Inspiring Poems
& Reflections on Life

inspiring poems

A selection of quotes/words from
artworks, lyrics & inspiring poems
from the THE LIFE POEMS project.


The Howling

There is an impetus undefined
That lives along your spine
It dwells in the darkness
From the depths of your spirit
From the pits of your stomach
From the deepest canyons of your experience
This force has a color
It’s like a pure pulsating
White blinding light
Filled with all colors of possibility
Filled with all colors of desire
For spreading that shimmering shine
Stunning divinity
So frighteningly beautiful
As it is hurling itself upon you
Howling from within you
Haunting you for eternal lifetimes
It cries to be known
It demands to be shown
This force
This howling

– SHILOW

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THE LIFE POEMS » INSPIRING POEMS » LEADERSHIP POEMS


Crazy Wild
Hearts On Fire

So let them think you are a crazy
You are crazy
Crazy about life and living
Wild about loving
Psychotic for experiences
Outside of your comfort zone
Out of your mind over experiencing
More than what is safe and secure
A lunatic wandering off the beaten path
So many have followed
Let them look at you
Like you’ve completely lost it
Cause you’re a misfit who takes chances
Yet takes responsibility for your choices
A raging renegade
Who never regrets the growth
In each risk taken or venture made
Even when you had to change your mind
Even when you look back wondering
What in the world you were thinking
The road not taken is not the path for everyone
It’s a beautifully brilliant if you do
Not everyone demands to hear the music
Through the noise
While others waste their time
Worrying about who is sane or right or normal
Carve your own body out from stone
And set it free to roam
Roam the world and wonders of the universe
Roam your own heart
And rediscover the curious part
That hides sometimes
Because you are lost in the daily grind to get by
Or are afraid of what someone might think
Roam deep inside the layers
Of your own personal, undeniably beautiful
And fascinating quintessence
Shine your light and truly think about
And decide who you want to be
Yet still love who you are
Love who you are as you fall down
And forget how fun life can be
Love yourself through the darkness
And believe in the light
Believe in the magic
Believe in the music
It will play again
We all forget who we are sometimes
But you can always find yourself
Or define yourself again
So embrace all the weird and all the quirks
Own them
Love them
Love yourself
And while we are at it
Love who you want to love
And don’t apologize for any of it

– SHILOW

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THE LIFE POEMS » INSPIRING POEMS » POEMS ABOUT SUCCESS


Are You Paying Attention

Everything comes from this
This feeling
Do you feel it
Are you paying attention?
This fire
Inside you
It can burn you into ash
And you will float away in tiny pieces
Or it can fuel you
It will fuel you
It will be the force to guide you
It will be the light to find you
What do you want
Stop worrying
What is your heart telling you
Listen
Everything comes from this
This feeling
Feel good
You are here
You are amazing
Do you feel it
Are you paying attention?

– SHILOW

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THE LIFE POEMS » INSPIRING POEMS » MORAL POEMS


Never-Ending
Fountains
Of Wonder

I am fearless
In the eternity
Of possibility
Within the endless
Flow of this
I am breathless
By the wonders
That surround us
As never-ending
Fountains

– SHILOW

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THE LIFE POEMS » INSPIRING POEMS » PERSEVERANCE POEMS


Au Naturel Freedom

We are free
There is nothing to lose
And nothing to fear
We are already naked
We are already bare
We are already here
Right now
Living and breathing
Full of ideas and desires
Explorers of the world
And explorers of our own minds and hearts
Despite the fact we are exposed
To the fierce laws of nature
We are vulnerable to the inevitable forces
That insist upon our precious time on this earth
Eventually coming to an end
But we are here
Right now


Alive
With a pumping beat machine
Inside your body pulsing through you
All the oxygen and nutrients you need
To think
Breathe
Live
Laugh
Love
Sing
Jump
Dance
Dream
Write
Paint
Kiss
Make love
Make your favorite dinner
Make someone feel magic
And allow your body to feel sensations
And vibrations of ecstatic euphoria
All without having to think about it


