Meaningful Poems

Meaning of Life Poems

It is the thesis of the great psychoanalyst Viktor 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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  1. Remember Me

    Poem Encouraging Others To Make The Most Of Each Day

    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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  3. Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    Not Being Defined By Looks

    Do not judge me
    From the outside,
    Because all you will see
    Is my stupid pride.

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  4. Perfection

    • By Matthew
    • Published: June 2016
    Poem About Striving For Perfection

    Perfection was created
    to make us feel imperfect,
    but imperfect, of course,
    is the perfect thing to be.

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  6. The True Meaning Of Life

    What's Important In Life

    The Years have passed by,
    In the blink of an eye,
    Moments of sadness,
    And joy have flown by.

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  7. Remember

    Poem With Advice To Live By

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

    Poem With Advice To Live By, Remember

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  8. Who Am I?

    • By Natasha L. Bishop
    • Published: December 26, 2016
    Poem About Finding Myself

    Who am I, you ask?
    I am a lion who comes off as a lamb.
    I am an ocean with waves big enough to drown.
    I am a roller coaster of emotions.

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  10. A Poem About Time

    Reflective Poem About The Perception Of Time

    Time is slow, time is fast.
    It never stops, but it always lasts.
    It's time for bed, it's time for school.
    To waste your time is to be a fool.

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  11. The Mask

    • By Lisa Willhite
    • Published: August 2008

    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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  12. Chasing Shadows

    Confusion Of Life

    For me, life is a struggle.
    It's an impossible reality every single day.
    I try to understand, try to unlock the secrets,
    To unravel the mystery.

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  13. The Cleansing

    • By Danika
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About Becoming Who You Want To Be

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

    Poem About Becoming Who You Want To Be, The Cleansing

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