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.

Deep Poems about Life


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  1. 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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    This poem, The True Meaning of Life, is so true! It is beautifully written. The author surely has wisdom and experienced much in life to be able to pen her experiences into words that most...

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  3. What Life Should Be

    Finding Life's Meaning

    To learn while still a child,
    What this life is meant to be.
    To know it goes beyond myself,
    It's so much more than me.

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    I was very, very touched by this body of work. This inspired me to be a better person and have a good heart. I was crying a lot for weeks and weeks after figuring out the true meaning of this...

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  4. A Psalm Of Life

    A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream!—
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem.

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    Amazing poem. Really inspired me a lot. Hands down the best poem I have ever read.

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  6. 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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    This poem connects with me so much! I always feel that when I do something for the people I love, all I want in return is something better for them. When I fall in the future, I hope someone...

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  7. Perfection

    • By Matthew
    • Published: June 2016
    Poem About Striving To Be Yourself

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

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    I felt the same way you did and I like your poem. Your poem seemed to reflect how I looked upon myself too. Yes, everybody craves perfection but as we crave for it, the more we are getting...

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  8. The Choice Is Mine

    Choosing Happiness

    Life may not let me choose my lot,
    But whether I'd be happy or not...
    That is my choice.

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    I loved reading it. It helped me a lot to be happy and enjoy life.

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  10. 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.

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    As I was reading this poem I realized that it exactly matches my present situation, each and every line in the poem seemed to be taken from my life!! interestingly I smiled at this poem at...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Who Am I?

    • By Natasha L. Bishop
    • Published: December 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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    My face is the place
    I hide my pain.
    My face is a place
    Where raindrops fall hiding the tears that have been there for so many years.
    My face is the place that hides my pain.
    My face...

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