn’t know how to get through.

For I have known the tears it takes,
The courage to stand up again,
When you are broken down and bruised
And you know nothing but the pain.

You forget to appreciate love,
If you haven’t seen the hate,
Till you forget the meaning of smile and laughter,
And your heart is left abate.

I have known the strength and courage
It requires to get it right,
To face the things that hold you down
And hold your head up and fight.

Before I was who I am now,
I was someone I didn’t want to be.
I was lost, battered, and defeated,
Before I knew how to be me!

6. I Believe

       by Emmah A. Odhiambo

Into this world I came,
The light of the sun,
On my face I craved.
In the cool breezing wind,
Under the moonlight I sat,
I thought,
I pondered,
I knew,
I was great.

Slowly they got to me,
Their expectations,
I couldn’t catch up.
Their opinions,
They cut to the deep.
Their constant watch,
I became stunned.
Beauty faded,
Strength waxed away,

And then I grew up.
They mattered no more.
All the lies I believed,
Like a flood on sloppy hills,
I let them run down.
New mindsets I built,
Strong confidence I gained,
Because I knew for the best,
It was I that mattered.

Like the Phoenix, I rise,
From the ashes of doubt,
From the ashes of contempt.
Like an eagle I soar,
To the ends of the earth,
To the storms that may be,
Because I have believed
I have all it takes,
I have all I need.

My dreams run wild,
My imagination unlimited.
I know what I want,
I know how to get it.
Like the sun,
I shine my light.
Like the stars,
My glory prevails,
Because I have believed.

7. The New Me

       by J. Dezz

Sometimes it gets better.
Sometimes you heal.
Sometimes my eyes get wetter
Waiting for these scars to heal.

The scars on the outer,
The scars on the inner.
I scream and I cry louder and louder.
My voice just gets tired and my lifeline much thinner.

That was the old me,
The scared me,
The dying.
That was the hurt me,
The bleeding me,
The crying.

The night that I changed is still so clear.
I swallowed those pills with not a single fear.
I stumbled and fell, but I didn’t care.
No more crying, no cutting, not one more blank stare.

The pain was unbearable; what had I done?
I haven’t lived yet, my life had just begun.
I awoke my guardian, to the clinic we went.
I slept off the pills and awoke to resent.

I felt so ill, inside and out.
I went to a center and learned all about
How to be fine, how to live without
The blades and the pills; it’s all over now.

Meet the new me.
She’s smiling but scarred.
Meet the new me.
She shoots for the stars.
Meet the new me.
She’s doing fine.
Meet the new me.
She tries and she strives.
Meet the new me.
She’s glad she’s alive.

8. My Personal Quest

       by Patricia a Fleming

For most of my life, I’ve been on a quest
To discover just who I might be,
Earnestly searching, day after day,
So desperate to recognize me.

I’ve felt moments of utter fulfillment
And moments I couldn’t go on,
But I knew for the sake of my heart and my soul,
To succeed, I would have to be strong.

But the people around me seemed so lost themselves
That I feared I might be on my own.
But then there’d be someone who would reach out and help
And remind me I wasn’t alone.

I’ve wanted so much to be happy,
To know what it was to feel peace,
And I thought if I finally felt sure of myself,
Then the pain and the struggles would cease.

But I’ve learned that this journey is endless;
The discoveries are fresh every day,
And no matter how much I might know of myself,
They’ll be times I will still lose my way.

And as I’ve grown older, I truly believe
I may never know all I can be.
But the answers are not waiting out in the world
But have always laid right inside me.

We’re all on this quest to discover ourselves,
Together but through our own ways,
Overcoming whatever might get in our paths,
So we can feel better someday.

But always remember not to stray far
From what matters and what’s really true.
In this life you don’t have to be perfect.
In the end, you just have to be you.

9. I Am Someone…

       by Brittany Kelley

I am someone who gives all she has every time.
I am someone who talks twice as much as she listens.
I am someone who will tell you what you mean to her on a dime.
I am someone who is nice and caring, whose shadow glistens.

I am someone who can give you everything.
I am someone who knows what she wants.
I am someone who has dreams like Martin Luther King.
I am someone who is as warm as a basket of croissants.

