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Self Poems

Personal poetry about the way you feel about yourself

This area is for personal poetry: poems about yourself and your feelings about who you are. Poems here focus on identity, ego, self confidence, insecurities and personality. For readers it's a chance to get to know the poet better and for writers it's an opportunity to analyse themselves by poetic means. The self poems category encourages the poet to lay themselves bare for all to read about, it can be both a frightening and empowering experience.
Published on 30th January 2015 6:40am
Written by Narocia Volkov Narocia
Days go by and I barely notice them.
I go through life as anyone else would
And accomplish my duties.

I wait for the day where I can be free
Escape the confines of work and just relax.
So I can do what I want to do,
So I can do what I can do well and have fun and live life at its fullest.

Days go by and I barely notice them.
I wonder when I can be free.
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Published on 30th January 2015 6:26am
Written by sArAhMaE Juliet_Disguised


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Published on 30th January 2015 5:31am
Written by Mixed_withEarth
Keeping the fire going
warm and full of light
life brings a chill
the coldest winter I ever felt
With the fire dying out
And the light fading to black
I blew on the embers
Keeping the illusion burning
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Published on 30th January 2015 5:20am
Written by mattpiskorowski
Staring off into the nothingness that surrounds.
Alone in my head.
Boredom and loneliness occupy these grounds.
All socializing dead.
Restless and eager to scratch my way out.
Seclusion consumes.
Fortified and walled off from any route.
A confined existence blooms.
Connections and relations completely fade.
Everything torn.
Lost and confused I feel unmade.
Resentments are born.
Pleading and screaming for a purpose at hand.
Words unanswered.
Wondering and pondering what's in for me.
The mind tortured.
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Published on 30th January 2015 4:54am
Written by The_Crone
Staring at a blank screen
I find it offensive
Forcing unresponsive words
Gives me a migraine
I must be out of favor with the Muses

My talent for coherence
Seems to have abandoned me
Gone to greener pastures
Left no forwarding address
Probably just as well

Practicality got a stranglehold
Choked the flow poetry
Distractions chew on the corners of my brain
Scattering my wits in their wake
I wonder if I will ever make the pen my sword again
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Published on 30th January 2015 3:55am
Written by Robb GraveyardBard

Before I die, take me to the grove by the
creek. Prop me up against one of those
fossil oaks with more rings than I have
years, with the sun pressing shady layers of
leafs through perforations in the treetops. And the
deer will rear their heads, my caring company
wide-eyed beneath gnarled wicker horns, listening
to the peaks and valleys in my now-dissonant hum.
When Death comes, He will find me capable. I'll have
him tie up His horse where it can graze and I'll
sing a song to Him. He'll tell me the secrets of the ...
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Published on 30th January 2015 2:24am
Written by jmerrick73
All i have is the memories of the past.
Everybody hates me.
I wish they didn't hate me.
Hate is highly contagious.
They say family is the most important thing in life.
My past deeds have driven my family away & out of my life.
I have begged for their forgiveness,
and they refuse to show mercy.
To forgive me.
Forgive Larry isn't on their minds.
Everybody.......oh forget it.
This has to stop.
I HAVE LET DOWN MYSELF!!!
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Published on 30th January 2015 2:10am
Written by Minerva TheGoddessMinerva
do not think of me as someone
who will easily give up
we have established that i am
a force to be reckoned with
but i will not sit idol
and twiddle my thumbs
just waiting

i take care of myself
and my own
i will only be toyed with
for so long before i decide
enough is enough
so whatís it going to be?








