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Who Am I - Searching for My Identity

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

Life is a mystery and sometimes we try to unravel it only to find that it is becoming more and more complex. Searching for 'Who am I' is a part of this process and this poetry is an effort to showcase this desire of sokving the mystery.

Who am I

I do not know,

Who am I.

Neither my purpose,

Nor my body in exile.


There was no point,

In sending me here.

I was in complete calm,

In that treasure.


I only added to the liabilities here,

As a face unwanted.

I only added to the difficulties here,

As if a curse granted.


I seek my Lord,

An ansswer to my existence.

Do not test me more,

I have't any resistence.


Call me back,

At an earliest.

That is the only wish,

At my behest.

Endnote

Searching for oneself and one's identity is a relentless pursuit. Many of us do it but mystery remains as it was and then the only option is to call upon God to resolve it in His own ways.

© 2020 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 12, 2020:

S K Munshi, thanks a lot for your valuable comment. Highly appreciate.

SKMUNSHI on March 12, 2020:

A touching one.

But it also depends at what stage of life one gets this feeling.some people might just get the opoosite feeling as is penned down in this poem. Some people come to life and are born with a purpose .They make indelible mark on the lives of others and future generations to come.I think finally it boils down to how we look at things and how are able to contribute to achieve the goal set for us.other wise we will keep pondering over the purpose of life and seek escapism route.

Regards.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 12, 2020:

Achar, lot of thanks for your beautiful comment.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 12, 2020:

R P, thanks for your elaborate explanation and thanks for sparing your time.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 12, 2020:

Sangita, appreciate your comment.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 12, 2020:

Anand, thanks a lot.

B N Achar on March 12, 2020:

Sir,

Sad and touching poem. We have come empty and going empty. Nothing in our hand why so worried. Are you concerned about your bad health. If not just be with people who are more depressed than us.

Be close to God you will get consolation and he will answer.

R P Bhatt on March 12, 2020:

There are two rypes of concept one vedic and sanatan other material one regarding the human existance.

The vedic one pridicts the soul and body concept and describes jewatma as part of the parmatma which is entire consciousness and by bhakti marg in this Kaliyuga one can attain and achieve the parmatma making his moksha.

Without attaining this one has to come back in manushya yoni again and get rebirth as per as his karmas and this goes on indefinitely.

Hence to understand who I am which the poet has made the theme of his poem one has to go with the stage of Krishnabhawamrit by regularly practicing his lords bhakti with his karma as a yogi and there after he can attain a stage when he feels and understand all the mtstries of life and attains mokshya.

Winderful poem by a person who lived and practised science and evidence based sokutions for human life. Keep it up Umesh!

Sangita on March 12, 2020:

What deep thoughts! These existential questions need to be asked by everybody.

S K Anand on March 12, 2020:

Gone through your thought provoking poem nicely worded. Basic question, Know Thyself and the purpose of our has intrigued human from the beginning and man continues to evolve to get the answer. Yes, surely we need to prepare ourselves to go back and purify ourselves asymptotically till the very end, the way God had sent us on the earth as a baby. This time of life have to be utilised fully to expand our consciousness and be ready whenever we get the final call.

Wishing you all the very best for discovering yourself.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 07, 2020:

Mark, thanks for your comment. Appreciate.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on March 07, 2020:

Well done, Umesh May we all have a fruitful search.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 25, 2020:

Rachelle, we all are on the same quest in one way or other. Thanks a lot for stopping and making a valuable comment. Really appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 25, 2020:

Brenda, thanks for your positive note and I heartily appreciate it.

Rachelle Williams from Tempe, AZ on February 25, 2020:

This is a timely article for me, because I am currently on a serious quest to discover who I am. I will be 52 years old this year, and I have never even had the time to ask these questions of myself. I appreciate this article, and I will consider the prospect of seeking a connection with "God" to help me find my way. I am an agnostic, but at this point in my life...I don't know what I might discover on this journey I am on.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 24, 2020:

Umesh,

This feels so sad to me.

"Call me back,

At an earliest."

To ask him to take you back earliest is sad to me.

I am certain you are not just a face.

You have important gifts to bring to the world. He will call you when your time is finished.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 24, 2020:

Eric, your nice words always inspire me. So kind of you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 24, 2020:

Ruth, thanks for complementing and helping in my search. Appreciate that you found time to comment.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Really quite good. This poem touches me in a way I do not know. That is why I came back to think some more on it.

A fine place to be is me looking for me.

Kathryn Collins from UK on February 24, 2020:

Who is your Lord?

Or is that part of your search?

Mine can be found in the verses of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

God bless and thanks for sharing

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 24, 2020:

Linda, happy to see your encouraging comment. Thanks a lot.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 23, 2020:

Life is certainly a mystery. You have written a thought-provoking poem. Thank you for sharing the Ralph Ellison quote.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2020:

Jay, so kind of you to visit here. Thanks, I will view the link you advised.

Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on February 23, 2020:

We are spiritual beings having a material experience. We are training to become companions with God/The Ideal. See: https://discover.hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/...

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2020:

Liz, thanks for your kind words. Appreciate.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 23, 2020:

You have captured your questions well in this poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2020:

Lorna, thanks for visiting and also for your elaborate observation. Really appreciate.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 23, 2020:

FlourishAnyway, thanks for your observation. Really appreciate.

Lorna Lamon on February 23, 2020:

We are constantly striving to find the answer to our existence, and just when we think we know, the goal posts change. As long as we can try to be the best person we can be, by whatever means, then this should be enough. A thought provoking poem Umesh.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 23, 2020:

That’s one of the big questions of each person’s existence. Well articulated.