Poem about Life Struggles

Living Life With Purpose Poem

I began writing poetry not too long ago. I like to sit and think and write about things that come to my mind. It's not something I'm always doing in my spare time because high school is my main thing at the moment. I hope you enjoy it, and please tell me what you think.

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Published: October 2015

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.

The second we are born is the second we begin to die.
As a child, we live life and don't worry why.
As we grow, it gets tougher and we don't want to try.
Like everything else, it will end and we'll have to say goodbye.

Whether it's twenty years or one hundred-twenty,
Live it with a purpose to be greater than many.
Most likely life will be long;
So live it with the future in mind
Because if you act in the moment life is never kind.

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  • by Ella
  • 2 months ago

A month ago we found out that my brother has cancer. He is young and vibrant, so it was completely unexpected. This poem expresses what I feel, which is that life must be lived richly even though that means something different for each person.

  • by Gloria Vicario
  • 10 months ago

I found out last year that my best friend is dying. She's young and a mother to a beautiful little girl. She is smart, beautiful, and full of life. Watching someone I love die slowly has been one of the most difficult things I have ever had to face. This poem is a reminder that a good life is not always a long life.

  • by Shadije
  • 11 months ago

I'm going to read your poem in front of my class, I wanted to know more about the meaning of it. It would be great if you can please reflect as much as possible so I can make more valuation to it. Thank you.

  • by Just A Student
  • 1 year ago

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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