7 Life-Changing Poems About Confidence

Poems about confidence have a way of making us feel so much better about ourselves. 

No matter if you are dealing with low self-esteem, struggling to be your true self, or if you desire greater inner strength, you are sure to find a poem in this post that speaks to you and helps you feel so much better about yourself.


What are 5 ways to be confident?

There are so many ways to improve your confidence. Here are five of them:


1. Read Confidence Affirmations

By repeating a few confidence affirmations to yourself over and over again, you will slowly begin to believe them.

To find confidence affirmations that you love, check out this post on 132 Confidence Affirmations To Boost Your Self-Esteem.


2. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

By doing things that you are scared of, you show yourself just how capable you are, which naturally increases your confidence.


3. Practice Positive Self-Talk

Really pay attention to how you speak to yourself every day. Are you saying nice things to yourself? Or are you judging yourself harshly?

The next time you catch yourself judging yourself harshly, twist those words into something more positive. Compliment yourself.

Being kind to yourself can go a long way.


4. Follow Your Heart and Learn To Trust Yourself

At the end of the day, you are in control of your life. Sometimes you might make poor choices, but with every choice we make, we learn something new.

Trust yourself to make the best choices for you, and watch your confidence bloom.


5. Focus On Yourself

Don’t compare your success to the success of others.

Only compare who you are today with who you were yesterday.

Try one of these things, or all of them, to boost your confidence!


Now to the 7 life-changing poems about confidence.


This post is all about confidence poems that’ll put you in a much more positive state of mind.

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Confidence Poems

Confidence can sometimes feel nonexistent, but you are worthy and enough even on the days you feel at your lowest. These poems about confidence will help you remember that.


1. Elle Poetry: this poem about confidence will immediately remind you to be proud and unapologetic about who you are.


Be you, 

without apology, 

and watch 

as they flock to your door. The world loves a girl

who knows the strength

in her voice.


2. “Too Much” by Nikita Gill: a poem about never letting anyone make you feel like you aren’t wonderful just as you are.


He says you are too much.

You talk, laugh, smile, feel too much.

But baby,

here is the real problem.

He is too little

to appreciate

that it took an entire galaxy

being woven into one soul

to make you.


Short Poems About Confidence 

Sometimes it can feel like you are the only person in the whole world struggling with confidence, but that’s never the case. We all struggle with confidence from time to time. 

These short poems about confidence are sure to bring you peace of mind.


3. “Remind Yourself” by Rupi Kaur: a poem about taking the compliment that you deserve.


take the compliment

do not shy away from

another thing that belongs to you


4. Another beautiful poem by Rupi Kaur: a poem about realizing that you were enough the minute you were born.


what is the greatest lesson a woman should learn

that since day one

she’s already had everything she needs within herself

it’s the world that convinced her she did not


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Self-Esteem Poems

The following poems will boost your self-esteem and help put you in a much better state of mind. You deserve to know how wonderful you are!


5. J.E. Cano: this poem by J.E. Cano inspires the reader to step into their power and to not back down.


May you be brave

and may you fly free

certain of your worth

and of your wings


6. Elle Poetry: this poem by Elle Poetry reminds the reader that confidence is within you, and that self-respect, courage, and kindness are great companions of confidence.


She wore 

Confidence like a second skin 

Self-respect like bright red lips 

Courage like a satin slip dress 

And kindness? She wore kindness like 

sweet, sweet perfume.


Famous Poem About Confidence

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou is easily one of the most famous poems about confidence for women. With just one read, you will see why.


7. “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,   

The stride of my step,   

The curl of my lips.   

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,   

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,   

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.   

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.   

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,   

And the flash of my teeth,   

The swing in my waist,   

And the joy in my feet.   

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,   

They say they still can’t see.   

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,   

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.   

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.   

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,   

The bend of my hair,   

the palm of my hand,   

The need for my care.   

’Cause I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


Final Thoughts

I struggle with confidence all the time – most, if not all, of us do. If you are feeling down, or having trouble remembering your worth, take one of these poems that speaks to you, print it off, and tape it to your bathroom mirror.

Every morning when you wake up and get ready for the day, read that poem to yourself and really take it all in.

You are enough just as you are, and you deserve to be reminded of that each and every day. 


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