Who am I?

Who am I?

A Poem by Jyoti_Ablaze

From tackling the fluctuating Scorecards 
To bidding for the best Salary Package, 
I’ve let these mere numbers define me throughout my life
But is it all that I am?

Running from Monday to Friday to reach the weekend
To letting the brands decide how I live, what I consume
I’ve let this race against the clock and this evolving lifestyle define me
But is it all that I am?

From hating my own skin because I didn't look pretty enough
To letting formalism decide what and how shall I do everything
I’ve let others’ acknowledgements and approvals define my every move
But is it all that I am?

Am I not that dear child,
Who withered against the system to learn something for real?
Am I not that well-trained aspirant,
Who tried the best to fit in the criteria of corporate slavery? 

Am I not that depressed millennial,
Who fought the unsung battle of compliance and obligations?
Am I not that lost soul,
Who disregarded oneself and spent a lifetime waiting to finally live?

Perhaps, in the anticipation of reaching the destination, 
I mistook the purpose of this whole journey
Perhaps, this life was not about the end at all, but a chance to build one's own path
And in that pursuit to meet the true inner self.


-jyoti_ablaze

© 2017 Jyoti_Ablaze


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Such a strong piece from you.
The journey of knowing who one is lasts a lifetime.
Well penned Jyoti_Ablaze

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Thank you Tony!
I enjoyed penning this.
some of us never realize the truth within your poem ..or never find the courage to face who we really are ..growing up can elude us all the way till death ..what a pity ..for me your poem points to how unique each of us are , valuable with gifts to share and enjoy ... i think the repetition of the question is strong ..works well for me!! thanks for sharing this honest self look at life and influences
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Thank you E!
Always a pleasure to recieve your reviews.
I am glad that your poem asked all right questions and the answer did not disappoint at all. A brilliant piece and a must read for all.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words.
i let others dictate my opinion of myself for many many years...and sometimes still do...but we eventually must find peace in our own skin..

this poem has such strong philosophy....
well done.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words.
it seems the working people always make the rich,richer,we run all week,but that`s not who you are,that`s how you make a living,and you are very pretty

Posted 3 Years Ago


 wordman

3 Years Ago

when ever you`re ready my friend
Jyoti_Ablaze

3 Years Ago

Is that story here for all to read?
 wordman

3 Years Ago

i have never seen it

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