Kranthi Pothineni

A Fool's Label

This world had labeled me
Labeled me with many labels
Each label is unique from other
No idea which label is right
I feel as though all are right

One had labeled me as immature
One had labeled me as wacky
One had labeled me as a failure
One had labeled me as over-thinker
My birth had labeled me as a fool

What can I say when i am a fool?
A fool with many labels to his name
No idea why this world labeled me
Labeled me with all its knowledge
Knowledge of this world labeled me

I am labeled by many intellects
Those labels are like gifts to me
Each time i see them, I smile
They made me to discover myself
Discover who i am in this world

Now i discovered myself
So i am labeling myself
Labeling with all my knowledge
Labeling as a fool in this world
A fool who speaks truth in this world.

Submitted: Friday, January 30, 2009

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  • Saadat Tahir (7/15/2009 2:25:00 PM)

    a conundrum that saints and ascetics have long grapeled fact if you the village life of the subcontinent well then....u would know that people who were spiritually inclined and shunned the norms of life in modesty were often labeleb as..Allh-lok & saeen....both words implying a simpleton or fool... and a curory glance at history telld us that it was these simple souls that made huge impacts on our lives and politics...
    great subject...very well written
    cheers and ten (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/8/2009 12:56:00 AM)

    More like a smart fool. BUT, in todays world labels are everywhere, overflowing, and many cheap.. A good name is really important, (Report) Reply

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