It’s a beautiful thing to fall in love with yourself over and over again. Remind yourself that you are worth it and that sometimes, it’s okay to think about yourself first before you think about someone else. If you need a little reminder, these poems we compiled will surely give you a fresh perspective on the true meaning of self-love. Enjoy and don’t forget to share it with the people you love.
Poems About Be Yourself
1. I Am Who I Am
I am who I am
Who else would I be
I won’t change for you
So why change for me
I won’t waste my life
Being someone I cannot be
Because I’m not a fake
Unwilling to break
Get used to what you see
I’m going to be me.
2. I Am Simply Me
My life is fairly bland,
but it belongs to me.
I’m not popular,
but my friends are more than enough.
I tend to be impulsive
saying and doing what I want when I want.
I can hide my emotions,
better than anyone I know.
I fight, dace and destroy
standing up for what I believe in.
I have no tolerance for the rude,
or the racist and homophobic.
I won’t admit my faults but,
I do know I make mistakes.
I am the sunrise after a sleepless night, blinding your eyes.
If my life was a playlist,
it’s be filled with acoustic songs.
It would be boring, but it would be me.
Dear Romeo, I’m no Juliet,
I’m simply me.
3. If I Could Be Someone
If I could be someone,
Who could I be?
My mother, my father,
or someone who’s free.
I wish I could be someone
Whose different in all ways.
Someone who’s rich or famous,
Or has those days.
If I could be someone,
I would choose to be free.
Free from rants and the paparazzi,
Choose to be filled with joy and glee.
If I could be someone,
I know exactly who to be.
Unique and different from all,
I would choose to be me.
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know,
I want to be able as the days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye,
I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I’ve done.
I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself as I come and go
Into thinking that nobody else will know
The kind of man I really am,
I don’t want to dress myself up in sham.
I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men’s respect.
But here in this struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don’t want to think as I come and go
That I’m bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me,
I see what others may never see,
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself- and so,
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.
5. Be You
No one can change you
not one or two
people can change you.
You are you, stay that way,
every day is a new day
don’t let yourself fade away.
You know you are in love when they accept you for you.
Then you’ll be the perfect two,
But you have to accept them too.
Be what you want to be.
Then you will see
the real me.
But always remember.
No one is you are than you.
Hope you know that too
6. I Am Who I Am
I might not be the most beautiful
But I have beauty in full
I might not be your first choice
But I am a great choice
I am me
And that’s cool cos I am good at being myself and me
I don’t care about anything you say about me
It’s just that,you are not as good as I am
To everyone out there,
There is a better way of looking at your critics
Tell them you are not what they say
But you are who you are
Now say to yourself,
I’m the best ever
I’m a legend,
Remember confession is possession.
7. Self Love
I accepted myself when I love you.
I got freedom in varied forms.
I see the life like it’s should be. Without pinky glasses on my eyes.
I don’t want from someone expectation.
I don’t put my hopes in somebody’s hands.
I know some may say that I’m changed.
Maybe I am getting too cold and too selfish.
But who will care about me if not I am.
I can’t hurt myself anymore.
I miss sometimes about this girl I was before.
But then I wasn’t love myself.
8. I cannot hurt you anymore.
Because I hurt myself.
Because my love for you.
Like is my love for I am.
Me, myself and you
In response to the knock on the door
I ran to open it and it was me, I was floored
Then my ear itches and I reached
Only to fall out of my ear, oh dear.
I flossed myself out from my grainiest smile
And lay on the tips of my eyelashes
I collected my thoughts and myself in a file
I burned it and rose from the ashes.
I swam an ocean so I can arrive in time
To be the reflection of myself looking down
I made myself smile although I was kicked
In ripples surrounding my ankles.
I can spell my name with my eyes closed
I know you can spell yours too
The message in this rhyme is enclosed
I hope you don’t mind I chose your alley
To pass through.
9. Did You Live Or Compromise
I wanted to be a psychologist
now I’m discovering biology.
I used to love doing athletics
now I’m lying down in my bed
eating chocolate bars and crying for the mess.
