72 Poems about not Giving Up to Inspire You

Our mental fortitude is tested in moments of despair when all hope seems lost.

Nothing is more inspiring than a great poem about not giving up in the face of adversity.

No matter what challenge you’re facing, reading inspirational poems that speak to resilience and persistence can provide invaluable insight and help give you the perspective needed when things seem bleakest.

That’s why German legendary author Jean Paul Richter famously said, “If one door closes another door opens; but we do so much looking and mourning upon the closed door, we don’t see the other doors.”

With these encouraging words in mind, below are some of the best poems about not giving up to draw from for strength during hard times.

These never give up poems will invigorate you and press you towards your desired destination!

Best Poems about not Giving Up

Have you ever felt like giving up on something? Maybe it was a project that seemed impossible to complete or a dream that felt out of reach. We all have those moments, but sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to keep pushing forward. That’s where these poems come in. Reading them feels like a warm hug from someone who just gets it. Check them out!

1. Never Give Up

       by Martin Farquhar Tupper

Never give up! It is wiser and better
Always to hope than once to despair;
Fling off the load of doubt’s heavy fetter,
And break the dark spell of tyrannical care.
Never give up! or the burden may sink you
Providence kindly has mingled the cup,
And in all trials or troubles, bethink you,
The watchword of life must be, Never give up!

Never give up! there are chances and changes
Helping the hopeful a hundred to one;
And through the chaos High Wisdom arranges
Ever success – if you’ll only hope on:
Never give up! for the wisest is boldest,
Knowing that Providence mingles the cup,
And of all maxims the best is the oldest,
Is the true watchword of Never give up!

Never give up! – though the grape-shot may rattle,
Or the full thunder-cloud over you burst,
Stand like a rock – and the storm or the battle
Little shall harm you, though doing their worst.
Never give up! If adversity presses,
Providence wisely has mingled the cup,
And the best counsel in all your distresses
Is the stout watchword of – Never give up!

2. Never Give Up

       by Hebert Logerie

Failing is hurtful,
Falling is painful,
But getting up or climbing back up,
To the mountains, is wonderful.
Nothing can top
Nothing can stop
You. You’re defying gravity.
You’re it.
Not only that you control the valleys,
You’re also in charge of your days
And nights. You’re heading to the very top,
You’re climbing the mounts in full force.
You’re as powerful as a Trojan horse.
Don’t give up, don’t despair.
Nothing has changed, life is still beautiful.
Love yourself and Mother Nature. Be fair.
Think positive, everything will be wonderful.
You possess more than you can imagine,
Forget about debts, trash the bad engine,
Stay natural, be courteous and strong.
Stay in control of your inner feelings.
You can never, never be wrong.
You can always get new strings.
Failing is hurtful,
Falling is painful,
Raise your head and nourish your soul,
You will race up to the top in full
Force soon, where it is wonderful.
Nobody can stop
Nothing can stop
Failing is not an option,
Falling is a bad motion.
Never give up,
Never give up.

3. Never Let Go

       by Folger McKinsey

Oh, do not let go and do not give up
And do not let down it is wrong!
There is always a chance of your winning the cup,
There is always the need of a song.
Never let go, but cling to the end,
And never let down – lift your eyes
To the hopes that still over us lovingly bend,
To the light that is filling the skies!

What odds that the struggle is bitter and black,
That the striving has seemed all in vain;
Never let go and go tumbling back,
There’s a chance for us all once again.
No matter how weary, how troubled and worn,
How futile the struggle may seem,
There is always a bit of good luck in the morn,
There is always a light in the dream!

Oh, do not let go take another firm hold,
And never go down if you can:
Life’s prizes are sweet, but there’s far better gold
In the spirit of being a man.
So stick to the struggle, and trust, and dig on;
There’s a chance for you yet, you will see:
The blackest of nights brings the glow of the dawn
And the luck that may set us all free.

4. I Am not Giving Up

       by Ancita Michael

The day may end
The night might seem long
But deep down my heart
I know I am not giving up

The troubles may come
The sorrows may increase
But deep down my heart
I know I am not giving up

The silence might disturb me
Memories might haunt me
But deep down my heart
I know I am not giving up

I might stumble and fall
I might not necessarily succeed
But deep down my heart
I know I am not giving up

Heavens might come down
The earth may turn upside down
But there is a hope in me
I know I will survive

5. Take Your Troubles

       by Edgar A. Guest

Take your troubles
Best you can.
Stand right up
And play the man.

Face ’em just
As though you knew
You were coming
Safely through.

Blows will hurt
And bruise you, maybe,
But don’t whimper
Like a baby.

Stand right up
And be a man.
Meet your troubles
Best you can.

6. An Old Story

       by Tracy K. Smith

We were made to understand it would be
Terrible. Every small want, every niggling urge,
Every hate swollen to a kind of epic wind.

Livid, the land, and ravaged, like a rageful
Dream. The worst in us having taken over
And broken the rest utterly down.

A long age
Passed. When at last we knew how little
Would survive us—how little we had mended
Or built that was not now lost—something
Large and old awoke. And then our singing
Brought on a different manner of weather.
Then animals long believed gone crept down
From trees. We took new stock of one another.
We wept to be reminded of such color.

