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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.

New Poems

Breathing On My Own
I held you so tight and so hard and so close to me that I could not let go My arms would not come undone and your cloak of discontent half covered my body My ears could...Read More
Categories: life, break up, change, freedom,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Phone Do's And Don'ts In My Opinion
When someone texts you answer back promptly no one likes waiting tis true show that you care comply Don't mute somebody there's nothing to hide you're not just anybody you're significant inside don't enable it to die organize as such and never say goodbye be aware...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Rhyme
The Music of Life
A distant sound grows louder, music of the hypnotic kind. A song the pied piper might play, smooth and enticing. Looking down to see feet moving, changing now to slow dance. That time when the air brims, that melts two people together. The...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member the gifts before us laid
In this little gust of a day That happens by chance To blow our way We find ourselves framed In reality’s loose knit making. Indeed for a priceless moment, we stand shaking. Up to our knees In confusion and...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Rhyme
Memories Of Ouray
Nothing about life is impossible, viewed while looking up Nothing about death is reversible, viewed while looking down All in between is contestable, winds blow North and South Nothing promised, nothing cursed —the choice to laugh or frown (Ouray Colorado: October,...Read More
Categories: death, life, memory,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Young Land
when life’s path was clear and long our dreams and goals were one and strong we got engaged and then we wed and opened doors locked closed ahead and when rules changed in life’s great game we changed our ways but stayed the same we ran down...Read More
Categories: anniversary, life, marriage, relationship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Night
The sun setting, horrible dusk is , treacherous,heartless ! But darkness drawing close. So go to bed , sleep with no dreams, feeling no pain, never to wake up. ...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Free verse
Spring Time
The colors of Spring Yellow is the sun Green are plants and grass Pink are the tulips Clear blue is the sky The scents of Spring Freshly cut grass Fruit trees in bloom Floral Bouquets Sounds of Spring Birds chirping Kids playing The Spring Easter Life 03/01/2021 Written for Spring...Read More
Categories: color, flower, life, spring,
Form: Diminished Hexaverse
Premium Member This Crown of Thorns
We wear it like a scar often hidden from public view as though a mark of shame. We wear it with a stoic smile we hardly feel our own, for even a simple smile is not without effort. It erodes our...Read More
Categories: life, pain,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Earth life struggle soul choice
Earth life struggle, soul choice made by free will Facing turbid winds, inhospitable Challenges shapen us, upon the anvil Until love enabled, consciousness stable With clear light veiled, in this form we stumble Weary from suffering, that makes...Read More
Categories: life, spiritual,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
COCK AND HENS
A cock and hens in a cage The cock is in it’s old age All hens cock to manage To live in love cock encourages Hens are always in bandage The cock is making them damage The cock...Read More
Categories: bird, family, life,
Form: Free verse
Its just a song
It’s just a song That touched my heart And I could sing along Right from the start It wells me up inside And I try to hold back the tears I have to listen whilst the tears I hide But I can’t...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Stand up
Stand up tall upon your stage Shake your fist and rage man rage For the things that you have lost That you now can count the cost Before you hear the deadman’s rattle Don’t let it go without your show...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Life
Created to please. I can't do nothin else. But serve God's meekest and weakest first. The others can wait. And why not? I let the last lead, for they know how to find water in the desert. They know that life is...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fragments of Me
I have no idea how long I sat weeping, so tired, I close my eyes and breathe in the sun; you whisper in my ear, I love you, and I turn the page, back, back, I turn...Read More
Categories: life, writing,
Form: Verse

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