Who or What Inspires?

Updated on March 10, 2020

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.


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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

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

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you Dora.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

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

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

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

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      Thank you Flourishanyway.

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      6 months ago from USA

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed and inspiring poem.

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

      Have a wonderful day.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

      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.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

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

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 months ago from Greenwood, In

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


      Donna Rayne

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      Devika Primić 

      6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      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.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      6 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Very nice. Inspiring. Well conceived.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

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

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Wales

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

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Raymond Philippe 

      6 months ago from The Netherlands

      Good hearts and beautiful souls always inspire.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      So true Eiddwen and what a wonderful uplifting poem.


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