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Self Poems

Self Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about self. This list of self poems is composed of the works of modern poets on 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.

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Why didn't you care
Words hurt 
They can trip me up
Whilst leaving me to
Pick up the last of 
My pride
Over time I have become
Used to the hatred and
To the lies
But that doesn’t mean 
That I wasn’t still 
Affected by them
Once these words were said
I...Read More
Categories: self, hate, hurt,
Form: Free verse

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I see you
behind your mask
protecting all your marks

(LadyLabyrinth/ 2020)

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Categories: freedom, love, self,
Form: Free verse
Blind Eyes and Deaf Disciples
blind minions do not hear
deaf disciples cannot see
callous subzero frozen feelings 
breed gibberish and jarring jubilee 

this bloody self-declared one-eyed messiah
rode to town astride a pompous ass
belching barking oratory
for an aimless lower class

a starry-eyed astrologer
alchemist extraordinaire
summoned shrouded quatrains
revealing he baffles...Read More
Categories: self, political, society,
Form: Rhyme
Elusive pursuit endeavoring to craft a great poem
I confess, no deliberate intent, yet often wonder
what spurs me to nudge, goad, coax, et cetera
despite modesty regarding
ably linkedin words for others to ponder
more often than not experiencing nonresponder.

Without lofty literary ambitions,
more so stream of consciousness abandonment
yours truly rests content
to...Read More
Categories: self, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, education,
Form: Free verse
His Masterpiece
I was born
A diamond in the rough
I am poetry in motion
Riddled with imperfections but
Flawlessly and wonderfully made
In the eyes of our Master,
A piece made in His likeness.
How I came to be
Dates back to the beginning
Of an eternity.
I have coarse hair
Like...Read More
Categories: self, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 7th
Form: Free verse


Remember when you were a wee thing in elementary school?
Just learning to count,the ABC's and the Golden Rule?

Then along came Valentine's Day, cake and oh, that yummy candy.
Exchanging cards was fun and just delightfully dandy.

But and your friend, sadly,...Read More
Categories: self, feelings, poetry, poets,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A place for morose
It’s time to put aside my pen and pout awhile.
Forty years of dreams squashed like a beer can
under the wheel of a wild vintage car.

It’s time to sulk, to bathe myself in self-hatred.
Brooding on my past failures to create,
a box...Read More
Categories: self, anxiety, longing,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Ask This of Yourself
Does the butterfly dream of (or gravitate more) to the form
That emerges from silk (spun cocoons)? Does the mist
Of a waterfall know it births rainbows, sense honor in fall?
Though it plummets scant inches or thousands of feet,
Does it know it...Read More
Categories: self, journey, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Colonel Orenthal Thaddeus Simpson

Colonel Orenthal Thaddeus Simpson

A gentleman of confidence and ambition, whose impression superimposed upon the common folk, a speech concerning absolute existence and the result of it. A self-built and well-constructed plane is valueless if it is without an engine, wings...Read More
Categories: self, allegory, future, humanity, meaningful,
Form: Narrative
It is Called Love
It split you apart
You bled free tears to rejoice
You discovered words in your heart
You found a new self and a devout voice

It slit you in half
It took away your weakness
Superseded it with new wings of life
To fly you to where...Read More
Categories: self, addiction, lonely, longing, lost love, love, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reach For The Stars
Reach For The Stars

Life is short,
so dream big and reach for the stars
because nothing is impossible for the dreaming hearts,
take risks, be courageous, and wander on you dreamers
for sky is the limit even for you non-believers,
remember life is fleeting
and can...Read More
Categories: self, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Collective courage
The year was sixteen-sixty-four
A comet crossed the sky,
And Londoners looked on in fear
Convinced the end was nigh.

The streets which once were paved with gold
Were now awash with waste,
A swarm of flies and plague of rats
Foretold the death they faced.

