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Identity Poems | Examples of Identity Poetry

Identity Poems. Below are examples of poems about identity. This list of identity poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of identity poetry. This list of works about identity is an excellent resource for examples on how to write identity poems.

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List of Identity Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
A message to you JP Thomas Lyric identity, art, career, change, destiny,
not a poem andrea herrera I do not know? horror, identity, mystery, natural
Premium Member Poem Makin' Of A Curmudgeon Duncan R. M. Ferguson Light Verse age, angst, humanity, identity,
Wanderlust Rhona McFerran Free verse character, identity, life, people,
No ones more damaged than me Anna Hopper Free verse how i feel, identity,
Men are not dogs JP Thomas Free verse identity, animal, character, dog, future,
Dang Slang James Fitz-Gerald Free verse change, culture, identity, language,
Why Jordan Foster Free verse anxiety, deep, depression, identity,
Strange Just Got Stranger Piercing Words Rhyme i am, identity, imagery,
Halloween night JP Thomas Rhyme identity, animal, dark, dream, halloween,

Forgiveness
by P.M. Richter
I forgive you, but...
you did not sin against me
there is no such thing...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: forgiveness, identity, sin,

The Other
by Piercing Words
From corners to long orders 
Lines like miles,
Haters got nukes
But I'm robin hood,
shooting arrows back
My back against the wall,
Rainy weather and no roof top 
So...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: i am, identity, imagination,

A Better View
by Mike Grant
Why do we have to cry 
When people die
Or get upset when people lie 
Or get scared When we fly 

Emotions are like perpetual motion
That...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, confidence, encouraging, future, happiness,

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Trying Something New
by Caren Krutsinger
They had no way to know, lest she put on a show.
Used an assumed name to check in, a seedy motel, run by my cousin,...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, trust,

I will breathe in your rarefied air
by Aqua Marine
When you said to me,
"Climb up here,  It's pollution free."
Sacred. Safe.
Your rarefied air.
Calculating, you seemed so free.
Safeguard. Sage.
I said I could breathe...
Underrated your density.
Saintly....

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: education, identity, mentor,

Winging It
by Aqua Marine
birds of a quill, or a feather
flock together at odd times
from all four corners
of thinking creative
to jostle with keyboards,
pens and sharp pencils
fingers fidget, tap-tapping
frantic scribbling...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fun, identity, poetry,

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Polly Jez
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Polly Jez don’t ever ‘pologize
Curt cracker tongue
spit the hate cloudy issue high

Got black gunpowder love,
bullet hole
between the breast
And white tufts of tawdry deeds,
foolish follicles 
sprouting...

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Burlesque | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, identity, satire, word

Shattered Diamond
by Celine Tran
I stand here surrounded by shards
they're bright, they're sharp 
and they pierce me, but I don't cry.
We are one. 
Unbreakable, 
that's how it's meant to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, beauty, encouraging, identity,

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A woodland encounter
by Roy Pett
On this beautiful autumn morning I 
was strolling down a woodland path,
suddenly I was stopped in my tracks 
I stood in awe, rays of sunlight...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: character, humor, identity, judgement,

The Hike
by Piercing Words
High mountains fell with the crumples, 
Back from The rumble 
That dark cave: 
before the lad had journeyed 
To the hill, mountains high
From hanging on...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, imagination, journey,

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Emphasis on the Extra G
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

When the river Niger
swiftly flowed into America,
business as usual
was auction conducted — 
thru a Diablo Middle passage 

Chain pain deals
being Faustian sealed,
on a Mississippi River...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, psychological, truth, wisdom,

A Nun At Midnight
by Earl Schumacker
A nun and her station wagon go far
In one direction on the road of life
With no brakes and a loaded gun
On their way to heaven...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: character, death, identity, image,

Sun Light And Tantrums
by Earl Schumacker
The little boy tends to be ornery
Especially when he is a giant 
One who hates light and planets
One who grows out of control
Out of sight...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, abuse, anger, boy, childhood,

Ugly
by Jaye McCallum
Ugly

I look in the mirror and hate what I see, 
An ugly reflection staring at me.
A repulsive body and a miserable soul,
No chance to escape...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity,

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Wanting Something You Should Not
by Sanford Weir
Have you ever wanted something you should not?
Do you remember fantasizing about it a lot?
Do you find yourself lost in feelings that are real?
Realize then...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fantasy, feelings, identity, imagery,

Pronouns
by Jaye McCallum
We all slip up from time to time,
And small mistakes are usually fine.
If it’s once or twice then that’s okay,
But come on, please, not every...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity,

In Limbo
by Phatt Matt

I Can't protect you from the course of life
But you know me
And you know I was born to try
It’s just the symptom of the middle...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, art, character, deep, destiny,

Five Stories For A Pen
by Earl Schumacker
Black ink cartridge dead and empty
Once fed blank paper onion white
It was a canon while it lasted
All good copies come to an end

When it ran...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, confusion, identity,

Voiceless Visions
by Aaron Butcher
The intellectual mind runs deep in disease receptors.
With mental illness rampant, the blitzkrieg type firing countless uptake inhibitors.
Even with this life altering handicap that suffocates...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: identity, mirror,

Missing Miss Mavis
by Rhona McFerran
Life without her
would never be the same
She was the loudest, proudest
most endearingly brash
sugar-sweet and pickle-sour
five-foot-two, force to be reckoned with
that anyone in Yell county had...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, confidence, identity, memory,