WHAT IS IN A NAME?

I KNOW ALL YOU REALLY WANTED TO DO IS HELP

From the day I was born I was called a name

I had no choice and I have had to live with that name my whole life

Lucky for me I love my name

How would things be different if I didn't love my name?

Would I be the same ?

Would I be the person who I am today if my name was Gay?

How would I struggle with each and every day?

Would people come up to me and cheer me on for the person who I am?

Does a name really mean that much?

What if my name was Glory?

Would I stand tall and create greatness from everything

What if my name was Small

Would I stand tall or constantly be pushed against the wall

What if my name was Sin?

Would I be doomed from the first day and always wonder who am I deep within?

What if my name was God?

Could I live up to such a name?

Would I be all that he has proclaimed

If I only had a common name like Mary,John or Jim

I could walk quietly and not be noticed

What if my name was Spam?

Would I willfully cause havoc and destruction with every breath I take

Would I fight the world and all it's problems

Can I live up to my name ?

My name happens to be Michael or what people like to call me Mike

I grew up with Mikey likes it

T.V. had given me instant fame

Maybe it doesn't matter who we are and what name we are given

We have a right to be who we want to be each time we speak

Lets give us a new name

One of Determination and Persistance

One of Respect and Loving Loyalty

From this day forward

Lets be all we want to be

Let people remember your name

Listen to people talk and say who was she?

I couldn't believe he did that?

People will talk and we will give them lots to talk about

Hold your head high and take a bow

For that is a bow for you and only you deserve it

You make people stop and think and wonder

What is in a name?

I wish I had that name Thunder

To make you wonder

Whether I will roar and scare hearts tender or bring closer two souls

In an embrace like burning coals!!

Comments 48 comments

seasoning 6 years ago

interesting thinking enjoyed it


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Were you given any nicknames you can remember?


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Oh, I like this... very cool concept!!


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

DREAM ON, enjoyed reading this hub. I was given nicknames I don't want to remember! Thank you for sharing this with us.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

seasoning I am so curious how you came up with that name?I often think of seasoning a steak to perfection and the joy of eating it after.


seasoning 6 years ago

well yes you are on the ball there, it was something to do with steak as i remember....... steak is so bland without just a touch of seasoning, do you not agree


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

carolina muscle you have a great hub name.First I have never been to North carolina or South Carolina but who everyone who has say it is quite beautiful.I think we all want more muscle and beg to get into shape.I just recently started going to the gym 2 weeks now.Something I always wanted to do but always found something else to do or someone else to give me reasons not to go.It is now or never.I feel really good going and I wish I went to the gym istead of all those other important things I don't remember now.Well it is a good time to start and I am almost at the lowest weight on any machine.Every girl in the gym puts me to shame.I have once again become so humble and learned how to swollow my pride as I suck my gut in.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Seasoning you are more than that.I think of you seasoning everyone in the world and taking ordinary people and making them extraordinary by your touch.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

D.A.L. out of sight out of mind.I think those nicknames were wrong and unfortunately they were said for stupid reasons.Maybe it was a way of teaching us so we wouldn't be so mean to others when we given the chance.A hard lesson to learn.Hope your on to a great day and off from work and doing something you really enjoy today.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

hi what is in a name. My middle name is Lorraine, i often wanted to change my name to Lorraine, so now i have does that answer your question?


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

As long as you are happy that is what counts.You don't have to please me?If I like the name Ethel do you really want to be called Ethel.I think it is not so much the name but the person who lives up to the name.I think you are wonderful which ever name you choose.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

oh no i know i dont need to please you, i think someone somewhere is stirring pots,,,,,, i am going,,,


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

no need to go.Sometimes you don't understand what I am trying to say.You live your life.I am interested in learning about life.Thats all....


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i really do have to go as i have to go to work, i do understand you honestly...... just joking i think you mentioned stirring pots once, just a gentle reminder of that comment. I hope we can take up this conversation again, i may be around just for 10 mins or so.... i don't often talk about myself, sometimes it is hard,


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

You have work?That is one silly thing to do.Staying up hubbing all morning.Have a good day at work and give all the residents a hug for me!!!!!!!!!!!!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i will tell them a very close friend of mine sends kindest regards, i am in work at 2 so have to leave soon.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

I think bosses deserves hugs don't you?Hugs are so much more giving.I wish I could give them just a rose and say I am thinking of you.


Miss Take 6 years ago

yeah roses are always well received.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Miss Take what is your favorite ?


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Miss take To bad you couldn't use a sick day?