I loved reading books
now my library is full of dust.
My grades used to be perfect
but if you look at them right now
you won’t even find an A.
I don’t know who I’m trying to impress
I don’t know who I’m trying to fool
I’m not myself anymore.
In depth, there lays a question,
did you live or compromise?
10. This Way
By: Esther L. Krenzin
I treat you this way
because I cant afford to acknowledge your pain
if I did
I’d have to acknowledge my own.
It’s been a year since I have been a totally different person.
And I don’t know if I should
thank you or hate you
for turning me into
this person that can’t love
This person that can’t feel
This person that doesn’t care
Everything is flat and colorless.
Everything is 1D now
And I miss those moments when
I felt everything so strongly that I wanted to smash my head against the walls.
I feel that now,
but out of frustration that
nothing wakes up in me.
Only tar, mud and slimy walls.
I look in the mirror and all I can see
is a pale, skinny, vacant face.
And I pull myself
to be like before.
But she is so foreign from me
that I don’t know how to get to her.
How to rediscover her.
And like this
I drag myself
from one day to the other
it will be
Closed in a dark soundproof room
which I can’t escape.
You think I’m hopping around picking flowers.
I wish I could just sleep like that too,
Feel so dizzy, I just can’t move.
This silence makes me want to sleep,
No little noise, not even a beep.
This cold breeze helps me more,
It would be a nice nap, I’m sure.
How could I sleep without getting caught?
Have heard no lessons that teachers have taught.
Are there waking pills, I wonder,
This dizziness doesn’t go until there’s a thunder.
13. My Night Ritual
It’s midnight and I’m really high,
just got back from anxiety’s party
and now I’m full of insecurities
and I’m really scared to fly.
Poems need your listening,
Though I’ll do the reading,
And though it has the rhyming.
You need to feel the feeling,
Hope my poem will be heart touching,
And I hope it will leave u smiling.
How do I get to know this me?
Ask my friends
who I know
are biased one way or the other?
Find myself in meditation
with a guru
or just with myself?
What if I discover
there is more than one me
that I have many selves?
Must I accept
all of them
or can I choose the ones
I like best?
Life is difficult.
16. Why Not?
Agree to disagree,
When I say it to myself.
Puzzling to others
As they see when they hear me
Making myself maniacally laugh.
Others preparing to call the
So called men in white coats,
Seeing me cry & yell at myself.
Why would I still care to talk to others,
If I already think I’m crazy
At the risk that they’d agree?
Think it’s not as crazy
To talk to yourself
Than it is to constantly
Agree with yourself as well.
In a kingdom full of jokes,
On that day my soul grew strange,
Funny-tormentor of my dreams,
I awoke and flung the bit,
Deep into that darkness screaming,
By the grave I saw the laughs,
Funny, chuckled I, yes, funny.
My passion is the terrific coincidence.
18. I’m Dead Anyways
Sometimes I feel like drowning
Straightway down in my thoughts
In my feelings that I feel fake
And in my time and space
Who sucks away my happiness!
I don’t feel ok with my friends
I don’t feel ok with my parents
But because I don’t feel ok
I know I feel great.
19. Wishes That Are Stuck In My Head
Look into my eyes and tell me what you see
are you worthy of me
just breathe I hear her say
you’ll be okay
I look at my hands
what a disgrace I am
smile to those afar
no one knows who
you really are, I hear
the voices say
I hate living this way
I hate being this way
why can’t someone stop the pain
am I that much of a disgrace
smile, smile, smile for the camera
be a big girl and pretend to be happy faster
laughter, laughter fills the air don’t let them
see that you’re full of despair
lay in the darkroom in your fuzzy socks
knees to your chest and try not to give up,
hold your heart in your hand and soon
the sun will kiss your skin
the alarm will hurt your ears
but at least you’ll know
that you’re still here
sweet dreams in my dark scary room
I really hope it is I who is worthy of you
no remedies for insanity
20. Sum To Loving
Dearest star of the story
I want to love you thoroughly
so you need not stray
last thought on your
mind an inclination
Seek the arms of another who satiates your needs
pleasures you with fierce loving
cream of sexual deed
Forge a bond of love and trust as no other pair in time
taking us through
trials and tribulations
no this relationship
21. Bleached Preach
I sit here again
upon my balcony
above it all
my vacant world
for all to see
in the land of the blind
unable to decipher
Fooled by the cliché
unable to play
not even castling
to mildly impress
For only one knows
what lies beneath
my checkered bored
how I’m scored
How I do distain
being this plain
This most caustic
of pelted compromises
22. Love Yourself, Be Yourself
Courageous and honest hearts are truly accepted,
Be who you are and love yourself for eternity.
