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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 Eternal Life And The Total Self
Eternal Life and The Total Self


Life is but a fleeing whisper echoing through time,
never dying, always being...magnificent and sublime.
The body's a receptacle, a superficial shell,
but...

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Categories: self, death,
Form: Rhyme



Like A Girl
Like A Girl 

I play like a girl, I hit like a girl
You say I throw like a girl, 
And, when I run -- I...

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Categories: self, beautiful, girl, identity, rights, sexy, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: self, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
Black Diamond Night
Black Diamond Night (a coal miner’s cemetery) 

Where the ebony, we call “NIGHT”,
Old black rocks sit under the twilight
Diamond shape eyes unclear and lonely, 
Sinister...

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Categories: self, body, death, history, lonely, night,
Form: Epic
Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 
Sunday...

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Categories: self, abuse, addiction, anger, art, confusion, dark,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: self, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Death of the Poet Destroyer
~The Untold Fatal Attraction Poem~

Mid-morning she sees the sun ahead
Her death flowed in a messaged bottle
Gazing into her brown eyes upon all open sores,
Her conscience...

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Categories: self, birth, change, conflict, death, eulogy, life,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Big Girls do Cry
They expected her to be the jolly fun one.
The one   w e a r i n g   a smile on her...

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Categories: self, courage, freedom, growth, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: self, abuse,
Form: Free verse
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: absence, confusion, imagination, mirror, missing, self,
Form: Free verse
The View From A Window
A view of the ragged woodland from
The window:-
Slender branched trees that shed
From high above to low below;
The faint, mauven peaks
Smattered with barely visible
Scatterings of drifted...

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Categories: self, life,
Form: Rhyme
Midnight Secret
*Secreto de Medianoche*   
  
~On this very Night~
   I found myself in a
       ...

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Categories: self, beauty, fantasy, night, passion, romance, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A girl named Sue
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: self, angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme
I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: self, anger, bullying, dark, deep, discrimination, hurt,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse
John Lennon

On the day 
that John Lennon died, 
people were just going 
about their business 
as they did every day. 

Mark David Chapman 
was reading 
Catcher In The Rye 
void of his holy self.
 He...

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Categories: self, music,
Form: Narrative
Sweet Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Bars
"I dream of Candy!"

Sweet cakes and peanut butter squares 
A living diabetic's nightmare. --  My heart 
sings to the beat, Under the Neutron Star...

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Categories: self, addiction, candy, fantasy, funny, passion, silly,
Form: Alliteration
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 World Needs Poetry
You ask, “Why DOES the world need poetry?”
           And I say...

Its writing is my sanity,
...

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Categories: self, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
GREEN- reborn
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!!!

My name is Jade Shamrock Green.
I will not eat one single green bean.
When I get mad, I turn green.
I wear my favorite green...

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Categories: self, funny, holidaygreen,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Listen To Life
Have you not heard me?

Borne upon the air at dusk, dancing ... I have whispered you in a million voices
    Still, you...

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Categories: self, life, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Narcissus meets his Nemesis - A Collab with Victor Buhagiar
POTW 15 July 2018       

              Reverberations...

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Categories: self, desire, mythology, vanity,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member WORLD DAY AGAINST RACISM








You asked me the other day, my friend, 
who I am and I replied:
I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true,  
Look, how...

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Categories: self, love, peace,
Form: Free verse
Yesterday Love Was Such An Easy Game To Play

Yesterday,

I went home for lunch,

I never go home for lunch.

When I got to our apartment 
I don't know why but I didn't reach for my key. 

Francine...

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Categories: self, betrayal, break up, heartbroken, jealousy, lost
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Adrift in fiction
Placid rain gently kisses unblemished windows
as leaves fall in an Autumn breeze.
In the distance cinereal clouds congregate,
converging upon the city's royal citadel.

Oblivious to the storm,...

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Categories: self, analogy, appreciation, books,
Form: Prose