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Hope: Poems for Kids

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December 01, 2018

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The following poems about hope are appropriate for young people.

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Rally” by Elizabeth Alexander
The awesome weight of the world had not yet descended...

Hope is the thing with feathers (254)” by Emily Dickinson
Hope is the thing with feathers...

Opening the Hands between Here and Here” by Jane Hirshfield
On the dark road, only the weight of the rope...

Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes
Let America be America again…

When I Rise Up” by Georgia Douglas Johnson
When I rise up above the earth...

May Perpetual Light Shine” by Patricia Spears Jones
We have encountered storms...

How to Triumph Like a Girl” by Ada Limón
I like the lady horses best...

Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón
More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out…
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The Lamp of Life” by Amy Lowell
Always we are following a light...

Gidiskinaadaa Mitigwaakiing/Woodland Liberty” by Margaret Noodin
When in the night I am weary and awake wondering...

The Rider” by Naomi Shihab Nye
A boy told me…

Things We Carry on the Sea” by Wang Ping
We carry tears in our eyes: good-bye father, good-bye mother...

A House Called Tomorrow” by Alberto Ríos
You are not fifteen, or twelve, or seventeen...

little prayer” by Danez Smith
let ruin end here...
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Waiting for Happiness” by Nomi Stone
Dog knows when friend will come home...

The Silver Thread” by Afaa Michael Weaver
The fern gathers where the water seldom goes...
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