Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

What does it mean
When you say something’s name?
Is that what it is?
Are they one and the same?

If that is true
Then is a flower a rose,
A plant, a vegetable,
And are all birds crows?

Does that mean if you call me a demon
That is what I am?
Or just because you say it,
Does that make me one of God’s lambs?

How do you know
What something truly was?
If you can’t see it
And you don’t know what it does?

A name doesn’t define you
And may not be true,
But people still believe it
And cannot get a clue.

A demon may not be a demon,
A song may not be sung,
An adult may be a child,
And a whip might be a tongue.

Just because we say it
Doesn’t make it so,
But words still are powerful,
And this is something I know.

Even if it isn’t true
Those words can still sting,
Sometimes you can’t ignore it
And keep living like a king.

So be careful what you say
Because a word’s a powerful thing.
But what’s in a name?
What harm can it bring?

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