Poets logo

Hitting The Bullseye

A Poem on One's Purpose in Life

By Michelle LiewPublished 23 days ago 1 min read
Hitting The Bullseye
Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash

Before you get worried, this piece isn't about target shooting. No, the bullseye in question is one's purpose in life.

Recent work challenges have made me consider my life's purpose. We ask questions like "Am I walking the right path in life?" "Why does it always feel like I'm in the wrong situation?" "Why can't I ever get this right?", and the heaviest question of all, "What is my destiny?"

Hitting the bullseye is perhaps the tallest order of any of our tasks in life. Curve balls strike randomly and make us question our rightful place in our relationships and careers. We wonder if we are doing what is meaningful and if it will make a difference to the lives of others.

The answer will take time to unfold for some, and it may seem like an eternal process that we have no control over. But we can lock the bow that will eventually hit the target - we can identify our strengths and passions, explore new ground and seek knowledge.

Hitting the bullseye is a herculean task that happens in time, with a little practice. Enjoy these verses.


Lone ranger

Cocks his bow and arrow

Brow taut

Muscles tense


knows best

The range and style


That will score

The bullseye


Peers ahead

To seek




Bides his time

Peers around

Gazes squarely at the target

And hits

The bullseye.


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights

Comments (3)

Sign in to comment
  • Esala Gunathilake22 days ago

    Oh it is amazing and profound!

  • angela hepworth23 days ago

    Amazing poem!! Resilience is so powerful.

  • True, as long as we don't give up. Loved your poem!

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.