When you feel sad
I wish you happiness

When you’re in doubt
I wish you faith

When you’re discouraged
I wish you hope

When you’re afraid
I wish you strength

When your heart is heavy
I wish you joy

When you’re troubled
I wish you peace

When you’re lonely
I wish you all love

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  1. Caity on September 28, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    RW, I really like the simplicity of this poem, how you so easily distill these big and beautiful ideas into simples phrases. I really resonated with the lines “When your heart is heavy, I wish you joy.” It’s easy to have a heavy heart these days, but your poem really lifted mine. Thank you. Caity, Washington D.C.

    • Dzina on October 18, 2020 at 4:28 PM

      RW, I really enjoyed reading your poem. I like the overall tone you decided to write with. I feel like I can read your poem over and over again and still find it incredible. Your words are very emotional and encouraging to the reader. Thank you so much for this poem. I hope you keep writing and I’m excited to read more of your work. I hope you are doing well.


      • Allison on January 21, 2021 at 11:38 AM

        I really enjoyed reading this poem. This poem brings a powerful message. You shine light on how to stay positive and hopeful. We all have been in some trying times especially during Covid and your poem brings happiness and positivity. Thank you for wishing me well and I wish you the best. I hope you keep inspiring people through your poetry!

  2. armani739 on September 28, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Hi RW,

    This poem being about emotions/Hope, was well written. I’m sure you are in a time of adversity a long with many others suffering. I believe you are speak for yourself and anyone else facing tough tribulations, while in the same breath wishing them well. It shows honorable character to spread light when one is experiencing darkness. Inspirational.

    Thank You!

  3. Alec on September 29, 2020 at 6:24 PM

    RW after reading your poem I enjoyed how simple and beautiful you kept it. When I was reading this it made me think of a person saying this to themself about another person. Telling that person that no matter what they are going through that they are not alone and that people are cheering for them. So many people in life get in a bad situation and dwell on it by themselves thinking that they are alone. Spreading the message that people are not alone no matter what they are going through is powerful. I hope you are doing well, and keep spreading that positivity.

  4. Kellyn Toombs on September 29, 2020 at 7:04 PM

    This poem is short, but I think it conveys a very powerful message about hope and love. This is a very comforting poem and I want to save this to send to my mom for when she is having a bad day.

  5. Abigail Cross on September 29, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    I really like this poem! I especially like your use of repetition throughout your poem to get your message across. I also like the message that this poem sends out. Great job!

  6. Angela on September 29, 2020 at 7:12 PM

    This poem really resonated with me, especially with everything going on in the world right now. Thank you.

  7. Helina on September 29, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    This is such a beautiful poem! Made my day!

  8. Joshua Redd on September 29, 2020 at 9:58 PM

    In these trying times, I definitely need this. Thank you so much for sharing your work with me/us.

  9. Emma on September 30, 2020 at 9:53 AM

    Thank you for sharing this poem, RW! It’s so full of hope and love. I think a lot of people have been feeling discouraged or afraid lately, so reading something like this is really special.

  10. Jessica B. on October 1, 2020 at 9:46 AM

    RW, this is a beautiful poem. Everybody has rough days, and we need to be reminded of our blessings. I wish you the best, and I hope you can remember this poem when you feel any of these emotions.

  11. Rhea Maladkar on October 1, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    I really needed to hear this today. Your powerful words made me feel at peace.

  12. Maya S. on October 2, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    This has such a beautiful message, RW! The repetition works very well to get the message across simply, but poignantly. With so many negative and difficult things going on in the world, it is really powerful to read this and feel the sense that someone cares about you, so thank you! I hope you can take this message and apply it to yourself too! All the best, Maya

  13. Trystan on October 4, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety for my entire life this poem resonated very deep in my soul. Often times you feel so alone and that no one in the entire world cares about you. I will remember this poem on my bad days and I would like for you to remember that you helped a teenage girl make it through another day.

    • Adam Gaydos on October 9, 2020 at 10:23 AM

      This poem really speaks to me because I have had some rough times in my life. It is hard to remember that there are people in this world who do truly want the best for you. This is a poem that I would send to people who are going through a rough patch in life to remind them that the entire world is not against them and that there are people who truly do want to help. When I read this poem, it brought me back to my most recent rough time in life. I remembered all of the things that were happening to me as I read the words and I came to realize that, at the moment, everything seemed to be against me and no one was in my corner. But now, I know that I always have people to turn to even if I don’t really know them.

