Reborn

Innocent my muse
Just tried to tell, be yourself
I did not listen

I misunderstood
My identity I changed
I was me, yet not

Now I hear her voice
Through my friends, a return to old
Reborn once more, me

I do not know if I was wrong in changing to my own name before. Maybe, maybe not. Some more of you got to know my name, and now it is part of this blog in its old comments perhaps. I’ve never really been completely anonymous here anyways. Through the comments of The Fool, adreamygal, Blaga, RS etc. and the tweet support of Rachana and a few others, I realized Leo isn’t a part of me I can throw away just like that. It is me who writes the words, yes, but Leo is more than just a name here. Leo is carefree, not having worries or fears of a muse ending. Leo always tried to write no matter what, where as I in the real world, have a tendency to quit. There are differences, and I think its about time I embraced them. I hope this haiku set somewhat makes sense on my return. I have no regrets, except perhaps leaving NaPoWriMo and Lee’s A to Z challenge incomplete. I hope to continue my posting at my own pace, and reading more of you as I’ve been doing these past few weeks of April. Cheers.

Yours always,
The Amateur Poet,

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. I don’t mind either name. 😀 But I can understand the kind of attachment you have with your nom de plume. I am glad you are doing what feels right. 🙂

    • Yeah, I know. My nom-de-plume has been my identity since long 🙂 And as you know, it was a sudden decision to change to my own name. Just didn’t feel right, and I didn’t want to go on pretending to be alright with it. I think it was right to return.

  2. I am shockingly impressed when I first read your work as leo and had you in at poets rally..

    cute write, well done!

    Happy Sunday!

  3. Congratulations! You have just rediscovered yourself. Its remarkable how you have conveyed such a meaningful message through a poetry so simple. Lovely! 🙂 😀

  4. Good one! 🙂
    Welcome back Leo but I still don’t get the concept of the pen-name. Whatever the funda might be, all iz well until you write good poems… 😀

    • You can’t dear 🙂 You’ve never been anyone else but Nethra in blogworld. So you won’t understand it. Don’t bother trying, its okay! Glad you liked.

  5. I enjoyed your piece on reborn. I think that both your pen name and real name are interconnected. Most writers can relate to what you are feeling. Whether you call yourself Leo or Vinay, I immensely enjoy your thoughts and writings. Take Care.

    • Well, they are a little I think too 🙂 Glad you liked the poem, Write Girl. Writing as Leo does make a difference to me I felt. So returned 🙂

  6. Identities are sometime created to protect ourself from the unknown. You have no reason to hide your work and talent are magnificent. I myself do not use my real name for like most writers they create a writing name to keep there personal and business life seprate though i am not that famous yet i hope one day i am….then maybe perhaps we could trade books, again good job and have a great rally, ….welcome back,

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