When someone askes me how I'm doing
Just how should I respond
Should I answer with, I'm okay
Or give an answer not the norm

I can give an answer they dont expect
And make them stop and think
Or tell them something off the cuff
And make them laugh at me

Maybe I should  just pretend
That I'm something that I'm not
And see if they were listening
To the answer that they got

It does not matter what I say 
The truth remains the same
Each new morning when I awake
I choose to be okay

Carl Joseph Roberts