I Lost My Identity

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Believe me! I lost entity of my own shadow
When I followed shadows of so - called greats.

Sometimes Nietzsche ruled my fresh mind
Sometime Jesus appeared to rectify them.

I intend to perceive myself as Buddha
But my behaviour favoured Hitler then.

Do their souls embody inside me?
Or my own soul is dead alive then

I gaze at my own plain mirror
I can't find reflection of mine.

I'm searching myself inside me
But not capable to find out yet.

Shall I manage for meditation
Or need to seek for revolution.

I need to visualise myself inside me
To establish myself as an unique me.

I need to preserve my fresh image
To ensure my own precious identity.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: identify
Robert Murray Smith 17 December 2020
We are unable to see inside our brains. If we could, we would see only neuronic pulsations and grey matter.
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I don't think you lost your identity, you are exploring in life and we as human beings oft tend to look at the best and famous personalities of the wolrd, like Hitler (your poem) as the most powerful man, everyone was afraid of him, till he commtted suicide because he lost the war, like Jesus (your poem) the highest Almighty with no sins at all, indeed we tend to be the utmost best but the experience in life make our mind change, maturitygives the clue
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Nice expression with beautiful words, thank you poet.
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Savita Tyagi 27 November 2016
A very good and thought provoking poem. We become a composite of many big and small personalities before realizing that none actually belongs to us. Our own self is simply a reflective mirror holding layers of perceptions for us to choose from. Congratulations for member poem place and thanks for sharing it.
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Linet Sabastian 27 November 2016
It is always good to find yourself and know exactly who you are.
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 27 November 2016
Please stop being negative, and dwell as deep as possible, with the guidance of a teacher, you will soon enough discover who you are. Very much thought provoking. Congrats for being the member's PoD.
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Glen Kappy 27 November 2016
tulsi, i relate to this poem. it reminds me of a bumper sticker i like which says be yourself. everyone else is taken. all the best to you. glen kappy
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Clarence Prince 27 November 2016
For all what you've mentioned; I have to say, good job when Jesus turns up to rectify!
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Prem Katoch 27 November 2016
Imitation creates shadows and identity is blurred.Life is meaningful if you live as it comes to you. A very good lyric. To understand self gratifies inner hunger.
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Indira Renganathan 27 November 2016
Marvelous...at some stage in life every one gets this thought ...who am I? and He? ...an interesting introspective poem...thank you- 10++++
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