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Life Poems | Examples of Life Poetry

Poems about life’s experiences are wonderful to read. Life is memoir full of variety with its struggles, fun, adventure, and inspiration. Life poems convey a point in time that is memorable, depressing, or has had an impact on us in some beautiful or fun way. Reading and writing creatively poetic words can affect both the reader and the poet in a life-altering way.

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Read wonderful life poetry on the following sub-topics: adventure, carpe diem, courage, depression, education, family, funny, future, happy, heartbreak, introspection, journey, love, paradise, rhyme, and more.

List of Life Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem The Blessing of Adversity Brian Johnston Rhyme life, love,
Premium Member Poem Ten-Decade Lifetime Chart - Where Are You Sandra Haight Shape life, time,
Premium Member Poem The Unseen, As Swirling Ebbs Of Time Plod Along Robert Lindley Free verse life, art, creation, deep, humanity,
This bitter breath Dominic Middleton Free verse life, winter,
Premium Member Poem What Is Life Wren Rushing Rhyme life,
WHEEL OF LIFE Tony Hargreaves Rhyme life,
change deepak srivastava Couplet america, education, encouraging, life,
A Few Things I Have Learned Lu Loo Rhyme happiness, life,
These Three Things I Long For Lu Loo Rubaiyat life,
Premium Member Poem FULL FLIGHT Line Gauthier Free verse life, appreciation, flying, insect, joy,

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Caring
by Brenda Chiri
A little enquiry at the right time goes a long way. 
Whether family, friends or good acquaintances, 
Which little bit of concern in adverse times...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: care, life,

IT DIDN'T MAKE ME
by Victor Alexander
IT DIDN'T MAKE ME

I made many mistakes, 
Yet, my mistakes didn't make me, 
I reminisce on the past, 
Everything been so fast, 
Now, we are...

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Blitz | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, age, endurance, humanity, inspiration,

Whispers
by Khadidja Megaache
Guilt was a thorny carpet
Laid on the ground I walked on.
Repent and redeem,
No vile soul feels a disesteem.
Whispers filling my head,
Too loud to ignore,
Pills upon...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, anxiety, emotions, god, judgement,

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IF TIME IS THAN HOW
by Michael E. Harris
IF TIME EXIST
HOW IS IT REAL?
IF TIME EXIST
IN WHAT WAY
IS IT REAL?
DOES TIME MOVE
OR MERELY
STAND STILL?
DOES LIFE
MOVE AROUND TIME
DOES TIME 
MOVE THROUGH LIFE.

IF TIME MOVE
THROUGH...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, creation, imagery, life,

If I Could Would I
by PJ Gongora
You left without adieu
I hope I ever knew
It would be the last day, 
"Iloveyou" you would say.

You whispered in my ear
With hoarse voice I came...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, death, dedication, depression, desire,

The Cure
by Ralph Palmer
Some days I feel delightful
Others leave me feeling spiteful
One a few, I wish I had had a riffle

But they're just days at the end of...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, day, depression, life,

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007000000000
by Bernard Chan

What man would welcome the bonds of mortgage,
Drown in a long drink of boredom each night? 
For celluloid loves we’d gladly forage,
Evil and despair we’d...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, fantasy, film, life,

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Spice Of Life
by Carol Connell
                    ' : ' ' :...

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Shape | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, blessing, change, life,

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Challenges
by Edmund Siejka
CHALLENGES

By Edmund Siejka

He faced a challenge 
That forced him to use all his abilities
But doubt clouded his judgement
Caution gave way to uncertainty.
Needing help
He recalled these...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life,

Strange Got Stranger
by Piercing Words
Cows moo
Cats meow,
Dogs bark like woof-woof
And humans talk:
Talk forever and ever.

Times so twisted these days:
The arm goes round and round!
Like the circles in the sky-
And...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, i am, identity, imagery,

drug addiction
by deepak srivastava
a false conviction
rejected consideration...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

knowledge and success
by deepak srivastava
do to achieve
threadbare discussion  perceive...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

knowledge and ignorance
by deepak srivastava
knowledge is problem solving
ignorance is energy dissipating...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

what does knowledge shower
by deepak srivastava
the
power
to 
know
create
and 
deliver 
...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

great men, simple men and knowledge
by deepak srivastava
simple men's curiosity to know
great man's propensity to solve...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

simple men and knowledge
by deepak srivastava
curious heed
in times of need...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

great men and knowledge
by deepak srivastava
knowledge to impart
for everyone to play thair part...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, hope, life,

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You're The Light Inside
by Brenda Chiri
The best index to a person's character 
Is how he treats people 
Confront the dark parts of yourself, 
And work to banish them 
With illumination...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: best friend, life,

Ive Lived
by Timothy McGuire
I've lived
I've loved
Sometimes failed 
Had success
Been at the top of the world
And in deep dark valleys

I've experienced
Joy
Laughter
Sadness and tears
Been very brave
And scared to death

I've felt...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: journey, life, love,

VARANASI
by Amar Agarwala
Pilgrims and vagrants throng its Ghats
Beggars, seers and mendicants all,
Shrill peal of bells, the chant of hymns
And waters holy do enthrall.

Shiva’s trident nudges the soul
The...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life,