I'm definitely no poetry buff.
I've always liked Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata." Especially after I read somewhere that Johnny Depp tries to live his life as the poem suggests.
You are a child of the universeI also enjoy the poems of Anne Sexton. I'm not sure that I have a favorite, though. But I always liked her fairy tales like "Snow White." I won't give away the ending, but the ending is good.
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
a beauty in her own right,
though eaten, of course, by age,
would hear of no beauty surpassing her own.
Beauty is a simple passion,
but, oh my friends, in the end
you will dance the fire dance in iron shoes.