80 Poems about Strength to Feel Inspired

In the realm of poetry, the enduring theme of strength resonates deeply with the human spirit.

Famous authors, scholars, and poets have explored this subject, lending their words to inspire and empower readers.

Poems for strength, which encompass the resilience of the human soul, and the enduring power of love, have been a source of solace and motivation for generations.

As Helen Keller once said, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Let’s explore these diverse categories of poems about strength that echo the enduring power of the human spirit, paving the way for inner growth, courage, and love.

Best Poems about Strength

Strength, both physical and inner, has been a subject of fascination and inspiration for poets throughout history. Explore the best poems about strength, where words become a source of encouragement and empowerment.

1. Be Strong

       by Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift,
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it. ‘Tis God’s gift.
Be strong!
Say not the days are evil, — Who’s to blame?
And fold not the hands and acquiesce, — O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God’s name.
Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day, how long.
Faint not, fight on! To-morrow comes the song.

2. Endeavor

       by Anonymous

“If at first you don’t succeed,
Try try again,”—
That’s a manly sort of creed
For boys and men.
Trying doesn’t cost a cent,
May win a prize;
Men that mope in discontent
Will never rise.
There is magic in a try,
Vigor and vim;
He that trusts in “by and by,”
Look out for him!
You will never know your strength
Without a test;
Just by Better Street at length
One reaches Best.

3. Three Words of Strength

       by Friedrich Schiller

There are three lessons I would write
Three words as with a burning pen,
In tracings of eternal light
Upon the hearts of men.

Have Hope. Though clouds environ round
And gladness hides her face in scorn,
Put off the shadow from thy brow
No night but hath its morn.

Have Faith. Where’er thy bark is driven
The claims disport, the tempest’s mirth
Know this: God rules the hosts of heaven,
The inhabitants of earth.

Have Love. Not love alone for one;
But man, as man, thy brother call;
And scatter, like the circling sun,
Thy charities on all.

Thus grave these lessons on thy soul
Hope, Faith and Love, and thou shalt find
Strength, when life’s surges rudest roll.
Light, when thou else were blind.

4. My Burden

       by Amos Russel Wells

God laid upon my back a grievous load,
A heavy cross to bear along the road.
I staggered on, and lo! one weary day,
An angry lion sprang across my way.
I prayed to God, and swift at His command
The cross became a weapon in my hand.
It slew my raging enemy, and then
Became a cross upon my back again.
I faltered many a league, until at length,
Groaning, I fell, and had no further strength.
“O God,” I cried, “I am so weak aud lame!”
Then straight my cross a winged staff became.
It swept me on till I regained the loss,
Then leaped upon my back, again a cross.
I reached a desert. O’er the burning track
I persevered, the cross upon my back.
No shade was there, and in the cruel sun
I sank at last, and thought my days were done.
But lo! the Lord works many a blest surprise—
The cross became a tree before my eyes!
I slept; I woke, to feel the strength of ten.
I found the cross upon my back again.
And thus through all my days, from that to this,
The cross, my burden has become my bliss
Nor ever shall I lay the burden down,
For God someday will make the cross a crown!

5. The Swedish Wife

       by Henrietta Gould Rowe

The morning sun shines bright and clear,
Clear and cold, for winter is near,—
Winter, the chill and dread:
And the fire burns bright in the exile’s home,
With fagot of fir from the mountain’s dome,
While the children clamor for bread.
Against the wall stands the idle wheel,
Unfinished the thread upon the spindle and reel,
The empty cards are crost;
But nigh to the hearthstone sits the wife,
With cleaver and mallet,—so brave and so blithe,
She fears not famine or frost.
Fair and soft are her braided locks,
And the light in her blue eye merrily mocks
The shadow of want and fear,
As deftly, with fingers supple and strong,
She draws the glittering shave along,
O’er the slab of cedar near.
Neatly and close are the shingles laid,
Bound in a bunch,—then, undismayed,
The Swedish wife uprose:
“Be patient, my darlings,” she blithely said,
“I go to the town, and you shall have bread,
Ere the day has reached its close.”
Eight miles she trudged—’twas a weary way;
The road was rough, the sky grew gray
With the snow that sifted down;
Bent were her shoulders beneath their load,
But high was her heart, for love was the goad
That urged her on to the town.
Ere the sun went down was her promise kept,
The little ones feasted before they slept;
While the father, sick in bed,
Prayed softly, with tears and murmurs low,
That his household darlings might never know
A lack of their daily bread.

6. Buttercups and Daisies

       by Mary Howitt

Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the spring time,
To tell of sunny hours,
While the trees are leafless,
While the fields are bare,
Buttercups and daisies
Spring up here and there.
Ere the snow-drop peepeth,
Ere the crocus bold,
Ere the early primrose
Opes its paly gold,—
Somewhere on the sunny bank
Buttercups are bright;
Somewhere midst the frozen grass
Peeps the daisy white.
Little hardy flowers,
Like to children poor,
Playing in their sturdy health
By their mother’s door.
Purple with the north-wind,
Yet alert and bold;
Fearing not, and caring not,
Though they be a-cold!
What to them is winter!
What are stormy showers!
Buttercups and daisies
Are these human flowers!
He who gave them hardships
And a life of care,
Gave them likewise hardy strength
And patient hearts to bear.

7. Strength

       by Mrs. M. A. Kidder

Strength for to-day is all that we need,
As there will never be a to-morrow;
For to-morrow will prove but another to-day,
With its measure of joy and sorrow.

Then why forecast the trials of life
With much sad and grave persistence.
And wait and watch for a crowd of ills
That as yet have no existence?

Strength for to- day; what a precious boon
For earnest souls who labor
For the willing hands that minister
To the needy friend and neighbour.

Strength for to-day, that the weary hearts
In the battle for right may quail not,
And the eyes bedimmed by bitter tears
In their search for life may quail not

Strength for to-day, on the down-hill track,
For the travelers near the valley,
That up, far up, the other side
Ere long they may safely rally.

Strength for to-day-that our precious youth
May happily shun temptation,
And build, from the rise to the set of the sun,
On a strong and sure foundation.

