poetry

“The Purpose of Life” Poem of the Day (2022)

“The Purpose of Life”

By Ashley O’Hare

The purpose of life.

This grand idea

has hovered above my head

for years and years.

I first thought we all

share the same purpose-

that everyone is born driven

to answer the same call.

But there are too many people-

billions of faces I will never see.

To share a single goal

seemed like a waste to me.

The more frightening conclusion

drove away my sweet dreams.

The purpose of our lives

is unknown to the naked eye.

I only have my mind

and time

to discover mine.

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