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. Through It All

    • By Destinee Snuffer
    • Published: January 2011

    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.

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    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...

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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    Loved this poem. It is so touching, that I almost cried.

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  10. Lights

    Poem About A Request For Guidance

    Light up the way for me.
    I'm scared of the dark.
    Illuminate the blackest road
    With the brightest spark.

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    This is the truth! I have had my share of life struggles, but my faith has allowed me to overcome my trials. Throughout your battles and rough roads, you have to believe that the light will...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. What Are Secrets?

    • By Rishabh
    • Published: April 2016
    Poem Showing The Effects Of Secrets

    Secrets are things we hide,
    Things we hide from other people's sight.
    They are things we don't want anyone to know,
    Whether it be a friend or foe.

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    Always tell them the truth the first time. I know from bad experience, and you might end up being able to be with the one you truly love. Trust Me. 'Cause they'll never trust you even if when...

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