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. In The Garden Of Your Heart

    The Importance Of Thinking Positively

    What seeds have you been planting
    In the garden of your heart?
    What will be forthcoming
    When the germination starts?

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  3. 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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  4. Simple, It's Just Life

    Everything Will Be Okay

    We've all been through thick.
    We've all been through thin.
    We've all been to the light
    And back to the dark again.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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    Hi Pat! I love this poem and others that you have submitted. You seem to write about life, and I do the same. I like to write from the heart and so do you. They make you stop and think how...

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  8. 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.

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  10. Not Born To Die!

    • By SAPNA
    • Published: March 25, 2018
    Having The Courage To Take A Risk

    Spread your wings and flap to fly.
    The sky is there for you to try.
    You say the winds are harsh, too,
    But they are always there for you.

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    I am feelings very lonely in this huge world. No tiny space for my emotions here. I am shrinking day by day. I pray to God every second to take me away from this painful world.

  11. 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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    Today I read this poem, and it really touched my heart. It's the way I've tried to live my life. I sincerely hope that others take guidance from these words. I am at the "older end of life."...

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  12. 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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  13. The Choice Is Mine

    Choosing Happiness

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    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 really loved this poem. It is simple but lovely, the sort of thing you could hand to anyone troubles with life. The choice is theirs to let things worry them and spoil their live or to get...

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