Twenty-Five Encouraging Poems About LifeEncouraging poems! Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

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Life can sometimes be tough and overwhelming, but it’s important to remember the little things that bring us joy. That’s why these encouraging poems about life are so special. They remind us to take a step back, enjoy the moment, and find humor in even the most challenging situations.

As you read through these funny poems, you’ll feel your spirits lift and your mood brighten. You may even find yourself chuckling or laughing out loud! And as E.E. Cummings wisely said, “the most wasted day is one without laughter.” So don’t hesitate to share these encouraging poems with those around you – they might just make someone else’s day a little brighter too! And if I had to choose my favorite poem of all time? It would have to be “Make new friends, keep the old, the new are silver and the old are gold.” Such simple words yet such powerful meaning – reminding us of the value of both old and new friendships in our lives. ~ Bill Greguska


Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.






This Is A Very Encouraging Poem That Will Inspire You!


The Peace Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in self-forgetting that we find;
And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life.





Encouraging Poems To Lift You Up!

Funny Poems   

  1. Funny Thoughts
    Poet: Nixon WatermanIt is bad to have an empty purse,
    But an empty head is a whole lot worse.Shut your mouth, and open your eyes,
    And you’re sure to learn something to make you wise.
  2. Life And Laughter
    Poet: Catherine PulsiferLife is so filled with pleasure,
    Let’s find time to laugh together,
    Giggle and guffaw throughout the day,
    Bring forth those happy sounds- hooray!Put on a silly show that’ll last,
    So hilarious it can’t be surpassed,
    Laughter brings us so much joy and ease,
    With laughter, life is easy to please.

    Poems About Laughter

  3. Never Lived
    Poet UnknownThere was a very cautious man
    Who never laughed or played
    He never risked, he never tried,
    He never sang or prayed.
    And when he on day passed away,
    His insurance was denied,
    For since he never really lived,
    They claimed he never really died.
  4. No One Immune To Age
    Poet: Catherine PulsiferLife is a funny thing, no one is immune to age
    Our youthful exuberance slowly turns to sage
    Aches and pains remind us we do not stay young forever
    Youth fades every day, something all can never sever.Things once feasible in our prime are beyond our scope
    No more running or jumping like a kangaroo on a rope
    We grumpily accept this fate with only a weary sigh
    For age catches everyone whether we try to defy.

    Funny Poems About Aging

  5. Full Of Dazzle
    Poet: Catherine PulsiferLife can be strange and full of dazzle
    When it comes to matters of the heart so fragile;
    What starts with a simple flirtatious smile
    Soon leads to sweet stories that could last a while.Love turns us upside down, and stretches us in unusual ways,
    We never anticipated such strong emotion in our days;
    As love fills with delight, each moment is brand new,
    Love takes what we thought was true and reshapes it anew.Tenderness can thrive when two kindred hearts collide,
    And love changes our lives from what once seemed so wide;
    A progression in steps called being happy together –
    Everlasting commitment that lasts through all kinds of weather.

    Funny Love Poems

  6. Have You Ever Seen
    Poet UnknownHave you ever seen a sheet on a river bed?
    Or a single hair from a hammer’s head?
    Has the foot of a mountain any toes?
    And is there a pair of garden hose?Does the needle ever wink its eye?
    Why doesn’t the wing of a building fly?
    Can you tickle the ribs of a parasol?
    Or open the trunk of a tree at all?Are the teeth of a rake ever going to bite?
    Have the hands of a clock any left or right?
    Can the garden plot be deep and dark?
    And what is the sound of the birch’s bark?
  7. Good For The Soul
    Poet: Catherine PulsiferLife can be so bumpy, an emotional up and down
    We need to find the joy, even act like a clown.
    Find the time for a giggle, then life can flow,
    Be merry and frolic, let your smiles show.Laughter is just the best to stay happy and bright,
    It can fix a cloudy day or sharpen a foggy sight!
    Being happy is a state of mind, let that be your goal,
    Being happy is a choice and is good for the soul!

    Poems About Being Happy

  8. Say Something Good
    Poet UnknownPick out the folks you like the least and watch ’em for a while;
    They never waste a kindly word, they never waste a smile;They criticize their fellow men at every chance they get.
    They never found a human just to suit their fancy yet.From them I guess you’d learn some things, if they were pointed out –
    Some things what every one of us should know a lot about.When some one “knocks” a brother, pass around the loving cup –
    Say something good about him even if you have to make it up.
  9. The People Upstairs
    Poet: Ogden NashThe people upstairs all practice ballet
    Their living room is a bowling alley
    Their bedroom is full of conducted tours.
    Their radio is louder than yours,
    They celebrate week-ends all the week.
    When they take a shower, your ceilings leak.
    They try to get their parties to mix
    By supplying their guests with Pogo sticks,
    And when their fun at last abates,
    They go to the bathroom on roller skates.
    I might love the people upstairs more
    If only they lived on another floor.

