Hope Poems

Hope Poems

Uplifting Poems About Hope

Having hope propels us to achieve our dreams and drives us forward toward our pursuits. It also keeps us afloat when everything seems to go wrong, when we feel that we're drowning. Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel, the northern star by which we navigate our lives through trials and difficulties towards our dreams of a better day. When we lose hope, we are like a rudderless ship being tossed about without direction. Having and finding hope, then, is essential for keeping our dreams upright and continuing to sail in the direction of their attainment.

54 Hopeful Poems of Encouragement and Strength

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  1. 1. Just Wait For The Sun


    • By Lisa Marks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020 with permission of the Author.

    When everything's darkness
    And you feel so alone,
    When the rain doesn't stop
    And you can't make it home,

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    Wow! This is an amazing poem! I love how the poem just flows and makes so much of sense. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. I know you posted this like 2 years ago but I hope you're...

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  3. 2. Finding Hope


    I've always viewed life from the side lines,
    Just watching it passing me by.
    In the past, too afraid to just let go and live,
    And lately too tired to try.

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    Oh Patricia, your poems are as good as ever and mean so much. You only have to look at all the comments to see how your writing affects so many of us. Keep going. Very best wishes, Ann.

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  5. 3. Caged Bird

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    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends

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    • Rating 4.31
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    I remember this poem from my guided reading class in 5th grade. I remember it well. This poem really touched me, and reading it again just made my day. This poem, I remember it being about...

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  6. 4. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

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    "Hope" is the thing with feathers -
    That perches in the soul -
    And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all -

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    I recited this poem in grade six and it has been an inspiration for me ever since. Wonderful work!

  7. 5. Now You've Recovered


    • By Charles A Cino
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2016 with permission of the Author.

    When you recover, what will you do?
    When you recover, will you still be you?
    Will you be stronger, will you be new,
    When you recover from what you've been through?

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    • Votes 569
    • Rating 4.60
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    I've been to hell and back, as a survivor of CSA. Your poem inspired me in such a deep way; the healing process strips us of our former identities and we stand empty and alone, trying to...

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  8. 6. To Choose A Mask


    • By Evangeline King
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 16, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    I sat at my dresser this morn
    And opened the bottom drawer
    To try and find which mask to wear
    That I hadn't worn the day before

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    • Rating 4.84
  9. 7. My Repossessed Hope


    • By Evangeline King
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 16, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Gasping for air
    I cling, I cling
    to whatever's left
    to anything

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    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.64
  10. 8. Perfect

    • By Shianne
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017 with permission of the Author.

    My heart flows through this icy land.
    Come and take my lonely hand.
    Show me how to make things right.
    Cry these tears no more tonight.

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    • Rating 4.42
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    I'm glad that my poem made you want to try and want to make things better in your life. I understand exactly what you are going through. I went through something similar, and I know my heart...

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  11. 9. Despite The Storms

    • By S.C. Lourie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,

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    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 503
    • Rating 4.38
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    Part of the last line says, "Keep living." I'm saying keep writing. I like your style and sensitivity. Excellent flow and structure. I really enjoyed it.

  12. 10. Hold Your Heart

    • By Ashley Bahr
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2012 with permission of the Author.

    Remember those days when you were young?
    Life was as easy as it could be.
    There were laughs and stories and dreams.
    You saw the sunshine and you were free.

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    I love your poem! After my Dad left and I started to get bullied, I stopped believing in God. In my mind, there was no such thing as Christ. So after I moved schools my sophomore year in high...

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  13. 11. Look For The Blossom

    • By Jessica Bryan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020 with permission of the Author.

    The blossom will always grow.
    The seasons will always change.
    People come and go,
    Their shadows comforting and strange.

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    • Rating 4.51
  14. 12. In Good Time...

    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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  15. 13. As Is Life

    • By Albi Demeza
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015 with permission of the Author.

    It's strange the things you remember
    And the things you seem to forget.
    It's a jamboree of all sorts,
    A patchwork of joys and regrets.

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  16. 14. In Spite Of War

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    In spite of war, in spite of death,
    In spite of all man's sufferings,
    Something within me laughs and sings
    And I must praise with all my breath.

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    This is some extraordinary literature I'm going to have to read to my grandchildren. Thank you for producing this beautiful work of art that I can share with the future generation.

  17. 15. Love

    • By Shelagh Bullman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

    If you love somebody with your heart, soul, and mind,
    Every road to adventure is one of a kind.
    Though the road may be rugged and your spirits are high,
    Still the sun seems to shine on the loved ones going by.

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    • Votes 117
    • Rating 4.37
  18. 16. Life Is Fine

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    I went down to the river,
    I set down on the bank.
    I tried to think but couldn't,
    So I jumped in and sank.

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    Everyone is born for a purpose, but we forget that in pursuit of money. Then God gifted me with poetry and uses it as a medium to educate people, and in each of my poems there is a story...

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  19. 17. Dominate The Day

    • By Katherine K. Duan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 10, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    Dark forests are filled with birds and trees
    Sun shines through the clouds with ease
    There might be darkness, but the light won't cease
    To dominate the day.

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  20. 18. If Only

    • By Petra Sheane
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    If Only...
    A prayer was held in our nation,
    Beauty was seen in more ways than one,
    Children who are lost could find their salvation,

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    Give quality time to your loved ones. Otherwise, you will lose them gradually.
    Relationships are very beautiful, especially those always giving unconditional love.

  21. 19. Mt. Take Heart

    • By Sadwick
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Often we can't see
    The beauty in the pain.
    Often we can't see
    The treasure we gain.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 44
    • Votes 285
    • Rating 4.31
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    This poem has really taught me how to value the thing we have and the people around us. We never know what we have got until it's all gone, so be wary that you don't lose the moon while...

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  22. 20. Endure Like A Tree

    • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    To get through life you have to endure as a tree does.
    When Mother Nature tries to bring you down,
    You will never fall; you will stand your ground.
    You will encounter burning flames.

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    • Stories 4
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    • Rating 4.31
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    Hello I am Salih Abass. I lost my father while I was very young, and I was taken away from my mother to my grandmother even before I was two years. She took me to school. I lost my grandmom...

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