Poems about Life Struggles

Poetry About Overcoming Life's Challenges

Life is full of challenges. Economic difficulties, serious illnesses, family problems, and political unrest plague people on a daily basis. How a person faces each challenge that comes their way however, says much about their character, who they are on the inside. Some people draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of others. Many famous poets from both the past and present have helped and inspired people to face and overcome life's many challenges through the words of their poems. Such poems help people to see they are not alone in their struggles and that it is possible to overcome their problems.

Inspirational Poems About Living Life to the Fullest


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  1. Lost Innocence

    • By Michaela Remmel
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About How The World Has Taken A Turn For The Worse

    Wind whistling,
    Snow glistening,
    We try not to,
    But we're all listening.

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    • Rating 4.49
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    I really admire this poem. It is how I used to write as a teenager, and now as a adult in my 30's, I understand by your poem why poets are born.

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  3. Time

    • By Joe Massocco
    • Published: February 2015
    Poem About How Time Flies

    Tick tock...tick tock...
    life is counting down on your internal clock.

    Memories which were as if they occurred yesterday,

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    • Rating 4.38
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    Really beautiful poem. The rhythm is really smooth. It touched my heart. Death is not the only way people fade away. Right now am in 12th standard. Soon I will have to leave my friends and...

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  4. Carefree

    • By Nordica D Lindgren
    • Published: October 2009

    Young, carefree, innocent
    You sing, laugh and dance
    Taking in all Gods' glory
    At every single chance....


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    • Rating 4.36
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  6. My Life

    • By Taylor Beckham
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Growing Up Too Fast

    All of my life
    I was living in a lie.
    It seems that my childhood
    has flown right by.

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    My heart is full of pain. I wonder every night whether I am going to wake up the next morning. As they say, God knows the plans he has for you. Still, my heart cries for a father's love, a...

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  7. Complication

    Changing Life

    In a world filled with changes
    each and every day..

    I feel I'm being judged...

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    Reading this poem makes me realize the years my daughters are going through. They are really enjoying their growing up years playing toys, having fun watching cartoons, and playing on the...

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  8. Short Life Summary

    • By Hgr
    • Published: October 2015
    Living Life With Purpose Poem

    Life and death; without one there cannot be the other.
    For some it's short, but they live it like no other.
    For most it's long, and to be happy they don't ever bother.
    Life cannot be lived without the love of others.

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    A month ago we found out that my brother has cancer. He is young and vibrant, so it was completely unexpected. This poem expresses what I feel, which is that life must be lived richly even...

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  10. Tired

    Poem About Being Tired Of A Hard Life

    I'm tired of listening to the sound of my tears,
    Tired of constantly battling my fears,
    Tired of struggling with challenges that continuously reappear.

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    • Rating 4.32
  11. C'est La Vie

    • By Miroz
    • Published: February 2009
    C'Est La Vie

    If only I knew how's it going to be
    If only when I try to fix things, they became better
    If only I was certain of how others feel
    And if only people believed what I say......

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    • Rating 4.30
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    Loved this poem. It is so touching, that I almost cried.

  12. Camouflaged

    • By Kim McCrea
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About The Beautiful Chaos Of Life

    In all chaotic beauty lies a wounded work of art.
    Beautiful but torn, wreaking havoc on my heart.
    Camouflaged by insecurities, blinded by it all.
    I love the way you sit there and barely notice me at all.

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  13. The Strings

    • By Hanima Nawaz
    • Published: September 2015
    Poem About The Confusion Of Chasing Or Sacrificing Dreams

    The knot is strong,
    The strings are tight.
    It won't break loose,
    No matter how much I fight.

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    I was really touched by the poem mam. My good friend's father also died 2 months ago, and I am really trying to do whatever I can. Giving them time, my love and support. But I don't know...

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