Poems About Life

A collection of poems about life to inspire you. Many times as we journeyed through life, we reflected on the short verses in this poetry.

No More Unhappy People
by Catherine Pulsifer, © 2015

There are many people in life,
That try and bring you down.
These people are very selfish,
And enjoy making you frown.

And then there are others,
Who don't even see what they do.
They unintentionally do certain things,
That have an affect on you.

The problem with all these people,
Is it's the same every time.
You feel yourself getting madder,
And forget they're not worth a dime.

Why do we let them do this,
Every time their around.
We need to start remembering,
That it's our choice to put on the frown.

And more importantly there are others,
Who are kind and sweet and smart.
These are the people we should be around,
It's time to make a new start.

Let's stop letting certain people,
Get the best of who we are.
They don't deserve our feelings,
Our tears or words by far.

We don't need them in our lives,
But if they have to be.
I'll hold my head up high,
And not let them get to me.

We will focus on the good,
And all the loving people.
It's time we honor those,
And life will be more peaceful!

Look For The UPside Of Life
Julie Hebert, © 2015

Drops on my window,
Grey skies way up high.
The world looks so gloomy,
Why even look outside.

I sit in my house,
Depressed with a frown.
I hate feeling crappy,
But the weather brings me down.

Why do I feel crappy?
Why do I wear a frown.
Days like today,
Bring so much to this town.

If it weren't for the rain,
We'd all live in a desert.
With no trees, grass or flowers,
Just dirt and prickly cactus.

There would be no fields to run in,
Or gardens to adore.
No tree leaves to jump in,
That fall to the floor.

And for kids most of all,
This tragedy they'd endure.
What good are rain coats and rubber boots,
If puddles are no more.

If we look at it differently,
And see not just bad.
See the good in what rain brings,
Maybe these days we'd be glad.

And life is just like that,
You only see what you decide.
You have to open yourself up,
And allow for both sides.

The rain will stop sometime,
And a rainbow will appear.
The sun will come out too,
And it'll all feel like cheer.

You'll run in the green field,
And smell a fresh flower.
The trees will blow softly,
All because of a shower.

John McLeod © 1982

Awakening to the fresh dawn of the morning
Not knowing what new paths this day will bring,
But trusting in his gentle hands to guide you
Just as he cares for every mortal thing,
And stumbling forth find strength you lacked so badly
Stream in to give a sense of fullness through,
To me, (one fails to count, the kindest people:
Samaritans whose names you never knew.

With dusk the toil of day brings healthy tiredness,
And climbing stairs one wonders all the more
How many friends perhaps you'll meet tomorrow
And what life's traveling onwards has in store.
How often, then, to lie as sleep steals over
And count the blessings that he brings to you,
Through people who are happy just to serve him:
Samaritans whose names you never knew!

How Sweet To Hear
John McLeod, © 1989

How sweet to hear in evening's hush
A song-thrush caroling its joy,
When sunset paints its carmine blush
And day's dull straws no more employ
The mind, and as one's rest draws near
A few quiet moments linger yet
To count rich memories so dear . . .
The love of Life one can't forget!

It Is
John McLeod, ©

It's the little bit of sunshine
Lighting up the dullest day,
That brings a glow of pleasure
As we journey on Life's way.
It's the simple things that please us
Like a willing kindness done,
That son blow away each storm-cloud
'Till once more we see the sun.

Your Life
Julie Hebert, © 2011

Each day we are given is a gift,
And a gift we always should appreciate.
When days start to run together,
It's then that our days depreciate.

So try to slow and take each day,
Only one at a time.
Life will always have its ups and downs,
But the ups are more fun to climb.

Every morning you awake accomplishing something,
Should be on your mind.
So choose your thought for the day,
And do it and then unwind.

If every day you have a goal,
And every day it gets done.
Life will never run away,
And life will be much more fun.

More Poems about Life:

Spread The Joy - two short poems that give you verses to consider about life

People In My Life - who are the people in your life that have made a difference.

A Balanced Life - about life's ups and down and about keeping it all in balance

Things I Should Say - we all have things we should say and we don't.

Lifes Failures - words for reflection when thinking about what a failure is and how we should deal with it.

Wait For Life To Begin - when does life begin, an interesting question.

Life Without Love - do we need love in our life? Read the thoughts of this Poet.

Wishing and Living - offers verses for contemplation on life.

Motivational Stories - does a poem tell a story, read this for our thoughts

Simpler Ways - words about living in a simpler way

Life To Me -the Poet expresses her thoughts in the verses and give us words to consider.

Old Age - we all age that is just a fact of life; thoughts about what old age means.

Bumpy Road Called Life - for sure, life has its ups and downs.

Need of Loving - we all need love, and, this poetry, while short, discusses this fact.

Keep Sweet - the words of the poet describes an attitude that would benefit us all.

The Common Road - written many years ago by Poet, Silas Perkins.

When Things Won't Work - how do you handle situations that don't work the way you want them to.

Starting Today - as the title implies start today!

But is This The Good Life - this was written questioning working in a corporate environment.

Tell Him So - offers us verses to reminds us to be verbal in our praise, and in our thanks.

The Wise Man - one that will make you smile, but one that also contains common sense with a moral in its verses.

Do Less Then Do More - verses to remind us to focus on the important things in life.

Be Thankful -verses to remind us to focus on the good and be thankful for all we have

My A to Z of Wonderful Things in Life -there are many wonderful things in life. Read the verses here and see if you can come up with your own list.

Desiderata - written in 1927, but one which still holds true today!

Success and Stress - does success create stress or relieve stress? A good question, find the answers here in this short poetry.

Poems for Special Occasions - inspirational verses for Christmas, Birthdays, Valentines, and more.

It Is The Journey That Is Important - about the journey and what is important.

Life Is Good - do you agree.

Stress Relief Kit - written in the form of a kit. Each time we give one of them it brings a smile to their face.

The Simple Things In Life - about what is right in front of you.

Chosen Path - what path are you on

Do Not Let Others Bring You Down - about negative influences and what we can do

Life Is For The Go Getters - a good message in this poem

Simplicity - can words and verses describe what simplicity is? John McLeod's writing does just that.

Do Not Be The Main Disappointment - don't let disappointments or mistakes stop you from acheiving all that you can.

Holiday Joys - discusses the joys of the holidays.

Life Is Patience - the thoughts of the Poet express how we at times just do not have the patience, but life is a teacher and patience is something we all need to learn

Your Journey Through Life - two short poems about life and the journey we find ourselves on.

Life's wheel spins on through sunlight and through rain but dawn's full promise ere returns again. Thus in your heart keep moments of sweet grace; a cherished warmth in love's remembered place. John McLeod

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