Free Verse Poems About Life

Free verse poems about life can entertain you, motivate you, calm you, encourage you, soothe you and lift you up. Life's ups and downs in a poem. Enjoy!

Happiness Tip

Happiness comes
not from what goes on
outside of you
but rather in how you perceive life
from the inside.

The healthy tendency
to focus on and emphasize
positive experiences
and file them away
for frequent recall
while dimming memories
of distressing times
is one of the major components
of a happy life.

Think of a happy memory right now. 

By Joanna Fuchs

Boredom is rest, relaxation, free time. This free verse poem about life focuses on the positive aspects of boredom.

The Gift of Boredom

Are you bored?

Millions of people
spend every waking moment
working brutally hard
to put meager food on the table
and a roof over their heads.

Be grateful for your boredom.

By Joanna Fuchs

Do you relate to this situation? I do! I wrote this free verse poem about life from experience. Note: In this poem, I am not referring to letting go of people who can't take care of themselves physically or mentally, but rather normal people who seem to take delight in provoking you.

Move On

Sometimes you have to let people go,
to preserve your sanity,
guard your health,
protect your heart.

Sometimes those people are family,
especially family,
because they know
what buttons to push.

Sometimes you have to forgive, release,
and move on.

By Joanna Fuchs

Free Verse Poem About Sleeplessness

A good life requires rest, needs sleep. For some, sleeplessness may be a physical problem, a chemical imbalance, some other bodily discomfort. But for many, it’s all about what does on in the mind, when awake.

Time To Go To Sleep

"It’s time to go to sleep,
but I don’t think I’ll be able to..."
the first step on the wretched road
to insomnia.
Muscles tighten in knots,
stomach groans in fearful anticipation,
thoughts are entirely pessimistic.
"Another sleepless night." 

"It’s time to go to sleep,
to rest, restore, rejuvenate.
Mmm...looking forward to it."
Head on soft pillow,
snuggling into blanket,
blessed peace, escape from chaos,
letting go.
Thoughts tuned by choice
to happy memories,
optimistic tomorrows,
then...nothing.
"Zzzzzzz."

By Joanna Fuchs

Free Verse Poem About Life Lessons

Poems about life lessons are popular. I think everyone can relate to this one.

Background of open ocean with poem about the value of mistakes superimposed on it.

Beautiful Mistakes

A mistake is a valuable teacher
with a lesson you can use for life.
When you make an error,
ask yourself:
What can I learn from this?
Write this new knowledge down.
Apply it to make your life better.
A better life
from a beautiful mistake.

By Joanna Fuchs

Free Verse Poem About Life Struggles

Poems about life struggles are popular, so here's a free verse poem about life  that can help you move past the pain.

Accept

Sometimes life hands us
burdens we can't change,
but we try anyway,
using up a lot of energy
and experiencing a lot of pain
in the process.

Accept things you can't change.
Accept, accept, accept.
Then take that time and energy
you've been wasting
and focus it on something
that will bring you pleasure.

You deserve it.

By Joanna Fuchs

Free verse poems about life always include struggles with other people. Here's a cautionary message to help you be careful.

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE THE DARK.
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S IN THERE
THAT COULD HURT YOU
UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE.

By Joanna Fuchs

Those who write popular sayings about life always include the advice to let go of the past, plan but don't worry about the future, and always live in the present.

Today

Take life one day at a time.
Enjoy what there is to enjoy TODAY.
The past cannot be changed.
Fill your life with new pleasures TODAY.
Stop worrying about a future
that may or may not happen.
See the exciting possibilities of TODAY.

Say, out loud, right now:
I will make the most of TODAY!

By Joanna Fuchs

The best sayings to live by come from the Bible.

Life poem Do Not Worry About Tomorrow against misty blue background of mountains.

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW,
FOR TOMORROW WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.
EACH DAY HAS ENOUGH TROUBLE OF ITS OWN

Matthew 6:34

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