Inspirational Poems

Book of Inspirational Poems

The poems below are part of the collected work by Dr Wayne Visser: Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems.

Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

Poems

Change the World – Let’s change the world, let’s shift it …

Seize the Day – Sages through the ages wisely say: Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day! …

Mind-Seeds – I write my dreams in wisps of smoke, that swirl before the dawn …

A Splash of Colour – … in a sky, which otherwise was grey, I met, above clouds on high, an artist …

Step Out – Step out into the breaking day: step lightly and step brightly …

Sweet Seduction – Ah, the lure of books, such sweet seduction! …

The Abyss – When you feel like you are falling into a gaping abyss …

Horrendus Camena – Now listen to my rhyme – a literary crime …

Peek-A-Boo – Blind looking without seeing – then a glimpse …

Rainbow Beads – Your life is strung with sacred strings of shining, rainbow beads …

Catch Me If You Can – I’ve been released into the wild …

Look Up! – When you’re feeling brown, look up, not down …

The Artist’s Gift – It was the faces that first made me stop and look and linger …

Fragments – You make impressions with canvass and paint …

Born to Fly – Threads of words across the miles, dyed with tears and strung with smiles …

Book Lovers – So what if it’s true, I sleep with my books …

The Tunnel – Every tunnel has its ending, every aperture its light …

Pictures and Words – A picture paints a thousand words and sometimes words are not enough …

Sky Dream – A moon beam to brush your cheek, a star burst to lift your eyes …

Be My Kite – Rise up from the earth on a breath and a whisper …

A Good Book – Nothing looks so innocent and yet is so complicit …

Animated Life –  Sometimes it seems that you’re not listening …

Kingdom of Magic – Sacred world of fairies and elves, angels of light, and weavers of spells …

Rivers Run Deep – No rhymes to part my waiting lips, no words to tease my fingertips …

Happy Days – These are happy day, blissful days …

The Writer –  I write my waking incoherence and when I sleep, I dream in words …

Never – Though pressure builds and workload piles, never forfeit joys nor smiles …

Poets Must Be – If it is poets you seek, tarry not beside the well-kept literary graves …

Treasure Hunt – Each day I set out, like a curious scout, in search of a land of surprises …

Stripped – Stripped of all the trappings, the clatter …

Wings – I leap from the land to shin the skies …

Vukani! Wake Up! – There was a time when I was passionate – seizing the day …

That Big Thing – I’ve given up waiting for that big thing that will change everything …

Walking in the Air – Oh, the places I’ve been, the things I’ve seen …

Walk On – When the life you know is shattered and you’re left wounded by the blast …

Bee-Lieve –  As you nurture new buds and fresh shoots …

CRD (Chronic Rhyme Disease) – I swear I will not bow to rhyme (this time) …

Dreaming of My Muse – We met beneath the veil of night, ‘cross time and space …

Linger Longer – Hearken back to days of yore before the rule of less-is-more …

New Boots – I bought new boots today, where they will take me no one can say …

No-Doo-Bee Days – Doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-ways …

I Want To Be A Writer –  ‘I want to be a writer, Mom, is there a secret trick?’ …

Chasing the Blue – We’re chasing after blue in skies of white and grey …

This is Your Time – … your time to rise, to blaze and shine …

Box Life – We live our life in boxes, proclaiming: ‘I’m not free!’ …

Escape – When the clocks have all stopped, when you’re stuck, out of luck …

Setting Oil, Rising Sol – The tide is rising, Carbonosaurs roar, defiant …

The Urgency of Now – This day, this year, this life, let me live, in the exquisite urgency of Now …

Wordspell – Turning over the leaf, you peer underneath …

Success – It’s not about where you were born, or the colour of your face …

Revolution – There’s talk of revolution in the markets and the streets …

One of a Kind – On this day, stop a while … and think, years lie ahead …

A New Light is Born – Looking around, it sometimes seems so hopeless …

The Candle That Burns – As we walk the path of life, at times it is hard …

Threads of Culture – Across space and time, like a delicate web …

Seed of Thought – When you discover a seed of thought, take care to gently sow it …

Promise Me – … you’ll not forget anything we’ve shared …

Sanctuary – I came to this place, alone and confused, my true love shattered …

Feather Signs – The sign of a feather reveals when, not whether …

Golden Thread – Hanging by a golden thread between the living and the dead …

Darkness and Light – When the sun set on my blazing love …

Far Away – While we’re apart – each night and day – just close your eyes …

I Still Believe in Us – … not in what we were, but what we are …

The Bookshop – I waited, I was there, searching the faces, there in the bookshop …

Who Lives There? – I wonder who lives there in the flat over the common …

Brush Strokes – Fragrant flower blooms in the cracks of grey pavement crowds …

Book of Lovers – Upon these pages, dreams take flight, the words of sages …

What If – … the home that you’ve been making and the smile that you’ve been faking …

One Mad Moment – One stray spark of wild imagining, of “alive with possibility” …

Feeling Small – When I’m feeling sad and small, I curl up in a little ball …

Let Them – … rip and tear our pages, they cannot mute our story …

Life in Pieces – My life was full, crammed and spammed and jammed …

Twinkering (Vb, Pr P) – Making changes, swift and small, that seem to matter not at all …

Free Falling – Over the edge, at World’s End and Adventure’s Beginning …

Wasted Days – So many wasted days, I scarcely dare to count them …

Feel – It’s not what you do – not the mop on the floor …

You and Me, Here and Now – What if it’s now? That fateful moment …

Making Ripples – I am streaming words into the void …

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