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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 5th March 2015 5:57pm
Written by Lady Peninnah Nganga peninnah
I am my mother's beautiful daughter and my father's most courageous son.
Don't expect me to apologize if i use my good graces and charming persona to get what i need;Lets face it,great brains and intelligence do not always open doors;
Sometimes a girl need to use what God so freely gave...If you know what i mean.
But again,don't expect me to back out when the going get tough! "It's a men world,baby." My father often tells me. "Be vigilant!Macho and ruthless as well"
Explains why i have so many scars but still breathing;
I don't tap out!
Haha!Call me Ace!...
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Published on 5th March 2015 4:20pm
Written by BlueBeastGirl
I have a thing for tie dye
I love it to be black with black beaded ties
I have a thing for free love
I like to pretend there is no God above
I have big ol' black heart
It's a hippie so it won't rip you apart
I fit into both stereotypes, dear brother
I just don't fit into just one or the other
I love lava lamps with black goo
I like witchy stuff and voodoo
I am the rarest of rare
I hate everyone but wish peace was there
I am dark and I am light
I walk in the day and at night
I love to dance in the sunlight
I love to...
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Published on 5th March 2015 1:37pm
Written by Darktrails
Walk with me down this path
on a trail of agury i will take you
to a place where mind beats in mechanical madness
i am free yet untrue to hands that fed me
the demons within speaks and tells a tale of two
love sprung lads journeys through sands of time
hand in hand they sang and laughed
i watched only to realise, it was me and a long lost love forgotten and dead
the stories to a dream i am willing to share
the answers to this riddle i will carefully make bare
seek not bliss nor comfort from words i speak
for everything i say will be used...
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Published on 5th March 2015 1:01pm
Written by DadaDoggyDannyKozakSaxfn dkzksaxxas_DanielX
((((A typical self-centered,
center-of-self whine.
..a classic waste of poo'try space!))))))
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want'want
t'stay'live'n'lively as somekind
of
Liver
amidst the ever compounding
mamamamamamamamamamaterial hubris'frenzy
[of]
human
ity's run'amok selfself&moreSelf, even'specially
...
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Published on 5th March 2015 8:10am
Written by Miss Chi Chiyo
Washed away my sins
Clogged the drainage for ever
Bad things tend to stay
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Published on 5th March 2015 5:58am
Written by Idryad Grace
the avatar of Grace
a plain Jane indeed
that's just me
without my done face
one day I will wear make-up
and shock everyone
cos they wouldn't know me

I have been a flower
and a chair too
I have been a bunch of lavender
sorry dear Mlavender
I've been a fire
and a passing ship

but they are just fantasy
of who I wish to be
the real me
is this
plain Jane...
Just me.


*this poem was entered in a competition here. thank you for reading*
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Published on 5th March 2015 4:49am
Written by Im Only Human lesbian_poet
I hate it when people complain about the simple things
Oblivious to other types of people's pain
I always thought this was a game
But even Mario experiences that numbing pain.
That pain is what the monsters gain.
The rivalry between body and mind
is what the monsters eat, shit, and cry
That horrible numbing pain
is only a silent cry
of what monster I might see tonight.
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Published on 4th March 2015 11:32pm
Written by LovelyWiishes KylieMae
I am a black hole.
Probably not in the way you are thinking.
I am not a black hole.
Probably not what you're thinking.
I feel like a black hole.
More so to speak.
But...
Probably not in the way you are thinking.
I can see my skin as swirling black murky darkness.
I have disappeared.
So in a way,
I guess I am a black hole,
but not really.
In the distance.
Between my chest and stomach,
is the center.
Of the black hole.
So it is the part of me that's hollow,
But...
Looks beyond full.
I can't really tell.
neither...
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Published on 4th March 2015 9:44pm
Written by Allison_Wonderland
I wrote this for you
And got it permanently
Stamped to my body.
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Published on 4th March 2015 9:15pm
Written by Alenore ScarletLenore
**Disclaimer** This is not a hate poem. This is an expression of a personal struggle in my life. **End Disclaimer**
Lesbian imitation.
There's a complete lack of self-motivation,
Built, instead, and filled with self-degradation.
I am not a person.
I am a machine,
bent on my own self-destruction.
I touch her
In the night when no places are secret.
I am a woman without limitation,
but take a look at all the other children!
They open their Bibles with much
Anticipation.
And I glance at that book in my hand,
can only shudder,...
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 4th March 2015 7:58pm
Written by sammy4444
The sun is screaming
angrily,
slapping me
around the neck
face
ears

