Poems about Life Struggles

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.

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Life Is Like A Maze Poem
The Maze

Life is like a maze.
You don't know where you'll end up,
But that's the way life is played.

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Poem About How The World Has Taken A Turn For The Worse
  • By Michaela Remmel
  • Published: April 3, 2015
Lost Innocence

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

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Finally someone who understands me. Nice poem. Your'e the first one that cares about the world, well at least I never saw anyone do something like you do.


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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Poem About How Time Flies
  • By Joe Massocco
  • Published: February 24, 2015

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 Growing Up Too Fast
  • By Taylor Beckham
  • Published: June 9, 2015
My Life

All of my life
I was living in a lie.
It seems that my childhood
has flown right by.

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Beautiful poem. I love it. I love the rhyming. One of my favorites.

  • By Nordica D Lindgren
  • Published: October 2009

Young, carefree, innocent
You sing, laugh and dance
Taking in all Gods' glory
At every single chance....

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Changing Life

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

I feel I'm being judged...

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I wish I was a kid again. Things changed for me sooo fast. I went through so much when I was 16, depression hit me hard, suicide ran through my mind, trying to find myself in this big world...

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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.

Poem About Walking Alongside Someone In Life
  • By Amy H
  • Published: April 26, 2015
Walk With Me

Why don't you come
walk with me,
through life's doorways
and heaven's eternity.

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To Live and To Love

We were put on this planet
To live and to love.
To cherish the ones in our lives.
And never let them get hurt..........

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Love this poem, my life has not been normal since the age of 4. It really touched my heart & put a smile on my face.
Thank you.

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