A Poem by Mahitha Reddy Kasireddi

Aren't you scared of being NOBODY?


Sign on currency notes,

Stand on pedestals,

Scream to a mad crowd

Stories of great triumphs,

Be becoming, be somebody.


Drive on tar roads,

Flatest wheeled motors,

Boast of your titanium, suits, shoes,

Of leather jackets, goggles, lingerie.

Throw packets out of your window,

Under the earth, into sea beds,

Grab some power, some land,

Donate huge sums, wash your sins,

Be becoming, Be somebody,


Go shade one of the four circles,

Cram formulas, digits and words

Treasure the old furniture,

Your ancestors bought,

Thank them at rich gatherings,

Make history, leave your traces.

Forget who you are, what you can be 

if you weren't asked to be

Be becoming, be somebody


Then shall you be buried,

In an expensive oak coffin,

Marble slab erected, labels etched,

Else in 27 cartoons casket,

Unnamed granite stones at your head,

Hence, fear of being a Nobody 

© 2014 Mahitha Reddy Kasireddi

Author's Note

Mahitha Reddy Kasireddi
I have just started writing. This is all amateur. Would love suggestions and feedback on how to improve. Thank you.

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True worth is not how much money you have in the bank but rather how much love and compassion you have in your heart.

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is really well done:) great work

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on April 5, 2014
Last Updated on April 5, 2014
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Mahitha Reddy Kasireddi
Mahitha Reddy Kasireddi

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

I am an aspiring writer. more..