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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 25th October 2014 8:07am
Written by forgodsake
i am a fool
undone by the knot
fated to be †
the thing i cannot
the mountain grows eyes
the mouth it spawns, laughs
the sky, spinning black
the earth, is a trap.
my mind is all cracked
I'm mad at myself
i never get better
my future is spelled....
i am a planet
that cant sustain life
the habitable zone
watches my plight
this hydrogen won't stick!
the oxygen seizes
"just give me a second!"
but it falls to pieces
the gaze of the star
grows weary and turns †
"you cannot know
what you cannot...
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Published on 25th October 2014 6:30am
Written by sammy4444
Every night I fall from sleep to crashing cars of shattered dreams,
broken people like broken pieces on the inside. I wonder why.
As sleepy toddlers scream and holler,
too tired to sleep, too tired to keep their achy eyes
on the prize that lies on the other side of dreams.
And long ago the moon crept up oíer the horizon
and the whole world gave one last lazy yawn.
Iíve been staring at the cracks on the ceiling and the floor
as Iíve been tossing and turning all night,
and Iíve been watching the shadows as they dance across the wall
like two...
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Published on 25th October 2014 6:20am
Written by Maenad
The sweet/salty taste of you
Slides over my tongue
Grinds against my molars
As I swallow
Your bits
I sigh with glee
God, I adore Almond Hershey's Kisses!
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Published on 25th October 2014 4:45am
Written by jemac
daylight is good
she can handle everything
when it is illuminated
and crystal clear
night, night, darkness
and the oncoming cold
these atmospheric changes
are more difficult

she is neglected in the dark
alone and lonlier than she
has ever been, she hates that
and fights it with a vengeance
pushing it back into its
rightful corner where it belongs, †
then that ominous bell rings
and it comes flying back
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Published on 25th October 2014 4:16am
Written by Lips HellzLips
Take down the hummingbird feeder.
The willow treeís branches are yielding,
But sing for the petite hummingbird
To still come hover over this field.
And if she does not return to here
Then scream her name for God to hear.
Surely though, there is a better field,
With countless more blooms and canes;
More than all the flappings of her wings
That let her fly in agile grace.
One day soon, this field will turn
And off to another, I know we head;
To share in the lilac tinted sunrise,
In the air that tastes of sweetest sugar,
To see our little...
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Published on 25th October 2014 4:07am
Written by GothPlusHeartBeat
I'm only happy when it rains,
when sun shine dwindles its sheen
behind clouds of gray.

It melts my mood so easily,
the smell of the falling rain.

I'm at home on cloudy days,
when the mist rolls down the windows paine.

Dripping down the glassy frame
I'm only happy when it rains.


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Published on 25th October 2014 3:05am
Written by seascape

The darkness is calling; to me again
Saying let go, and take time to listen
The moon is crescent, lying on the magic star
The white glow emanates close, yet a haze afar
I wonder; what I was struggling for?
The calm around me, caresses my soul
I release the burden, of the mistakes Iíve made
As the darkness, soothes the bruises and the pain
I hear a song sung, by creatures of the night
Saying let go, take time to listenÖand ~ heal

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Published on 24th October 2014 10:38pm
Written by TouchSky
All doors sealed, closed
My screams can't be heard
By all those
Who prove
To be normal.
Tis like am screaming
Beneath the noiseless
And cold shadowed oceans.
My void
Voices are being deflected.
Afore a noiseless scream :v
From the voice box through my
Lying mouth.
Am scared
Am wiered
They make me
Wanna hide from my own dark brown skin
Tell me...
For how long will I hide
From my own black painted
Where my own voice is the only trapped
True friend in my boxed mind......
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Published on 24th October 2014 8:47pm
Written by Virginiapetal
Iím a contrived beauty.
If I were grim faced Hester Prynn
Framed in a solemn, white hat and loose, billowy drapes
Of religious chastity
I would fade into a sea of pale, droning faces
Yearning, like all of them, for the slightest indication
I was something singular.
But thatís not me.
I find the means from bottles
And jars, pallets, sprays, boots,
Liquid fantasy
And all the singularity I receive ordinarily †
Is wholly contrived. †
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Published on 24th October 2014 6:28pm
Written by Eudemonia
Take your shot at me

Come at me with everything you have

Everything will bruise but my heart

Because my heart's only mine

Sprayed with molten acid glances

Parts of me wafting in the air

While I lose myself in visceral dances

To celebrate and lament the loss of care
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Published on 24th October 2014 3:02pm
Written by roijosag
The good old days,
are the nostalgic old days.

