What Is My Name?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The dilemma of choosing what to call myself.

When I was born I was given a name

Wanda Kay Newton.

I have always hated that first name 


But I always loved my second name


I proudly carried my father’s last name 


Until marriage changed my last name to 


Wanda Kay Newton Gray was too long a name

So Wanda Kay Gray became my new legal name.

For sixty-one wonderful years I carried that name.

For only seventeen years I had my birth name.

For sixty-two years I have had my married name.

Now that I am a widow what is really my name?

Going through legal channels to change my name

Is too long and expensive a way to redo my name.

So I guess I’ll just have to leave my name the same

Wanda Kay Newton Gray.

Submitted: February 03, 2021

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