Waiting Poems

Published: December 2017

Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting

16 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.

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    Sometimes it seems life is all about biding time. Patience is seldom easy, but it is always rewarding.

    In Good Time...

    A Poem About Waiting Well

    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.

    Friends will sometimes go away.
    Some may disappoint or others betray,
    But new ones will come to stay...
    In good time.

    The hurt of getting something wrong,
    And the lesson it often brings along
    Are there, you see, to make you strong...
    In good time.

    Kindness freely given away,
    Unnoticed now, will somehow find its way
    Back to you and come to stay...
    In good time.

    Efforts seem not to pay to plan?
    Forge on friend, doing the best you can.
    Fortune will find the deserving man...
    In good time.

    Life can be tough, there's no doubt,
    But hope is the thing we can't do without.
    Right things with joy will come about...
    In good time.

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    I am always the one waiting for the phone to ring.

    Sometimes I Get Lonely

    • By Emily B
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Waiting For The Phone To Ring

    in Poems about Sadness

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

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Looking to the future
    Forgetting to be in the present

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Thinking someday, one day
    Never thinking right here, right now

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Phone's on, WiFi's up
    Waiting for it to buzz

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Just waiting...
    Always waiting...

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    A mother sharing the pain of missing children who have been gone for a year. She is currently fighting the guardian for the return of her boys...
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    My baby boys

    The Pain Of Missing You

    • By Jessica Velez
    • Published: November 2009
    Poem About Waiting For Missing Children

    in Hard Times 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.
    It's you, you who I want to know.
    You who I want to see...
    All of what I think and feel, it's you I want here with me.
    Not a day goes by without wishing for a hug a kiss, a laugh, a cry...
    For soothing hurts, tucking you into bed, or just a simple touch.
    Not a night goes by I don't miss you so....much!
    Or my heart doesn't break just a lil' bit more.
    Shards turned to ice, constantly falling to the floor.
    I don't believe in God, but still I pray
    That somehow, someday
    You'll be back in my life
    For always and forever
    And I'll never let you go again
    Never!

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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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    Living the farm life as a young girl I had many opportunities to contemplate in quiet about what I observed. It was peaceful and sunny, sometimes peaceful and raining, but that was life at the time.

    Waiting For Truth

    • By Lilli Janzen
    • Published: August 2016
    Poem About Waiting For Answers And Living With Questions

    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?

    Who are you really in your mind?
    Is it the key I need to find?
    Do I accurately read your face,
    Or is your grin quite out of place?

    These answers won't just come too soon,
    And I just wonder how many moons.
    You'll keep me deeply in suspense,
    Inviting questions more intense.

    You have your reasons, I can tell
    But waiting seems a living hell.
    But I'm afraid to know the truth,
    And knowing this I feel abused.

    I know that rushing does no good,
    And patience just may prove it would
    Help me live with the unknown
    Until the truth will then be known.

    But truth arrives with revelation
    That makes us contemplate our station.
    Sometimes it's better just to wait
    Till we are fit to change our state.

    May Spirit help us in our quest
    To hear and understand the rest.
    Once we are clear to know the truth
    Life will advance and be more smooth.

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    I have dissociative identity disorder. I "lose time," not knowing where I went or what I was doing there. My husband continually worries what might happen to me, what I may do to myself, and if I will be successful next time I try to take my life?
    I can never sleep for long, I have horrific nightmares of the abuse I suffered as a child and adult. So instead of sleeping, I sit and watch and listen, trying to feel safe.

    My Ritual

    • By Donna Jozwiak
    • Published: June 2011
    Poem About Waiting For Sleep

    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,
    I watch.
    I watch you toss and turn, breathing heavily, in and out.
    I imagine your dreams, your tremors.
    I'm careful not to wake you.
    Sometimes I walk over to you and touch your hair,
    And pray that it is not me that keeps you here in this prison.
    The anxiousness shows, reflected even as you sleep,
    Worries too heavy for you to even confess to me.
    You sleep on, albeit fitfully,
    Not aware of my nightly ritual of watching you.
    Careful not to disturb...
    While you try with all your subconscious might,
    To dream away losing me,
    To dream away the certainty of my death.

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    My husband had a brain hemorrhage nine years ago that left him in a vegetative state. We have been married for forty one years. I go to see him every week, but he doesn't know me. Even though his eyes are open, he can't see and he can't move. He is in the royal hospital in Putney. He is in limbo and so am I. Life does go on, but it's not the same, and he will never get any better than he is now.

    Can He See Me?

    • By Marian Shapcott
    • Published: June 2011
    Waiting For Death Husband In A Vegetative State

    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.
    My friends tell me to move on with my life,
    but it is so hard
    when I am still his wife.

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    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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    My poem is titled Patiently Waiting, Because my friend has been away on a 18 month sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    And I'm very lonely but being faithful because of the love in my heart. And I write poems to occupy my mind.

    Patiently Waiting

    • By James Richmond Jr.
    • Published: October 2013
    Poems About Waiting For Someone You Love To Come Home

    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.
    I'll squeeze you gentle, but hold you tight.
    And kiss you all over, when the time is right.
    I'll express my love, so you know it's true.
    There's nothing on earth, I would not do for you.
    Because you're the one, you're one-of a kind.
    I'm proud to be able, to call you mine.
    What a expression, on your face,
    when I pulled the ring, out of the case.
    And I took your hand, then dropped to my knees.
    And said honey please, will you marry me.
    Like wind in wildfire , my love is spreading fast,
    Growing stronger and stronger, as each day pass.
    I've waited very patiently, but now you're home.
    Let's make up the time, that you were gone.

