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Life Poems

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 poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of life poems.

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Premium Member Extra Appendage
extra appendage
iphone is attached ticking
updating my life

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Categories: life, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Senryu

Premium Member A Holiday Season Prayer
A Holiday Season Prayer
Written: by Miracle Man

Lord, in your return let each take thrill,
And direct lost hearts unto your will.

Make fast each stride from evil doing,
Let areas deemed gray become eschewing.

So in an alone mode, no one feels today,
Place in...Read More
Categories: life, god, prayer, time,
Form: Couplet
Fresh start
Every day is a fresh start-
To relive the pain all over again
A spoon scooping out your heart
All you feel is hollow 

Days are blurred
Life’s veil just became darker
And you smile a little less
What’s the point to fake one

When you lose...Read More
Categories: life, death, depression, writing,
Form: Free verse
Soul Journeys
Soul Journeys

My dreams as a young girl, of a man,
A lover who gently strokes my soft skin,
A great longing from my past for the future, 
Sometimes so overwhelming with the sadness of loss. 
My life journey and destiny already in...Read More
Categories: life, addiction, destiny, journey, longing, miss you, remember,
Form: Free verse
Some Type of Way
"Some Type of Way"

Not in the same timeframe
Agree to it, and sign your name

Some people, it's obscene why they
Think everything in the world needs to die right away

Every single night and day
I've been feeling some type of way

I'm not putting...Read More
Categories: life, deep, how i feel, poetry, rap, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Earth Abides - Sacrifice
In darkness one looks for light
How else to go on living
Except to see. 

Seeking light
Moth looks for bright candle invite
As sought, so found. 

Dark diminishing once again beckons closer 
Drawn in then fluttering to brightest light 
Night bursts in flaming...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, analogy, life, philosophy, places, space,
Form: Free verse
Generic Heathwarming Christmas Movie
It seems that minutes after Halloween,
before we’ve even seen the first bits of snow,
the Christmas movies are flooding our screens,
and I think we know how they’ll all go.

Start with an actress that’s half-forgotten,
who in teen films once took off her...Read More
Categories: life, art, celebration, christmas, film, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Another time another place
Another  time, another place; 
it wouldn’t need to be like this.
Another word, another phrase; 
we wouldn’t feel and live like this.

Another lie, another truth; 
we wouldn’t need to see like this.
Another voice, another place; 
the guns would never bang...Read More
Categories: life, conflict, confusion, crazy, death, fate, fear, soldier,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Road to my Past
There is in my mind a lane
A place I blocked with a pane
Alas all the Keys & locks
with all the mental blocks

I sneaked back to take a peep
I ended up taking a sip
My memory, a place I live.
Now moved afar...Read More
Categories: life, analogy, conflict,
Form: Blank verse
Such Disarray
The coffee pot is on the blink,
one thing I don’t have is time to think.
It snowed last night and I’ve checked my email,
however, sadly, it’s as slow as a snail.
I need to know if the store is open,
closed today, I’m...Read More
Categories: fun, humor, life, poems, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Waiting on the Dream
How the years have hurried by this century
 so many wild enticing adventures aplenty,
heroes and heroines succumbing 
 to every hope and dream forthcoming
even these senior years are not defeated
 still breathing life to make the dream completed....Read More
Categories: life, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Sonya was the best friend I ever had,
we were always doing things together.
When she moved away I was very sad,
she was my refuge in stormy weather.

Over the years I've thought about her life,
did she join Delta, so she could travel?
Or...Read More
Categories: life, best friend, friendship,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Gun
The Gun

On the wall above the fire place, 
Grandpa’s rifle still sits. 
I take it down now and then to clean, 
but put it back every time. 
That is where it belongs. 

Grandpa shot deer and elk, 
He even shot...Read More
Categories: life, allah, america, encouraging, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, heaven,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member This Nest of Mine
It is now winter in my Canadian world,
the ground and trees draped in pure white;
and the wind is frigid cold-  howling a song,
yet, I bundle myself up for an ice-kissed walk.

Into the forest crisp and crackling I stroll,
to meander...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Narrative
Penning Consummate Rhyme
His descriptive phrases flow while compiling poetic verse
'cross pale parchment, the poet's pen continues to traverse
Ink coursing like life blood rushing through his eddied veins
ignoring sorely cramped fingers; generating echoing refrains

Each stanza is arranged by sequence, in creation of a...Read More
Categories: life, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Our God Flies
Our God who lives, flows in the waters,
tumbles in rivers, and drifts in snows,
flashes as silver from shoals of fish,
darts in darkness round rugged rocks,
blooms afresh as showers bring flowers 
with fresh aromas for bugs and bees.
With all the creatures...Read More
Categories: life, christian, creation, environment, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Gathering Seeds
Placed within
Seeds of life
Entering your soul

Creating life
Sprouting out
Digging deep

In the heart
Growing into
A large oak
Our hearts carved

As One...Read More
Categories: life, birth, child,
Form: Free verse
Dark alley, deadly calm
Flashes of steel
'Thud'..death whispered
Silhouette melted in the night
Blood zigzagging
Dragging life to the drainage...Read More
Categories: life, death, murder,
Form: Haiku
Appalachian Granny Magic
Oh cousin what can I do
That man I'm married to
Stays drunk and runs around
He's nothing but a hound

All our money goes to his booze
Wolves howling at the door for their dues
And I'm at my very wit's end
Is there something you...Read More
Categories: life, endurance, grandmother, humorous, magic, marriage, mythology, native
Form: I do not know?
Exactly 19 years to the day, November 17th 2000, I wrote this poem for my Future Husband, Elias Proxenos.
We were sweethearts from our early twenties, but fate wasn’t ready for us yet.  
We parted, each one of us got...Read More
Categories: life, husband, love,
Form: Rhyme
Virtues and vices
Rights and wrongs 
Too entangled 
A war is fine
Kill for peace
Unable to judge
As virtue just died

Love and hatred 
Wrongly blend 
Hate to love
Or love to hate 
Sums up in hate
Self confused.

Lies and truths 
Inseparable pals
Lying to live 
Or living to...Read More
Categories: life, conflict, evil,
Form: Haiku

     Nothing...Is the motto of my verse
          The void empties deeper to the bottom of my curse
     Nothing...How could it get any worse
...Read More
Categories: life, corruption, deep, loneliness, psychological, usa,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Passing of the Beast
The Passing of the Beast – fantasy poem
copyright 2015 by jon gutmacher

Fore the beast was dying
and there was nothing for her to do
. . . and as he took his last breath
his hand touched hers
and she knew
in that very brief...Read More
Categories: life, fantasy, loss, lost love, sad love,
Form: Free verse
Zen Death Haiku
Brittle autumn leaves
crumble to dust
in the freezing wind.
—Takao, translation by Michael R. Burch

This frigid season
nothing but the shadow
of my corpse survives.
—Tadatomo, translation by Michael R. Burch

With the departing year
I have hidden my graying hair
from my parents.
Ochi Etsujin, translation by Michael...Read More
Categories: life, death,
Form: Haiku
Create Waves
Her essence succumbed 
to faded sadness
Uncertaining held deceit
Demons would drive 
her to maddness
Before she ever felt complete

Beguiled then trapped left 
alone and destitute 
Adrift in a mystifying way
Once so confident, her mind 
was absolute
Now her thoughts are in decay

Confused what...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Rhyme

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