NAME

NAME

A Chapter by Margaux (Dhaye)
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Will you fight for it?

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I breathed in a kind of life
Which conformed to that one I evoked
Carried my own identity
Which I valued so much
Gaining honor from the league
Yes, I was distinguished.

You offered me your name
So pure and white to my eyes
Accepted, love and nurtured it
Like what I have done to mine.

We echoed to the world
The best alliance we have
Glowing and sparkling like a diamond
But only for a moment in time.

The force between us was great
Pushing us to opposite directions
The friction became so intense
Which created the flame of ire.

Why not?
You ruined the thing I valued the most
Crashed it behind my eyes
With your selfish plans
Of which became sharp knives
That cut it all.

My name, my precious name!
Was now but a dirty rag into their eyes
And nothing I have done
But a thousand sighs and cries in the dark.

In my dark moments I remembered
The pledge that we have made
And so I stood and dressed up
Walked in nobility
Breathed the same air
Just like before
Ah, I have to win this task
Though only risks were all displayed.

I fought for you
For our name, for our life
But you left me alone in the dark
Cleaning that messy ground
With such sticky dirt
That are hard to wipe out.

Now I am trying to breathe again
In the same way I once knew
Hoping that I may redeem
My name that once they revered.















© 2014 Margaux (Dhaye)


Author's Note

Margaux  (Dhaye)
Free verse (vers libre) - Poetry written in either rhyme or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern.

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That was very painful to read, as I am sure it was to share with the world. Sometimes when we lose everything we've had, even our dignity and what we have worked long and hard for -- sometimes-- we see that we are more than the sum of our works and our accomplishments. There is something wonderfully beautiful about a survivor and there is great strength in one who keeps their chin up when facing unjust persecution.

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for dropping by, Eddie.



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That was very painful to read, as I am sure it was to share with the world. Sometimes when we lose everything we've had, even our dignity and what we have worked long and hard for -- sometimes-- we see that we are more than the sum of our works and our accomplishments. There is something wonderfully beautiful about a survivor and there is great strength in one who keeps their chin up when facing unjust persecution.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for dropping by, Eddie.
Wow, Ate. You astound me with this. I think this is your best work that I have read so far. I felt pain, betrayal, longing for what was lost... *Sigh* This is beautiful.

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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

*today...tonight...how long? Hehe
Blue

6 Years Ago

Why energetic? Haha.
Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Energetic...in giving reviews. Hehe.

Okay...enjoy your visit to your friends' pages. =.. read more
Ah, what’s in a name? =)
This piece gave me the impression that this is about REPUTATION (however, character is another matter). Our name does not only mark our identity but it also carries with it our reputation. In this piece, it appears that the speaker had built himself/herself a good reputation but with just one wrong move of associating herself/himself with someone he/she perceived to have a good reputation (but turned out to have devious plan), the name he/she painstakingly protected just crumbled in to pieces—the unfortunate price of lack of good judgment of character.

But is it our fault if we trust easily? I like the positive ending. This is a new concept, Dhaye.


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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Is it fault or is it weakness? Yes, new concept. And I hope the following days I can watch more movi.. read more
I always knew you have it in you . I really do like this one Dhaye. You are raising the bar here even higher than what you have set to climb.
" Hoping that I may redeem
My name that once they revered."
Perfect way to end it ....


Posted 6 Years Ago


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Margaux  (Dhaye)

6 Years Ago

Hmnn... I can still sense something behind those words from you. But thanks for the visit today, Nei.. read more

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Hello! I am Dhaye, a public secondary school teacher, a passionate artist "married" to her dream. I write in different perspectives. So please know NOT all my works are about me. .. more..

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