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Poems About Strength - Poems About Courage

Some days are a true test of our will and endurance.

Poems about strength and courage show us we have
the fortitude to survive and rise above the challenges we


Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

- Thomas Merton
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Popular Poems Below:

It Takes Strength

Courage - Poem by Edgar Guest

Poems About Strength - links to more poetry pages.


We Never Know - Emily Dickinson - Poems About Strength

Sometimes we are not aware of the great well of strength and courage inside us, until we are called upon to use it.

We never know how high we are
Till we are asked to rise
And then if we are true to plan
Our statures touch the skies—

The Heroism we recite
Would be a normal thing
Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
For fear to be a King—


Once Again - Native American

You are a new spring
upon a mountain;
soon then, a cascade
a waterfall.

You bring refreshment
to worldly wanderers;
in Nature’s quietness
they hear you call.

An inspiration,
to those who seek you,
and find you just
when they're about to fall.

The perfect moment
within that meeting,
where lies the Hope
to once again stand tall.


It Takes Strength - Poems About Strength and Courage

We endure. We survive. We find the courage to be alive.

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- By Helen Keller

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still
I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse
To do something that I can do.


How Did You Die - Edmund Vance Cooke - Poems For Strength

A great poem that reads quickly and has a strong message.

Did you tackle that trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful?

Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it,
And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,
But only how did you take it?

You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It's nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there -- that's disgrace.

The harder you're thrown, why the higher you bounce;
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts,
It's how did you fight -- and why?

And though you be done to the death, what then?
If you battled the best you could,
If you played your part in the world of men,
Why, the Critic will call it good.

Death comes with a crawl, or comes with a pounce,
And whether he's slow or spry,
It isn't the fact that you're dead that counts,
But only how did you die?


- By Eileen Caddy

All you need is deep within you
Waiting to unfold and reveal itself,
All you have to do is be still
And take time to seek what is within,
And you will surely find it.


Poems About Strength - Poems About Courage

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Learn To Fly - By Rumi

You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.


     Courage - A Poem by Edgar Guest

In this poem about courage it's how we handle life's long road that proves our mettle.

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

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.

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.


Be Bold - Anonymous

Be bold enough
To use your voice,
Brave enough
To listen to your heart,
And strong enough
To live the life you have
Always imagined.


- By Neale Donald Walsch

There is a light which
cannot ever be extinguished.
It is inside of you.
It is you.
Let your light so shine
upon the world.







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"Don't Quit" is a wonderful poem about strength and courage. This link goes to a popular video of the poem on YouTube.


For a good article on having courage in life see this website.


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