16 Poems About Strength

As human beings, some of us are born less resilient than others. It can be difficult for some people to overcome terrible trauma or even survive and thrive. The good thing is, if we only take the time to look around, we can find the strength to keep on going during life’s toughest moments. This list of poems about strength is for those who need uplifting when nothing seems to be going right. May these poems give you the strength that you need.

Poems About Strength

1. 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.

 

2. Woman Of Strength – Poem

by: Sharon Simani

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape

but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

 

A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything

but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.

 

A strong woman won’t let anyone get the best of her

but a woman of strength gives the best in what she does.

 

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in future

but a woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings and capitalizes on them.

 

A strong woman walks sure footedly

but a woman of strength also knows God will catch her when she falls.

 

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face

but a woman of strength wears grace.

 

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey

but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

 

3. Love Is Strength

by: Hasmukh Amathalal

 

What is there in kiss really?

Someone uttered sarcastically

I offered no comment

But the sign of reaction was sent

 

We both had long discussion

Why it is talked with confusion?

I asked him to which he replied

All facts are irrelevant and are lied

 

He had point to justify

Kisses and sex are just to satisfy

Human need and hunger

It is nothing less or more

 

I had trouble in convincing

He was more or less forcing

“Kiss is strong bond”

“Everything stands second.”

 

I was firm in my assertion

There is no doubt or question

Hen girl offers it with willingness

It means everything and brings shine on face

 

Other things may follow

She may surrender and allow too

Nut most important part is relation

The permanent bond with self elation

 

I dwelt at length

There was logic behind with strength

No relation can be considered outwardly

It has to be felt inwardly

Poems About Strength

4. Challenge Accepted

by: Benji James 

 

Could it be

I’ve never seen

Beauty in me

Took time to reflect

On all that I am

I haven’t shared everything I can

On this soul-searching road

The winds and turns

Each corner holds secrets

Each road taken holds challenges untold

Which road you choose is how life unfolds

Some are rougher, Sometimes it’s smooth sailing

All the time I’ve invested in this world

I’ve come to realise

Each moment is just a piece strung together

In this story called life

I have no wisdom in my words

All I know is I’ve survived

Yeah, still alive.

 

Some would say I feel too much

Some would say, I’m too myself

Mistakes I owned them

Haters I outgrow them

There’s a whole lot in me

Only a few people see

A light that shines slightly through the cracks

I’m not all bad

And all this strength gathered

Has taken me to heights

Others couldn’t imagine

Like a lighter, a little spark

Can ignite a torch

Revealing truths in dark corners

It’s all these things

That makes me a lyrical philosopher

Through these lines I conquer

 

A man made up of scars

Each marks a tale

Each a reminder of lessons learned

I’ve been through the ringer

Still standing, And I’ll still fight

Until my last breath drains all my might

No matter what the world throws my way

I’ll always say.         

“Challenge accepted.”

Never gave up

I still dream

I still fight my way

Through each day

No matter the odds stacked against me

I’m a raise my head accept the challenges met

 

Some would say I feel too much

Some would say, I’m too myself

Mistakes I owned them

Haters I outgrow them

There’s a whole lot in me

Only a few people see

A light that shines slightly through the cracks

I’m not all bad

And all this strength gathered

Has taken me to heights

Others couldn’t imagine

Like a lighter, a little spark

Can ignite a torch

Revealing truths in dark corners

It’s all these things

That makes me a lyrical philosopher

Through these lines I conquer

 

Nothing is going to hold me down

I’m going to dance like a warrior

All these bad habits couldn’t be sorrier

All these battles I’ve won

Some left me scarred

But through this my skin became hard

Got a thick skin, Never cut through it

Got a good heart, shines through in my art

Belief only takes you so far

Have faith, it’ll take you beyond the stars

They say wisdom can’t be found in bars

In unlikely places, you can find yourself

And accept it is all you are

All that you’ve become

Water washes over me

Setting me free

All this dirt cleansed from me

You haven’t even seen the best from me

 

Some would say I feel too much

Some would say, I’m too myself

Mistakes I owned them

Haters I outgrow them

There’s a whole lot in me

Only a few people see

A light that shines slightly through the cracks

I’m not all bad

And all this strength gathered

Has taken me to heights

Others couldn’t imagine

Like a lighter, a little spark

Can ignite a torch

Revealing truths in dark corners

It’s all these things

That makes me a lyrical philosopher

Through these lines I conquer.