Strength for to-day, in house and home
To practise forbearance sweetly;
To scatter kind words and loving deeds,
Still trusting in God completely.

Strength for to-day is all that we need,
As there never will be a to-morrow;
For to-morrow will prove but another to-day.
With its measure of joy and sorrow.

8. Strength Comes from

       by Catherine Pulsifer

Strength comes from loving
not from hatred.

Strength comes from forgiveness
not from revenge.

Strength comes from sharing
not from greed.

Strength comes from thinking of others
not from thinking of self.

Strength comes from patience
not from intolerance.

Strength comes from hope
not from doubt.

Strength comes from taking action
not from giving up.

Strength comes from being optimistic
not from negative thoughts.

Most importantly, strength comes from God
not from culture.

9. It Takes a Storm

       by Sarita Aditya Verma

It takes a storm
To know the strength of the winds
No more gentle as the breeze

It takes a storm
To make the calm and silent waves swell
A lesson it must teach

It takes a storm to know
Past is done, do not dwell
Gentler waves now touch the shore

For the storm too knows
Finite it is, in its entirety
Lose it must, to the tree of will

It takes a storm to know your strength
It takes a will of the tender tendrils
To sway with the winds
And stay still in the storm

Famous Poems about Strength

Discover timeless verses by renowned poets that have moved generations with their profound insight into the strength of the human spirit. These famous poems about strength continue to inspire and resonate with readers.

1. Peace

       by Bliss Carman

The sleeping tarn is dark
Below the wooded hill.
Save for its homing sounds,
The twilit world grows still.
And I am left to muse
In grave-eyed mystery,
And watch the stars come out
As sandalled dusk goes by.
And now the light is gone,
The drowsy murmurs cease,
And through the still unknown
I wonder whence comes peace.
Then softly falls the word
Of one beyond a name,
“Peace only comes to him
Who guards his life from shame, —
“Who gives his heart to love,
And holding truth for guide,
Girds him with fearless strength,
That freedom may abide.”

2. I Pray for Strength

       by William C. Richards

I pray for strength, O God!
To bear all loads that on my shoulders press
Of Thy directing or Thy chastening rod,
Lest from their growing stress
My spirit sinks in utter helplessness.

I pray for strength to run
In duty’s narrowest paths, nor turn aside
In broader ways that glow in Pleasure’s sun,
Lest I grow satisfied,
Where Thou, from me, Thy smiling face must hide.

I pray for strength to wait,
Submissive, when I cannot see my way;
Or, if my feet would haste, some close-barred gate
Bids my hot zeal delay,
Or, to some by-path, turns their steps astray.

I pray for strength to live
To all Life’s noble ends, prompt, just and true,
Myself, my service, unto all to give,
And giving, yet renew
My store for bounty, all life’s journey through.

I pray, O God, for strength,
When, as Life’s love and labors find surcease,
Cares, crosses, burdens, to lay down at length,
And so, with joy’s increase,
To die, if not in triumph, in Thy peace.

3. To a Young Man

       by Edgar A. Guest

The great were once as you.
They whom men magnify to-day
Once groped and blundered on life’s way,
Were fearful of themselves, and thought
By magic was men’s greatness wrought.
They feared to try what they could do;
Yet Fame hath crowned with her success
The selfsame gifts that you possess.
The great were young as you,
Dreaming the very dreams you hold,
Longing yet fearing to be bold,
Doubting that they themselves possessed
The strength and skill for every test,
Uncertain of the truths they knew,
Not sure that they could stand to fate
With all the courage of the great.
Then came a day when they
Their first bold venture made,
Scorning to cry for aid.
They dared to stand to fight alone,
Took up the gauntlet life had thrown,
Charged full-front to the fray,
Mastered their fear of self, and then,
Learned that our great men are but men.

4. No Coward Soul Is Mine

       by Emily Brontë

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 hast 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.

5. Look Forward

       by C. G. Ames

We must “look forward and not backward;”
We must learn the grace of self-forgiveness.

If we sit and brood over our weaknesses,
Over the waywardness and the wanderings of
Heart and life that have made our path so crooked

If we dwell on our mistakes, follies, and sins
All strength will go out of us,

And we shall sink in a
Bottomless abyss of despair.

6. The Right to Joy

       by Edgar A. Guest

I do not ask for roses all the time.
For blue skies bending o’er me every day,
I do not ask for easy hills to climb.
And always for my feet a pleasant way.
In laughter I would not spend all my life,
And miss the joy of sweet and sacred pain;
I want to know life’s burden and its strife,
And feel upon my cheek the splash of rain.

I merely pray for strength enough to bear
My burdens, and to tread the rugged way;
To keep the right, howe’er beset with care,
To stand, unflinching, face front, to the fray.
And I would claim life’s roses for my own.
But I would win my right to know their sweet;
To level paths I’d march my way alone.
For victory I’d venture with defeat.

7. To a Young Artist

       by Robinson Jeffers

It is good for strength not to be merciful
To its own weakness, good for the deep urn to run
over, good to explore
The peaks and the deeps, who can endure it,
Good to be hurt, who can be healed afterward: but
you that have whetted consciousness
Too bitter an edge, too keenly daring,
So that the color of a leaf can make you tremble
and your own thoughts like harriers
Tear the live mind: were your bones mountains,
Your blood rivers to endure it? and all that labor
of discipline labors to death.
Delight is exquisite, pain is more present;
You have sold the armor, you have bought shining
with burning, one should be stronger than
To fight baresark in the stabbing field
In the rage of the stars: I tell you unconsciousness
is the treasure, the tower, the fortress;
Referred to that one may live anything;
The temple and the tower: poor dancer on the flints
and shards in the temple porches, turn home.

8. Inner Strength

       by John P.

The Trials of Life
It’s only through mistakes we make
We learn where we went wrong.
It’s only when we’re far from home
We realize where we belong.

It’s only when we close our eyes
Our dreams seem clear and bright.
It’s only in our darkest hours
We truly see the light.

It’s only when we lose our way
We pray to the stars above.
It’s only through times of grief
We learn the true meaning of love.

