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Self Poems

Read wonderful self poetry on the following sub-topics: acceptance, confidence, dear, determination, esteem, future, harm, hate, identity, inner, love, note to, personality, reflection, sacrifice, worth, and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Purpose Chaya Lg Tanka self, creation, dream, fate, future,
Copycat george seal Light Verse butterfly, self, sunshine,
Unto You Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme self, truth,
Premium Member Poem There is a Hammer on my Keyboard Caren Krutsinger Free verse self,
Premium Member Poem A New Store In Town Caren Krutsinger Free verse self, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Don't Push Me Any Longer robin davis Rhyme anger, growth, self, strength,
Premium Member Poem She Broke Free of her Chain Caren Krutsinger Ballad self, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem OUT AND ABOUT Line Gauthier Free verse self, adventure, age, beauty, change,
Premium Member Poem Eat Your Heart Out - 21 Maureen McGreavy Free verse love hurts, self,
Self Piercing Words Narrative deep, identity, life, self,
Doubt Senryu Paul Callus Senryu anxiety, self,
Premium Member Poem Therapy Judy Dunbar Rhyme self, angst, anxiety, lonely, pain,
That Woman Brenda Chiri Rhyme life, sad, self,
Premium Member Poem I Can Feel My Bliss Caren Krutsinger Blank verse image, self,
Almost kim Debolt I do not know? beauty, journey, self, truth,
Premium Member Poem Cleanse Chantelle Anne Cooke Monorhyme appreciation, love, self,
Have Always Been Myself Marissa Faries Free verse self, character, growing up, identity,
Love Richard Restak stephen crenshaw Narrative self, 12th grade, 6th grade,
Crystals in my Pocket Crystal Toureene Rhyme change, garden, self, spiritual,
Premium Member Poem Amphibian Me Caren Krutsinger Free verse perspective, self,
Premium Member Poem Broken Pieces of My Soul Caren Krutsinger Free verse self, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Just Believe In Yourself M. L. Kiser Acrostic self, appreciation, confidence, courage, faith,
Premium Member Poem Boxing Myself Into A Corner Caren Krutsinger Free verse self, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Thinking M. L. Kiser Diminished Hexaverse self, feelings, how i feel,
Premium Member Poem San Francisco Shows Me Myself Caren Krutsinger Light Verse age, self,
Premium Member Poem Just Your Man John Crowe Rhyme self, anger, cool, husband, hyperbole,
I GAVE IT A TRY Daniel Koria I do not know? self, simple,
Premium Member Poem Strength Edward Ibeh Acrostic inspirational, poetry, self, strength,
I am mine, I am my own Kudzai Mhangwa Free verse appreciation, self,
Identity Lost Harrison Waiters I do not know? self, angst, conflict, depression, emotions,
now I am MAHTAB BANGALEE Free verse how i feel, self,
Never Say Die Taina Rodriguez Free verse self, angst, anxiety, confidence, courage,
Better We Live Better We Try Kenneth Alexander Rhyme Royal self, addiction, africa, confusion, culture,
THE FOCUS SONG Cortez Maurell Lewis Ballad self, appreciation, clothes, confidence, identity,
Shaky Jakob Towell Rhyme self, beautiful, courage, emotions, feelings,
Break through Sonali Thakur Free verse depression, encouraging, power, self,
He Never Did Mind Victoria Lucas I do not know? childhood, corruption, self,
BRIYAH Brian Pierre-Alexander Free verse self, identity, image, inspiration, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem Seven Pieces of Me Sheri Fresonke Harper Free verse self, appreciation, destiny, fire, recovery
Premium Member Poem Being Ones self Tom Wright Lyric identity, self,
Euphoric Deliverance Provokes Deft Writer matthew harris Free verse self, art, community, dedication, humanity,
at one - undone Kelli Hall Free verse self, depression, how i feel,
Reflexive Reflective Introspection Christopher Goss Free verse imagination, introspection, self,
No More Troy Toney Rhyme self, confidence, conflict, encouraging, how
Facade Jackie Chou Free verse psychological, self,
Premium Member Poem LIVING IN HARMONY Demetrios Trifiatis Epigram happy, life, self,
Premium Member Poem THE IMPEDIMENT Demetrios Trifiatis Epigram happiness, life, self,
Premium Member Poem Mirror Mirror Laura Hay Rhyme age, self,
Reflection Byron Kaya Free verse introspection, mirror, philosophy, self,
Premium Member Poem Your Answers Are Yours Alone Caren Krutsinger Free verse self, inspiration, inspirational, inspirational love,

About This Page

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

Self Poem Example

As I Stand Here Waiting

The world keeps spinning on,
but I wish it could go backward instead.
Who have I become, where have I gone?
I don't even know what goes on inside my own head.
I am not this person I have become,
I never was and thought I never would be.
This is someone else,
This is not me.

My priorities have shifted,
I value things that once meant very little.
I search for things to fill the gap,
but only find things that are noncommittal.
Happiness in one night packages,
is what fills my life now.
I'm not sure why,
I'm not sure how.

I want more,
but do I deserve it?
This battle is repeated inside my head,
but I will never truly admit it.
I know I could do more
I know I could be greater.
But in my own head,
I am a master debater.

I'm so afraid of failing,
that while I hide that's exactly what I'm doing.
I have so many hopes and dreams,
but are any of them even worth pursuing?
What if I fall flat on my face?
In front of everyone I know and love?
But then again I could be better than I expect,
go beyond and above.

You never know what the future holds,
only what has happened in the past.
In order to make your future what you want,
you better live in the present while it lasts.
Seize each day,
and do what makes you happy.
For no one can see what lays ahead,
whether it be great or crappy.
I may not know who I have become,
but I do know who I want to be.
I want to be present in my life,
no more being an absentee.
The past is the past,
and the future lays before us.
The old me,
I will repossess.

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