“Name” by Creative Writing Blog

Ever since I was younger, I loved to write. I always wrote stories about random ideas that popped into my head. As I got older, I stopped writing as much. I don’t have as much time to write anymore because of school but when I do write, it’s an essay for English. I also stopped writing as much because I ran out of ideas. It’s hard to write when you have no motivation or inspiration. In creative writing this semester, I felt I had more time to write more meaningful things to me than an old boring essay. I also realized how depressing I can be when I try. Some days, I just have no inspiration to write so this class pushes me to keep going and write more, even when I don’t want to.

I chose “Name” for my favorite piece because these words perfectly describe how I feel towards a particular person that terribly hurt and affected my best friend. She has been my best friend since I was two, She also used to live next door to me. In the same year, her dad passed away from a long battle with cancer and my parents divorced. Our families are very close so the two losses changed our lives forever. When I think back to that time, it was a very bad year. The two losses still affect our lives today. Although it was a bad time, Kylee was always there for me while I was there for her. I have a lot of close friends but Kylee and I have gone through so much together, she understands me more than anyone I know. When another event occurred several years ago, I couldn’t believe that something like this could happen to her. She had already been through so much. Although there is nothing I can do to change what happened, I try to be there for her when she needs me. Also, Writing this poem seemed to let me release my feelings towards this issue.


            Everyone has a name but when I hear yours, I feel nothing.

           I used to think you were good but blindsided, I was wrong.

           I wonder if you feel bad about what you did, ruining many lives.

           I soon came to realize that people like you don’t think too much           of the bad they’ve caused.

           They don’t care about the evil they have inflicted upon others.

            This is what makes them bad people.

            You don’t deserve a name, not after what you did.

            Everyone has a name but when I hear yours, I feel nothing.


10 thoughts on ““Name” by Creative Writing Blog

  1. I like the ambiguity of this poem. It allows the reader to fill in the gap for themselves. Everyone is able to think of someone they know that fits this description.

  2. I really like how you incorporate the idea that names are one of the most important parts of being human. By removing this person’s name, it is like you are trying to dehumanize them (not in a bad way, just for the sake of poetry). You do a very good job of getting your feelings to shine through in this poem.

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