It’s only when all hope seems lost
And our weary journey seems so far,
When all the world’s against you,
We learn how strong we really are.

All things are sent to try us.
We must strive and give our best.
I believe God is watching over us,
And he guides us in our que​st.

Short Poems about Strength

In today’s fast-paced world, succinct yet powerful verses can make a lasting impact. Short poems about strength capture the essence of resilience and determination in a few lines, offering a quick dose of inspiration.

1. Power

       by Emily Dickinson

You cannot put a fire out;
A thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a fan
Upon the slowest night.
You cannot fold a flood
And put it in a drawer, —
Because the winds would find it out,
And tell your cedar floor.

2. Strength Is

       by Edward Evertt Hale

Strength is success.
Strength to be,
Strength to do,
Strength to love,
Strength to live.
It is not happiness,
It is not amusement,
It is not content.
These will come
But they are not the object.

3. Give Me Strength

       by Rabindranath Tagore

This is my prayer to thee, my lord—strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.

4. Mighty Things

       by Annette Wynne

Iron, steel, and granite rock are mighty things, I deem,
But the strongest thing in all the world is just a dream;
Dreams built a house, and built a bridge, a ship to go afar,
And God’s dream made the earth and us and every rolling star.

5. Peace and Strength

       by Indira Babbellapati

That which allows one
To stay put amidst chaos
That’s peace

That which makes one stand
And walk straight in pain
That’s strength!

Where there’s peace
There lies strength!

6. Deepen Thy Roots

       by J. Sharp

Force not thy upward growth, but first of all
Deepen thy roots, then may’st thou well sustain
The rays of sunlight that upon thee fall,
And, without withering, all thy strength retain.
Plants that have little else but leaf and flower,
However bright their hue, live but their little hour.

7. Still I Rise

       by Maya Angelou

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.

8. To Sleep

       by John Keats

O SOFT embalmer of the still midnight!
Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,
Our gloom-pleas’d eyes, embower’d from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine;
O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close,
In midst of this thine hymn, my willing eyes.
Or wait the Amen, ere thy poppy throws
Around my bed its lulling charities;
Then save me, or the passed day will shine
Upon my pillow, breeding many woes;
Save me from curious conscience, that still hoards
Its strength for darkness, burrowing like a mole;
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul.

Poems about Strength That Rhyme

Rhyming poems about strength add a musical quality to the message of fortitude. These poems employ rhyme and rhythm to emphasize the enduring power of inner strength, making them both memorable and motivational.

1. Tired Soul

       by German Rodriguez

The weight of burdens, a heavy shroud
Tugging at my spirit, like a tempest loud
Every step forward feels like a fall
As I stumble through life’s endless hall

The road ahead, a winding maze
Where dreams dissolve in a sorrowful haze
Fatigue engulfs my every bone
As I yearn for solace, to be left alone

The stars above, once shining bright
Now flicker weakly in the darkest night
Their distant glow, a mocking tease
Amidst my longing for inner peace

To release this fight
To surrender to the consuming night
To lay down arms and concede defeat
In the embrace of silence, find retreat

But deep within, a whisper remains
A faint flame of hope that still sustains
Though weary, battered, and scarred, I see
A glimmer of strength, still resides in me

For life’s trials, are a test
To push us further, to our very best
Though darkness looms, I’ll rise anew
Embracing battles, both old and new

I’ll cast aside the thoughts of surrender
And find strength within, fierce and tender
For even in moments of doubt and strife
I’ll persevere to embrace this precious life

2. The Morning Sun

       by Christopher Westra

Greet with love the morning sun
It shines for you and everyone
Rise in strength for work and fun
Arise and start to get things done

Get it done
While having fun
With everyone
In the morning sun

Don’t let your daily goals await
While sunshine sees you sleeping late
You’ll not reach prosperity’s gate
But dreams pass by, for lesser fate

Claim your fate
Prosperity’s gate
You’ll not be late
When your dreams await

Imagine energy passing through
Your body now, and strength renew
The morning sun holds power for you
Success in everything you do

You can do
What’s here for you
When you daily renew
As the sun shines through

3. I’m Alive

       by Wise Makafui Afun

I went through hell
But I never fell
So I have a story to tell
That I’m alive

I fell from an expectation
And it ignited wild jubilation
Among a hating nation
But l’m alive

I crashed on a goal
It felt like walking on hot coal
But my Soul has a strong sole
So I’m alive

I was restrained by my fears
Drawning in my tears
But I changed those gears
Hence am alive

I’m alive for me
I’m alive for you
I guess you got the clue…
I’m alive

4. A Cast Iron Will

       by Bill Nellist

Before I could move I laid very still,
Drawing breath seconds settling as snowfall,
Alone except for a cast iron will,
Waiting for the moment that I could crawl,

Somewhere I might drag myself to my feet,
To stand firm sheltered beneath drifted time,
Defying both gravity and defeat,
Just me and this cast iron will of mine,

Before I chose to be still I could move,
I roamed where I wished tasted love sublime,
Gone now is the one who would heal and soothe,
Returned to source like snowflakes, tears of brine,

Before I could move I had to be still,
Remember my strength my cast iron will.

5. The Sound of Torment

       by Anonymous

My demons can’t get out of my head,
They yell so hard I’m nearly dead.
So many voices, which one do I follow?
The loudest one is full of sorrow…
I’m not myself at the moment,
Or is my true self restrained by torment?

6. Hidden Hope

       by Anonymous

There is a hole in the deep
through which darkness does seep
far beyond what used to be sane
it now goes with no name

now hidden, long inside a bunker
behind barricades, alone he now hunker
his shields worn to the touch
laid out for everyone to judge

Worn, battered and bruised
the future’s once again snoozed
yet still there is hope that remain
for this feeling, he mastered to contain

7. Sonnet for the Silently Hurting

       by Alyssa Underwood

Some trudge with thorns that only Jesus knows,
bent arrows only Jesus could remove.
Yet burning darts remain so fire might prove
rich purity of hearts, which suff’ring shows.
Chaperoned by sorrow’s lonely silence,
while moaning winds that ride the morning mists
portend the threat’ning storms of each day’s fists,
weary souls conceal distressing violence.
But Jesus holds their slightest measured pain,
as well as most excruciating arrow,
for He who governs ev’ry falling sparrow
won’t let His children’s trials wound in vain.
And resting in His all-sufficient grace,
they’re strengthened by His love to win their race.

