Hard Times Poems

Poems about Hardship

Part of the reality of life is hardship. That is not a negative statement. It is simply a statement of fact. Every day brings new challenges. Living with the expectation that life will be difficult makes hard times easier to deal with. When a family encounters hard times they will need to join together and face the challenge as a team. They will need to be sensitive to the needs of individual family members each of whom will face unique difficulties. Life is not easy, but having a support system makes life that much easier.


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  1. Tearless Cries

    • By Ana-Alicia S. Farrar
    • Published: February 2006
    Dad Get Your Life Together

    Why are you doing this, ruining your life?
    The only thing you've accomplished is causing stress and strife
    We're all trying to help you with this hard and trying time
    But you think we're crazy, it's all in your mind...

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  3. My Water My Blood

    • By Mandy V. Villareal
    • Published: February 2006
    Family Breaking Apart Poem

    Is your family still together, just like way back when?
    Do you stick by each other through thick and thin?

    Or do you hardly know the one that you call brother?...

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  4. The Home He Knew Best

    Mother And Son Parted At Birth Poem

    A mother and son were parted at birth,
    Wrenched from each other on this terrible earth,
    With no place to go she walks through the night,
    Looking for somewhere till the morning light....

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  6. Traffic Light

    • By Linda Grantham
    • Published: April 2011
    Mom With Depression

    This traffic light inside my head
    Is always green and never red.
    My thoughts, my dreams, and all my fears
    They all speed past my listening ears....

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    • Rating 4.48
  7. How Am I

    • By Sherri Bauer
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem On How Can A Single Mother Manage Alone? How Am I

    How am I going to explain this to you?
    I have four children and don't know what to do.
    I have had less than eight hours of sleep all week.
    I am so tired of yelling, I can barely speak....

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  8. Through For Good

    • By Amber L. Owens
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem Asking Dad And Mom To Stop Fighting

    I come home every night
    and in my eyes
    you can see fear and fright
    my parents argue and raise their fists...

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  10. Marine Wife

    When we married who would have thought of the changes in our lives.
    We were married one year, one month to the day when I made you a Marine Wife.

    Things were tough, we had only been married a year.

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  11. What About Me

    • By Jami McCormick
    • Published: February 2006
    Unappreciated and Unloved In Family Poem

    My sister gets all the love
    And support she needs
    She has always been first
    In your mind and heart...

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  12. Why

    • By LaRay A. Silz
    • Published: February 2006
    When I Have My Kids Poem

    Why do you keep going on like everything's okay?
    Treating me the way you do like it's a normal day.
    I am confused of who you are, and who I am to you,
    I'm scared that you will never know who I have grown into....

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    • Rating 4.38
  13. So Hard

    • By Ian Gillum
    • Published: April 2011
    Life Is Falling Apart

    why is life such a heartache what did I do to deserve it
    sometimes it makes me wonder if living is even worth it

    'cause every time I get somewhere I go right back to the beginning ...

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