Appreciation Poems

Martin Dejnicki
Show your loved ones gratitude with the various appreciation poems in this post.
11 min read
Table of contents
Appreciation Poem for Parents
Thank You - Appreciation Poem
Appreciation Poem for our Friends
Appreciation Poem for a Nurse
Show Your Teachers That You Appreciate Them
Pastor Appreciation Poem
Poem of Appreciation and Gratitude
Employee Appreciation Poem

The first poem is general and could apply to any situation and may be shared with pretty much anyone. You may wish to give it to a friend, or someone closer like a boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband. It's obviously a really nice gesture. Personally, I try to do it as often as I can (or whenever I remember).

Also, feel free to share these appreciation quotes, if you're looking for something shorter. Have fun! You may also check out this poem of appreciation that was written for Ellen Degeneres.

Everything You Do

I appreciate everything that you do,

Very helpful and thoughtful too.

From the beginning, you've been there for me,

When I was down, you were strong like a tree.

You offer so much, a heart that is kind,

Thinking to help others, in your beautiful mind.

Your qualities combined, are extremely rare,

You wake up each morning, with a smile and care.

Everything you do, I respect and praise,

You're a wonderful person, you always amaze.

Wish to say thank you, deep in my heart,

For so many lives, you're a big part.

by Martin Dejnicki 

Appreciation Poem for Parents

Here's a poem that you can give to your parent(s). Depending on your story, share it with your mother or father or both. Personally, I'm very grateful for everything that my parents have done for me, and everything they have sacrificed. For that reason, I plan on printing the following poem, and giving it to them the next time I see them.

Thank You

You have been there from the very start,

Took care of me, gave me your heart.

Thank you so much, for believing in me,

You gave me everything, the sky and the sea.

I have been blessed with parent(s) so kind,

When I made mistakes, you didn't mind.

What I'm trying to really express,

Without you, I would have been less.

Thank you for teaching me how to live,

How to love others, and to forgive.

Thank you so much for being my light,

Because of you, my future is bright.

by Martin Dejnicki 

I know a lot of us can relate to that last line.

As we grow up, our parents usually have a huge influence on us.

This influence can often shape our future and influence the type of individuals that we become. That's why I would like to thank my parents for raising me with strong values and empathy for others.

Thank You - Appreciation Poem

The next appreciation poem will allow you to not only show your appreciation for someone, but also thank the person. Thanking a friend or a family member for doing something for you, or being there when you needed help, can go along way in strengthening your relationship.

Can't Thank You Enough

How could I ever thank you enough?

You stood by me, when times were real rough.

Comfort I felt, I truly did need,

I appreciate, your very kind deed.

How could I ever thank you enough,

You listened to me, I talked about stuff.

From your heart, you gave me advice,

Important to me, beyond any price.

How could I ever thank you enough?

You molded me, now I am tough.

Hope to make you very proud,

Just want to thank you sincerely and loud.

by Martin Dejnicki 

The above appreciation poem may also be shared with a parent, since it talks about making the person proud of you in the last stanza. That reminds us all that we often do things to make our parents proud. Even later in life. But I think we need to remember, as long as we are good human beings, our parents will be proud.

And since Christmas is just around the corner, I'm thinking of giving my wonderful, super hard working parents one of these Christmas gift cards.

If you liked the above poem, then I'm pretty sure you'll like these thank you poems. Best of luck sharing them.

Appreciation Poem for our Friends

Here's a great way of letting our friends know that we are thinking about them and that we are truly grateful for everything they do for us. Even if it's just meeting up once in a while and talking with us.

Great Team

Thank you for being amazing and cool,

We are a team, when we go to school.

When I needed help, you were always there,

My issues and problems I knew I could share.

I truly appreciate that you are my friend,

And all those times together we spend.

I proudly proclaim, we're a great team,

You believe in me, whenever I dream.

Listened to me, when I had to say,

If I am short, you don't mind to pay.

In the end, we're such a great team,

I'm so happy, I just want to scream.

by Martin Dejnicki 

That above poem reminds me of some of the close friendships that I developed in High School and University. Some of these friendships are still very strong, even after all those years.

Here's a simple way to show your thanks & appreciation to your closest friends.

Appreciation Poem for a Nurse

Here's one if you know a nurse, or maybe you were in the hospital dealing with an illness, and a certain nurse really helped you recover. Whatever the case, share this verse with a nurse, and she or he will love it.

Special Care

A special lady, you do so much,

Heal the wounded, with your touch.

The very ill, you truly care,

Always make sure, they have their air.

You do much more than simply tend,

Talk to patients, time you spend.

When you smile and reassure,

That becomes half the cure.

Even the most fragile and weak,

Your special care, they always seek.