Poems about Strength in Hard Times

When faced with life’s challenges, finding solace in poems that reflect strength in hard times is invaluable. These verses provide comfort, reminding us of the human spirit’s ability to persevere in adversity.

1. I Will Be Worthy of It

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I may not reach the heights I seek,
My untried strength may fail me;
Or, halfway up the mountain peak
Fierce tempests may assail me.
But though that place I never gain,
Herein lies the comfort for my pain
I will be worthy of it.

I may not triumph in success,
Despite my earnest labour;
I may not grasp results that bless
The efforts of my neighbour.
But though my goal I never see,
This thought shall always dwell with me
I will be worthy of it.

The golden glory of Love’s light
May never fall on my way;
My path may always lead through night,
Like some deserted by-way.
But though life’s dearest joy I miss,
There lies a nameless strength in this
I will be worthy of it.

2. Little Things

       by Ellen P. Allerton

We call him strong who stands unmoved –
Calm as some tempest-beaten rock –
When some great trouble hurls its shock;
We say of him, “His strength is proved”:
But when the spent storm folds its wings,
How bears he then life’s little things?

We call him great that does some deed
That echo bears from shore to shore –
Does that, and then does nothing more;
Yet would his work earn richer meed,
When brought before the King of kings,
Were he but great in little things.

We closely guard our castle gates
When great temptations loudly knock;
Draw every bolt, clinch every lock,
And sternly fold our bars and gates;
Yet some small door wide open swings
At the sly touch of little things.

But what is life? Drops make the sea;
And petty cares and small events
Small causes and small consequents,
Make up the sum for you and me;
Then, oh, for strength to meet the stings,
That arm the points of little things!

3. Battle Every Day

       by Anonymous

If a trouble binds you, break it;
Life is often what we make it,
Good or ill – and so we take it;
Let not disappointment fret you,
If a seeming ill beset you,
Cast it off, and hopeful get you
On your way –
As you make it, so you take it,
In the battle every day.

If your genius slumber, wake it;
For our life is what we make it;
As we shape it, so we take it;
If we hunt for care or sorrow,
We shall only always borrow
Trouble from a better morrow
Every day –
As we make it, so we take it –
So the life will run away.

If the heart is thirsty, slake it;
If a blessing offers, take it;
For our life is what we make it;
Joy abounds in happy faces;
Pleasure lives in rosy places;
Let us court the goodly graces
By the way;
And we’ll take it as we make it
In the battle every day.

Dig the garden, smooth it, rake it;
For the math is what you make it;
As you work it. so you take it;
Sit not idly hoping, dreaming –
Wrapt in fancy’s futile teeming;
Victory does not come by scheming –
Strike and stay!
As you make it, so you take it,
If you faint not by the way.

4. Whatever Happens

       by M. Aurelius

Whatever happens,
either you have strength to bear it,
or you have not.

If you have, exert your nature,
And never murmur at the matter.

But if the weight is too heavy for you,
Do not complain; it will crush you,
And then destroy itself.

And here you are to remember
That to think a thing tolerable
And endurable is the way to make it so.

5. What’s Real

       by The Kimbeaux

I’m not going to find my fantasy, because it’s not real.
What’s real is believing that I’m loved by my friends.
What’s real is my determination.
What’s real is my connectivity.
What’s real is my compassion.
What’s real is my love for life.
What’s real is my good heart.
What’s real is my endurance.
What’s real is my creativity.
What’s real is my empathy.
What’s real is my strength.
What’s real is my free will.
What’s real is my courage.
What’s real is my passion.
What’s real is my reason.
What’s real is my beauty.
What’s real is my talent.
What’s real is my effort.
What’s real is my truth.
What’s real is my joy.
What’s real is me.

6. My Dear Child

       by Betty Miller

Your Strength Will Guide You
If I could, I would remove all your fears
If I could, I would remove all your tears
If I could, I would make life painless
If I could, I would give you all your courage

Like a deck of cards; you must learn to deal with life as it is dealt
You must hold your chin up and walk tall
Let no one ever force you to be shorter than you really are
Stand tall, stand strong, and your strength will guide you

If I could, I would remove all your fears
If I could, I would remove all your tears
If I could, I would make life painless
If I could, I would give you all your courage

I will always be by your side even if you can’t see me
I will always be in your heart, even if you can’t feel me     
Listen in the wind and you will hear my whispers and feel my hand
Stand tall, stand strong, and your strength will guide you

If I could, I would remove all your fears
If I could, I would remove all your tears
If I could, I would make life painless
If I could, I would give you all your courage

My child, you are a very big part of me
I feel when you are sad, I hurt when you are hurt, and smile when you smile
As years move on and so will you
Remember my love, stand tall, stand strong, and your strength will guide you

7. Grant Me

       by Edgar A. Guest

Grant me, 0 Lord, the strength today
For every task which comes my way.
Cover my eyes and make me blind
To petty faults I should not find.

Open my eyes and let me see
The friend my neighbor tries to be.
Teach me; when duty seems severe,
To see my purpose shining clear.

Let me at noon time rest content
The half-day bravely lived and spent.
And when the night slips down, let me
Unstained and undishonored be.

Grant me to live this one day through
Up to the best that I can do.

Poems about Strength of a Woman

The strength of women is an enduring theme in poetry. Explore verses that celebrate the resilience, determination, and grace of women who have shaped history and continue to inspire us today.

1. Woman

       by Richard D Seal

The stars bestowed your eyes
The moon, your cherry red lips
The sun, that light in your mind
Heaven, those gold finger tips

The oceans surrendered your hair
Your form, fashioned by tides
Rivers tempered the spirit
Where patience and love resides

Strength, came from the mountains
The wind, sweet lullabies
Volcano’s forged the Passion
That lives in soul filled eyes

But where, oh where is completion
Makes the pulse race and dart
For this, woman must wait
Till a man, gives her his heart.

