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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 26th April 2015 7:55am
Written by onefiftysix
I have grabbed the ordinary life;
Embraced it, given myself over to its enduring power,
Promised my faith and obedience to its calling.
I never contemplated a second chance at any crossroad.
Here, there are none of the heroic trappings, no promised place
No history expanding beyond this picnic table and birch tree.
Better to fill my mental vacancies with the irony
And wrestle with lack of solitude like it really doesn’t matter,
Transform my waking hours into money instead
And feed the kids some lunch, and drive around and kill time.
I have...
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Published on 26th April 2015 7:46am
Written by Cleverthoughtsz
Insomniac tip toeing in through the path haunted by delusional dreams  me laying awake choking on each  echo of my Minds games.  Left to question every little thing. Is  this a false hope or a living night mare I don't dare ask... My hearts rhythm blasts through my ears  next thing you know I Crash. Slumber at last .But wait not so Fast Fists flung out Hits the white wall   as the screams begin  Now the true test starts which will win the demon with in or the monster from the mirror???
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Published on 26th April 2015 6:50am
Written by Lily_Mae
The wind
   The rain

Pelted my skin
   Making me feel alive

For the first time
   In a long time

The icy cold stare of the moon
   Stripped me bare of all thoughts

Anxiously I await the rising of the sun
   Hungry to know again the warmth on my skin

Challenging the four winds I am
   To consume what's left of me

A whisper says "you are a dead woman walking"
   I am
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Published on 26th April 2015 6:05am
Written by Pleasuresofpain PleasuresOfPain
Quietly waiting for the end
Within the shadows of doubt
Hopeless and depressed again
For this life that I can live without
In a dark corner is where I reside
Cold tears stream down my face
By myself but with you all I confide
My will to die for I am the one I hate
Bitter thoughts of ending my life away
Will the pain subside or will it consume
My every emotion has turned to gray
My depression has left my life to ruin
Tragic as it seems I have no self esteem
The world has stolen that one thing I loved
That one reason why...
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Published on 26th April 2015 5:05am
Written by Madi m_abbott1999
I had a good laugh today
Because I remembered that
The 'long haul' only means
'Forever'
When it is said
After
The diagnosis of a terminal illness
When you don't believe in miracles.
Boy, did that life lesson suck.
It sucked like that time
Last week
When every single dollar I had was stolen.
I still haven't had the energy to rage yet.
It's just reassuring to know I have a legitimate reason
To justify my lack of faith in humanity.
I try to rationalize when life happens
But generally I'm already well prepared to not care.
My...
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Published on 26th April 2015 4:11am
Written by Paean of Deviance Aten

I represent nothing
The entropic flowers of doom are budding
Through the cracks of your human gravel
Travel to the house of judgement
Nudge my coffin nails with your gavel
Paddle through the mulch
And quicksand
Demand the mercy
Of this God you do not understand
Canned morality expired
With your selfish survivalism
Usurped by tribalism
Undesirable, but longstanding
Like priapism
Inside a prism of anguish
The famous violator burns
Speaking a hellish language
Await for his return
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Published on 26th April 2015 3:37am
Written by Lost Girl toniscales
(1995)

I cannot sketch tonight. I feel like Anais searching for Henry.
Yet I listen to Jao Gilberto's bossanova... It has enamored me, its seductiveness, its languid, subtle hungers and heated obsessions cause me to feel moist, sticky, and alive. His voice croons and suggests, the Portuguese drips and rolls from his tongue in nectar-like breaths. I write naked on the bed.
Last night I had traveled to the cafe in my Oriental silk dress and silver tap shoes, my hair softly finger-waved. His own hair has grown longer, and he is more lovely than before. The...
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Published on 26th April 2015 1:33am
Written by babygirl89
When I look in the mirror what am I supposed to see?
A beautiful woman who's trapped inside me?
or maybe a little girl who just wants & needs to be loved
instead of a little girl who feels like she's constantly being shoved.
Am I supposed to love everything about me
when there's no beauty inside of me that I can see?
Or am I supposed to fake a smile
when I know I have been crying for a while?
What am I supposed to show
because honestly I just...
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Published on 26th April 2015 00:46am
Written by CafeineCadavre
I'm there again
How do I even describe this?
I can't.
It's like there is a cloud of smoke
It's filling the air around me
It's filling my lungs too
Turning them to coal
Yet there Is no fucking fire
I'm angry, frustrated, upset
with myself for breathing it in
even though i couldn't have
predicted it.
There we're no warning signs
or fire alarms.
It's a constant battle against
the unknown and the reality is,
how do I defeat something
when It's inside me?
When I can't see through ...
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Published on 25th April 2015 8:26pm
Written by Lost Girl toniscales
(1997)

I find myself afraid to write in my new journal, since I have adorned it with stickers of flowers, since it is so very pretty, and so very clean and pure - will I blacken and taint it with ugliness, with ashen desires? Depeche Mode on my Love's stereo, the clanks and clamors of rusty lead pipes and melodramatic loves, but I am so in love, and the melodrama is so deep and aching that it is invisible, even to my own eyes, and the stage is set with actors in white, plaster-of-Paris makeup and too much rouge (to symbolize joy), and I am drowning in this new serenity, this new...
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DU Poetry : Poems about Self : You and Your Self Awareness

