Meaningful Poems

Meaningful Poems

Meaning of Life Poems

It is the thesis of the great psychoanalyst Victor Frankl that man can endure any hardship as long as he can find meaning in the experience. Incidentally, as a survivor of Nazi Concentration Camps he was in a position to know. Thankfully, most of us are not tested in such extreme conditions. However, the principle is the same. Human beings cannot live without meaning. Depression is the natural outcome of living a life that is bereft of purpose.

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Poem About The Oppression Of Depression
  • By Erik Whitehead
  • Published: August 21, 2015
From Oppression Comes Light

Depression is oppression.
It's a deadly hidden message
Defined by self-hate.
It seals its prisoner's fate.

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All Ican say about this one is WOW!!!! THIS GUY HAS IT!!!

Advice Poem
Remember Me

If I were to leave this world today I'd want to be remembered it's true,
for going that extra mile just to show my love for you.
I'd want for you to be proud of me and know I always tried,
when you hurt I did too, your tears I also cried....

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32 yr old Single mom of 2 amazing little girls, Paige 8 and Ava 4, my angel and saving grace. A domestic violence survivor, alone 500 hundred miles away from my life long home, all I'd ever...

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Poem About Becoming Who You Want To Be
  • By Danika
  • Published: May 23, 2015
The Cleansing

Poetry Quote

I'm bound in a black dress
Laced with frill and feather
I walk through the ashen woods
Through the mud and dirty weather

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Poem About Success
Success Does Not Possess

Success is not engraved
on the pieces of paper
that control our very lives

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Well I met the author of this poem in 4th grade, and she's one of the most remarkable people I have ever known or ever hope to know.

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Poem With Advice To Live By
Remember

Poetry Quote

As I walk through life,
I look at all I have done.
I had wandered aimlessly,
And wondered what I have become....

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My current situation has me feeling lost and broken and falling apart. I truly feel it was meant for me to run into this poem out of all days like today. Reading this poem touched my heart...

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  • By Lisa Willhite
  • Published: August 2008
The Mask

Existing in the realm, of its own true hell
the pacing of the parasite begins to swell
it suffers in silence yet demands to be heard
it will never survive without its bevy of words...

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This poem was amazing. May I PLEASE use some of it as song lyrics. I'll make sure it's known that you wrote it.

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Pondering Life
Why

why do we begin if we don't plan to finish
why do we love if we don't want to get hurt
why do we live if someday we must die
why do we smile if we really hurt inside...

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Most of the answers to this poem in my eyes would be hope.

Poem On Heaven and Hell In Our Relationships
  • By Alan Steinle
  • Published: April 2011
Other People

Hell is other people.
-Jean-Paul Sartre

Hell is other people who

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  • By Tiffany Franklin
  • Published: February 2008
The Secrets We Hide

we struggle to have meaning
in this world which we all know
we try but yet we wonder
where we all should go...

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Beautiful poem made me cry. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem. ;)

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