2. The Applicant

       by Sylvia Plath

Now your head, excuse me, is empty.
I have the ticket for that.
Come here, sweetie, out of the closet.
Well, what do you think of that?
Naked as paper to start.

But in twenty-five years she’ll be silver,
In fifty, gold.
A living doll, everywhere you look.
It can sew, it can cook,
It can talk, talk, talk.

3. Warrior Girl

       by Jodi M. Kucera

Finding Your Strength in The Struggles
A match was struck that ignited the flame.
Now ashes and rubble are all that remain.

Defeated, she’s left standing alone,
As her soul cries out in wordless groans.

Clouds of smoke consume her, and tears cut her dusty face.
Her grief lay heavy like the smoky haze.

Singed and covered in embers and ash,
Evidence of her battles present and past.

Broken and weak she had grown tired,
And all she could see was the fire.

She had dreamed of being a warrior, but she was afraid,
And in this moment, herself she had betrayed.

And then off in the distance, a shadow among the dancing blaze,
Walking toward her, a woman, strong and brave.

A warrior, wielding a sword and her battle cry loud.
She ran into battle and confidently howled.

She would stop at nothing to help those in need,
For her roots of strength ran deep.

She was fearless and disciplined in patient determination,
And the girl was filled with awe and admiration.

She was the woman she prayed she would be.
Then the woman, seeing the girl, held her hand out and said, “Come with me.”

“Let me show you the strength you hope to find.
It’s not something that’s given but learned and refined.”

As she looked the warrior in the eyes, she noticed a familiarity,
And for the first time, the girl saw her battles with clarity.

The warrior woman was her all along.
Each battle she faced was only making her strong.

“These battles are the answer to what you have prayed,
For warriors aren’t born, they’re made.

4. Being Independent

       by Rupi Kaur

I do not want to have you
to fill the empty parts of me.
I want to be full on my own.
I want to be so complete
I could light a whole city
and then
I want to have you
cause the two of us combined
could set it on fire.

5. Women of Courage

       by Kathy L. Goings

Women of courage, women of strength ,
Women of faith and devotion.
Mothers of children with spirits so strong
Who may have unbridled imaginations. Refrain: They are women, women of courage
They are Christians, towers of strength.
They are women who put Jesus first in life
Show’ ring His love on all those they greet. Women with losses, women who love,
Whose strength and whose courage comes from above,
Whether they’re mothers; or loving Aunties,
It’s plain to see Jesus’ love shines through them. Refrain: They are women, women of courage
They are Christians, towers of strength.
They are women who put Jesus first in life
Show’ring His love on all those they greet. Women I work with, women I know,
Whether at church, or other places I go.
Women whose spirits are battered by pain,
But Christ lifts them up, and they go on again. REFRAIN: They are women, women of courage
They are Christians, towers of strength.
They are women who put Jesus first in life
Show’ring His love on all those they greet.

6. Let Me Not Lose My Dream

       by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Let me not lose my dream, e’en though I scan the veil
with eyes unseeing through their glaze of tears,
Let me not falter, though the rungs of fortune perish
as I fare above the tumult, praying purer air,
Let me not lose the vision, gird me, Powers that toss
the worlds, I pray!
Hold me, and guard, lest anguish tear my dreams away!

7. No Fault in Women

       by Robert Herrick

– No fault in women, though they be
But seldom from suspicion free;
– No fault in womankind at all,
If they but slip, and never fall.

8. They Shut Me Up in Prose

       by Emily Dickenson

They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me “still” –

Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –

Himself has but to will
And easy as a Star
Look down opon Captivity –
And laugh – No more have I —

Poems about Strength and Courage

Courage is often the catalyst for strength. Poems about strength and courage reveal the interconnectedness of these qualities, showing how one can fuel the other and lead to transformative moments.

1. It Takes Strength & Courage

       by Anonymous

It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend’s pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.

2. Courage

       by Anonymous

Courage is talking about courage
with tears streaming down your cheeks.

Courage is not knowing
what comes next and
stepping forward, hands unclenched,
right into it.

The bliss of the unknown is not
something you get used to.
Still, wonder opens your eyes
and you see
the first signs of new life
after hope lost
all her petals and leaves —
this is what courage does for you.

There is a boldness to your heart
that matches its softness.
When threads grow apart,
time and again,
you hire love as your seamstress.
Time and again,
you ask love to make you different.
You do not expect to be the same —
nor should you want to.
You did not come into this world
to be untouched by life.
Change is the only way
to learn your eternal name.
This too, you know,
that bliss is the sweet sister
to her beloved:
Nor is fear alien
to a courageous heart —
no more a stranger
than a night sky is
to its star.

3. Courage

       by Edgar A. Guest

Courage isn’t a brilliant dash,
A daring deed in a moment’s flash;
It isn’t an instantaneous thing
Born of despair with a sudden spring
It isn’t a creature of flickered hope
Or the final tug at a slipping rope;
But it’s something deep in the soul of man
That is working always to serve some plan.

Courage isn’t the last resort
In the work of life or the game of sport;
It isn’t a thing that a man can call
At some future time when he’s apt to fall;
If he hasn’t it now, he will have it not
When the strain is great and the pace is hot.
For who would strive for a distant goal
Must always have courage within his soul.

Courage isn’t a dazzling light
That flashes and passes away from sight;
It’s a slow, unwavering, ingrained trait
With the patience to work and the strength to wait.
It’s part of a man when his skies are blue,
It’s part of him when he has work to do.
The brave man never is freed of it.
He has it when there is no need of it.

Courage was never designed for show;
It isn’t a thing that can come and go;
It’s written in victory and defeat
And every trial a man may meet.
It’s part of his hours, his days and his years,
Back of his smiles and behind his tears.
Courage is more than a daring deed:
It’s the breath of life and a strong man’s creed.

4. Strength

       by W. T. Field

Be strong today; the world needs men
Of nerve and muscle, heart and brain,
To war for truth and conquer wrong.
The fight is on; the foes combine;
The order passes down the line,
“Quit you like men; be strong.”

