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Who or What Inspires?


Who or what inspires?

Is it those who rule and reign?

Those who climb mountains

Or perform surgery on the brain?


Who or what inspires?

Makes you want to reach out for more?

Is it those who live in splendour

With money and riches galore?


Who or what inspires?

Makes you shout out with glee?

Is it those who are transformed

With plastic surgery?


Who or what inspires?

Makes you smile from ear to ear?

Is it those operatic stars

Their voices loud and clear?


Who or what inspires?

I know my answer true!

Is a person who is honest

A good heart through and through.


Who or what inspires?

Heartfelt and true

Over and beyond


Oh strength from within

Riches strong and true


Wandering through falseness

Halting those words untrue

Avalanche of wisdom

Transpires to change our world


I see the world in naked form

Never ending lessons of love

Spiritual paths to follow

Inclinations from bad to good

Perils are lessons in waiting

Inductions to a world so true

Reaching gripping ideals

Everlasting courageous and clear

Souls vibrant and true.


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 06, 2020:

Your ideas of who or what inspires rings true with me. Truth and honesty are so important!

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 16, 2020:

Thank you Dora.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 15, 2020:

I like your conclusions--truth and honesty. Both forms of poetry are excellent!

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 13, 2020:

Thank you as always Chitrangada for taking the time to stop by and comment.

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 13, 2020:

Thank you Flourishanyway.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 13, 2020:

Very creative! I like both the idea and how you transitioned from one type of poem to another using the same theme.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 12, 2020:

Beautifully expressed and inspiring poem.

Thanks for the inspiration today, we need it every day. Don’t we?

Have a wonderful day.

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 11, 2020:

Thank you Umesh,Eric, Ruby,Devika,Donna and Shauna. What a pleasure it is to be back with my hubfamily. To read all your lovely comments is so heartwarming to say the least. I wish each and every one of you a great day.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 11, 2020:

Eddy, I've really missed your poetry. You're very talented! I love both of these poems. The first was fun to read.

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on March 10, 2020:

Love it and love how you put your title at the end in acrostics. You are very talented! You inspire me!


Donna Rayne

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 10, 2020:

I admire your style and anything you see can be an inspiration.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 10, 2020:

Inspiration comes from reading poetry such as this. Well done Eddy.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 10, 2020:

Why all schucks and such, this one is an easy one. You do! Not to mention all these folks who commented here. I reckon our club inspires me. Or maybe that is the love in our hubclub.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 10, 2020:

Very nice. Inspiring. Well conceived.

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 10, 2020:

Thank you so much Bill your comments as always mean a lot.

Eiddwen (author) from Wales on March 10, 2020:

Thank you so much Lorna ,Raymond and Pamela. I am so glad you enjoyed . Take care and enjoy your days.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 10, 2020:

Very "inspirational"....:) Life inspires me today, but this lovely work certainly helps.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 10, 2020:

This is another beautiful poem that made me smile. Inspiration comes in many forms and I find your poetry inspiring, Eddy.

Raymond Philippe from The Netherlands on March 10, 2020:

Good hearts and beautiful souls always inspire.

Lorna Lamon on March 10, 2020:

So true Eiddwen and what a wonderful uplifting poem.

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