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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 7th July 2015 3:12pm
Written by Maenad
This path was different from the last time I took it. When was that? I didn't remember and deemed the question irrelevant to current events and brushed it aside like a fly. I was lost and totally unconcerned... as if there was no consequence.
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Published on 7th July 2015 11:26am
Written by feenixfiles
Let me tell you the story of how it all begun
The very one that tells how I became undone
Come closer and listen carefully under my spell
As I begin to archive all that I can finally tell
It starts as everyone always does Öonce apon a time
And while I cant promise that itís all gonna rhyme
But here we go down that trodden path, broken line
That ends with all the secrets I reveal that are mine
Ok lets finally begin, Iíll stall no more
But be aware of what I have in stall
Itís the stuff that make legends lore
And more and more youíll implore...
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Published on 7th July 2015 8:52am
Written by The-missing
Love
Why did you turn me into your yesterday
Decide that I should be set aside

I will be so lonely without you
I need your love to get me through
Another day

Love
Can you extinguish my flame so easily
Leave me in eternal darkness

Love
I am such a mess
Distress my only Ali
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Published on 7th July 2015 7:43am
Written by oskar
Great American Literature
Our book shelf groaned under the weight
of American Literature and my mother was
principally a communist.
An American Tragedy I read at fourteen,
and my fascination with A bridge over San Louis Ray
was endless, and so it went on.
I joined the youth wing of the communist party
of Norway, it lasted a month, they kicked me out
I knew too much to be useful.
The plight of the poor concern me I bristle when
seeing injustice in short I will fling my arms around
a horse that is about to be flogged yet one doesn`t...
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Published on 7th July 2015 4:46am
Written by jmerrick73
I feel death has consumed me completely.
In this life i will never be happy.
Too much crazy,psychotic circumstances have consumed my soul.
I see no future.
I see only my past and all the hurt it has brought to others.
I have continually let down all i loved and all who loved me.
I now am just waiting for my date with death.
I am waiting to meet my maker.
When the lord is ready for me,i shall go.
End of story.............for now!
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Published on 7th July 2015 2:49am
Written by Billy Paige BillyScribePaige
I don't have the words anymore, I've used them all and where did that get me.
You know when you wring a wet cloth and then in just an instance there's no more water coming from it.
Its still wet but to get that water you need to wring it a bit harder.
Sometimes I think of leaving this whole poetry thing and going into simpler things like collecting stickers or just drawing.
Can't I wake up one day and see a bird then think to myself 'I should draw that' instead of thinking 'if only I could fly away from it all.'
But then again, I'm too young and naive...
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Published on 7th July 2015 00:02am
Written by Michael Anderson Shine_of_Darkness

No manís an island, this much I confess,
Knowing, even so, how it must be.
Slowly shrinking unto a nothingness,
Eroding throughout eternity.
My love, my ocean, august and erect
I have stood watch for you over time.
But Time, itself, having fallen suspect
With a flattened tone off the chime,
Awards no semblance of stature once held,
But instead withers away resolve.
Till the deepest of fears and last of hopes meld,
And I daily watch myself dissolve.
The winds, once gentle, now all seem to chill.
In sunlight, thereís still...
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Published on 6th July 2015 10:38pm
Written by jemac
when she has no words
she will not let you see
how fragile she can be
her heart wrenched
in all different directions
but she can no longer stay
where she is
she can't afford to live
here, what has been her home
for 35 years
like a carpet wrenched
from under her feet
she must not let the fall
break her stride
the clock is ticking
she must figure out what
her future holds
clutched in the palm of her hand
a fragile bouquet
she must relinquish to
the demands society
expects
give into it...
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Published on 6th July 2015 10:21pm
Written by Abigail1980


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Published on 6th July 2015 8:39pm
Written by sammy4444
There is a memory I am missing
From when I was not quite one
Of hot grease stains spilling and spreading,
Working their way to the bone,
Leaving necrosis and the smell of burnt baby skin,
I assume there was wailing and heartbreaking moans,
Marred tissue and my brotherís casual teenage confession
Are really the only reason I even know.
The scars still stretch, getting larger as I grow.
I'll always remember how my heart pounded,
Aspirating into my throat
As the door swung open, a man's voice behind it,
Like rusty hinges screaming down...
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 6th July 2015 6:45pm
Written by Kribb88
In a crowded room of blurred faces and drowned sounds
Detached from the their incessant ramblings
Lost in an abyss of absolute desolation
Disguised by a mask of smiles

