What's in a Name?

It’s our heritage, you say

it belongs to you

by birthright

often abused

by enemies and motley—

some of the stains

and boot marks

you spend years

trying to get rid of

 

You treasure it

with feelings of pride

bequeath it to your kids

expecting that they’ll

give it its rightful

place of honor

 

Yet you realize

kids are kids

citizens of a new world

so you’re not really

surprised to find

they don’t want it

don’t care to lug around

a shabby old name

 

Asked for an explanation

they just shrug

their facebook smiles

 

It’s too Jewish

they say

but not to seem

too disrespectful

they settle for Cowan

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2011

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