David Semenske

Rookie - 215 Points (9/17/58 / Milwaukee, Wi)

Identity Crisis - Poem by David Semenske

I'm dazed and confused
I'm tired of being used
It is not me that you see
It is just your fantasy
It's an identity crisis
An identity crisis

Work all day for my pay
doing it the bosses way
At night I'm a fright
Wondering if all is right
It's an identity crisis
an identity crisis

Weekends here need a beer
Gotta get out of here
On the road one my hog
Acting like a dog
It's and identity crisis
An Identity crisis

All weekend long having fun
Riding in the sun
Seeing sights that I like
While sitting on my bike
It's and Identity crisis
An identity crisis

Sunday night come
The fun is done
Sleeping in my home
Feeling like a drone
It's an Identity crisis
An identity crisis

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Identity Crisis by David Semenske

  • Seamus O' Brian (11/15/2016 12:17:00 PM)

    I see in this the significance of the absence of what vocation occupies the subject during the week- the majority of the hours of living. The subject focuses on what happens beyond the hours of everyday labor, as if he would not be confined by the identity forced on him by the 40 hour work week. I choose to see the road not as a metaphor, but as an avenue (no pun intended) by which the subject may express his identity.

    He finds who he desires to be in the freedom of the road, which can be found on the weekend. Obviously, these two identities are in conflict, creating the rhythmic repetition of the identity crisis.

    NIcely done, and congratulations on Poet of the Day!
    (now, back to work for us both)
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  • (11/15/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    A beautifully envisioned great poem relating to almost any one, in a way or other. Heartiest congrats on it's selection as member Poem Of The Day. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/15/2016 6:47:00 AM)

    A touching emotional poem...great- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/15/2016 4:45:00 AM)

    Wonderful Poem
    Nicely written, emotions are flowing from the depth of heart, Indeed Identity Crisis..10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2016 3:58:00 AM)

    This is a very powerful poem which I found very moving. You have a very special talent,
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  • (11/15/2016 1:26:00 AM)

    It is not me that you see It is just your fantasy
    I like it, it's as if wearing a mask truly an identity crisis
    Very nice, :)
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  • Kim Barney (11/15/2016 1:12:00 AM)

    Congratulations for having this selected as member poem of the day! I hope you find yourself soon. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/15/2016 12:32:00 AM)

    Dazed and confused! ! Crisis! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/15/2016 12:17:00 AM)

    It is still a crisis......

    Nice piece..... Congrats for being selected for the day.....
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  • (9/16/2016 11:26:00 AM)

    Great poem with profound metaphors and fortified expressions (Report) Reply

  • Sranisha Francis (6/9/2016 2:16:00 AM)

    Very beautiful exprations. I liked it. (Report) Reply

  • Sranisha Francis (6/9/2016 2:15:00 AM)

    Very beautiful exprations. (Report) Reply

  • (12/23/2015 3:34:00 AM)

    i rather have identity crisis than identity thief. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/14/2015 1:57:00 PM)

    At night I'm a fright
    Wondering if all is right
    It's an identity crisis
    an identity crisis Very well you are portraying the deep concerns of an identity crisis. now naming your such feelings and identifying it as identity crisis is your great achievement. thank you dear Poet. tony
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  • Clarence Prince (8/22/2015 1:25:00 PM)

    Sunday night come
    The fun is done
    As comes Monday its back to work!
    Funny, but its true, David!
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  • (7/26/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    Identity crisis, we all have them at one time or another, it's a despairing time of self-realization. Going within ourselves looking for illusive answers shadowing our minds, finding in the end that we have lost our interior spirituality and it has left us searching for what we've lost. Great insight and imagery, could definitely identify with your feelings and thoughts. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (4/12/2015 1:36:00 AM)

    Know thyself. Easier said than done. Thanks for sharing, David (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2014 12:49:00 PM)

    Identity crisis is a big problem.....the state in which we are having a body but which is void without a soul and that still work like a machine.....
    I love this poem very much, because I too tasted it..

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  • (4/14/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    love it! ! well done. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/16/2014 10:21:00 PM)

    very fine, writing, identity crisis, I like it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, March 17, 2014

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