Miss Take 6 years ago

i know sad aint it..... if we ring in sick they make us stay off the two days after and lose all money ..... sad or what>>>>>>> yellow roses are ace,


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Just think maybe work will give you an idea for a great hub.If you didn't go to work you couldn't of thought of it.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

exactly....... i love working but prefer the morning shift, as i get too settled when i stay in chatting with friends all morning......


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

I work the night shift.I talk all night and I am just warming up for the hub pages 3 A.M.in the morning.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

i sleep all night....... talking is good it gets things of your chest


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Life is incredible in so many ways.All I can do is thank god for bringing you to me.You have given me support and encouragement time and time again.I think we all search to be noticed.No matter how small are contribution is...You are a friend and I was sad to see you leave before.Then I realized people have to do what they feel is neccessary in their own lives.The important thing is to walk away smiling.You have done that for me.


poetlorraine 6 years ago

well i did not leave for long did i...... i used to throw in the towel with lots of things, but hub pages is worth fighting for, as it connects me with great people......


cosette 6 years ago

cool! i like the name 'Thunder' too. that could come in handy every once in a while ;)

very pretty hub.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Poet The hub pages is just a series of stories.Anything worth doing is worth doing right.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Cosette have you had any nicknames in the past?Are you proud of your name.


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Dr irum 6 years ago

its cool hub, and intresting writing


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Dr irum thanks for dropping in.Is there a funny story you would love to share about a nickname or your name?


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bluejay900 6 years ago

That was really great! I've never really thought about names that way before. Great hub!


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Bluejay900 I found our names are something we had no control over and yet has power on our thoughts.Thank you so much for reading.


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Joy56 6 years ago

I am back for another read, heck look at all the names i have been on here. Now i am Joy, my mum's name. May change it again, but i will leave my work up this time. How are you.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

Joy56 I still remember our late night chats.You inspiring me with more of your hubs.You make writing wonderful.Of course you do your mum.I have alot on my plate right now.Love to talk.Pleasant thoughts sent air mail.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Interesting question - What's in a name? I wonder, if you were named Sunshine instead of Thor how different would you be?


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DREAM ON 6 years ago Author

KoffeeKlatch Let me think.If I was named sunshine. I think I would write more about nature and mother earth and the environment.Maybe more religious hubs.If I was Thor I would talk about cars and boats and tools or maybe a military hub.How about you?If you were named red velvet or Uptown girls.


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Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

Goodness gracious what a wonderful group of comments from a great controversial hub Never had a nickname but I like my name because it's different. Up and awesome. Talk to you soon


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Charlu I would love to give you a nickname.The Adventurous One.You never seem to question what you wanted and did what you felt was right.You are brave and take on the world.I am proud to have you as a friend.Your name is beautiful just the way it is.It gives you a uniqueness and mystery.It rolls off my tongue.Very special indeed.Thanx for reading and sharing.


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Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks Dream On and I love the nickname. It fits me to a T. I am always into or working on something. Take care and thanks for sharing your incredible writing skills with all of us. I am proud to be an avid follower.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Adventurous One I am happy to see you again.I am so glad you like your nickname.I also have many new ideas I would love to share.If you have the time feel free to e-mail me and we can see where it goes.Ideas are no good unless they are used.They sit and collect dust.I hate dust.Just one more thought to add to your already long list of things to do.This can be fun and maybe we can both retire early.Charlu have a wonderful day too.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

absolutely fantastic and beautiful poem!! Its too good..wish you could continue it! I tried to with few lines below:

"I wish I had the name thunder

to make you wonder

whether I will roar and

scare hearts tender

or bring closer two souls

in an embrace like

burning coals!!"


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Sonia05 Wow you are good.I could of never thought of such a perfect line.I was hoping others would want to continue and add there twist on my poem.You did a great job.I think a poem is so special when someone else contributes too.It makes it not just my poem but one we all took part in.Maybe you have opened the door for others to add their own personal peice.Thanks so much and you have a special way with words.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Thank you Dream on...I am happy that you liked the above mentioned lines but I should thank you for it because you have written an excellent piece motivating me to add few lines.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Sonia05 The strangest thing just happened I just wrote a comment and it disappeared.It said there was an error and for me to see HubPages for the reason.I said I was so moved by your line I wonder if you would mind if I used it to make my poem better.Thanks for your insight and love.


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Dream on...you are welcome! Please add those lines in your poem and let it continue....let the journey go on....

cheers!


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Sonia05 Life is so exciting when people that you get to know inspire and push you to do better.At the same time you help them achieve their goals too.With each person striving to be just a little more than before and watching each person rise to their true potential.Nothing but wonderful can come next.Thanx so much.

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