Hope Poem

Find a hope poem to encourage and inspire you. We all have times when life gets us down. Read the verses and reflect on the wisdom that these Poets offer.


A Poem of Hope
Poet: , ©2012

When life is getting you down, and you need a little hope.
Look deep down inside yourself, and you'll find the way to cope.

When life is getting you down, and you need a little love.
Go to the person whom you are the closest, as the rest they are above.

When life is getting you down, and all you need is a laugh.
Find the friend that makes you smile, they may even be your staff.

When life is getting you down, don't allow it so.
Change the way you think of life, and life will be better, you know.

When life is getting you down, don't sit and mope
Take action and always have hope.

When life is getting you down, take time to pray
Don't allow yourself to frown God will help you see the blessings of the day.


Hope is to believe. Catherine Pulsifer
"Hope is to believe."
Catherine Pulsifer
Hope Quotes



Be Vigilant . . . Not Late
James 5: 13-15

Poet: Greta Zwaan, ©2010

Pray in the time of sorrow; sing in the time of joy,
Give voice to the inner emotions; in trust your faith deploy.
When sickness overtakes you, when days cause endless pain,
It seems life has no meaning, commitments are quite in vain.

How can one think of singing when sorrows pile so deep?
Rejoice amidst the trials when one would rather weep?
Give thanks to God in all things; the happy times, the good,
As well in disappointments, when youíre misunderstood.

God doesnít say, "FOR all things," when crisis come your way,
But in the darkened valleys, thereís always room to pray.
God's patience never falters; his ears hear your request,
Your anxious cry for mercy, when you can find no rest.

He longs to draw you closer, He seeks to draw you near;
But life keeps you so busy, His voice seems not too clear.
Then God allows a valley where you might seek His face,
A time of concentration, renewing of His grace.

God never left His posting, He did not stray away,
Itís you who did the wandering, so busy every day.
The path youíre on is fruitless; your spirit cannot grow,
So God puts up a barrier were you ought not to go.

Hence comes the heavenly message: "Be thankful IN all things,"
Perhaps enduring hardships the bell of danger rings.
Pay heed, the call is vital; God's calling carries weight,
Accept the challenge quickly, be vigilant, not late.


Be thankful IN all things
Thanksgiving


Help My Soul To Rise
Poet: Greta Zwaan, ©2011

In the wilderness of depression my heart has sunk so low;
I long for a solution but I don't know where to go.
I have this guilty complex, as if the fault were mine,
As if somehow Iíd ventured through a "NO ADMITTANCE" sign.

I feel I ought not be here, I've better things to do;
Yet I can't seem to focus, Iím simply muddling through.
My tears are always present, appearing just at will;
I feel nobody loves me, my world is oh, so still.

In crowds I feel an outcast, as if I don't belong,
I cannot speak to strangers within a noisy throng.
My mind is all confusion, my heart is full of fear,
I canít find any solace, what am I doing here?

With haste I rush for shelter far from this mob, this crowd;
No matter what the function, theyíre all so terribly loud.
Back to my silent enclave, to loneliness and pain,
To sort out troubled feelings that surface once again.

How do I cast this burden? Find peace to fill my soul?
Where do I get my answers? How do I find control?
Can someone please direct me? Can someone give me hope?
Within this darkened valley I can no longer cope.

The world's so dark and dreary, I may decide to leave,
I've tried but I can't conquer, I just cannot achieve.
If you could feel compassion, if you would be my friend,
Perhaps Iíd seek renewal, perhaps my world won't end.

I need you to stand by me, but not to criticize,
Give me a firm foundation, PLEASE! Help my soul to rise.



As You Travel Through Life

Poet Unknown (Thanks to Kim for submitting)

As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead

There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships
that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!


Life is an opportunity
Quotes about Life  |   Poems about Life


Life is a
by Catherine Pulsifer, ©2012


Life is an opportunity, seize the day, live each day to the fullest.
Life is not a project, but a journey to be enjoyed.

Life is a gift, accept it, enjoy it, and be happy with it.
Life is a challenge, but challenges can always be overcome.

Life is to be lived, not to be dreamed.
Life is a wonder, if you sit back and be thankful.

Life is a decision each of us makes, to be happy or sad.
Life is a time for new beginnings and endings.

Life is a balance, take time for play not just work.
Life is a joy for those who are optimistic.

Life is a bundle of possibilities if you just look for them.
Life is a meant to do, not to regret.
Life is no bed of roses but life is what you make it.


Whoever falls from God's right hand is caught into his left. Edwin Markham
"Whoever falls from God's right hand is caught into his left."
Edwin Markham
Quotes about God



Life Is No Bed of Roses
Poet: John McLeod, © 2003

Life is no bed of roses
For roses have thorns, you see,
But handling with care and balance
Will protect from injury.

All gardens have seasons of beauty
Where the flowers of our living grow
With colours and shapes aplenty
Sweet fragrance to bestow.

Life's flowers need careful tending
For all life needs sun and rain,
And Love and Faith unending
For Hope to flower again!


Do Not Forget To Hope
Poet: John McLeod ©1982


Do not forget to hope
Though Time spins fleeting on
There is a place for all
To view the promised dawn
When Life's full test have run
Like rivers to the sea
Do not forget to hope
And happy be.

Do not forget to hope
For even when one's life
Seems burdened down with care
And melancholy strife
Remember how the gulls
Soar beautiful and free?
Do not forget to hope
And happy be.

Do not forget to hope
Nor rise above the gloom
All colours, as they say,
Are needed on Life's Loom,
And 'dark before the dawn'
Is truth that all may see?
Do not forget to hope
And happy be.


We can learn much about faith from hope and love, just as we can learn much about love from faith and hope. Mark Jones
We can learn much about faith from hope and love,
just as we can learn much about love from faith and hope.

Mark Jones, Faith. Hope. Love.: The Christ-Centered Way to Grow in Grace
Faith Quotes



Hope - Faith - Love
Poet: Reinhold Niebuhr

Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime;
therefore we must be saved by hope.

Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
therefore we must be saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we must be saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint.
Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.


Keep On The Sunny Side
Poet: Unknown

There's a dark and a troubled side of life.
There's a bright, thereís a sunny side, too.
Tho' we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view.
Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life.

The storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear;
Clouds and storms will, in time, pass away.
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way
If weíll keep on the sunny side of life.

Let us greet with the song of hope each day
Tho' the moment be cloudy or fair.
Let us trust in our Saviour away
Who keepeth everyone in His care.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us ev'ry day, it will brighten all the way
If we'll keep on the sunny side of life.


As we learn to be more grateful for the blessings we have, we tend to be more positive. Stephen Shaner
"As we learn to be more grateful for the blessings we have,
we tend to be more positive."

Stephen Shaner
Blessed Quotes


Hope Keeps Us Going
Poet: Kate Summers ©2018

Hope keeps us going
even when the answers are not knowing.
No matter what is going on
Hope can let us look forward to the new dawn.

The saying "this too shall pass"
Gives us hope in mass.
Life is full of ups and downs
We must keep hope and not frown.

Hope for better days
Is a good prayer to pray.
Focus on your blessings
Don't just sit and be stressing.

Never lose your hope
Hoping and action lets you cope.
Having hope helps live move on
By focusing on the good, your problems will be gone.


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