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If I can just give to the world more than I take from it, I will be a very happy man. For there is no greater joy in life than to give. Motto : Live, Laugh and Love. You can follow me on Twitter too . My handle is @Raja_Sw.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

My identity

Define me not by land or faith
Or by what trade I ply

No country or town
No religion or faith
No trade or job
None I call my own

They’re all part of me
Yet none vests in me
They’ve all shaped me
Yet none defines me

The world loves groups,
Categories and classes
Works for most guys,
Is lapped up by the masses

I seek no identity
I wish for none
I’ll go without fuss
When my job’s done

But whence I come
And where I go
No man-made marks there
For me to show.


Lilian said...

Ongelooflijk mooi! Feel the same, I love it! Tears coming up...

Raja Swaminathan said...

Thanks, Lil. Can imagine you feel the same way, what with your Spain-SA experiences.

Ava Suri said...

Beautiful thoughts first and foremost, beautifully expressed. You have a nice flair for poetry.

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Wow. I didn't know you could write poetry, Raja Mama :)

And how true!

Raja Swaminathan said...

@Ava, thanks. I find a short poem sometimes says more than a thousand words.

@Nandu, thanks. Yes, I am an occasional dabbler. Usually on subjects like love, freedom, life and death.:-)

Saket Kumar said...

मेरे मुस्कुराने से जो दुनिया के लबोँ पर हँसी आये ,
अपने दर्द छुपाकर मैँ यूँही मुस्कुराता रहुँगा ।
really awesome lines sir