I am someone who wears her heart on her sleeve.
I am someone who gets taken advantage of.
I am someone who has never had a kiss on New Year’s Eve.
I am someone who is ready to fall in love.

I am someone who believes in honesty and trust.
I am someone who loves what she does.
I am someone who believes self-happiness and love are a must.
I am someone who tries to be fair and just.

I am someone who is ready for anything.
I am someone who is telling you who I am.
I am someone who has that crazy extra little zing.
I am someone who can be your grand slam.

This is who I am.

Poems about Acceptance of Individual Uniqueness

Are you tired of feeling like you don’t fit in or that your uniqueness is something to be ashamed of? If so, these poems about acceptance of individual uniqueness may be just what you need to find some inner peace. Reading these works may help you embrace what makes you different, celebrate your individuality, and stop comparing yourself to others.

1. Uniqueness and Acceptance

       by Sarwesh Tiwari

You judge me or not
but infront of you
i judge me a lot
reason why i act stupid.

Sometimes running short of words,
sometimes speaking too fast,
sometimes standing still,
sometimes behaving lost,
sometimes hiding my face,
sometimes wishing you with big eyes
and then sometimes not wishing
by bothering people around me.
sometimes quietly observing you,
sometimes waiting for your arrival
with racing heartbeat,
sometimes responding to your queries
with determined grim.

For i think a lot,
perhaps why could not act cool,
but it happens with no others
it’s just infront of you i become fool.

Still your consideration of me as good
instills a confidence in me
and then respect for you increases
may be whole world wants this
acceptance of uniqueness.

2. Never Give Up

       by Becky

Never give up,
Never give in.
Move onward and upward with strength from within.

Always believe,
Always look forward.
Never be the one who is seen as a coward.

Remember the past,
Look for the future.
Always remember it’s often good to be obscure.

You are special,
You are unique.
To go far in life is what you should seek.

You are brilliant,
You prove to be amazing every day,
And there is someone who will love you in every way.

3. Unique

       by Abimbola T. Alabi

Because I know who I am,
I’m at ease and free.
I can’t be like others,
And they can’t be me.

I’ve got fading scars,
An unusual physique,
But it all works together
To make me unique.

I’ve got hidden strengths,
Some obvious flaws.
Still I am who I am,
For better, for worse.

I don’t have to blend in;
I won’t live a lie.
I can’t please everyone;
I won’t even try.

Some call me proud;
Others stare at me in alarm.
But I’m not one to bother,
Because I know who I am.

4. Individual Uniqueness

       by S. Ellis

We are all unique, in our own way
With our own talents, and gifts to convey
No two people are exactly the same
We each have our own story, to claim
So let us embrace our individuality
And let our uniqueness, set us free
For when we accept ourselves, as we are
We can truly shine, like a shining star
We shouldn’t try to fit in, with the crowd
But rather stand out, and be proud
Of who we are, and what we bring
To the world, it is a beautiful thing
So let us celebrate, our differences and quirks
And love ourselves, for goodness sake
For when we accept ourselves, as we are
We can truly thrive, and go far

5. My Uniqueness

       by Liliana Kohann

It’s not my weakness,
it is my openness.

It’s not my doubts,
it is my questioning mind.

It’s not that I say too much,
it’s my courage to share.

It’s not my fear,
it’s my prudence.

It’s not my stupidity,
it’s my choice of what I want to know.

It’s not my credulity,
it is my trust.

It’s not my depression,
it is my acceptance.‍

It’s not my recklessness,
it is my curiosity,
and love of life.

It’s not my chaos,
it’s my artistic soul.

It’s not my weakness,
it is my
UNIQUENESS.

6. Human Masks

       by Sara Etgen-Baker

humans decide which
mask to wear every day, one
face, thousands of masks

with dangerous masks
we hide our cheeks, shade our eyes
with torn hearts we smile

we all wear masks not
to be different but hide
our uniqueness

disguised as people,
beneath perceptions, thoughts, words
we are awareness

7. I Am Unique

       by Anonymous

I am Unique because I know who I am
I’m at ease and free
I can’t be like others, And they can’t be like me
Because I love me for me
And that’s how its forever gonna be     

I’ve got fading scars ,
An unusual physique
But it all works together
To make me unique

I’ve got hidden strengths
It’s hidden in my flaws
Still I am who I am,
For better for worse
Doesn’t matter because I’m the best of all
 
I don’t have to blend in like the rest,
Because I’m funny and cool all by myself
I won’t live a lie, live in a bubble

I can’t please everyone;
And I won’t even try
And make my Life a Struggle

Some call me proud,
Others stare at me in alarm
But I’m not one to bother
Because I know who I am in God
And that’s a promise

8. My Shadow and I

       by Freeman Edwin Miller

A something, not of earth or sky,
Beside me walks the ways I go,
And I–I never truly know,
If I am it or it is I.

