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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    I couldn't have said it any better than Patricia Fleming. This is exactly how I feel. I've gone that route where I would buy things in the hope that I would feel better, however, it never...

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  3. 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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    I teach in an urban district where I have a first-hand look at life from a different perspective. I teach seniors who are getting ready to go into a world where they are thought to be NOT as...

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  4. The Invitation

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

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    I love this more than words. I think of these words often, especially in times that I feel as though I haven't done much through the years, and I'm sweetly reminded that I HAVE done so much!...

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  6. 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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    This is really a wonderful poem. It reflect what most of us strive for. My heart became light as I realized I need to be happy rather than perfect. Thank you.

  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. Memory Album

    Precious Memories

    ​Memories are life's special moments
    Borrowed from the passing of time.
    Ghosts and shadows from bygone days,
    Etched and stored inside our mind.

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    Hi Laurie, I know what you're experiencing with your Mom. My Mom has Parkinson's and Dementia. This year her memory has gotten very bad. She imagines things that don't exist, at times forgets...

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  10. 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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  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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    My face is the place
    I hide my pain.
    My face is a place
    Where raindrops fall hiding the tears that have been there for so many years.
    My face is the place that hides my pain.
    My face...

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  12. The Choice Is Mine

    Happiness Poem

    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 having troubles with life. The choice is theirs to let things worry them and spoil their lives or...

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  13. Remember

    Poem With Useful Advice To Live By

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    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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