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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."
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, WARNING.
THIS POEM CONTAINS ATTACKS AGAINST RELIGION. IF YOU ARE A VERY RELIGIOUS PERSON I ADVISE YOU TO NOT READ THIS PIECE
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
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BorislavaShinsky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Thank you for displaying this piece.
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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
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MotionClick Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This poem says almost every truth about life, so good! :)
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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.
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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...
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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:
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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
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SonicShowFanClub Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Its beautiful.....and im not very religious im agnostic
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
i'm glad you enjoyed it. thank you for commenting.
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SliverDecade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Artist
Long time no speak... I love this poem it's beautiful. It's one of the best. FAV
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
thank you i'm glad you enjoyed it. ya I don't go on this site much anymore.
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1Randommind Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
A very awesome poem and I agree that it is the answer to life for everyone at some point in there life but not for everyone at all points, for anyone that has lived life knows life is constant change. In ones needs, in ones dreams, and in ones thoughts. The way I see it is life is a chain of moments changing from one link to the next. Each link has its own meaning, its own lessons, and its own dreams. It is the changing of meanings that makes life worth living, the new lesions that help you in the next link, and the dreams that give you the drive to go from one link to the next.

I do love the poem and the thought and work put into it.
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
thanks for the comment and I am glad you liked it. I found your comment rather interesting and it reminds me of a school of thought in philosophy regarding personal identity. I cannot recall what the school of thought is called at the moment,though if I remember I will let you know. thanks again for commenting.
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dominicano4life96 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
i really liked it but this is not the answer to everything. This is true for me but not to everybody but anyways i loved the piece it was amazing
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
thank you and I'm glad the message of the poem resonated with you.
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eternalabyss9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
fist i want to say that i really enjoyed reading this peace.
but seconed i want to say that saying this is the ultimate awnser for everything is a bit to far. Every person on this eearth had there own meaning to life. some plan life, some follow a god... etc. the truth is there is no purpose because the now is to small to live. you cant actual live the vary moment of your life its impossible. you can only live sertin intrivals of time. wch brings me to the purpose part. you have no purpose in life. plain and simple. by you saying that there is no matter plan and then trying to exsplain to us what out role in life is hypocritical. We have only time period of purpose's. for example, if we are hungrey our purpose is to go find something to eat. and whe you are done doing so you start a new purpose. The only master plan in life is the ones that the indivdual make in there own lives. some people could not improve a day in there life and in the end still feel acoplished of what ever they did. what your saying here is more like a sugestion then the real purpose.

but either way i really enjoyed reading this
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I appreciate your opinion and found it interesting. I am also glad that despite what you saw as a flaw, you still enjoyed the poem as a whole.
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eternalabyss9 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
you wana know why there's so many different points of views on the meaning of life?
because man just cant live without purpose. and everyone try's to make a purpose too everything. they feel obsolete if they don't have one. either we have forgot or never knew how to just live. it kills us to think we have no purpose. To me i just try to live and break anything that hold me back.
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INsane-itc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
thats awesome dude. its always good to look at it from a different perspective. i like the wording alot!
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
thanks i'm glad you liked it. I think it's great when someone of opposing beliefs can appreciate a poem for what it is, art, rather than to attack the opposing belief. thank you.
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Armithias Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Truly a great piece well thought out and formatted. Im afraid I'm to spontaneous or chaotic to write one this large. I think you'd like my writings even though they are brief.
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
thanks for the comment and I'm glad you liked it. when I have time I will try to take a look at some of your work.
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V-Raito Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
woah awesomeness!! I rlly enjoyed reading ur poem ^^
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and I am truly glad you enjoyed it.
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V-Raito Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
hehe that took u a while XD anyway thx for the time to comment on my comment XD
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JayVice Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Plain and simple.

This is one of the best poems that i have laid eyes upon.
I especially take very much liking into the second stanza.
Your use of actually correct evidence has really impressed me.
I think that you should publish this amazing form of literature.

Keep up the good work.
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
thank you very much for your glowing review. I am glad you were able to relate to the piece, and I appreciate your comments.
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circeanje Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Every word is perfect. I love it and agree with every bit of it. I too now see the truth, with still a lot to learn of course. :) *faves*

Long time no talk. I disappeared for a while and now I'm back. I hope you are well.

