A Poem by sette

Just wondering


Existence before Essence

Is Sartre’s favorite line.

Yes, we exist

We are here living,



We tackle our lives,

Day by day,

Go about our routines,

Fulfill our desires

Follow our wills


What are we here for?

For ourselves?

For others?

For the society?

What are we REALLY here for?

© 2018 sette

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Another deep pondering poem.. I have often wondered what am I here for and I sometimes answer my own question.. Thanks for sharing

Posted 9 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

we always have to do that my friend to motivate and inspire us that we are still alive because we st.. read more
When I read your poem about questioning one's purpose, I'm reminded of my cousin who went to high-priced seminars all his life, writing out long diatribes he asked me to read, as he tried to find his purpose in some new fandangled notion of spirituality. I am of the mind where we just need to find something to DO that gives us some purpose, such as volunteering or caring for others, etc. We can think this thing to death or we can just start living it & finding it as we go. I don't mean to criticize your message, as it really conveys how many people approach this, so much thinking & questioning. You've nailed it, how it goes for many, but I just don't think questioning finds the answer! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

no problem with me margie, actually want to thank you for the wonderful review.
You always come to a point in your life where you question the purpose of your existence.most times I find this comes when there is conflict.especially when you are at the bottom looking up.maybe you find the answers within yourself rather than the world around you

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

we always have a purpose in our lives and conflict cannot be prevented but there is always room for .. read more
A question, I'm sure, that has been asked throughout eternity.
A very good question and only one person, I think, has the answer.
And He's not telling any of us His answer.

Keep thinking, remember it was Descartes that said,"I think, therefore I am."

Take care - Dave

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

yes so true that is the reason why Descartes wants us to be thinking things which sometimes let us f.. read more

9 Months Ago

You are very welcome- Dave

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Added on March 7, 2018
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