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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.
Need of greed
Find your balance Find your place Goldilocks zone Within this race Our want in life Versus our need Survival progression The urge to breed Pare back our life To simple pleasure Take from our greed The time to treasure Not frivolous frills Bus simple sustainment Not always...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Robot
Robot My vacuum is a robot My tumble dryer, true They're programmed to assist My world And keep it ordered too I feed my dishy-washer My clothes go in a box It's where the magic happens Yet It always eats my socks My telly can now...Read More
Categories: inspirational love, introspection, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mortals
Mortals By Michelle Morris 31/03/2023 Here we mortals turn to stone By our hardened hearts And callous disregard For each other and our planet Let us embrace our humanity And melt the hardness and tar That holds us down and immobilised That keeps us...Read More
Categories: community, freedom, humanity, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My sins and yours
We are all connected through time and space. My sins and yours By Michelle Morris 30/03/2023 I counted my sins And they were like The grains of rice On the chessboard On each square They doubled up Until they became Infinite into the ethers Too...Read More
Categories: community, humanity, life, sin,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Death of a Loved One
Your voice, your face, your love for me exist still in my heart and mind. Though you've been gone for many years, your essence isn't hard to find. I hear expressions you once used; you...Read More
Categories: death, grief, heaven, life,
Form: Quatrain

Why ye teach so much O Life
Why ye teach so much O Life, Thou art not centuries rife. ___________________ Gulzaar |14.03.2023 | couplet Poet’s note: This is translation of lyricist Gulzar’s short shyries. Itna kyu sikhaye ja rahi ho zindagi, hamen kaun si sadiyan gujarni hai yahan. ...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Couplet
Reserving a slice of serenity
I'm taking back what's mine, you see, Saving some of me, just for me. In this space, I feel so free, Learning to love myself, finally. I used to give until I bled, Putting myself last, instead. But now I know...Read More
Categories: happy, joy, life, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Happened to Yesterday
I was a famous, learned historian, living a good life in prevalent today; As vast, grey clouds must move on, once wild storms are swept away. I spent many golden days and plum evenings, perusing historical books, Like...Read More
Categories: dream, fantasy, growth, life,
Form: Couplet
I've turned fifty just today. I feel I came just yesterday. So many years have already passed. And life has been so very fast. I have achieved so many things. But have no clue what Time brings, Although I see the...Read More
Categories: life, age, anniversary, april, journey,
Form: Heroic Couplet
Premium Member Discontent
Darkness breeds discontent in my heart Fanning the flames of hatred and fear Looking into the eternal abyss Wondering how finite my days are No matter how I cling to life I'm consumed by thoughts of the end How these once...Read More
Categories: life, anger, dark, how i
Form: Free verse
I thought life was easy
I thought life was easy easy it was but not for me searched fortune i could not find I thought life was easy so my sadness I could not hide just frustration to show I thought life was easy easy...Read More
Categories: life, allusion, analogy, appreciation, extended
Form: Triolet
Premium Member Time Collab With Jo
Every moment is fleeting fast The present will soon become past God has gifted this time to man To live and use for a short span All our life we wasted our time We did not know this in our...Read More
Categories: giving, heaven, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member This is love
This is love By Michelle Morris 30/03/2023 The moment you became A part of my body Was the moment you were Loved here on Earth Your tiny heartbeat Creating a rhythm with mine Your tiny soul forever Joined in the Universe's magic divine This is...Read More
Categories: life, angel, baby, birth, blessing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member CURTAIN CALL
I flee from the reality of self In blind attempt at being self-less Confronting an enlightened self-interest. I have stepped into the shadows Allowed them the spotlights curse of cheers and boos of curtain calls. Suppress the urge to take the...Read More
Categories: life,
Form: Blank verse
If Only I Could
It was a dilemma, like choosing betwixt fig and plum, It's not, like the devil and the deep sea, to overcome; It's a task of reestablishing my relationship - A fast friendship that got shattered, of late, like...Read More
Categories: friendship, life,
Form: Rhyme

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Definition | What is Life in Poetry?