:heart: Jessie

aka :iconsakuro-jeza:
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
*hugs* thank you for your comments and favs. I am glad you are questioning old beliefs and are learning new things from the questions.
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circeanje Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
*hugs* You're very welcome. I'm glad too. I question alot of things now and try to be open minded about everything. I hope all is well I thought you dissapeared far from here and wasn't expecting a reply. I'm happy to hear back from you :).

Take Care. :heart: jessie
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I pop in every now and again. not too frequent but I do try to respond to those that make the effort to contact me. *hugs*
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circeanje Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I see. Would be nice to keep in contact with you. Miss talking to you. :)
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earthsranger Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
*hugs* I miss talking with you as well. I'm always too busy with work to spend time on here, but I will try to be around a bit more
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circeanje Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Thats understandable. I'm always working too and don't always have the time to be on here. Still writing heaps?
:heart:
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
i haven't been able to write in a couple years, I sure hope i am able to soon. it would be terribly depressing if I lost my gift all together. how about you, have you been writting?
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animay0 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I ask you: if there is no higher power, no God, and therefore no objective standards, how can you improve? How can you gain wisdom, and how can you become better? If there is no objective standard, then Hitler and Mother Theresa just had different preferances. It was just as ok for Hitler to kill millions of people as for Mother Theresa to help and inspire many people. After all, they were both just acting on what they believed to make the world a better place, right?
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
before I answer your question I first will explain a bit about my beliefs. I am an amoralist, meaning I do not believe in objective moral standards such as good and evil. I chose this belief after much thought and discussion with others and if you would like I could go further in depth on the subject with you later on.

to address your first three questions I first must point out a problem with the third question. (how can you become better) the problem with the term better at least in the way you use it, is that it assumes morality and more specifically being moral as prerequisite for becoming "better" with that definition of better you are quite right, without objective morals one could not become better, however, if one defines better as more capable of surviving, or a greater understanding of reality then it should be plain to see how one could improve in life.

if after readingthis you still want me to answer the rest of your question I would be happy to but if not no worries.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
there is no meaning, we do not exist, though the problem remains, why are we shadowed by a continuous present on infinite time and space, they are linked together through infinite parallel universes, yet it must have begun, like a coil inside a motor, at the start it warms up, then friction and then high performance and then it ends and starts again over and over and over, time and space are one material, so this possess is stuck in this loop, time remains forever, so my meaning of life is to grow, to destroy itself, thats why we relate life to poetry poetry is beautiful but a destructive force, so in a way we are already a ghost of the future through parallel universes
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twilite-crescent Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Every last inch of it is true. ;) And to top it off you wrote it beautifully.

Well done, well done =^_^=
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
thank you very much for your praise, I am glad you enjoyed both the message and the presentation if this poem. thank you.
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twilite-crescent Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, I'm just pleased to be able to read your work. ^_^
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JMJJenci Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I'm sorry that only 600 people viewed this poem and that only 20 faved it... :(
Thank you so much for I could read this poem, it gave me strength just in the right moment! :hug:
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
thank you so much, knowing that my poetry helped another person is worth more to me than ten times the amount in accolades. I am glad it helped.
frank
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JMJJenci Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Featured in my jorunal [link]
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SammyGiskool Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Writer
Yeah. Im a christian but this rules.

Sweet poem dude. [:
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
when someone of opposing views compliments your work it is truly a beautiful thing. it shows that the poem was able to transcend the clash of opinions and be seen for what it is, art. thank you for your comment.
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lostrobie Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
Its a nice poem...
but i'm a religious person...
but everyone has their own perception of life and truth...
good work :)
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earthsranger Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
I appreciate it when I come across those that can respect a difference of opinion. I have found that it is more often the case that when people disagree they try to discredit the opposing opinion while simultaneously proclaiming the validity of their point of view. thanks for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed my poem
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lostrobie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
oh yea i totatly understand what you are talking about...
it goes for the same way as "normal"
everyone has there own point of view concerning that topic...
and not everyone understands that ...
people think that its their own and only their opinion is right...
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