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14 Inspiring Poems About Hopes And Dreams

Last Updated: January 21, 2023

For many of us, hopes and dreams are what keep us going. They give us something to look forward to and work towards. And while they may sometimes seem out of reach, they’re always worth chasing after.

In this post, we’ll share some poems about hopes and dreams. They’ll inspire you to chase after your own dreams and never give up on them. So read on and let these words push you forward towards your goals. Dreams are worth fighting for!

1. I Dreamed in a Dream by Walt Whitman

I dream’d in a dream, I saw a city invincible to the
attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth;
I dream’d that was the new City of Friends;
Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust
love—it led the rest;
It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of
that city,
And in all their looks and words.

2. He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

3. The Dream by Lola Ridge

I have a dream
to fill the golden sheath
of a remembered day….
(Air
heavy and massed and blue
as the vapor of opium…
domes
fired in sulphurous mist…
sea
quiescent as a gray seal…
and the emerging sun
spurting up gold
over Sydney, smoke-pale, rising out of the bay….)
But the day is an up-turned cup
and its sun a junk of red iron
guttering in sluggish-green water –
where shall I pour my dream?

4. Hopes And Dreams by Audrey Heller

We all have our hopes and
dreams, It makes life seem
worthwhile! If we can adhere
to that thought most of the time,
we’d go that extra mile! Everyone
needs an incentive, in order to
reach their goal, it’s worth fighting
for. To have someone who, will
stand by you, could you ask for
anything more? When you have
encouragement, you begin to
believe in yourself, there’s
nothing you cannot undertake
or do. So…keep up your hopes,
believe in your dreams, one
day, it will, all come true!

5. Just Wait For The Sun by Lisa Marks

When everything’s darkness
And you feel so alone,
When the rain doesn’t stop
And you can’t make it home,
When it feels all is lost
And you just want to run,
It can’t rain forever.
Just wait for the sun.

When family is pain,
When friends can’t be found,
When you just want to scream
But you can’t find the sound,
When it’s all your fault,
And you feel like you’re done,
Just wait for the sun.
The sunshine will come.

The storm always passes.
It won’t last forever.
The rain always stops and gives way to good weather.
The brightest and warmest of days still to come.
Please wait for the sun.
The sunshine will come.

People who need you,
People who still love you
Can warm up your soul like the sunshine above you.
You’re never alone,
No matter what’s done.
Wait for the sun.
Just wait for the sun.

Dark clouds always pass.
I promise you, hun.
We’re all waiting with you.
Just wait for the sun.

6. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers 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.

7. Hope Is Always There by Joanna

In a sea of darkness
Searching for the light
But those who you once loved
Have left you to deal; alone
Ask for help, no one will come
But most of all, don’t you lost hope
Hope is always there
Even in the roughest moments
Hope, I need you
Hope, I want you
You need something to hold onto
Hope is gone…
Is it really gone?
The demon inside you, grows stronger every day
We all have our demons
Everybody suffers
Everybody deals
Everybody copes
Everybody breaks
Everybody hopes
Everybody cries
Don’t you cry
There’s always hope
Angels, where have you gone?
Do not leave me here, alone
“I need help”
Hearts breaks
Souls dies
Hearts shatters
I will not be silenced
Hope always remains
Brother, I need you now
The war’s not over yet
Hold onto me, we still have time
Because hope’s always there
Even in the darkest times
I fall into your sunlight

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8. Hope Is In The Seasons by Makayla Fowler

Hope is in the spring time,
When the first bird of the year chirps.
When the first bud opens,
And the sweet perfume of flowers is in the air.

Hope is in the summer time,
When the sun shines bright in your eyes.
When the lakes sparkle and shine under the sun,
And when there’s laughter in the air.

Hope is in the fall time,
When the leaves fall off the trees,
And crunch under your feet when you walk on them.
When birds fly away to find a warm place to stay.

