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.
83 Poems about Lessons Learned from Mistakes
The Self-Defeating Consequences Of Jealousy
Jealousy is such an ugly beast,
Consuming in a ruthless feast,
Every thought of rational notions
Or capacity for gentler emotions,
Filling the heart with resentment
That denies it any contentment.
Jealousy born from inane fictions,
Rains down its cruel maledictions
On the victim of its ravenous rage.
It tries the skills of the wisest sage
To end jealousy's condemnation,
Saving its author from damnation.
The jealous person's egoistic infection
Is a fear of losing another's affection.
Their mind is consumed with emotion,
Demanding they have total devotion.
A jealous heart is a foe that conspires
Against the very one it deeply desires.
The jealous heart can turn to hate,
Authoring its own indignant fate.
For jealousy finds it hard to bear
The joy and love others can share.
So, a jealous heart will foolishly steal
Away all the love that it longs to feel.
2. Delight InMake Each Day Worth It
If you're tired of doing nothing
Rubbing your eyes until they're red
Getting bored and feeling blank
With no thoughts in your head
Wondering what to do
Staring at nowhere
Scribbling on some sheet
Sitting on the chair
Get up and do a twirl
And dance upon your feet
Greet yourself in the mirror
Or give yourself a treat
Listen to your favorite music
Cook, sing or play
Do what you love to
Just enjoy your day
Relish the sweet silence
Let the wind blow across your face
Shower a bunch of flowers
In nature, you'll find solace
Every second counts
There is no time to waste
Make best use of all of it
For it can't be replaced
Travel, trek and hike
Get wet in the pitter patter
Smile your way, wherever you go
As all those memories matter
Life is full of moments
Moments of love and laughter
What matters is to make them special
That you'll remember after
Appreciate all experiences
Your goals you will achieve
Make each day worth it
You must live before you leave
Why Does Your Mindset Matter?
Can a lush green forest grow
On a barren piece of land?
Or a building be constructed
On a giant heap of sand?
Can you make a house of cards
On a crooked table top?
Or on uncultivable ground
Expect a healthy crop?
There is a major problem
In each of the above case.
Something all these lack
Is a strong and sturdy base
From the very start to the infinite
In this world of creation,
The quality of what arises
Is a product of its foundation
Everything in this cosmos,
Be it at dusk or at dawn,
The output is enhanced
By the core it grows upon
Roses and lilies blossom
On serene fertile land
Hardly grows a single branch
In a desert full of sand
Quite closely this is connected
To the mind of a human
His perceptions and beliefs,
Outlook and acumen
A heart full of love
Spreads selfless affection
While one full of hatred
Gives way to devastation
The caring and the wise
Give aid to the needy
Just one wrong step on the wrong path
Makes a person greedy
Necessary is the condition
To develop a healthy mindset
For happy attitude, an easy life
And satisfaction at the sunset
Heal yourself with silence
Feel the bliss of the breeze
Provide comfort to others
For negative thoughts to cease
Let's open doors to positivity
Become pure from within
Greet ourselves and guide others
It's never too late to begin
4. TightropeMinding Our Virtues
It's sometimes hard to see
How close a virtue and vice can be,
Yet the borderline of the two
Should we respect in all we do.
Being frank without a little tact
Can turn to rudeness after the fact.
Being brave may be a step away
From foolhardiness any given day.
When suspicion becomes routine
Paranoia is sure to settle in.
And when making humility a show
Pride readily begins to grow.
Where gentleness lacks a bit of nerve
Weakness is what others observe.
And where self-confidence is found
Arrogance often lurks around.
It's a borderline hard to tread
And plunges tend to lie ahead,
But it's by heeding moderation's call
That we can safely avoid a fall.
Reflecting On The Passage Of Time
Time passes all so quickly,
Moments melting into years.
It's true, time waits for no one,
And the end is always near.
We live a life so tenuous,
So easily it's gone.
And no matter what we each endure,
Time keeps marching on.
We take refuge in the moment,
And we cling to every day.
We pretend it's all forever,
Just to keep the end at bay.
We hearken back to childhood,
When the world was filled with treasures,
And our lives and what the future held
Was beyond what we could measure.
When our family was our everything,
There was still no place like home.
And with our best friends by our sides,
We came into our own.
And though we took our private paths,
We all have kept in mind
That in life our greatest struggle,
Is our battle against time.
Will we get to know what true love is?
Will we have the things we need?
Will we conquer all our greatest fears?
Will we fail or will we succeed?
And then as we grow older,
And the future shrinks away,
Our lives become more memories
And less about today.
We share our wisdom and our hope
With the children in our lives,
And say good-bye to those we loved,
Who once stood by our side.
But there's a peace in growing old,
As time becomes more dear.
And who we are and why we're here
Becomes so crystal clear.
And we see time is not the enemy,
But how that time was lived.
And if we took all that we could,
Or gave all that we could give.
For in our final hours,
As our time begins to wane.
The goodness that our soul's bestowed,
Is all that shall remain.Latest Shared Story
Another lovely poem, Patricia - keep them coming. Very best wishes, Ann
Each Day Can Be The Best
The best day of my life,
When will it be?
When I score top grades,
Or get a meal free?
Or gain great respect
Or buy a beautiful mansion,
Or travel the world
Or live sans tension?
If I pause my assumptions
To give it a thought,
That day of my life
Is not one in the lot.
Yes, my best day
Will not be of my success,
But the day I overcome
My failure distress.
