Hello Stranger

 



Hello stranger

Who are you

The one that I see every day

We cross paths

Sometimes

In the elevator

By the swimming pool

Sometimes

Crossing the road

In the same neighborhood

Who are you

I sometimes see you

In the café

Sipping cappuccino

Burying your head as I walk  by

Is it so hard to say hello

Look up and smile

The world is a cold place

Even colder without friends

So next time say hello

Instead of turning away

When you know

I live next door


 

Making friends in today’s world is not easy; everyone wants to keep to themselves.

With the ongoing pandemic, it has become even more difficult.

 

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Comments

  1. I hear you, and it's an important point – but I think you must live in a city. In my country town, people still acknowledge each other.

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    1. Yes I live in a city and people take a lot of time even to smile. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  2. At least a smile would do. Sometimes I like the mystery of not knowing.

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    1. Sometimes the mystery of not knowing is good, I guess. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. this is true of life in the big city. perhaps everyone has much on their minds already. your poem reminds us of that.

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    1. Oh yes, everyone has too much on their minds. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  4. Greeting you today with a Huge Hello from Oregon!! Cheers.

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  5. Thank you for your warm greetings! A big hello to you.

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