Self-Acceptance Poems

Published: October 9, 2019

Poems About Accepting Who You Are

15 Poems About Accepting Who You Are

Each one of us is unique. We have each been given gifts and talents that we can use to make the world a better place, but too often, we allow society to make us feel interior. We struggle with low self-esteem and buy into the lie that we don't have anything to offer the world. We look at the strengths of other people while only focusing on our weaknesses. These thoughts become self-destructive, and before we know it, we begin hating who we are.

We all must walk the journey toward self-acceptance. For some, the path is smooth, while for others, it has many bumps and twists along the way. These poems showcase the journey many people have walked to find self-acceptance and truly love who they are. May you find the strength and courage to love yourself and see your unique qualities as strengths and not weaknesses.

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  1. Before I...

    • By Insiya K. Patanwala
    • Published: January 2017
    Accepting Who You Are

    in Change Poems

    Before I became strong, I knew what it was like
    To be weak,
    How difficult it is to love yourself,
    To find the wholeness that you seek.

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    This poem touched my heart on many levels. The writer clearly expressed how hard self-love is to be achieved, however, without it there is little chance to be a good partner to others....

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  2. Just Because

    Poems About Being Unique And Special

    in Inspirational Poems by Teens

    Just because I have never done drugs, doesn't mean I'm not cool.
    Just because I am a virgin, doesn't make me lame.
    Just because I'm not a fighter, doesn't mean I'm weak.
    Just because I am not a party girl, doesn't mean I can't hang.

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    It's a really cool poem, kudos to you. Anytime, I think about composing one, I cry buckets instead. Being a teen is really difficult.

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  4. Unique

    Poem About Resisting Conformity

    in Inspirational Poems

    Because I know who I am,
    I'm at ease and free.
    I can't be like others,
    And they can't be me.

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    This poem speaks to me because I used to have a hard time accepting who I am. This is one of the deepest poems I've read yet. But now I've finally accepted who I am. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. My Personal Quest

    Searching To Find Ourselves

    in Hope Poems

    For most of my life, I've been on a quest
    To discover just who I might be,
    Earnestly searching, day after day,
    So desperate to recognize me.

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  7. Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a scrub in the valley — but be
    The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
    Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

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    Wow, I remember my teacher said, "Be the best at what you do. Better to be a great sheep than a lousy lion."

  8. Never Give Up

    • By Becky
    • Published: December 2015

    in Courage Poems by Teens

    Never give up,
    Never give in.
    Move onward and upward with strength from within.

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    This poem has given me hope, I am currently doing my B tech of which I was about to deregister it because its all seemed so hard to uphill, but reading this poem gave me strength to face...

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  9. Love After Love

    in Famous Life Poems

    The time will come
    when, with elation,
    you will greet yourself arriving
    at your own door, in your own mirror,

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  10. The New Me

    • By J. Dezz
    • Published: April 2014
    Changing For The Better

    in STOP Teen Suicide Poems

    Sometimes it gets better.
    Sometimes you heal.
    Sometimes my eyes get wetter
    Waiting for these scars to heal.

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    That is so amazing. It really touched me because I nearly killed myself because I used to self-harm I don't do it anymore, but sometimes I'm tempted, but I get through it and you will too!...

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  11. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    I Am Unique

    in Life Lesson Poems

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am, from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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    I love this poem! People are always trying to fit in and be normal. I've always disregarded being "normal." What's the point? Why would I be someone I am not? I am perfectly happy the way I...

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  12. My Life

    • By Chelsea J. Richardson
    • Published: August 12, 2018
    Going Through Hard Times

    in Courage Poems

    All of my life I tried fitting in.
    Little did I know I was living a sin.
    Not caring what I did nor who I hurt,
    I was looking for a way out of the dirt.

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