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.

60 Hopeful Poems of Encouragement and Faith

  1. 1. Just Wait For The Sun

    • By Lisa Marks
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2020

    My poem is about holding on for better days and waiting for the bad times to pass. With all the sad news recently about Caroline Flack and mental health/suicide awareness being so prevalent in the news, this poem is just trying to say please don't think things will always be this bad. Please don't give up. You are not alone. It is a plea to anyone who might ever feel like there is nothing left to live for.

    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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  3. 2. Finding Hope

    Reviewing my life and feeling that I've wasted most of it in fear of actually living it.

    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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    I had been in the game of life, but too many times it has passed me by. With the few years I have left, I want to watch...watch my grandkids grow, watch the clouds go by, and watch my love grow.

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  5. 3. Caged Bird

    Caged Bird By Maya Angelou was first published in her book, "Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?" in 1983. The poem is a Metaphor illustrating the differences between African-Americans and Whites during the civil rights era. The author, a black woman who grew up in the South during this era, is expressing her feelings at the discrimination she faced during her life. Her first autobiography published in 1970 is titled, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

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

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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

    Emily Dickinson, born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, is the author of almost 2,000 poems. Only after she died in 1886 were her poems discovered. In this metaphorical poem the bird is a symbol for hope. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers is written in quatrains and uses an ABCB rhyme scheme

    "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!

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  7. 5. This, Too, Will Pass

    A comforting poem that speaks about the resilience of the human spirit. Crowell uses repetition and personification, to convey her message of hope and encouragement in the face of difficulties. The repetition of the phrase "this too" at the beginning of each line emphasizes her idea that whatever challenges we are facing are temporary and will eventually pass. The personification of the "tiresome road" and the "heavy load" we may carry speaks to the human experience of struggling through difficult times. Overall, the poem serves as a reminder that strength and determination can help us overcome obstacles and that hope can sustain us through very difficult times.

    This, too, will pass.
    O heart, say it over and over,
    Out of your deepest sorrow,
    out of your deepest grief,

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  8. 6. Now You've Recovered

    • By Charles A Cino
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2016

    I have written a poem about recovery from mental illness. It touches upon the fact that someone who has recovered is now living a brand new life, and they must answer the question, "Now that you've recovered, what will you do?"

    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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    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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  9. 7. To Choose A Mask

    • By Evangeline King
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 16, 2023

    This poem delves into the theme of identity and emotions. The inner turmoil and struggle to find the suitable emotional response to the day is depicted through the metaphor of masks.

    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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  10. 8. Hold Your Heart

    I was having some struggles with life. Everything seemed to be going wrong all at once, and I started doubting my faith and other things. Life became so hard for me, and I felt like I had nothing and no one. But then I finally turned to God and realized that he will always be there for me, even through my darkest hour.

    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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    Poem About Doubt And Faith, Hold Your Heart

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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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  11. 9. Look For The Blossom

    • By Jessica Bryan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2020

    Struggling during the current Coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to write something that urged me to keep positive. It is important for me/us to remember the world keeps moving, I hope it can help others.

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

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  12. 10. As Is Life

    • By Albi Demeza
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015

    This poem was written in 2003 during a sad and stressful time in my life. I am sure many others from all walks of life can relate to the sentiments.

    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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  13. 11. In Spite Of War

    Angela Morgan lived during both of the World Wars. In this poem, Morgan shares that despite a devastating war raging on, everything in nature continued as if nothing was happening. The same can be true about our lives. Life continues even when terrible things happen, so this poem encourages us to look at the beauty around us rather than focus on the negative aspects of our lives.

    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.

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  14. 12. Perfect

    • By Shianne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017

    I wrote this poem about trying to change. I spent so long being angry at everyone, and I'm trying to change now.

    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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    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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  15. 13. My Repossessed Hope

    • By Evangeline King
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 16, 2023

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

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  16. 14. If Only

    • By Petra Sheane
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015

    Every night I dream of how the world could be a better place. I long for the simplest of changes, simple acts of kindness, love, truth, and simple whispers of hope in the night sky. When I see these dreams each night as I pray, the only words that come to my mind are, "If only..."

    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.

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  17. 15. In Good Time...

    Sometimes it seems life is all about biding time. Patience is seldom easy, but it is always rewarding.

    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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  18. 16. Life Is Fine

    In this poem, the speaker is considering giving up on life, but he can’t go through with it. He finds that since he hasn’t died, he has something to live for. This poem has a strong sense of structure. It’s made up of single lines and quatrains with the ABCB rhyme scheme.

    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. Despite The Storms

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

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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.

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  20. 18. Endure Like A Tree

    • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015

    I love my niece very much, but sadly, my sister took her to live far away. My heart breaks when I talk to her on the phone because she is going through a tough time, and I can't comfort her. I wrote this poem for her on her 10th birthday.

    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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    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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  21. 19. A Journey To A New Year

    • By Sumira R. Arain
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016

    My poem is about the beginning of New Year’s Day…what we celebrate and the start of a new journey to lead a successful life. Forget your mistakes and lead a new life with hope and courage.

    First day of the New Year.
    It's time to shine for a new day.
    Forget your past,
    Your sorrow, your pain.

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    I printed this poem to read to my mother who is in the hospital. She has been there for two weeks, missed Christmas and will also miss New Years. I am not sure what the future holds, but we...

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  22. 20. Mt. Take Heart

    • By Sadwick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016

    We have all been through tough times: break-ups, fights, deaths, etc. It hurts too bad or it envelopes the mind... but take heart and hope for better days. Your mountain of inflictions will soon pass.

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

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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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