It soothes me with its tender speech,
It guides me with its gentle hand,
But I–I cannot understand
The links that bind us each to each.

I hear the songs of golden days
Fall softly on the saddened years,
But know not whose the hungry ears
First feasted on the roundelays.

I feel the hopes, the yearnings brave,
Within my bosom surge and roll,
But know not whose the Master Soul
That called their glories from the grave.

I see the great world’s greater curse,
Dark struggles on through darker days,
But know not whose the eyes that gaze
Through all the sobbing universe.

O, Shadow mine! Beneath my brow
I feel thy thoughts, and in my heart
Thy fondest longings madly start!
Thou art myself and I am thou!

Poems about Acceptance of Differences

Have you ever found yourself feeling frustrated or upset due to differences in opinions or beliefs? It can be hard to accept that not everyone will see things the same way as you. So, whether you’re looking for words of hope, comfort, or simply a new perspective, there is sure to be a poem in this collection that speaks to you. So why not take a few moments to read through them and see what insights you can gain?

1. Accepting The Differences

       by Audrey Heller

Don’t try, to exert control, over someone
else, by attempting, to get others to think
like you. You can try from here until tomorrow,
but they’ll never follow through. Accepting the
differences in people, is what makes the world
go round. Some of these differences, have been
proven, to be solid and sound. There’s various
things, to be learned, from one another, which of
course, is a positive fact. Just don’t become over
bearing and don’t, over react. We have to accept,
the differences in people, as it helps a lot, I’ve
found. For once you get yourself acclimated,
you’ll find it easier, to get around!

2. Differences

       by S. Ellis

We are all unique, with different faces
Different cultures, different places
We speak different languages, have different styles
But that’s what makes life worth while
We should embrace our differences with open hearts
And never let them tear us apart
For diversity is what makes the world go round
And acceptance is the key to peace that is found
So let us celebrate our individuality
And let our differences set us free
For when we accept each other, as we are
We’ll reach a level of unity, that is far
From being distant or apart
But rather, close and connected at heart
So let us all accept one another
And build a world that is full of love and wonder

3. Being Different

       by Anonymous

Life has to be lived
Life has to be lived to its fullest
Life is what you think it is
But it’s totally different for me.
Accepting differences is not very easy
It is not easy even for me
But I am different and I know I am different so
Let it be the way it is.
Being different from the others
Is really what you are
So it be

The world may turn away from you because.
Accepting differences is not very easy
It is not easy even for me
Buy I am different and I know I am different so
Let it be the way it is.
You do not worry because the day
The world will turn to you
Because there is something crazy in you
And the only difference is the difference between
You and me.

4. It’s Alright

       by Jordan Ray

Pull away from my arms
And rest your head on someone else’s shoulders
I don’t mind

When the smoke clears and;
You’re thinking straight and thinking sober
You’ll realise

That we were just two different people, pulled into the same old light
But when it got dark, we started to fight
‘Cause we’re looking for the eye of the needle
In amongst the hay of everyday people
We’re bound to get it wrong sometimes
And that’s alright

5. Differences

       by Alora M. Knight

We all come warmly from the womb,
Unprinted pages to be filled.
Brought forth upon the stage of life
On which our character starts to build.

Day by day and step by step,
We begin to fit into a mold,
Created by our way of life,
Accepting stories we’ve been told.

Every culture forms its shackles,
Binding those that live within.
Boundaries set by age-old rules
Is where prejudice will begin.

Few are those who will accept
The differences of all mankind.
The uniqueness making each one special
Is not the quest most seek to find.

It sometimes seems no one remembers
That God is the Father of us all.
We are equal in His sight,
From the mighty to the small.

The Golden Age will never come,
Nor will there be a lasting peace
Until love replaces hatred.
Then all differences will cease.

