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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    It's a very great poem. Even though the poet is so young, the work is so perfect. It has really opened my eyes toward reading poems.

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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 that feel as if they occurred yesterday

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    Such a good poem. I wish everyone understood how quickly our lives go by and would cherish life and every day. I wish they would learn to live in peace and make peace. I also look back on...

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  4. Carefree

    • By Nordica D Lindgren
    • Published: October 2009

    Picture

    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. 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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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.33
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    I lost my dearest wife about a year ago, and this poem resonates perfectly with my dominant thoughts since the tragic event. Thank you for this.

  8. 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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    As a child, I grew up without a father, so I know how it feels to be left alone most night because mum had work. When I cried there was no shoulder to cry on. I miss my dad dearly, but I'm...

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  10. 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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    • Rating 4.30
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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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  11. 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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    • Votes 618
    • Rating 4.30
  12. 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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    • Stories 5
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    • Rating 4.29
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    Loved this poem. It is so touching, that I almost cried.

  13. 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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    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...

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