Beautiful piece about the thought process of the one being asked and the one asking..
"I'm fine" saves a lot of trouble, which is what the one asking is most likely after - a quick way out.
Too bad this question and answer can't be taken seriously
The fall back answer many will so often give when they simply are not.
Pride, stubbornness and the desire to show that we don't need that significant other can initiate this response.
Inside we could be screaming "help me please" but I'm fine, OK or good is what will trip tongues.
However it means more. It shows an inner strength, a will and an attitude that will overcome.
I really liked this poem and it's rhyming. Very well worded and an excellently worked powerful piece.
Thanks so much for this. I'm guessing your term as a judge is over and I'm really grateful to you and all the judges for your time :-)
I was so thrilled to win with this poem, so thank you for choosing it and for your great comments xx
That line "I'm Fine" its always taken for granted I feel
and when anyone hears it or even the guy in one's life just
takes it for granted and leaves it at that. If one really cares and
listens to the tone when said "I'm fine" will be able to pick
up the tinge of pain behind it. But this write shows that this
guy prefers to leave it rather then solve it.