Reminiscent of love,
while replaying the simple gifts of love.

The good old days,
are the everlasting memorable old days.

Roi Josag Femi
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Published on 24th October 2014 1:10pm
Written by PoetSpeak
I feel it
You've covered me in it
I'm not talking sex
This is more spiritual
Personal if you will
I've returned your love
The best I knew how
And it's ongoing
This is the sweetest fruit
Take my hand and my vision
Bring it home to your own
I've loved my time here
This is not goodbye
Just some appreciation
Our world is difficult
But you make it breath
I'll stop now
Knowing I could go on
Thank you for your love
It means everything to me
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Published on 24th October 2014 11:27am
Written by oskar
I read, in a newspaper, with following black white & †photo †
of children used as slave labourers many years ago, I was
one of them, but I didnít share the misery described.
I was sat with my little suitcase on a bus that trundled through
a flat landscape, told to sit there until a man called my name.
It was a small farm and the farmerís wife gave me a thick slice
of bread with strawberry jam on. Then I was shown my room
a tiny loft span with a straw mattress and it was bitterly cold.
I started work at six next morning, with a glass...
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Published on 24th October 2014 10:00am
Written by blackstones
Strong and bold
dark on the outside
beautiful and weak on the inside
with a broken smile i walk..

Breathing in your air
i shall suck oxygen out of you
let me drink out all the blood in you,
i shall love you
but i am weak
i am a sucker

sucking at romance,
sucking at being a friend
sucking at being strong

new melodies of suckmenship
inhumanity that lies beneath
the sucker that lies above

let me lie rest below a shalow grave
let me suck life out of you
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Published on 24th October 2014 9:39am
Written by Poetryman

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Published on 24th October 2014 7:05am
Written by JAZZMANOR
My sin I do know is not being able to let it go
for everytime I see the name my dander is up
avoidance troublesome in internet space
and with the circles that merge
for my part I acknowledged a unseemly communication
one that I do regret
the response in such a public display
fashioned a wound that is lacking closure
taking my words though without identifying my pen
into a public forum
rather then a direct reply to the offending text
compounded with hyperbole about
the plethora of smut within poetic domains
brings to question the...
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Published on 24th October 2014 6:03am
Written by The-Eye4
It's Life On Earth.
It's †a trapped spirit of fire.
It's ticking Time.
All is paper.
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Published on 24th October 2014 2:48am
Written by sArAhMaE Juliet_Disguised
Sing sweet child
Lullabies written of death
Let your lungs play their sweet melody
I shall listen to the tune of your voice
The lull of your chords of happiness
And naivety
Please serenade me with your innocence
Sweet child don't you grow up
Play hide and seek innocently
When you mature you will still play
Not with your friends
You will not giggle
You will be playing with the worst demon
The worst enemy
Swing sweet child
Hide in your thoughts of stars and happily ever after
Daydream of mr. Right
Please sweet child have your...
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Published on 24th October 2014 2:11am
Written by LizB
You are so beautiful.
You wear your face and your lipstick never fades. You get high to forget them but your fun has to end someday.
Je t'adore, mon chťri.
My love, what has happened to you?
You lost your virginity to a thief.
You waste your body away,
But still, Je t'aime.
I love you.
You are not a slut, you will never be less than perfect, and I love you.
That is enough, mi amor.

Toujours la vŰtre, vous.
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Published on 24th October 2014 1:46am
Written by HarleyQuinn
I know I'm breaking
 I can hear myself shatter
I won't be the same
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