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.
56 Inspirational Poems About Living Life to the Fullest
Tick tock...tick tock...
Life is counting down on your internal clock.
Memories that feel as if they occurred yesterdayFeatured Shared Story
It’s not that we forget to live. We always have this thought in our mind, but the sad reality is that even after knowing how precious our time is and realizing our limited time on earth, all...
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I'm from a country which is famous for its literature. And it's Iran. So we, Iranians, know what a good poem is. I really like your poem. It teaches us never give up. It teaches us if birds...
Sometimes you just have to push yourself just to get out of bed.
You stay up 'til 2am just wishing you were dead.
You ask yourself, "Why can't it be someone else instead?"
You get tired of all the thoughts in your head.
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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There’s so much I have built up inside, so much I need to share. I was robbed of everything, and can’t put my thoughts on paper. The man who physically and mentally abused me should be doing...
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.Featured Shared Story
With death being the only certainty of life, life is just a bit too short for regrets. Let's live while we're alive. Let's love while we're alive. Let's live and not just survive.
I see people laughing and joking all around,
but on my face there is no smile; instead there is a frown.
I never laugh anymore; instead I cry,Featured Shared Story
I can't bring you back, I wish I could. The moment you took your last breath I went with you. I look in the mirror, I no longer recognize who I see. I am not longer me without you. My son,...
12. Inner Peace
The wind whistles past my ears.
Closing my eyes, I lose all my fears.
The waves crash into the rocks.
Out here there is no time on my clock.Featured Shared Story
Life is full of loud shouts of distractions and contradictions while the sound of focus is but a whisper. Nature, fortunately sings this silent tune of focus to ears that would seek her. The...
14. Still Here
I been scarred and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,Featured Shared Story
This poem was in a textbook of mine from the sixth grade. As a child, it resonated with me. It inspired me to write poetry. As a child, educated by white folk, I had no idea who Langston...
15. I Am Trying
I know there's something great in me,
Something I struggle to find.
The days and months keep passing
As I lie here, stuck in my own mind.Featured Shared Story
The future of tomorrow seems so far away. Sadness filled my heart the day you walk away. I remember the little games we played with the memories that I have from yesterday. The future of...
You could have given up,
but you kept on going.
You could have seen obstacles,
but you called them adventures.Featured Shared Story
Another good one! I enjoyed it very much. And I think most of us can relate; I know I can. Thanks for sharing.
18. Through It All
Friends come and go
Life flies by right before your eyes.
You lose ones you love
Yet through it all you still love your life.Featured Shared Story
I am currently going through a lot. I was touched by this poem. Friends do come and go. I have had problems all my life. They got worse in 2012-2014. I am 35. I have support people now, so I...
19. Shadow Of Life
Walking in the shadow of fear,
drowning endlessly by a single tear,
running alongside self-discovery,
fearing the loss of self-recovery,Featured Shared Story
This poem makes me dream, dream of a life that one day might come true
20. The Strings
The knot is strong,
The strings are tight.
It won't break loose,
No matter how much I fight.Featured Shared Story
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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