Self-Acceptance Poems

Published: October 2019

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.

16 Poems About Accepting Who You Are

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  1. 1. My Personal Quest

    in Inspirational 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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    Wow this poem is so beautiful! I'm surprised there aren't more comments under it! Right now I feel like I don't know myself and need to discover who I am. This piece really comforted me to...

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  2. 2. Before I...

    • By Insiya K. Patanwala
    • Published: January 2017

    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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  4. 3. 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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    Two years ago I was in depression and isolated. I felt frequently that I was worthless and deserved no love, no appreciation, no friends. I kept myself aloof from everyone, thinking that I...

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  5. 4. Love After Love

    in Famous Inspirational 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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    My husband died 10 years ago. He was the love of my life, my soul-mate, my best friend. I have not known how to 'adjust' to him being gone until I read this poem, "Love After Love." Everyone...

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  7. 5. Unique

    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.

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  8. 6. Just Because

    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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  9. 7. Never Give Up

    • By Becky
    • Published: December 2015

    in Inspirational 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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  10. 8. Don't Give Up On Yourself

    in Courage Poems

    I'm on my way.
    They may ask me, "Where to?"
    Well, that I cannot say...
    For even I have no clue.

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  11. 9. The New Me

    • By J. Dezz
    • Published: April 2014

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    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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  12. 10. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    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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  13. 11. I Am Worthy

    in Inspirational Poems

    I am worthy. There is nothing
    that can or will happen today that
    could convince me otherwise.

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  14. 12. I Believe

    • By Emmah A. Odhiambo
    • Published: June 5, 2022

    in Inspirational Poems

    Into this world I came,
    The light of the sun,
    On my face I craved.
    In the cool breezing wind,

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  15. 13. Who Am I?

    • By Natasha L. Bishop
    • Published: December 2016

    in Meaningful Poems

    Who am I, you ask?
    I am a lion who comes off as a lamb.
    I am an ocean with waves big enough to drown.
    I am a roller coaster of emotions.

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    My face is the place
    I hide my pain.
    My face is a place
    Where raindrops fall hiding the tears that have been there for so many years.
    My face is the place that hides my pain.
    My face...

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  16. 14. I Am Someone...

    • By Brittany Kelley
    • Published: October 2016

    in Meaningful Poems

    I am someone who gives all she has every time.
    I am someone who talks twice as much as she listens.
    I am someone who will tell you what you mean to her on a dime.
    I am someone who is nice and caring, whose shadow glistens.

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    I had a professor in college tell me...there are two types of people in the world: the French-fry droppers and the French-fry picker-uppers. You and I, my dear, we are the picker-uppers. We...

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  17. 15. Trials

    • By Alexis M. Vogler
    • Published: July 2016

    in Inspirational Poems

    Sometimes you may think you're alone,
    And your feelings make you seem like a clone.
    Deep down you are whole,
    Not an empty bowl.

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    Life has never been easy for me. I was born into a broken home, and I suffered a lot of things.

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  18. 16. My Morals Define Me

    in Inspirational Poems

    I have never done drugs and never will.
    I don't give into peer pressure.
    I believe that drugs are lame.
    Drugs cause you to make irresponsible decisions.

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