7. Roll the Dice

       by Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
way. this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or
4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the
worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.
you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter,
it’s the only good fight
there is.

8. Instructions on not Giving Up

       by Ada Limon

More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s
almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving
their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate
sky of Spring rains, it’s the greening of the trees
that really gets to me. When all the shock of white
and taffy, the world’s baubles and trinkets, leave
the pavement strewn with the confetti of aftermath,
the leaves come. Patient, plodding, a green skin
growing over whatever winter did to us, a return
to the strange idea of continuous living despite
the mess of us, the hurt, the empty. Fine then,
I’ll take it, the tree seems to say, a new slick leaf
unfurling like a fist to an open palm, I’ll take it all.

9. If You Give Up Your Dreams Halfway

       by Anonymous

If you give up your dreams halfway
With disappointment, you will heavily pay
If you let go of what you believe in
You will commit a dreadful sin
If you fail at achieve your target
You will live the rest of your life with regret
So never give up and keep moving
With confidence in yourself, keep living
Faith and perseverance will be key
In helping you achieve the dreams you see

10. Never Give Up

       by CJ Tones

Never give up.
You are never completely beaten unless you are dead.
Never ever hang your head down in defeat.
You’re still standing, you survived!
Only you can break yourself, with your mind.
You can choose not to be your worst nightmare or worst fear.
Just like to a bully, stand up for yourself, and learn the tricks of the trade.
Gain the right tools you need for success.
Failure is not an option.
You fall but will always have the strength to stand up.
You are not built to stay lying down, to be on your back or knees.
You are built to stay upright, confident, passionate & fit for purpose.
Continue to aspire, continue to dream.
You have a creative personality; don’t be bound to any one form.
Flow like the sea, expand, burst your banks, and break the flood barriers.
Nothing or no-one can hold you back.
Do not let another person’s opinion or attitude influence you.
Have your own judgment, you know right from wrong.
You know what you have to do.
Worry about the best way to do it.
Don’t loose track of your ultimate goal.
You will be derailed from time to time.
Don’t let that destroy your dreams.

11. Trouble But not Defeat

       by Byron Pulsifer

Underneath our feet we find
Those branches and thorns a grind.
Why is so life so mean
It is as if no other scene.

Through life, you know, you will find
We sometimes just close our minds.
Those solutions we so desperately want
All appear like yesterday’s many tyrants.

But, do not trouble or be dismayed
There are good days on the way.
When you look beyond the norm
You’ll find you need not conform.

Be bold, be happy, be confident
You are not meant to lament.
These things so sure today
Can vanish without delay.

So when trouble comes your way
Do not accept defeat and ruin your day
Move forward with a focused view
Stay positive in all you do.

12. Caged Bird

       by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind  
and floats downstream  
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and  
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings  
with a fearful trill  
of things unknown  
but longed for still  
and his tune is heard  
on the distant hill  
for the caged bird  
sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams  
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream  
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied  
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings  
with a fearful trill  
of things unknown  
but longed for still  
and his tune is heard  
on the distant hill  
for the caged bird  
sings of freedom.

Famous Poems about not Giving Up

Reading these famous poems will make you feel like you can conquer the world. They’ll remind you of exactly why you started and why it’s important to keep pushing forward. So, take a minute to check them out and let these words wash over you. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

1. If You Give Up

       by Catherine Pulsifer

If you give up what will that achieve?
Will you feel like you’ve met your needs?
Giving up can make you feel
Worse than losing a deal.

Do you give in when things get hard
Throw up your hands with no regard
Giving up on your dreams
No longer moving forward with any steam.

When things get difficult for you
Do you accept defeat too?
Throw in the towel and say
No more, I have had it for the day.

But when you never give up
You find solutions popping up
Yes you may have to walk away
But only for one day.

Sometimes taking a break
Is a good thing for your sake
When faced with a challenging task
Find others who can help, just ask

When you never give up you will find
A success that is like any other kind
If everything was easy and quick to do
There would be no satisfaction for you.

You see, in life, we all must face
Times when we feel we are in the wrong place
But we never give up and accept defeat
For you will find determination is sweet!

2. Never Give Up

       by Sagarika Chowdhury

Never give up in life man
Never give up in life
Life is the greatest gift
No one here is a misfit
Y to sink in despair
Wen hope resides everywhere
What a path without a turn
What a flower ???????? without a thorn
What a joy ?????? without sadness
What a goal without weariness
Everything is for a reason
Like v need every season
Never give up in this life
Giving up is the sign
Of a weak heart ed soul
Such a person will never
Be able to reach his goal.

3. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me

       by Maya Angelou

Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn’t frighten me at all

Bad dogs barking loud
Big ghosts in a cloud
Life doesn’t frighten me at all

Mean old Mother Goose
Lions on the loose
They don’t frighten me at all

Dragons breathing flame
On my counterpane
That doesn’t frighten me at all.

I go boo
Make them shoo
I make fun
Way they run
I won’t cry
So they fly
I just smile
They go wild

Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

Tough guys fight
All alone at night
Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

Panthers in the park
Strangers in the dark
No, they don’t frighten me at all.

That new classroom where
Boys all pull my hair
(Kissy little girls
With their hair in curls)
They don’t frighten me at all.

