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There's a sad difference between Hi and Hello.

I write, read, crochet, sing, and play musical instruments. A sucker for learning.

Poem #3

"Hi" is a happy introduction to new things.

A statement full of excitement and interest.

A kind gesture to someone you just met.

And somewhat a longing to the start of beautiful things to happen

In the world of two people

Ecstatic to be with each other.


While "Hello" is the beginning of goodbye.

Can't you hear?

That particular tone of disappointment.

Hovering and echoing

In a gloomy place called uncertainty.


So think carefully of what you'll say.

You can shower hope to everyone

Or pour buckets of disdain

To a person who chooses to say

"Hi" to you

Every morning

Every day




© 2019 Denise Joy Padilla

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