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8 Inspirational Poems and Verses for Healing and Inner Strength

Healing and Inner Strength

It’s no secret that I love poetry. Poetry has gotten me through the toughest times in my life and it’s the one thing I always turn to when I need to purge my soul and acknowledge my emotions. I write my heart through the verses I scribe- it is how I inspire healing from my hurt and focus on my inner strength. It’s not something I force, when it flows, it flows, and I embrace it.

Sometimes, just reading a short verse from another perspective on love, pain, or the inner mechanics of that person’s heart can inspire something within you. This recognition, a connection, is like a knowing that you are not the only one that feels what you feel.

I’ve selected 8 poems and verses in their entirety from my poetry books that will resonate for sensitive souls, the hearts that have been broken, and the minds that have been caught in the shadows and the sadness. More info on these books of poetry can be found on my author page.

Butterfly” from The Touch of 10,000 Words

Sometimes we bend ourselves so out of shape

That we look in the mirror and we aren’t clear on who we see before us

We place ourselves in a cocoon

And close ourselves off from our authenticity

Because there is a shallow comfort in safety

But it all starts to feel too tight and restricting

Your soul awakens, and all you want to do is fly

Then something just clicks

We spend so much time dressing ourselves in other people and their preferences

That we forget that we have our own unique taste of clothing

Our own sense of self

A fearless and undeniable sense of self that embodies every amazing thing

The yin/yang and our whole being in its entirety

Why have we hidden all our innate beauty?

To feel safe, loved, accepted

Or to stay under the radar

Afraid and anxious of what people may see when the mask falls off

But you only need to accept and love yourself

There is beauty both inside and outside of the cocoon that pushed you to grow

Through darkness and dysfunction, depth and despair

A vivid light splits through and steals you away

When you get comfortable with your own messy and beautiful self

Nothing and no-one can block you

You finally see your truth

You fall in line with the beat of your own vibration

You come out of your cocoon

A gorgeous butterfly

I Carry It with Me” from The Touch of 10,000 Words

Somewhere there is a place where I belong

Where an orchestra plays my favourite song

Butterflies gather and birds fly high

A beautiful place in a sun-lit sky

I wake and I wonder the land of the free

Where souls dance happy and the shore meets the sea

Mermaids chat and whisper the day

And Gods of hope are not far away

The place where I belong sits right in my hand

It lies in oceans blue and drifts of hot sand

I carry it with me, for my eyes to see

That the place I belong, sits within me

Porcelain Heart” from Exit Point: Arrows from a Rebel Heart

I have grown into me

From the vultures that feasted on the love in my heart

To the predators that preyed upon my kindness

And the sorrowed hearts that held my porcelain heart

At first so gently

Then dropped it without a thought

As it cried for its pieces on a cold, barren floor.

I have grown into me

I have become

And I have swapped my pain for compassion

My hurt for healing

And my wounds for wisdom

So I thank you

To all those that demolished who I was

So I could finally become

And find the strongest parts of me

Breaking the shell

From the weaknesses of all those so cocooned in their unease

Staircase of Faith” from Exit Point: Arrows from a Rebel Heart

We get lost on the lower steps of the staircase

With heavy hearts and tired minds

Jaded souls and eyes that blind

But there is a profusion of potential on that climb

The picture doesn’t unfold all at once

Each step up inspires something newly visible to you

Trust in what is hidden

In the verses of sublime scriptures and skies

And the translucent ties that gently bind

Have faith in what is clouded and unseen

And know that where you are now is where you are meant to be

Her Fury” from Diamonds Through The Dark

I am fury and anger

A burning rain that pours

I feel it like a wave

And it hits me full force

It strikes unexpectedly

Like a fire through my back

Makes me feel alone

Living in a space of lack

Why does anger speak to me this way?

Shutting down my senses

With such destructive sway…

But I know this anger well

How she hides behind my tears

That glisten with love through all my fears

And how she creeps into the corners

Where I feel I’m not enough

Somewhere there is truth

Like shiny diamonds through the rough

Yes, I know her well

So let me guide her might

Transcend her flames

To a pure white light

For anger is just a feeling

Another way to cope

Through all of life’s curveballs

That diminish sweet hope

So when I hear her thunder

Let me breathe and cast asunder

The burn that aches and swells my mind

To one that calms through an inner sanctuary I find

Titan Frame” from Diamonds Through The Dark

True strength is yielded by embracing hurt

Like a hidden oasis

That brings wisdom through the dirt

Feeling each wound like trickles of rain

Pouring through the sunshine of your Titan frame

And rising from failure like a warrior of war

Tenaciously healing to fight once more

And through it all

Through this seeming mess

Of purging, burning, and love soaked duress

Still finding the courage

And the steel-stubbornness of heart to try again

Like you were never torn apart

One Day” from Beating Hearts and Butterflies

One day, you will heal

One day, you will be grateful for the deepest cuts of pain

One day, you will glance at yourself

And see a stronger person through your reflection

One day, you will kiss away your hurt… gently, and with grace

Until then, use it all to propel you forward

Like a white-hot pyre through your star-spangled eyes

A fire to regenerate every shadowy cell

And open your heart to every experience

Knowing that one day

You will search your heart

And understand that love is the only thing to ever hold onto

Darkness” from Beating Hearts and Butterflies

Darkness is inevitable

Just as light is divine

And one without the other

Simply does not work,

It does not exist… 

For you need the deepest tints of what darkness beholds

To truly show grace to the whispers of light

And the mellow gold that hides inside your soul

I searched and swam the waves of my emotional sea

Dived deeply into territory that yelled to be known to me

And I found a beauty in the black

An honesty to own

That is, the darkest parts of me

Are the most beautiful I know

Poetry and verse, like music, is a great healer for the soul. Take some time for you, self-care that is invested on nourishing your spirit is always time well spent.

I hope you can find some comfort and relatability in these words, for healing and inner strength. Please share to someone you care for that would appreciate them too! Thanks, Chrissy 🙂

Check out this short poetry slideshow set to some chilled music for more healing and inner strength poems/quotes and verses


Categorised as: Poetry, Well Being and Mindfulness