Don’t show me frogs and snakes
And listen for my scream,
If I’m afraid at all
It’s only in my dreams.

I’ve got a magic charm
That I keep up my sleeve
I can walk the ocean floor
And never have to breathe.

Life doesn’t frighten me at all
Not at all
Not at all.

Life doesn’t frighten me at all.

4. If

       by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you  
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,  
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;  
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;  
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;  
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;  
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,  
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,  
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,  
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,  
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

5. Never Give Up

       by Abhinav Agarwal

If you ever get caught by chance in the agonies of life.
Never you should need to fiddle and never be surprised.
As for each suffering an opportunity waits for you.
And if you put the shot at the very right slot
There is no far when success itself finds you.
If we merely think, every time excellence is important.
As no success can reach us without this ingredient.
You keep running behind success but like the sun it will be seen, but can’t be touched.
But if you start chasing excellence, success itself will need you.
So, ever in your life if any agony ever surrounds you.
Just Don’t Give Up and Don’t Lose Hope as with each agony, an opportunity may always find you.

6. Life is Fine

       by Langston Hughes

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn’t,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn’t a-been so cold
I might’ve sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn’t a-been so high
I might’ve jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I’m still here livin’,
I guess I will live on.
I could’ve died for love—
But for livin’ I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry—
I’ll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!

7. Never Give Up

       by Abubakar Muhammad Usman

Never give up
One second to pass
Without any assail
To your jumping thought

Never give up
One minute to pass
Without any stare
To your itching target

Never give up
One hour to pass
Without any tending
To your blinking contrive

Never give up
One day to pass
Without any trial
To your dancing volition

Never give up
One week to pass
Without any quest
For your glowing goal

Never give up
One month to pass
Without any zeal
Of climbing the ben

Never give up
One year to pass
Without any exertion
To flux luck with success

8. Mind and Heart

       by Charles Bukowski

unaccountably we are alone
forever alone
and it was meant to be
that way,
it was never meant
to be any other way–
and when the death struggle
the last thing I wish to see
a ring of human faces
hovering over me–
better just my old friends,
the walls of myself,
let only them be there.

I have been alone but seldom
I have satisfied my thirst
at the well
of my self
and that wine was good,
the best I ever had,
and tonight
staring into the dark
I now finally understand
the dark and the
light and everything
in between.

peace of mind and heart
when we accept what
having been
born into this
strange life
we must accept
the wasted gamble of our
and take some satisfaction in
the pleasure of
leaving it all

cry not for me.

grieve not for me.

what I’ve written
forget it

drink from the well
of your self
and begin

9. Most People Give Up

       by Anonymous

When they are very close
To the dreams and ambitions
That they earlier chose
If only they had tried
A couple of more times again
If only they had pushed harder
And ignored the pain
They would have won
They would have got success
But since they gave up early on
Right now, they are nothing but a mess
The lesson to learn is simple
Never give up the fight
Whatever happens in life
Push forward with all your might

10. Water

       by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.

Inspirational Poems about not Giving Up

These inspirational poems about not giving up are truly inspiring and are sure to give you the extra boost of motivation you need. They remind us that even when things seem impossible, we are capable of overcoming any obstacle that comes our way. So, take a few moments and check them out, they might just be the pick-me-up you need to make it through the day.

1. Willpower

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.

Gifts count for nothing; will alone is great;
All things give way before it, soon or late.
What obstacle can stay the mighty force
Of the sea-seeking river in its course,
Or cause the ascending orb of day to wait?

Each well-born soul must win what it deserves.
Let the fool prate of luck. The fortunate
Is he whose earnest purpose never swerves,
Whose slightest action or inaction serves
The one great aim. Why, even Death stands still,
And waits an hour sometimes for such a will.

2. Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

       by David V. Bush

“Where there’s a will, there is a way!”
Never give up the ship;
There’s land ahead and “ivory bed”
To each stiff upper lip.

You may not see which way to turn,
But still there is a way.
Where’s there’s a will keep at it still
You’ll reap success some day.

If you can’t see, still there’s a way;
A way with every will;
You may not know which way to go,
But you will climb the hill.

Don’t waver, man, there is a way
If you but have the will;
So plug along, with heart and song,
Success comes but by drill.

3. Just Keep on

       by Clifton Abbott

Just keep on a-livin’
An’ keep on a-givin’,
An’ keep on a-tryin’ to smile;
Just keep on a-singin’
A-trustin’ an’ a-clingin’
To the promise of an afterwhile.
For the sun comes up
An’ the sun goes down,
An’ the morning follows night.
There’s a place to rest
Like a mother’s breast,
An’ a time when things come right.

Just keep on believin’
An’ a-hidin’ all your grievin’.
An’ keep on a-tryin’ to cheer.
Just keep on a-prayin’
A-lovin’ an’ a-sayin’
The things that we love to hear.
For the tide comes in
An’ the tide goes out.
An’ the dark will all turn bright;
There’s a rest from the load
An’ an end to the road.
An’ a place where things come right.

4. 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 and debts are high,
And you want to Smile but 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 everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow.

