Poems About Life

A collection of short poems about life to inspire and encourage you. Many times as we journeyed through life, we reflected on the short verses in this poetry. Life has its good days and bad, but how we react to those days will reflect our success in life.

Let the words of these Poets give you words for reflection. Encouraging verses to uplift and motivate you in dealing with many different aspects of life.



Your Life

Poet: 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 to accomplish 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.


Life Journey
Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there...
      
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A Balanced Life
Every life needs some balance,
As there are always ups and downs.
Remember what they always say,
What goes up, must come down.

But if you live with that in mind,
And balance is the key.
You will find that doors unlock,
A little more easily...
      
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Worth While
Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox


It is easy enough to be pleasant.
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years;
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth,
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent
When nothing tempts you to stray.
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;
But it*s only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire.
And the life that is worth the honor on earth,
Is the one that resists desire.

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen.
Who had no strength for the strife.
The world's highway is cumbered today,
They make up the sum of life.
But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile,
It is these that are worth the homage on earth,
For we find them but once in a while.




What Life Means To Me Poem
Life to me is all that I see,
Each and every day.
It's the family I love, the people I speak of,
It's a smile I receive on my way.

Life to me is all that I hear,
Each and every day.
It's the birds in the tree, singing to me,
It's the sounds of waves crashing on the bay...
      
Reflect on the verses in What Life Means To Me Poem



Desiderata Poem
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans...
      
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poems about life and aging
      
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Poems About Life Struggles
It seems to me the road called life,
Is a windy, bumpy road.
It's not easy like told in fairytales,
Life can't be changed by kissing a toad.

Instead we must weigh the odds,
About every decision we make.
We worry we'll make the wrong choice,
And not know which way to take...
      
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What Is This Life
W. H. Davies

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.



A Little Loving Is All I Need
We usually find love with family and friends
But sometimes there is no love to that end
Get out and find those who need help
The love you get back will make your heart melt

Volunteer, get involved with a church, find a need
Watch love grow, like the watering of a seed.
You not only help others, but people you will meet
And over time you will find a love that is sweet!...
      
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Waiting For Life To Begin

Life as a child went too slow.
But now that I'm older,
Im somewhat unsure,
Of why growing up quick was needed so.

Even grown, I still am prone,
To wondering when my real like will begin.
First school, then first jobs, first apartments, some in between sobs,
Life is much more than just jumping in...
      
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Living A Simple Life
No idle gold - since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.
No precious stones - since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where'er I go.

No lifeless books - since birds with their sweet tongues
Will read aloud to me their happier songs.
No painted scenes - since clouds can change their skies
A hundred times a day to please my eyes...
      
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Strickland Gillilan
Don't be foolish and get sour when things don't just come your way-
Don't you be a pampered baby and declare, "Now I won't play!"
Just go grinning on and bear it;
Have you heartache? Millions share it,
If you earn a crown, you'll wear it-
Keep sweet.

Don't go handing out your troubles to your busy fellow-men-
If you whine around they'll try to keep from meeting you again;
Don't declare the world's "agin" you,
Don't let pessimism win you,
Prove there's lots of good stuff in you-
Keep sweet...
      
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Just For Today
TODAY —
Mend a quarrel.
Search out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter.
Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer.
Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in a word or a deed...
      
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The Good Life
I bought what I wanted,
whether I needed it or not.
Whether I had the money or not.
Oh, credit cards the wonder of our time.
I ended up with material things I could ever want.
But is this the good life?

I worked 12 hour days,
Plus traveling time of 2 hours a day,
I often worked nights and weekends
I had a high paying job.
But is this the good life...
      
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funny poems about life
      
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Life Is Too Short
Life is short we all do know,
We cannot take advantage.
We need to live it, and live it well,
We need not carry baggage.

We need to do the things we love,
And always share a smile.
We need to do all we can,
To make this life worthwhile.
      
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Be Thankful Poem
Be thankful for life,
And all that it holds.
The goods and the bads,
Even those colds.

Colds are unwanted,
And even despised.
But having a cold means,
I am quite alive...
      
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Wonderful Things
A is for the apples, that nutrition us each day,
B is for our little boys that remind us we should play.

C is for our furry cats, that teach us who is boss.
D is for our dentist, who reminds us we should floss.


E is for emotions that remind us we are alive.
F is for high fives that remind us we should thrive.

G is for everything good, that we see each and every day.
H is for our hair, even when it starts to grey...
      
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Poems About Joy

I wished upon a star tonight,
The one above my tree.
It brought me so much joy you see,
It brought it all to me.

So much joy flows through my veins,
It's almost spilling out.
It's time to share this joy with others,
This I have no doubt...
      
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Poems About Life And Love
Life can be busy,
And somewhat uneasy,
But there are things that can make it great.

Having love in your life
Just a brother even a wife,
Can make all the difference to fate.

Love can lend you a hand,
When you need to withstand,
Some of the harder things in life...
      
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Life Is Good To Me
To me life is,
Blessings abound.
Beauty before us,
The wondrous sounds.

To me life is,
Phenomenal gifts,
The ones we are given,
The seasonal shifts...
      
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Stress Relief Kit
The Pencil reminds you to list your blessings every day
Give thanks for all you have in every way.

An Eraser to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's okay
Learn from them, move on, don't let them ruin your day.

Let this Toothpick remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
Treat others like you would treat your mother...
      
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Simple Things
The simple things in life,
Are usually in front of your eyes.
All you have to do each day,
Is look up into the skies.

Look at the beauty around you,
Run and play outside.
Find what you've been missing,
Look what's in front, in back and beside...
      
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Follow Your Own Path
There are many people,
In the world today.
Some are born to help others,
And others stray away.

There is good and bad,
In every part of life.
We all have to choose our side,
And hopefully one without strife...
      
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poems about life and respect       
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 Respect Poem




Holiday Poems
Today is but a holiday,
The best one I do think.
Hang the decor and bake the food,
It's time to celebrate.

My favourite thing about this is,
All the family and friends.
Conversation feels like a vacation,
Get it all in before it ends...
      
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Creed
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

I would live this life so well
Strangers of me praise might tell
Somehow I would like to be
Cherished here in memory.
Not as one whose skill was great;
Not as one who conquered fate;
Not as one who rose to fame,
Leaving a remembered name,
But as one who served some need
With a timely, kindly deed.

I would have my life be told
Not in glory or in gold,
Or in books which students read,
Giving name and date and deed
Of a dead man labeled great
Let mine be the lesser fate
Let me be to print unknown;
O'er my grave no towering stone.
Tis sufficient at the end
To be mourned for as a friend.


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