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3 Self Love Poems to Help You Get Back Home

3 Self Love Poems to Help You Get Back Home

A short love poem for your self is always in season. Almost nothing feels as good as coming back home… as being found.

They asked her, “What is the key to saving the world?” She answered, “You. You are the key. Heal yourself, know yourself, make yourself whole and free. Release all limits so that your love can flow unconditionally for yourself and the world, this will open the heaven of your heart completely and it will guide you without fail.” — Yung Pueblo, You are the answer

Let’s start this off with an affirmation, a confident declaration of truth that I encourage you to SPEAK, out loud:

“I can be easy on myself. It is possible for me to give myself the courtesy of compassion. It is a practice, and I am willing to participate. Personal struggles are worthy of patience too. I am moving in a better direction now.”

Speak it. Keep that truth close. Nurture it as you move about in the world, seeing how you can live into it, express it, give it away, and be it.

It can be tough to be easy on yourself when you feel lost or “off,” that you’re going the wrong way or mistrusting where you’ve been. Sometimes, where we lose ourselves is where we find the truth—and the truth is always how we get to love.

“I am trusting that everyone is having the exact experience needed for their evolution and expansion, including myself.” — I Am Mantra

Loving your Self (capital S) is one of the greatest journeys. I hope these poems remind you that losing yourself is sometimes finding your Self.

3 Self Love Poems to Embrace Your Truth

I looked in the mirror.

I saw not just a face

But a reflection of my past,

Accomplishments laced with mistakes.

I saw one space

Collecting all of my fears.

I saw tears held back—


Held back too.

How many years I have not known my self.

As long as it has taken to get back to you,

I would retrace every step

Just so that I could be here to say

I love you.

Because now I know the truth:

Love runs deep in the veins of the pulsing


Love is my name, and

I’ll not soon forget who I see

When I catch my reflection

Gazing back at me.

— Self love


“I am not looking to escape my darkness. I am learning to love myself there.” — Rune Lazuli


I’m throwing away

All of my masks now

To wear only my


I think it’s about time to get back home.

— Naked soul


“Please tell me, how can I love you better?” — Thich Nhat Hanh


“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)

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Tell me:

Which of these poems did you need to read today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!

With love,


P.S. Never forget how valuable you are, how far you’ve come. Go visit my shop to find the perfect poetry print that celebrates you in your fullness, in your mess and magic and everything in between.

A short love poem for your self is always in season. Almost nothing feels as good as coming back home… as being found. Read these self-love poems to help you get back home, back to heart, back to yourself. It's the best place to be.

Comments on this post (8)

  • May 07, 2021

    Hi Jen,
    For me the e.h. poem was just what I needed today. It helps with acceptance and letting go of wanting things to be ‘perfect’.
    Thank you for sharing!

    — Yvonne

  • Jan 01, 2021

    After reading this it made me think different about myself I fell warm inside and love on the inside these helped me and I had a test❤️

    — Chelsea

  • Dec 09, 2020

    Thank you for sharing – these are beautiful :) I love them all xxx

    — sarah

  • Nov 23, 2020

    Am throwing away all my mask to wear only my soul, I think it’s about time to get back home
    Naked soul
    This poem right here hit home thank you

    — Nthabiseng

  • Sep 21, 2020

    Shrotriya, what a beautiful, revolutionary thing to say. I am saying the same thing to myself. Love again, love again, love again.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 21, 2020

    Tshepang, thank you. x

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Sep 21, 2020

    The first poem is something I needed to hear for a long time. I am struggling everyday for having put myself through a troubled time. I promise now to take care of myself. It’s not her fault.

    — Shrotriya Sen

  • Apr 27, 2020

    I thank you for the content to put out there. Keep doing it ;it has helped me to learn to love myself again.

    — Tshepang

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