Poems About Life

Welcome to our poems about life! We’ve included a mix of famous poems about life, short poems about life and poems by independent writers. We hope these poems inspire you to read more. While life should always be filled with happiness and love, we have included sad poetry about life. These written words are straight from the heart of our writers. Writing and reading something you relate to, during times of sadness can help to process and let go of the incident. We hope you enjoy our compilation of the best poems about life, the happy stories as well as heart felt pieces.

Poems About Life Struggles

Lost and Found
Losing everything
I found myself
Losing my marriage
I found my voice
Losing my independence
I found freedom
Losing my job
I found my passion
Losing my home
I found a beautiful oasis
Losing hope
I found my faith
Losing everything
I found myself, I found my strength

By Lang Leav
Shrinking in a corner,
pressed into the wall;
do they know I’m present,
am I here at all?
Is there a written rule book,
that tells you how to be-
all the right things to talk about-
that everyone has but me?
Slowly I am withering-
a flower deprived of sun;
longing to belong to,
somewhere or someone.

Inspirational Poems About Life

Knock Me Down
Knock me down again,
It’s happened before,
I have always found strength,
And settled the score,
Going down a black hole,
Coming out stronger and wiser,
Reflecting back on my journey,
I share my story to inspire her,
You are a fighter
Nobody can put you down,
Focus on loving yourself
You have the ability to turn your life around,
What can you do now
Rather then what could you have done
Forgiving yourself, growing and healing,
When you’ve accomplished that the real part of life has begun
You are conquering your fears,
One day at a time,
You are a powerful beautiful soul,
Surrounded by a glowing light, you shine,
Continue your journey
Of self love, hope and faith
Focus on your happiness
Then nothing will escape,
Looking back on the obstacles,
That didn’t knock you down,
You can do everything effortlessly,
You hold the power to turn your life around.

You may also be interested in our sister poems page.

Don’t Quit
By John Greenleaf Whittier
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is strange with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a failure comes about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Poems About Life

Poems about Life and Love

Life in a Love
By Robert Browning
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes out and laugh at a fall
And, baffled, get up and begin again, –
So the chase takes up one’s life, that’s all.

When You Are Old
By William Butler Yates
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Deep Poems about Life

By Mandy Jo
Life is like a wish come true
Old things blue and something new
Everything that is living eventually dies
Living is scary if you can’t see without your eyes
Bugs, flowers, plants, trees,
People, birds, fish and bees,
Months of the year,
as they go by they make me tear…
Living is a miracle.

You may be interested in our funeral poems page after a loss of a loved one.

By Erin Hanson
You are not your age,
Nor the size of clothes you wear,
You are not a weight,
Or the colour of your hair.
You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks,
You are all the books you read,
And all the words you speak,
You are your croaky morning voice
And teh smiles you try to hide,
you’re the sweetness in your laughter
And every tear you’ve cried
You’re the songs you sing so loudly,
When you know you’re all alone,
You’re the places that you’ve been to,
And the one that you call home,
You’re the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love,
You’re the photos in your bedroom,
And teh future you dream of,
You’re made of so much beauty,
But it seems that you forgot,
When you decided that you were defined,
By all the things you’re not.

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