Life Lesson Poems

Poems 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.

Poems about Lessons Learned from Mistakes

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  1. I Still Matter

    Dealing With Growing Old

    I'M STILL HERE

    My looks are nothing special,
    My face reveals my age,

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    Pat's poems are so unique yet universal, written from the heart and able to capture the feelings of those who read them. I have been through a long period of caring for a relative. During...

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  3. Good Timber

    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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    This is a poem that addresses the law of nature. No one can go against it. The poet has used metaphorical language to depict the similarities between man and other creations of nature. Nature...

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  4. Each Moment Is Precious

    Living In The Present Moment

    Live in the moment,
    Just take it all in.
    Pay attention to everything,
    Right there and right then.

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    That was touching. It really said my whole life. I'm too busy with everything and I'm memorizing this to my heart. I'm busy with school. I take too much time thinking about tomorrow than...

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  6. Changing The Past

    Poem About Letting Go Of The Past

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    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

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    I really enjoyed this poem. It's so very true. We all have certain regrets or circumstances in life we would give anything to change if we could. Sometimes that is just not possible, and even...

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  7. A Snowflake Falls

    • By Ruth Adams
    • Published: February 2006
    Importance Of Staying Connected With Family And Friends

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

    And as the snow fell to the ground,

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    Superb, poetry as its best.

    We should count our blessings one by one,
    Every night and day, lest they be gone.
    Friends and family, hold onto them tight,
    For they may disappear in a...

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  8. Forgiveness Is Divine

    The Power Of Forgiveness

    Some people view forgiveness,
    As a virtue for the weak.
    An act of Mercy undeserved,
    That serves no useful need.

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    I was touched by the poem because it related to me. I was bullied by some kids in 5th grade. It got to the point where I couldn't handle the stress, so I told my parents and my teacher. The...

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  10. If You Must Go

    Poem With Words Of Advice

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    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,

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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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  11. Brevity

    How Quicky Time And Life Pass By

    Life's brevity, so bittersweet,
    depends upon just one heartbeat.

    Brief as dusk and swift as dawn,

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    Very nice. So very true. When it's said that we are given a certain number of days, what can be said when someone dies, say at age 59.5, but then is resuscitated and is now 64? Oh, no doubt...

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  12. Family Circle

    • By Melissa G. Nicks
    • Published: February 2006
    Cycle Of Life Poem

    When I am born, you are here
    In your eye, I see a tear
    Time flies and already I'm two
    "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my dad when I was 8. I understand how it feels. I am 17, and I am coping with it still.

  13. Perceptions

    Jumping To Conclusions About People

    First impressions can be strong
    About those we see around.
    Yet how often are they wrong?
    That is the truth I've found.

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    I really like this well thought out poem. So true. It takes time to get to know a person. Many people are in and out of our lives or we just get to know someone at the surface level and it is...

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