Waiting Poems

Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting

14 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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  1. 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...

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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 102
    • Rating 4.42
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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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  2. 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.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 335
    • Favorited 30
    • Votes 314
    • Rating 4.30
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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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  3. 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?

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 113
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 577
    • Rating 4.24
    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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  4. 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.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 43
    • Votes 653
    • Rating 4.20
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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.

  5. 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?

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 42
    • Rating 4.19
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  7. 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.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 158
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 83
    • Rating 4.17
  8. 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.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 19
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.16
    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.

  9. 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,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 41
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 51
    • Rating 4.16
  10. 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.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 285
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.15
  11. 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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 203
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 176
    • Rating 4.13
  12. 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,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 109
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 96
    • Rating 4.12
  13. 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,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 49
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 3.99
  14. 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

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 77
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 82
    • Rating 3.93
  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 58
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 92
    • Rating 3.88

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