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Author Name: Premiumsheedreams 9 Comments
Date Added: November 18, 2009 08:11:56 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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My Name Is....
My real name is Calamity
but I'd rather wade in Calm Waters.
I've been called, Why Are You So Sad?
...and Woman With No Daughters.
I'm a good listener whose name is
A Cradle For Your Thoughts.
You can come to me when
Your Heart is Tied Up in Knots.
My real name is Sukulilli,
the native American word for silly. 
Yesterday I was known as Silent Sophie
with nothing to say.
Now you can call me Soliloquy
and A Bright New Day.
Counselor, Ambassador, A Bright Northern Star
Skootch, Cameleon, and Feathered With Tar
Mending Fences, Laughing Buckets and
Caterpillar Eyes;
Elf Shoes, Champagne, Silk Pajamas,
 and Dreams of Super-size.
Shee, Baby Phat, Speedee, and Kimonojo
Sweet Pia, Caroline, and plain 'ole Ljo.
Names are little labels
that tell who you are
like Jumping Over Puddles,
Chasing Tumbleweeds,
and Come As You Are.
So let me get to know you...
 
My Bright Little Star
 
Give yourself a few names
and reveal who you are.
 
 
 
Author's Notes:
....each of us wear many names and each name tells a little story.   what is your name?
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeChristina Lynn on December 4, 2015 04:46:58 AM Report

I have a poem titled "My name is" as well....

The name you are called during certain times of your life can be what you use to relate to your attitude or thoughts at that time or in my case the people who mean the most to you during that time and called you by that specific name. Names carry great meaning but the name in the end that means the most is the name you choose to call yourself.....

 

Nice write : )

Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on November 21, 2009 03:06:04 AM Report
Sukulilli? What a perfect word. We have something similar in Italian.....just ask my family. Silliness is Joe. Some names change with a role, some with a mood, some with certain actions. Nice work Calamity. jp
Comment By: FreePeter Sammylin on November 18, 2009 08:24:12 PM Report
Hello Linda,

I love the many names you have and the way you have shared them with us in this delight of a poetic achievement!  It had me joy in its beauty, chuckle with its fun and feel all fuzzy by its tenderness....  You are a grand lady!

Greetings: Peter
Comment By: FreeJessica Ruth Myr on November 18, 2009 06:26:24 PM Report
I loved the subtle rhythm of this, and the way it flows from one name to the next.  Each one says so much, and it all comes together so perfectly.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 18, 2009 12:48:49 PM Report
Ooops...that should read "Trusted Confidante". My bad! =))

 

~B~

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 18, 2009 12:44:51 PM Report
Oh heck Linda Jo...today I am: Classical Heart, Battle Warrior, The Orphan, Sad Susan, Convoluted Kook, Hope's Headquarters, Deep Thinker, Trusted Confident, Tired Tess and Strong Shoulders. ((I've been called a few other things in my time too...but we better keep this clean)) Wonderful poem that encourages introspection. Very nice...enjoyed!

 

~Barbara~        

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on November 18, 2009 10:04:35 AM Report
EXCELLENT.....!  Please ask Rich M. to make this the TOPIC OF THE WEEK....Perfect~!!
Thank you, Ljo, for taking the time to assemble one of the highlights of reading here at CP this mornin' over a hot cup of java~!!!
Margaret....

Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 18, 2009 09:30:53 AM Report
Linda Jo, this is an awesome piece of self-reflection and analysis.  I applaud your efforts.  I think you've got a great idea about the names we might carry.  thanks for sharing this.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 18, 2009 09:19:16 AM Report
 What is your real name... oh this is awesome ....
the many mask of life... ..
 What a creative poem every one will love this one....





 


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