    • Adam Gaydos on October 9, 2020 at 10:24 AM

      This poem really speaks to me because I have had some rough times in my life. It is hard to remember that there are people in this world who do truly want the best for you. This is a poem that I would send to people who are going through a rough patch in life to remind them that the entire world is not against them and that there are people who truly do want to help. When I read this poem, it brought me back to my most recent rough time in life. I remembered all of the things that were happening to me as I read the words and I came to realize that, at the moment, everything seemed to be against me and no one was in my corner. But now, I know that I always have people to turn to even if I don’t really know them. 10/8/2020

  14. Kathleen Brown on October 6, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Hi RW,
    It’s amazing how you’ve managed to summarize every positive affirmation or complex psychological theory or therapeutic chant so succinctly yet so powerfully. I think your way is more powerful than a lot of elaborate jargon. Beautiful!

  15. Hayley A Bolar on October 6, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Rw, I wish you all these things in return!

  16. Hayley A Bolar on October 6, 2020 at 10:21 PM

    Rw, I wish you all these things in return.

  17. Kelsie C. on October 7, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Hi RW,
    From the first line, I was instantly drawn in. Your poem has such a greater meaning to it. From your poem, I took that we should be letting others know we care about them. Their are people out there who struggle with depression and anxiety and just letting them know that we are right there beside them through their journey can go a long way. I personally struggle with anxiety and your poem is very comforting to me because it reminds that their are people out there who want to help me and stand beside me in my journey. So, thank you for writing what I needed to be reminded of!

  18. Noah P. on October 7, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    I have saved this poem and added it to my prayer journal. It is inspiring that even in your time of despair you are writing about what you want for someone else or others. You can really see your heart in this poem. Thank you, RW, for sharing this. It is something that I will carry with me forever.

  19. Maddie on October 7, 2020 at 2:01 PM

    RW, these sentiments are so important to share, especially as we all face new challenges in 2020. I think the beauty of this platform is that it allows strangers to empower one another through written words, and your poem is a clear and perfect example of that. Continue to spread positivity and light! I hope that you, too, are able to feel strength and power to move you through difficult times. I know that I feel lifted up when reading this poem, and I hope to send you the same feelings of support.

  20. Geoffrey Helveston on October 7, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    This poem is very simplistic and I liked that. I felt like the use of “I” made the poem very personal. It makes me feel like no matter what happens, I am not alone. I think I can use this poem to communicate with other people I know to ensure them that when life seems tough, they have someone in their corner cheering them on. Good job RW.

  21. Sierra on October 7, 2020 at 9:52 PM

    RW, I really enjoyed how simple the poem was. I liked how it showed the different emotions that one may feel in time of struggle. Great Work!

  22. Ben M on October 8, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Being somebody who has struggled with mental health, this poem was very beautiful to me. In my opinion short and simple is some of the best things you can have when you’re struggling. I found this to resonate with me in a way that made me feel happier emotions.

  23. Tess on October 9, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    This poem was simple, but offered so much hope for people who may be suffering. This poem was beautiful and full of so much hope and love for others in which you may not even know. I can tell from this poem that you have such a big heart and love for others. Thank you for this poem. The world is a crazy place right now and seems like a lot of negativity, but this poem was very powerful and gave me a sense that there are people who care. I hope that you can always remember these words and are able to apply them to yourself.

  24. Samantha on October 9, 2020 at 1:59 PM


    I’m tearing up. This was beautiful! I felt such a radiant, positively calm energy exuding from this poem. This poem was short, but it said so, SO much. Thank you for using your poetry to spread hope and encouragement, especially in these rough times that our country, and our fellow Americans are facing. Thank you for sharing your gift of words with us. Keep it up!


    Samantha S.

  25. McKenzie on October 12, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    This honestly really speaks to me. I relate to this so much!

  26. kassidilenae on October 13, 2020 at 9:01 AM


    Thank you for taking the time to write this and share with us! Your care for others is inspiring. I wish you all of the joy, peace, and comfort that you wish your readers. Keep writing!


