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.

58 Hopeful Poems of Encouragement and Faith

  1. 1. Sunlight In The Darkness

    • By Teddy Hitaffer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 12, 2022

    I am a sixteen-year-old high school graduate from Virginia. I started writing poems at the age of seven, and since then have written around 5,000 pages in poems, short stories, and full-length stories. At the age of fifteen, I published my book Bravery Doesn't Come From A Copper Coin. I am currently writing my dystopian, suspense novel called The Eaters. I am a follower of Christ, and as of late, I have been enjoying writing psalms of praise and encouragement for me and others.

    Finding Joy In The Dark Moments Of Your Life

    Endure the dark moments to appreciate the happy ones,
    Appreciate the gloom to experience true happiness.
    The night defines the day; the dark defines the light
    Because exact opposites define each other right.
    If the gleeful, charming sun constantly shone,
    And the solemn, sad moon never seized its starry throne,
    Then our knowledge of the moon's existence would, unfortunately, be none,
    And since we wouldn't know his opposite, we wouldn't know the sun.
    Happiness comes from knowing its rival,
    Because then, happiness is somewhat surprising.
    Depression and despair exist to make you stronger,
    And when you are stronger, joy lasts a bit longer.
    So take joy when you're sad,
    Laugh when you're upset,
    Because as life's clouds slowly drift away,
    The warm, vibrant sun will shine on your day.

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  3. 2. Dominate The Day

    • By KathyKVD
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 10, 2022

    My poem is to remind people that even when everything seems dark and hopeless, you can move on because though you might not see it at first, the light is always there.

    Pushing Through Dark Times

    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.

    Without the dark, there would be no light
    With the day also comes the night
    To be brave you must first experience fright
    And remember that there is always a way.

    You can't have happiness without the pain
    The rainbow comes after the rain
    It's never too late to switch lanes
    Ask yourself - where does your heart lay?

    You can't find something without it being lost
    Beautiful things come at the highest cost
    Before the sunny weather comes the frost
    Work goes first, then play.

    Trouble surrounds the eye of the storm
    Somewhere it's cold, somewhere it's warm
    Great occasions come in all different forms
    What do your instincts say?

    You might think you're alone, but you are not
    We've all been through our own battles fought
    Your greatest enemy and best friend are your thoughts
    Know that you will be okay

    The most beautiful eyes shine with the most tears
    The most courageous heroes have faced the most fears
    The ones who haven't given up have come very near
    But they've all still managed
    But you have still managed
    But we have all still managed
    To dominate the day.

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  5. 3. Time Blessing

    May you know you are loved,
    Every step of the way,
    May you always have time,
    For one another each day.
    May your journey be joyful,
    With plenty of smiles,
    May you have comfort and strength,
    Throughout all of life’s trials.

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  6. 4. What Is This Feeling?

    I wrote this poem in the midst of battling depression. It was a day that I was feeling hopeful, like I was going to be all right. This poem is a symbol of hope, light, and love!

    Rediscovering Hope And Light In Times Of Darkness

    This feeling is foreign and unique.
    What is this? What could it be?
    It's my soul making peace.
    It's my mind setting me free.
    It's my gift making room for me.
    It's darkness releasing its grip on my reality.

    This feeling is foreign and unique.
    What is this? What could it be?
    It's my heart accepting love.
    It's my reflection radiating from above.
    It's my smile growing wide.
    It's my light no longer willing to hide.

    This feeling is foreign and unique.
    What is this? What could it be?
    It's joy sweeping over my soul.
    It's love making me whole.
    It's peace settling in my heart.
    It's light radiating in the dark.

