what is my meaning ?

what is my meaning ?

A Poem by Peter H


What is my meaning
Why am I here ?
What is my purpose for living ?
Why is it that I don’t know my goal ?
Answer me ? can you ?

They say find yourself
And set goals
Set ambitions but what is an ambition
If you don’t have one ? what is mine ?
to write , to marry the girl to have a kid ?
if so then why don't i have her ?
why is my solitary state killing me tell me huh! ?


Five year’s of college and ten years of school
What did it teach me how to write is that it ?
God show me my purpose! I want to know what is it
Show me my meaning , show me the prerogative you set for me
Just show ! just please show me !.

© 2013 Peter H


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Check your spelling and grammar. You've got a good concept and while I don't really like the questioning tone (I think you could have done it better with just one main question instead of trying to tackle everything), I think your heart's in this, which is always good. Very angsty at the end, maybe tone that down a little. Good start, but there's still room for improvement.

Posted 8 Years Ago


that ever elusive answer...existential. there comes a time when we have to stop asking what and make something happen...even if it is not our calling we will at least have something to occupy ourselves until the answer reveals itself. i am 59 and still waiting to find out...and time is not on my side. well thought out poetry here and nicely penned.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

thank you :) its a question we all have i just felt as though it needed to be written :)
quinfinn

8 Years Ago

you're welcome
The question of why we are living on this planet, surviving. What is our purpose and how am we supposed to go through life without knowing it. This is extremely powerful and desperate. Great, amazing write!! Keep it up!! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

why did everyone go with the word desperate, lol i was in one of those moods when i wrote this thank.. read more
Wow a desperate write which has raw echos that reverbate like thunder. Sometimes we just have to stop looking for meaning and learn to be. We need to be happy with oursseves before we can seek happiness in others.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

thanks bro :)
Our life's purpose is to spread our DNA into the next generation thus insuring the survival of the species.
Anything else is assigned purpose. IE what you, your family, your community,your institutions and your your circumstances expect of you. A lot was expected of me when I was in the corps. More than what most civilians realize. Now as a civilian it seems if I show up on time with my pants on it's good enough for most people. I think that's why civilians struggle so much with these kind of existential conundrums and armed forces types don't. We know what a life of purpose is. The civilian world doesn't have that down.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

very philosophical thank you for the review :)
Ah, the primordial scream into the silent wilderness... I think we all have these moments, and many times more than once. if I could go back and change a few things I would change very little, especially the hard searching years. It is what made me. I will though say, that I wish I had paid attention earlier to the urge to express myself through writing. Maybe would of taken my love of it more seriously... but I was having too much fun doing other stuff. I say embrace the things that give you the most joy now (writing?) and become Expert at it. Who, no matter in what part of the world you live in, can deny the Expert in his or her field?

Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

i enjoy reading i guess thank you for the review my friend :) i need to find the things i enjoy lol
A question asked by so many...and it is still unanswered.
Or is it? Only time will tell :P
Nice write

Posted 8 Years Ago


patience, kid :)

sometimes we don't learn our true purpose until the moment we are needed

looking forward to reading more of your thoughts

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Peter H

8 Years Ago

hmmmmmmm this one was far back i wrote this one on rage :( but thank you for the advice emily!
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a motion steering of emotional pondering ~ it’s been asked by many, me included. Like unsavable_soul said: it always starts from within or should I say the truth and purpose lies within us…. Start to be the inspiration, or inspired yourself to do beyond your limits…. Expound yourself beyond your borders... like they say: life is short, then living it to the fullest every day is already a start to inspire yourself and many… great, well expressed emotions…


Posted 8 Years Ago


Peter H

8 Years Ago

thank you very much ! it was more of rant in poem form for me but the emotions were real thank you f.. read more
Powerful stuff, it conveys a strong element of despair and emptiness. Nice work.
Not sure if you meant it this way but I notice the individual in the piece keeps searching outward for meaning, that's very relatable.
My opinion on that aspect is that, whether it be writing or saving people from a burning building, true meaning is found in self. Among what ever gift god might give is, and potential purpose to serve with it he then also gave us free will. Which can lead to many problems including not being humble enough to see a purpose however small you view it. Among many other issues.
Again powerful piece friend and with your talents I would love to see a other half type piece where the character Finds what they're look for.
Hope I didn't get to involved for you on this... love your pathos.
Gonna go look at more.
Chris

Posted 8 Years Ago



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hey nice to meet you all . i'm peter i'm just a boy , i'm from guyana .i just wanted a place to share the profound part's of my thoughts more..

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