Savita Tyagi


A Larger Identity - Poem by Savita Tyagi

It is not enough to have our own identity.
Our individuality is just one layer, a small brick
In a multilayered cosmic structure.
We are part of a bigger world,
And wish to be part of that larger identity.
To be a mother-father, brother-sister,
Son or daughter or a friend and relative
Is part of accepting that greater identity.
A social activity related to the service of others
Is rewarded by a sense of elation and stimulation.
In an environment where wider consciousness
Of a larger community is overlooked
Sense of oneness is diminished.
A segregated individual starts to
Suffer from malice of loneliness
Holding an insecure place
In a large body of universal existence.

Topic(s) of this poem: identity

Form: Free Verse


Comments about A Larger Identity by Savita Tyagi

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/30/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    Our individuality is just one layer, and our identity is just like a small brick. Bit truly we have a greater cosmic identity a s souls, the children of God. Our true identity is with universal existence. This is an interesting poem very beautifully and excellently penned...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    A very interesting poem Savita enjoyed thank you Alan (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/17/2017 5:00:00 AM)

    A segregated individual starts to
    Suffer from malice of loneliness
    Holding an insecure place
    In a large body of universal existence.
    -A great poem
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  • (9/3/2017 9:57:00 PM)

    A good poem that chall see ngesiSwat us to go global in how we see ourselves. So true. We confine ourselves to the now. (Report)Reply

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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (5/21/2016 10:42:00 PM)

    Yes, human beings are one.Only that one section should not subdue the other. Struggle should be against this, not that you are English and we am Indians.A good message. (Report)Reply

    Savita Tyagi(5/22/2016 5:45:00 PM)

    Thank you Akham. Appreciate your comment.

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  • Bri Edwards (12/15/2015 10:06:00 AM)

    WOW! this must be your thesis for a doctorate in philosophy or somethin'. no offense meant!
    it does ring a bell deep in my soul. i get the loneliness part. if it weren't for loneliness, i would probably not have married 4 times and i would perhaps not do volunteer work!

    i like it, ..............though you could make it funnier! bri :)

    to MyPoemList. i need a 'smart' poem there today!
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  • Shahin Latif (12/6/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Really your poem carry very important message. So, I love this poem. I can This poem is best one. I love to read it. Excellent creativity! Take my heartiest love. Be evergreen. (Report)Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (6/22/2015 7:46:00 AM)

    MALICE OF LONELINESS is a powerful phrase to identify the life we DON'T want to live, and acquiring the LARGER IDENTITY your title points to is the way to prevent such a dead-end existence. I just read/commented on A POET'S HEART and this poem expands the themes in that one. Poets have a gift of creativity: your poem summons them to use that gift in a responsible and productive way. And by sending this message, your poem illustrates the very goal it sets. Your poem encourages its readers to be better people; it literally gives them that degree of courage! (Report)Reply

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  • Mihaela Pirjol (3/9/2015 1:46:00 PM)

    I really like the message that this poem carry; a poem that calls out for Unity and Humanity, All One, Globally... Only that we will put an end to Misery! Great poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/21/2014 11:47:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Very true said,

    We are part of a bigger world
    And wish to be part of that larger identity...

    By engaging in some social activity and thereby doing service to others, we will be a part of larger identity and will not suffer from any loneliness.....
    Thoughtful message with great meaning. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/19/2014 3:21:00 PM)

    We are part of a bigger world And wish to be part of that larger identity.
    A great message.
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  • Valsa George (8/18/2014 1:25:00 AM)

    Yes, in a large body of universal existence, when one withdraws into his narrow self, he makes himself an exile and will suffer from a sense of morbid loneliness! Only by accepting a wider identity and immersing in some social activities can a man gravitate away from his narrow self! Great write! So true! (Report)Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (8/15/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    A very well exposure of a community feeling, To ensure the peace in life we have to live in a larger global family. I have to endear all so that I also will be dear to them. (Report)Reply

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/14/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    You provided the societal context for perception of life. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (8/11/2014 8:22:00 PM)

    universal existence, I like it, thanks. good one Savita. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, October 17, 2016


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