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. Two Hundred Thirty-Three

    Stop Trying To Fit Into The World

    When you stop trying
    to fit into a world
    that you don’t belong to anymore,
    you grow

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  3. The Hand Of Fate

    There is no reason to feel troubled
    if your path has not been made clear to you yet.
    When you remain true to your spirit,
    courageous in action,

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  4. A New Day

    One day it will
    dawn on you.
    You have always
    found a way to rise.

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  6. You're Worthy And You Matter

    You weren’t born
    to lose yourself
    within this darkness.

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  7. Seeing Ourselves Clearly

    It’s difficult to take in the entirety of something
    when you are standing inside of it.
    Valleys are best seen from peaks.
    Mountains from their bases.

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  8. Choose How You Spend Your Time

    You cannot
    slow the setting
    of the sun.
    You can only choose

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  10. In The Middle

    Reflecting On The Passage Of Time

    In the middle
    of a life that's as complicated as everyone else's,
    struggling for balance, juggling time.
    The mantle clock that was my grandfather's

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  11. Hourglass

    Time Speeds Up As We Age

    At fifty-something
    I begin to feel the rising panic

    that probably gets worse later

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  12. A Day Away

    Feelings And Perspective

    Some feelings are shallow, some feelings are deep.
    Some make us smile, some make us weep.

    Some we love, some we don't.

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  13. Leisure

    What is this life if, full of care,
    We have no time to stand and stare

    No time to stand beneath the boughs,

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