  27. Kennedi on October 13, 2020 at 10:38 PM

    This poem is so calming and loving at the same time. Really great job on it. It brings ease while reading it. Truly a good poem. Keep up the good work!

  28. Santhosh, age 7 on October 16, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    I like your poem. It made me feel like all those things you said. It made me feel like I was in peace and nothing bad had happened to me.

  29. Lara on October 18, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    RW, this poem has such a good message. Its so full of hope and kindness and it is a very comforting poem. Thank you for your lovely words and I wish you the best. Reading something like this makes me feel less alone in the world and that is so powerful.

  30. Sarah on October 18, 2020 at 4:25 PM


    This is a wonderfully written and very simple poem. I love how it was straight to the point and understanding. Everyone has bad days and its good to hear about it from others sometimes and relate to them. It’s difficult during these times to stay positive with all the uncertainty circling around. I admire your strength in this writing. Use it to get through this.

    All the best,

  31. Torrie on October 18, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Dear RW,

    Your poem has really resonated with me. I think a lot of us are struggling right now and to read a poem that has so much positivity really made me feel better. Thank you so much for writing this poem. After reading it, it immediately made me feel better. Keep writing poems like this. They are really needed.

  32. Katarina Marinkovic on October 18, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    Hey RW, thank you for this poem and for giving me hope that everything can and will work out in the end. Your poem conveys a strong message about compassion and good energy between people. It is really sincere and calming to read – I copied it into my notes. Keep on writing!

  33. Dyemone on October 20, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    If I could descrbe this poem in one word. It would be “hope” I loved how the author wrote about how they wish the opposite of what the other person was wishing. In a world full of hatred always be kind. Please continue to write in the future.

  34. Katrina on October 20, 2020 at 12:34 PM

    This really lifted my spirits!Its so simple but what is being said is so important!Thank you for writing this!

  35. Jacob on October 20, 2020 at 7:14 PM

    I really appreciate the simplicity of this poem, because it really does say a lot in just a few words. It is always good to appreciate the good moments in life and sometimes we dwell too harshly on the bad, but by manifesting and searching for the good we can get through our struggles one step at a time. Keep focusing on the good moments, even in times of bad.

  36. Bryan on October 20, 2020 at 7:18 PM

    Great use of anaphora and strong choice of words. One can tell you really put some thought into this. Way to go!

  37. Steffy on October 20, 2020 at 7:24 PM

    Thank you so much for writing this poem. You have no idea how much joy I felt reading each line of your poem. The fact that it is simple makes it even better. Thank you!

  38. Eva on October 20, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    RW, thank you. With everything going on in the world today, this poem is beautiful, simple, and so incredibly lifting. RW, I wish you all the best; hopefully you can read this poem and take joy from it just as your other readers have.

  39. Jescie Roberts on October 20, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Hi RW!

    I really liked that this poem gave me a reminder that I am not alone in my struggles and that other people can believe in me too! I think in this world we need to come together and believe in each other and challenge each other to lead and grow! I think that this was a beautifully written message that retained simplicity in order to cheer up anyone who comes across this poem! Wishing you the best!

  40. Cameron on October 23, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    RW, wow. I love how you are able to write a simple poem, but convey so many thoughts and emotions. Your poem not only reminds me of my loved ones, but how wonderful it is to be loved. It gives me hope that, even in the hardest moments of my life, there is someone wishing me all of the things that you listed. Based on that, I know that whoever this poem is about (if it is anyone in particular), they are incredibly lucky to have someone like you in their life. Wishing you all the best, and I can’t wait to read more from you!

  41. N. B. on October 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    I love how this poem is so simple and clean cut yet says so much. I love how this poem can be whatever the reader needs it to be, whatever the reader needs right now. Although all lines are strong and the repetition really drives the piece home, my favorite line was “When you’re in doubt / I wish you faith.” I’m not sure why… maybe because it can be applied to so many situations. Maybe because I believe faith (not necessarily the religious kind) is a crucial component in humans lives. Faith that tomorrow will come, faith that everything will turn out how it’s meant to… Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful piece.

  42. Jade on October 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Hello RW,
    I love the simplicity of the poem you’ve written above. This poem is simple but could mean so much to someone going through a lot from suffering depression and etc. Your poem can bring peace to someone in these short simple lines.

