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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 24th July 2014 11:28am
Written by djmarciniak26
† † †There are sensations no less intense for being vague, and the study of beauty is one in which the artiest shrieks with terror before being overcome. This sums up certain sentiments made by a man hundreds of years before my birth, yet I feel them as intensely as if he had spoken them to me in person. To have more in common with the dead than the living, I think he felt that too.
† † †There is some solace in solitude, in the practice of a gift no other can see but you. The hidden meaning behind most things bends itself back and shares a light it sheds on few others. Though...
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Published on 24th July 2014 7:32am
Written by PerilousKid TheWayItIs
Brain..Oh Dear God Brain..
Look What You Have Done To Me.
I can not fit in,
I can not ever be in..
Nor be seen as one of them.
You seem to not understand..
You write on a basic minor level,
While others achieve in..digging up your grave with a shovel.
Thoughts come and go..
I've made you my foe..
I will not allow you..
But it's just how it does..
Oh brain..
Oh..Dear brain.
We are below,
The slaves trapped in a box..
Wanting to be let out but others yell at us with rants and shouts...
We will...
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Published on 24th July 2014 7:13am
Written by Zazzles
Black tears roll down her face as she † †
sits in silence for a few moments † † † † † †
reflecting on her life.
Mascara blinds her vision, † † † †
quietly she wipes the tears with the back of † † † † †
her hand and notices how heavy her heart feels. † † † † † †
She ponders her feelings then turns to stone. † † † †
 † †
Copyright © 2006-2012 Maureen Doucette Abreu † † † † †
A/K/A Broom1692 All rights Reserved.
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Published on 24th July 2014 5:14am
Written by blackhyde
† It seems to me from time to time
in order to live I must write rhyme
† My heads so full of things to say
crazy shit from zee to eh
† Eh i Am cAnAdiAn
† Born in Beautiful †Bc
† Cee me is one Crazy fuCk
† Desperate anD Disparate
† EntirEly willing to be unstuck
† Free From selFish thoughts and attitudes
† GaininG Great Gratification from
† Helping others see
† I lIve now In sobrIety
† Just because it works for me
† KinKiness is still inside
†...
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Published on 24th July 2014 3:54am
Written by jemac
do you ever feel guilty
about putting pen to paper?
that suddenly your words
take on a whole new life
because the ink swirled
ominously from your pen
where just moments before
they were only thoughts you knew
and you suddenly have the urge to undo
what has been done
you reach out to remove
only to find
that not only have they been seen
they have been commented on
and even though you asked for
honesty towards what should have been left
in the corpuscles of your mind
the impulse to know is almost as frightening
as the...
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Published on 24th July 2014 2:44am
Written by dkruie
Portrayed in syllable
Intricately confined
Nebulous principle
Manipulated mind

Psychedelic journey
Internally unwind
Neurotical tourney
Mathematically rhymed

Philosophical thoughts
Intellectual bane
Nonsense described like Watts
Metaphorically sane
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Published on 24th July 2014 1:55am
Written by bambirose_x
I want to be the boy inside my head
Do I starve myself and hope that things will mould into place?
That the curves and bumps that donít fit will disappear?
Am I strong enough to tell my family?
Never

I want to be the boy inside my head
But would daddy still love me if he were here?
A different name
A different person
Please

I want to be the boy inside my head
Why couldn't I have been born as him?
No one could want someone like me
I have no place on an earth like this
Worthless

I want to be the boy inside my head
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Published on 24th July 2014 00:27am
Written by jemac
living solitarily
can be empowering
a chance to discover one's
true self
a gift to cherish
alone

then there is the
solitary
all encompassing companionless
desolation of
lonely
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Published on 23rd July 2014 11:28pm
Written by LizB
I miss the days when I was a kid.
All you had to worry about was having fun...
Iv'e made too many mistakes these months and the shame eats me whole and spits me out at night. I tried drinking the sorrows away, as my uncle would, but those days are stilled there deep inside the catacombs of my soul. I keep them locked away but my mind likes to peek inside of them once in a while. So when I cut, I feel like they're dripping away with that pink blood. I'm going to drink some more today, maybe I'll actually feel something else. I haven't written in days because of what might come out....
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Published on 23rd July 2014 10:41pm
Written by DarknessIsNear
I have a sick mind. †

Thinking about death:
mine and others'; all day.
While they're trying to get out
On a page
Or even a canvas.
Either way

Sometimes they become too much.
That's when I let them out on myself.

Head but the wall a few times
Use my basically non-existent nails
To tear at a few areas of skin on my legs.

