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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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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Update: I'm now sixteen years of age and I had entirely forgotten about this poem until I found my old poem book recently. I finally found the poem on this website after typing my name into...

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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..

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

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.

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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  • By Nordica D Lindgren
  • Published: October 2009
Carefree

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

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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.

People Don't Understand Me
Tell Me

Why do things always happen this way
why does my heart choose to stay closed
why can't you hear my pain
this is all I ask...

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