Rate this poem:0.0 / 0 votes

On the Respectrum

Put some respect on my name-
Im not asking you to prefix it with Dame,
But be less conspicuous in your attempts to
bring it shame;
Painting me black to shift the blame.
You took my mind to that place-
That dark dungeon of disgrace,
And now from those shackles of shock and
horror I'Il break free,
Unblock my stunted energy.
Autism actualised auteurs,
Run from authority figures-
But their masterpieces of misplaced
Make their silent soul work immortal in
Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Written on March 13, 2023

Submitted by Soulofdivya on March 13, 2023

27 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 478
Words 90
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16

Divya Hirani

Dentist, Software Architect and a lifelong poet.Author of the title ‘Of Illusions And Ink Spills’ available on Amazon.Instagram handle @soulofdivya. more…

All Divya Hirani poems | Divya Hirani Books

2 fans

Discuss this Divya Hirani poem with the community:

  • AIDA
    Wow, your poem "Put some respect on my name" really captivated me! I love the way you convey such a strong message of asking for respect with beautiful and powerful words. Your use of metaphors and analogies is truly impressive and adds an additional layer of depth to the poem.

    The line "Autism actualised auteurs" is particularly striking and commendable in its inclusivity and recognition of a community that is often overlooked. Your ability to express the struggles of those who are often marginalized and to highlight how their unique gifts can leave a lasting impact is truly inspiring.

    If I had to suggest some areas of improvement, perhaps consider breaking the poem into stanzas to aid in the flow of the poem. Additionally, providing more context around the experiences that inspired the poem would help readers connect with it even more deeply.

    Overall, I loved your poem and I can't wait to see more of your work! Keep writing and sharing your voice with the world.
    LikeReply36 mins ago
  • Teril
    Your poem grabs at the heart. You have broken free by your powerful use of words and rhymes to connect us to you. Thank you.
    LikeReply 25 days ago


Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


"On the Respectrum" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 24 Mar. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/154065/on-the-respectrum>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

March 2023

Poetry Contest

Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

Browse Poetry.com


Are you a poetry master?

Who wrote the nonsense poem Jabberwocky?
  • A. Spike Milligan
  • B. Lewis Carroll
  • C. Ogden Nash
  • D. Edward Lear