Life Lessons Poems

Writing “life lessons” poems is one of the ways I connect with life, learn from it, and move myself through the inevitable ups and downs with as much grace as possible. And what better way to find grace than in the words of a poem? Thank you for gracing me with your presence here, and don’t forget to send a request my way before using. (Please include full copyright information on every copy. For internet use, a link back to the poem on this site is required.)

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Life’s Weather: Foul and Fair

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in LDS Poems, Life Lessons Poems

©2022 Susan Noyes Anderson

Photo by Lucas George Wendt on Unsplash

Life leaves its mark on everyone:
a bruise, a scrape, a scar.
But none of these define us.
There is more to who we are.
We cannot alter circumstance;
God only holds that power.
We cannot stop or start the rain
that falls on every flower.
It is not ours to shift the winds
of fortune, foul or fair.
Nor can we pick the troubles
we find easiest to bear.

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