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I Am Poems

I Am Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about i am. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for i am.

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The ghost of Illiam Dhone
My life, reduced to a theory,
written by those I once served.
Furnished with tales of honour 
and shame, they summoned me, 
tried me unfairly,
and shot me at Hango Hill.
For hours, I bore in agony and anguish,
until the burning pain turned
to death’s...Read More
Categories: i am, history, perspective,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

I’ve been a man
Trading on stolen time
Stepping on love
Yet look for it in my torn pockets,
Rugged mind, broken heart
Somehow blind, but oblivious
Full of pride, but afraid
Full of strength, but so weak

I’ve walked on rivers, and lakes
Deep valleys where darkness reigned
High...Read More
Categories: i am, blessing, christian, gospel, love,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
I was there
when you were born
hand holding
tear drying
urging her on
I was there
for your first tooth
your first steps
wobbly at first
your first day at school
your purple jumper
that you hated
I was there
with your teenage angst
except it wasn't
now I know why
and I watch
as you...Read More
Categories: i am, angst, birth, childhood, granddaughter, relationship, youth,
Form: Free verse
A letter to my soon to be woman,Part 1
Dear You,

I’ve been having funny dreams lately. I see you walking into my life with parachutes and lots of bags – baggage. Yes, I know we are about to fly, but are you ready to carry my luggage too? I’ve...Read More
Categories: i am, crush, feelings, for her,
Form: ABC
Flying 'bird-fishes'

I am in miraculous event for flying of bird-fishes acrossing phone-screen. I know just now what they have flying behaviour- am I stupid? Or, technology of flying they found are clever for them. Bird-fishes are not just across my dream....Read More
Categories: i am, bird, flying, meaningful, poetry, sky, word play,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member Still Life in Motion
Time is ephemeral and finite and impermanence my place on earth

I am never perfect but hope to be good enough for this world

My sight has always been poor and I seek insight nevertheless

Knees are beginning to grind and endurance takes...Read More
Categories: i am, love,
Form: Free verse
I Miss You Poems
Poem about Life | Free Verse Poem | I Miss You Poems

I feel so worried, as if I’m going to get sick,
If it was a trick, I would be delighted to wake up,
I don’t see you for a while, as...Read More
Categories: i am, i miss you, poems,
Form: Free verse
Chaucer translation: Escape
roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
translation by Michael R. Burch

Since I’m escaped from Love and yet still fat,
I never plan to be in his prison lean;
Since I am free, I count it not a bean.

He may question me and counter this and...Read More
Categories: i am, books, freedom, french, irony, romance, romantic love,
Form: Roundel
Premium Member Truth
Searching this mirror before me my heart question’s questions I am capable of seeing truth, understanding the eyes through which I see are surly colored with flavor of bias and self-justification. My mind in calling for logic and hope of...Read More
Categories: i am, introspection, self, truth,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Odd Self-
whistles there 

I’m hearing 
of hidden

I am He 
the Supreme Being 
to serve self

the delegation 
in crown creation

all parts of nature
the true savior each other
from birth to taste death

why these hide and seek odd games
if knowledge firms...Read More
Categories: i am, self, vanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Just That
I am who I am though not the pebbled walk, washed softly by rain
I am who I am though not the dry leaf, that silently glides earthward without pain
I am who I am though not green fruit to ripen, then...Read More
Categories: i am, freedom, journey, life, perspective, self, thanks, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Peppermint Soup and Unicorn Sandwiches
Peppermint soup, unicorn sandwiches, and broth for the gods.
I look at the second grader, who gives me giant pony-tailed nods.
Of course we can do it, I tell her. Have I ever let you down?
She begins clapping and dancing, and twirls...Read More
Categories: i am, fantasy, food,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Was a Bad Girl
Sardae noticed little about herself that was worthwhile
Looking for flaws, dents, scabs, scars and boo boos.
Which she always found 
I am too skinny
My legs are too long
My toenails are ugly
My freckles make me look creepy
She was determined to live her...Read More
Categories: i am, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who Who Who
Who cares? Who is going? Who wants to know? Who? Who? Who?
Sure. Other people pick up a cockatoo or a parrot. 
So that makes sense.
I chose an owl, wanting to be more like Harry Potter.

I chose All-good in the morning,...Read More
Categories: i am, fantasy, humorous,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Everyone is in a Panic Except Me
Everyone is in a panic.
Except me.
Everyone is frenzied.
Except me.
Everyone is crazed to the maximum degree.
Except me.

I am lying on my back in my yard in the sun.
Listening to the birds trill, they seemed stress too.
I hear little people yelling “where...Read More
Categories: i am, parents,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Come Along Chick A Win
Here we are Chick-a-pooh, he yelled.
He is five and all of that plus a bowl of firecrackers.
I am Chick-a-pooh? I ask him.
It sounds less glorious than Grandma.
No, Chick-a-bee he says, smiling in full brightness.
He can call me anything he wants.
I...Read More
Categories: i am, grandchild,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Bring Me Gifts
They bring me gifts. Leaves, acorns, a flyswatter, mud off their shoes.
With big smiles and a happy attitude, they bring me gifts daily.
Yes, I am talking about the kindergarten students, the happy five’s.
And occasional sixes, who lose their front teeth...Read More
Categories: i am, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Verse
Constructed with you in mind, 
my maker built me to be divine.
Power inside me to help you thrive,
I am the machine in which you drive.
My tech spec is quite superior,
you'll love me for my interior,
maneuver with me, make me move,
caress...Read More
Categories: i am, car,
Form: Rhyme
Unknown me
The light is leaving me behind 
Where all of them have gone? 
Blind eyes everywhere 
Still can't find me 

The darkness is following me 
Hard to breath in 
I can't bear it anymore 
No more words to be said 
Come...Read More
Categories: i am, anxiety, depression, first love, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
Fighting darkness
Sometimes shadows are overwhelming 

In darkness we can find our strength 
In darkness we are never alone.  This helps me through the darkest times.  
Knowing I am not alone.

Jesus is holding my hand and beside me.  The...Read More
Categories: i am, color, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Kid and Me
I identify a lot with Billy The Kid.
The fact that we both share the same name likely has something to do with it,
as well as both of us being so misunderstood,
but also just like he I am still very much...Read More
Categories: i am, self,
Form: Rhyme
"In my battered whelms;
Those profiles which I never win;
My healing has just begun,

they begin...

The winter storms;
often remind me of my birth
my birth when I was born

in the cold months of January...

there was I buried out of my mother's womb;

Now not...Read More
Categories: i am, analogy, devotion, encouraging, endurance, hope, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Legend of Ottawa
Ottawa is derived from the Algonquin word adware,
meaning "to trade" when the indigeous people;
used the rivers in the area to fish, hunt and camp,
they portaged rivers known now as the Ottawa and Rideau; 
but called these waterways "the great river...Read More
Categories: i am, history,
Form: Narrative
we praise you,
we praise you,
we salute you,
 a greeting and offer a celebration
to you of the holy prophet
you one of the holy prophet
prophet John
John of Patmos
I salaam
I greet thee
 I believed that prophets you are chosen and called by God
...Read More
Categories: i am, analogy, appreciation, devotion,
Form: Salaam
Just Passing Through
Bang! Bang! Bang! 
The sound of gun shots echoing in the air
Shattering windows and, smashing glasses 
Sending people pouring out in the street
Gun shots penetrating the clouds 
With a message that is very loud

People are running and screaming around
 confused...Read More
Categories: i am, business, change, city, death, deep, destiny, emotions,
Form: Narrative