Whatever it takes
To make it through another day
Out the shrink's office.
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 23rd July 2014 10:35pm
Written by seascape
I just wish I could see what you see when you look at me:
I want to see what you see, when you look at me
I want to know what you know, when you think
I want to do what you do, when you make a film
I want to be everything you need, want and dream
I want to see what you see, when you look at me

I left you alone today; I did this for many reasons
I wanted to get some work done, and I am caught up
I talked to some people about a few business plans
I had lunch, went to a meeting, and I thought of you
I want to see what you see, when you look...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 8:22pm
Written by nefertumhusiashayheh husiashayheh
She always will be loved,
i will give her signs,
those signs will remind her,
of me and her to include,
i must make sure her day,
and nights are the happiest,
like she might get free lunches,
on a certain day every week,
from a particular restaurant,
only for one with a rose and letter,
awaiting on her table,
she must return her letter,
back to the attendant,
no no no but that is a good one...
gosh i got so many wonderful plans,
i just love being spontaneous,
and thorough through and through,
i will let her see well peek me,...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 3:52pm
Written by Law_Lith_Iminika
Those days where one is so alone, searching for someone in order to speak;
Lonely hours of the day turn into bitter reality;
Not another soul to see;
Releasing this keyboard with the will of a potato,
Freeing myself from this panic and fear,
To let me know that something else exists in the oceans webs;
Finding the people to bond and to share,
Is something that needs to be done,
Stress of the unfinished story;
No one reads because no one knows,
I must outreach and find these people,
So we all can know together;
Feeling alone...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 2:50pm
Written by hiba
You don't deserve me
and I'm sure now
I will never tolerate your arrogance
and read you my poems
 the †only jewellery
I have for my self
You have destroyed the rest
I can at last shout "enough"
The silent doesn't suit me any more
Full stop.
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Published on 23rd July 2014 12:04pm
Written by Spanker
A sense of humour
What rhymes with that?
Cancer!
A dignified death
What rhymes with that?
Blow-job!
Worthless wasted life
What rhymes with that?
Harlots and trouble
Thatís what!
And then Ö
How about whores in heaven?
What of them?
Well about beating them
Are you referring to violence?
No Iím talking about
Getting there first
Oh!
Itís not a race you know
Then why is it called
The human race
I donít know
But youíre educated
Youíre supposed to know
Everything!
What I do know is
Iíve lost my...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 6:20am
Written by dizzylizzy
The worst thing you can do to yourself,
Is to tell yourself that you don't matter.
After that, it is a long, winding, downward spiral.
Just look at me.
When I was young I convinced myself that
I was lesser than those around me and that
They, by far, surpassed me in every way.
Now look at me.
I can't love myself because I hate everything
I do to the point where I feel very guilty,
Just for being alive.
Please don't be like me.
Know that you do matter and every feeling
You have is valid and every thought you...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 6:03am
Written by MindCandy
Broken branches.
Cold wind blows dead leaves around my face.
Dead.
Every thing is dead.
It is cold and depressing.
Why does the cold cut so annoyingly deep.
The tv. plays snow.
I hurt, but I always hurt.
This incessant symbolism of my pathetic life is making it all worse.
I die waiting for spring.
Will I also be reborn?
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Published on 23rd July 2014 4:41am
Written by ManipulatedLust
Dear X,
I havn't spent one day or night without regretting all the stuff i did and how badly i treated such an amazing girl. I think of her everyday and night wishing i could always go back and change things. I made a fool of myself, she probably thinks i havn't changed one bit, But I have, and I still love her, and won't ever stop!! She was the only girl i've ever felt this way about. She is unexplainably beautiful and no words can describe how much i miss her and how bad i feel. I constantly look at pictures of us and it makes me want to cry to see she is no longer with me. I never...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 3:43am
Written by Law_Lith_Iminika
Maybe I wasn't serious before;
Maybe someone mistook my previous words for humor;
Maybe they thought I was making a joke;
Maybe they thought I was being funny;
Maybe I have yet to explain that I am not a narcissist;
Maybe these people know know that I just am to be;
Maybe they should understand that my language is free;
I am not the misunderstood cub of a destroyed family;
I am not one to dabble in having cubs of my own;
I am a simple human being with stories to tell;
I could be dead or dying, but still the words type;
I, all alone, on this...
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Published on 23rd July 2014 1:46am
Written by toil-with-words
camping in the wilderness alone
gives a man time
for a lot of soul searching
kinda makes him wanna reflect
on life, love and loss
some painful regrets
rare happy memories
brings a tear and a smile
found myself fishing in a blue lagoon
such beauty i have only seen once before
when i first looked into your eyes
then we kissed, it was a magical moment
cemented in my mind
i guess i have spent all my life
surrounding myself with material possesions
but when it come down to it
a life without love and friendship
aint worth...
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