3 Poems About Frustration

Let these short poems about frustration give you thoughts to consider when you are feeling frustrated. Frustration is the feeling of irritation, of being annoyed that causes us to also feel stress and hopelessness. But your attitude towards what ever is frustrating can be a factor that you can change.

Be motivated by these poems. Let them give you words to consider the next time you are feeling frustrated.


  1. Frustration
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2011

    In life there are,
    So many frustrations.
    It all depends,
    On how we approach them.

    There are times,
    I could sit down and cry.
    But then I realize,
    That's a waste of my time.

    My time is better spent,
    Fixing the problem.
    Crying would only,
    Land me at the bottom.

    So get on up,
    And hold your head high.
    It's time for you too,
    Let your frustration slid by.


  2. The words of wisdom in this short poetry are ones that hopefully will motivate you to deal with the issues that are causing you frustration. The Poet expresses feelings of sadness and defeat but she quickly realizes that that will get her nowhere. Take the words of advice and don't let your frustration get you down, take action, and move on!


  3. Feeling Frustration
    Poet: Unknown


    Today before you think of saying an unkind word–
    think of someone who can’t speak.

    Before you complain about the taste of your food–
    think of someone who has nothing to eat.

    Before you complain about your husband or wife–
    think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion.

    Today before you complain about life–
    think of someone who went too early to heaven.

    Before you complain about your children–
    think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.

    Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or sweep–
    think of the people who are living in the streets.

    Before whining about the distance you drive–
    think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

    And when you are tired and complain about your job–
    think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

    But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another–
    remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

    And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down–
    put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

    Life is a gift –
    Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, and Fulfill it.



  4. We All Feel It
    by Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


    In life we all feel it
    The times when we have to bit our lip
    We feel like throwing up our hands
    Or digging in our heels and taking a stand.

    Frustration is the feeling that I'm talking about
    The times we feel annoyed or put out.
    We can stay frustrated and let the stress mount
    Or we can stop and to ten we count.

    We may not be able to change what has happened
    But we don't need to feel like we are flattened
    Take a breath and stand back
    Take a moment to relax.

    Sometimes it is best to walk away
    And come back to it another day.
    The frustrating  feeling can be changed
    It is our attitude that we must rearrange.

    So next time you have that feeling creep up
    Don't give in and don't give up
    You may have to do it another way
    But realize that is okay.

    Life is too short to stay annoyed
    If you do your health you destroy
    You can overcome frustration
    By building your thoughts on a positive foundation.

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