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Do we have a purpose, is a question one will often ask
Is there a higher power out there, some greater task
The truth will hurt many, not only a few
People have a hard time dealing with that which is true
There is nothing greater that watches your back
Deal with it, stop crying and build your own stack
You are responsible for the life that you lead
It is not someone else’s fault when you don’t get what you need
If one wants the stars, they must be grabbed by one’s own hand
Nothing in life is freely given there is no promised land

So the question remains, why are we here
For those without faith, the answer is painfully clear
We live only for today and if we are lucky the morrow
To us there is no afterlife, but that brings us no sorrow
Self improvement is our main goal and it starts in the here and now
We refuse to be filled with illusions of grandeur and get fat off them like a cow
The best of us seek improvement in every area we can
Without the proper balance of self there can be no complete man

Wisdom is for the wise and that is one of the things we strive to be
Vision in what was once blind, reality is what we wish to see
The past can lend us wisdom if we choose to open our eyes
Sadly for the masses it is easier to stomach soothing lies
Self-improvement starts with vision and vision is the key to all
Vision gives us the gift of truth, but few can handle it and many fall
For us lucky few who can handle truth, the road is bright ahead
We strive for perfection, but get betterment instead

Strength is another goal that we fight hard to seek
We know that in the end nothing will be given the weak
To be great in life one must be strong
The meek shall inherit nothing, their reign never long
Sadly power can taint and if that happens, destroy
Power is not for the weak of mind, but it can be a joy
Might may try it’s hardest but it can never honestly make right
Though it is important to note that history is written by the victor of a fight
Though it can be bad, strength is a tremendously important tool
On the path of self-improvement you will meet many a fool
Too many people cannot handle truth and they will try and eliminate the source
So if you are strong enough, they can never make you change course
Self-improvement may be the main but there is another that is key
Procreation is the natural drive of life, for you and for me
In truth, there is only one way after death to live on
And that is through procreation, the creation of your spawn
Children are your life force and they make you feel wonderfully alive
They give focus to your chaos and motivation for your drive
Without children a person is never whole
They lack an essential ingredient, that one special role
Nothing can fill the void except when a child is put in the space
Their life lends you power, there is magic in their face

I have answered the question, though some may not like what I have said
I smile and wave them goodbye, for I know the truth in their stead
I cannot force vision on the masses, but I will forever strive to try
My gift of vision is for those who want to see through life’s lie
I once was blind but now I see
However, it wasn’t god that did this for me
I walked the path of self-improvement with my own two feet
Due to this fact I can never be beat
I can deal with just about any problem that can come my way
When times get tough I don’t get on my knees and pray
I deal with whatever comes at me while standing proud
I refuse to settle for mediocrity I will always stand out in a crowd

Life is hard, that is a fact that people have to understand
And of course there are times when you need a helping hand
No man is an island, and I totally agree
My problem lies with people who only want to lean on me
When you never hold your self up, you deny yourself improvement
If you let your muscles atrophy, then you can never have positive movement
A life without a child and with no betterment is a life wasted
That is a life that was smelt and looked at but never tasted
I have given you enough wisdom to ponder for the day
Question everything or forever frozen you’ll stay
the full title is "The Truth to The Meaning of Life."
it is not my goal to offend people. however, I have my opinion and I have just as much right t express it as anyone else. if you do not listen to the warning and you read the poem and become offended by it I will feel no guilt. not listening to the warning makes it your fault if you get mad. if you want to attack what I say in this poem, do me a favor and note me instead of putting it in a comment. if you really think the poem is bad I would love to hear why so as always, critiques are welcome.

this piece is about what I feel to be the true meaning of life. whoever decides to read it I hope you enjoy it and please put a comment about the poem. I cannot know where I among my peers of poets unless they give me feed back.
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Aragon12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
One of the best
BorislavaShinsky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you for displaying this piece.
4N631ofDarknesss Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
a very well written poem, its true and it's meaning is well portrayed. The masses are ones that stray from the meaning of life, but to follow the way yourself is something remarkable and leads to self improvement. Very well done
MotionClick Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This poem says almost every truth about life, so good! :)
earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my work. i am glad you liked it.
MotionClick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
It needed no effort. Came from heart. Actually i liked it so much that i wrote it on a big paper and drew a nice picture on the backround. Now it's on my wall and reminds me everyday the truth of life. Helps me be strong. Hope you dont mind...
BrightIce99 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Bravo, bravo! This is excellent! I am Christian, but this... this is an amazing piece of poetry! c:
earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
thank you for your comment, it amazes me that people still find this poem and comment on it, thank you
SonicShowFanClub Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Its beautiful.....and im not very religious im agnostic
earthsranger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
i'm glad you enjoyed it. thank you for commenting.
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