Life Lesson Poem

Poem With Words Of Advice

These are a few things I have learned from my experiences in life.

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I, too, was motivated by your poem. Like Arimoon, I also allow my past to hold me back. I am so hard on myself for my past mistakes, regret, bad decisions, etc... but with each new day that...

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If You Must Go

© more by Terry Gouveia

Published: April 2015

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,
You must be willing to open each door.

Don't be afraid to experience something new
For each experience will be a benefit to you.

Never live your life in the past
Enjoy every day as if it were your last

Mistakes you will make along the way
Learn from them, and you'll be okay

Set your goals high and strive for them
As long as you try, you'll never be condemned

Be kind and respect the people you meet
For they may be the ones to make life complete

Be sincere in everything you do
And treat others as you wish they would you

Whatever you do, make sure you're content
For the last thing you want is something to resent

So if you must go, then go for a while
And when you return, return with a smile.

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"If You Must Go" is a terrific poem. The author shared a truly inspiring and beautiful message.

  • AriMoon by AriMoon, USA
  • 1 year ago

Your poem has really moved me. You see, I allow my past to hold me back. I don't know why, but I do, and I can't seem to stop myself. But then I read your poem, and it gave me that piece of motivation that I've been missing. Hopefully I won't be the only one to take your advice to heart. I thank you for writing this poem.

  • Joan Matlock by Joan Matlock
  • 2 months ago

I, too, was motivated by your poem. Like Arimoon, I also allow my past to hold me back. I am so hard on myself for my past mistakes, regret, bad decisions, etc... but with each new day that passes, I'm slowly learning how to let go and let God handle it. I'm not going to lie, I have had a very ROUGH life of A LOT of negativity... but I am trying not to circle myself around people or things that bring me down anymore. Thanks again for sharing this inspiring poem. Take care, stay safe and healthy. God bless....

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