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

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

5. The Road not Taken

       by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

6. You Will Never See Me Fall

       by Joyce Alcantara

You may see me struggle,
but you won’t see me fall.
Regardless if I’m weak or not,
I’m going to stand tall.
Everyone says life is easy,
but truly living it is not.
Times get hard,
people struggle
and constantly get put on the spot.
I’m going to wear the biggest smile,
even though I want to cry.
I’m going to fight to live,
even though I’m destined to die.
And even though it’s hard
and I may struggle through it all,
you may see me struggle…
but you will NEVER see me fall.

7. Do not Give Up

       by Anonymous

If you keep on going
And never stop,
You can keep on going,
You can make it to the top.
Life is full of mountains,
Some are big and some are small,
But if you don’t give up
You can overcome them all.
So keep on going
Try not to stop,
When you keep on going
You can make it to the top.

8. Never Give Up

       by Sweta Leena Panda

When life goes rough & tough
Still never ever give up
Stop thinking about what will happen next
Think about the present moment
Live & laugh
say I will never give up
never fear for shadows and out of the darkness
there is no need to run and hide
it’s the actual life
So never give up
you’ll find a shining star without you
Love yourself & see within you
How much positive power you have
You can’t imagine how much blessed you are
So never give up
Life is a battle field
So never give up
Keep fighting till the end
if you will fall along the way
You’ll get up and try again
however never ever accepting the defeat
You are a hero of your life
Never forget
So never give up
It’s your journey
You are well known how to finish it
so set goals in your life
However never let negative thought to hurt your soul
Hold yourself up when you feel down
Be courageous & be free thinker
It’s your life
So you no need to give up
Keep yourself around positive minded people
never dwell on things in the past
Bad times will come & goes
So never give up
be like a tree
Who stands on its own effort?
Its finger dug deep inside the sand
Its branches spread & try to touch the heaven
Its size is big
Still it never ever fear for storm
So never ever give up
Peace is possible
One day war will be ended
I hope it will be possible
So never give up
try your best everyday

9. Mighty Oak

       by Daniel Baker

If the mighty oak could speak the words
Of the times that it’s been tried,
It’d speak about growing roots
Instead of how it died.

It’d say that it was strong enough
And stood the test of time.
Instead of falling to the ground,
It stood and held its line.

It’d speak about lightning strikes
And wind that cracked its core.
Though the dirt had softened,
It stood and took some more.

Though the tree bares scars
Of the times that it’s been struck,
All the other trees around
Gazed in pure awestruck.

Its roots dug deep and powerful.
No way it’d hit the ground.
The story of the mighty oak
Is one that is profound.

10. The Rose That Grew from Concrete

       by Tupac Shakur

Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it
learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.

Short Poems about Not Giving Up

These short poems may be brief, but they pack a powerful punch of motivation and encouragement. Whether you are facing a most difficult challenge or just feeling down, these poems will remind you that giving up is not an option. So go ahead and check them out – you might just find the inspiration you need to overcome whatever obstacles are in your way.

1. I Am

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I know not whence I came,
I know not whither I go;
But the fact stands clear that I am here
In this world of pleasure and woe.
And out of the mist and murk
Another truth shines plain –
It is my power each day and hour
To add to its joy or its pain.

2. Never Give Up

       by Michelle Mcneill

Never give up
Never lose hope.
Always have faith,
It allows you to cope.
Trying times will pass,
As they always do.
Just have patience,
Your dreams will come true.
So put on a smile,
You’ll live through your pain,
Know it will pass,
And strength you will gain

3. Quitting is Like a Disease

       by Anonymous

Which spreads very slowly
It eats up all your confidence
And weakens you steadily
If you don’t take stock of it
And control it at an early stage
Giving up will become a hobby
A war in your life it will wage
So if you have been infected
And you want a cure
Never give up in your life
And you will get treated for sure

4. Never Give Up

       by Kriti Johri

If I made a mistake,
then I would have to retake,
and do it once again,
even feel the pain.
But there also lays a prize,
and that made me realise that,
even if I was to fail, it would be a learning trail. 
If I hope for medals and a cup,
I can’t just rely on luck I must do hard work,
to show the world my worth.
That’s the essence of never giving up!

5. Note to Self

       by Donna Marie

Be like the willow that bends,
shade that it sends,
peace that it lends.

During the breeze
its leaves will appease
and shift with ease.

Enduring, alluring, maturing.
Be like the willow that bends

6. If you Really Want to Achieve Your Goals

       by Anonymous

You will never find an excuse
If you really want to live your dream
Petty reassurances, you will never use
If you really want to reach the finish line
Giving up will never be in your scheme of things
So never give up and keep trying till the end
So that success can give you wings

7. It is Perfectly Fine If You Lose

       by Anonymous

It is okay if you need a break
But it is totally shameful
If you don’t learn from your mistake
It is perfectly fine if you fail
It is okay if you need to cry
But it is totally shameful
If you give up and never try

8. Rising Up is a Trait of the Strong

       by Anonymous

Giving up is a trait of the weak
Don’t bend down and let go
If success is what you seek
Perseverance is a trait of the strong
Uncertainty is a trait of the weak
If you don’t take fate in your hands
Your future will always be bleak
Never give up

