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. Do Better Dare

    A Reminder On Keeping Virtues

    It's not so easy....

    Anyone can spot others' flaws.
    It's easy, like a blink of the eyes.

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  3. Nostalgia

    • By Meghan Wong
    • Published: April 20, 2018
    Learning To Let Go

    Together we wrote our stories.
    Together we sang our songs.
    But now it's all gone.

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  4. 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 is a beautiful poem with an important message: You are not what you own, You are what you do with your short time on this earth.

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  6. My Credo Of Life

    Living Life To Its Fullest

    Let me live within the moment.
    Let me feel all that I can.
    Let me cherish life for all it's worth,
    With everything I am.

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    Nice. I love this poem. It's so relatable to teenagers. I don't read a lot, but I enjoyed reading this poem.

  7. A Fleeting Image

    The Fleeting Nature Of Life

    So fleeting is this thing called life, we journey toward its end,
    experiencing pieces of a puzzle we don't truly comprehend.

    The hues of our emotion paint a picture of our past,

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    Wonderful. The colors represent the emotions, indeed.

  8. 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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    Wonderful words beautifully expressed and written.
    If only this could be taught in schools, the world would not be smitten
    With monstrous acts of tragedy and destruction.
    To be replaced...

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  10. The Invitation

    • By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

    Picture

    It doesn't interest me
    what you do for a living.
    I want to know
    what you ache for

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    I'm also a writer and compete in contests with great poets. I'm touched by this poem, and this poet is for sure one of the great ones.

  11. Something To Tame

    The Power Of The Tongue

    I have seen what words can do,
    As I deal with people everywhere;
    The tongue is powerful, it's true!
    Something to tame and use with care.

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    That was such a kind and honest evaluation. I can't take all the credit for this particular poem though. I owe it to my mum - the first person to point out Prov. 15:1 to me in the Bible, and...

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  12. 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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    Hi, this reply is really delayed, and you have probably already used the poem for your competition. I hope everything went well! Thank you for taking the time to read my work.

  13. A Psalm Of Life

    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.

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