Jacson Gelato


Who Are You? - Poem by Jacson Gelato

I asked him- what do you do
He replied - I am a doctor
I asked him again- what exactly do you do
he replied- I treat the sick people.
I asked another man- what do you do
he replied - I am an architect
I asked him again- what exactly do you do
he replied - I design houses for people to build.
I asked yet another man- what do you do
he replied- I am a tailor
I asked him again- what exactly do you do
he replied- I stitch clothes.
I asked a man on the streets- what do you do
he replied - I am a beggar
I asked him again- what exactly do you do
he replied - I beg and take whatever people give.
I finally saw a man walking in a white robe
I asked him- what do you do
he replied- I am a priest
I asked him - what exactly do you do
he replied- I connect man to God.
Finally, I asked myself- what do I do
and I answered to myself
I use and need the services of all these people
and I asked myself - what exactly do I do
I told myself - I walk on this earth
where the world is a stage and
everyone has a role to play.

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition


Comments about Who Are You? by Jacson Gelato

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/22/2016 4:49:00 AM)


    I like the ending of this poem. It answers the main question of who we are. Keep it up! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (9/12/2015 3:57:00 AM)


    How beautifully the idea that the world is a stage where every one has a definite role to play, has been explained. Thanks for the poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 12, 2015


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