Hey

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

and

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

or

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”

44 Comments

  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. michnavs says:

      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. Exactly, it’s time to talk honestly I think.

        You’re welcome.

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      2. michnavs says:

        thanks again Mason…

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  2. Sadje says:

    Looking beneath the ordinary and seeing the special.

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    1. michnavs says:

      exactly sadje…. thank you so much…

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  3. ivor20 says:

    Hey You… adore your self questioning process Mich .. and I think I’ve just found a song for your poem … πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Ivor ..you sent me the invoice?
      I will listent to this song now..

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      1. ivor20 says:

        Yes .. invoice sent and book on the way πŸ˜ŠπŸ“•

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      2. michnavs says:

        Aw ohh gonna check my email..yayy😊😊😊

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      3. ivor20 says:

        Yeah … Tullawalla is in the air … πŸ›©βœˆπŸš€

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      4. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  4. I completely agree with Mason. Those are two simple questions but the answers are really complicated. Beautifully written, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Shweta…i am so glad you like it.😊😊😊

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      1. You’re very welcome πŸ™‚

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  5. I liked how you gave so much thought into the matter of fact questions Mich. Sometimes those questions they ask, seem very superficial as they don’t seem to be interested in our answer.

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    1. michnavs says:

      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😊

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  6. utahan15 says:

    not that i care
    but i saw you standing there
    flower in your hair
    so i waved
    and it meant the same thing

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for your lovely verses

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  7. Such simple questions but yet so difficult. Loved your poem it had so much depth in every stanza, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal…thank you i am grateful for your lovely thoughts always…😊😊😊

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      1. You are always welcome dear Mich. Keep it going πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  8. You delved so much deeper for a superficial, rhetoric question. Beautifully expressed, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks a bunch Punam…so glad you like it😊😊😊

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      1. My pleasure. 😊

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  9. 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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      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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  10. Northside says:

    Lovely poem by a beautiful poet😍

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck😊😊😊

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  11. Carol anne says:

    Lovely poem! I loved it! ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much😊😊😊

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  12. murisopsis says:

    We often communicate on the superficial level when we really want to say what is on our heart!

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    1. michnavs says:

      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

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  13. Kritika says:

    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.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, thank you so much Kritika so glad you like it…😊😊😊

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      1. Kritika says:

        Welcome always πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  14. Akhila says:

    So how are you mich..?

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    1. michnavs says:

      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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      1. Akhila says:

        Yep.. we have to move on..

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