6. True Acceptance, Is the Difference

       by Sylvia Frances Chan

True Acceptance, Is The Difference

we have to accept the nasty situation,
no matter how hard that is
be brave, don’t waver on your balance
accept the hard truth,
we must be ready for acceptance
then you’ll see that all things are worth being done
not only the best ones,
but also the bad
now you’ll know
what must be said is said
and that’s never bad
heart’s enlightenment though true sad

7. Accepting Differences

       by PageTurner

All around the roses grew
their petals open and breathing bees
where the path zigzagged through
to him benched under an elm

He knew she was there
and patted the place
where friendship held the seat
though he was curtained
by layers of cascading doubt

He laughed at her belief
in crossing barriers
but some of the obstacles he built
he released
so they could sit together

feeling the naked boards beneath their words
wondering at the way the other thought
for the meaning was all wrapped up
in little packages that lay at their feet

While they sat together
contemplating what to do
they learned something

he wanted to tear them open
and she to take her time

So they sat on friendship’s bench
with time ticking the roses closed
while he learned patience
and she learned to trust

Poems about Acceptance of Death

Death may be an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to accept. So if you’re struggling with thoughts about death, why not give these poems a try? You may find that they help you come to terms with this complex and difficult topic in a new and healing way.

1. No Coward Soul Is Mine

       by Emily Bronte

No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven’s glories shine,
And Faith shines equal arming me from Fear.

O God within my breast.
Almighty ever-present Deity!
Life, that in me has rest,
As I Undying Life, have power in thee!

Vain are the thousand creeds
That move men’s hearts, unutterably vain;
Worthless as withered weeds,
Or idlest froth amid the boundless main,

To waken doubt in one
Holding so fast by Thy infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of Immortality.

With wide-embracing love
Thy Spirit animates eternal years,
Pervades and broods above,
Changes, sustains, dissolves, creates, and rears.

Though Earth and moon were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou wert left alone,
Every Existence would exist in thee.

There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that his might could render void:
Since thou art Being and Breath,
And what thou art may never be destroyed.

2. Lucinda Matlock

       by Edgar Lee Masters

I went to the dances at Chandlerville,
And played snap-out at Winchester.
One time we changed partners,
Driving home in the moonlight of middle June,
And then I found Davis.
We were married and lived together for seventy years,
Enjoying, working, raising the twelve children,
Eight of whom we lost
Ere I had reached the age of sixty.
I spun,
I wove,
I kept the house,
I nursed the sick,
I made the garden, and for holiday
Rambled over the fields where sang the larks,
And by Spoon River gathering many a shell,
And many a flower and medicinal weed –
Shouting to the wooded hills, singing to the green valleys.
At ninety – six I had lived enough, that is all,
And passed to a sweet repose.
What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness,
Anger, discontent and drooping hopes?
Degenerate sons and daughters,
Life is too strong for you –
It takes life to love Life.

3. Accepting Death

       by David Thomas

Yes i’m afraid
that once more they are gone
and you cannot escape
that you are now alone,
no you cannot follow
not so soon at least
for when the time is right,
the earth will leave your feet
and when the sun does rise
over that particularly grassy hill,
you’ll know inside that somewhere
the person you have lost is safe,
they’re warm with your heart’s love
and they’re strong with their own
so keep your head about you
because no matter through it all
you can never get them back,
for they were never gone at all;
They’ll always be right here.
(Deep inside your heart.)

4. Death

       by P. Great

Death, the great unknown
A journey we all must go alone
But it is not something to fear
For it is a natural part of life, my dear
Though it may bring sadness and pain
It is a part of the cycle, and we must sustain
For every beginning has an end
And death, my friend, is not the end
But rather a transition, to a new plane
Where our souls can be free, and no longer contain
The struggles and hardships of this mortal coil
And be reunited with loved ones, who left before us toil
So let us not fear death, but rather embrace
The opportunity to be free, and find our place
In the great beyond, where we can rest
And be forever at peace, with all that is blessed.

