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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2232967
I think I'll tell them exactly how I feel
They always ask, “How are you?”
But they don’t want to know
I start to say I’m okay
Although that isn’t so

Instead I think I’ll tell them
Exactly how I feel
Yeah, this time I won’t fake it
I’ll tell them what is real

“My leg is feeling gimpy
and my poor back is sore”
They look at me with wonder
And so I tell them more

“My stomach’s kind of queasy;
I think I might get sick”
Well now they get the message
They move away real quick

“I have this strange appendage
that’s growing on my back,
and something with my left foot
is really out of whack.”

I say this as they’re leaving
They’re really moving fast
I’m sorry that they’re going
I saved the best for last

“I’m really feeling nifty.
I think I’m in my prime.”
But they don’t want to hear that
They never take the time

They always ask, “How are you?”
But they don’t want to know
So I just smile back at them
And simply say, “Hello.”

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