Instead

When did we start saying stomach instead of tummy?

“I’m well” instead of “I’m good?”

Steak instead of pizza?

When did we start using words like love instead of like?

Pleasure instead of nice?

Blazer instead of T-shirt?

When did we change to debt instead of owed?

Regret instead of wish?

Forget instead of remember?

Why do we say “I wanted” instead of “I want?”

Forgive instead of punish?

If instead of when?

Won’t instead of will?

“I have” instead of “I need?”

Old instead of young?

Helpless instead of helpful?

Useless instead of useful?

Good-bye instead of hello?

“I’ll miss you” instead of “see you later?”

“Don’t forget me” instead of “Don’t worry about me?”

Forgotten instead of gone.

 

This poem is about: 
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