9. Don’t Give Up Because You Can’t Do Something

       by Anonymous

Don’t give up because you can’t achieve anything
Don’t give up because you are able to do nothing
You actually have it in you to do everything
Don’t give up because you can’t reach somewhere
Don’t give up because you can get anywhere
Don’t give up because you are ending up nowhere
You actually have it in you to attain success everywhere

10. If You Have Failed Even after Being Tough

       by Anonymous

If you have failed even after being tough

Maybe you haven’t done enough

Even if you have tried again and again

Don’t give up until you go insane
Because the sweetest of fruits are given
To those who are passionate and driven
Don’t give up

Poems about not Giving Up on Your Dreams

If you’re in need of something uplifting and motivating, look no further than these incredible poems about not giving up on your dreams. Each one is a masterpiece of inspiration, reminding us that even when things seem tough or impossible, we have the power to push through and achieve our goals.

1. Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams

       by Diane Wolpert

The future will bring
positive and bright things
Have hope and courage
For the new year will bring your dreams closer

Do not look up yesterday
upon the clouds of the day
For the fear of the past
will only sunlight cast on your face

The world is great
Open up your heart
Don’t let fear discourage you
Always realise your potential

Don’t ever give up on your dreams
They are there for you to live
You can, you will
Dream it – live it

Don’t let small minded people discourage you.
Their fears are not yours
Their choices are not yours
Don’t give up on your dreams.

2. Still I Rise

       by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

3. Falling Dreams

       by Tiffany Rose Moczydlowski

A shattered glass like silence now pervades
The secret space; she keeps her dreams concealed.
Uneasy once, the stars now quell and aid
Her doubt. A gaze upon the sky revealed
A hope. The glinting in the sky composed
Of burning light sometimes becomes less strong.
Deserted stars die hardly now, disposed
Of hope at home, never moving along.
Most jewels of night aflame within their bed
Reside up high almost eternally,
And stay so strong when faced with dark ahead,
Serene and bright for all the world to see.
She can’t let dreams of hers be painful scars;
She won’t let dreams of hers be falling stars.

4. Dreams: Never Give Up

       by Anonymous

We’ve all got dreams
No matter what shape or form
Big or small
Impossible or Possible
There’s one thing
We keep to mind
Never give up

Others may say it can’t be done
Too crazy to accomplish
An impossible task
But when we got our minds set
On the goal in our heads

We can do anything
As long as we keep going
Never giving in
Never giving up
Until we reach the finish line

Even if its out of reach
Constant as a star
So close yet so far
We get ever so closer
To the star up in the sky
As we keep climbing up
The ladder of dreams
To make them come true

We got dreams and goals
A quest that has been set
Set the course
Time to make our dreams a reality

As long as we work hard
Keep reaching for our dreams
Keep beliving we can do it
Not giving up
We can make dreams come true

So whenever you feel
That its impossible
Your back up against the wall
About to wave the white flag
You gotta remember
You gotta look deep down

As Kamina of Gurren Lagann once said
Don’t believe in you
That believes in me
Believe in the you
Who believes in you

As long as you believe in yourself
Keep your dreams in mind
See the light at the end of the tunnel
Not giving into defeat
Never giving up

You can do it
Make your dreams a reality
Spread your wings and fly
Let your star shine bright
As long as you don’t give up

For without dreams
There is no purpose
Without goals
We have nothing to prove

As long as we got dreams
We got a bright future
A wonderful journey ahead of us
No matter where it takes us
It leads to fantastic things

So if you got a dream
Big or small
Impossible or possible
Don’t let others break ya down
Don’t listen to them
If they say it’s impossible
You say it’s possible

Its your dream
Your own goals
As long as you work hard
Putting all your effort to you
You can make you dream come true
Don’t give up you can do it
Never give up on your dreams
Never give up

We’ve all got dreams
No matter what shape or form
Big or small
Impossible or Possible
There’s one thing
We keep to mind
Never give up

5. Nobody but You

       by Charles Bukowski

nobody can save you but
you will be put again and again
into nearly impossible
they will attempt again and again
through subterfuge, guise and
to make you submit, quit and /or die quietly

nobody can save you but
and it will be easy enough to fail
so very easily
but don’t, don’t, don’t.
just watch them.
listen to them.
do you want to be like that?
a faceless, mindless, heartless
do you want to experience
death before death?

nobody can save you but
and you’re worth saving.
it’s a war not easily won
but if anything is worth winning then
this is it.

think about it.
think about saving yourself.
your spiritual self.
your gut self.
your singing magical self and
your beautiful self.
save it.
don’t join the dead-in-spirit.

maintain your self
with humor and grace
and finally
if necessary
wager yourself as you struggle,
damn the odds, damn
the price.

only you can save yourself.

do it! do it!

then you’ll know exactly what
I am talking about.

6. The Wisdom of Your Dreams

       by Glenn Stok

You’ve had dreams of a future when you were young.
You’ve had dreams of desire that were never done.

You started strong with plans achieved day to day.
But as time went on, daily life got in the way.

Time has a way of taking a toll on everyone
As age creeps up before our dreams are done.

Your destiny becomes clear
When all your friends disappear.

We never know when our time will come.
So it’s crucial to put faith in activities begun.

Appreciate every second of life you’ve been blessed.
And make the best use of the time you have left.

