A Poem by kaeko

poem about societal norms

What is the point of pleasantries,
mindless conversation for the masses?
A "howdy-do" in the elevator
a "have a good day" on the tram.

What is the point of meaningless words
that you don't even want to say?
Just societal pressure to smile
and ask how was your day.

Because it's "cordial" and "friendly",
but what does that even mean,
cuz I don't really give a f**k
about your life or your scene.

I don't want to waste my time
cuz of some unsaid f*****g rule.
I want to stand in awkward silence
and ignore your gazing look.

Empty conversations
in the name of social norms,
but really there's no life inside
just feigned interest in the core.

© 2013 kaeko

Author's Note

What do you think? This is how I've been feeling lately.

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Added on December 19, 2013
Last Updated on December 19, 2013
Tags: society, poetry, sociology, philosophy, poem, radical, intellectual, politics, life



Los Angeles, CA

I like writing my own thoughts and also exploring the darker side of peoples psyche. more..


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