 

Don’t make me a role model

That I can never fulfil

All I wanna be is an Inspiration

Show people if they stick to it

They can make it

They won’t fail if they fight tooth and nail

Revealing truths through poetic paragraphs

Silver linings rising, capture lightning in a bottle

Hard to contain, just striking in ways they don’t expect

In life, you’ll realise your blessed

If you take a deep look around

And all that surrounds us

Just shows that you can achieve

Be anything you want to be

And all I choose is to just be me

Open up your heart to see.

 

Some would say I feel too much

Some would say, I’m too myself

Mistakes I owned them

Haters I outgrow them

There’s a whole lot in me

Only a few people see

A light that shines slightly through the cracks

I’m not all bad

And all this strength gathered

Has taken me to heights

Others couldn’t imagine

Like a lighter, a little spark

Can ignite a torch

Revealing truths in dark corners

It’s all these things

That makes me a lyrical philosopher

Through these lines I conquer

 

5. Strength

by: Jordan Rowan 

 

There’s a chill in the air and wind ‘neath your boots

There’s clouds in the sky and trees with roots

If all were to fall onto your crying head,

Would you carry it home or lie down dead?

The strength you have defines your choice

Will you whimper and cry or show your voice?

Through sorrow and pain and happiness and joy

You either run and hide from all those you employ

Or show them what you’re made of inside

For what you do becomes who you have to hide

Not what you say with fury or a gentle tone

But the actions you take when you’re all alone

When you’re down and out, almost recluse

And you feel as if you have no use

If you still get up and challenge yourself

You will become prisoner to no one else

 

There’s a song in the air and dirt ‘neath your boots

A song that carries on down to your roots

Back from the days of no chores or worry

When nothing was done in any sort of hurry

You can hear these words in the back of your mind

And it takes you back to a simpler time

These little moments, spontaneous and surreal

Show you how you can always feel

Feel good and joyous even through the worst

When tired and hungry, they give you thirst

These little moments are found throughout life

They can break you free from worldly strife

And these things define who you were before

And change who you are to forever something more

Harkening back to when you were innocent and clean

Can make you try your best to better your scene

 

Your moments in life are yours to keep

When daydreaming or your lost in sleep

The worst will come and so will the best

The dark before the dawn always sets to the west

You can succumb to the pain that comes with years

Or you can fight back the stress and fight back the tears

Through everything that comes your way

Only you can change how you live out your stay

Others will come and others will leave

But what holds together is what you believe

Strength is within and without you

Within is taken while without is beside you

Hold onto a grain of meaningless sand

And notice how it’s light in your hand

Just for that moment it’s harmless and vain

But if you hold on forever it builds into pain

Poems About Strength

6. Filtered Pain

by: Carson Alexander Defelice 

 

With bamboo husks scattered,

My last bones shattered.

We mourn a loss of bliss,

Draped in fear learnt to dismiss,

I call for all to gather.

 

The stalks once in my heart,

Intertwined, and broke apart.

I never knew how weak I’d gotten,

As my glacial mind defrosted,

And from within, resilience departed.

 

My thoughts cannot grow,

Pierced by what I do not know.

I’m getting colder,

I am not a soldier,

I’m a victim to the blow.

 

As the last bit of me was hollowed out,

I spoke the words of hope through my mouth:

“I will learn to accept the pain,

Rather than soaking it in my veins,

I’ll filter it to the ground.”

 

7. Because I Never Gave Up on Me

By: Christine Mulvihill 

 

Walking down the hall without that horrid IV

No words can do justice to how I feel so free

I one so small have conquered that roaring “C”

And showed you all I can, because I never gave up on me.

 

Not many believed, they lose faith fast

Not even I dreamt how long I’d last

They said it had ended when the stone was cast

But I showed you all I could, because I never gave up on me.

 

Oh how the pain burned

Slow like seasons turned

And to give up I yearned

But I showed you strength, because I never gave up on me.

 

With silent tears I struggled on

My only hope she now was gone

From above her light shone

I showed her I was grateful, because I never gave up on me.

 

Lying in bed

Listening to sounds I dread

Screams of a child and loved ones who cry

There are too many miles to go why can’t I just die.

My skin is sore

From the needles I bore

The drugs I take

They make me ache

I’m tired of fighting let’s end this bid,

oh why can’t I just be a normal kid?

I’d show myself and I’d show you all

That I made it through with my back against the wall

Because I never gave up on me.

 

In size and in strength may you never judge me

I won that battle because I had faith in me

There is so much more that you can’t see

And I showed you all, because I never gave up on me.

