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Jello For The Neighbors

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Jello For The Neighbors

Take my name
deface it
make it taboo
break every letter in half
my last name too.
grab my middle name
laugh at it
throw it down stream!
make the alphabet forget
how it arranged to spell me.
my name is not me!
it does not explain my person
it labels me for labeling
and defines me by the surface.
a more simple version
would be
knowing each other by emotions.
but we left our shores
and started wars
lost compassion in the ocean.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2012 1:08:00 AM
    And thank you poets for supporting my smile!

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Like this one.

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 7:25:00 AM
    A pleasure to read and congratulate you on your featured poem this week Patrick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Patrick, I read your featured poem and I am in total agreement with name does not define me...what I am called does not make or change what I am on the inside...loving this a lot! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 6:32:00 PM
    Thank you all soo much!!

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 5:48:00 AM
    warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Patrick. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol 06/19/2012

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 11:28:00 PM
    A racy exciting poem, in every line. Great read. My only mild worry would be the unnecessary punctuation. To my mind it doesn't need any because the lines flow so well.

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 9:07:00 PM
    MY NAME IS NOT ME...DEEP! Welcome to PS! I will definitely be visiting your profile again...