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

1 - 10 of 61

  1. Stronger

    She never let life
    or the weight that
    came along with it
    weigh her down, it

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 3
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 5
    • Rating 3.60
  2. Advertisement

  3. Sometimes

    Fighting Past Depression And Anxiety

    Sometimes I can't find the words
    That fill my messy head.
    Can't find the effort to smile
    Or get out of my silly old bed.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 999
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 189
    • Rating 4.61
    • Poem of the Day
  4. I Am Trying

    • By Shawna
    • Published: March 19, 2020
    Finding Your Life's Purpose Can Be Difficult

    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.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 224
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 52
    • Rating 4.60
  5. Advertisement

  6. I'm My Own Best Friend

    Don't Let Others Define You

    I'm good enough;
    I don't care what you say.
    I'm proud of what
    I accomplished today.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 852
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 143
    • Rating 4.48
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! I absolutely, 100%, love this! I think this would be a good lesson for everyone to learn. People shouldn't just rely on others to compliment them, and just because somebody thinks...

    Read complete story

  7. The Music Of The Night

    Difficulty Sleeping

    When demons pick at my troubled mind
    And the passage to sleep becomes harder to find,
    I close my eyes, turn out the light
    And listen to the music of the night.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 433
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 79
    • Rating 4.54
  8. Still Here

    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 957
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 132
    • Rating 4.21
    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...

    Read complete story

  9. Advertisement

    Advertisement

  10. I, Too

    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 180
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 24
    • Rating 3.92
  11. Inner Peace

    • By Joshua Fraser
    • Published: August 2018

    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.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 2
    • Shares 3966
    • Favorited 39
    • Votes 580
    • Rating 4.36
    • Poem of the Week
    • Poem of the Day
    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...

    Read complete story

  12. A Rhapsody Of Empowerment

    • By Vaishali Vishnukandan
    • Published: March 2018
    Empowerment Of Women

    Come on, women!
    Must rise to the challenges
    Of your enhanced responsibilities.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 95
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 3.93
  13. My World

    • By Xavier Mentor
    • Published: January 2018
    Hoping My Wishes Become Reality

    Heaven is where I wish to be,
    But hell is where I remain.
    Peace is what I seek,
    But war infects my world.

    Read Complete Poem

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 262
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 55
    • Rating 4.27
    Featured Shared Story

    I can't imagine the amount of energy put into this work to make it as beautiful as it is. I have a deep passion for it.

1 - 10 of 61

Back to Top