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. 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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    Very touching and so descriptive. Sadly, none of us realize that time, family, and life's journey pass us by so quickly. Situations pass us by, people get lost into the confusion of life. We...

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  3. Rise

    I Will Rise

    Picture

    I will rise
    After every fall.
    I will rise
    And stand tall.

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    This is very encouraging. And the lesson I get from it is that we have to respect life for it will give us good fruits tomorrow.

  4. 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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  6. 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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    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.

  7. 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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  8. 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.

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    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...

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  10. Choices

    Trying To Move On

    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,

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    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,...

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  11. 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 is amazing to hear such a beautiful poem with so much insight and knowledge concerning the way we stand in our world today from such a young person. Please keep your eyes open and keep...

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  12. The Mask

    Different Faces To Hide True Feelings

    I look in the mirror at the beginning of each day,
    and ask myself what mask should I place on my face today.

    No not the sad one it's too revealing,

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    The mask poem is so real. I believe it's with every one on the face of the earth, except a child!

  13. Short Life Summary

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

    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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    I found out last year that my best friend is dying. She's young and a mother to a beautiful little girl. She is smart, beautiful, and full of life. Watching someone I love die slowly has been...

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