Published on 25th April 2015 6:08pm
Written by licia09
My Life
As i think about my life, I think about who i really am and who I'm going to be in the future. The question is who am i? Before i can decide who I'm going to be, i have to figure out who i am. I am a nice,beautiful,intelligent woman who has a lot to offer. yes a beautiful blue eyed woman who has a lot of friends, a great family. That's who i am now but who will i be in the future? I will still be a nice,intelligent, beautiful woman but will i be a nurse?, a doctor?, some say i would make a good therapist. As i think about my life i realize that there is no one i would rather...
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Published on 25th April 2015 10:20am
Written by FindingZoe
Severe sunlight
Dances in a kilted patchwork
Lost fevers rising from a Venus sea
Clinging to my raft of illusions I send
Bottles back and forth in the
Hope an echo will find
Its way to shore.

I am falling into voices
A high- pitched roar on
A Shallow stage
A pinprick amplified
Into shrieking feedback
Can you hear the screaming
Words I never say?
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Published on 25th April 2015 10:14am
Written by Kexby
There is a poppy in the garden
the first I've seen in years.
Ten years ago they left . . .
were they mourning for my love?
the purple and the red, black
stamens as her hair tall and slim.
She loved them as her own,
demanding, intoxicant, as she,
One, just one is here,
beneath the Wellingtonia,
hanging blooms tight closed.
Will they be red or purple?
The stamens will be black
of that I'm sure . . . .
as were her eyes and hair.
It called the other night
I did not see, seldom go that far
thought they'd never would return....
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Published on 24th April 2015 11:02pm
Written by sammy4444
One full stomach and a good nap later,
The whole world seems just a little less gray
As I bend the old guitar across my lap
And try to remember how to make it sing.
I start with an old ditty
That I wrote in my twenties,
The old tune is even still warm and pretty
As it buzzes along the strings;
Unrefined words, dripping with insecurity,
For a younger her, from a much younger me
Softly sung and full of the plea
For her to slip into my arms.
She was so sweet and full of life
I was so naive, wanting...
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Published on 24th April 2015 6:32pm
Written by Firebyrd
Taking a moment...
Introspectively,
Seeing the heart
of oneself... requires
A certain type of contemplation.
As I sit...with candles lit
facing my reflection...
Unsatisfied
with what I see
In my own soul...
Dark spots...
Filled with unresolved emotion
and, Unrequited love
speckling the canvas of my Heart...
I sigh... as I wonder what miracle
of sorts it will take...
To cleanse my essence
I don't want to be
a broken confused woman
who does ignorant things because
she doesn't want to face...
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Published on 24th April 2015 2:43pm
Written by crowfly
I've been guilty of effusive praise
Dropping words like "triumph," "unsurpassed," "visionary"
Until all credibility dissolves
And critique rings hollow
Better some encouragement
Combined with a measured response to measured lines
An accurate assessment of words and scale
Setting aside, at least briefly,
Preconceptions and fragile expectations
Just let it ride
And speak for itself.
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Published on 24th April 2015 2:06pm
Written by girlinthedark
im leaving this town and moving on
im moving with my amazing boyfriend
i cant wait ive been waiting
for this for awhile now
its sooner than we expected but
im glad
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Published on 24th April 2015 11:24am
Written by FindingZoe
Truth slithers down into
A puddle at my feet
My reflection is cast in its ice
A sparkle but no real image
Regret bubbles in a pyroclastic
Flow down my body
And I welcome the burn
As it sloughs off my skin
The past is just a series of
Elegant miseries some cold
Some lukewarm some
Ready to strike you alive
There is nothing in my head now
Except an empty tin can
That rattles with a lonely pebble
Or two to keep me company
Life, like a stick of rope,
Does not twist or turn
But lies gray and wasted
Once...
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Published on 24th April 2015 10:45am
Written by Soulesslywhole
The worst plays of life is when...
We try to find hate from the one we love...
We forget the high of pure affection...
AND
Run behind the fake hatred of the affectionate soul...
Why do we seek the pain?
What do we want, to gain?
Is this the only divine game???
Tell me the invisible guiding light...
When will be the right time to feel...
TO FEEL AS A "WHOLE"...
We keep running all our lives, being the one we are not...
Is this the fight, to find oneself with the horrors of being the ultimate...
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Published on 24th April 2015 10:07am
Written by oskar
Dream Reality  
They gave him a pacemaker
a few more years of life to hang on to
even if life is restricted
and cha, cha is out of bounds
and it is easier to walk on asphalt-
He sees the nature trail he
once followed to a small forest lake
but never tells that once he
saw a mermaid there and she
had no fishtail.
Truth and fantasy have merged
in his mind.
Only when sadness hurts do
he looks up and sees the rope hanging
from a beam.
A rope fit for a tyrant,
only the finest hemp.
Pacemaker, to be kept alive ...
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