13 Beautiful Poems About Self Love And Confidence

Poems about self love and confidence can help you feel so much better about yourself. These poems are packed with positive affirmations, beautiful words, and little reminders to help you see just how amazing and unique you are.

These poems are all about body image, loving yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and so much more. They are like love letters to yourself.

If you could use a little confidence boost, these are the first poems that you should turn to. When you find one or two that you like, put them on sticky notes and leave them around your house so you can always find little reminders of your inner strength.

You can also keep a little book of poems where you jot down all the short poems or confidence poems that put you in the best state of mind to take on your day.

That way, whenever you need a pick-me-up, you can just open your book of poems about self love and confidence and immediately feel better!

It’s little things like this that can make us feel so much better over time.


How do you improve self confidence?

There are so many amazing ways to recognize your worth and build self confidence. One of those things is to get out of your comfort zone.

When you show yourself that you are capable of things you never thought you could do, your self esteem will naturally increase.

You can also try going to therapy where a professional can help you navigate what is holding you back.

Therapists can give you the tools to help you navigate why your self confidence is low, and then help you improve it.

And lastly, you can read self-love poems or self-esteem poems, like the ones in this post. By reading these poems about self love and confidence, you will see that you are not alone in your confidence journey.

But also, you will be inspired to love yourself because you will be reminded of just how special you are.


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1. “Irreplaceable”


the universe took its time on you

crafted you precisely

so you could offer the world

something distinct from everyone else

so when you doubt

how you were created

you doubt an energy greater than us both


– Rupi Kaur


2. “I Love Being Me”


I can’t run the fastest

I can’t swim the sea

I can’t type the quickest

but I love being me

I can’t kick a ball

or even climb a tree

I can’t roll in the grass

but I still love being me

You see, this is my life

as others would see

they don’t know what it’s like

to really be me

So next time I’m about

rolling down the street

don’t think of me disabled

but someone cool to meet

I have lots I can teach you

I have loads I can share

you will never gain my wisdom

if you just point and stare

So maybe I can’t run the fastest

maybe I can’t kick a ball

but I wouldn’t change being me

not for you, not at all


– Gemma Hayton


3. “Queens II”


Listen to me girl,

you have castles inside your bones,

coronets in your heart,

if he threatens you with battle,

you raise him a whole war,

the last time I checked,

Queens cower before no man.


– Nikita Gill


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4. “Phenomenal Woman”


Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size

But when I start to tell them,

They think I’m telling lies.

I say,

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,

The stride of my step,

The curl of my lips.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,

And the flash of my teeth,

The swing in my waist,

And the joy in my feet.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,

They say they still can’t see.

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.

Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,

The bend of my hair,

the palm of my hand,

The need for my care.

’Cause I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


– Maya Angelou


5. A poem by Yung Pueblo


self-love is a sincere

acceptance of the past

an agreement to make

the most of the present

and a willingness to allow

the best to occur in the future



– Yung Pueblo


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6. A poem by Erin Hanson


“Every heart’s a hurricane,

Each soul a starlit sea,

Every mind’s a meteor

Unbound by gravity.

And everybody’s wishing

They could learn to tame their tides,

When nothing more than nature

Is what’s echoing inside.

Every life’s a lightning bolt,

Yet everyone’s told no;

Bite back all your thunder

And don’t let the wild things show.

Every heart’s a hurricane,

Everyone a world within,

Every life too short for loathing

Any storms beneath your skin.”


– e.h (Erin Hanson)


7. “Be Yourself”


Why would you want to be someone else

When you could be better by being yourself

Why pretend to be someone you are not

When you have something they haven’t got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live

Deprives others of that only which you can give

You have much more to offer by being just you

Than walking around in someone else’s shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake

It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake

Be yourself and let your qualities show through

Others will love you more for being just you

Remember that God loves you just as you are

To Him you are already a bright shining star

Family and friends will love you more too

If you spent more time practicing just being you


– Ellen Bailey


8. “Self Love”


Once when I was running,

from all that haunted me;

to the dark I was succumbing-

to what hurt unbearably.

Searching for the one thing,

that would set my sad soul free.

In time I stumbled upon it,

an inner calm and peace;

and now I am beginning,

to see and to believe,

in who I am becoming –

and all I’ve yet to be.


– Lang Leav


9. A poem from “Naked Human”


fall in love with

expressing yourself.

it does not matter how you

do it.

you understand, creature?

dance until

your feet erode into

the earth,

sing until

your lungs cave


be silent

until the world


the absence

of noise

is beautiful.

express whoever

you are


what you are

is essential.


– Christopher Poindexter


10. A poem by Christian D. Larson


Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing

can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity

to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel

that there is something in them

To look at the sunny side of everything

and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,

and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others

as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past

and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times

and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself

that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,

and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,

not in loud words but great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side

so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


– Christian D. Larson


11. “The Rebirth”


journey as far outside

of your comfort zone

as you can possibly go.

Evolve so magnificently

That you make even

butterflies jealous.

take risk

after risk

after risk.


– Amanda Lovelace


12. A poem by Shel Silverstein from Where The Sidewalk Ends



She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME

And she grew so tall,

She ate from a plate called TASTE ME

And down she shrank so small.

And so she changed, while other folks

Never tried nothin’ at all.”


– Shel Silverstein


13. A poem by Rupi Kaur


Give me laugh lines and wrinkles

I want proof of the jokes we shared

Engrave the lines into my face like

The roots of a tree that grow deeper

With each passing year

I want sunspots as souvenirs

For the beaches we laid on

I want to look like I was

Never afraid to let the world

Take me by the hand

And show me what it’s made of

I want to leave this place knowing

I did something with my body

Other than trying to

Make it look perfect


– Rupi Kaur


If you like these poems about self love and confidence, you should check out this post about 138 Sassy Self Confidence Quotes To Boost Self-Esteem.


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