Your Fellow Commuter

Written By David E. Young , 2002
The morning crowd
Gets on the muni,
All with the goal
That's held by many:

Get to work
As fast as you can,
With as little thought
As you possibly can.

Don't think about others.
Don't smile or say, "Hi!".
Don't notice that people
Are passing you by.

Just sit and wait
While the train moves on,
With only an empty mind,
With nothing to think upon.

Here's a new thought
And a novel concept:
What if you smiled
And showed OTHERS respect?

What, I say, just what if
You say, "Good morning!"
Or, "How do you do?",
Would it be so boring?

What if you got to know
Your fellow commuters,
And cared and they cared back;
Not commuter computers!

Maybe then; just maybe,
Going to work each day
Won't be such a chore,
As you go your way.

You might even (heaven forbid)
Enjoy that long commute,
Now that it's with friends,
And you're not just a mute.

Say, "hi," to folks!  Go socialize!
And this city soon will
Be a city of friends,
And not strangers with a chill.

After all, isn't joy
What life is all about?
Work won't be so bad
With so many friends about.

To start your day with a smile
Will make the whole day better,
So next time you're in the grind,
Say, "Hi," to your fellow commuter!

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