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  7. 5. All Will Be Okay

    It’s okay
    it’s okay
    no matter what
    comes your way
    even when you
    have no words to say
    and your bluebird skies
    turn shades of grey

    You are here
    you are breathing
    there is something
    to believe in

    Please don’t lose faith
    all will be okay

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  8. 6. There's Always Hope

    baby, during the nights when the midnight sky
    falls heavily onto your bones and wraps you
    in its melancholic embrace

    keep a light alive inside of you
    I know how dark the darkness can get
    how tempting it can be

    but please remember
    you can be your own guiding light
    you have the ability to shine despite it all
    hope is always with you

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  9. 7. There Is An End To This

    I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long time now, and like anything, there are good days and bad days. But even at my lowest points, I try and remember the things I have already survived. I try and remind myself that every cracking sinew is just a moment in time.

    Ultimately, no matter how desperate I’ve felt, no matter how unsurvivable the breakdown may seem, the surface of the water is always reachable, eventually. Sometimes you just need to hold your breath a little longer.

    There is
    an end to this,
    I promise you.
    Even when
    it feels like
    you’re breathing
    of water,
    the surface
    is closer
    than you think.

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  10. 8. Hope

    Hope can be found in the moment
    when the sun breaks open the day
    it can be felt when the stars shine
    in the darkest part of the night
    and when a flower has grown without rain
    hope is the thread
    that ties the words together
    when I write poetry
    hope is the reason
    you’ve survived
    it lives between each heart beat
    and it’s in the air you breathe

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  11. 9. Just The Beginning

    one day
    it will be so clear –
    what you thought
    was the end,
    was really
    just the beginning.

    Some doors are hidden
    until we are ready
    to open them.

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  12. 10. It Will Take Work

    • By HOSwrites
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 4, 2021

    This poem was inspired by the current state of our union. In my opinion, we have drifted apart socially, and we have moved into a very dark place. But I believe there is hope. I think this country is big enough for all of us to live, thrive, and enjoy. But it will take work.

    Healing And Recovery

    We can get back what we lost.
    We can replenish the treasure taken.
    We can enjoy a better way.
    But it will take work.

    It will take willing minds.
    It will take searching hearts.
    It will take a healing theme.
    But it will take hard work.

    We must see with different eyes.
    We must hear with cleared ears.
    We must touch with more sensitive hands.
    But it will take very hard work.

    We can see the sun again.
    The roses will grow and bloom again.
    The home can be made safe again.
    But it will take massive work.

    The words we speak should be true.
    The actions we take should uplift.
    The motive we adopt must be pure.
    But it will take unselfish work.

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  13. 11. The Marching Heart

    I believe the beating in our hearts
    was put there to remind us
    that even when we feel alone in the world,
    a part of us marches on,
    that even at our lowest
    we carry something inside of us
    that we can lean on and turn to,
    that even when there is no one else,
    we always have ourselves.

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  14. 12. Hold Tightly To Your Smile

    This is an untitled poem from "The Soul" section of Ashleigh's new published poetry book, A Beautiful Difference.

    You get through the bad days
    because you have no other choice.
    There is nothing else you can do
    but hold tightly to your smile
    and try to stay positive.
    Focus on finding happiness in the little things,
    and making small achievable goals
    for yourself to feel purposeful.
    To constantly remind yourself
    that it could be worse
    to make yourself feel better.
    Giving up is not an option.
    Crying all day is not an option.
    Losing yourself is not an option.
    You have to remember that
    it is going to be ok.
    It always is eventually.
    You got this.

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  15. 13. Your Heart Will Mend

    Have faith in your heart. I promise it will mend.

    Of this I am certain:
    your heart is a tender
    wound that will always heal,
    wears grace like a grown,
    finds warmth even when
    it has frozen over
    like a lake, grows roots
    after crawling into cold
    coffins. There is no break
    your heart can’t come back

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  16. 14. Bright Light

    I see you, darling.
    Holding on to your hope with both hands.
    Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
    But not letting go.
    Shedding and bending
    and growing and trying. So much trying.
    And you are right,
    your old life is a bad fit for you now.
    There is more for you out there.
    There is more for you inside too.
    Keep holding on to your hope.
    The world needs more of that right now.