(donít believe everything you read,
somethings might be exaggerated.)
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Published on 30th January 2015 1:20am
Written by Clint Avery Ace_Avery
The booze and the blackouts
brought on by the bitter
taste in my mouth
from the blood
on the lip
of every chipped
bottle,
has made me
no Saint,
rather a bit more
human
than I used to be.
A great writer
once said that a poet
can never write
in peace,
and I believe that
to be true,
because every time I pick up
my pen,
I feel this sickness
rooted like a rotten tree
deep in my gut,
knowing that I've become this
time and time again,
just so that I might write
a few words down
that...
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Published on 30th January 2015 1:10am
Written by KittyFromHell
I'm a twisting metal vine
Amongst this broken lattice
Rusty thorns scratching
Scattered parables
In old withering wood
That one day will fade
Like all else
Wick leaves rustling softly
Dancing in the wind
Freely as a tethered dog
Caterpillar bitten holes
Silently protest
Their lack of filling
As the sun rises and falls
Only when the leaves snap
And flutter to the ground
Like a butterfly with a broken wing
Only then is it dust to dust
Just as it should be
In...
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 29th January 2015 10:15pm
Written by Frank_Lee
Eyes so sore,
dry from being open.
Mind is screams from its core,
stop this cortex in constant motion
and let my tired body finally rest.
But I canít stop my head
from spinning and turning
and my heart pounding from my chest.
Every thought and every memory
flooding my brain simultaneously,
firing synapses causing lapses
in my ever shrinking sanity,
falling into madness
nothing makes sense,
as muscles go into spasm
and my body goes tense.
Now 48 hours approaching
since I last closed my eyes,
feeling like I am decomposing,...
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Published on 29th January 2015 9:26pm
Written by David_Macleod
A thought bulldozes its way in to my head
It bounces around inside, I get a feeling of dread
My palms start to feel sweaty, my fingers start to shake
I hear the pulse inside my head, my shoulders start to quake
My breathing starts to quicken, an ache in every breath
My brain starts to question, is this life or death?
I feel it hard to move, Iím rooted to the spot
Panic starts to grip me, my sight begins to fade
I feel Iím going to pass out, my nerves completely frayed
Iím not afraid of spiders and not afraid of snakes
Iím not...
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Published on 29th January 2015 8:41pm
Written by The_Enigma
I lie here, , a mere silhouette † - a fragile existence †, †my moral compass in tact , my heart beating profoundly - up until the †moment when the magic in this world seems to mist beyond my eyes like a foul dust, my heart begins to thump in a heavy and distorted way , - my eyes close and i dream of you, my hopes blowing away with this icy wind, that seems to turn me cold, my feelings to cease and plummet into a distant and eerie world †...
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Published on 29th January 2015 5:30pm
Written by TNR
Very awkward. Me against the grain...must remain rejected, disjointed... plot holes.I †guess my memorys selective..Spelling errors detected, I'm not sorry...guess I put forth no effort...Headaches you should expect them...I recommend 2 excedrine, do you dare to spend seconds trying to understand a strangers perspective? Buzzed behind the scenes, an empty flask helps me to some degree type out my dreams... What hides inbetween? Reality and an apparent pre-schizophrenic who partially intrigues.. My free writing disease unleashed upon those curious to read. Wield the power to move eyes away from...
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Published on 29th January 2015 4:21pm
Written by jemac
her mind sees white †
the cold drifts hanging †
over her windswept den
icy curtains †
thick curving frozen †
blankets †

her mind sees white †
even when she closes †
her lids against †
the cold encroaching †
stillness †
of night †

her mind sees white †
as she curls into †
a cloud of fluff
holding onto whatever †
warmth is left †
her tail covering her muzzle
her own breath †
keeping her warm

she sees only white †
as her...
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Published on 29th January 2015 4:00pm
Written by chowmaster
Hang in there, dead friend
Things are tough right now
You may feel lonely and lost
Your heart has been broken a few times
Which is the toughest pain of them all
I know you give all of yourself
Not because you think its right
But rather because it is what you want
And falling hurts
But the ground you hit is understanding
Feel the sadness.
Cry.
But only until you are done.
You are fertile for change
Take advantage of that
Express yourself in creative ways
Discover that friend again
Listen to your thoughts
But not too...
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Published on 29th January 2015 2:33pm
Written by Donnie Darko Romantic_Head
Today I sit down to write poems
to fill all the pages in the world
to bridge the gap between the lines
to give a soul tribute to my beloved

today, words are shorter, greater am I
today my mind is craving for her eye
when in the dark room, her smell felt
now there is nothing aside the
darkness in the room
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Published on 29th January 2015 11:56am
Written by mkhizenkosingiphil
Not knowing all these years what I was doing
Not even remembering what was like since the beginning,
Sometimes I simple wake-up and wait for day ending!
Not even knowing a reason for living,
What a strange feeling
I see things that are not there...
Things that were never meant to be there
From malice I see tenderness
From crowd I see loneliness,
From miserable I see happiness
From future I see my past,
I see myself getting lost.
Itís a strange feeling at most
Perhaps sometimes I wish for things impossible to get
For instance I wish I was...
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Published on 29th January 2015 10:33am
Written by Minerva TheGoddessMinerva
do not tell me what can and cannot be done.
i will prove you wrong
every single time
self-fulfilling prophecy they say
no matter the words you offer,
i will do the opposite
so think cleverly before issuing forth
commands

it was injected into me at birth,
this desire to prove wrong,
and no matter how many times
i try to ignore it,
my actions always bend to whatever you say
in the opposite direction

i wish i was different
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Published on 29th January 2015 6:36am
Written by LionheartedLeo
Like a caged lion i am
trapped in my own meager existence
i long for thrills and excitement
but am only met by the cage bars in my way
of unbreakable steel and locked from the outside
i am helpless despite my strong wills
left to do nothing but to press my paws to the bars and gaze into the outside
i pace to the left
i see glorious city lights
and the welcoming arms of people who love me
i pace to right
breathtaking mountains
but what is a mountain view masked by cold steel
both left and right are the same direction
out...
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