what does your “how are you?” really means
I could take on the basic route and say
“I’m fine thank you, how ‘ bout you?”
or I could break it down to
how bad my day went
with work messing up
with my stress level
at the highest peak


I could maybe tell you I’m not really well
and that I probably needed some rest
oh, well I am not sure if that’s
what you want to hear
I really am not sure
but yeah, I’m fine
I always am

what does your “hey, just dropping by” means?
I could take it easy and say
“by all means come in”
or I could break it down to
details and say,
a visit with some lovely good food
would be much appreciated
or maybe you can stay a bit longer this time
watch some movies, or simply
join me as I scribble over sweet nothings


maybe I could say, nahh
I’m really not in the mood for
social interactions right now
I just needed to be alone, be alone
with my thoughts, with my heart, with my soul
oh, well I am not really sure if that’s
what you want to hear, but please
come in by all means

and hey,

have you ever wondered what my
“how are you?” means, or what
“just dropping by” for me is?

it means

a million over “I love you”
a million over “I miss you”

how long has it been? I can’t remember
I only have my memories of you,
of you and your “how are you?”
and “just dropping by”


  1. That’s really lovely.
    It’s a fact that people don’t really spend the time to really ask how somebody is and then listen to the answer and help if they can these days.
    It’s also a fact people are more inclined to say ‘I’m fine’ when they’re really not.

    This is a great post to show people the power of talking. Well done.

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    1. Aw, thank you Mason for sharing your lovely thoughts. I agree we don’t communicate our true feelings. We try to sugarcoat it hoping that they will be able to read between the lines.

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting.😊😊😊

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    1. I agree with you Radhika…some questions may just be a question to get by for other, but for others however it could mean something…
      Thank you Radhika😊


  2. I can only give a puzzled look for the question “How are you?” if I am being authentic :)) I think it should not be used as a greeting haha. Your poem is lovely and very true about so many layers underneath the simple ordinary.


    1. Hahaha i can imagine you on that puzzled look..and yes, i also believe it should not be used as a form of greeting, cos you never know…

      Thank you always..😊😊😊

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    1. That is so true Val…we get this impression that somehow, they will be able to read between the lines..but truth is, they won’t so we just have to say it


  3. Didn’t knew the ‘Hey! How are you?’ has such a profound meaning. Now I can understand that connection one forms without knowing how much the words start taking shape into something different and loving. Love it.


    1. I try to make the best out of our current situation – pandemic.been missing some people already, with the travel restrictions visiting family members have became hard.. thank you Akhila..

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