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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    Yes, this poem was very touching. I know my own dad puts the weight of the world on his shoulders, and its tearing him apart. It hurts me as his daughter that I can't do anything to help him...

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  3. 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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    I have bipolar depression and I can relate so much I think of the past the present the future and the what if's. Separating from my ex husband was the hardest thing he was my rock but...

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  4. The Home He Knew Best

    Mother And Son Parted At Birth

    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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    I was shocked to read this story and poem even though it is well written. It is not that I do not appreciate your story but that it is obviously sad and true. Myself, I officially grew up...

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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.51
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    This poem is so deep. We don't realize how much a child has to listen to and the weight it puts on them. It is sad that this has happened in so many families when two adults suffer from a...

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  7. 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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    Such a beautiful poem. I know that I have parents that argue and fight all the time, but they are still together. I understand that it must be very hard for you to live with your parents like...

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  8. How Am I

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

    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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    • Rating 4.45
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    As a single mother of three girls (now grown with families of their own), I can totally relate to this piece. My husband and I split up when my youngest daughter was 18 months old. I worked...

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  10. Toughest Of Times

    • By Kimberly Williams
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Family Getting Through Storms of Life

    During the toughest of times we must band together!
    When the bad weather hits us straight on,
    we have to get through that rough storm.
    Holding each other with a tight grip ...

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    • Rating 4.42
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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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    I know the feelings. I may be hard headed, but I am also soft hearted. Everyone thinks I'm this super hero or something. But the truth is am not. I also get scared, lost, confused, and I...

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  12. 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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  13. A Mother's Pain For Her Children

    • By Marsha M. Martinez
    • Published: February 2006
    Trying to Hide the Pain Poem

    Often times I sit and wonder
    How mother always sits and ponders
    Her eyes, her stare, are so far
    As if she has the whole world to bear....

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    My son was molested. He's only 8 years old. I'm hurting and he's also hurting with pain. He noticed my pain. This poem fits how he sees me...

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