Bharati Nayak

Searching For A Name

I was born to a home
Where every body calls it Mr.X's home
I was married to a Home
Where everybody calls it Mr.Y's home
And refers me
As Mr.Z's wife
I became a mother
They call me as someone's mother
I brought home
A daughter-in-law
They call me as someone's mother-in-law
My name is never referred
I always live by
With some names tagged by
I took upon it myself
Toearna name
Where Mr.X, Y, Z and A, B, C, D, E
Will be tagged after me
The question haunted me
And I hunted for a space
For myself
I came to meet
Poem Hunter without a prefix
Oh! At last there I found
My sweet little name
And the Big Big Home.

Topic(s) of this poem: identity

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2015
Poem Edited: Sunday, January 7, 2018

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  • Prem Nizar Hameed (8/10/2020 3:44:00 AM)

    A powerful poem for many to ponder.

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  • Aarzoo MehekAarzoo Mehek (6/27/2020 10:33:00 PM)

    That's the harsh irony of our existence. Creating our own identity within the relationshis is a challenge in itself. Beautifully penned. I can relate to this poem.🌹

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/9/2020 10:41:00 AM)

    And I hunted for a space
    For myself
    I came to meet
    Poem Hunter without a prefix
    Oh! At last there I found
    My sweet little name
    And the Big Big Home......here you have found your sweet big home. Wonderful perception. Lovely poem.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (4/17/2020 6:21:00 AM)

    I understand that it is painful to live always with a tag and its a challenge to earn a name. A great poem depicting the longing for individuality and freedom...10

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  • Budhashaya Behera (2/10/2020 7:06:00 AM)

    From birth to marriage you have wonderfully presented your thought. After birth father has nourished and after marriage husband has nourished. But kindly chant the name of Lord Krishna and make your life more beautiful. He is gracious. Your poem is nice...10++

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (1/10/2020 7:43:00 PM)

    well, this MUST have been a Poem of the Day! so many comments are below, even though MANY of them are responses from the poet. i shall therefor NOT read the poem, but i'll search out one less read.

    bri

    :)

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (12/26/2019 10:47:00 AM)

    No Names

    Great reality of life
    AND SO
    that is one reason
    I want to remain
    ANONYMOUS

    Soon I will merge with the River of Time
    drowned to the bottom of the sea

    Then all will ask PPME
    Who was he

    Till then let me be
    as when I am no more it will not matter whether anyone does or does not garland me

    I will be flamed in ANONYMITY
    All legends have also
    do you remember who they were

    =READ ON AT MY WALL

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  • Jagdish Singh RamánaJagdish Singh Ramána (12/20/2019 7:18:00 AM)

    A lovely and striking poem.
    Yes, mam. Poemhunter, a big big home, and the sweet name.
    Identity..........

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(12/20/2019 8:03:00 AM)

    Hearty thanks Jagdish Sing Ramana for your kind appreciation.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (12/18/2019 9:17:00 AM)

    Miss, Mrs. and mother of; it's really sad why a woman is always remembered by a man. A great poem that makes us thinking.

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(12/19/2019 9:23:00 PM)

    Lots of thanks Akhtar Jawad ji for your beautiful comment.I feel so honored that you have penned amazing Hindi and Urdu poems 'Rajkumari ' basing on its theme.I will come back to comment on that poem.

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  • Sankaran AyyaSankaran Ayya (11/3/2019 6:34:00 AM)

    Oh! At last there I found
    My sweet little name
    And the Big Big Home.
    - -yes you are perfectly correct !

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (9/30/2019 12:21:00 AM)

    Further to what I said earlier,
    She, who might be a mother, wife, sister, daughter, often commands a lot of pull without enjoying any power, financial or otherwise. Father you respect often because of fear, because he is a provider; she, simply pulls with sheer love. Without any mundane identity, she still has a standing that is unique.
    A brilliant poem from a brilliant pen.

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(9/30/2019 8:48:00 AM)

    Thank you Sir, Aniruddha Pathak for your revisit to the poem and your lovely comment.Yes, I agree with you.A mother, sister daughter or wife are really loved and others are pulled to them out of love, though they do not enjoy any power.

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (9/25/2019 10:36:00 AM)

    No doubt we all want to be recognised and identified by our name and talent
    If we put in our efforts relentlessly to find our identity we somehow arrive at a place to
    get it...PoemHunter is a website that has accepted and given us all a special name
    'Poet'...the way you have expressed this in your poem is extraordinarily good and very much interesting
    Bharati...thanks and God bless you...thanks for your comment on me as a poet too

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(9/25/2019 12:49:00 PM)

    Thank you Madam Indira Renganathan for your beautiful words on my poem as well as on my poet Page..I am so grateful for your inspiration.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/24/2019 10:03:00 AM)

    A very unique expression on identity has been made by you through this tiny poem. It is really a sweet and beautiful poem I visited time and again.

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  • Jane Campion (7/8/2019 3:48:00 PM)

    Without an identity we are free to be ourselves.

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(7/12/2019 6:49:00 AM)

    Many thanks jane Campion for your lovely comments on my poems and also poet page.I feel humbled and grateful.

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  • Fantone MdalaFantone Mdala (5/2/2019 12:24:00 PM)

    Wow! This poem truly reflects what I felt when I first joined Poemhunter. Thanks for the inspiring piece Bharati Nayak,

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(7/12/2019 6:50:00 AM)

    Thank you Fantone Mdala for your encouraging comment.

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  • Valentin SavinValentin Savin (2/1/2019 4:47:00 AM)

    Well thought and written. There is some real truth behind it..

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(2/1/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    My humble thanks for your kind read and appreciation.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (1/29/2019 5:10:00 AM)

    I came to meet
    Poem Hunter without a prefix
    Oh! At last there I found
    My sweet little name.....Your love for this great poetry site is passionately expressed in this beautiful poem! I love reading this sweet poem time and again!

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  • C F (1/20/2019 11:23:00 PM)

    Well written poem.... I am glad that if culture does not allow, at least at PoemHunter you are well known. Henceforth, I will think of Bharati not as Goddess of Knowledge but Bharati as Free Spirit of the Sky.

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (12/12/2018 10:57:00 PM)

    You are a Name and your name became nameless ecsuse of word fails to do justice to your game..
    You are a nameless glory and eternal is your prime.

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  • Adiela AkooAdiela Akoo (11/25/2018 11:10:00 AM)

    My second reading of this beautiful poem about

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