The Name that Wasn’t

No voice, no noise.
No reflection of oneself.
No definition; none for assumption.
I am not myself.

Now here, now there.
I pity myself.
Now this, now that.
I am not myself.

Neither today nor tomorrow.
I can’t portray the inner self.
One’s thoughts, another’s actions.
I am not myself.

Neither from the rain
Nor from the draught.
From where do I then
Glean myself?

I am but a name
That tiny nothing
Neither more nor less.
I remain myself.
© Suyog Ketkar

About Suyog Ketkar

He is a certified technical communicator. He believes that writing continues to be an easy-to-do-but-difficult-to-master job. In his work time, he proudly dons the “enabler” cape. In his non-work time, he dons many hats including one of a super-busy father.
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to The Name that Wasn’t

  1. Arun says:

    This is the poem that wasn’t 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. itsmewhoelse says:

    Hello Suyog, this is lovely – but it prompted me to write a reply. I hope you Don’t mind:

    The Name that Is

    My voice, my noise.
    My reflection of myself.
    I define; not for assumption.
    I am only myself.

    Now here, now there.
    I drive forward.
    Now this, now that.
    I create myself.

    both today and tomorrow.
    I will portray the inner self.
    One’s thoughts, one’s actions.
    I will be myself.

    From the rain
    From the draught.
    From all places I
    Glean myself!

    I am not only a name
    That tiny nothing
    I continue to be more
    I become myself

    Liked by 2 people

  3. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain.

    Today (29th Oct. 2019) is that other day, Suyog. 🙂

    Where is that iconic smile of Hyderabad?

    Liked by 1 person

Wish to reply?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.