Our growing collection of inspirational poems here at PoemsBox.com are works of poetry that are intended to move, inspire, motivate, and make you think. As we embark on creating this poetry magazine to be one of the greatest resources for poetry lovers and poets alike, we ask the question: What Makes Poetry Inspirational?
There are many different things that we can use to classify a poem to be inspiring. Below are some of the characteristics we look at in selecting and writing each post that we decide to publish:
Motivational: It can be difficult at times to find the motivation to accomplish great things. So many people have achieved unbelievable and seemingly impossible outcomes when they have had the proper drive and determination to bring their ideas to a reality. For this reason, pieces that make you want to get moving or do something wonderful can be great motivating sources to inspire themselves and others to get started.
Call For Change: We have all at times wondered if there are ways we can improve ourselves, our lives, or the situations and lives for others. Whether a poem speaks against prejudice or calls for action for those to stand up for what they believe in, these types of work are inspiring for us to stop continuing with what has been accepted as normal and work towards change and improvement. It is unbelievable when you think about the power of a few chosen words and how they can change and shape the future and society.
Sharing of Wisdom and Experiences: As humans, we learn from our experiences. The experiences transform into knowledge, and combining our knowledge over time leads to wisdom. When words that we write share an experience and wisdom, we are often inspired to learn more, or share our own related experiences and knowledge. The more we share of these things, the more we benefit.
Creativity: Creativity is a powerful gift that leads us to imagine and explore the world around us in new ways. All of us have some form of creativity, even though many will say they are not the creative type. A poem itself is an expression of creativity, as well as a creation. With the creation of one thing, comes the inspiration to create more.
Divinity: Spirituality plays a large role in the lives of many people, even those who may not feel they are religious. Divinity sees no lines between different religions or beliefs – but simply recognizes that there is a higher power and a deeper part of ourselves that guides us in our thoughts and actions. Often times a poem will help us touch base with our souls and our beliefs, which then inspires us to explore it further.
What do you believe makes something inspirational? Do you find inspirational poems to be helpful in exploring any of the above thoughts? Share your comments below.