Be strong; the world hath also need
Of feet to ache and hearts to bleed;
Burdens there are to bear along;
But, though the end, we may not see,
‘Tis not the meanest destiny
To bear and to be strong.

Be strong, but not in self. Go whence
The breathings of Omnipotence
Shall sweep the nerve-strings full and long,
And from their impulse shall arise
Those deep, celestial harmonies
That comfort and make strong.

And patience, too, must come to rest
Within the striving, throbbing breast
That thinks tomorrow all too long,
Thus filling out in breadth and length
The perfect character – for strength
Unbridled is not strong.

Yes, right must win, since God is just;
Our hardest lesson is to trust,
But his great plan still moves along
Today is but the chrysalis
That holds tomorrow; feeling this,
Be patient and be strong.

Each hath his mission. If it be
My lot to toil, but not to see
The fruits which to my toil belong,
I know One whose all-seeing eye
My humblest task shall glorify,
And he shall make me strong.

5. As an Unperfect Actor on The Stage

       by William Shakespeare

As an unperfect actor on the stage
Who with his fear is put beside his part,
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,
Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart,
So I, for fear of trust, forget to say
The perfect ceremony of love’s rite,
And in mine own love’s strength seem to decay,
O’ercharged with burden of mine own love’s might.
O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast,
Who plead for love, and look for recompense
More than that tongue that more hath more expressed.
O, learn to read what silent love hath writ,
To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fine wit.

6. Aspiration and Energy

       by J. R. Miller

Each one’s battle must be a personal one.
We may decline the struggle,
But it will be declining also the joy of victory.

No one can reach the summit without climbing
The steep mountain-path.
We cannot be borne up on any strong shoulder.
No one, not even God, can carry us up.

Heaven does not put features of beauty into our lives
As the jeweller sets gems in clusters in a coronet.
The unlovely elements are not removed and replaced
By lovely ones like slides in the stereopticon.

Each must win his way through struggles
And efforts to all noble attainments.
The help of God is given only in co-operation with
Human aspiration and energy.

7. Naming of Parts

       by Henry Reed

Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. and tomorrow morning,
We shall have what to do after firing. But today,
Today we have naming of parts. Japonica
Glistens likecoral in all the neighboring gardens,
And today we have naming of parts.

This is the lower sling swivel. and this
Is the upper sling swivel, whose use you will see,
When you are given your slings. and this is the piling swivel,
Which in your case you have not got. The branches
Hold in the gardens their silent, eloquent gestures,
Which in our case we have not got.

This is the safety-catch, which is always released
With an easy flick of the thumb. and please do not let me
See anyone using his finger. You can do it quite easy
If you have any strength in your thumb. The blossoms
Are fragile and motionless, never letting anyone see
Any of them using their finger.

And this you can see is the bolt. The purpose of this
Is to open the breech, as you see. We can slide it
Rapidly backwards and forwards: we call this
Easing the spring. and rapidly backwards and forwards
The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:
They call it easing the Spring.

They call it easing the Spring: it is perfectly easy
If you have any strength in your thumb: like the bolt,
And the breech, the cocking-piece, and the point of balance,
Which in our case we have not got; and the almond blossom
Silent in all of the gardens and the bees going backwards and forwards,
For today we have the naming of parts.

8. Courage

       by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

There is a courage, a majestic thing
That springs forth from the brow of pain, full-grown,
Minerva-like, and dares all dangers known,
And all the threatening future yet may bring;
Crowned with the helmet of great suffering,
Serene with that grand strength by martyrs shown,
When at the stake they die and make no moan,
And even as the flames leap up are heard to sing.
A courage so sublime and unafraid,
It wears its sorrows like a coat of mail;
And fate, the archer, passes by dismayed,
Knowing his best barbed arrows needs must fail
To pierce a soul so armored and arrayed
That death himself might look on it and quail.

Poems about Strength and Healing

Healing is a crucial part of the strength journey. Poems about strength and healing offer comfort and hope, showcasing the capacity of the human spirit to mend and emerge even stronger.

1. Healing

       by Opal Wood

Healing isn’t a definition
It’s picking yourself up
Defeating the cracks that once were your burden
It’s tearing yourself apart bit by bit
And rebuilding the once before the trauma

Healing isn’t quick
It’s a plague in which your emotions consume you
Every moment is a battle

Healing is a war
A war in which I must win

2. Stay Strong

       by Joshua Phelps

God knows I’ve tried
to give my all.

All I wanted was to
find love, but every
brush with reality

turned into a shattered

I ask myself why
do I even try,

When I end up
searching for love,

I just get myself
hurt every time.

I keep wondering why
I even try at all.

I remember the pain
Of heartbreak under
My sleeve,

a year of turmoil,
that leaves me

If I will find love
at all.

There were lessons
I have learned, and

God knows I’ve tried
to give my all.

All I can say is:

I’m trying my best to
stay strong.

3. Character

       by William Wordsworth

I marvel how Nature could ever find space
For so many strange contrasts in one human face:
There’s thought and no thought, and there’s paleness and bloom
And bustle and sluggishness, pleasure and gloom.

There’s weakness, and strength both redundant and vain;
Such strength as, if ever affliction and pain
Could pierce through a temper that’s soft to disease,
Would be rational peace–a philosopher’s ease.

There’s indifference, alike when he fails or succeeds,
And attention full ten times as much as there needs;
Pride where there’s no envy, there’s so much of joy;
And mildness, and spirit both forward and coy.

There’s freedom, and sometimes a diffident stare
Of shame scarcely seeming to know that she’s there,
There’s virtue, the title it surely may claim,
Yet wants heaven knows what to be worthy the name.

This picture from nature may seem to depart,
Yet the Man would at once run away with your heart;
And I for five centuries right gladly would be
Such an odd such a kind happy creature as he.

