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Life Poems | Poems About Life's Journey, Struggle, and Fun

Life Poems. Read and share beautiful poems about life’s experiences, struggles, fun, adventure, and journey. Life poetry conveys a point in time that has had an impact on us. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of life poems.
Premium Member Second Fiddle
She was playing second fiddle Caught in a three way love affair Sometime love becomes a riddle She was playing second fiddle She found herself in the middle But "in love and war all...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Triolet

Inevitabilities of Life
Can you feel the ever fading sun, how the cold crawls over your skin; dark strands combine at the edge of vision? Can you hear their serene whispers - fragile and tentative fronds of affection - always beyond reach or...Read More
Categories: creation, death, hate, life,
Form: Free verse
Comfort in Conformity
Its common, To not want to seem foreign, The safety net of what's told, Even though we're controlled, Somehow we don't see the problem, Because we're used to being patrolled Into whatever we're being sold, Thinking we've found gold. No. We're just thinking without...Read More
Categories: community, deep, identity, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Started With A Blank Canvas
My life began as one big blank canvas, a sweet baby girl loved: the second child for my parents, yes, I had an older sister by one year; Suzanne, already had signs of an adventurer, while I just gurgled, smiled...Read More
Categories: life, me,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Live, Don’t exist
Live, Don’t exist Miracle Man 2/21/2024 Don’t live life, on that slippery slope. Thinking there exists, for you, no hope. For Jesus has hope, for one and all. With outstretched arms, He’ll answer your call. If on the precipice, you're living. Turn to Jesus, He is forgiving. ...Read More
Categories: god, jesus, life, sin,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Acquiring the Taste
("Reflections", 2023, original encaustic) Acquiring the Taste What is it that makes life meaningful? What is it that makes us whole? Somewhere deep within Is the quiet place Of peace and serenity A secret healing garden That has open doors for us all. And...Read More
Categories: god, life, nature,
Form: Narrative
The old wonderer
In your latter days you had a good life You sat under the mahogany tree near your hut Watching the village as they moved about with their duties. At night you were a storyteller Telling the people the stories...Read More
Categories: life, death, eulogy, grief, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Am
Who am I is a question, That baffles and confuses me. Aren’t I a stranger to myself, When in me angels and demons cohabit, Dwelling side by side. Sometimes I am mired in confusion. Sometimes I feel I am a moth...Read More
Categories: i am, life, light,
Form: Free verse
Music is life So Mesmerizing Unique Surreal Inspiring and Carefree So sing to you heart's content, dude And let tomorrow hear your voice...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, future, life,
Form: Free verse
The Dramatic Purpose
Life comes as a chance, to prove that our God exists... and that He loves us!...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member It started with a blank canvas
Each time soul’s reborn, it begins anew, with memory of its past life wiped clean, feeling vividly each hue as though new, truth of existence attempting to glean. Love’s the only rule in this earth life school, so on blank...Read More
Categories: life, love, spiritual,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member White Collar Madness
To see monied power In seeing from a higher order of Things Fog still remaining fog, just thinner What’s this found as now seen? Just trying to get ahead A different kind of thing, changed? Maybe… same clothes Though with Evil still...Read More
Categories: business, fantasy, gothic, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member This moment
Lost in this moment my emotions mixed I am red with rage Green with envy yellow as a coward white with Dread pink from bashfulness as I sit here confused in a mixture of colors...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Something
I am looking for something at the crossroads in life -something worth having -something to call my own...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Freedom ride
A freedom ride winding down roads the sound of pipes screeching wind at my back my hair like a spiders web I don't fear anything I am engulfed in the moment...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Free verse

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Definition | What is Life in Poetry?