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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    • Votes 334
    • Rating 4.57
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    Wow! Talk about hitting the nail on the head! I am a mom who has relapsed a couple times over the last 6 months. It was pretty bad. I have kids, ages 16, 20, and 22. They have literally been...

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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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    • Rating 4.55
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    I wish I could call each of these people whose stories I just read (after reading your poem and story) and say you are making a difference in someone's day whether you get to know it or not!...

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  4. 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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    • Stories 4
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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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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.51
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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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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.50
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    Wow! This poem is so true. It almost made me cry. I am 13 years old and lived 13 years without my mom. I live with my grandparents. It's kind of hard because whenever I'm at school my friends...

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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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    • Stories 7
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    • Votes 294
    • 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. Lost And Found

    • By Nicola
    • Published: April 2018
    A Family Coping With Depression

    Lost - a mother depended on for everything
    Found - a father who helped make us more decisive

    Lost - a mother quick witted and kind

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    • Rating 4.43
  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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    • Votes 361
    • Rating 4.42
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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. Love In My Life

    The Difficulty Of Failed Marriages

    I married a man too early in life
    and wasn't prepared to be a good wife.
    I believed he loved me and things would be fine.
    My love for him would grow over time.

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    • Rating 4.42
  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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    • Rating 4.36
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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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