Hope is in the winter time,
When a blanket of white covers everything.
When everyone’s happy and cheerful,
And when you build forts, snowmen, and have snowball fights.

Hope is in the seasons,
When the first bird chirps,
When the sun is bright in your eyes,
When the leaves fall off the trees,
And when a blanket of white covers everything.

9. Hopeful Future by Morgan Deuson

It is okay
To feel sorrow,

To mourn
When good times
Are in the past

And trials
Have come to present.

Look
To the future
With hope,

For without hope…
There is no true life.

10. Hopes and Dreams by Pari Ali

When a dream is nurtured deep within the heart,
its demise can tear one apart
Its hard then to see hope’s bright gleam
that life might hold something better than that dream

11. Wishes, Hopes And Dreams by Ross Mabey

The petals of the Roses I cast into the stream,
Each carries with them my deepest wishes, hopes and dreams.
They were not empty wishes, but my heart’s true desire,
One’s that I hoped would manifest and as soul take me higher.

Each petals is collected by the Master of our dreams,
And pressed into the pages, of our book of hopes and schemes.
To be reviewed by the Master of the sound and light,
To be granted if and when the time is right.

12. We Dream – It Is Good We Are Dreaming by Emily Dickinson

We dream—it is good we are dreaming—
It would hurt us—were we awake—
But since it is playing—kill us,
And we are playing—shriek—

What harm? Men die—externally—
It is a truth—of Blood—
But we—are dying in Drama—
And Drama—is never dead—

Cautious—We jar each other—
And either—open the eyes—
Lest the Phantasm—prove the Mistake—
And the livid Surprise

Cool us to Shafts of Granite—
With just an Age—and Name—
And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian—
It’s prudenter—to dream—

13. Hope For The Hopeless by Geody Harman

Hope for the hopeless who sit in despair,
Who bury their hands into frumpled up hair!

Though in this life with it’s loss and it’s pain,
There is hope in the wind, there is always a change.

Hope is a frail thought with faith trailing on,
It’s the spark to a light, it’s the first note of song.

Hope is the passion of heart burning through,
Hope is the feeling just starting in you…

Hope for a change that is better than life,
Hope in the chance that there’s an end to this strife!

Hope for the hopeless begins in the heart,
It starts out as just a though from it’s own start

It reaches into our soul like a faint light,
Just barely illuminating our darkened sight.

Hope is the first taste a starving man finds,
It’s the first view of sight to the person born blind.

Hope is the seed in it’s most tender state,
It’s shell barely spreading, it’s vine only fate.

What gives hope to hopeless, one may never know,
But I venture a guess to the hopeless lost soul.

It’s the spark of the soul that is born in the light,
It’s the center of being it’s the core of what’s right.

So remember the good in the moment of pain,
Let hope’s light bring sunshine amid pouring rain.

There’s hope for the hopeless, it’s found a new place,
It has now been implanted and show on your face…

14. Work Without Hope by Samuel T. Coleridge

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair–
The bees are stirring–birds are on the wing–
And WINTER slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring !
And I, the while, the sole unbusy thing,
Nor honey make, nor pair, nor build, nor sing.

Yet well I ken the banks where Amaranths blow,
Have traced the fount whence streams of nectar flow.
Bloom, O ye Amaranths ! bloom for whom ye may,
For me ye bloom not ! Glide, rich streams, away !
With lips unbrightened, wreathless brow, I stroll :
And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul ?
WORK WITHOUT HOPE draws nectar in a sieve,
And HOPE without an object cannot live.

Final thoughts

We hope that you have enjoyed these poems about hopes and dreams. They are an important part of life, and we should all take the time to appreciate them. Write down your dreams, post them where you can see them every day, and allow yourself to feel the joy that comes with dreaming.

Dreams are what drive us to do better, be better, and hope for a brighter tomorrow. As we go through life, it’s important to remember the dreams that brought us here in the first place. What is your dream?

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