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Poems have always fascinated me and I was overwhelmed at these small ones when I read a question about the most beautiful small poems on Quora today!

It’s amazing how much can be conveyed in so few words beautifully!!

With due respect to the wonderful people who penned these down, here are some which I really loved and would like to read again and again!


Truth is,

We cry to see who’s going to wipe up our tears.

We falls down to see who’s going to help us to stand up.

We break our heart to see who’s going to heal it.




Like time suspended,

A wound unmended-You and I.

We had no ending,

No said goodbye;

For all my life,

I’ll wonder why.

-Lang Leav


You go your way

I’ll go your way too

by Leonard Cohen (from The Book of Longing)


This was nominated for best poem of 2005 written by an African child.

“When I born, I Black,

When I grow up, I Black,

When I go in Sun, I Black,

When I scared, I Black,

When I sick, I Black,

And when I die, I still black…….

And you White fella,

When you born, you Pink,

When you grow up, you White,

When you go in Sun, you Red,

When you cold, you Blue,

When you scared, you Yellow,

When you sick, you Green,

And when you die, you Gray……………..

And you calling me Colored ???????????”



She had blue skin.

And so did he.

He kept it hid

And so did she.

They searched for blue

Their whole life through,

Then passed right by –

And never knew.

– Shel Silverstein


I walked a mile with Pleasure;

She chatted all the way;

But left me none the wiser

For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;

And ne’er a word said she;

But, oh! The things I learned from her,

When Sorrow walked with me.

–Robert Browning Hamilton


“Go easy today”, time said,

irritably, “I’ve got my hands full.”

Life stretched lazily and shrugged,

“That was the deal. I hurt, you heal.”


Today you are You,

that is truer than true.

There is no one alive,

who is Youer than You.

-Dr. Seuss


“Listen to the mustn’ts, child.

Listen to the don’ts.

Listen to the shouldn’ts,

the impossibles, the won’ts.

Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…

Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

— Shel Silverstein