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. Still Here

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

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  3. I, Too

    I, too, sing America.

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

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  4. Inner Peace

    • By Joshua Fraser
    • Published: August 11, 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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    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.

  8. Find Your Drive

    • By Emma J. Swain
    • Published: December 2017
    Inspirational Poem To Keep On Persevering

    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.

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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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    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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  11. Purpose

    Finding Purpose In Life

    Don't be nervous when finding your purpose.
    To simply be alive is just scratching the surface.

    As life goes on, you will find out the truth.

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  12. Counting Sheep

    • By Chelsea C. Howard
    • Published: August 2016
    Poem About Soothing Myself To Sleep

    If my internal clock could speak,
    it would beg me to sleep.
    It would ask me to turn off the world and rest.

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  13. Time

    • By Andres G. Rendon
    • Published: August 2016
    Time Is Everlasting

    Time
    Has always been there.
    It was the beginning,
    And it's going to be the end.

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