What Made Me, Me?

What makes me the real me, for me, for you and the world,

The more I think, the confusion gets confounded,

I will say my soul makes me, but for you what matters is my body,

If my soul lives in another body, for you, it is not me but somebody.


Thinking about it the whole night, slumber engulfed me,

In my slumber I had a weird dream that shook me,

In my dream I met a surgeon who drugged and kidnapped me,

When I regained my consciousness, I found AL-BAGHDADI staring at me.


He abused me and I abused him back, he hit me and I hit him back,

We were engaged in a scuffle and that brought the surgeon rushing back,

He drugged us again and made us lie in his operation table,

He swapped our brains, a dream deadlier than any weird fable.


Now a poet lived in AL-BAGHDADI’S body and a terrorist in my body,

Like devil quoting scriptures, he started composing poems with melody,

I started paving ways for destruction of humanity, oh, what a perverted destiny!

A poet who made verses in praise of harmony now started committing felony!!


The poet will be killed soon as he lived in a terrorist’s loathsome body,

The terrorist will live to plan for more violence and acts that are shoddy,

As I woke up with a start, the question continued to haunt me,

Can anybody tell me, what made me me for the world, for you and for me?

© K.Radhakrishnan

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Poet K.Radhakrishnan lives in Bhopal city, India. Born on 4th November 1955. He is an underwriter by profession and worked as a senior level executive in NEWINDIA ASSURANCE, India's largest General Insurance Company till his retirement. He is engaged in consultant activities and insurance education. He has co-authored three insurance text books for NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH(NCERT), INDIA. He has a passion for writing poetry which he pursued after retirement from his job. His first poetry book REFLECTION OF SOUL was published by LULU PRESS and is selling in Amazon and Barnes& Nobles http://www.lulu.com/shop/k-radhakrishnan/reflections-of-soul/paperback/product-23074342.html https://www.amazon.com/REFLECTIONS-SOUL-K-RADHAKRISHNAN/dp/1365769984 His second book ERUPTION OF BOTTLED UP EMOTINS is under publication.

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