When everything's darkness
And you feel so alone,
When the rain doesn't stop
And you can't make it home,
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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When everything's darknessFeatured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
Beautiful poem! I love it. We must live life rather than just merely exist and this poem captures it all...
3. Caged Bird
Analysis of Form and Technique
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current endsFeatured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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,Featured Shared Story
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.
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Despite the storms,
beauty arrives like
it was always going to.
Despite the darkness,Featured Shared Story
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.
10. My Life
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
11. Mt. Take Heart
Often we can't see
The beauty in the pain.
Often we can't see
The treasure we gain.Featured Shared Story
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...
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?Featured Shared Story
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...
13. Hold Your Heart
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
In a sea of darkness
Searching for the light
But those who you once loved
Have left you to deal; aloneFeatured Shared Story
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,...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
17. In Spite Of War
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.Featured Shared Story
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.
A blank parchment is lifeless
Until a pen creates a melody.
A song is revered ageless
Because of a sweet harmony.Featured Shared Story
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...
19. Bright Light
I see you, darling.
Holding on to your hope with both hands.
Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
But not letting go.Featured Shared Story
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.
20. Life Is Fine
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.Featured Shared Story
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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