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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 21st November 2014 10:13am
Written by thepositivelydark
You hold the caffeine,
The alcohol that will never touch my lips
Or won't they....?
Bubbling soda, calming tea
Adult wines and my lover, coffee.
Now just a tease.
And I hate it.
I hate you.
I hate that mostly you just hold water
Pure and clear...though I have no hope of cleansing
I would have loved it, inside I do,
But its company's a blessing and a curse
Candy-sized sweet high and bitter agony
Trying to save me
So I want you to hit the wall
And as you do, may the crash be
The screams repressed in my lungs
Oh, I...
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Published on 21st November 2014 9:19am
Written by kateA seekingkate
Written for competition 'The Arena: Random Poems (2) De POWER (Opium) Three'
Group 1
Genre:       Self Poem
Location:   Institution for the Insane
Object:      Fish

I hear their voices before I see their faces
like a plane flying through cloud cover
my eyes search for where I am
haze in front, distinguishable features up ahead
walls, a calming blue, ceiling, brilliant white
conversation becoming clearer, some words standing out
‘...fish .... works ... ... with her…
... great ... ... where she’s ….’
what...
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Published on 21st November 2014 5:38am
Written by Rainbow Asylum DiamondDestroy13
Sprits Fly
Birds Fly
In the air they Fly
So why can't I
I have no wings
But I can try
To soar so high
To live my life
I could try
Fear of falling
Swarms my mind
I want to hide
But I must fly
To reach my goals
As best as I
As I only I
Could before I die
Within this world
I wish to hide
When your not by my side
I feel...just feel
Can't I feel
Just feel
Why is it so hard
To not feel
Feeling is...
Just an Illusion
Just a game
Just a blinding light...
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Published on 21st November 2014 4:57am
Written by sour girl patient113
spiraling down
the cold sets in my bones
cutting my soul
I laugh to say love
such a word that does not exist
just an emptiness that resides inside
repeating
I don't know why I am
I don't know how I am
I just am
and nothing can stay
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Published on 21st November 2014 4:43am
Written by KaylaMariee_ Marie_

Holding on to the gun struggling with the trigger
Fuck it I blew it
Here I go
I shoot it
Let it go
Confused on what to do with it
Emotions fall down to the ground
Fuck I wanna mute it
Words of regret are circling around
Why I pursed it
My heart colder then ever
Eyes closing in together
And then it all snaps back
As my vain pops out
I reach for a pack
Eyes still closed as I light it up
Gun still on the floor
Fuck why I had to fire it up
Wind rushing through my body but I feel nothing
I take this white skinny...
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Published on 21st November 2014 3:53am
Written by MarcusJen
I have the secrets to life In a book that I read In an undertone day and night
But even still It's difficult to avoid what's bad and do what's right
Everyday Is a constant fight
And somedays I Just wanna give up and give In
Its Just an ongoing battle that I feel like I can't win
I mean I know I can Its Just that some days I Just wanna stop trying
The stress Is to the point where I feel like I should be crying
But I don't
Or rather I won't
Either way I guess I'm Just too numb
But regardless of that I still gotta stay ready for whatever may come ...
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Published on 21st November 2014 2:44am
Written by EM20XX
This can’t be healthy how I keep blaming everyone
For the problems I set in motion.
It was my own fault
And I couldn’t see the storm coming.
But instead of facing it like a man,
I ran like a coward, came back to redeem myself.
And as you can see I lost.
With every scream and stand for pride.
I lost who I was on the inside.
So I don’t want to die.
But one day I just might.
And just know before that day I will make things right.
It’s all trapped in my head.
Who I used to be,
It nags just like an echo.
What I wouldn’t give to make it...
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Published on 21st November 2014 1:24am
Written by Atript-Abhinav
Sometimes I feel old,
So old that I treat the people of my age like babies,
Like they would get on a broom stick and fly to foreign lands,
over the hills and across the sea,
Over the mountains draped in snow,
Over the autumn fields green and yellow
Through the forest where my childhood stood still
Scared and lonely
I look at my fingers and the pen lying dead on my diary
Dear world, do you know that I exist?
I am trying to bridge the distance with poetry
And fill the scars with dreams
Dear sun, please stay
A little longer i beg
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Published on 21st November 2014 00:02am
Written by anatheachavez
The seasons have changed
and life is slow
The world passes me by
and here I sit. Complacent.

My kids are growing
in a county away.
And here I sit. Complacent.

