Shaking someone’s hand
“How ya doin’s” are exchanged
“Good” or “Fine” is the answer you’ve canned
Not even listening or caring you both go about your day
What if you answered in the moment you were in
what if you said, “This pain I’m having is really doing me in”
What if you said, “I hurt so bad I feel like crying
and there are some days I’ve even thought about dying”
What would they do ?
Would they listen to you?
The hurried world we live in has conditioned us to lie
we all lie to each other, we’re too rushed to try
we can’t be bothered with listening and empathy
the lies we tell are compounded daily