 

Walking down the hall without that horrid IV

No words can do justice to how I feel so free,

I one so small have conquered that roaring “C”

And showed you all I can, because I never gave up on me.

 

8. A Bigger Life

by: Line Gauthier 

 

Some days you may

be low on strength

I’ll give you mine

life is bigger than cancer

 

We feed off each other

the closeness of our bond

finishing each other’s

sentences and thoughts

 

Your touch your smile

There’s magic in the details

In the togetherness of you and I

In life being bigger than cancer

 

9. Passionate Strength of a Woman

by: Leisa Ridge

 

She will love him as he is leaving

without pain and tearful goodbyes

She knows he will be coming back to her

She can see it in his eyes

 

As he turns a smile is given to her

a beautiful vision close she will keep

“It’s only for a little while”

whispers her to sleep

 

She tries to be strong

as she longs for his sweet gentle touch

This passionate strength of a woman

has lived through so much

 

She feels she can touch him everywhere he goes

She hears his thoughts to her he calls

within her Soul the love she knows…

so she waits.

 

  1. Love is Actually the Sweet Foundation

by: Mike Gentile

 

For anything that is built in life’s domain

Love is actually the sweet foundation

Though finding it, often a tricky campaign

It’s the basic blueprint for our salvation

 

While not brick and mortar or earthly terrain

Such strength it provides without hesitation

It’s all that I am and forever will be

Love is actually everything to me

Poems About Strength

10. Where There Is Love

by: Vijay Pandit 

 

Far away from her, far from comfort zone

He goes there, where life beckons him

Remaining true to purpose and meaning

Atop the mountains or deep in the valleys

Revering her love, as he journeys alone.

 

Maneuvering around life’s dead-ends

In wayward motion of destiny’s u-turns,

Avenues she illuminates besting darkness–

Being his street-lamp, patently she burns.

 

When forces somber aim to deter him

Bravely she appears readying her valor

Standing by him, in step with his shadow.

 

He sees her all-over, where there is love.

 

11. A Prayer For Strength To Be Yourself

by: Kevin Martin

 

It’s hard doing something different.

It’s difficult staying yourself.

In a world so accustomed to conformity,

It feels nearly impossible to be unique

As the one He created you to be.

How do we find the strength?

How do we find the courage?

How do we find the bravery?

Where do we defeat fear?

Well, He’s hanging on The Cross

Giving life to you and me.

Thank You Jesus.

Let us not forget

With Christ,

Nothing is impossible,

For with God,

All things are possible.

Thank You Father.

Thank You!

We give our lives to You.

We are Yours.

Praise You forever

And forevermore.

In Jesus’ Name,

We pray,

Amen.

 

12. Broken People

by: Richard Lamoureux

 

I wish to be with the broken people

the get in your face challenge me people

The sometimes hidden

sitting in a dark corner kinda people

The don’t you love me

I wish you seen me sorta people

People just being real people

not having to have it all together people

Them doing their best to figure it out people

dancing and singing without the smooth moves people

 

I don’t care about the color of their skin

or what others think of as their sin

They don’t need to be perfect to win

seeing and listening is where I’ll begin

Beyond appearance of fat or thin

I only know what I know

I’ve never been where they’ve been.

 

We’ll start 

with our broken smiles

It’s the best we’ve got

It might seem like so little 

still I think it’s a lot

Through life’s struggles we’ve all fought

lessons needed learning

experienced not taught

real is real it couldn’t be bought

 

So forget the fake people

the all about perfect hair and clothes people

I live in the right neighborhood and drive the right car people

It’s all about me, top of the hill people

They only hang out with the supremely cool people

those too important to talk to me people

thinking they’re the best of the best kinda people

when all along they are merely Sheeple 

ba ba baaing, thinking they are strong instead of feeble

 

I love characters 

people who are unique

I look under exteriors to gain a peek

strength of lions disguised in meek

unconcerned with fab or being chic

Worth listening to if allowed to speak

the stories they tell will make your eyes leak

 

For in the end

we are all broken

stumbling and choking

Disguising hurt with our joking

victims of others and their poking

So look close maybe you’ll see

eyes that aren’t blank 

hearts that aren’t empty

Who we think of as complicated

in the end might not be

They might push when others come close

yet they are affectionate times three

Each just a bit afraid and broken 

all the while wishing  

and wanting to be

A part of something

If only we choose to see

those on the fringes

are a part of the we

All we have to do 

is let them be!