The day I treat me well,
The day I respect me,
The day I impress me,
The day I feel free.
The day I am determined,
The day I stand confident,
The day I feel proud of me,
The day I am ardent.
The day when I love me,
The day when I stop strife.
That will surely be
The best day of my life.
Moving Forward In Life
Sometimes your best isn't enough
And happiness comes after sorrow
Life isn't always going to be rough
Yet, I can't speak for tomorrow
Love doesn't come for free
And hard work is sometimes fatal
Forgiveness isn't always easy
And wars can be mental
We know living can be stressful
And it's hard to see the blessings
In all things, try to be thankful
And try and find a silver lining
When pain is persistent
And the hurt seems too heavy
Remember you are resilient
And this is temporary
I keep pulling
on my roots
urging them to grow
impatient for the bloom
and the sunshine
and the growth
but it doesn’t work like that
tears flow, soil drenches and dries
there have to be some slower days
some rainfall, even snow
—life will bloom when it is ready
There would have been
so much I would have
if only I had known
it would all turn out.
But, you see, if I had
done even just one
it might not have
turned out the way it did.Latest Shared Story
First off, I like the poem. I too have pondered that same notion about going back in time and changing things for a better outcome. It's hard to say either way. Things could have been better...
You can be unhappy and still be in love.
You can be in love and still walk away.
You can walk away and still feel the weight of loss.
You can feel the weight of loss and still stand tall.
You can stand tall and still be grieving.
You can be grieving and still find joy.
You can find joy and still miss what you had.
You can miss what you had and still long
14. PossibilitiesMotivation About Making Attempts
We never know if we're right
If we're not willing to be wrong.
We never know how far we'd go
If we never fight hard and long.
No one can learn to walk
When they are not inclined to crawl.
If we want something to stand,
We have to risk letting it fall.
Many are prospects for success
That quietly pass us by
Merely because we're no longer willing
To step out and give it a try.
There are opportunities to fly
We miss sheltered in our cocoon.
Many are chances for a win,
We miss because we quit too soon.
Life stows hard realities.
Mistakes at times, we're bound to make.
But it's also full of possibilities;
It's up to us how much we take.Latest Shared Story
A wonderful poem and so true...
If we live in wait and hesitate, who knows what a future we would make. Life can change in an instant. Nothing is for sure. We should if we could take any...
If they make you
work for their attention
fight for their affection
beg for their love
you will spend a lifetime
that was never yours
and never will be.
Latest Shared Story
A sad truth that takes many of us far too long to realize. Just because we want something or even think we deserve it, doesn't mean we will get it or even need it.
18. Lessons From DadLearning From One's Father
Love someone as best you can,
And have a dog,
for it can show you the truest love.
and life will make more sense.
Accept that things may fail,
but do all that you can.
Learn, and live on the better for it.
Learn to smile.
Respect and find good in all you can,
and try to avoid the rest.
Be true to yourself,
but also serve others.
Lead by example
and with care.
Find comfort in working good earth,
and grow as well yourself.
Be there for your family,
but wait quietly.
Try to heal their hurts,
but most of all, let them grow.
Be known as a truly "gentle man or woman."
Do what you know is right,
and don't forget to sing.
Live so others will say,
"That is the nicest person."
There is no greater dignity than the respect
given to one who is truly humble.
19. Life LinesA Lifetime Of Learning
Walk where you have never been
and wonder at the beauty of this world.
Wish for the best, but work,
and for its own reward.
Give more than you receive
and share of it.
Be moderate in all things,
Wait your turn
and, on occasion, give it away.
Learn, if just to know,
and find a way to live your fondest.
Do all you can
never to hurt another.
Help someone daily;
it will heal your hurt as well.
Find something you enjoy;
it takes but one to make you happy.
for a book can change your life.
Write your own story,
you may change another's world.
Restore something old
and treasure it.
The greatest dignity is in the respect
given to one who is humble.
Obey and serve,
when it is due.
Always do what is right,
but do so ever with kindness.
Be confident in yourself
and humble before all others.
Befriend those who need,
for they can be the truest.
Love wholly and long
one who is worthy.
Give and receive love fully,
for that is the breath of life.
Be kind to all who will accept it,
and be fair to all others.
Beware that some are not good
and avoid, but never fear them.
Believe in something better,
and live to make it true.
Dig in good earth;
sow new life.
Reap with pride;
cook for pleasure.
Live fully within each moment you have,
for time will not return the chance.
Laugh out loud,
Know the taste of longing
and the joy of play.
Listen to the music
you can find in silence.
Sing for the joy of it,
dance for its freedom.
Pray, even when it hard to believe,
for man was not meant to be alone.
Save for tomorrow,
Share from your heart
and with your hands.
Forgive as you can,
for we are all only human.
Accept what you cannot change,
remember warmly and wisely.
Stand for something that matters,
treasure memories most of all.
Trust when you can,
but doubt when you ought.
Know that despite it all,
life is good.
Don't Use The Word Hate
It is a small word
with a big bite,
the worst ever heard;
it is just not polite.
If you could hold it,
it would feel like a ton.
Beware not to use it;
it hurts, even in fun.
It never feels nice.
It should never be heard.
Please take my advice
and use another word.
You know how it feels
when someone says it to you.
It takes forever to heal,
even though it's not true.
You must not forget.
Never make that mistake.
You will live with regret
if you use the word HATE.
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