Don’t let nobody fill you up with ignorance and hate,
Your fate is in your hands, so think wisely.
No matter how much you try to be someone who you are not,
Deep down inside you know you are who you are and more.
No matter how small or huge the boat is floating in water,
It will sink to the bottom if there is a hole in it.
So don’t ever let yourself sink, if you know what I mean,
Try to reach high like you are trying to reach the stars.
There is no happiness if you are going to waste it behind bars,
One thing I found in it is myself who was lost in darkness.
I’m thankful for that even though I live with pain in my heart,
I feel like the pain is slowly vanishing away.
Cause I’m being myself and loving myself,
For who I am not who they think I am.
23. I Believe In Myself
In this world, I want to be many things.
People tell me I can’t be everything,
But I can’t listen to what they say.
I can’t let their envy control what I think.
With God, I know I can be anything,
And it is Christ who strengthens me.
Haters can tell me I can’t.
Discouragers can tell me that I won’t.
No matter what anybody says,
I believe in myself.
Anything I put my mind to,
I know that’s what I can do.
No matter what anybody says,
I believe in myself.
24. Come What May
I am learning to say
Thank you, even to those
I am learning to release this
Need to stay small and guarded
In my own tiny fortress.
I am going to find out how loudly
I can sing the songs that are trapped
Inside of me.
There are gifts I need to discover.
I am learning that when
It’s beautiful inside, it’s
Beautiful outside too.
There is stuff stored inside,
Deep inside of me,
That’s no longer mine to hold.
I will be bold enough to see it,
Let my own masks fall to the floor.
I can make this world
Inside of me
A world worth loving for.
I am going to find out that
There’s so much more beauty inside
Than I have ever given myself credit for.
I am trying to say
Thank you, to those things that
Make me feel small.
They’ve awoken me to this place of
Newfound strength, after all.
I am finding my strength.
I’m not building walls anymore.
I let the rivers run through me so
I don’t crumble trying to resist
The struggle is not mine to keep today,
Not mine to wait for tomorrow.
If I can learn to let go of
What goes on inside of others,
I can begin the transformation of
Growing what’s beautiful
Inside of me.
I’ll stop standing in my own way now.
I’ll start working with every side
Wretched and divine.
My resistance has only been blocking
My ability to fully be
Who I came here to be.
The world outside of me cannot
Hit my wounds,
Cannot tear down my walls,
And bring me down too.
I’m already dismantling my false protections.
One rock at a time,
I redefine who I came here to be,
What I came here to see.
I am open and the rivers rush through me.
The winds blow fiercely not because
They wish to uproot my life, but because
Their power serves mines.
My roots grow deeper and
My wings stretch out.
There is nothing that can make me doubt
All that I am here to be.
I am learning to say
Thank you for everything.
Thank you for this lesson in sight.
Thank you for showing me my own might.
Oh, thank you for telling me that
Nothing can’t be done.
I am thankful now for
Knowing I am the one
I have been waiting for my whole life.
Angel wings cover the warped wreckage of time,
Listening to the echoes of the painted mime.
Pirates of purgatory loom above the steel warship,
Loading the pearl handled pistol with sandalwood grip.
Navigating the cosmos of ribs past to bury your heart,
Trusting the visions vapored in the misty start.
Skull and crossbones traverse the plains of Sharon,
Seeking the ancient relic of forbidden polished bloodstone.