What would be the point to not dive in
And try to capture any idea of creation
Experience you dream about
Or path with a lingering wonder of ‘what if’
Your unique inventiveness and perspective
Are absolutely essential to the world
No one else on the whole planet
Sees the same reality as you
It’s yours alone
From where you stand and from your eyes
From how you interpret what you see
And how you decide to feel about what you see
From how you express what you see and feel
And have learned and now understand
From how you say it and the way you say it
It has never been seen, felt, interpreted,
And said the same before
Ever
So be unafraid
Take that chance
The world is waiting

– SHILOW

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THE LIFE POEMS » INSPIRING POEMS » MOTIVATIONAL POEMS


Beasts That Rage
Inside You

Do you feel that beast
Raging in your chest
It’s howling so you’ll know
Baby I got this

– SHILOW

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The Most Important
Thing You Will
Ever Look For

What do you love

What makes you feel alive

What makes your heart
 ravish the entire space surrounding you

Like a light or balloon

Expanding out from your chest

Expanding to contain you
And then the room

The building
The street
Your city

The country

The entire earth

Until you are expanded

Beyond

Around
And yet within
All the cosmos

What fills you 
with such intense drive

Passionate desire
And uncontrollable focus

That you wake up racing 
to plunge into motion

And go to bed at night
Reveling about the details of your day
What makes the hairs on your neck

Stand straight up with anticipation
What ignites the flame blazing your faith
In knowing that every breath
That escapes
 from between your lips
Was worth it

What do you fantasize about
 creating
Sharing
Or expressing

What makes you wild with strong 

And barely controllable emotion
When you talk about it

Emotion that feels good

And life changing
If even only for the moment

Do more of that
Talk more about that

Talk less about dramatic illusions

Confront the ironically complex question
Of what is your passion

Realize it may be an unanswerable question
Because it evolves
Because you evolve

But fearlessly keep it close

Appreciate it’s silent yet ferocious roar

There is a profound purring inside all of us
A whispering echo that cries out
To intimately know and express itself
From the depths of our inner being
We can tap into it if we only believe it exists
And we have the hunger to experience it

Create everyday

Something

Anything

Question your beliefs and reality

Allow yourself to evolve and grow

As you learn and experience
New ideas
And perceptions

Educate yourself with material 
with substance and depth
That inspires and excites you

Live on your own terms
And create magical moments

In your life 
and in the lives of those you touch
Speak and honor truth
No matter what
Surround yourself with people 
and objects
You believe to be incredible
Notice and appreciate beauty in everything

Think more about what you love

And you will find more of what you love

What do you love

Paint, 
invent, 
travel
Wonder if you will love it and go after it

Realize you don’t really love it anymore 
and change your mind

Change your course

But keep looking

Don’t ever give up

Because what you love will change

Follow that flow

Follow your impulses

Your inspirations

Your curiosities

Change your mind

Change your plan

But never stop looking

Don’t ever give up

Don’t ever believe it is too late

Find what makes your heart rapturous in motion

And do that as much as possible

Until you want to try something new

It will change

You will change

Love the change

And keep looking

Don’t be afraid to jump off the cliff

And dive into the unknown adventures

Of what if i were to flip everything upside down

Let it kill you

Let it make your heart’s palpitations

Feel like you’re about to explode across the galaxy

That’s how I want to go

– SHILOW

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Bubbling Over

It starts with a first bubble
A first burst of energy
From a depth so deep inside
Your psyche
A longing
A desire
A first bubble
Followed by another
And another
Until a jazuzzi is boiling inside you
Your blood galvanized into action
Your blood erupting
Exploding with each bubble
As it soars through your veins
As it sings in jubilation
Of the freedom to feel
The freedom to long
The freedom to desire

– SHILOW

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In Honor Of
Our Future

Across my tender cheek
Clean and meek
The subtle truth
Makes me weak
I give in
Fall backwards
Through the fog
I let go
I feel the pressure
Furious now
It beckons me out
And we will meet
On the other side
In honor of our future
To examine and question
Fierce changes ahead
The voices inside you
Dying to release you
Find shelter in the restless
Destinations come
Only after realizations
Find freedom in your ideas
You need no home to give
We are all together in this
In honor of our future
To examine and question
Fierce changes ahead

– SHILOW

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