Spiritual Poems

These spiritual poems may be used free of charge, for non-commercial use only. Spirituality is a powerful force for good in our world, and I hope these spiritual poems will be a source of inspiration and peace to all who read them. With that purpose in mind, I am making them available for public use and enjoyment. (Please email a request for permission and include full copyright information on every copy. For internet use, a link back to the poem on this site is required.)

FINDING THE POEM YOU WANT:  As you scroll through this section, simply read each snippet sample (usually the first four lines) to get a feel for the poem. When you find something you like, click “CONTINUE READING” to view the entire poem.

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Woman, Be Bold

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Life Lessons Poems, Spiritual Poems

©2017 Susan Noyes Anderson

image by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash

Draw lightning from the sky.
Call down the rain on shifting sands.
Become the one who understands
where strength resides.
Control the tides; create your wake;
trust in your flow for its own sake.
No looking back, except to marvel
at the glory. You live the story.


Keep Fighting Black

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Spiritual Poems

©2015 Susan Noyes Anderson

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When trouble steals the blood that flows
beneath my rosy cheek—
when ashes gather round my eyes
and lips refuse to speak—
I let the sorrow carry me
on silvered wings—so high
that even in the darkness
I return as butterfly.


When Buddah was on his death bed, he noticed his young disciple, Anan, was weeping.
“Why are you weeping, Anan?” he asked.
“Because the light of the world is about to be extinguished, and we will be in darkness.”
The Buddha summoned up all his remaining energy and  spoke what were to be his final words on earth.
“Anan, Anan, be a light unto yourself.”
– Buddhist scripture

There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
–Robert Alden

Before you can see the light, you have to deal with the darkness.

Faith is seeing the light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.
–Usman Ismaheel

I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
–George Fox

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.
–Desmond Tutu



Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Life Lessons Poems, Spiritual Poems

©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson
image by my very cute granddaughter, Melina
I love her use of color and texture to bring her vision to light.
She seems to have captured my own vision quite perfectly.


Moths are drawn to light
and so am I,
wings awave against
the darkened sky.
Free to fly yet
bound by naked need,
anchored to a source
I won’t concede.

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