red welts lift
from pale skin
like
fiery fingerprints
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Published on 4th March 2015 6:48pm
Written by chowmaster
I have been born to a seemingly blank slate while
each time I awake the morning cleans my knowledge
of the memories
I have seen the landscapes of the Americas
risked my life on theme park rides
laughed until I died
With friends I considered fam....
And still I don稚 know who I am
I have gone through emotional whirlpools
Attempted at love until my heart breaks
Spent many lonely nights holding myself with the shakes
In a desperate reaction to the rhythm of the land...
And still I don't know who I am
I have have taken...
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Published on 4th March 2015 2:38pm
Written by A_Conduit
Jaded, I shade this window to enjoy the view
Dense blue cloth loosely hanging and dotted with lit squares
Like paper lanterns
Hands start shaking.
And I thought I was too tired to shiver in the cold.
I pull down a woven hat as a cover for my sights
Looking out towards a landscape I didn't really notice changed
Angered by prone, idol, vacant staring
And so I still shut my eyes.
Turning my head from side to side as if paranoid
But really just mimicking madness,
I feel this hat catch my cheekbone
And smear a line across my face,
Which in turn...
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Published on 4th March 2015 2:32pm
Written by A_Conduit
Sat down to be told that my eyes are too cold,
Yet I see the story as being so old
That it's started to mould, me into something new
From within which once grew,
Some clues to the truth,
That I still feel down, here amidst the refuse
As naught more than splinters,
Or fragmentary remains,
Something to call stable.
Like a shattered glass never cleaned,
It's still just the same
yet broken to pieces, and left in it's place
So I call that safe, perhaps even sane
Till I catch this tired flesh
On a jagged edge
And whistle as I bleed once...
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Published on 4th March 2015 10:56am
Written by Gearigon
If you never heard
The sound of rolling thunder
You might think the powers'
All in hand and staged
Then my friend
You aint never seen
The lightning rain
There be hammers in the sky
Drums in the Earth
Hang on as the world
Around you shakes
As light in the dark and rain
Gives birth
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Published on 4th March 2015 3:31am
Written by DecipherMe
If
I am forgotten, do I still exist?
I am afraid that I am slowly vanishing.
The light shines on my gradually translucent skin
ridden of the solidness of human ambition.
I am dying to the world, but I am crying to myself.
If
I am no longer with the friends I love and my old company,
is life nostalgia and the rest of my existence the abyss of death?
There is no afterlife while you remain on earth,
so when you're dead on earth, you walk in place
by the blueness of a stormy sea
where the tears flow,
where the tears flow.
This I have...
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Published on 3rd March 2015 11:19pm
Written by Minerva TheGoddessMinerva
there are times when
the very thought
of skin touching
skin
is abhorrent
and i can稚 make myself
touch you
or them
i want to curl up
a tiny ball
shrink into the
mattress and
forget the
flesh crawling memories
but i can稚 forget
(thankfully you understand)
so we trip and try
and stumble
over and over
to make sure
that i can at
the very least
function


*written for the DU Random Poem competition
title credit: marcella1...
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Published on 3rd March 2015 11:12pm
Written by Midnight_Roses
My skin is pale and glistens like a moon kissed shell, but do I dare say I知 beautiful?
My eyes are brown, my hips are perfectly round, but do I dare say I知 beautiful?
My lips are in between some think I知 sexy when I scream, but do I dare say I知 beautiful?
My height is above average, my smile never savaged, is that why you say I知 beautiful?
My aura is seductive, my sensuality productive, and my offspring is youthful, but is that why I知 beautiful?
My scars are whiter than snow, what people see in me I may never know, but they say I知 beautiful.
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Published on 3rd March 2015 6:57pm
Written by kateA seekingkate
Entered in 'DU Random Poem' comp

Time is irrelevant
Or so I like to think
My hands tell a different story
as does my neck
The moments, seconds, minutes
hours and days
The way I age
Remind me my life is finite
It could end any day
There are things I want
Things to do
Needs to experience without delay
No time to take time
Just to sit and play
We met, I wanted you
Impatient to wait
Said what I thought without delay
Not being your cup of tea
made me put my behaviour
under...
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Published on 3rd March 2015 4:16pm
Written by kateA seekingkate
I sit here head in hands
Shaking my head
Going 'WTF?...'
A laugh escapes my lips
I've regained my sanity
Wondering what the hell came over me
these last couple of months
Like attending an AA meeting
I stand and say ' I w a s r e j e c t e d...'
The pain I felt knew no bounds
The depths of sadness I plunged too
should of been buoyed by some
naturally occurring opiates...
The little fuckers went on holiday
But they're back
They've had a good time
And now they're working overtime
I...
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