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  17. 15. Better Will Come

    It is so important to always hold on to hope. You owe it to yourself, and by holding on to hope you are allowing things to unfold in such a way that you are more likely to come across brighter days.

    Have faith
    that although it may seem
    like the good has come and gone,
    there will be better.

    The better will
    enter your life suddenly,
    taking your breath away.

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    Wow! I love it. My kind of writing. Short, to the point with powerful words, and a great message. I have witnessed firsthand how better has come, many times.

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  18. 16. Despite The Storms

    Finding Joy Once More

    Despite the storms,
    beauty arrives like
    it was always going to.
    Despite the darkness,
    the light returns.
    Despite your loss,
    your heart will be
    full again.
    Despite the breaking,
    your heart will feel
    like it belongs in the
    land of joy once more.
    This is how it will
    always be. Keep living.

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  19. 17. Finding Hope

    Finding Hope In Unexpected Places

    I am learning to find hope
    in the smallest and most unexpected places
    like the whispers through the forest
    and the velvet evening sky
    and the way your love is bringing back
    all the parts of my soul I thought I had lost.

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    This poem speaks to me. I really like it. We spend so much of our time focusing on things that really don't make life better and we miss out on many of the things that do.

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  20. 18. Brighter Skies

    The poem is in the form of a villanelle. I wrote it as I am going through a difficult time at the moment, with my husband on chemotherapy, and I thought the challenge of writing a villanelle would take my mind off things.

    A Villanelle About Brighter Times Ahead

    If you awake to one more dreary day,
    an empty heart with empty hours to kill,
    remember brighter skies are on their way.

    A breath of air can blow the clouds away;
    thoughts, like clouds, can drift aloft at will,
    if you awake to one more dreary day.

    If some stubborn clouds should decide to stay,
    their shadows causing something of a chill,
    remember brighter skies are on their way.

    Search out old memories; you'll find that they
    help lift your spirits up and linger still,
    if you awake to one more dreary day.

    Memories, like sunshine, do not stay at bay;
    their warmth and love your empty heart will fill.
    Remember brighter skies are on their way.

    Sunny days arrive with a great "hurray"
    with further magic moments to instill.
    If you awake to one more dreary day,
    remember brighter skies are on their way.

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  21. 19. A Helping Musical

    • By Sadwick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2020

    The idea behind this poem is music can remind us to give and be creative. Being slightly a composer of music, you pour your heart, effort, and time into your music. It's not the finishing touch of the last note nor the iTunes popularity that is rewarding. What is rewarding is that music is a gift that helps others through hard times. It's been there since the dark ages.

    The Magic Of Music

    A blank parchment is lifeless
    Until a pen creates a melody.
    A song is revered ageless
    Because of a sweet harmony.

    Musicians are the key to living
    Because they understand truth.
    It's not about taking but giving
    That makes us feel our youth.

    Take the sound of music,
    And change it into a life goal.
    Maybe you'll see the magic
    When you touch a child's soul.

    Music is the secret mystery
    That unlocks something within.
    No matter where in history,
    Music is where it begins.

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  22. 20. My Friend Hope

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is going through difficult times. The only thing we have right now is Hope for a better tomorrow.

    Hope Is The Only Thing We Have Right Now

    I have an invisible friend
    Who guides me through dark and pain.
    She always tells me not to give up
    As she believes my efforts will never go in vain.

    When the paths are not clear
    And I am surrounded by fear,
    She holds my trembling hands and says,
    "Oh dear, don't you worry, good days are near!"

    So one day I finally asked her,
    "How can be you so optimistic about everything?"
    Smiling at my naive face she said,
    "Just like after gloomy night comes bright day,
    Just like after every storm comes the calm,
    Through ups and downs, life always goes on."

    She made me believe in miracles,
    Gave strength to my wings.
    No matters how impossible they may seem,
    I can now fly high and achieve my dream.

    She is the reason I always smile.
    I never give up, I never blame
    Because I have an invisible friend,
    And Hope is her name!

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