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Identity Poems

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

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Premium Member Laughing at the Door
Laughing at the Door

I walked out the front door, 
never meaning to interrupt. 
I was feeding the old bread, 
to the morning birds. 
I do that every night before, 
I go to bed. 
It is not new. 

Near the side...Read More
Categories: culture, daughter, devotion, i love you, identity,
Form: Free verse



linguitistic chatter
thats why
thats why honey!
you know thats why
cause 
i didn't understand
what you were conveying
thats why
thats why baby
that why
i still want you
as my woman
thats why!

speak it undefined
to make mention
maybe people will
pay attention
really I know
and so do others
find it in your self
for us...Read More
Categories: adventure, culture, food, identity, music, sports,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Stirring In The Stable Part Three
After making this exclamation, Othniel took off again in a flurry of feathers, circling around the roof and landing again. 

Chava in an agitated voice boomed , “Could you please stop with the aerial acrobatics and tell us about this...Read More
Categories: identity, animal, bird, birth, christmas, god, jesus, perspective,
Form: Narrative
Lonely Is the Mirror
Damn you Narcissus,
You've locked her in this cage
A cage so empty from blindness
She sees what I deny

Cause lonely is the mirror 
She sees your soul
Your loves your fears
And your mind as glycerol 

My blindness is creeping behind
My blindness is growing...Read More
Categories: analogy, feelings, hilarious, identity, image, mirror, self,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Who Blinks First
Hong Kong China crunch

clash of ideologies—

iron mixed with clay




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12/04/2019...Read More
Categories: anxiety, conflict, future, identity, rights, world,
Form: Senryu



Premium Member UNKNOWN
"X"
 Name unknown, yet we are....Read More
Categories: identity, black african american, confidence, courage, discrimination, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FEAR
Fear erased us;
Knowledge will allow us to remember....Read More
Categories: identity, africa, black african american, deep, encouraging, growth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ophelia's Song
Her face tawny and weathered
Is richer than the earth of a thousand years
With flowing furrowed lines of contented history
That are written deeply at each union, worn like a scar
She lifts her native face to compose a melody of love
As a...Read More
Categories: beauty, color, courage, dance, endurance, hope, identity,
Form: Free verse
Turtle
They called me turtle cause of my tough shell
I wasn’t born that way it comes from the ghetto a place called hell
Single parent home never knew my father
I felt so alone
Men thought they were going to win but I refuse...Read More
Categories: courage, deep, endurance, identity, self, strength, woman,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spiritual Challenges, Naturally
I have questions
about spiritual problems
with natural causes.

These questions
themselves
assume a metaphorical double-bind
co-passion in-between
Left with Right hemispheres
in Nature with Spirit bilateral dialogue

Informed, I hope,
by win/win historic experiential roots:

What has "nature v spirit" tension meant
in my life?

What have been my win/win
win/lose
lose/lose experiences
with natural...Read More
Categories: identity, earth, health, integrity, nature, peace, power, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
IAM POWERFUL
So young but strong is my identity
Iam a Lion that never retreat
My outward appearance can be fragile but Iam not weak
I roar in thirsty for my destiny
People belittle me due to the atrocities I go through
They judge my abilities by...Read More
Categories: identity, courage, dedication, destiny, emotions, encouraging, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Ultimate Rap League
I’m in a Ultimate Rap league/
Of raps supreme/
Knowledge reigns three hundred sixty degrees/
Smack haters google me/
Can’t this my hidden identity/
(“YAHU”) \THE ALMIGHTY/ 
I’m favored Highly/
Barring em to death the Irony/
Barbarian/ 
Barbaric/
The bars bearing /burying/them/
Heavy burdens/
They in my nest the birds...Read More
Categories: identity, blessing, devotion, god, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Conrad Hilton's turning over in his grave
This American icon does quite well
Known far and wide as the Hilton Hotel --
   Bernie Sanders just bought in
   Why is he sporting a grin? --
It's now named "Comrade Hilton." What the hell?!...Read More
Categories: identity, silly,
Form: Limerick
HER
February 2018

I’d forgotten how much it hurt the first time,
that I had to do it again,
again, 
again
I had to tell her (in my head) that I loved her
I am autistic, but I still loved her,

