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Clover Poetry Series: Too Cool to Care

Clover Poetry Series: Too Cool to Care

One day in math class, I was thinking about how hypocritical society tends to be and how much we've normalized that. If someone seems upset, a dozen people will come scurrying over and ask if they're OK. But once they choose to confide in us, we are quick to judge them and label them.
 
It feels like we only ask if people are OK for the sake of asking. Staying after that and dealing with the ugly parts of someone who isn't alright is seen as a big hassle and something that not many people want to do. In fact, we've romanticized this idea of being broken and helpless so much that it's an aesthetic now. 
 

It's similar to the trend of acting like you don't care about pretty much...everything. I absolutely despise it. Seeing people's eyes light up whenever they talk about things that they're passionate about is something I will never get tired of seeing. Not caring about anything is seen as "cool" or "edgy," but really, it just makes you boring. It's nice to have dreams and hopes and aspirations.

"Welcome to Today"

welcome to today,
where everybody cares,
we'll ask you how your day was,
just to make sure you're OK,
 
but don't go too into detail,
we won't bother listening,
unless it has to do with,
something mildly interesting,
 
like jess's new boots,
the ones from chanel,
or the fact that she was abused,
by that boy right over there,
 
yeah but nobody really cared,
because she went too into detail,
in the end it was her who everybody blamed,
called her delusional and frail,
 
so welcome to today, 
where everybody cares,
unless it requires actual caring,
we'll just nod our heads to whatever you say

 

By Zoha Taqi, 15

 

 

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