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


  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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 says

    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 says

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

  7. This is such a beautiful poem! Made my day!

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

  9. 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. says

    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 says

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

  12. 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. RW,
    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.

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