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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.
S -Stewards
S Stewards Stand guard Secure in place Serving as loyal soldiers Selfish souls like weeds wither April 4, 2022 New form called, alphoppet...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, self, soulmate,
Form: Verse

No Regrets
You wanted to have me as your girlfriend Knowing that I was saving my body For the man should I one day wed I am fifty-six years old now And still never been married But I continue to believe it’s...Read More
Categories: self, body, dream, for him,
Form: Free verse
60 degrees of separation
So many good acquaintances-- I wish I could get to know Alas, we're kept apart-- cuz I made them think I'm too weird, though :( ...Read More
Categories: self, feelings, friendship, loneliness, lonely,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Accepting Me
There are moments when l feel l don’t belong Not singing in tune to the right song Not dancing in time to the right beat Not walking straight with my two left feet When younger it bothered me Thought someone...Read More
Categories: character, self,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poetry A Safe Place
Theres is a freedom in writing poetry A freedom to share of matters of the heart To be honest and open without judgement For me anonymity plays its part I find it easier and therapeutic at times To write my...Read More
Categories: freedom, poetry, self,
Form: Rhyme

Unwritten absence
I see it right there, the subtle changes, As you tuck those toes underneath your tights, Fighting behind silences and sickening sunrises, Contain yourself, you might cross a fire you can’t outcry, I can hardly...Read More
Categories: self, absence, dark, lost, mental
Form: Free verse
But the truth is someday I will actually finally find The entirety of who I have always been in my mind, As my spirit finally becomes one with life's big wind....Read More
Categories: identity, self,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member Shadows
Written 22 September 2023 For : No. 1242 New Poem Only Poetry Contest Sponsored by Brian Strand ...Read More
Categories: imagination, self, surreal,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Nostalgia and Regret
Way back when I was a cager cager = basketball...Read More
Categories: growth, nostalgia, sad, self,
Form: Couplet
I began faking a smile at 10 Although I never cried in front of others, I stopped showing all feelings By age 12 my friend began self harm Thinking about it was as far as I ever got To...Read More
Categories: self, abuse, anxiety, fear, innocence,
Form: Free verse
Oh, Great Father of all I come before you in awe My heart tainted between your laws Let me repent and do you no wrong...Read More
Categories: forgiveness, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wanderling's Reflection
You wake up, leaving me alone Are you now wise enough to see? Twice I trod young, towards far western climes Twice, the change capturing naive heart. Then I camped in wild Mountain’s high Desert floors and...Read More
Categories: self, adventure, engagement, freedom, journey,
Form: Free verse
Dialogue Between Thunder and the Lamb Part 2
"I am the wisdom of Greeks I am the gnosis of the savage barbarians I am the shrewdness of Greeks I am the prudence of the lawless barbarians I am despised everywhere I am loved...Read More
Categories: self, i am, identity, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Nothing to sell
They thought it strange he wanted to love others They thought it out of character. What is he up to? What is he covering up? Beyond expectation, his transformation, an aberration? What was left behind is too high...Read More
Categories: identity, self, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
You make me a small land using body Providing peace and hiding privacy My heart thus stretches with relaxation And quietly tasting your strong fragrance As holy and sweet as pure honey You define me as being...Read More
Categories: self, feelings, flower, life, men,
Form: Rhyme

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?