    Inspirational Poems

  10. Some Men
    Poet: Will CarletonSome men were born for great things,
    Some were born for small.
    Some, it is not recorded
    Why they were born at all.
  11. Peas & Honey
    Poet UnknownI eat my peas with honey.
    I’ve done it all my life.
    It makes the peas taste funny.
    But it keeps them on the knife!
  12. Wild Flowers
    Poet: Peter NewellOf what are you afraid, my child?
    Inquired the kindly teacher.
    “Oh, sir! the flowers, they are wild,”
    Replied the timid creature.

    Garden Poems

  13. Time Keeps Moving
    Poet: Catherine PulsiferLife sees time moving on, with its ceaseless flight,
    But I’m left in this tenuous plight,
    The image reflected isn’t what it once was,
    What used to be young is now just a buzz.Old age ain’t for the meek and mild,
    How fast the years have flown by, it’s wild.
    So as lines show and grey hairs sprout,
    A pint of courage helps me live it out.Though wrinkles are signs of wisdom’s call,
    I know to make the most of life, of  it all!
    So another birthday comes around,
    My age, the number leaves me astound!

    Funny Birthday Poems About Old Age

  14. The Wise Man and The Fool
    Poet: John McLeodSaid the wise man to the fool one day:
    “I’ve got a hundred candles,
    And lots of copper candlesticks with ornamental handles,
    They cost me every cent I had
    But I shall be all right,
    And in the darkness of the eve I’ll have a splendid light.”The fool said: “Yes, you may be wise,
    But then again, p’raps not,
    Only pence had I to buy, one candle’s all I got,
    But then, I bought some matches too
    And you, the silly goose,
    Bought none, and so without a light
    Your candles are no use!”The moral of the story
    Is simplicity’s defense
    For even the buffooning clown
    May have some common sense!
    The wise man and the village fool,
    But tell me which is which?
    The one with only coppers?
    Or the other very rich?

    Wisdom Poems

  15. How And When
    Poet UnknownWe are often greatly bothered
    By two fussy little men,
    Who sometimes block our pathway –
    Their names are How and When.
    If we have a task or duty
    Which we can put off a while,
    And we do not go and do it –
    You should see those two rogues smile!
    But there is a way to beat them,
    And I will tell you how:
    If you have a task or duty,
    Do it well, and do it now.

    Poems About Procrastination

    Hustle is a  great short poem that relates to the saying that we are all familiar with “All things come to him who waits”. But read the entire poem for a thought we can all relate to.

  16. Hustle
    Poet UnknownAll things come to him who waits
    But that is merely stating
    One feature of the case — you’ve got
    To hustle while you’re waiting.Being broke is something at one time or another that we can all relate to.
    Let these amusing words remind you just to do the best you can!
  17. On Being Broke
    Poet: Edgar A. GuestDon’t mind being broke at all,
    When I can say that what I had
    Was spent for toys for kiddies small
    And that the spending made ’em glad.
    I don’t regret the money gone,
    If happiness it left behind.
    An empty purse I’ll look upon
    Contented, if its record’s kind.
    There’s no disgrace in being broke,
    Unless it’s due to flying high;
    Though poverty is not a joke,
    The only thing that counts is “why?”The dollars come to me and go;
    To-day I’ve eight or ten to spend;
    To-morrow I’ll be sailing low,
    And have to lean upon a friend.
    But if that little bunch of mine
    Is richer by some toy or frill,
    I’ll face the world and never whine
    Because I lack a dollar bill.
    I’m satisfied, if I can see
    One smile that hadn’t bloomed before.
    The only thing that counts with me
    Is what I’ve spent my money for.I might regret my sorry plight,
    If selfishness brought it about;
    If for the fun I had last night,
    Some joy they’d have to go without.
    But if I’ve swapped my bit of gold,
    For laughter and a happier pack
    Of youngsters in my little fold
    I’ll never wish those dollars back.
    If I have traded coin for things
    They needed and have left them glad,
    Then being broke no sorrow brings–
    I’ve done my best with what I had.

