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Self Poems | Examples of Self Poetry

Self Poems - Examples of all types of self poetry to share and read. This list of self poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of self poetry. This list of works about self is an excellent resource for examples on how to write self poems.
Premium Member It Is Just Soup
In the unquiet chamber of a kitchen, where brittle leaves of thyme and sage sway in unison, to the hot hum of convection crooning softly from a stove of iron. The guests hang waiting, by turns, for their...Read More
Categories: care, food, self, solitude,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Leonine
While looking up into the blackness; past this now leafless canopy Fires are simply burning; within their own realms of infinity Wonderous twinkling is intertwined in the branches repeatedly It is hard to believe this basic beauty gave...Read More
Categories: self, analogy, confidence, courage, emotions,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Until It Is Not
I am sorry I'm not more exciting. I meant to be for you, an adventurer with mountaintop stories, or someone with a limp hinting at a life starting with the gift of an early struggle. My presence is a bland suburb of wanting, anything other than what is in (front of) me, until...Read More
Categories: appreciation, growth, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Enigma
so I, the riddle of my own confoundedness chewing life’s biscuit ...Read More
Categories: self, fun, humorous, introspection, life,
Form: Senryu
They call you a queen Where is your crown? They call you a hero You've got no cape They call you a beauty How can you be called so when you are the beast You are called a victor When you have...Read More
Categories: self, anger, dark, feelings, sad,
Form: Free verse

After much delay And many episodes of going astray Finally, I put them on Now, they're snugly and comfortably fastened Fitted, strapped, and secure are my blinders Spectators and distractions I no longer entertain I'm sure-footed, aligned and I...Read More
Categories: self, confidence, courage, imagery, inspirational,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Beast-like Things with Wings
Beast-like Things with Wings The hour is late But many thoughts I have are stirring Restless, feathered things Flying as far as one can When locked in a cage They long to be free And their incessant screeches Is enough to let me...Read More
Categories: psychological, self,
Form: Free verse
I love drawing. It’s how I express myself. But these drawings, nobody ever saw. Drawings that I hid. I loved drawing, I was good at it too. Getting the angles and lines perfect. But no one thought my art was pretty. But they never...Read More
Categories: emotions, self, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ordinary
Plain jane- nothing special - just ordinary -ME...Read More
Categories: self,
Form: Monoku
Body Divine
In just two weeks I will attain the body divine Eat my greens, attempt a sit up or two... If only I'd lay off reduced aisle wine Replace old habits with a nicotine chew. I should take this...Read More
Categories: self, change, culture, funny, growth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Let Your Soul Be Seen
I cannot see the essence of thee, Yet in thy deepest mystery lies reality. Not with my eyes but with my heart I see, Truth is inside of me. The chaos of this illusionary life is blinding, Yet still unwinding. Within...Read More
Categories: self, creation, heart, life, mystery,
Form: Rhyme
A reflection is a funny thing. No matter how you look at it, it will always look back at you the same. No matter how much you want it to change it never will. You will always be...Read More
Categories: self, destiny, identity, love, me,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Will Be The Better
I Will Be The Better * To have left the world Without making it a better Place for ourselves and Our animal friends, What kind of a life was that? * To have left the world With family and friends Remembering...Read More
Categories: motivation, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Filter By My Consciousness
like steaming water seeps through the openings in the bottom of a colander the wisdom of ages past is filtered by my conscious mind leaving all but a few bits and pieces caught in the process I am...Read More
Categories: creation, god, introspection, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Colored Lens of Life
Things taught black and things taught white When I was young and caged, Became a brilliant-colored quilt When teens rushed through my age. Things swarmed shadowed shades of gray Once I turned middle-aged, Then circled back to black...Read More
Categories: self, growing up, life, moving
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Self Poems

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Definition | What is Self in Poetry?