Continue the endeavors that lead to your dreams,
And work faithfully toward that goal by any means.

7. Never Give Up and Follow Your Dreams

       by Anonymous

Life is good, life is bad, life is fun, life is sad.
never give up, never stop, never return,
’til you reach the top.
Dreams are important to one and to all,
so you should try to stand tall.
Always pursue the thing you want most,
so quit standing there like you’ve seen a ghost.
Quickly now because time could run out
to see what your dream is all about.
It could be for good or for bad,
to break free or to see what they had.
For it will be the best part, of how you do the art.
You could wish on the stars above,
but they don’t know how to teach you to love.
For your dream is yours,
you can keep it or share it with the world.
I know you think it’s not good enough,
or too far to reach out or too tough.
But every dream is unique in its own little way,
because it’s yours and it’s here to stay.
So don’t stop believing and never give up,
because your dream is precious and full of love.
So go chase it, catch it and when you’re done,
you will be happy that you had fun.
Because you did it and now it’s time,
to come up with a new dream, you’ll feel so divine.
To learn, to laugh, to love, to cry,
to show them all at the scene of the crime.
That you can do it if you set your mind to it.
So never never give up.

8. To Give Up on a Dream

       by Charles E Wellington

To give up on a dream is thought to be cowardly
But is it not courageous to dismiss one’s hopes in order to dream of something new
Is it not bolder to go where no one has been
Is it not more glorious to achieve that which would otherwise remain unaccomplished
Are not dreams nothing more than opportunity
With new decisions facing us every moment
As simple as a choice or as complicated as conviction
Then would it not be remarkable to go against one’s beliefs in order to reach the greatness waiting to be conceived
In a world forever changing, forever adapting
With days eternally numbered and opportunities nearly infinite
it would be easier to stick to the familiar
But life is like a simple child’s game
If you have nothing to challenge you
What you are, what you’re made of, and what you believe
Then it would be lacking of fun with no sense of victory
To choose the difficult path is to choose to live
To live a life of fulfillment, a life of glory
If your dreams ever seem too easy or too simple
Then I implore you, dream again

9. The Dreams We Gave Up on

       by Emily Andersson

Time is something we cannot stop
It sometimes makes us our dreams and hopes drop
The child in us is now no longer a child
No more dreams, hopes, and running wild
Wondering why you winded up where you did
No longer believing in yourself the way you did when you were a kid
An astronaut or princess you wanted to be
Reality is now all you can see
As we grew older life came in the way
Our hopes and dreams we had to keep at bay
Today we do not live to work but work to live
Forgetting the joy our dreams used to give
Too consumed by today’s’ society
Our everyday life has no variety
We wake up, eat, work and sleep
Do it all again the next morning after the alarm’s bleep
The weekend we always look forward to
Maybe because it is the only time we can do what we want to do
But even then we are bound to our responsibilities
We do what we can to our abilities
Maybe the child in us will someday come out to play again
Where we once again can feel the rush of adrenaline
For the kid in me, from now on vouch
That the remainder of my time I shall not waist on a couch
My new hopes and dreams I shall fulfill
There is more to life than working to pay the bill
My happy place I shall once again find
Going out of my comfort zone I do not mind
My hopes and dreams I will not give up on this time
Why is going after your dreams considered a crime?
After fulfilling my dreams I’ll close my eyes, smile, and say
Hey little kid, do you want to come out and play?

10. Never Give Up on Your Dreams

       by Payal

Never give up on your dreams
Just because of the time
It will take to accomplish them.
The time will pass anyway!

Poems about Not Giving Up That Rhyme

These poems are a celebration of hope, perseverance, and the unwavering belief that anything is possible if we’re willing to put in the work. So take a deep breath, let these words wash over you, and feel your heart swell with determination. You’ve got this!

1. Don’t Quit

       by M. Tarun Prasad

When times are hard, you might stop for a bit,
But it’s not over until the moment you quit.
On a river’s bridge, failures are the planks;
Take one step at a time until you reach its banks.

Don’t give up on your dreams; chase them instead;
You will find, one morning, as you wake up from bed,
That you are the person about whom you dreamed,
And you can reach great heights, impossible though it seemed.

When things go wrong and your back is to the wall,
Try to stand up; no more can you fall.
Life is full of ups and downs; take them in your stride.
You will discover your little star hidden inside.

2. Giving Up on Your Favorite Things

       by Anonymous

Giving up on your favorite things
Is like cutting off a bird’s wings
Without which, a bird cannot fly
Quitting will only make you cry
Instead of chopping off your dreams
And tearing your life apart at the seams
Work hard and keep trying
So like a bird, you can continue flying

3. Keep Your Grit

       by Louis E. Thayer

Hang on! Cling on! No matter what they say,
Push on! Sing on! Things will come your way.
Sitting down and whining never help a bit –
Best way to get there is by keeping up your Grit.

Don’t give up hoping when the ship goes down;
Grab a spar or something, just refuse to drown.
Don’t think you’re dying just because you’re hit;
Smile in face of danger and hang on to your Grit.

