Waiting Poems

Waiting Poems - On The Difficulty Of Waiting

15 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. 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.

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    • Rating 4.49
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  2. 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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    • Votes 272
    • Rating 4.15
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  4. 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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    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.20
  5. 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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    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.46
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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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  7. 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
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    • Votes 335
    • Rating 4.28
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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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  8. 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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    • Votes 58
    • Rating 4.24
  9. 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 148
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 586
    • Rating 4.23
    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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  10. 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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    • Votes 742
    • Rating 4.20
    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.

  11. 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
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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 82
    • Rating 4.17
    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.

  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 178
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.11

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