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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    Hi, I am twelve-years-old, and I love writing poems. Your poem gave me some lessons and tips to write. You showed me that there has to be a meaningful moral or theme. Thank you so much for...

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  3. 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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    My deceased husband introduced me to this poem 55 years ago, and I've always considered it a great gift.

  4. 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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  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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    It is a very beautiful and inspiring poem that very much connected to me.

  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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    Hey! This poem is amazing, and it reflects something I stand for strongly. It's heartfelt and earnest. I would like to use this for a poetry recitation competition I am participating in. You...

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  8. 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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    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.

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

  12. 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.

  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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