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    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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    This goes out to my dad. If you're out there.. I'm done waiting for you.

    Waiting For My Dad

    Poem About Not Waiting Any More For Parents Love

    in Abandonment Poems

    I sit alone in the darkness
    Waiting...
    Waiting for him to come back to me.
    Can he hear my cries?
    Can he feel my tears?
    Can he sense my breaking heart?
    God only knows such a fact.
    How can this be that he can't see me?
    Is it because I'm sitting alone in the darkness?
    I just walk past everyone as if I were invisible.
    Can he see me now?
    Can he see the pain he's caused me?
    Or does he look past it?
    I think I should move on,
    But something tells me to wait.
    It's my heart.
    I'll give him one more chance
    He needs to prove his love to me.
    As I return to sit alone in the darkness...
    Waiting.

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    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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    My poem is about my feeling of depression. I just want an outlet to say what I feel.

    Better Dead

    • By Mike
    • Published: February 2011
    Poem About Waiting For Relief From Pain

    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,
    This negative force that breaks my heart and kills my joy.
    Feeling sorry with useless tears,
    Are nights long gone,
    The visceral truth is lain bare.

    Fear is the only motivation to carry on this cowardly charade,
    Isolation,
    The only option not to scare the world.
    Not able to grasp at the offer of life,
    No longer able to play the optimist.
    I will surely sink and wither away,
    Perhaps that's the way to go,
    Sink into the depths of despair,
    Drown in the uselessness of it all.

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    When life is at it's darkest moment and waiting for the light to shine through.

    Darkness Befalls

    Poem About Waiting For Light To Shine Through

    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

    I look beyond the broad horizon
    See the moon shine over the sea
    Like the oceans filled with sadness
    I run, stumble and try to break free

    The path encloses and I'm shattered
    Tears of rain encumbers me
    Darkness embraces me like a child
    Now I wait for him to let me be

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    Many people say I cannot wait for my boyfriend who is in jail now, but I will prove them wrong.

    Waiting For Your Return

    • By Charlene Khuah
    • Published: June 2010
    Poem About Waiting For Boyfriend In Jail

    in Lonely Poems

    never did you tell me
    you were leaving me.

    left me in one month,
    waited for months.

    alone sitting in this room,
    so dark.
    so alone.

    crying my heart out
    while waiting,
    waiting for your return.

    hoping you could feel
    the tears that come down,
    hoping you could see
    my shattered heart.

    sewing every piece back
    never leaving me
    without telling me
    once more.

    hoping for your quick return,
    bringing us back together
    once more.

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    Waiting out a relationship

    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.
    Because its killing me now.

    My heart is falling apart,
    I don't know what to do
    All I can do is think about you.

    I asked you not to get attach with another girl,
    but it looks like you already started to.
    My mind is telling me to go left,
    but my heart is saying to go right.
    And it's all confusing me to.

    You told me two years ago that your heart
    belongs to me and mine belongs to you.
    But the real question is will that ever be true?

    We let things get in our way,
    we let people get between us,
    and now I wish that it wasn't that way.
    All we can do now is wait and see what happens.
    But the question is, will I ever be able to wait for you?

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    I dedicate this poem to those who have waited for their father to come home and were let down each time.

    Waiting For My Daddy

    in Abandonment 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
    I was depressed
    I wasn't very happy
    I didn't hop and dance
    Like I did when I called you Daddy
    I don't anymore because you stopped being one to me
    You stopped calling
    And I started bawling out tears
    When I finally went inside
    I went on my bed and cried
    Every day I waited for you to knock on the door
    For you to come back home
    And when you finally did...
    I didn't love you anymore
    You waited too long
    So I don't trust you anymore
    You look at me furiously
    But why should I trust you
    Because when I did...
    You lied.

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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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    It took me a long time to realize you are a complete person without a relationship. This poem is about emotional pain when you allow someone to have dominion over how you feel on a day to day basis.

    Waiting

    Poem About Waiting For The One You Love

    in Lonely Poems

    Imagine the sun sinking
    and dim turns to dark.
    The silence that surrounds you,
    the shadows that make their mark.
    You wander around aimlessly,
    too much time can be total hell.
    Your heart hardened from waiting,
    breaks with the bong of the clock's bell.
    The clouds, they mask the moonlight,
    The mirror, it mimics your pain.
    You sit and sigh and close your eyes
    and hear the repetition of the rain.

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    I wrote this poem about uncomfortable silence and how it makes you feel alone and awkward, like nobody wants to talk to you and know how you feel. I often write sad poems like this. The type of poems I write express my feelings about different things.

    Silence

    • By Lucy Blackmur
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Waiting In Uncomfortable Silence

    in Alone Poems

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

    Leaving an uncomfortable feeling,
    With even those you are closest to.
    So close to talking,
    Yet so far.
    Just silence.

    Cold, dark, and alone,
    Your feelings bottled up.
    Your thoughts screaming to get out,
    Wrapped up in your own world.
    Inconsolable and suffering,
    Just silence.

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