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. 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.

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  6. As Time Passes

    • By Jenni-fiere M. Bivens
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem On Time Going By So Fast

    As the seconds pass,
    We look back
    At what our lives have held.

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    The poem really hit home with me. I decided to use this for a compare and contrast essay for my literature class.

  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. For Alexis From Your Mama

    Live Life Like It Is My Very Last

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    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.

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    I like the poem because it gives me the passion
    in everything I do, even if you don't accomplish your goals right away.

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  10. Love After Love

    The time will come
    when, with elation,
    you will greet yourself arriving
    at your own door, in your own mirror,

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  11. True Joy

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    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.

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    this poem touched me but not in the way most people would think.
    when they said "When speaking to a man on his dying bed,
    none of these answers are what he said."
    when I heard that it...

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  12. 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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  13. Advice To A Son

    Never trust a white man,
    Never kill a Jew,
    Never sign a contract,
    Never rent a pew.

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