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Author Name: FreeTashtego57 33 Comments
Date Added: November 02, 2009 15:11:22 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Who Am I?

Who Am I?


Who am I?  I cannot say.

A man, a beast

An innocent fleeced,

a child whos lost his way.


Ask those who know me,

Those whove felt my sting.

They will not my praises sing

But curse by their own great degree.


Some may say I am an innocent lamb

Quite nave and far too trusting

Others say Im too often lusting

And too skilled in the craft of the scam.


Others might curse my very creation.

They dwell upon great misdeeds

Anger, impulse, avarice and greed.

To greet my death with jubilation.


Ive been called a hero

Who answered the call of his nation.

But these calls of elation

Add up to a total of zero.


Friends will call me stalwart and true,

Someone who will listen a while

And will inspire a smile

A view that is held by too few.


A rogue, a cad, a would-be cavalier. 

A pretender, A charlatan,

An imposter, a harlequin

My place, like my face, is too unclear.


I can bring forth your smile

And play the jovial buffoon.

Turn the phrase, flash the moon

Make you happy just a short while.


I felt miniscule and small

Put down and belittled

Til my faith has been whittled

And I fade into the looming wall.


Who am I?  I cannot say.

Many have labeled

But their views I will table

In the hopes youll decide your own way.

Author's Notes:
I've been threatening to start writing - and I'm not so sure that I have! 
This is an introduction of sorts.
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Comment By: FreeMaples on October 19, 2010 08:43:03 PM Report
I have decided my own way and Ive decided that your work is AMAZING!! So creative, when I read your work its like I'm in my own little fairytale world.

Comment By: PremiumHOPE on April 13, 2010 04:35:36 AM Report
Andrew I think we all are a little of these things at some point in our lives.  Great poem.

Comment By: FreeJo on February 5, 2010 12:25:33 PM Report
I think we've all been there.  Sometimes people love us and sometimes they hate us just as strongly.  To me, I think its a brave thing to expose yourself and let people see who you are.  You did a wonderful job with this.  I have a poem similar, but I'm not brave enough to expose myself.  :-)


Great job on this!

Comment By: FreeHannah Mae on January 25, 2010 04:10:51 PM Report
Well, nice to meet you :) I've been a few of these people myself. I think everyone has been a little of everything, depending on who you ask. I guess we just have to pick the one we find ourselves to be best at. (Did that make any sense at all??)



Comment By: FreeWith pain comes strength on January 23, 2010 09:42:24 PM Report
Who we are...

I had to read this as i have written 1 with a similar title...

Very philosophical and if this is your first write i hope you are going to keep them coming! I will be looking out for them!



Comment By: FreeLeila on January 18, 2010 11:02:24 PM Report
Yes, the unknown intrewoven humanbeig! Thanks for describing the nature of such a creature!
Comment By: FreeRachel on January 15, 2010 02:37:26 PM Report
Love the ending, very nice intro. 
Comment By: FreeShanik Brooks on December 28, 2009 12:46:34 PM Report
Wow..this was a wonderful piece. I loved it from start to finish. Great work dear :) Glad I read this. Nik
Comment By: FreeShanik Brooks on December 28, 2009 12:46:05 PM Report
Wow..this was a wonderful piece. I loved it from start to finish. Great work dear :) Glad I read this. Nik
Comment By: FreeAmber P on December 27, 2009 11:27:19 PM Report
Nice to meet you.
Comment By: Freetietha on December 21, 2009 06:23:38 AM Report
says who u can't write? it was a it very much...
es ist ja ganz schoen....^^

Comment By: Freetietha on December 21, 2009 06:22:17 AM Report

Comment By: FreeMujtaba H Zaidi on December 21, 2009 12:16:49 AM Report
A great philosophical and thought-provoking great poem dear Andrew, which forces man to contemplate and meditate.
Comment By: ModeratorJillian K. Alexis on December 18, 2009 11:52:20 AM Report
Wow Andrew, this poem blew me away! I have never read a poem written in this style, but I must say I admire it greatly. You never have to doubt that you are a writer, my friend, for the proof is in the pudding. Fantastic job of penning this bitter-sweet piece...Hugz...Jillian
Comment By: FreeLULU MERO on December 13, 2009 11:46:40 PM Report

Omg this is so beautiful.

I love this, and don't tell me that you are not a writter, because this arrangement and the flow, made me feel happiness. I thought of writting something like this before related to the title.

Maybe we will do collable work when i imporve my english writting.

