What’s in a name?

 

No one is born having a name
It’s just a distinguishing game
You ask what’s in a name
I would say it’s the ‘I’ game
Name indicates body and mind
Could be artistic or mystic
Meant to be characteristic
It gets into skin over time
Name a name and the pursuit begins
Consciously or unconsciously
You just hold on to what it means
Even a chameleon has it
He changes but his name does not
A name can disrupt or corrupt
I would rather be nameless
than have unworthy or wrong name

©Sunila -22/12/2016.

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About Sunila K

Based in Canary Islands, Spain, Sunila Khemchandani is a teacher, translator and writes poetry for love of English Literature. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Wings, Change, Indus Valley, Heavenly Hymns, Poetic Symphonies, Synthesis - The Duet Anthology and in two of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies). In 2008, she won the position of the best annual poet in www.poetriesonline.com. Besides writing poems, she translates spiritual articles, books of her spiritual master, proof reading and transciption. Some of her translated works have been published and circulating.

8 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    IF NAME BE THE BOUNDRY LET IT DISSOLVE,
    THE SINS OF THE SOUL,CAN THEY BE ABSOLVED?
    BEING NAMELESS IS THE CURE TO ALL THE FINGERS POINTING AT YOU,
    LET US SEE AFTER BEING NAMELESS CAN THEY THEY FIND US TOO,
    THE WAY WE DECIPHER OUR INNER SELVES ,
    AWAY FROM THE JARGON THAT THE NAMES BRINGS!

    thanks for making me think about vicissitudes of having name or being nameless.

    Reply

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