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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.

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Speaking of Eve
Her voice is like velvet petals Hidden amongst the lilies, Wearing her heart on her face Held in tranquil hands grace, Red birds welcome her presence As the snake of eloquence Guides her to burn to write In spite of the elements...Read More
Categories: poetess, poetry, self,
Form: Quatrain

Crazy Heart
It's a sorry mind That falls from the sky Upside down and half blind, Bleary eyes tell tears Not where to go but why, How they came to be here. Being from a rental shelter, Habitations made with cubes All stacked row by...Read More
Categories: life, poetess, poverty, self,
Form: Rhyme
No Right Answers
Every time I think I understand the world I find that I am sadly mistaken Truths are never fully validated And for every truth refuted My doubt, my skepticism grows Losing trust in the world around me Losing the ability to...Read More
Categories: dark, self, truth,
Form: Free verse
Lo, Boy
Lo boy, this day—where finds thee? Lo boy, what binds thee to? Lo boy, which path doth call thee, to that still and quiet room? Lo boy, what temple draws thee from, or to, some distant stay? Lo boy, what muse...Read More
Categories: self, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On the Trail Prelude Dream I
I lay so seemingly far away from here In the sleeping bag of my dreams Where ever do I come from Going exactly where, I wonder Especially seeing nothing... is As was thought it to be seen. Chilled, wrapped in safety...Read More
Categories: self, adventure, dream, imagination, night,
Form: Free verse

Recognizing myself this inner world, that is responsible for all my thoughts, emotions, and feelings, that arises unexpectedly. I close my eyes observing these sensations, which has come over me. Silently still until the last of...Read More
Categories: self, body, emotions, heart, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Token
Flight from the cities excerpts from my hearts of hope my best memories keeper of the forever flame before the ancient Green mile ...Read More
Categories: self, desire, extended metaphor, history,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Self Reflections
SELF REFLECTIONS These are poems about mirrors, images, self-image, reflections and self-reflection. How do we see ourselves differently than other people see us? Why do our impressions of ourselves sometimes end up like so much shattered...Read More
Categories: self, identity, image, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member keys of a locked life
quarantine questions washy world wilts on waiting confusion chaos keys of locked strife life staying inside my soul drifts swirls in such sadness outlets are opaque my soul slips as a balloon reaching my sky mind cloudiness covers thoughts teasing as wild wind...Read More
Categories: self, anxiety, community, corruption, imagination,
Form: Senryu
I am sorry to disappoint you I could be anything you expect me to be But you have a better chance to stop the war inside you Than to try diminish my own personality There's a saying that say's "Misery...Read More
Categories: africa, character, self,
Form: Free verse
Reflections Of Self
If a genius chooses not to embrace his gift, will he live to endure deeper pain If an artist doesn’t strive to create and unfold, will she die in a chasm of chains If a Prophet loses faith and...Read More
Categories: self,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Musing on Being Famous or Not
Butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers Wound up famous in a nursery rhyme Plied their trades, were movers and shakers Remembered from a long-forgotten time. If I were famous, would it be for naught, For some...Read More
Categories: fantasy, identity, image, self,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member If I were famous
if I were famous I would be humble spiritual bless might sometimes stumble but never crumble all glory is His I have to be true to myself, I do. are we not all famous for all our accounts in society, treating all with respect...Read More
Categories: self,
Form: Free verse
Life Is Not Fair But God Is
Fairness! what does it mean? free from bias or injustice can one be that every time? one's bias makes another disgusted God's promises are true and sure no matter how we may feel at the time for He sees the end...Read More
Categories: god, peace, prayer, self,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I am
I am brave I am grounded I am humbled I am But one With everything ...Read More
Categories: self,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of 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.

Definition | What is Self in Poetry?