Waiting Poems

Published: December 2017

Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting

One famous historical book says, "expectation postponed is making the heart sick". Those wise words have proven true time and again for many. Many people wait their whole lives for things that are difficult to come across, like true love or exceptional secular opportunities. 

Unfortunately, some things, like finding a soulmate, do not necessarily happen when one would like. Often, the wait can become frustrating, causing sadness, anger and other negative feelings. 

One way to combat such feelings is to read the poetry of others who have experienced similar emotions.

16 Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting

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  1. 1. In Good Time...

    in Hope Poems

    Life can seem an endless maze,
    The twists and turns, lulls and delays,
    But things always fall into place...
    In good time.

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    • Rating 4.39
  2. 2. Sometimes I Get Lonely

    • By Emily B
    • Published: March 2015

    in Poems about Sadness

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
    Always connecting but not connected

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    • Rating 4.32
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    Before Covid hit, I was very happy living my 11-year-old life, but when it did, well I felt very lonely. I relate to this poem so much because everything described (and more) is exactly how I...

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  4. 3. Life Will Bloom When It Is Ready

    in Life Lesson Poems

    I keep pulling
    on my roots
    urging them to grow
    impatient for the bloom

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    • Votes 60
    • Rating 4.52
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  5. 4. Waiting

    in Lonely Poems

    Imagine the sun sinking
    and dim turns to dark.
    The silence that surrounds you,
    the shadows that make their mark.

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    • Rating 4.48
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  7. 5. Darkness Befalls

    in Poems about Sadness

    Gliding deep into the forest
    Darkness covers me like a blanket
    And the mist surrounding me
    I feel like there's no way to flee

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    • Votes 76
    • Rating 4.47
  8. 6. The Pain Of Missing You

    • By Jessica Velez
    • Published: November 2009

    in Missing You Poems

    I never knew a broken heart could keep on breaking.
    You keep on sending your love, but no one's there to take it.
    Rivers of tears keep a steady flow...
    But no one's there to know.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 156
    • Rating 4.46
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    This really brought tears to my eyes as I have been dealing with CPS and fighting for my babies for a year and a half. I miss them so much and just wish and pray they would soon be returned...

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  9. 7. Patiently Waiting

    • By James Richmond Jr.
    • Published: October 2013

    in Long Distance Poems

    My heart is set on that glorious day
    When your work is done and you're home to stay.
    I'll be waiting right here, with open arms.
    To hold you close and keep you warm.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 83
    • Votes 493
    • Rating 4.34
    Featured Shared Story

    I am in a long distance relationship and these words were soothing. I knew I wasn't alone and my boo is soon visiting sooo..they were timely. I can't wait to hug him tight.

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  10. 8. Waiting For My Dad

    in Anger Poems

    I sit alone in the darkness
    Waiting...
    Waiting for him to come back to me.
    Can he hear my cries?

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 205
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 52
    • Rating 4.44
    Featured Shared Story

    I haven't lost my dad, but I did lose one of my closest friends who sent me a scary letter then never talked to me again. A year later, and I'm still waiting for him. This poem explains just...

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  11. 9. Silence

    • By Lucy Blackmur
    • Published: March 2015

    in Alone Poems

    Enveloping the room,
    Leaving everybody isolated.
    Nothing to do, nothing to say,
    Just silence.

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    • Favorited 49
    • Votes 70
    • Rating 4.27
  12. 10. Waiting For My Daddy

    in Hurting Poems by Teens

    I sat there and waited
    Never left the porch
    But you never showed
    It's like you burned my heart with a torch

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.60
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    I was 3 or 4 when my daddy left me. Just my mommy by my side. I wondered why he left me. My mommy said I may never know. As I got older I found out more things. I still ask myself why he left...

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  13. 11. Waiting For Truth

    • By Lilli Janzen
    • Published: August 2016

    in Fear Poems

    Wait, you say, but I want to know.
    Wait, you say, but it's just so slow.
    Do I need to live with the questions
    Or simply wait for your confession?

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 730
    • Favorited 37
    • Votes 85
    • Rating 4.49
  14. 12. My Ritual

    • By Donna Jozwiak
    • Published: June 2011

    in Mental Illness Poems

    In the early hours,
    As most should be sleeping,
    I sit in our bedroom window and perform a ritual.
    Smoking a cigarette, wrapped tightly in a blanket,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 137
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.63
  15. 13. Can He See Me?

    • By Marian Shapcott
    • Published: June 2011

    in Sickness Poems

    Can he see me?
    Can he hear me?
    Does he know I'm there?
    When I am standing at his bedside or sitting in a chair.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 17
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 45
    • Rating 4.58
    Featured Shared Story

    I have a friend that's keeping their illness/sickness a secret. Not telling family or friends. Just struggling to deal with it alone. So I'm trying to encourage her and help in any way I can.

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  16. 14. Better Dead

    • By Mike
    • Published: February 2011

    in Depression Poems

    I'm so torn as I sit alone in a lifeless jumble of secret thoughts,
    Wanting to end this bitter pain for some relief,
    Even momentarily.
    It won't subside,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 322
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 67
    • Rating 4.31
  17. 15. Waiting Out A Relationship

    • By Chrystal Starkey
    • Published: April 2008

    in Breaking Up Poems

    You said that you loved me
    And I said that I loved you.
    We are not together anymore
    But boy I wish we were....

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 133
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 19
    • Rating 3.95
  18. 16. Waiting For Your Return

    • By Charlene Khuah
    • Published: June 2010

    in Lonely Poems

    never did you tell me
    you were leaving me.

    left me in one month,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 125
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 26
    • Rating 3.77

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