If asked who are you
What would you say?
You tell your name
If not, you would tell your nationality
At best you would say
I am a man
Besides, however many times accosted
I am your pal, you wouldn’t say
Never come close to saying I am a clansman
Never revel in saying I am a closer being
Reason would confuse you a little
In uttering me and mine
We forgot who we are
What relations with whom
A poem by Mr Asharaju, a leading Telugu poet.
Translated by me. Permission taken.