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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

Premium Member Where Self Love Is Born
a fantasy land
dreamt up by sleeping child
a peaceful magical place
where self-love is born
imperative to her soul


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Categories: love, self,
Form: Choka

Premium Member A FRAGILE SELF

While finding  myself in  season’s twilight
I see parts of life crumble amid grime of ruins,
As a  declining mind wanders to  balance

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Categories: introspection, self,
Form: Free verse

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

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: self, abuse, celebration, heart, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Dramatic 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: self, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FORGOTTEN TREASURE- The Rebirth

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

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: self, beauty, deep, growing up,
Form: Light Verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Incessant din of jammed highways
suddenly lulled to deserted streets
quiet of rustle forlorn breeze plays
laughter of birds, smiling sun greets

diamond dews glisten ruby petals
on a palette...

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Categories: self, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
A Smile In The Sky
The sky is smiling
Luminous clouds concede a simple clearing
Boasting rays of an aureate sun
The brightest smile I've ever seen
It shines on me

The leaves are dancing

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Categories: self, future, happy, nature, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Back to me
This my nothing-happy,
my stone-faced bliss,
this is my sweet release
from grinning artifice.
I am floating on zero,
life-sloughed and stuff-free,
I am guileless, I am tribeless,
I am back to...

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Categories: identity, me, self,
Form: Verse
The Glory Days Of Now
I’m grateful for the sun
          which shone on younger days
The days of scurried heartbeats

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Categories: appreciation, blessing, life, self,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the Know with VanGogh
In the know
With Van Gogh
You all think you know him
But who channels him?
Who swims in color?
Who has paint on their hands in a perpetual way?

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Categories: self, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member This is not a poem--- A singled out page

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,
Form: Blitz
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Out of the Sun
             in the sun 

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