25 Inspirational Poems about Life to Keep on Persevering.
25 Inspirational Poems – “Life” is such a wide umbrella; a word that covers many, numerous things, and everyone’s experience of it is unique.
Here are 30 of lives most profound and meaningful poems about Life that open up how life may feel when we’re struggling and things are tough. But also some that put a balm on that wound. Some long, some short, some popular, some infamous.
I’m busy; but not in the way most people accept.
I’m busy calming my fear and finding my courage.
I’m busy listening to my kids.
I’m busy getting in touch with what is real.
I’m busy growing things and connecting with the natural world.
I’m busy questioning my answers. I’m busy being present in my life.
2. Caleb LP Gunner
Your Beliefs your attitude, your thoughts,
your perspective. How honest you are,
who your friends are, what books you read.
How often you exercise, the type of food you eat,
how many risks you take.
How you interpret the situation,
how kind you are to others.
How kind you are to yourself,
how often you say “I love you.”
How often you say “thank you.
3. William Henry Channing
To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion,
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy,
not rich; to study hard, think quietly,
talk gently Act frankly,
To listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart,
to bear all cheerfully,
to all bravely await occasions, hurry never.
4. S.C. Lourie
Go into this week with the attitude that your peace,
your health of mind,
and your heart mean more than getting everything else done.
That your smile matters, that feeling rested matters.
That holding the hand of your loved ones matter.
5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers and
things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art,
to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
6. Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler,
long I stood And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other,
as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
7. Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head
when all about you are losing theirs
an7d blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
8. Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked
no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.
9. Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
10. W. H. Davies
What is this life if,
full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
and stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
11. Cindy Williams Gutiérrez
What my body knows is not a lie it’s not a lie I tell you
it is not it’s nothing short of truth and nothing larger
my past lodges in my marrow and if I wanted a transplant
there’d be no match others’ sorrows dwarf
My petty traumas still these bones are mine
When they creak when they moan when they whine
There’s only one thing I can claim these bones are mine.
12. Octavio Paz
It’s a long and silent street. I walk in the dark and trip and fall
And get up and step blindly on the mute stones and dry leaves
And someone behind me is also walking: if I stop, he stops;
If I run, he runs. I turn around: no one. Everything is black,
There is no exit, and I turn and turn corners
That always lead to the street where no one waits for me,
No one follows, where I follow a man who trips
And gets up and says when he sees me: no one.
13. W.S. Merwin
Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
14. Tupac Shakur
Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned to walk without having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
15. Raymond Carver
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
I did. And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.
16. Robert Browning
Escape me? Never-Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth,
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
17. White Lies
You told me you loved me, but your eyes were empty.
You told me you loved me, but you were staring across the room.
You told me you loved me, but your voice gave in.
You told me you loved me, but you just didn’t.
These pictures are the only things
I can hold on to, to remember
The way things used to be when I was with you.
19. Rudyard Kipling
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
if you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools.
20. Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
21. William Wordsworth
Who, doomed to go in company with Pain,
And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train!
Turns his necessity to glorious gain;
In face of these doth exercise a power
Which is our human nature’s highest dower?
22. Edgar Guest
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But, he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he had tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
23. Helen Steiner Rice
Difficult because we think that happiness is found
Only in the places where wealth and fame abound.
And so we go on searching in palaces of pleasure
Seeking recognition and monetary treasure,
Unaware that happiness is just a state of mind
Within the reach of everyone who takes time to be kind.
24. Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
The coldness of winter would turn my nose red.
It made my cheeks burn, it made me blush he said.
He’d grab my scarf, wrapping it tighter around me.
In his arms is the only place I’d rather be.
Life is brimming with obstacles. On a regular basis, economic challenges, serious diseases, family issues, and political instability plague people.
However, how a person approaches each obstacle that comes their way says a lot about their personality, who they are on the inside.
Some individuals derive strength and motivation from others’ experiences. Poems about Life encourage individuals to see that they are not alone in their challenges and that their problems can be solved.
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