Armies encamp upon the hills at the throne of battles,
Dimensions of the pyramid capture the hidden chapel.
Arches of the stairway tower to the gates of redemption,
Guiding the prism of rainbows towards the ascension.
Archangel will travel into the witch’s golden halo,
Constellations spiral the siren towards Drago.
Hidden matrix converges into the carousel of the calliope,
Oracle vanishes to the tune of Stonehenge’s decree.
26. Silent Insanity
I’m scared, I’m so scared
I feel him, I smell him
He won’t stop touching me,
I won’t tell, I won’t tell,
Just let me go please, please.
His voice in my head,
Get on top, no, stop.
Get on top, I’ll hurt you
Scary story, no, It’s not a story.
It’s true, its fucking true.
Just stop it, go away
Die, you’re nothing, a worthless slut.
But, no buts
Just shut the fuck up.
All of you.
they don’t believe you, you lose he wins
No, he cant, he’s wrong, It’s a sin.
but he wins he took your courage, you’re left with nothing but fear and rage.
27. No. Bad Kitty.
I’m slowly shrinking smaller inside myself
Like a turtle retreating to its home
There’s idle chatter but I can’t hear it
I’ve retired to my own personal hell
I miss the carnal pleasures
And the aimless wandering I once indulged
You used to be my adventure and hiding place
Now I hide even from you
You’re right before me yet I don’t feel you
You don’t rattle my cage like a hungry beast
I miss the feeling of your breath on my neck
And your fist around my heart
All I feel is death inside
That old familiar pull to forbidden fruits
Poison though I know they are
Never looked so hypnotically sweet
28. Deeper and Deeper
Don’t want to be a drag or
bring anyone down
to the level of darkness I dwell in and
I decide to let
dictate how I feel,
not too much
seems real anymore
as if anything has before
but now I can’t ignore a certain uncertainty..
I dig myself deeper and deeper
don’t seem to care
if I disappear.
At times I’d rather instead of
drowning in fears feeling so low
No place to hide from what happens on the inside, can’t even cry
forcing myself to smile
even though there’s no genuine happiness behind it.
I can’t even seem to write about anything other than my own
dark ass moments and thoughts.
I’ll admit it weighs heavy
I notice I move slower every day
and the sorrows don’t go away
the mind chatter stays
always analyzing everything
each and every moment
I cannot stop myself
Though I guess I haven’t tried as hard as I think I have.
it tends to get a little
overwhelming or just a bit
too loud too crowded too much.
I don’t want to explain
explicitly why I just need
to be by myself breathe
from time to time.
You can tell me it’s weird
even doubt my reasons
but don’t expect me
30. Alone In A Room
Alone in a room
solitude my wisest friend
and I’m great with that
my company I keep best
and art is my salvation
multitude of forms
music movies books writing
wiped away like all other
you can’t face yourself
running around in circles
called mental illness
while society is the
great ill to be withdrawn from
31. The Self-Unseeing
By: Thomas Hardy
Here is the ancient floor,
Footworn and hollowed and thin,
Here was the former door
Where the dead feet walked in.
She sat here in her chair,
Smiling into the fire.
He who played stood there,
Bowing it higher and higher.
Childlike, I danced in a dream.
Blessings emblazoned that day.
Everything glowed with a gleam.
Yet we were looking away.
By: William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
33. My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On
By: Gerard Manley Hopkins
My own heart let me more have pity on.
Let me live to my sad self hereafter kind,
Charitable; not live this tormented mind
With this tormented mind tormenting yet.
I cast for comfort I can no more get
By groping round my comfortless, than blind
Eyes in their dark can day or thirst can find
Thirst’s all-in-all in all a world of wet.
Soul, self; come, poor Jackself, I do advise
You, jaded, let be; call off thoughts awhile
Elsewhere; leave comfort root-room; let joy size
At God knows when to God knows what, whose smile
’s not wrung, see you. unforeseen times rather as skies
Betweenpie mountains lights a lovely mile.