And so...Read More
Categories: self, community, courage, death,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sad Times
He demands and he growls
my chest grows cold and quiet
I struggle for the words
I hear the sounds of my breathing
the swish of air in, then deeper downward shush
my chest moves more deeply 

I am afraid of his anger, sharp snapping...Read More
Categories: self, anxiety, heartbreak, sad love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A FAMILY
A family 
by blood
and some 
 of blood, 
but a family 
of love 

A family 
that lifts 
with truth

A family 
that always
by your side
no matter
if the sea
is calm 
torrent waves.

1/13/2020...Read More
Categories: self, family, friend,
Form: Free verse
resurfacing self doubt
recurring negative 
self talk emerging 
once again after 
being buried for 
so long within 
the recesses of 
the subconscious mind 
...Read More
Categories: self, memory,
Form: Lyric
       scintillating self asserted
           image depicted
in strange visages
        ...Read More
Categories: self, inspiration,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Love Is Elastic

The shock of betrayal
and the bewilderment of love lost
leaves you angry with the whole world.
But forgiveness is a part of love,
a truth gleaned from years of experience.
Love is elastic;
stretching to encompass friends and family
love leaves plenty of room for self.
The...Read More
Categories: self, 10th grade, anxiety, betrayal, emotions, feelings, lost
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Mirrored War Room

"The Mirrored War Room"

We are all mirrors
cloned reflections

The Key of Life

Inside Woman

Womb eternal
Fallopian armed

for Love and War
left and right

Inside Woman

past into future

through other worldly 

The Key of Life

Inside Woman

The pain of childbirth
a small cross to bear

Soul transported
from the...Read More
Categories: birth, i am, image, life, self, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sorrows Of The Moors
Earth holds close all memory for us
Wade in the heathlands mourning moor
Sniff the stench of ten thousand bodies
In the sorrows sense the weight of the mire
Lost for fools wants forever in the dire
No more glory days left to shine
Only reekish...Read More
Categories: abortion, courage, hope, humanity, memory, self, sorry,
Form: Free verse
Heal from the earthd
Do you ever just dance to the rythm of your heart,
Or whisper messages to loved ones through the wind when apart.
Do you ever stop to look at what the earth has to share,
Or are the stereotypes to important to upkeep...Read More
Categories: beautiful, blessing, earth, health, lost, nature, self,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Purpose

We assign a purpose
But there is a cost..
With said purpose
We narrow our focus
Consult a few maps
Confine our freedom
Acknowledge a self..
Is blindfolded as we
Create our world of

Going  for a walk... (?)
...Read More
Categories: self, i am, silence, stress,
Form: Blitz
Lost and Found
birth begot obsidian night
myself grew blind to dawning light
eclipse shrouded and buried sight
twilight descended ushering spite

terror resides inside as guilt
behind the walls suppression built
crumbling walls fall the tables' tilt
foundations fallen are not rebuilt 

challenges to climb are stepping-stones
conquered peaks strengthen...Read More
Categories: self, life,
Form: Rhyme
The semi-trailer sits at the farm,
a gift from your dad,
holding everything we own,
except some of our clothes,
and that of our sons,
and Pampers.
Homeless, my pride beaten down,
humility or is it humiliation, it’s master.
Your pride is not a self-consuming
passion, the first of...Read More
Categories: self, devotion, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chalk And Cheese
Once there were two sisters named
Chalk and Cheese.
Long ago, Cheese was blamed,
Without reprise,
For a theft Chalk had committed.
Cheese, innocent, was soundly whipped -
Stealing could not be permitted,
In the bud it must be nipped.
Meanwhile Chalk, racked with guilt,
Slunk like a mongrel...Read More
Categories: self, allegory, allusion, childhood, family, home, sister,
Form: Narrative
Lift Every Voice
Lift ev'ry voice and cry
While all our children die
Raise up the deaf'ning sigh of misery
Let all the people hear
With ever-sharpened ear
How we have lost our dignity and pride
Long ago, we had community others desired
Long ago, we had prosperity to be...Read More
Categories: self, black african american, death,
Form: Quintain (English)

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