These 21 Powerful Nayyirah Waheed Poems About Love Are TOTALLY Inspiring

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Nayyirah Waheed is a U.S.-based writer who started writing at the age of 11 when her teacher gave a poetry assignment to her class. She published her first book of poetry, titled Salt, in September of 2013. However, since publishing her poems on the Internet, she has amassed a huge following on social media platforms such as Instagram and Tumblr.

It’s no surprise why she’s so popular — her poems are incredibly touching and speak to passion, feminism, race, identity... they're equal parts beautiful and inspirational. Simply put, people love her poems about love.

Her poems inspire strength and convey powerful messages about self-care and acceptance. Though short and minimalistic, her verses about love are full of touching sentiments and emotions, perfectly capturing feelings that resonate strongly with her readers. (As an added bonus, Waheed's strong command of language makes her writing pack a surprisingly sharp punch.)

To see for yourself what a powerful poet she is, continue reading below for 20 of Nayyirah Waheed's most touching love poems, picked just for you.  (You’re welcome.) 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

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"If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me then the world is nothing but endings."

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"I bleed every month but do not die. How am I not magic?" 

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"Give me just a moment ... I am adjusting the roses in my tongue." 

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"Be easy. Take your time. You are coming home. To yourself." 

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"All the women. In me. Are tired." 

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"It is being honest about my pain that makes me invincible." 

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"You do not have to be a fire for every mountain blocking you. You could be a water and soft river your way to freedom too."

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"'No' might make them angry but it will make you free — if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger."

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"You will be lost and unlost. Over and over again. Relax love. You were meant to be this glorious, epic story."

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"Fail splendidly. Fail comfortably. Use failure as a redirect. Not as a measure of your worth or value. Fail beautifully." 

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"She said 'my life hurts.' I held her hands and replied, 'sometimes, this is what it means to be alive.'" 

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"You are a private gold."

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"I want more 'men' with flowers falling from their skin. More water in their eyes. More tremble in their bodies. More women in their hearts than in their hands. More softness in their height. More honesty in their voice. More wonder. More humility in their feet."

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"Stay soft. It looks beautiful on you."

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"There have been so many times I have seen a man wanting to weep but instead beat his heart until it was unconscious."

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Nayyirah Waheed Instagram Poems Love Poems
Nayyirah Waheed Instagram Poems Love Poems
Nayyirah Waheed Instagram Poems Love Poems
Nayyirah Waheed Instagram Poems Love Poems
Nayyirah Waheed Instagram Poems Love Poems

 

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