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Best Introspection Poems

Below are the all-time best Introspection poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of introspection poems written by PoetrySoup members


A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One Regret
Now walking through the autumn of my life
Where maple leaves have turned from green to gold
I watch them fall in breezes turning cold
In a whirl-wind...

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Categories: introspection, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs


There’s a beguiling danger in beauty…

seduced as I was by the fickle fingers of fate musingly stroking my hair,
I envisaged
this lusciously lavish landscape 
of sun-raptured...

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Categories: betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak, introspection, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature, self, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Maltese Moon
The Maltese Moon,
she draws my eyes
to shapely orb
in starlit sky
she smiles at me
with wanton grace
and spills desire
upon my face
I'm all awash
in milky glow
sacred secrets
Mine to...

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Categories: beautiful, introspection, travel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member if I had money
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: drug, introspection, universe,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER

Passing through framed windows like ours,
I recall your tales of reckless war and lost friends
that burned your innocence at 21... and though
you claimed flashes of...

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Categories: father, introspection, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Without Lament
I have no sorrow, for sorrow is small,
And can't be held guilty for choices made.
Reflections are scrawled on mind's darkened wall,
Will leave a stain as...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Sonnet
I Think Of You - After The Fall - 5
I could have cried like a bride at a funeral
Bled out, dry. I could have but I was already
dehydrated...I

i think of you

I wish someone could...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Try
Try to live
Try to feel pain with no tears
Try to remember years past and often lost
Try, oh try to know life need not be cold...

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Categories: appreciation, art, inspirational, introspection, love, motivation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Things I Cherish
The things I value,
The things I cherish,
Are things no one else will
When I perish

Do I write a missive
Explaining the why?
Would this help save things
After I...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Free verse
winter's afterglow
stars twinkled brilliantly
against majestic snow-capped mountains,
delicate pure white flakes danced;
swirling, twirling, rhythmically.

she stood, nose pressed tightly
against the window pane; gazing in awe
at the magic the...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, death, introspection, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow of Death
My shadow flirts with the sun
As I caress the darkness
We are one and separate
As my shadow smiles
Anxiety suffocates me
The shadow will soon fade
I shall die
One...

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Categories: angst, destiny, introspection, pain, philosophy, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Other Side of the Wall
Silence?
or
is that a cry
I hear

Screams?
or 
is that
memories
hiding?

Wall
yes I listen
to a wall
days
weeks
forever

A white wall
stares back at me
curiosity mounts
I feel the wall
whiteness
blinds me

My heart stops
a rhythm
still
dances

ah
a smile...

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Categories: art, friendship, imagery, introspection, poetry, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member SUNRISE MEDITATION


Stop in your tracks

Take a deep breath
Stop and relax

Close your eyes
Exhale a slow deep breath

In your mind’s eye 
It’s early dawn
It’s quiet and serene around...

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Categories: freedom, inspirational, introspection, motivation, nature, peace,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Doll
"Hi Doll!"
He's been calling me that for years
I like it

Truth is I have always been a doll

My permanent smile
My open arms

I was a sweet sixteen's...

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Categories: abuse, appreciation, introspection, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Tempest of Tears


surrendering
reflective puddles
of rained regrets and sins

I offer my humility
the only gift I can give.



Susan Ashley 
September 2, 2018



~ First Place ~
Pithy Pants Poetry Contest 
Maureen...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, introspection, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Ripple In Time
A new borns cry
Tearful last good bye

Swaying waves of golden prairie grass
Shifting desert dunes - an hour glass

An acorn dropping among forest leaves
To mighty oak...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Couplet
Do Not Grieve Your Muse
              (For My Younger Self)



You have forgotten your muse.
You neglected her, in...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: introspection, life, poetry, youth,
Form: Free verse
Hot And Cold Comes The Night

LIST POETRY - A FUTURISTIC INTERPRETATION 


You
must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
I Think Of You - At The Edge - 3

A reflection of the coloured pencil drawn sky
skates on the glass smooth surface below it.
While a rebellious group of shades take their positions 
on a...

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Categories: introspection, love, nature, nostalgia, relationship, world,
Form: Dramatic monologue
I Think Of You - Ground Zero - 1
I Think Of You - Ground Zero (Part 1)

Leaving under a blood moon
            ...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Free verse
I Think Of You - Where You Bloom - 4

A transparent melody paints the walls
in the coloured scent of fresh linen.

The changing of sheets in the morning air
can not erase our dance from evening...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Free verse
a new beginning
with each crest of a wave
forming white crystal peaks
she weeps, inhales, let's go.

beneath a star studded vista
a resplendent guiding light
arms open, palms up, she is...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, grief, introspection, loss, ocean, spiritual,
Form: Free verse