it just popped into my head one night and i let my pen write itself away my journal. when i realized that a lot of people didn't use my name, but the nickname i gave them.

Who are you?


What is my name?

I don’t know anymore.

I’ve been labeled many things, you might as well pick an aisle.


What is my real name?

I don’t want anyone to know.

I’ve always made it a game, so you might as well choose a name.


How many nicknames?

I don’t even think I could count them.

I’ve created these as a scam, so you as an outsider could not know of me.


How many years?

I don’t even remember.

I’ve played this charade for so long, you haven’t even realized that you’ve played a part to sell out my own name.

Submitted: August 03, 2018

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Very interesting and I liked it!! :D Good job! :)

Fri, August 3rd, 2018 5:41pm


Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Fri, August 3rd, 2018 4:08pm


I loved this, I can relate to it. It’s wonderfully put, well done

Fri, August 3rd, 2018 6:05pm


Thank you! People relating too was what I was going for. Names and even labels stick with life. Thanks much

Fri, August 3rd, 2018 4:10pm

Melancholic Wisdom

An interesting concept, the first thing that came to mind for me was the nature of the internet. Online we can all be anonymous and go by many nicknames/screen names, that we lose track of how many we have. And it keeps a nice wall between who you really are and who you are online, which can be complete different people. Really interesting poem, great work

Sat, August 4th, 2018 4:24am


Thank you very much! The funny thing is, this poem came to me when I reflected on my graduation. I realized my close friends and even strangers who knew of me, didn't know my real name. Even at home, it's very rare to hear my name being called upon my family now. I started a nickname in middle school bc I didn't want to be the girl they remembered in elementary school. From then on, i just stuck to me like glue. Anyways, I get what you mean about the internet, the screen names give a sanctuary of who you want to be or who you truly are. Lol, I used to do fanfic a lot, I have so many so many screen names it's funny when I think about it. Thanks much:}

Sat, August 4th, 2018 12:45am


As a child I was insulted by the calling of a name...
As adult I came to understand it’s really all the same.
On Booksie we anonymous, to write without a fear;
But life, my friend, means something more, when one’s name is near...
So as I wander through this world, where some don’t really care:
The best that I can ever do for you, you name my mind keep there!
Yes, I will do my best all times, to keep you in my heart...
Even if we never meet, I pray we never part!

Sat, August 4th, 2018 5:07am


Aww, you're so sweet, thanks so much. I getting what you mean, it's not really the name, but the personality behind it. What's funny, my username on this booskie account, has the nicknames of my true first name. ELLE is last and DEE is first. D is the first letter of my name, and elle are my last four letters of my name. I'm pretty sure you might have clue to what my true name is lol:}

Sat, August 4th, 2018 12:17am


I like the style of the poem. Just amazing. Great job.

Mon, August 6th, 2018 6:22pm


Thank you so much!:}

Tue, August 7th, 2018 7:53pm

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