Folks die too easy, they sort o’ fade away;
Make a little error and give up in dismay;
Kind o’ man that’s needed is the man of ready wit
To laugh at pain and loss and keep fast hold his Grit.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Don’t let Failure Make You Give Up and Cave

       by Anonymous

Don’t let failure make you give up and cave
To fulfill your dreams, you will have to be brave
Never think of quitting as an option
Instead, think of things that give you motivation
Chasing success and failure is a game
In which the outcome can be lame
If you don’t get up and stand tall
Every time you fail and take a fall
You must push on and continue the fight
Keep trying again and again, with all your might
Never give up, never quit
Give life your everything, to the last bit

7. Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night

       by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

8. Stalwart

       by Abimbola T. Alabi

Vagaries of this life can be
Tough and hard to fathom,
And yet have they conquered me?
Look how far I’ve come.

As I climb up its hill,
Slopes and jagged edges and all,
There are times I slip but still
At no time did I fall.

As I tread along its way
Sometimes I run into bends,
Stumbling blocks on some days
But never into dead ends.

As I sprint down its lane,
Hurdles seem to abound,
Yet the tripping now and again
Still can’t bring me down.

Whims of life that lie in wait
Though I may not have a clue,
Firm is my will, strong is my faith.
My God will see me through.

9. What Will Happen in Your Fate

       by Anonymous

Will depend on how you think, mate.
So forget about things like defeat
Let positive thoughts make your day complete
Decide that you won’t give up, once and for all
Even in tough times, you will stand tall
Keep pushing even if you are tired
Don’t stop until you get what you desired
Keep trying even if you are out of breath
Don’t let anything scare you, not even death

10. The Simple Things

       by Edgar A. Guest

I would not be too wise–so very wise
That I must sneer at simple songs and creeds,
And let the glare of wisdom blind my eyes
To humble people and their humble needs.

I would not care to climb so high that I
Could never hear the children at their play,
Could only see the people passing by,
And never hear the cheering words they say.

I would not know too much–too much to smile
At trivial errors of the heart and hand,
Nor be too proud to play the friend the while,
Nor cease to help and know and understand.

I would not care to sit upon a throne,
Or build my house upon a mountain-top,
Where I must dwell in glory all alone
And never friend come in or poor man stop.

God grant that I may live upon this earth
And face the tasks which every morning brings
And never lose the glory and the worth
Of humble service and the simple things

Poems about Not Giving Upon Someone You Love

Are you feeling down and out because it seems like your loved one is slipping through your fingers? We’ve all been there, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up on them. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring poems about never giving up on someone you love. Take a look at these beautiful pieces of art and let them inspire you to keep fighting for the person you love.

1. Sometimes I Feel

       by Keyeria Sowell

Sometimes I feel as if it was bad to fall in love at first sight,
But other moments it feels like it was just so right.
Sometimes I feel as if you don’t care,
But other moments it feels like you’ll always be there.
Sometimes I feel as if we just weren’t meant to be,
But other moments it feels like you’re the only one for me.
Sometimes I feel as if this is all a game,
But other moments it feels like I should share your last name.
Sometimes I feel as if you don’t notice me,
But other moments it feels like it’s only me you see.
Sometimes I feel as if you wish we weren’t together,
But other moments it feels like we will be forever.
Sometimes I feel as if I should just give up,
But other moments it feels like you are my good luck.
Overall, I understand we will have some ups and downs,
But despite the doubts I have and bad times we go through, I appreciate the love we have now.

2. I’m not Giving Up on Us

       by Jennifer Swenson Arrand

I’m not giving up on us
I know deep down you are my meant to be
you completed me in every way
we’ve gone too far to give up now.

I love you more than anyone else including my family and myself
the memories I cherish, they can never be replaced
the love could never be with anyone but you
I’m not giving up on us.

When you said you loved me
when you kissed me
when you touched me
I feel your love, I never wanted it to let me go.

Deep in my heart I know
I could never be as happy
like I was when I was with you
this is why I’m not giving up on us.

3. Never Give Up on You

       by Anonymous

It might look,
Like an impossible thing,
Like we can’t fly,
Without the wings,

Birds have now,
Stopped making noise,
Looks like now,
I only have few choice,

As the days,
And night passes by,
Again those tears,
In my eyes to cry,

While this war,
Is about to end,
With you, I want to,
after-war life to spend,

These evil monsters,
Looking at me,
Trying to make me,
Get on my knee,

But they don’t know,
To what extent,
Once you were my weakness,
Now the ultimate strength,

Beating the head,
With my own hand,
Waking up the beast inside,
and ruin everyone to sand,

It might take long,
To get you in real,
But it will be done,
That’s what I feel,

Heart whispers,
Softly in my ears,
After the war,
There won’t be anything to fear,

So pick up the shield,
Pick up your sword,
Get back up,
Like a beast, you roar,

Protect the one,
You promised to do,
It’s not the end,
Just continue,

So here I come,
The beast in rage,
Breaking the walls,
Shattering the cage,

Nothing matters,
Now more than you,
I will fight till the end,
You know it too,

So be strong my girl,
As I am trying the same,
Ruin them with a smile,
And burn them with your flame,

Now you know,
How much I love you,
Always remember my princess,
Your King never gives up on you.

4. Don’t Give Up

       by Mario Benedetti

Don’t give up, you still have time
to reach up and start anew,
Accept your shadows,
Bury your fears,
Free your burdens,
Fly again.