Where is my nitch in life?
Where should I be?
Too comfortable being comfortable.
And yet here I sit. Complacent
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Published on 20th November 2014 11:58pm
Written by pretty_normal
I'm so afraid
and it feels like recently
that's it
no one wants to hurt me
because no one cares
I cant cry
since I can barely think
there's blurs
then there's blood
then there's emptiness to follow
this is fucking hollow

I only want to sleep
I'm scared of anything that isn't my own
but my thoughts are scary
distorting my face
I'll do tomorrow
and the days after
but I can't promise
to live
since I don't feel cuts anymore
and I can't feel myself mutating
or have I already...
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 20th November 2014 11:37pm
Written by Risen777
You know... I live this life everyday wondering, pondering every thought on the surroundings to normality is this me? is this my destiny? Do I walk the shadow in an every day  apathetic person to grieve a nonsensical appearance. I feel the flowers that blossom and flow into the cascade being that echoes its virtue but this is not me.
For I am damned. The very essence of well being is dead gone I have succumb death despair and grief. I wish I could over come these very day occurrences but they will overcome me. The fruitless growth of transparency is evanescent in my hour glass. I'm dead...
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Published on 20th November 2014 9:59pm
Written by REKS24 reks24
Stifling my creativity, my truth, my reality
Straight jacket me, my thoughts, my feelings
My expressions, my life lessons, love sessions
Sew my mouth shut, staple it closed
Cut out my tongue, make me go numb
Break all my fingers, cut off my hands at the wrist
Take away all my writing utensils, scratch my name off the list
Because your too weak to understand me
Too frail to understand me and my mind
So you wanna silence me like Elijah did Malcolm
Keep my thoughts, words, ideas, in a tight bind
So I'll express myself deep within my...
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Published on 20th November 2014 9:52pm
Written by Idryad Grace
Its like a painting in progress
brush strokes slowly revealing
the intricacies of thoughts on canvas
unspoken words become bleeding colours
Frequent unrequired solitude in silence
drowning in thousands of speech bubbles
going unread in unopened magazines
is the sensation of the existence
Fortitude in enduring bouts of loneliness
grasping hopes within encroaching blankness
or toeing fading lines of cultural bullies
is the full pledge internal battle
Vainly thinking all songs sang
are glorifying...
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Published on 20th November 2014 8:30pm
Written by yekaterina mikhailov _shadoe_
you lie
through bleeding gums ~
& i've tasted
the acrimony
in
my [menstrual] blood
dripping
from your chin
like deceptive pheromones
huffed
from my cunt
*
senses
... dulled
numbed
obliterated ...
plugged in
to tune out
the burning vein blues
.
.
.
twenty
thirty
forty
codeine & a fifth
to anaesthetise the pain
.
.
.
if morals
were a disease
we'd both be dead
& decaying ~
but you're not here
& i can't sleep
with the filth...
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Published on 20th November 2014 8:12pm
Written by David_Macleod
He had the face of an angel
he smiled and winked his eyes
raised his eyebrows, gave a sigh
He had the face of an angel
A glowing light shone round his face
no darkness near him, not a trace
He had the face of an angel
He had a look of wisdom behind his eyes
no need for singing lullabyes
He had the face of an angel
He looked at me, my heart swelled inside
A special bond which couldn't be denied
He had the face of an angel
I felt his heartbeat next to mine
I felt his breath, I saw him shine
He had the face of an...
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Published on 20th November 2014 7:55pm
Written by DanielBosse1
Deep down im weak but  pain is my pleasure,
im down for the count but this fight i will treasure,

I look in the mirror as its broken an shattered,
I then see my life every piece as its scattered,

My home is my shelter but love dont live there,
The voices keeps telling me that nobody cares,

you then fight your demons, cause it kills you at night,
Cause Misery follows you an theres no where to hide,

So ill sit with my bruises and scars on the side,
Ive loved an lost to much ,
Im already dead inside,
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Published on 20th November 2014 5:12pm
Written by RSaba
suddenly, I am lost
in the pink flush of an accidental slip
of the tongue, a wayward twitch, a word
a pause, lost eye contact
broken skin in hidden places stings
and within that feeling, I am found again
close to where I began, but far
from where I used to be
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Published on 20th November 2014 4:16pm
Written by Ennui


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Published on 20th November 2014 3:21pm
Written by bluemoon
walking through yesterday's tears
not knowing where tomorrow will take me
all I know is what has brought me here
realizing I'm better off not loving this selfish soul
my love was not worthy of his consideration
just trash to him thrown away like a used condom  
left me to use another sexy slut to seduce his screen
new flesh of desire for his lustful fantasies
always left lingering if I will be his whore of day or ignored
so here I am today with a naked heart wide open
bleeding and pleading that by end of this day I cry less
this...
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Published on 20th November 2014 10:19am
Written by trouble8me
A tremor that doesn't read on the Richter scale,
pebbles covered slightly by the footsteps of others,
magenta with a faint glisten of pearl,
the chill felt when you first throw back the covers,
New York steak imagining fillet Mignon,
that uphill climb to where you don't belong,
evening clouds no one sees in the dark,
gently scented roses in the eyes of the heart,
Faithfully devoted to the wrong direction,
painting with an onlooker hiding in the crowd,
slow to discover the calculated deception,
never to be spoken with words out loud,
Creating a...
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