Comment By: FreeShuberth Dias on December 11, 2009 04:30:09 PM Report
Thought of looking at your page since i saw you commented on one of my poems, and thought of looking at your work too. and i really liked this one. its great, actually very well written . i like how you rhymed, the pattern and the flow is good.

I REALLY ENJOYED reading this one and the way you spoke about yourself and how people think of you as..

Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on December 2, 2009 07:41:52 PM Report
Welcome to Creative-Poems. Excellent writing here. Well done. :o) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us.


*S* Whispering Winds

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on November 16, 2009 12:21:42 AM Report
as they say...humble beginnings...i used that word because in describing youself there is a humble air about put all these words together with absolutely no i guess we, as your readers, will have to do the bragging for you. great job!  thanks for making us think about the guy Tashtego and what makes him tick.
Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on November 12, 2009 11:38:24 PM Report
Delightful musings.  We can all be whomever whatever whenever however at one time or another. Nice work here, lovely rhyme which I am quite partial to and a lovely lyrical quality.  Well done. ~Pamela
Comment By: FreeCorina on November 11, 2009 04:06:36 AM Report
Too good for a beginner... I believe you put down on paper many verses until you came to this, and more so, you read lots of poetry... This is beautiful. Nobody knows better than us who we are. And the roles we play for the world are not who we are. Our lives mean looking for who we are forever, and the searching never ends, because we are infinite.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 11, 2009 12:20:37 AM Report
You are a little bit of this and that...a heinz 57 just like everybody else! Enjoyed the mystery in this piece. Write on have made a favorable impression on the good folks of CP. =))



Comment By: FreeDonielle on November 10, 2009 02:13:16 PM Report
Hi, i really enjoyed reading this amazing poem of yours.  It was very truthfully written from your heart. Please continute your mission in writing that's a gift that many don't have.   D. Smith
Comment By: FreeMary F. Charest on November 10, 2009 01:43:57 PM Report
This from a beginning writer?  All I have to say is...KEEP WRITING!!!


Comment By: FreeJennifer on November 6, 2009 01:31:24 PM Report
well well, I gotta say by your first poem you are an instant favorite. One I will frequent on a regular basis, I am sure. this is great! So much went into this poem and I love the style. One I never even tried but I would now like to. WELCOME HERE you will love it!

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on November 5, 2009 06:11:47 PM Report
Well, hello three. Welcome to the site. Always nice to find a new poet and you, my man, are a poet. Keep writing. ML
Comment By: FreeAdri on November 4, 2009 05:11:08 PM Report
Well well, I see a poet.  And what a introduction...  I like alot.
Adri x
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 4, 2009 04:59:45 PM Report
Welcome to our Site!! SEcond.. this is just brilliant...
Your on your way... she is a doll is she not??? Keep writing....
 And thank you for your kind commenst on my humble poems... Looks like I  have two poems to read....

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on November 4, 2009 02:12:07 PM Report
So nice to read you. You have started off with a very interesting poem, I loved the first stanza which really introduced the theme of the rest of the poem well.
We all wear many masks on our walk..some by choice, some foisted on us by others..and you caught that here.
A real poem of introspection and self awareness.
Well done
Ali x
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 4, 2009 04:12:22 AM Report
Heck Andrew if this is your first piece, then what the heck does it matter who you are. I know what you are, and that's a darn good poet!!!


Who you are? I don't even know who i am! I always say I am many. All you brought forth and add a few more in there and yup,, that is me! lol


Know what? Don't really matter, for those around will see you as they wish. As long as you like you, then all is good!


Keep the writing going guy. it's great...



Moonie xxx

Comment By: FreeAlfred on November 3, 2009 03:24:37 PM Report
I guess what you say applies to us all. I think it depends on who we're  with that tells

what we are - what we do, what we say, what we think.

Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on November 2, 2009 10:24:57 PM Report
I know you...and I have always seen the good in you, the tenderness, the loving side of you, the true friend. I think I once heard "he who has not sinned, let him throw the first stone...and they all put down the stones and walked away". (ok my mini sermon for the day) 
You surprised me with this write, but I am thrilled to see it....and I am not surprised by your excellent use of language....there has always been a poet within. 
I want to see never fail to amaze me my loyal and constant friend. 
Love u bunches.
~Cindy xo

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on November 2, 2009 07:51:49 PM Report
yup!   you've got the bug.

Comment By: FreeSavannah Ollar Jordan on November 2, 2009 03:56:45 PM Report
Let me assure you that you have started to write...this is a good poem and I enjoyed it so much..thanks a lot.  Savannah



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