5. Fletcher McGee

       by Edgar Lee Masters

She took my strength by minutes,
She took my life by hours,
She drained me like a fevered moon
That saps the spinning world.
The days went by like shadows,
The minutes wheeled like stars.
She took the pity from my heart,
And made it into smiles.
She was a hunk of sculptor’s clay,
My secret thoughts were fingers:
They flew behind her pensive brow
And lined it deep with pain.
They set the lips, and sagged the cheeks,
And drooped the eye with sorrow.
My soul had entered in the clay,
Fighting like seven devils.
It was not mine, it was not hers;
She held it, but its struggles
Modeled a face she hated,
And a face I feared to see.
I beat the windows, shook the bolts.
I hid me in a corner
And then she died and haunted me,
And hunted me for life.

6. Death is Nothing at All

       by Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

7. Easter

       by William Butler Yeats

I have met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
From counter or desk among grey
Eighteenth-century houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head
Or polite meaningless words,
Or have lingered awhile and said
Polite meaningless words,
And thought before I had done
Of a mocking tale or a gibe
To please a companion
Around the fire at the club,
Being certain that they and I
But lived where motley is worn:
All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

That woman’s days were spent
In ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers
When, young and beautiful,
She rode to harriers?
This man had kept a school
And rode our winged horse;
This other his helper and friend
Was coming into his force;
He might have won fame in the end,
So sensitive his nature seemed,
So daring and sweet his thought.
This other man I had dreamed
A drunken, vainglorious lout.
He had done most bitter wrong
To some who are near my heart,
Yet I number him in the song;
He, too, has resigned his part
In the casual comedy;
He, too, has been changed in his turn,
Transformed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Hearts with one purpose alone
Through summer and winter seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.
The horse that comes from the road.
The rider, the birds that range
From cloud to tumbling cloud,
Minute by minute they change;
A shadow of cloud on the stream
Changes minute by minute;
A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
And a horse plashes within it;
The long-legged moor-hens dive,
And hens to moor-cocks call;
Minute by minute they live:
The stone’s in the midst of all.

Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
That is Heaven’s part, our part
To murmur name upon name,
As a mother names her child
When sleep at last has come
On limbs that had run wild.
What is it but nightfall?
No, no, not night but death;
Was it needless death after all?
For England may keep faith
For all that is done and said.
We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead;
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse,
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

8. When I Die

       by Rumi

When I die
when my coffin
is being taken out
you must never think
i am missing this world
don’t shed any tears
don’t lament or
feel sorry
i’m not falling
into a monster’s abyss
when you see
my corpse is being carried
don’t cry for my leaving
i’m not leaving
i’m arriving at eternal love
when you leave me
in the grave
don’t say goodbye
remember a grave is
only a curtain
for the paradise behind
you’ll only see me
descending into a grave
now watch me rise
how can there be an end
when the sun sets or
the moon goes down
it looks like the end
it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn
when the grave locks you up
that is when your soul is freed
have you ever seen
a seed fallen to earth
not rise with a new life
why should you doubt the rise
of a seed named human
have you ever seen
a bucket lowered into a well
coming back empty
why lament for a soul
when it can come back
like Joseph from the well
when for the last time
you close your mouth
your words and soul
will belong to the world of
no place no time

Poems about Acceptance of Others

Sometimes, finding inner peace can be a challenging journey, but lucky for us, poetry can often pave the way. These poems are sure to have you feeling more centered and at ease in no time. So why not give them a read? Who knows, they may just be the calming influence you’ve been searching for.

1. Accepting Others

       by Alex and Eva Peck

Living with other people in this wondrous and interdependent existence,
We need to accept one and all as they are – without resistance.

Allowing – giving fellow humans freedom and joy to be themselves,
Not projecting expectations and judgments on them from ourselves.

Cherishing – loving care for others equal to self-cherishing,
Showing them only kindness, and never be disparaging!

Compassion – fostering other persons’ welfare and well-being,
Deeply desiring to alleviate their burdens, pain or suffering.

Equanimity – seeking to free oneself of attachment and aversion,
And showing goodwill equally to all, not casting any aspersion.

Patience – forbearing difficult situations with people,
And not reacting with anger or being somehow deceitful.

Thankfulness – being grateful for our precious human existence,
And always willing to render, as we can, to others heartfelt assistance.

These qualities of goodwill, used with discernment and wisdom,
Help free the heart and mind from sorrow and suffering’s prison.

