Walking past you, I smile.
Why do you run a mile?
What did I do wrong?
Did I offend you somehow?
Relax, it’s not a signal of intent,
Nothing more than goodwill meant,
Just trying to be civil,
Can you recall when that was cool?
I’m just being polite,
There was a time when that was right,
Now, we have to walk on by.
Portraits of ignorance so very rude.
Please, just once in a while,
Pass by someone and smile.
I’m sure that it really won’t hurt,
Might even make you feel good inside.