9 Poems on Life Lessons
Find examples of life lessons that we all learned from in these poems. May they encourage and motivate you. We all go through life learning as we go. And there are many lessons that we can learn from.
We all make mistakes and errors, have disappointments and discouragements. But if we are
wise we learn from these. You can also learn from other people's lives and experiences. Let these poems remind you that life is too short to focus
on regrets or on the past, learn from them and move on.
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Poems On Life Lessons
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Poet: Bernhart Paul Holst
While yet a child, on ocean's shore,
I gazed across the restless sea;
I heard the music of its roar
And wondered what it meant to me.
In those sweet years I longed to sail
Mid treasures rare of ages' lore;
I set my canvas to the gale
And steered my vessel far from shore.
With joy I sailed the summer sea
While skies were bright and winds were fair,
But storms soon disappointed me
And drove my vessel here and there.
And when arose the tempest wild,
It tossed my ship on billows wide.
It swept me back where as a child
For joy and pleasure I had sighed.
Ah ! well, if we could only know
In early years, so sweet and kind,
What joy and pleasure from us flow
As we leave childhood years behind.
Lesson Learned Every Day
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer © 2011
A lesson is learned every day,
The one I learned was just today.
I learned that others can’t be pressed,
To do or act as I feel best.
I've learned that people are their own,
And only I can change the known.
If I don't like how something is,
Changing me is all there is.
So next time you come across this issue,
Don't get mad and grab a tissue.
Change the way that you react,
And that will have a positive impact.
A lesson is learned every day,
What lesson did you learn today?
Whatever it is, I'm sure it's great,
Take what you've learned, don't let it wait.
No Matter Your Age
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer © 2016
There are so many lessons to learn
No wonder our parents were concerned.
We never stop learning no matter our age.
The worse of these are the years of teenage.
As we age we often find
We have to keep an open mind.
Many times we thought we knew it all
Only to realize how quick we could fall.
So no matter what your age pay attention
To the lessons that others do mention.
Poet: Leonora Milliken Boss
When along the street you're passing,
Note the people whom you meet;
Some whose faces speak of sorrow,
Some who show that life is sweet.
Some who dress in height of fashion,
Some in rags and dirt you'll see;
Still they all are human beings.
Of one family, you'll agree.
Then let us cheer the heart of sorrow,
Let us lift our brother's load;
As he ever trudges by us
In the journey o'er life's road.
A word, a smile, a kindly glance,
Hath power to help another;
For all the world's akin, you know,
We're sister or we're brother.
So, give forth good to all the world,
And you'll find this saying true;
"Give to the world the best you have
And the best will come back to you."
We each need help in this old world,
And the ones who wear fashion's best.
May need it more than the beggar in rags,
When they're put to the crucial test.
So, let your light shine and kindle
That fire which shall warm a heart;
And teach them that, of the Father,
We are each and all a part.
Then let us live in accord with good.
That spark divine, within each one,
Which shall bring in all upliftment,
Now and when the earth life's done.
We are atoms; this is true, indeed;
But drops in the ocean of life;
But many atoms, working together.
Can overthrow discord and strife.
And many drops drawn from the ocean,
Can make the great sea go dry;
Then, can you not see the good we may do,
If you and I, brothers, just try?
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer © 2019
When faced with life issues
Don't let it give you the blues.
Look for the lesson in it
Rather than sulking and having a fit.
With every trouble comes a blessing
Don't be discouraged, it is not depressing
Often times when you look back
There was a lesson to learn not an attack.
So change your attitude and you will find
Learning life lessons can be kind.
Helping you become the person you were meant to be
Just do your best and you will see!
Over And Over Again
Poet: Josephine Pollard
Over and over again,
No matter which way I turn,
I always find in the book of life
Some lessons I have to learn.
I must take my turn at the mill;
I must grind out the golden grain;
I must work at my task, with a resolute will,
Over and over again.
We cannot measure the need
Of even the tiniest flower,
Nor check the flow of the golden sands
That run through a single hour;
But the morning dew must fall,
And the sun and summer rain
Must do their part, and perform it all
Over and over again.
Over and over again,
The brook through the meadow flows;
And over and over again
The ponderous millwheel goes.
Once doing will not suffice,
Though doing be not in vain;
And a blessing, failing us once or twice,
May come if we try again.
The path that has once been trod
Is never so rough for the feet;
And the lesson we once have learned
Is never so hard to repeat.
Though sorrowful tears must fall,
And the heart to its depths be riven
With storm and tempest, we need them all
To render us fit for heaven.
Live To Learn
Poet: Bayard Taylor
Learn to live, and live to learn;
Ignorance like a fire doth burn,
Little tasks make large return.
Toil, when willing, groweth less;
"Always play" may seem to bless,
Yet the end is weariness.
Live to learn, and learn to live,
Only this content can give;
Feckless joys are fugitive.
I Have Learned
Poet: Arthur C. Benson
I have learned that
Mistakes can often be set right,
That anxieties fade,
That calamities have sometimes a compensating joy,
That an ambition realized is not always pleasurable,
That a disappointment is often
Of itself a rich incentive to try again.
One learns to look over troubles,
Instead of looking into them,
One learns that hope is
More unconquerable than grief.
Life Is Not A Holiday
Poet: Henry Drummond
Life is not a holiday, but an education.
And the one eternal lesson for us all
is how better can we love.
What makes a man a good artist,
a good sculptor, a good musician?
What makes a good man?
Practice; nothing else.
There is nothing capricious about religion.
We do not get the soul in different ways,
under different laws, from those in which
we get the body and the mind.
If a man does not exercise his arm
he develops no biceps muscle;
and if a man does not exercise his soul,
he acquires no muscle of soul,
no strength of character,
no vigor of moral fibre,
nor beauty of spiritual growth.
Love is not a thing of enthusiastic emotion.
It is a rich, strong, vigorous expression of
the whole round Christian character -
the Christlike nature in its fullest development.
And the constituents of this great character are
only to be built up by ceaseless practice.
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