Waiting Poems

Tired of Waiting Poems

One famous historical book says, "expectation postponed is making the heart sick". Those wise words have proven true time and again for many. Many people wait their whole lives for things that are difficult to come across, like true love or exceptional secular opportunities. Unfortunately, some things, like finding a soulmate, do not necessarily happen when one would like. Often, the wait can become frustrating, causing sadness, anger and other negative feelings. One way to combat such feelings is to read the poetry of others who have experienced similar emotions.

Difficulty of Waiting Poems


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  1. The Pain Of Missing You

    • By Jessica Velez
    • Published: November 2009
    Poem About Missing Children

    I never knew a broken heart could keep on breaking.
    You keep on sending your love, but no one's there to take it.
    Rivers of tears keep a steady flow...
    But no one's there to know.

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    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 279
    • Rating 4.24
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    This really brought tears to my eyes as I have been dealing with CPS and fighting for my babies for a year and a half. I miss them so much and just wish and pray they would soon be returned...

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  3. Waiting For My Dad

    I sit alone in the darkness
    Waiting for him to come back to me.
    Can he hear my cries?...

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    • Votes 564
    • Rating 4.23
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    I haven't lost my dad, but I did lose one of my closest friends who sent me a scary letter then never talked to me again. A year later, and I'm still waiting for him. This poem explains just...

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  4. Waiting

    Waiting For The One You Love

    Imagine the sun sinking
    and dim turns to dark.
    The silence that surrounds you,
    the shadows that make their mark.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 27
    • Rating 4.22
    Latest Shared Story

    I can feel the sadness. I can actually imagine myself in a room and waiting, and hearing a clock tick the minutes away. It's great when you can pull the reader into your world.

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  6. Waiting For Truth

    • By Lilli Janzen
    • Published: August 2016
    Poem About Living With Questions

    Wait, you say, but I want to know.
    Wait, you say, but it's just so slow.
    Do I need to live with the questions
    Or simply wait for your confession?

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 13
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.20
  7. My Ritual

    • By Donna Jozwiak
    • Published: June 2011
    Poem About Not Being Able To Sleep

    In the early hours,
    As most should be sleeping,
    I sit in our bedroom window and perform a ritual.
    Smoking a cigarette, wrapped tightly in a blanket,

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 44
    • Rating 4.18
  8. Sometimes I Get Lonely

    • By Emily B
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Waiting For The Phone To Ring

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
    Always connecting but not connected

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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 150
    • Rating 4.17
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  10. Better Dead

    • By Mike
    • Published: February 2011
    Poem About The Negative Force Of Depression

    I'm so torn as I sit alone in a lifeless jumble of secret thoughts,
    Wanting to end this bitter pain for some relief,
    Even momentarily.
    It won't subside,

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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 81
    • Rating 4.10
  11. Can He See Me?

    • By Marian Shapcott
    • Published: June 2011
    Husband Had A Brain Hemorrhage Poem

    Can he see me?
    Can he hear me?
    Does he know I'm there?
    When I am standing at his bedside or sitting in a chair.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 7
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 69
    • Rating 4.09
  12. Silence

    • By Lucy Blackmur
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Uncomfortable Silence

    Enveloping the room,
    Leaving everybody isolated.
    Nothing to do, nothing to say,
    Just silence.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 3
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.09
  13. Waiting For Your Return

    • By Charlene Khuah
    • Published: June 2010
    Poem About Waiting For Boyfriend In Jail

    never did you tell me
    you were leaving me.

    left me in one month,

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 6
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 99
    • Rating 4.00

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