 

13. A Cathartic Weave Of Three Premiere Contest Winner

by: Maurice Yvonne

 

listen,

the whispers

of leaves

turn colour

autumn is here.

 

now that you are gone

who will wake every morn

to lift the sun

unveil the sky

etch in the clouds

who will paint the rainbow?

 

I had a dream and in the dream I wove you a poem

I used the fiber of my character to create spools of silken thread

dipped in the juices of my passion I dyed them in the colors of my imagination

reinforced each and every single strand with the strength of my love

 

touch,

the echoes

of the rain

waters

blossoms spring.

 

now that ‘us’ is just a word

no longer with you as one

I alone wind up metal toys

cut out paper dolls

the beach swept from under my feet

the child in me flees.

 

spun spools from the intricacy of my spirit

designed a pattern 

to the rhythm 

of the music 

of my inner thoughts

 

enamoured in your vision

crystal beads gather on my brow

as i toil your finely bred gift

as i braid every part of me

with every memory

into every sliver of fabric 

 

taste,

uncut

snow shapes

crisp cold

ices the wintertide.

 

instead now rusted

a fools gold chain of loneliness

hangs around my neck like a noose

mourns a union that once had breath

a twosome that now is dead.

 

see,

the sand sculptures

paint

rekindle

a childhood summer 

past.

 

sew in the loving glow emits my flawless dreams

with my boiling blood initial my woven piece

 

my work at an end I awake

you lay there a wingless angel asleep 

smiling as if you heard a bell ring

your boundless warmth embraces me

 

the moon no longer smiles

the stars no longer wink

 

smell,

seasonal airs

stimulates senses

memories they deliver.

 

without a touch 

barely I kiss you.

 

in this 

my decade of one

hope is a wickless candle

the night just day without light

 

in the glee,

hopes and dreams,

in the human spirit,

lives the miracle of life.

magnificent

voices in every pitch

deep and resounding,

the melody of echoes and whispers – uncut.

 

14. The Rose

by: Poet Destroyer

 

This is not a poem about a rose

Nor a poem, about diligence and beauty

Today, I sit and stare at the walls

Walls, that bare the complexity of life

Every breath, every tear I shed in my room

Set out to pollinate every seed, every bud-

Life     once – was the perfection of everything

Now, water drops as I drown in my sentiments

Sentiments that no longer hold meaning

I feel so empty now that you are gone.

 

This is not a poem about a rose,

Rather, it may be, I write about death

Death is a man with no face

A man who sits every night

Patiently, he sits on the edge of everything

Waiting and waiting,

For the thorn to prick the stem of who I am,

Who I used to be, in hopes I end the suffering

 

Every night he sits on the bedside  

Watching and waiting 

As I gaze deep into the dark watery walls

I lose the strength and resilience in my eyes.

Creating a dormancy, that shuts out the light

In a place where darkness prunes itself another day

There and only there,

I draw the silhouettes where life once bloomed

The echoes of my heart still call out your name

A name that no longer exists by my side

Slowly, the musk withers into the air 

In remembrance, you were once here

Perfection gone. And a rose is just a rose.

Poems About Strength

15. Tranquility

by: Connie Marcum Wong

 

Oh little one, how soon you’ll be

In turbulence of puberty.

 

I will hold tight your days of youth 

And share with you my honest truth 

 

That innocence ingrained at birth,

Precious childhood days filled with mirth,

 

Will be so fleeting you will see

The need for God’s tranquility.

 

How grandma’s age is redefined

When your teen years become aligned

 

With thoughts of struggles, I go through,

The many shades in every hue,

 

That colors life for me today.

In these sweet days, I watch you play

 

As I instill the grains of hope,

An inner strength to help you cope

 

With all the changes life will bring.

The ups and downs from early spring

 

Throughout your life in winter years

When you, like me, through joys and tears

 

Have lived a life you feel has worth.

Have given back to better earth.

 

When you have children of your own

And you too, see how they have grown,

 

My hope is that you let them know

That through their life where e’er they go

 

They carry with them bits of me,

Please share with them, tranquility.

Poems About Strength

16. Adversity Then Strength

by: Angelo Velasquez

 

I did not understand at first touch,

But it’s the conflict in life.

That has shaped me to who I am today. 

These strengths were once weaknesses.

And this love was once hate.

Being a caged bird has revealed to me,

The beauty of freedom.

So if you wish to be successful,

Let yourself fail.

If you wish to be loved.

Let yourself hurt.

 

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