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Best Self Poems

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


Touch Me
"In Touch With Myself"

I can't seem to find her
The reminder of yesterday
I shut my eyes for a few seconds
Only there, can I reach to bear...

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Categories: self, absence, confusion, imagination, mirror,



No Reservation
You Are Not Invited

--Latching onto my soul without an invitation--
Elements around my shore expose more than air
--Playing with fire is not a game you will...

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Categories: self, abuse, bullying, deep, evil,

Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails

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: self, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature,

Premium Member FORGOTTEN TREASURE- The Rebirth
FORGOTTEN TREASURE

I found the fountain of youth
When I stumbled across the forbidden garden
Right smack in the middle,
Was what I thought to be a wishing well
I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: self, beauty, deep, growing up,

Premium Member To Be One
Speak in my dark night
   Color your quiet words
      without sight

Touch my wide open eyes 
  ...

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Categories: self,

You'll Find Me Before the Ink Is Dry
My inky echoes conflate, 
atop mountains of ivory versos; 
Blank pages into whispers,
like the sway of moonlight tides;

Papers dappled by my ineffable, 
frays of jet-black...

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Categories: poets, self,

Premium Member THE WORLD OF MY SOUL
THE WORLD OF MY SOUL

Through visions I do behold nature’s gift
for me alone to see a view so rare.
Others to see another world and drift
along...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: care, life, self, world,

A Smile In The Sky
The sky is smiling
Luminous clouds concede a simple clearing
Boasting rays of an aureate sun
Gleaming
The brightest smile I've ever seen
It shines on me

The leaves are dancing
Cool...

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Categories: self, future, happy, nature, seasons,

The Perfect Friend
The Perfect Friend ©

Today I found a friend 
Who knew everything I felt
She knew my weakness
And the problems I’ve been dealt.
She understood my wonders
And listened...

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Categories: self, best friend, friend, friendship,

I'm Not Your Puppet
I’m Not Your Puppet

Don’t you ever forget
that I’m not your puppet! 
I’m not a toy on a string that you can manipulate,
so you can walk...

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Categories: self, break up, goodbye, relationship,

Box of sadness to:(Rambling Poet)
My box of sadness too.

A box full of sadness I store under my bed.
With thoughts so sad
Making me wish I was dead.
With one look underneath...

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Categories: sadme, self, feelings, me,

Premium Member AUTISM
I rise at the center of...
Is it a room? This is a face.
There is motion, too fast, too clamorous.
Cryptic and opaque. Shapes shift
into my field...

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Categories: me, mental illness, self,

Premium Member Epiphany

The first crystal drop 
of realization 
shatters your glassy surface

and radiates the idea outward
in reflective ripples growing in pristine concentric circles 
with the newness of...

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Categories: inspiration, introspection, self, truth,

Third Person
He speaks metaphorically to avoid dealing direct, 
shows the unknown hand he’s against too much respect, 
writes about his bravery though it’s no where to...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: self, anxiety, depression, introspection, lost,

I am Virgo Too
In response to my fellow poetess, dearest friend and soul sister, Jennifer Proxenos, inspiring poem “I am Virgo”

I am Virgo too
A September woman
thriving in her...

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Categories: self, autumn, beauty, faith, friendship,

Premium Member Call Me Insensitive
You call me insensitive,
But I don't believe that's true;
Because, you see,
It's all about me.
It's not about you.

You say your opinion doesn’t matter,
That I’ve no respect...

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Categories: self, angst, culture, funny, giggle,

This is not a poem--- A singled out page
-THIS IS NOT A POEM-

Hey, Poets stop by, give me a shout out.
Tell Me Where You Are From;)
I promise I won't show up on your...

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Categories: self, africa, america, community, culture,

Premium Member SELF DESTRUCTIVE
SELF DESTRUCTIVE

The lies, 
I laugh
I look at you
I can't stand you
I hate you
I can't believe you
I can't believe it!
How I allowed 
You in my life
Almost...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: self, abuse, celebration, heart, love,

Premium Member Out of the Sun
Stayed 
             in the sun 
       ...

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Categories: self, absence, age, angst, car,

You and I and I and You
You, who are so perfect in my eyes, so beautiful- adorable, and I, so flawed, ugly, damaged and crawling with defects; why do you enjoy...

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Categories: self, anger, beautiful, corruption, crazy,

Premium Member Battle Scars
Don’t judge that kid with her arms all scarred
Don’t brand that kid as bad
You never would have survived 
If you had the life she had
So...

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Categories: self, life, sad, socialwar, prayer,

Who Am I
I am a creation of myself 
I don't know who I am 
I'm this to you and that to him 
Hardly more than just a...

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Categories: self, allegory, character, confusion, creation,

EDGE WALKER
                       EDGE WALKER...

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Categories: self, day, dedication, emotions, life,

The View
        THE VIEW 
          (SADLY)

I can't believe he has...

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Categories: self, addiction, care, emotions, feelings,

Person of Colour
Person of colour is coherently germane,
He is never insane.

Some things about this person of colour may seem strange,
He is simple and he is yet to...

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Categories: self, beauty, history, memory, passion,