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I’m Nobody! Who are you?
   by Emily Dickenson

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?
Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
They’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


I Came across this little poem by Emily Dickenson when I was in high school. I kind of like it at that time because it speaks of my heart. I was always the smallest in class, this made me develop some inferiority complex. After so many years, it came to my mind again when I woke up one morning. I like to add a little thought of my own.


I am nobody so Emily wrote

Am I really nobody? I thought

I am just like anybody, I cried

No more no less, I don’t have to try.


I was a boy so a boy I was.

Accepting my fate my weakness my lot

Now I am a man so a man am I

Just like any other man so they say I am

No more no less no matter how hard I try.