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Whats in a name

Posted to Action Poetry

a label, a frame abstraction of self,
the window through which we see and are seen
a shell which contains us,
all that we are yet nothing at all
A circle binding that which others feel we are
a tag for this fragile machine of fleshblood and bone
adjective names what others think we are
yet a thing of greater power still
can this single simple word describe the god inside we know ourselves to be
so show the world what's in a name
live that life less ordinary
split your soul wide open
show the your heart to the heavens
wrap your name around the world
take it all inside
and the world shall shout your name from the mountains of the moon to the plains of Timbuctoo