Overcoming Hardships Poems

Published: October 2019

Poems About Perseverance And Overcoming Challenges

16 Poems About Perseverance And Overcoming Challenges

Each one of us will face hard times at some point in life. Sometimes the hardships come for a short season, and other times they seem to last longer than anticipated. Even though those moments feel like they are going to break us, we each have incredible strength that can push us forward. Having the determination and mindset to persevere can make all the difference.

Even though the struggles in life are not fun, and we wish we could do without them, they help develop our character. They teach us lessons we would not learn when things are pleasant. Each struggle we overcome is one more that shows us we can make it through anything. We hope these poems inspire you to find the courage to keep fighting whatever you are facing at the moment. Get ready to put the past behind you and embrace the future.

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  1. On Adversity

    Poem About Facing Life's Challenges Courageously

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    Adversity brings out the best in you
    It often helps to find something new -

    A hidden talent or clears a doubt

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  2. Moving Toward Temporary

    Moving Forward In Life

    in Life Lesson Poems

    Sometimes your best isn't enough
    And happiness comes after sorrow
    Life isn't always going to be rough
    Yet, I can't speak for tomorrow

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  4. You Could Have Given Up

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    You could have given up,
    but you kept on going.
    You could have seen obstacles,
    but you called them adventures.

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    Another good one! I enjoyed it very much. And I think most of us can relate; I know I can. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Your Wounds

    You Are Stronger Than Your Scars

    in Short Poems

    Time doesn’t heal wounds
    to make you forget.

    It doesn’t heal wounds to

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    Very nicely done. I totally agree with you. I've used this same approach in my own life. I think sometime we pay more attention to what we're about to go through instead of how much you've...

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  7. Finding A Will When Wanting To Quit

    Where There's A Will, There's A Way

    in Courage Poems

    Times will get rough and sometimes tough,
    Where you may say that you have had enough,
    Where you may fall and need a lift,
    Where the hurt of your pains may leave you stiff.

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  8. Inner Strength

    The Trials Of Life

    in Courage Poems

    It's only through mistakes we make
    We learn where we went wrong.
    It's only when we're far from home
    We realize where we belong.

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    Hi HOSwrites,
    I believe each day is a step nearer, on the road to fulfillment, and that each mistake is a lesson. They'll be many obstacles to overcome, and we may often ask where God is,...

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  9. Climb Every Mountain

    Overcoming Obstacles

    in Courage Poems

    We all have a massive mountain to climb,
    Especially those who've lost someone dear.
    But climb that big mountain, we surely must,
    If we are going to overcome fear.

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  10. Stalwart

    A Note To Life's Struggles

    in Inspirational Poems

    Vagaries of this life can be
    Tough and hard to fathom,
    And yet have they conquered me?
    Look how far I've come.

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    This is definitely an inspirational poem. Everyone has challenges in life, but how we deal with them is crucial to our own well-being. My favorite stanza was the second!

  11. See It Through

    in Famous Life Poems

    When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.

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    I was feeling down, discouraged, confused and all sorts of unpleasant ways today. Going through a failed marriage, raising two young boys by myself, but moreover struggling with my own...

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  12. Good Timber

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    The tree that never had to fight
    For sun and sky and air and light,
    But stood out in the open plain
    And always got its share of rain,

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    Poetry is a passionate way of expressing our innermost thoughts, emotions, spirit, and love, amongst other things. As I read this poem, I thought of a very humble gentleman who lost his...

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