They know your heart is very warm,

Special care will defeat their storm.

by Martin Dejnicki 

I didn't need to look very far for the inspiration to write that poem. My wonderful wife is a nurse, and I was thinking of her when writing it. I don't want to brag, but my wife is truly an amazing nurse. Sometimes she will skip lunch to talk to her patients and keep them company. She's the most thoughtful person that I know.

Show Your Teachers That You Appreciate Them

Here's two teacher appreciation poems that you may choose from. Teachers do so much for us. Sometimes, it's just nice to show them that we notice what they do for us and that we appreciate it. I'm sure you had some really great teachers that have inspired you. Share these poems with them.

Wonderful Teacher

A wonderful teacher, understood me so well,

Helped me up, whenever I fell.

Even when I made a big mistake,

You said we learn, the more we make.

Your smile has always been very kind,

You challenged me to expand my mind.

Obstacles I faced, in me you believe,

You always told me, I could achieve.

When I needed help, you took the time,

You never gave up, no matter the climb.

Thank you so much, for showing me the way,

I simply don't know, how I could repay.

by Martin Dejnicki 

I had a Professor in university that inspired me to write this next poem. If you randomly walked into her office and asked for her assistance, she would spend hours tutoring you and trying to explain the material to you. She was so dedicated to her students that she wouldn't let them out until they understood everything. She would even go and buy her students coffee if they wanted.


A great teacher that knows how to teach,

When someone needs help, you willingly reach,

Explain things real well, beyond just a preach,

Real-life examples, connect with us each,

You taught us the importance of excellent speech,

Thank you so much, for the way that you teach.

by Martin Dejnicki 

That poem reminds me of all the teachers that I had over the years that were able to explain certain technical concepts by using examples, and often times physical real life examples. Isn't that what teaching should really be about? Making things very clear and applying them to the real world.

Pastor Appreciation Poem

The following poem may be shared with your parish pastor or clergy member, or even minister. I really enjoy listening to the stories that my priest shares with us each Sunday in my local parish. Those stories are often filled with lessons and motivate me to be a good person and member of the community.


You have always been more than our guide,

Showed us the way, our eyes opened wide.

Taught us the importance of faith and to serve,

If we are good, God's home we'll deserve.

Thank you for leading the path to the light,

You taught us, that our faith is our sight.

Each Sunday we come to learn,

How our sins, others do burn.

Thank you for your dedication,

Teaching us about salvation.

Bringing us closer to the Lord,

Is the most beautiful award.

by Martin Dejnicki 

Personally, attending mass allows me to put a lot of things into perspective. Especially, when I get very busy with my work and forget to show others appreciation and gratitude. Maybe that's why I end up calling my family and friends each Sunday to see how they're doing. I know I shouldn't leave it to Sunday, but do it more regularly, evening during my busy weekdays.

Poem of Appreciation and Gratitude

The following poem of appreciation and gratitude may be shared with virtually anyone you know. I think I will share it with someone that I'm very close with, like my brother-in-law.

I Must Say

Wish to send my appreciation,

You deserve a standing ovation.

Genuine, is my gratitude,

I really like your attitude.

A positive person, I must say,

Hard worker, that enjoys to play.

I could only say good things,

When you're around, good fortune brings.

Let me just say, thanks a dozen,

You are closer than a cousin.

Wish you only the very best,

You are great, enjoy your quest.

by Martin Dejnicki 

Employee Appreciation Poem

I really enjoyed writing this employee appreciation poem. The reason is because I noticed at my previous company that a lot of colleagues had very low morale simply because they lacked appreciation. They did not care as much about a promotion or a raise as they did about appreciation or gratitude from their managers. I think that's human nature. We all want to be recognized for doing a good job. Very simple forms of appreciation as a quick thank you, can go a very long way in boosting morale and creating confidence.

Hard Work

Thank you for your hard work and dedication,

Hope you're feeling pride and elation.

Through your enthusiasm you have learned,

Our appreciation you have earned.

To work with, you're a true pleasure,

Your growing skills are more than treasure.

You'd never sit, argue, and complain,

Thought of your colleagues, not just own gain.

Example to others, a clear sign,

At the job, you know how to shine.

We just want to thank you again,

Your achievements are clearly a ten.

by Martin Dejnicki 

I know when I put effort into something, I hope that it generates value for others.

Otherwise, I wouldn't do it.

The reason that I decided to write these poems, is because I hope that they will bring value to others and enhance their relationships with family and friends.

So whenever, I receive a short email from a random stranger thanking me for writing these poems, that is a wonderful form of appreciation that I personally cherish. As a result, I feel like the time and effort I put into writing these poems is paying off because I'm helping others all over the world. Even if it's in a very small way.

I truly hope that you enjoyed reading these appreciation poems and that you find one that you really like. Don't forget to share it with someone in your life, put a smile on their face and bring them joy.

PUBLISHED: Sep 30, 2023
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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