4. 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

5. Little

       by Louise

If little me comes to me
running and asking for help,
I know that I will hold her near
carry her, run faster away from hell
and tell her, “for you I would do anything”

6. Healing My Heart

       by Julie Jewels Smoot

Healing my heart starts with talking about what has happened to me
Healing my heart means allowing myself to tell my story and saying
What I need to say.
Healing my heart means to allow myself to feel the feelings
That I need to feel

Healing my heart means that I do self-care,
Healing my heart means that I accept myself,
Healing my heart means that I get enough sleep,
Healing my heart means that I eat healthy,
Healing my heart means that I find my purpose,
Healing my heart means that I advocate for myself and others

Healing my heart means that I take pictures
Healing my heart means that I allow myself the time to heal.
Healing my heart means that I am nice to myself
Healing my heart means that I listen to positive voices
Healing my heart means that I am supportive of myself and
Love myself.
Healing my heart means that I can and am able to ask for support,
I do not have to do this alone.

Healing my heart means that I accept where I am right now in
My healing journey.
I will get to where I want to be.
Healing my heart means that I am patient and tolerate with myself.

7. Cactus Flower

       by Amir Rabiyah

We survive, over again.
Adapt. Even after being
carried in the beaks of birds,
dropped elsewhere,

far from our roots, we grow.
We flourish.
And when least expected, when histories

not told by us, for us, claims we are defeated,

we gather our tears as dew.
We release our anguish,
intoxicated by our own sexed pollen.

We burst,

displaying the luscious folds of our petals.

8. Healing

       by Melissa Ferrer

My Heart beats rapidly
The anger pulses through me
you put your arms around me
and I am healed.

Little can I think
Little can I feel
All I know for sure
Is that I am Healed.

Poems about Strength and Resilience

Resilience is the hallmark of strength. Explore poems that highlight the enduring nature of human resilience and the ability to bounce back from adversity with newfound determination.

1. Good Timber

       by Douglas Malloch

The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man
But lived and died as he began.
Good timber does not grow with ease,
The stronger wind, the stronger trees,
The further sky, the greater length,
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men, good timbers grow.
Where thickest lies the forest growth
We find the patriarchs of both.
And they hold counsel with the stars
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much of strife.
This is the common law of life.

2. Embrace Resilience

       by Catherine Pulsifer

Though life can be hard and seem unfair,
Belief in yourself is always there

Pushing onwards and never giving in,
Rise up against any wave or wind.

Take each challenge that comes your way.
Focus on the future so bright and gay.

Embrace resilience deep inside of you,
It will give you strength to keep going through!

3. Resilience

       by Skylisha Vasquez

Through trials and tribulations I have been,
A strength and resilience I have seen,
And though the journey may have been tough,
I know my future is bright enough.
I have weathered storms and faced my fears,
And persevered through trials and tears,
With unwavering courage and faith,
I have overcome and kept the pace.
Now as I look ahead, I see,
A path unfolding full of possibility,
Great things coming my way,
And nothing left in my past to weigh.
My potential shines like the sun,
My brilliance second to none,
And as I step forward with grace,
I will leave behind any negative space.
My future is filled with promise and hope,
And with each step, I will learn to cope,
So I will hold my head high and take the lead,
For greatness awaits, indeed.
I’m a shining star that will forever glow,
Through every up and down, high and low,
So I will embrace my future with open arms,
And never forget my inner charm.

4. Secret of Happiness

       by Navdeep Babbar

When sadness fills your heart,
When tears make you fall apart,
When it’s gloomy all around,
When you hear a silent killing sound,
When love loses its meaning,
When you always end up screaming,
When hope is lost and faith is shattered,
When you have lost every battle that mattered,
That is gifted time in life
Because God is with you when you struggle and strife.
Don’t let it go, for there’s much you may learn
‘Cause happiness is gained only when you yearn.
This dark night will soon end in day.
We will laugh again and play.
Spring will come very soon.
Our fate will again shine like moon.
Hopes dashed to the ground will again be honored and crowned.
Desire left alone will never be drowned.
The dazzling light from above will fall on us.
It will begin the process of all sorrow minus and all joys plus.
He’ll say life is waiting for you.
Angels and love are in your crew.
Now don’t ever shed a single tear
‘Cause I’ll always be there.

5. The Triumph of Perseverance

       by Amna Younis

In a world where men hold all the power,
A young girl struggles through each passing hour.
She dreams of a life where she can be free,
But the chains of tradition won’t let her be.

She longs for a world where she can be heard,
Where her voice isn’t silenced with a single word.
But in a world where men are the rule,
Her dreams are crushed and she’s left feeling like a fool.

She fights and she struggles, with every ounce of her soul,
But the weight of the world makes her feel so small.
She knows in her heart that she can be great,
But the world won’t let her escape her fate.

Despite the odds, she keeps pushing on,
With a strength and a courage that is rarely shown.
She knows that one day she’ll break free,
And live the life that she was meant to lead.

So let us all learn from her struggles and strife,
And never give up in the fight for a better life.
For in the end, it is our strength and our will,
That will help us rise above, and conquer still.

6. 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:

7. The Beauty of a Tree

       by Gabbymac60

Being Strong in Adversity
Can there be anything more lovely
Than the beauty of a tree?
Her leaves shimmering in the wind,
Dancing so gracefully.

The strength of her mighty roots
That grows deep into the earth.
She’s weathered every stormy gale
For all that she is worth.

Standing tall, resilient
With her branches lifted high,
She refused to bow, to break or bend
But reaches upward to the sky.

The beauty of the strength within
As she held her head up high.
Her strong resilient spirit
Grew wings and learned to fly.

8. Nobody Can Crush Your Dreams

       by Hebert Logerie

Nobody can crush your dreams.
Your blessings will come in reams.
Strivers are winners, not losers.
Things happen for a good reason.
Do not fear a strange season.
Things will be fine; if the trousers
Fit, wear them. Make the best
Of every situation. The rest
Of us loves you and is praying
For you. This is sad and intriguing.
The world is big. Everybody is watching.
This looks like a big sting,
But you have a great future
Ahead of you. Mother Nature
Is patient and watching too.
Everybody loves you.
You are innocent of all charges.
Do not worry about the changes.
This sort of things happens all the time.
Be calm, because you’ve committed no crime.
God is on your side, as you go forward,
As you advance toward the ward.
Your rewards and trophies are forthcoming.
This is a big world. Everybody is watching.
Beloved friends, Ignore the tiny splinters.
Dreamers are not losers; they are winners.
Nobody can crush your dreams.
Nobody can dent your metal rims.
This is simply a minor setback.
Great champions take a huge step back,
Before breaking the long standing world records.
Figuratively, sharpen your swords.
Many decisions are temporary.
There are plenty of flowers on the prairie.
Do not ever fear the unknown,
Open the windows to view the lawn.
In spite of all, you have a great future,
Because you’re young, smart and matured.
This is a delay, you will be fine,
You will be the first to cross the line.
Strivers are winners, not losers,
Not cowards and not freeloaders.
Dreams have no limits, no borders.
Dreamers are winners.

