Little Remark That Went a Long Way: A Poem
I used to have a neighbor, may his soul be blessed
with demeanor of a grouch, and temper of a jerk
dude was always worried and overly stressed
never saw him laugh, except for a smirk.
On our rare running into each other
we exchanged niceties before his rant
for me to go beyond that, I wouldn't bother
until my casual blurt stopped his familiar chant.
I said that we didn't know how mild was our hurt
and we should visit hospitals to see some real pain.
He rushed to change the subject, as if ignoring my blurt
while I thought how those words just went down the drain.
Well, I got quite surprised the next time that we met
his bad knees as usual showing all over his face
but instead of ranting and all that usual fret
he said he was fine, almost with a grace.
He added how he couldn't forget what I was saying
about seeing hospitals to face those in true pain
and he thanked me with voice like in praying
and I never heard him complain again.