13 Poems to Soothe Your Soul

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As I sit here writing, I find myself having one of those days where the negative thoughts and feelings creep into my otherwise calm mind. It’s leading me to recognize that easing through daily life is becoming increasingly more difficult in today’s world. Outside influences and pressures lurk behind every corner waiting for their chance to invade your short-lived peace. Despite our best efforts, sometimes the negative thoughts and feelings take up more room in our minds than we’d care to admit. But that’s OK! We all know hurt, fear, sadness, and other seemingly “negative” emotions are all a part of this messy, beautiful human experience. And when these not-so-welcomed emotions have taught you all they can, begin to shift your perspective with poetry. No matter your journey so far in life or what you are searching for, we’ve got poems to soothe your exhausted soul. 

Whether you’re in need of a cheerleader, a hand to hold, or just someone to understand, we have the perfect poetry to fit!

For Encouragement

Myself by Edgar A. Guest

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

If by Rudyard Kipling

Desiderata by Max Erhmann

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For Support

The Journey by Mary Oliver

Hope is a Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow by Edgar A. Guest

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

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For Love

Poem on resilience by Rupi Kaur

Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

The Thing Is by Ellen Bass

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The #lisquad’s top poems to soothe your soul.. no matter your spot in life. Hopefully these poetry readings will fill you with peace.