The Importance of a Name

By: Brooks Anthony

Though I am not great
I have become a name*
The problems I’ve faced
The tasks I’ve completed
Have made me this name

Even when the tides are turned
I have become a name*
Even when I fail in my trials
I have become a name*
My name is no other’s
My name is my own

For no other shall share the name I possess
Many can try, but none shall succeed
I may be heckled and possibly harassed
But my name will never be confined
This name I have made for myself
And above all else
I have made my name ... me.