Life Lesson Poems

Poetry about Life Lessons

It has been said that life is the most patient teacher. You will be presented with the same experience over and over until you learn the best way to deal with the situation. This is not because life is cruel. Rather, it is because things have a way of coming back to haunt us when we don't deal with them. One form of intelligence is the ability to learn from mistakes. When you are presented with a painful experience, take the time to think about how you can avoid it in the future. This is an example of a lesson learned.

Learning Life Lessons Poems

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  • By Ruth Adams
  • Published: February 2006
A Snowflake Falls

One night I saw a snowflake fall,
Past memories it did recall,

And as the snow fell to the ground,...

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Great style, honest writing, I love it! This hit close to home for me and made me think... plus, my nickname's Snowflake, so.. LOL Thank you very much & please keep sharing your talent and...

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Everyone Has Lessons To Learn
  • By Jeremiah E. Fanjul
  • Published: January 10, 2017
Lessons

There's beauty in struggle,
There's feeling in pain.
For every painstaking mistake,
There are lessons you can name.

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Well, my goodness!! You job and/or your girlfriend are not worth you!! Just remember that! You can find a new job; start looking, and you will find another girl. There is sometimes pain in...

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  • By Jenni-fiere M. Bivens
  • Published: February 2006
As Time Passes

As the seconds pass...
We look back...
Of what our lives have held...
As the minutes pass...

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Great poem! It's so true that we learn and we forget...unfortunately, people usually learn less that they forget..

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  • By Sammy Kisinga Mwangangi
  • Published: March 2011
Stand Strong

When things seem difficult miserable
Life is turning away from you
Intimidated and worn out you remain
In darkness at a corner you examine...

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I Am Unique
Be Proud Of Who You Are

I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
I am who I am from my head to my toes.
I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
Even a little crazy some of the time.

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I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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Poem About Letting Go Of The Past
Changing The Past

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The past is the past for a reason
That is where it is supposed to stay
But some cannot let it go
In their heads it eats away...

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Hello,
This poem has made me feel a warmth in my heart. It has been a difficult year with all the uncertainties in the world, and uncertainties that I feel come to play in my own...

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Live Life Like It Is My Very Last
For Alexis From Your Mama

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Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
Wondering why life, at times, can seem great.
But in that second, it took me to just think,
My life could change, faster than a blink.

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I really loved this poem because nobody is promised to be here tomorrow. It also touched my heart as well, but this is a great poem. I love it.

True Joy

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I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing.
We all say this often not realizing what it brings.
We look only to the future for our happiness.
Letting life slip through our fingers in its fullness.

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this poem touched me but not in the way most people would think.
when they said "When speaking to a man on his dying bed,
none of these answers are what he said."
when...

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Poem With Words Of Advice
If You Must Go

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If you must go, then go for a while
Remember that first step is a hard traveled mile.

To learn what lessons life has in store,

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  • By Brooke Hoffer
  • Published: November 2008
Regret

How do you go on knowing that you failed
and all your friends suddenly disappeared and bailed
Can you see the shame on everyone's face
and your parents look at you like your the biggest disgrace...

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I was asked to move after living 15 years in a house my mother owned. At first I was devastated but as time went on and we found a fixer upper I began to enjoy the idea of not being under my...

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