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. 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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    I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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  3. 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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  4. Good Timber

    • By Douglas Malloch

    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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  6. Keep On Smiling

    • By Alexandra Skiathitis
    • Published: February 2008

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    If at times you feel you want to cry
    And life seems such a trial,
    Above the clouds there's a bright blue sky,
    So make your tears a smile.

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    So I moved and I really wanted good friends. I had this one friend who was always happy and could light up a room by walking in. He was always smiling and this poem reminded me of him. Thank you.

  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. A Poison Tree

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

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  13. 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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    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...

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