May all find happiness and cultivate the causes of happiness,
And alleviate this life’s sorrow by seeking to avoid its causes.

May all come to find supreme joy beyond all sorrow;
And free from greed and hate live in a better tomorrow.

2. Accepting One Another

       by Mary V. Botten

We are not the same,
Not in creed, in colour or name.
Yet together we inhabit this earth,
We should value each other’s worth.
Understanding we won’t always agree,
For you are you and I am me.
Show no prejudice, exhibit no hate,
No animosity, no arguing, only debate.
Different opinions, different ideas,
A tapestry of people with a range of hopes and fears.
In essence we are one,
Sharing the same earth, moon and sun.
We share a common ground,
Laughter, tears, feelings profound.
Yet we won’t always agree,
For you are you and I am me.

3. Accept Others

       by Jennie

Who cares what people look like
Who cares what religion people are
Who cares what race people can be
Its the inside that always counts
Accept others for who they are
We should be all equal in this world
We are all people trying to survive
The poor people suffer
The rich people get richer
It doesnt matter what color you are
Its the life you live who makes you who you are….
We all have to work together
To make this world better
Everyone has feelings
Noone is perfect and everyone has problems….
There is some cruel people out there….
They put people down
And make them frown
Just always remember who you are
Be happy about who you are
Do not try to change
Be yourself….

4. Judge not the Thoughts of Others

       by Bill Baker

Critical thoughts not said out loud.
Rumbling sounds heard through the crowd.
“Who are we to judge him?”, one said.
Discerning thoughts all in my head.

Judging is not the task at hand.
He walks and talks and takes his stand.
My goal is not his words to critique,
But to understand how they’re unique.

It’s not the physical, the cause of his blinks,
But more the mental, the way that he thinks.
The trait that makes his thoughts one of a kind.
That triggers and opens, only his mind.

By nature, or nurture, we can’t really know.
But uniqueness in him, Creation did bestow.

5. Tolerance or Acceptance

       by Tushar Ray

“Tolerance is a matter of religious spirit, ” it is said
This helps to get followers a sense of hope in faith
In our deeply troubled world
When our children are suffering elsewhere
From violence, mistrust, fear and anger
And those who are in the direct line of fire
In holy Jerusalem or Himalayan Kashmir or elsewhere
Forget all feelings of holiness in terror
While anger and violence quickly take over
As an instinct of survival from looming danger

Such misery is sure to stay with us
As long as we identify with narrow religious sects
Deeming Krishna and Christ as different in heart
And Mohammed or Christ as the only savior;
For such mistaken faiths never stand the test of time.
Hence, children of this world must read and learn
On the ultimate God as an everlasting spirit-nature
And “As many faiths, so many paths”- –
Showing due respect to all sacred faiths
As voiced by Sri Ramakrishna, a great Vedantic seer,
And the message brought to West from modern India
A little over a century ago
Into the first Parliament of Religion in Chicago
By the great envoy from India, Swami Vivekananda,
The beloved disciple of Sri Ramakrishna

So, religious teachers of this day must teach the truth
That all-pervading spirit alone is the Lord of this universe
And we are the progeny of the same eternal spirit
Who appear as embodied souls like us for divine play
And the great souls of all times around the world
Like Buddha, Christ, Moses and Mohammed
Are the models of what the highly evolved one could become
So, we must accept one another as brothers and sisters
With a spiritual awakening from current somber
For, this is the only practice that is going to save us:
This insecure egotistic humanity from current danger

6. Accepting Others

       by Jerry Abrahamson

Sometimes you just have to
Learn to accept others
For their concern about you
In your life today

But they have to
Realize that people
Are surviving things today
And have physical challenges

Final Thoughts

Finding acceptance in yourself is the first step; with self-acceptance, you can open up your heart and find your inner peace.

After all, peace manifests from within, so it’s important to accept your ups and downs without judgment.

These poems about acceptance will help guide you on this journey of self discovery.

Through this beautiful acceptance poetry, take time to process your thoughts and emotions.

May these inspiring acceptance poems spark moments of stillness and clarity to support you in living a peaceful life. 

It would be great to hear what you thought of this post, so please comment in the comments section below and share your own ideas and experiences with acceptance that have helped you on this journey.

Until then, we wish all peace and love for your personal growth journey – we believe in you!

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