The first girl I ever loved...Read More
Categories: identity, care, crush, cry, hope, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
A State Of Mind Of Maine Of Florida
When the sun goes down in Maine
Ice defines the name of winter
Snow melts the hearts of children
Who step inside to play Monopoly
Fathers cut holes in the frozen lake
There must be a fish or two to catch

Florida hangs on to summer...Read More
Categories: appreciation, identity, image, summer, winter,
Form: Free verse
Waiting
I am waiting.
For what, I do not know.
A meaning, a sign.
Waiting for a bell to chime.
I am waiting for a message, clear.
I am waiting to discover why I am here.

Does life have purpose?
Is life happenstance?
Will we ever know the answer?
Does...Read More
Categories: deep, growth, identity, life, psychological, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Un Momento Aleatorio
A Spanish translation of my poem
A Random Moment

Matamoros, 2 p.m.

Me siento en esta mesa
(como lo he hecho muchas veces)
empunando un boligrafo,
con insuficiencias de pensamientos y palabras --
fuera de lugar.
Todo el rato,
los dos perros, Guero y Princessa,
duchar sus afectos,
lamiendo y acariciando,
a...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, culture, dark, friend, identity, imagery,
Form: Free verse
The Hero I Don't Deserve
Hey, my name is Aaron and I am kinda a modern day superhero

Now I know what you’re thinkin’

Okay, this guy? A hero? Like with powers and skills?

Nah but before you think further hear me out.

Yes… I don’t have money like...Read More
Categories: identity, endurance, hero, inspirational, mental illness, motivation, spoken
Form: Free verse
Criminals Drink Water
All criminals drink water
Therefore they are guilty
The proof is in the wetness
In the weather, in the pleasure 
In the drinking, in the thinking
Which way the wind blows 
As long as it is in a westerly direction 

People who drink water...Read More
Categories: appreciation, conflict, identity, judgement, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strange memories
Strange memories play out inside my mind
Strange voices from strange people deep within I find
I see another world under another sky
I feel another life is there behind my eyes
Strange dreams I have most every night

I sometimes feel like I’m not...Read More
Categories: absence, conflict, confusion, fear, identity, surreal,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Wonder
Sometimes I wonder if someone loves me
Loves me the way I am
Accepts my flaws and everything
Will there be someone who’s gonna love me?

This thought sometimes drowns me
I may have a strong personality
But believe me, I’m soft deep inside
So I wonder,...Read More
Categories: anxiety, confusion, depression, desire, identity,
Form: ABC
Premium Member The Soul Musician
I was gratefully listening
to a theologian musician
repeat a rabbinic tradition
of four levels of resonant soul:
individual (egosystemic),
communal (local),
social (cultural, national identity)
global (Earth,ecosystemic).

A mature musician,
like a wise theologian,
sees these four soul identities
as circular
double-binding octaves,
mutually informing up
and down,
in
and out.

As EarthMother's original staging womb
organically...Read More
Categories: identity, community, health, integrity, music, psychological, society,
Form: Political Verse
Identity
What am I?
Just another pound of flesh?
or a benign spirit,
entangled in an emotional mesh?

Am I a barcode,
or just a number?
Still not awakened
from his slumber.

I may be the
mortal incarnation,
of a humble soul 
in any far off nation.

I may be fair,
black or...Read More
Categories: emotions, humanity, identity, life,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Nothing Special
If I'd had the chance to ask,
I would wear a different mask:
The best word to describe my face
Is, quite simply, "commonplace".
First of all, my hazel eyes
Are too weak for any prize
(Glasses worn since I was nine,
Contact lenses not my line),
My...Read More
Categories: dark, hair, identity, image, me,
Form: Light Verse
Pootie Mac
Pootie Mac

Little fella got a big gas tank

If Pootie roll on by,
and you down low try 
to pump a fake cry
Mac gonna give a mean honk

A huge sphincter toot,
that’s gut fuel premium rank
Guaranteed to stop all the traffic noise
of rumor-for-hire...Read More
Categories: funny, humorous, identity, truth,
Form: Light Verse