Poems about Strength and Love

Love is a profound source of strength. Poems about strength and love celebrate the power of love to empower and inspire, demonstrating that love can be a driving force in our lives.

1. My Heart Is Meant for You

       by Tim Smith

My Heart Is Meant For You
Lights dimmed in a cool marbled hall
a solitary candle flickers
soft chamber music echoes
and my thoughts turn to You
down on my knees
memories come as love has gone
how many times have I begged
to have a heart to hold
a bond to build
an angel to adore
Again I beg for the courage
the strength to carry on
to lead
to live
to love
A bright ray of sunshine
filters through the stained glass window
illuminating your image
heartaches soothe as I take in your essence
and I know
my heart is meant for You

2. Please Give Me Wings

       by Richard Lamoureux

Wash my heart and make it clean
Remove the grime from where it’s been

Take my idle hands make them yours
Use them to open holy doors

My cracked lips long to sing your praise
Be my Mistro the rest of my days 

Guide my calloused feet along your path
I wish to know Love and not your wrath

Take my arms place them around the poor
Help me realize I need less not more

Plant your precious thoughts in my mind
Change me from selfish, make me kind

let me see your face with my eyes
Remove my ignorance make me wise

Apart from you I cannot be whole
Thank’s for this reconditioned soul

One day my life will end, I know it’s true
Please give me wings, so I can fly to you

3. A Shining Star

       by Lisa Ricci

a shining star you shall always be
a jewel in the cosmos that I see
like the snow that glistens white
like the moon that shines bright
you bring out the best in me

when you stand before the ocean blue
feel a gentle embrace intended just for you
when you see a pearl or shell in the sand
know it is me taking you by the hand
know your heart and soul will renew

a grand piano or a single guitar
a source of strength from afar
with words that I have none to give
with hope and love may light live
a shining star is what you are

4. Born Once Again

       by Michael Wise

The gift of a new day
holds the promise of a new way

A new way of seeing
A renewed way of being

The shedding of old skin
A fresh place to begin

Resurrected once more
for the treasures in store

A farewell to the old
A chance for the gold

The sunshine above
Another day to love

With strength in your flesh
and a mind that is fresh

New ideas to conceive
with more grace to receive

To dance in the dawn
and forget what is gone

To sing like a bird
and speak a new word

To celebrate when
you are born once again

5. The Summer Strength and Beauty

       by Anne-Lise Andresen

The birds in the garden singing their songs
They tell their story with the heart of summer
A place of silence and aromatic flowers
Where hearts dance of happiness, passion and love
This sweet moment, with blue lilies growing in edge of the road
I cannot find reality more beautiful anywhere else
It is a thought of escape from the world of realities
Where my heart is resting and nothing can disturb

6. Excalibur

       by Craig Cornish

The sword locked tight and firm within the stone
awaits a heart with strong undaunted faith,
oft tempered hard by fire the dragon’s blown;
not cowered down before a ghastly wraith.
Too often those without intrepid souls,
though with the strength of lions at their hest,
believe it only takes one mighty pull
to loose the brand now locked within this breast.
But power isn’t born from strength without,
it is the light of truth within the pure
that need not raise a fist nor feign a shout
to earn a faith and love that shall endure.
With gentle silent solemn hand he grasps
and slowly frees Excalibur at last.

7. A Purple Ribbon

       by Daniel Turner

Mementos in a box, from years gone by
Thought to have been disposed of long ago
A glance, when something purple caught my eye
A ribbon from someone I used to know

I gently gave a tug like way back when
It slipped from its confines just like before
Then instantly relived it all again
And just like her, it leaves me wanting more

But even though it was so delicate
This ribbon in its femininity
Tied in her hair it looked so elegant
Yet strong enough to bind her memory

This ribbon with its strength beyond compare
Ties fifty years to my first love affair

8. A Lament for Lost Youth and Love

       by Ngoc Nguyen

I mourn for the death of my erstwhile youth,
a time of innocence and naive bliss
which hid from me life’s dark, unpleasant truth,
but forever holds all the joys I miss;

a time of manly beauty, brawn, and thews,
as of a Greek god in his peerless prime,
like Heracles of fabled strength, sinews,
and might that’s of renown from mythic time.

But, O Desire! how do I most long for
your renewal of my now lovelorn life
for me with the fair virgins of folklore,
whose maidenhead only can soothe my strife!
Now in the fall of my increasing years,
I have lost youth—and love—as old age nears.

9. What is Love

       by Frederic Parker

Love is the bind between the sighs and cries
A choice made to hold onto what matters
The strength to move within the lows and highs
And hold the fragile heart when it shatters
To fit oneself into a world of two
Release the light to splay upon the dark
And show the traveled path when love is new
To fill the colored world with rainbow’s arc
Find a hand of comfort that one can hold
And move from youth to the days of gray
Live a peaceful life as the years turn old
To walk the graveled roads and always stay
If love can be of this, then we will know
The love we shared will leave an afterglow

Final Thoughts

Poetry has the remarkable ability to capture the essence of human strength and fortitude in its purest form.

This poetry about strength offers a wealth of wisdom and motivation.

We invite you to explore these diverse categories of poems about strength, each with its own unique flavor and message.

Feel free to share your thoughts and personal connections in the comments section below.

Remember, as Maya Angelou once said, “We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

In the world of poetry, you’ll find the strength to endure, persevere, and thrive.

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