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What's in a Name

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Martie
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I was recently thinking about names.
Whatís in a name?
Just a word,
a few letters strung together,
given us at birth,
carefully thought out.
You had your name
before I knew you.
I had mine
before I knew me.
Your name is who you are.

But, it is not really you.
Itís written on tree trunks
and with a finger on the
fogged up window of the car,
you sign it
with love,
but who are you really?
I sign my name to this poem,
but who am I?

Then I got to thinking
what would happen
if I were just a symbol
of the letters that spell my name
and my name
was who I was.
It would play around with
the words in this poem,
probably not make any sense
at all,
then sign itself
with blood.

Mine!
© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Good one, Martie! (echoes of Prince or the Performer formally known as Prince!?)

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Good read,enjoyed this!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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