Poems about Life Struggles

Poetry About Overcoming Life's Challenges

Life is full of challenges. Economic difficulties, serious illnesses, family problems, and political unrest plague people on a daily basis. How a person faces each challenge that comes their way however, says much about their character, who they are on the inside. Some people draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of others. Many famous poets from both the past and present have helped and inspired people to face and overcome life's many challenges through the words of their poems. Such poems help people to see they are not alone in their struggles and that it is possible to overcome their problems.

Inspirational Poems About Living Life to the Fullest

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Poem About How The World Has Taken A Turn For The Worse
  • By Michaela Remmel
  • Published: April 2015
Lost Innocence

Wind whistling,
Snow glistening,
We try not to,
But we're all listening.

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l like your poem, you probably wrote it a while back. Some words rhymed but didn't make sense. But don't really listen to me, l don't write poems, at least good ones. Great poem anyway.

Poem About How Time Flies
  • By Joe Massocco
  • Published: February 2015
Time

Tick tock...tick tock...
life is counting down on your internal clock.

Memories which were as if they occurred yesterday,

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Poem About The Confusion Of Chasing Or Sacrificing Dreams
  • By Hanima Nawaz
  • Published: September 3, 2015
The Strings

The knot is strong,
The strings are tight.
It won't break loose,
No matter how much I fight.

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I was really touched by the poem mam. My good friend's father also died 2 months ago, and I am really trying to do whatever I can. Giving them time, my love and support. But I don't know...

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Living Life With Purpose Poem
  • By Hgr
  • Published: October 12, 2015
Short Life Summary

Life and death; without one there cannot be the other.
For some it's short, but they live it like no other.
For most it's long, and to be happy they don't ever bother.
Life cannot be lived without the love of others.

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I am in high school right now and was looking for a good poem to read in class. Thank you for that poem :)

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Poem About A Request For Guidance
Lights

Light up the way for me.
I'm scared of the dark.
Illuminate the blackest road
With the brightest spark.

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Thnax for your support and admiration.. it gives me blessings so that I may write on..

Poem About The Beautiful Chaos Of Life
  • By Kim McCrea
  • Published: February 27, 2016
Camouflaged

In all chaotic beauty lies a wounded work of art.
Beautiful but torn, wreaking havoc on my heart.
Camouflaged by insecurities, blinded by it all.
I love the way you sit there and barely notice me at all.

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Changing Life
Complication!!

In a world filled with changes
each and every day..

I feel I'm being judged...

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Great poem. I thought you were going farther into the future, say 40's and 50's. So I was pleasantly surprised when you went to teenage years. They are some complicated years. Good...

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Poem About The Light Inside Of Us
Fire Burning Inside Us

There is a light
in each one of us
burning with delight
it lays deep inside of us

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WOW beautiful!!! I'm thirteen and I feel the exact same way!!

Indecisive

A tag of war of rivals amid reciprocal sways
My head and heart on floating question stains
Innocent, naive which might will I surrender to?
Whose aroma will my sense be persuaded to?

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C'Est La Vie
  • By Miroz
  • Published: February 2009
C'est La Vie

If only I knew how's it going to be
If only when I try to fix things, they became better
If only I was certain of how others feel
And if only people believed what I say......

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Loved this poem. It is so touching, that I almost cried.

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