  43. Derek H. on October 26, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Hey RW, the repetition of this poem kept me engaged the entire time, I truly love its simplistic structure. This was the perfect message to keep me pushing through the day, it truly made me feel as if you are in my corner rooting for me. Thanks for sharing!

  44. Anneliese on October 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    RW, I think the simplicity of your poem added to the beauty of it. With everything that has been going on this year it has been very easy to get down and feel alone in the world. However, your poem reminded me that there are always people cheering you on and wishing you all the best. So, I wanted to let you know that I am wishing you all the best too!

  45. Logan on October 28, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    I love your message of positivity, RW. It’s good to see someone spreading it where they can, no matter what! I think if you keep the attitude up, it’ll make you unstoppable and a beacon of hope to those around you. That being said, I liked the way your wording changed on the last line, to go from, “you,” to, “you all.” It felt more inclusive and like a great way to end it. You’re not just talking to me, or the other readers. You’re speaking to everyone. Keep spreading that kind of positivity, RW. It’ll make the world a better place.

  46. Anish Kaza on October 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    With a pandemic going around, this poem hits even harder. These are troubling times for everyone and your poem is really positive.

  47. Hannah on November 11, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    RW, your poem is simple, yet it has a powerful message. It is easy to feel as though no one is on your side and that you need to go through all these struggles by yourself. The simple replies of wishing the best for another is such an easy and great way for people to feel as though they are not alone. I love this positivity and I look forward to reading more poems by you!

  48. Gretch on November 11, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    I truly admire the positivity and love you are spreading through this piece. Thank you for being warm to be chest in reading this. Our words really do matter and can have a huge impact on each other. Thank you for positively impacting my day.

  49. Phuong Nguyen on November 11, 2020 at 3:11 PM

    I love the repetition you have with the phrase “I wish”, following that with messages of love and joy. It is such a simple yet powerful and vibrant message for readers!

  50. Natalie D. on November 11, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    RW, this poem give readers a sense of comfort, courage, blessings, and hope. I might be the only one who would think of this poem as a daily mantra, because that’s how I read it. Thank you for this piece.

  51. Hannah Cameron on November 18, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    This poem is so simple, yet so impactful on someone who might feel alone and like no one wants the best for them. I wish these all on you including happiness, peace, and joy! Reading this during a pandemic and finals week helps me to calm down and remember that people are always in my corner helping me to be happy and joyful. Thank you!

  52. Madison on November 18, 2020 at 2:22 PM

    What a beautiful message. Sometimes we feel like we don’t deserve the same happiness that others do. We all deserve love, happiness, and peace. How lovely for us to wish it upon others, as well.

  53. Erik Celis on November 19, 2020 at 10:39 PM

    This poem immediately warmed me up. The reassurance for any type of negative feeling inspires and motivates me to get out of my dark place. I’m reminded that there is always someone watching over your and hoping for that best when you feel all hope is lost.

  54. Belen Rodriguez on November 20, 2020 at 2:46 PM


    This piece articulates the meaning of love and wanting the best for the ones that we care about. This piece is portrays to be of support of someone who is experiencing a difficult time. There is nothing but encouragement and emotional support from the author. This poem is serving as a positive affirmation and validating that the person or whom the text is directed, is not this battle alone, they have someone who cares deeply. Although this piece is providing support, I am sensing and recognizing the interchangeability of the responses. Great balance, Thank you for your piece!

  55. Clifford on November 20, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Rw your poem is short but leaves a very strong message!

  56. AR on November 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Honestly in a world that can sometimes be so negative, I truly appreciate you spreading a little bit of positivity and joy here. We can all do some much more when we love one another. Thank you for this message. I wish you all the love too.

  57. Stephanie R Folkner on November 30, 2020 at 7:12 PM

    As someone who is struggling with anxiety and depression this is such a powerful message. This poem will impact so many people in a positive way. Your style of writing is beautiful.

  58. Catherine on December 1, 2020 at 12:06 AM

    This is a very beautiful poem. Simple, yet deep. I think that this year has everyone feeling lonely, afraid, and hopeless at times, but I hope that these words stick with you and everyone near and far to continue going through even the toughest of times.

  59. AKB on December 4, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    I love the fact that this poem is so positive and motivational. This is poem that almost anyway can read on a good or bad day and it would help them feel good about themselves or give them hope. Good job.

