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.

52 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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    Beautiful poem! I love it. We must live life rather than just merely exist and this poem captures it all...

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  5. 3. Caged Bird

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    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. 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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    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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  7. 5. Wishful Thinking

    • By Bodie James
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016 with permission of the Author.

    I wish for the day when a man is a man,
    when the flaws of another aren't gold in his hand.

    When the bread in his kitchen is ample for meals,

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    Loved this heart touching poem. I am 14 and analyzing and reading this for an assignment. You have inspired me to start writing poetry as well.

  8. 6. 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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    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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  9. 7. It Will Take Work

    • By HOSwrites
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Rating 3.88
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    Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave your thoughtful words.

  10. 8. 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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    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.

  11. 9. Brighter Skies

    When I awake to one more dreary day,
    an empty heart with empty hours to fill,
    I know that brighter skies will come my way.

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    Florence, what a lovely comment; it means a great deal to me. Thank you.

  12. 10. My Life

    • By Lil Mafia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2010 with permission of the Author.

    The things I've seen will scar me for life.
    Growing up, I've seen wrong and very little of right.
    I hear a sad song, and tears roll down my face.
    I look in the mirror and feel so out of place.

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    My life is like a flower. It started as a seed that was planted in someone's backyard. Every day this flower looked for sun and water as the roots started to sprout. The flower started to...

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  13. 11. 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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    • 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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  14. 12. 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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    • 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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  15. 13. 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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  16. 14. Hope Is Always There

    • By Joanna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2012 with permission of the Author.

    In a sea of darkness
    Searching for the light
    But those who you once loved
    Have left you to deal; alone

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    I believe there is a path and a purpose for all of us. The first step is asking this with all your heart. In your path you may encounter difficulties and feel alone or in pain, but Angels,...

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  17. 15. Sunlight In The Darkness

    • By Teddy Hitaffer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 12, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    Excellent work. The beginning is as strong as the ending with interesting thoughts between. This poem impels the sun to shine at midnight! Wide advice for all to take. Keep sharing your...

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  18. 16. My Friend Hope

    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.

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    This poem is very well executed. I love how you gave hope human characteristics. This isn't typically my genre, so I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it, and it made me...

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  19. 17. In Spite Of War

    Famous Poem

    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.

  20. 18. A Helping Musical

    • By Sadwick
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2020 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.37
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    Music is my channel broadcasting the emotions of love, pain and happiness with a rythm... The harmony of the notes, and rythm explains it all...it can be with unheard words, from an...

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  21. 19. Bright Light

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

    I see you, darling.
    Holding on to your hope with both hands.
    Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
    But not letting go.

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    • Rating 4.36
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    Wow! That is an awesome piece. I really like it. It's very moving. I love the flow and the word choice. I am so glad I stumbled onto it. Thank you.

  22. 20. 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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