15  Easy Poems to Understand

Enjoy this collection of easy poems to understand. Some poems are a bit complicated and we sometimes are not sure of what the Poet is trying to communicate. This collection contains verses that are easy to comprehend and the message is clear.

Similar to our lives, things sometimes happen that leave us perplexed and we can't figure out why a certain thing has happened. Poetry is the same, some poems are easy to figure out and others don't make sense. We hope you enjoy the wisdom and the messages in these.

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  1. Life's Brighter Side
    Poet: John Imrie

    'Tis better to smile than to frown,
    'Tis better to laugh than to cry;
    Then, don't let your spirits get down,
    And never say "fail" tho' you die!

    Though trouble like mountains arise.
    And fortune seems hard to attain,
    Look hopefully up to the skies,
    For sunshine will come after rain.

    Those taught in adversity's school
    Are braver and better by far;
    The cowardly man, as a rule,
    Is not to be trusted in war.

    A brave heart is sure to succeed,
    The weak one will go to the wall;
    And God will assist those indeed
    Who help themselves up when they fall.

    If in love affections are bent,
    And wooing is met with disdain,
    Bear up with apparent content,
    And time will restore you again

    The world is more full of joy
    Than most people care to admit;
    If usefully time you'll employ.
    Life's trials won't hurt you a bit!

  2. Poems About Life
    Poems About Life

  3. Wisdom About Life
    Poet: Unknown

    It takes years to build up trust, but only seconds to destroy it.
    You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
    After that you'd better know something.
    Don't compare yourself to the best others can do,
    But to the best you can do.

    It's not what happens to people that's important.
    It's what they do about it.
    Always leave loved ones with loving words.
    It may be the last time you see them.
    You control your attitude or it controls you.

    It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
    Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
    Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are,
    But you are responsible for who you become.
    Even if you do the right thing for the wrong reason,
    It's still the wrong thing to do.

  4. Poems of Encouragement
    Poems of Encouragement

  5. Life's Motive
    Poet: Nixon Waterman

    Love is the orgin, the end;
    And man, amid his toil must trace,
    Where all his prayers and wishes blend,
    The beauty of a woman's face.

    In all he dreams in all he does
    His being's inward eye must see
    The presence of a love that was
    A love that is, or is to be.

  6. Short Love Poems
    Short Love Poems

  7. Look For
    Catherine Pulsifer 2008

    When all seems doom
    Don't despair
    Look for the good
    It is in the air

  8. Positive Poems
    Positive Poems

  9. 4.  Friends Are Like Gold
    B. Rivers

    People come and people go
    True friends will show
    When you are low
    Treasure these souls
    For they are like gold

  10. True Friendship Poems
    True Friendship Poems

  11. To My Valentine
    Poet: Berton Braley

    With all your faults I love you still,
    With all your faults I always will.
    But if I should endeavor to
    Point out those very faults to you,
    Saying, "Herein is where you're wrong,"
    I doubt if you would love me long.

    And if you started in detailing
    My each and every little failing,
    All listed--it is understood--
    Exclusively for my own good,
    I'd find, although you summed them rightly,
    My love evaporating slightly

    With all our faults we love each other;
    But pointing out to one another
    Exactly where and how we err
    Won't boost love's ante, as it were.
    We have our faults, but, darling, pray
    Let's leave 'em lay, let's leave 'em lay!

  12. Valentines Day Poems
    Valentines Day Poems

  13. Forgive And Forget
    Jo Deeprose

    Forgive and forget
    the mistakes people make
    We’ve all fallen guilty to
    giving less then we take
    Share love, laughter and positive feelings
    And you'll begin to see that life is worth living!

  14. Poems About Life Lessons
    Poems About Life Lessons

  15. Welcome To The New Year
    Poet: Douglas Malloch

    Bells of the forest, ring all your changes! —
    Give us your merriest, cheeriest chime;
    The new-bom prince of the House of Time.
    Northern cedar and southern lime.
    Yield of your perfume, your incense olden:
    Wood nymphs, weave your harmonious rime!
    Sunrise, light all your candles golden!
    Bells of the forest, ring your cheer!
    Hail to the monarch, the Glad New Year!

  16. New Year Poems
    New Year Poems

  17. Lemonade
    Poet: John F Zurn, 1995

    Lukewarm lemonade in a dixie cup.
    The little girl who made the batch,
    must have fouled it up.
    Much too sweet and watered down,
    It wasn’t worth a dime.
    But as I sipped, she looked so sweet,
    I said it tasted fine.
    Her cardboard sign was cluttered up,
    I drank and read the jingles.
    “Ten sense ech” and “whil it lazts”
    (I paid her with a single)
    She stood there half bewildered,
    Her smile became a frown.
    She said she couldn’t change the bill,
    Her folks were not around.
    I watched her struggle counting change,
    And then she gave a sigh.
    She asked me softly, in distress,
    if I could multiply.
    But when I told her “keep the change"
    A smile came to her face.
    And then I knew, at least the day, Hadn’t gone to waste.

  18. Inspirational Poems
    Inspirational Poems

  19. Content
    Poet: Fanny Crosby

    Oh, what a happy child I am,
    Although I cannot see!
    I am resolved that in this world
    Contented I will be!

  20. Poems About Happiness
    Poems About Happiness

  21. The Grandparents
    Poet: Wilhelmina Stitch

    At this, the sweetest season of the year,
    I love to watch, wherever I may be,
    the grand-dads and the grannies, all so dear,
    choosing the toys to hang upon the tree.
    Ah! see them gaze into each other's eyes.
    Their children's children! Buying toys for them!
    Such love as theirs the flight of time defies and Happiness gives each her diadem.
    A charming sight, indeed it is,
    to see grandparents choosing for the Christmas Tree.

  22. Grandparents Poems
    Grandparents Poems

  23. You Got To Sing
    Susanna Clark, Richard Leigh

    You got to sing like you don't need the money
    Love like you'll never get hurt
    You got to dance like nobody's watchin'
    It's gotta come from the heart
    If you want it to work.

  24. Poems About Hope
    Poems About Hope

  25. Curly Locks
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Curly locks, what do you know of the world,
    And what do your brown eyes see?
    Has your baby mind been able to find
    One thread of the mystery?
    Do you know of the sorrow and pain that lie
    In the realms that you've never seen?
    Have you even guessed of the great unrest
    In the world where you've never been?

    Curly locks, what do you know of the world
    And what do you see in the skies?
    When you solemnly stare at the world out there
    Can you see where the future lies?
    What wonderful thoughts are you thinking now?
    Can it be that you really know
    That beyond your youth there are joy and ruth,
    On the way that you soon must go?

  26. Baby Poems
    Baby Poems

  27. Paradoxical
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    "Guard every minute well," he said,
    "For time is never cheap;
    Save every second that you can,
    But late hours do not keep."

  28. Poems About Time
    Poems About Time

  29. The Kitchen
    Poet Unknown

    A Home is made of many rooms to rest, to sleep, to shower,
    To play, and read, and talk a lot, do hobbies by the hour.
    But the kitchen, ah, the kitchen is a room that's made of dreams
    Of fantasies...created by a love of cooking schemes.

    To touch, to smell, to visualize, the wonders that occur...
    And then to taste, and then to taste results of things that were made.
    At one time just "ingredients", in their places on the shelves
    But become a wondrous mixture As though transformed by elves.

    Yes, a home is made of many rooms, each one has it's pleasures
    But the kitchen is the best of all for finding hidden treasures.

  30. Poems About Family
    Poems About Family
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