  60. Justin Lambert on December 5, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    I like how it’s straight to the point and someone who has been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions lately, this is really helpful

  61. Keyana on December 7, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    I love how simple the poem is but the words hold a lot of influence. This is something that someone should be told on a daily basis.

  62. Keegan Connolly on December 9, 2020 at 5:15 PM

    I really enjoyed reading your poem, so uplifting! One line I really loved was how you offer strength to the subject as opposed to bravery when they are afraid. The distinction may be small but not at all insignificant! So glad I got to read something so inspiring and positive!

  63. Devon on December 9, 2020 at 9:52 PM

    Hey RW, I appreciate the poem you wrote, it’s helpful during these trying times, I wish you all the best!

  64. Olivia on December 12, 2020 at 11:30 PM

    This poem radiates positivity and optimism! In today’s world, there are so many things that bring stress and anxiety upon people. We all needed reminding every once in a while about faith, happiness, hope, strength, and joy. The poem that you wrote could inspire many people and leave them reminded about the more important things in life. It is important to keep this poem in your mind wherever you go!

  65. Emme Jensen on December 14, 2020 at 6:37 PM

    Your poem was powerful to me because of how much I related to these words. Like you, I want to wish everyone the best. You have such inspiring words that are beautifully put into this poem. You express the idea that through everything; sadness, doubt, hope, discourage, fear, trouble, and loneliness, you wish for the best. Your repetition of the line “I wish you” shows how despite the struggles a person is enduring, you continually wish them the best. Along with the power of the repetition “I wish you” brings, it reminded me of Matthew 25:31-40, as Jesus does, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink”. This adds towards your central message that everyone deserves positive aspects in their lives. This mindset is something I strive for. What words really stuck out to me was, “When you’re in doubt, I wish you faith.” Because faith being my number one thing in life, when things are hard, I experience doubt, so being wished faith during these times is especially important. As we all face hard times, wishing others well, no matter who they are, is the greatest thing we can do as humans. I feel that through this short poem, you spoke volumes.

  66. Sabryn Ferchichi on December 15, 2020 at 3:26 PM


    This is the epitome of short and sweet. This poem was extremely beautiful and I love messages that show we may all feel down, but we’re not alone and the messenger (in this case, you) wants people to know that it’s going to be okay. Like another said, this is the type of poem you remember on days when you’re feeling low and I cherish that a lot. Powerful message, thank you.

  67. Johnny on January 18, 2021 at 10:17 AM

    Hi RW,

    I really enjoyed your poem. I wish those things to you. I hope that you continue to write. I hope that you find things throughout your day that will lift you up and keep you motivated. God bless you.



  68. Mary B on January 18, 2021 at 11:25 AM

    This poem is extremely beautiful and encouraging to me as a reader! Congratulations on writing such a beautiful piece.

  69. Allie on January 18, 2021 at 11:35 AM

    Hello there! I agree with everyone on this comment thread when I say I love the simplicity of your poem. You craft it in such a simple way, but in a way that still can resonate with people in a positive way. I feel as though this brings hope to a lot of people including myself! Keep up the great work!

  70. Riti Kalra on January 18, 2021 at 6:58 PM

    I think what I love most about this poem is the role reversal of negative and positive emotions. You end each statement with an ounce of hope for yourself and your reader even while discussing profound and deep emotions that one can feel. By choosing this path for your writing, it creates and spreads positive energy which I really appreciate.

  71. Serina on January 21, 2021 at 7:43 PM


    I love how short yet powerful and uplifting this poem is! This is the type of energy we need in the world with all of the bad things happening. I absolutely love how positive this poem is and I hope that it not only helps me on my bad days, but you as well. This is one of those poems that I will bookmark for a day where I am feeling down and I will just go back to this poem to lift myself up. Inspiring!

    Keep up the great work,


  72. Grace Caroline on February 1, 2021 at 12:32 PM

    I love the message of your poem. I think anyone having a hard day can look at this poem & feel support. Keep writing!

  73. Shaili on February 3, 2021 at 12:58 AM

    simple, but has a clear intent – it highlights all the positive things you can focus on when you are feeling its negative counterpart. definitely a great reminder & something we can try to put into practice! thank you for sharing 🙂

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