Losing Hope

Losing Hope!


Losing Hope
I am Losing Hope!

It’s not always easy to be happy. Sometimes it’s hard. At times you  have to say it all. It’s painful to feel as if you’re losing hope. So let the pain pour forth. Speak your heart because it is sometimes necessary.

Pouring Out That Pain— Losing Hope

I don’t know how to cope,

I’m losing my hope and strength.

I’ve given up all.

My heart is burdened, and soul tearing.


I’m not sure if I’m really alive;

I write to pour out my pain,

But this bottle keeps filling up again.

My life is becoming a bloody game



I don’t think I want to live anymore.

I keep waiting for things, I know will never happen again.

This waiting is killing me from within.

I try to smile, but I can’t even fake one.


I’m on pills to lower my depression, but

I know they’re not helping me in this condition.

I feel like I’m dying on the inside, and

Most of the times, I’m at a loss for what to do.


My poems no longer rhyme.

My brain is shutting down, my heart is crying, and

All I want to do is pass this life on,

To someone who truly wants to live.


I’m exhausted and terrified.

I know, no one comes here to live forever.

But, yes, life can be hell at times.

Some life events can make you wish to die.


Sometimes it’s difficult to sleep,

At times, it’s difficult to breathe, and

Often it all seems to be turned upside down.

The play we all call ‘Life’ can be challenging and dangerous at times.




Some Paths Must Be Crossed Alone

They say that hard times do not last forever, but there are times when you feel completely alone in your pain and are unable to tell anyone what you are going through because you fear they will not understand. Writing helps a lot in such a situation because it allows the pain to come out. Life can be difficult, and the pain can kill you from inside like a termite eats wood. We all face difficulties in life, but some paths must be crossed alone.


Sometimes life can seem hard, but it’s not necessarily because you’re doing something wrong, it may be because you are doing something right.

— Steven Aichison


Losing Hope
Losing Hope

by Misbah Sheikh ©



I love writing poems. Poetry, in my opinion, is a fun way to express emotions. I enjoy conveying messages of love through my poetry.

– Misbah Sheikh


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14 thoughts on “Losing Hope

  • April 7, 2022 at 8:13 AM

    Sometimes hope is all one has to hang on to. If hope is slipping away, one must try to reach out for help. To know someone will be there can be what one needs to survive. Great work on this piece, Misbah. Well done.

    • April 11, 2022 at 5:05 PM

      Phyllis, thank you so much for reading and sharing your lovely thoughts with me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
      Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
      Stay Blessed and keep smiling.

    • April 11, 2022 at 5:33 PM

      Thank you so much for your very kind and generous comment, dear Jamie. I am glad you enjoyed it.
      Have a super week ahead!!
      Take care and stay blessed!!

  • April 15, 2022 at 1:15 AM

    Misbah, writing can indeed be carthaic, and it helps to get things off our chests that we can’t say to anyone in person for fear they may not understand. I know you are going through a hard time and that shows in your writing. Even when things seem impossible, and one bad thing happens on top of another, we have to hang in there because things will eventually turn around. I am always here and willing to talk to when you need to. Powerful poetry as always.

    • April 15, 2022 at 3:28 PM

      Hello John,
      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a thoughtful comment. You are a wonderful and caring friend. I am so grateful to God, He has blessed me with a friend like you. Thank you so much for all your love and support; it means so much to me. May God continue to bless you. Amen!
      Take care and stay healthy.
      Blessings always!!

  • April 26, 2022 at 9:31 PM

    I was excited to discover this website. I want to to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you book-marked to look at new things on your website.

    • April 26, 2022 at 9:55 PM

      Hello Israel,
      Thank you so much for reading and for your very kind comment. I am glad you liked it.
      Best wishes!!

  • May 24, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    This is a very honest and open insight into your feelings and emotions. Perusing the comment section John is right, writing is a very cathartic method of trying to free yourself from gripping inner pain or emotion. Send it out to the world and hope for some inspiration. Nice job

    • May 31, 2022 at 5:57 PM

      Thank you so much for reading and for your generous comment, Paul. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
      Best wishes and Blessings!!

  • May 31, 2022 at 7:07 PM

    “So let the pain pour forth”…as you said in your Intro. And it looks as though all your “Hope” is truly lost. Misbah, I hope you find your path back again to hope. You have described this hopeless time period in your life so well…that surely you can write a hopeful new section to this Poem and have an outpouring of “Good”…that I believe is always just around the corner. Though sometimes…getting to the corner seems to take forever…there is always Hope…a little further on. If we can just hold on until we arrive where there is hope again. Got’ta say: Very descriptive Poetry…full of Pain that the Author portrays through each word of this writing where the reader can almost feel the Pain of “Losing Hope”…jumping off the page.

    • June 2, 2022 at 2:43 PM

      Thank you very much for reading and for your kind words, Steve. Your generosity is much appreciated. I agree that there is always hope… a little bit further on.  I was going through a really difficult time when I composed this poem. The pain remains, and the void may last forever, yet God has blessed us with so much. Staying unhappy all the time would be extremely unfair to ourselves and those we love. Life must continue because that is how it is designed. I appreciate your warm and encouraging words. There’s also a lot of optimism in there.

      Take care. Many Blessings to you! 🙂

  • July 18, 2022 at 1:47 PM

    A heartfelt piece, Misbah. I can feel the pain and despair.
    Sometimes extreme emotions bring forth amazing pieces of writing, just because they stem from deep feelings and therefore reflect them.
    Taking some words from Bill Holland’s ‘As We Wonder’, I would echo his advice to stay away from forums and stay true to yourself. There are many in this life who get satisfaction from others’ sadness or pain, because they are unhappy themselves. You have much to give and you are always supportive of others, so you deserve the best and the right to ignore the worst.
    I hope your writing helps you to rise above this.

    • July 19, 2022 at 9:36 PM

      Hello, Ann. I hope you are doing well. Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a kind and meaningful comment. I truly appreciate it. I must accept that I posted poems on TheCreativeExiles during the darkest days of my life. Although I write for HubPages and Medium, but I feel these pieces just belong here. This is the safe haven where I can share my poems without fear of being judged. The community here is kind and helpful.

      Regarding the HP forum ban, I agree with you and Mr. Bill; many other friends have also advised me the same.

      I’m going to avoid the community forums in particular. Some folks there just do not understand how to return respect and kindness. Friends like you are my biggest motivation and supporters. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and love. I am forever grateful. God bless you always! I haven’t been on here in a long time, but I will continue to write something here soon. Take care and keep smiling.

      Blessings and lots of love to you!

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