22 Poems about Hope

The words in these short poems about hope are ones that remind you to never let go of hope. Whether we are going through hard times or we are just looking to the future we all need to cling to hope. We all face challenging times in our lives, but we all need to have the belief and faith that things will get better.

Sometimes we set our expectations too high and we are disappointed thinking that there is no other way. But with "hope" we understand and have faith that things will work out.

May you find the words in these inspirational poems encouraging and may they remind you to never give up on hope and to have faith!

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Collection of Poems About Hope:

1. The Pessimist

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  1. Never Let Go of Hope
    Poet: Jancarl Campi


    One day
    you will see
    that it all
    has finally come together.

    What you have
    always wished for
    has finally come to be.

    You will look back
    and laugh at what has passed
    and you will ask yourself,
    "How did I get through all of that?"

    Just never let go of hope.
    Just never quit dreaming.
    And never let love
    depart from your life.


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  3. Hope
    Poet:  Max Ehrmann


    Deny me all the good of earth —
    All joy and soul-rebounding mirth,
    All wealth and rank and love's great days;
    But leave one thing by which to cope
    With ebbing life's dim evening rays —
    Leave me but hope.



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  5. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers
    A Famous Poem by Emily Dickinson


    "Hope" is the thing with feathers -
    That perches in the soul -
    And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all -

    And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
    And sore must be the storm -
    That could abash the little Bird
    That kept so many warm -

    I've heard it in the chillest land -
    And on the strangest Sea -
    Yet - never - in Extremity,
    It asked a crumb - of me.



  6. No Nation Can Hope
    Poet: Roy L. Smith


    No nation can hope -
    For prosperity so long as millions are denied opportunity.
    For peace that does not cultivate the goodwill of other nations.
    For honor which does not respect other nation's honor.
    For safety which does not deal openly with other nations.
    For international respect which does not respect international opinion.
    For profitable trade which undertakes to get all the profits.
    For permanence which defies the moral order of the universe.



  7. Don't Let The Song Go Our Of Your Life
    Poet: Kate R. Stiles


    Don't let the song go out of your life;
    Though it chance sometimes to flow
    In a minor strain, it will blend again
    With the major tone, you know.
    What though shadows rise to obscure life's skies,
    And hide for a time the sun;
    They sooner will lift, and reveal the rift,
    If you let the melody run.

    Don't let the song go out of your life;
    Ah! it never would need to go.
    If with thought more true and a broader view
    We looked at this life below.
    Oh! Why should we moan that life's springtime has flown,
    Or sigh for the fair summer time?
    The autumn hath days filled with paeans of praise.
    And the winter hath bells that chime.



  8. Positive Hope
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2020


    We can lose many things in life
    We may find we have had our share of strife
    But the one thing you never want to loose
    Is your hope, you get to choose.

    You can stay focused on the negative today
    You can blame others in every way
    But at the end of it all,
    Our hope will prevent us from a fall.

    You see focusing on things will get better
    Will keep our lives centered
    To look forward with positive hope
    Rather than sit around and mope.



  9. The Rainy Day
    by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


    The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
    It rains, and the wind is never weary;
    The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
    But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
    And the day is dark and dreary.

    My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
    It rains, and the wind is never weary;
    My thoughts still cling to the moldering past,
    But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
    And the days are dark and dreary.

    Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
    Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
    Thy fate is the common fate of all,
    Into each life some rain must fall,
    Some days must be dark and dreary.



  10. Every Day
    Poet: Unknown


    Every day is a fresh beginning,
    Every morn is the world made new;
    You who are weary of sorrow and sinning.
    Here is a beautiful hope for you;
    A hope for me and a hope for you.



  11. Good Time Comin'
    Poet Unknown


    Thank the Lord,
    If today has sorrow
    We can live in hope
    Of a bright tomorrow!
    And still find peace
    When the storm is hummin',
    An' sweet release
    In the good time comin'!



  12. Hope Is Better
    Poet: Unknown


    Never go gloomy, man with a mind,
    Hope is a better companion than fear;
    Providence, ever benignant and kind,
    Gives with a smile what you take with a tear;
    All will be right,
    Look to the light.
    Morning was ever the daughter of night;
    All that was black will be all that is bright,
    Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up.

    Many a foe is a friend in disguise,
    Many a trouble a blessing most true,
    Helping the heart to be happy and wise,
    With love ever precious and joys ever new.
    Stand in the van,
    Strike like a man!
    This is the bravest and cleverest plan;
    Trusting in God while you do what you can.
    Cheerily, cheerily, then cheer up.



  13. Singing Through The Rain
    Poet: Luella Clark


    O Robin, singing through the rain,
    How welcome is thy clear refrain,
    The tempest trying all in vain
    To cheat thee of thy song!
    What cheerfulness, by pain unspent.
    What gladness born of calm content.
    Unto thy strain belong.

    Let sinking hearts, taught by thy strain,
    Learn, too, to triumph over pain.
    And, like thee, singing in the rain
    A song of hope and cheer.



  14. Sunny Soul
    Poet: M. A. Kidder


    To the sunny soul that is full of hope,
    And whose beautiful trust ne'er faileth,
    The grass is green, and the flowers are bright.
    Though the wintry storm prevaileth.



  15. Hope Never Slumbers Long
    Poet: Anna J. Granniss


    Not even Hope can always soar and sing;
    Sometimes she needs must rest a willing wing.
    And wait in midst of her glad carolling.

    Faint not, dear heart, though she rest over night -
    Her wings are swifter than the wings of light;
    They're gaining strength for more enduring flight.

    Fret not because her voice is sometimes still;
    It may be catching some new lilt or thrill;
    She'll sing again, all of her own sweet will.

    Perhaps when worn with pain, in darkened room.
    Denied the light, the beauty, and the bloom,
    You'll see a little rift within the gloom;

    Then hear a stir, as of unfolding wings;
    And low, sweet notes, as one who tries the strings
    In tender prelude just before he sings.

    And wakened Hope, grown vigorous and strong.
    Will then surprise the silence with a song -
    Keep a brave heart, Hope never slumbers long.



  16. Do Something
    Poet: Lucy Larcom


    If the world seems cool to you,
    Kindle fires to warm it!
    Let their comfort hide from you
    Winters that deform it.
    Hearts as frozen as your own
    To that radiance gather;
    You will soon forget to moan,
    "Ah! the cheerless weather! "

    If the world's a "vale of tears,"
    Smile till rainbows span it;
    Breathe the love that life endears
    Clear from clouds to fan it.
    Of your gladness lend a gleam
    Unto souls that shiver;
    Show them how dark sorrow's stream
    Blends with hope's bright river.

Poems About Hope by Famous Poets:

  1. Expect The Worst And Hope For The Best    by Lillian E Curtis


  2. Star Of Hope   by Lillian E Curtis


  3. My Weakness   by Greta Zwaan


  4. Hope For Tomorrow   by Charles S. Poling


  5. Like A Fair Pearl    by Mary C. Ryan


  6. The Birth Of Hope   by Douglas Malloch


  7. On Hope's Broken Wing   by Mary C. Ryan


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Hope is the anticipation and expectation that things will get better. Hope is the one thing in life we never want to lose.  We all need it and we all should help others believe that things will get better. Share these poems and quotes with others who need a bit of hope for the situation they are experiencing. Poems can be a good reminder to never give up.


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