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. 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 touched me very much. The subject matter of the poem seems to be true and natural. The poet has tried to put up an idea of the creator in a nice way, thus deserving appreciation....

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  3. 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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    Beautiful poem. It inspires me a lot with Einstein's words, "Try not to be a success but of value." It goes into my inner core and resonates a deep feeling in me, to live a purposeful life....

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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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    I also like it very much. I am even putting this in in a presentation!

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  6. 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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    Sometimes in life we need words like this to carry us through to the next day: words of wisdom, courage, acceptance, and love. I am glad I read the poem; it just made my day.

  7. 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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    I related to this poem so much. You're an amazing poet.

  8. 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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  10. 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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    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.

  11. 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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    Sisters made a great impact on my life. In 1949, at age six, I was brought to St Clara's Orphanage because neighbors found me alone in an empty house. It just so happened that I was born with...

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  12. 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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  13. Written Pages

    Poem About Making Good Choices

    Your story is written day by day.
    It is written with things that you do and say.

    Daily you start with a page that is blank.

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    I love this poem. It really speaks to me. I will give it five stars.

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