Hopelessness Poems

Popular Hopelessness Poems
Ozzona the Snake Coach
by Christine Kuruvilla

Credits: @angelganev- ozzona the snake coach

They buried her under expectations,
Hoping they could kill her fears,
When in reality they killed their little girl,
Encasing her in a cage of undesirable temptations.

She tried to hide her hopelessness,
She tried to hide her anger,
So she hid behind others imperfections,

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... am I?
by Brandon Saulter

I woke up in this place. It's dark, I can't see. I don't know where I am.
I call out for help. Can anyone hear me? I don't think they can.
Fear sets in. I freeze.
My breath gets shallow and I drop to my knees.
Are my eyes closed? Are they open? Why can't I see?
What is going on? I need to stop and to breathe.
I breathe in. I breathe out. I breathe in. And out.
Is this a dream? Am I dead? What's this about?
My heart is pounding. Like it wants out of my chest.
I can feel it, so I'm real. But what about the rest?

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Hopelessness
by Eva/Corey Pedic

I am no stranger to hopelessness,
I have lived through experiences that no one at my age should,
But today, I truly know hopelessness
I sit in my car, the makeup I spent so long carefully perfecting, ruined by tears,
It wasn’t supposed to be like this
I am at the prime of my life, my golden years
This is where I come of age
The sickness in me says otherwise
It clips my wings forcing me to watch as everyone else gets to fly as high as their hearts desire
My heart longs to have what they have

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Depression is...
by Clare Harby

Persistent endless emptiness,
Sinking numbness with every breath,
Legs like lead,
Zero motivation,
Procrastination off the scale.
I just need to sleep, just 5 more minutes... Just 5 more minutes... just 5 more minutes before I face my world.
Wash? Why?
Same clothes as yesterday.
Same clothes for the last decade at least. Fuck my appearance!
What do I care?

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Forlornness
by Imme de Wilde

Everything has already been said
I don’t need to repeat the words inside my head
Don’t need to say how I feel or
Tell you that I can’t take it anymore

Disappointed writing this
You’re telling me you’re proud
It just feels like I might miss
Out on things, the voices are too loud


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Recent Hopelessness Poems
The Barge
by Johnathon B

My head is a heavy boat.
Full of lead lined thoughts locked in iron chains.
A swell hits the top sails, a wave rocks the moors and everything topples to one side.
The boat tips. I can feel it tipping.
The bottle holds a message though. The drift will take it ashore.
The barge will be just the kindling of a story told once before.

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Couldn’t Save Me
by Elias Becker

Your words like waves
Wash over me as I tried to be brave
But I couldn’t save me

All the things you called me that I can’t repeat
Thinking about the past I wish I could delete
I couldn’t save me

The salt-water fills my eyes
I watch as my soul dies

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but a dream
by Alex King

“I’m here for you”
She says with a smile
The genuinity in her words palpable
But still they seem to me superficial

But I know they aren’t
The absurdity of it all crushes me

Half-truths told
And still I resent myself

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Hopelessness
by Eva/Corey Pedic

I am no stranger to hopelessness,
I have lived through experiences that no one at my age should,
But today, I truly know hopelessness
I sit in my car, the makeup I spent so long carefully perfecting, ruined by tears,
It wasn’t supposed to be like this
I am at the prime of my life, my golden years
This is where I come of age
The sickness in me says otherwise
It clips my wings forcing me to watch as everyone else gets to fly as high as their hearts desire
My heart longs to have what they have

......

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... am I?
by Brandon Saulter

I woke up in this place. It's dark, I can't see. I don't know where I am.
I call out for help. Can anyone hear me? I don't think they can.
Fear sets in. I freeze.
My breath gets shallow and I drop to my knees.
Are my eyes closed? Are they open? Why can't I see?
What is going on? I need to stop and to breathe.
I breathe in. I breathe out. I breathe in. And out.
Is this a dream? Am I dead? What's this about?
My heart is pounding. Like it wants out of my chest.
I can feel it, so I'm real. But what about the rest?

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Popular Poets about Hopelessness From Members
  • Imme de Wilde
    Imme de Wilde (1 poems about Hopelessness)
    October 3, 2001 - Holland
  • Louis Zo
    Louis Zo (1 poems about Hopelessness)
    April 20, 2001 - Mandalay
  • Sam Jet
    Sam Jet (1 poem about Hopelessness)
    January 27, 1992 - Riyadh
  • Kyle Harwood
    Kyle Harwood (1 poem about Hopelessness)
    September 26, 2003 - New Zealand
  • Clare Harby
    Clare Harby (1 poem about Hopelessness)
    July 7, 1966 - Reading
  • Brandon Saulter
    Brandon Saulter (1 poem about Hopelessness)
    October 18, 1990 - California
  • Eva/Corey Pedic
    Eva/Corey Pedic (1 poems about Hopelessness)
    17 of October, 2007, Sydney
  • Alex King
    Alex King (1 poem about Hopelessness)
    USA, July 11th 2007
  • Elias Becker
    Elias Becker (1 poems about Hopelessness)
    December 4, 2000 - Orlando