With powerless screams that no one can hear
Exuberance fading in the fight for relief
Suffocating in thoughts that fogs the now
Using analgesic games to mask the defeat

The lies of optimism mocking the pain
Leaving a crushed soul apathetic to life
Unwanted memories and tainted dreams
Death escapes the torment of being
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Published on 6th July 2015 4:13pm
Written by Snow EternalSnow
You never expect a lose that would take another pice of your heart again.
to watch your loved ones cry around you as you look upon a sleeping body
neatly dressed and adorned with flowers †around them and a peaceful look on their face.
you cant help but smile knowing their in abetter place, yet your heart is heavy knowing that one of the few word's you last got to say was
" I'll see you again soon, I love you " you never saw it coming hitting you like a knife in the chest. you look on line and you see their picture saying that they where dead., tear's roll down your cheek...
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Published on 6th July 2015 1:08pm
Written by rainyday
You canít give me
Whatís already mine
My choices and decisions
Not yours to control

Let me go, space and all
Yours suffering not mine to handle
You didnít have doesnít mean
I canít too, my freedom

You canít give me
Whatís already mine
Express me, my desires
My chances of who I want
 
You are past but I am your future
You ruined yours but Let me have mine


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Published on 6th July 2015 11:14am
Written by WhatAboutMe
I think I am a cutter,
Not physically, I mean.
My self destructive tendencies
Leave scars that can't be seen.

When everything is heaven
And things are going well,
It's a sure fire bet I'll ruin it
And all will turn to hell.

I fear that I am losing it;
The Black Dog's grip is strong
Things just can't keep on like this
I know it won't be long.

The jaws of gloom grow tighter
And even though I try,
The only escape left to me
Is actually to die...........
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Published on 6th July 2015 10:42am
Written by The-missing
Your not my friend
You don't understand me at all
Like so many others before you
I thought you were different
But your not

People are shallow

You leave me wanting

We are as far apart

As the countries we live in
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Published on 6th July 2015 9:39am
Written by darksighs



I am daughter, eldest and heir
chagrined into darker winds.
Clear burdens float awash, un-sinned.
Maker whispers me.. "just blend"..

Primed drops pool, undulate fresh fell
shed jewels unto chilled sky..
Maker gifts thorny world my swell,
orbs soak earth in endless cry.

As eldest allows no weakness-
"Douse it only if justified."
Standing tall proud retainer
to a crown abhorred, am I.
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Published on 6th July 2015 8:40am
Written by closram25
When your father tells you
you ain't shit, that gets
you thinking about everything
you been through, smoking
for a year or two I ask
myself what I got into.
The self-hatred and hatred
that spews in my mind
got me thinking like he's
right, I'm an eighteen year
old piece of shit with no
job addicted to smoking
who needs to accept the
faggot in the mirror who's
repugnant and needs to
kill himself but I'm not
done with you, you act
like you're important
but truth is your body
fucking hates you, you
got a bunch of...
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Published on 6th July 2015 5:59am
Written by nihilistcumdragon
*Content warning for mention of self harm*
Every night is the same.
There's plenty to blame.
It all goes back to my depression.
I'm traumatized by the act of letting go
of someone
I could have spent my night with,
even the rest of my life with
They were that kind of impressionable lover
Don't even have to say the "lover"
I can't go to sleep
because I see their laugh in the trees
and the scene's so familiar
when I'm on my knees
trying to hold back from...
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Published on 6th July 2015 5:47am
Written by Utmakalitho Petragammata LunaObscura
My blood covers the ground where green things grow
The seeds of the earth put to shame the sword in my own mouth
'Cause I've been holding my tongue but my fingers weren't running
Before I let go and grabbed the wrong flower in anguish
...But baby, I walk looking for poison!
They never told me the breath of life could be a steel breeze
Yeah, I was building a tomb here
Started with the walls, now down to the grave
But now I'm reading the header and don't know that name
Ran my fingers to blood and bone, no, I don't feel the same ...
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Published on 6th July 2015 4:19am
Written by These Watery Eyes Gnashville
I felt your spirit leave my body that night,
And I knew for all my worth that you were
never to return to the fold,
Never again the binding ghost,
Pervadingly tacit, lust forthright.
A troubled appendage released from time,
Eight bells sounding, thus noontide,
Spectral in its promises,
Came to meet us violently,
Spilling forth like so many lakes
upon a canvas already wet with rain.
And waters receding, shore exposed,
I found myself a single breath,
Sputtered and sallow, pale like death,
Anchored tightly to yestern thought,...
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