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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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 With Advice To Live By
  • By Dawn Jensen
  • Published: February 2006
Remember

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

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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  • 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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I am in 7th grade and my story is that I just like looking at poems that are meaningful because it makes me feel better and it also makes me think about God a lot more often and that's what I...

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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.

  • 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.

Celebrity

Vibrant lights
Roused clamor
Flickers of light
Extreme glamour....

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I think this poem is fantastic because it really changes my perspective on the world around us. I highly recommend it.

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Heaven and Hell
  • 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 Anonymous
  • Published: January 2009
Snow Globe Sea

Sailing on a plastic boat
in a snow globe sea
Look out into reality
Oh what there might be...

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  • By Siobhan Bligh
  • Published: April 2009
Drop The Mirror


A silhouette upon the moonlight night
Spawned internally by her mind
A glance in a mirror, a shock of fright...

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