Do You Really..
Do you really like it or is it just a say so
To pass a cowardly moment or two.
Do you really want it
Or is it just a dream
To say look I have one too.
Do you really feel
Or is it just a hello
To get you where you want to go
Do you really mean it
Or is it just a lie
To get away from having to think.
Do you really listen
Or is it just a trick
To pass the boring part of the evening
Do you really live
Or is it just a curtain
To give your greed a decent cover.
Do you really work
Or is it just a way
To say to all, I've done it like you.
-from Blankets of Sand, poems of war and exile by Ararat Iyob