Dilip Pattanayak

Who Am I? - Poem by Dilip Pattanayak

Who am I?
When do I ask this to me
I see I am nobody, nothing,
but Everybody and everything.
My identity is determined
by the society, by the people;
given a name by my parents.

Who am I?
I am a son to my parents;
a father to my child;
a teacher to my pupils;
a customer to my shopkeeper;
a husband to my better-half;
a lover to my beloved;
and so on.

Who am I?
I am a character with
many faces; with many
attitudes; with many
expectations; with many
ideas, feelings, and emotions.

Who am I?
I am a multiple in a single body;
a particle in this human universe
being myself and the other
at the same time.
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Topic(s) of this poem: identity

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Who Am I? by Dilip Pattanayak

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (8/12/2016 9:57:00 AM)

    Who am I? A big question! ! you are raising...... it needs a philosophical answer. simply by observing we can talk about the question and try to answer........ who am i, what is my identity, my origin, where do i go after death?
    is there a life after death, do i aim at it.... so many questions you are raising... thank you very much dear poet. tony
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  • Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:39:00 PM)

    The hardest question to answer. Thanks, Dilip (Report) Reply

    Dilip Pattanayak (12/10/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Thank you very much, Kelly for appreciating the poem.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015

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