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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 STILLNESS



Be calm,
Spread balm,
Sing fond psalm:
Watch love arm.


When fear
Comes near,
Seize will dear:
Watch faith cheer.


When pain
Wets strain,
Feel hope gain:
Truth not vain.


When noise
Drowns voice,
Witness poise:
In wise choice.


Be brave,
Faith saves,
Death styles grave:
Dear wise knave!


Hope peaks,
Love speaks,
Plug sad leak:
Life now tweaks.




Leon Enriquez
30 March 2020
Singapore 

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Categories: life, confidence,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member A POEM DURING A MODERN PLAGUE
Every morning upon rising
Routinely searching my vital signs
As a poverty stricken person
Searches pockets for spare change.
The grim news reports,
The skyrocketing death tolls,
Mausoleums more populated
Than the emptied churches,
Many desperately seeking God
From the confines of their dwellings.

I remember the time, early in...Read More
Categories: life, death, faith,
Form: Free verse
Corona Comes
Corona claws your deep-fear door, a wily wolf sniffing for prey,
sick-snarly behind its lamb-meek facade.
It can't believe its luck - opportunistic thief
at the door, happy to find you home.

Funereal florist fashioning a coronal of funeral flowers,
its corona of white lily-light...Read More
Categories: life, death, fear, sick,
Form: Free verse
Yin Yang Boomerang
Primordial ooze, bathtub booze, and unaligned chi
I've got nothing to lose, I see through the ruse, because I am free
I see the faintest glimmer begin to grow dimmer but I've got nowhere to be
While doubt slowly simmers hope also shimmers...Read More
Categories: analogy, bible, death, earth, life, poetry, society,
Form: Rhyme
LOVE AND CONCERN
Let the heart do the deeds
Once help comes our way
Verifying the passionate heart
Equally is shared our needs. 

Among the frustration of isolation
Not to have any contact on the outside
Distancing from social life during the duration  

Covid-19 a pandemic not...Read More
Categories: life, emotions,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member No Sound Of Laughter
Today is bleak, there is no ray of sun.
Fluffy clouds of white have run.
This event is horrific, enough to stun.
Our way of living has become undone.
We look for answers, where there are none.
People that we meet, we must shun.
It feels...Read More
Categories: confusion, endurance, fear, hope, life,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member ANNA MIRABALIS
ANNUL MIRABALIS
THERE IS  OUT THERE
THAT IS SO WONDERFUL
THAT IT GIVES LIFE MEANING
TRY AND FIND IT
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Categories: beauty, joy, life, voyage,
Form: Free verse
Viral Effect
The baseball fields are empty...no crack of the bat nor cheers in the stands; 
no children's laughter in the park, and the balloon man can't be found... 
It feels for now that all is lost and it will never be...Read More
Categories: life, appreciation, care, confidence, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What EarthSouls Need
"What I want in life is compassion,
a flow between myself and others
based on a mutual giving from the heart."
   Marshall B Rosenberg, PhD (Nonviolent Communication)

What I wealthy want
in health and safety optimizing life
is win/win compassion,
a flow,
back and forth,
left...Read More
Categories: life, community, earth, emotions, environment, health, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Awakenings
For years she had slowly slid from well cared for home 
to musky boxes and rugs.
Sitting in a chair, watching old movies,
pretending the devastation around her had not occurred.

Her senses deadened, she neither saw the clutter
nor smelt the molding curtains...Read More
Categories: life, angst, depression,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member REPORT CARD
REPORT CARD

F   ON THE WATCH FOR PANDEMIC
U   PROVIDING PLANNING, LEADERSHIP & COORDINATION\
C-  TIMELINESS OF PROVIDING NECESSARY SUPPLIES
C-  TESTING AND MONITORING FOR VIRUS
E    LYING ABOUT FACTS
D   CONTROLLING NUMBER OF DEATHS
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Categories: corruption, death, death of a friend, life,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member EUREKA

Release the shelter of bare feet,
     rhinestones on big toes sparkle.
The tentacle-shine of sunwheat
     on the scrapyard-swig of river.