    Life Is Too Short Poems

  18. Sweets!
    Poet: Julie HebertThere is one thing that makes me happy,
    And this I always indulge.
    A big piece of cake and yummy cookies too,
    Now watch as my stomach will bulge!Then there are pies and pastries to savor,
    Can’t forget the hot cross buns.
    I eat and I eat until they are gone,
    This often ends up in the runs!Now, will this addiction to sweets ever leave?
    I often wonder about this question.
    My health would probably hope for an answer,
    My mouth is ready for the next session!I realize there will come a day,
    When sweets will not be allowed in my diet.
    But until that day presents itself,
    My stomach will not keep quiet!A humorous poem written for the fishermen in your life!
  19. Fishing Nooks
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest“Men will grow weary,” said the Lord,
    “Of working for their bed and board.
    They’ll weary of the money chase
    And want to find a resting place
    Where hum of wheel is never heard
    And no one speaks an angry word,
    And selfishness and greed and pride
    And petty motives don’t abide.
    They’ll need a place where they can go
    To wash their souls as white as snow.
    They will be better men and true
    If they can play a day or two.”The Lord then made the brooks to flow
    And fashioned rivers here below,
    And many lakes; for water seems
    Best suited for a mortal’s dreams.
    He placed about them willow trees
    To catch the murmur of the breeze,
    And sent the birds that sing the best
    Among the foliage to nest.
    He filled each pond and stream and lake
    With fish for man to come and take;
    Then stretched a velvet carpet deep
    On which a weary soul could sleep.It seemed to me the Good Lord knew
    That man would want something to do
    When worn and wearied with the stress
    Of battling hard for world success.
    When sick at heart of all the strife
    And pettiness of daily life,
    He knew he’d need, from time to time,
    To cleanse himself of city grime,
    And he would want some place to be
    Where hate and greed he’d never see.
    And so on lakes and streams and brooks
    The Good Lord fashioned fishing nooks.

    Find more poems about fishing to share with the fishermen in your life and more humorous quotes

  20. Not I
    Poet: Robert Louis StevensonSome like drink
    In a pint pot.
    Some like to think.
    Some not.Strong Dutch cheese.
    Old Kentucky Rye,
    Some like these;
    Not I.Some like Poe,
    And others like Scott;
    Some like Mrs. Stowe,
    Some not.Some like to laugh.
    Some like to cry.
    Some like to chaff;
    Not I.
  21. Live Without
    Poet: Owen MeredithWe may live without poetry, music and art;
    We may live without conscience, and live without heart;
    We may live without friends, we may live without books;
    But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
    He may live without books—what is knowledge but grieving?
    He may live without hope—what is hope but deceiving?
    He may live without love—what is passion but pining?
    But where is the man that can live without dining
  22. Moving
    Poet: UnknownToo many a discontented mourner
    Is spending his days on Grumble Corner –
    Sour and sad – whom I long to entreat
    We should move to Thanksgiving Street.

    Funny Thanksgiving Poems

  23. Why
    Poet: UnknownWhy is it that most people want
    The Front seat in the bus,
    The Back seat in church and
    The Middle of the road?
  24. Little Things
    Poet: UnknownIt’s the Little Things that bother us,
    And keep us on the rack;
    We can sit upon a Mountain,
    But not upon a Tack.
  25. Mr. Tongue
    Poet: UnknownMy friend, Mr. Tongue
    He lives in my mouth,
    He’s red as a rose,
    And warm as the South.
    He has not a foot,
    But how quickly he goes,
    My little friend Tongue,
    As red as a rose.





Twas The Night Before Came

Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the place,
Not a creature was praying, not one on their face.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care,
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed,
Not one ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap,
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray,
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!
The light of His face made me cover my head,
It was Jesus returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand,
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said “It’s not here”
my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love,
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound,
While all the rest were left standing around
I fell to my knees, but it was too late,
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear,
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There’s only one life and when comes the last call,
We’ll find that the Bible was true after all!
Source unknown (Variously attributed to Randy Story, Stormy Gale, Lou Pinter, and Audrey Patricia Woolverton)

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Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

John 3:16 ESV 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV 

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

John 10:10 ESV 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Revelation 21:7 ESV

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

Revelation 13:1 ESV 

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Revelation 12:9 ESV 

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV 

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

2 Peter 2:4 ESV 

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

Ephesians 4:11-12 ESV

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Galatians 5:14 ESV

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 14:31 ESV 

For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged,

1 Corinthians 14:3 ESV 

On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation.

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV 

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Acts 16:31 ESV

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”



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