Don’t give up, that’s what life is
Continue the journey,
Follow your dreams,
Unstuck time,
Move the rubble,
And uncover the sky.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because life is yours and yours is the desire
Because you have loved it and because I love you
Because wine exists and love is true.
Because there are no wounds that time doesn’t cure.

To open the doors,
Take away the locks,
Abandon the walls that have protected you,
To live life and accept the challenge
Get back laughter,
Practice a song,
Lower the guard and extend the hands
Open the wings
And try again,
Celebrate life and take back the skies.

Don’t give up, please don’t give way,
Even if the cold burns,
Even if fear bites,
Even if the sun sets,
And the wind goes silent,
There is still fire in your soul
There is still life in your dreams.

Because every day is a new beginning,
Because this is the hour and the best moment.
Because you are not alone, because I love you.

5. Never Give Up on Love

       by Anonymous

Love is precious, love is pure
It’s one thing we all want for sure
Love is gained and love is lost
Love can come at such a cost
Some just aren’t willing to pay
And when times get tough they run way
I’ve had heartaches and sleepness nights
I’ve been let go and I’ve been held tight
Those I cherished and held close
Are the very ones who hurt me most
Sadly I’ve hurt others too
And for that I have paid my dues
Through it all never giving up on love
The most precious gift from above
For love even Christ suffered pain
Think of all that we have gained

6. Don’t Give Up on Us

       by Kristen Burns-Darling

Before we’ve even begun
Just because you’re afraid
Of things yet to come.
Take hold of my hand
See yourself as I do,
Believe when I say
I’ve enough faith for two.
Don’t trade me for doubt
The doubt is not real,
Besides, it’s no match
For the love that I feel.
There is nothing stronger
Than this bond that we share,
Not those who wish to destroy
Or the crosses we bear.
Can stand up against
The magic of us,
We can slay any dragon
And turn it to dust.
Close your eyes to the darkness,
Close your ears to the lies,
Don’t let go of my heart,
Happiness is the prize.
Don’t give up on us
Because I don’t want to go,
You have my heart,
You’re half of my soul.
If you tried to make me
I wouldn’t be able to leave,
You’re as necessary to me
As the air that I breathe.
So don’t break my heart,
In this you can trust
I love you forever
Please don’t give up on us.

7. When We

       by Dana Schwartz

When all we hear are the empty promises and lies
That leave behind broken hearts and shattered lives,
When trust is gone and hope is lost,
What are we fighting for and who really pays the cost?
When you tell us you’re sorry but you do it again,
Why do we believe you, why do we keep giving in?
When we finally realize we made a mistake,
It’s too late, we’ve sealed our fate.

8. Don’t Give Up on Us

       by Anonymous

Trying to quietly listen to you
as you tell me what you’ve been thinking
while I’m silently going insane
and it feels like the bottom finally fell through
as you say those words I’ve heard before.

Feeling really sick inside,
I refuse to start crying
and I refuse to freak out
because I hear what you’re saying
but there is no way I’m letting it happen.

You tell me that you think it’s whats best for me,
can’t you see that without you
my life would have no meaning,
if you give up on us
then there’s no point to things at all.

“I don’t think you should wait for me”,
those words hurt like crazy
and scared the hell out of me
as I get flashes back to the last time
someone said those words to me.

You think that it would be better
for me to go on without you
but there is no way I’m letting you go,
I will fight everything you say,
anything you could do to keep you.

Can’t you see I’d rather run the risk
of any danger that I could face
then not be with you,
I don’t care about the risk,
you’re worth anything to me.

It’s my choice what kind of life I live
and what I put myself through,
I don’t care what it takes
or what the cost is to me
I’m going to stay with you.

My tears turn cold where they fell
and the pain in my chest keeps building,
I told you that I wouldn’t let you go
but it still feels like my heart is breaking,
it hurt when you said those words.

I know you’re tired baby,
I know you’re tired of the pain
but giving up on us
is not the answer baby at all,
please don’t give up on us.

I love you baby, oh so much,
you’re the only reason I’ve still been trying at all,
and if you give up on us
and you let me go
there won’t be any point in my life at all.

I love baby with all of my heart,
keep holding onto hope
just a little while longer baby
we’ll find some way to make it work
just don’t give up on me or us.

9. I Will Wait for You Forever

       by Diana J. Briones

The days are cold, the nights are long,
but my love for you stays strong.
I hold you in my heart
and have you on my mind.
I’ll wait for you; however long,
my love for you is blind.
You are my lover and my friend,
you are my everything.
I shall remain here waiting,
even if for eternity.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, never give up in life, no matter what hardships come your way.

Every day is a new opportunity to better yourself and make progress towards achieving your dreams.

Even when it seems like everything is crashing down around you, there is something special about being able to find the strength to get back up and keep going.

The words contained in these poems about not giving up may not be read by everyone in the exact same way, but one thing can be agreed upon; they all contain elements of inspiration for those who are struggling with their own personal journey.

Life can be challenging but victory belongs to those who remain strong and push through battles on their own terms.

Take these never give up poems as a source of encouragement when faced with difficult times in your life and remember that great rewards await those who never give up.

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