Like a sunflower, the mudlark
     shuts her eyes, complexion
surrenders to...Read More
Categories: life, history, river,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Lessons Learned
THE LESSONS LEARNED

Africa starving, droughts that go for years
Ask yourself who amongst you really cares

Who; really took it all on board, their strife
Life was cheap to every child that lost a life

The clocks will turn; it is us next on...Read More
Categories: life, appreciation, earth, eulogy, mother, visionary, words,
Form: Couplet
CAUTIONS CONSCIOUSNESS
CAUTIONS CONSCIOUSNESS
Eminency requires us to be cautious
In our daily life activities we should be conscious
The birds swing and maintain their stretched wings while flying
And consciously fold the wings when landed or perching
Frequency of cautious acts
Breeds involuntary performance of such acts
Let...Read More
Categories: life, 3rd grade, change, sensual,
Form: Couplet
Matrimony
We've been together for many a year.
I've come to hold our love so dear.
We've come through many burdens and cares.
The passing time has dispelled many fears.
Thinking of you fills my heart with tears.

We're one flesh now,
Living out our vows.
Only death...Read More
Categories: life, love, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Stay Safe
"Every time Death touches me from so near,   

It seems that life is still mine without much fear. " 

  

I had written these words just like this some time ago, but today, ... today I understand...Read More
Categories: life, dedication, family, feelings, future, self, time, today,
Form: Free verse
It was fate
Never forget kissing away the pain 
As we watch the sunset again 
Both of us were never the same 
It was fate that was to blame 
Hand in hand at midnight 
Nothing but the moonlight 
To light up our way...Read More
Categories: life, care, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Crux Of The Matter


The crux of the matter, I'm handsome and slim
A fact of evolution, my smooth velvety skin
Gratefully unsurpassed
For this amazing bod I have
But I still have this loving feeling though it's slim




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Categories: life,
Form: Limerick
Covid 19 The Last Visit of a doctor his Family
“Don’t panic, but we’re all in panic due to this pandemic,
I’ve been ‘midst our fellow-beings gripped with Covid-19,
I treated my fellow-citizens with the Divine courage –
The courage of selfless sacrifice for everyone is God’s children.
You found me elsewhere and I...Read More
Categories: life, endurance, smile, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 6 FEET AWAY
One thing this pandemic has been doing from the very start
is forcing us to look at life a little differently…as we stand 6 feet apart.

It’s allowing us to reevaluate as we adjust our day to day…
It’s reminding us what’s important…as...Read More
Categories: life, inspiration,
Form: Verse
Sealed from Human Eyes
Sealed from human eyes,
Veiled in shawls of the mist - 
Like the Arabian lady so shy...

All standing together,
Never far from each other,
Always holding hands...

The deer, the river, the pines,
In a perfect life so wild,
Its jewel of peace survives...

Mother nature thrives,
Within...Read More
Categories: life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your Finest Hour





“Your Finest Hour”



pour a paint can
from isolation
a heart torn
blood spills Red 
on the crushed White empty now
absorbed in the mother vein

Stop.

a tall tree, Green, waiting, 
so is life and dreams
she always speaks
of a beautiful future
fresh, romantic notions
words are always, running...Read More
Categories: life, freedom, love, mother daughter,
Form: Free verse
corona beer
Corona Beer
 At the local supermarket, I bought a bottle of Corona beer
the market has shelves full no one buys it because of the name.
So far no one is wearing useless masks, but I try
not to touch my face and...Read More
Categories: life, america, anti bullying, anxiety, art,
Form: Blank verse
Curse that virus
The dog doesn't know there's a virus,
he still wants to go for his walk.
We stand 20 feet from the people we meet.
We wave where once we would talk.

The birds don't know there's a virus,
They sing for all they are worth.
They...Read More
Categories: life, health,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Follow The Wind Piper
Follow the Wind Piper

Follow the wind piper

Chase sprightly spring
	Capricious and fickle
Hide from the sun 
	All the changes approaching

Trumpet the daffodils
	Bright yellow sunlight
The robin returning
	Soft doves cooing

Wrap in fragrance
	Lilacs and roses
No more the scent
	Of morning snow
		
Touch each tree bud,
	Call them out,
With...Read More
Categories: life, spring,
Form: Free verse

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