Famous Life Poems

Famous Poems about Life

Since the dawn of civilization, artists of all forms have sought to express the essence of the human condition and the full range of human experience. Poetry has been one of the most common forms of this expression from the ancients until now. These words have an ability to capture the abstract emotions and concrete experiences that have been part of our humanity throughout the ages. Turning to the words of classic poems can help us to clarify and understand our own experiences better by connecting us to those others who have sought to do the same.

Best Classic Poems On Life's Lessons

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  1. Men At Forty

    • By Donald Justice

    Men at forty
    Learn to close softly
    The doors to rooms they will not be
    Coming back to.

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  3. My Lost Youth

    Often I think of the beautiful town
    That is seated by the sea;
    Often in thought go up and down
    The pleasant streets of that dear old town,

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  4. Life Is Fine

    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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  6. A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty

    Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
    Feels the sun with terror,
    One unwilling step she takes,
    Shuddering to the mirror.

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  7. See It Through

    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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  8. A Naughty Little Comet

    There was a little comet who lived near the Milky Way!
    She loved to wander out at night and jump about and play.

    The mother of the comet was a very good old star;

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  10. What Are Heavy?

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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  11. Theme For English B

    The instructor said,

    Go home and write
    a page tonight.

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    This poem!! I felt a tug in my heart because it was truly a story of truth from your heart! Very well expressed, and I can't say but one thing more. If we keep our ears open we learn from...

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  12. Beat! Beat! Drums!

    Beat! beat! drums!—Blow! bugles! blow!
    Through the windows—through the doors—burst like a force of armed men,
    Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation;
    Into the school where the scholar is studying;

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  13. The Paradoxical Commandments

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    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

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    This poem is so true to me. No matter what happens or how good you are there will be jealousy every where you go! But I have to keep moving!

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