6 Poems About Challenges

We have all challenges which we have faced in life. Let these poems about challenges encourage you when face the storms of life! Also share these poems with someone who is facing issues and troubles in their life; hopefully the poetry will give them a different perspective and hope for the future!

The verses reflect an acknowledgment of challenges overcome. We hope these poems are ones that give you hope and encouraging thoughts to reflect upon.


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  1. Life Is A Challenge
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Life is a challenge to the bold,
    It flings its gauntlet down
    And bids us, if we seek for gold
    And glory and renown,
    To come and take them from its store,
    It will not meekly hand them o'er.

    Life is a challenge all must meet,
    And nobly must we dare;
    Its gold is tawdry when we cheat,
    Its fame a bitter snare
    If it be stolen from life's clutch;
    Men must be true to prosper much.

    Life is a challenge and its laws
    Are rigid ones and stern;
    The splendid joy of real applause
    Each man must nobly earn.
    It makes us win its jewels rare,
    But gives us paste, if we're unfair.



  2. The Storms of Life
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


    Watch the tree in the wind blow
    Swaying back and forth, to and fro
    Some trees get uprooted
    And others are not affected.

    When life sends us wind and storms
    How do we perform?
    Are we like the trees
    Being flexible to some degree.

    Or do we become up rooted
    Losing patience and being stupid
    Anger and frustration, we quickly transform
    Just because we face a storm.

    When challenges of life do hit
    Stay calm, do not have a fit
    Be like the wind-blown tree
    Be flexible, and calm as you can be.



  3. You Faced The Challenges
    Poem by Catherine Pulsifer, 2004


    I look at the challenges you face
    And your determination in making your case
    Others would have given up
    But you kept going not letting up.

    Of you, we are so very proud
    We tell everyone out loud
    We all need to aspire
    To share the story of those we admire.

    So you are proof that if you believe
    With God's help, you can achieve.
    We look forward to the next goal you need
    We know you will face it and exceed.



  4. In His Power
    Poet: Priscilla Leonard


    No man can choose what coming hours may bring
    To him of need, of joy, of suffering;
    But what his soul shall bring unto each hour
    To meet its challenge — this is in his power



  5. As You Go Through Life
    Poet: Unknown

    As you go through life
    It is not always going to be easy.

    You're going to have somebody say
    Some things that are going to cut you to the core.

    The sun will not always shine;
    The flowers won't always bloom.

    But I have found this out:
    The storms that I go through are for my good,
    Because no one appreciates the sunshine until
    He has gone through the storm.



  6. See It Through
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.
    When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
    Do the best that you can do;
    You may fail, but you may conquer,
    See it through!

    Black may be the clouds about you
    And your future may seem grim,
    But don’t let your nerve desert you;
    Keep yourself in fighting trim.
    If the worst is bound to happen,
    Spite of all that you can do,
    Running from it will not save you,
    See it through!

    Even hope may seem but futile,
    When with troubles you’re beset,
    But remember you are facing
    Just what other men have met.
    You may fail, but fall still fighting;
    Don’t give up, whate’er you do;
    Eyes front, head high to the finish.
    See it through!

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