Life Lesson Poems

Poetry about Life Lessons

It has been said that life is the most patient teacher. You will be presented with the same experience over and over until you learn the best way to deal with the situation. This is not because life is cruel. Rather, it is because things have a way of coming back to haunt us when we don't deal with them. One form of intelligence is the ability to learn from mistakes. When you are presented with a painful experience, take the time to think about how you can avoid it in the future. This is an example of a lesson learned.

Learning Life Lessons Poems


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  1. Lessons For Living

    Poem About What To Teach Children

    I see you looking at your children,
    Wondering what their lives will be.
    If you verify some answers
    Then their future you might see.

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  3. A Snowflake Falls

    • By Ruth Adams
    • Published: February 2006

    One night I saw a snowflake fall,
    Past memories it did recall,

    And as the snow fell to the ground,...

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  4. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    I Am Unique

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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  6. Changing The Past

    Poem About Letting Go Of The Past

    The past is the past for a reason
    That is where it is supposed to stay
    But some cannot let it go
    In their heads it eats away...

    Poem About Letting Go Of The Past, Changing The Past

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  7. Stand Strong

    • By Sammy Kisinga Mwangangi
    • Published: March 2011

    When things seem difficult miserable
    Life is turning away from you
    Intimidated and worn out you remain
    In darkness at a corner you examine...

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  8. As Time Passes

    • By Jenni-fiere M. Bivens
    • Published: February 2006

    As the seconds pass...
    We look back...
    Of what our lives have held...
    As the minutes pass...

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  10. Lessons

    • By Jeremiah E. Fanjul
    • Published: January 10, 2017
    Everyone Has Lessons To Learn

    There's beauty in struggle,
    There's feeling in pain.
    For every painstaking mistake,
    There are lessons you can name.

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  11. For Alexis From Your Mama

    Live Life Like It Is My Very Last

    Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
    Wondering why life, at times, can seem great.
    But in that second, it took me to just think,
    My life could change, faster than a blink.

    Live Life Like It Is My Very Last, For Alexis From Your Mama

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  12. True Joy

    I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing.
    We all say this often not realizing what it brings.
    We look only to the future for our happiness.
    Letting life slip through our fingers in its fullness.

    True Joy

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  13. Take Time To Know Me

    Poem About Being Misjudged By People

    Take time to know me, and you will see
    That I am nothing like what you have heard spoken of me.
    Give me a chance and I will prove to you
    That although I am not perfect, I have a heart that is pure and true

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