My Virtual Girlfriend

How many of you ever considered how connections/relations are made, changed and broken in our modern world and the age of the Internet.  I hope to express some of those ideas with this poem.  Having read many stories about such things, I felt it was time for such a writing.

My Virtual Girlfriend

We met by chance
Or perhaps it was fate?
There was no such thing as a date.

Innocent were the words that started
Any guy would give a happy twirl
To talk to a pretty girl.

From nothing it started
Words of fun and play were wrote
Even in this digital world you can emote.

A sudden impulse was felt
Then the bandwidth grew
A picture was sent of you.

Stunned by the image
Something new took place
A mind was blown as the heart did race.

Thoughts were exchanged
An increase in tension was felt
The barriers of awkwardness began to melt.

A new stage has begun
Daring statements were made
Equally bold replies spoken never to fade.

A leap in trust was achieved
Now imagery was unbound
New energy was found.

A change in the digital vibe
Suddenly the future was in mind
Plans were made in the more traditional kind.

New ground has been met
The virtual world was forming real
From casual words to energetic zeal.

A dark cloud soon arose
The surety of faith and soul
Was let down by fear of a dark hole.

Electrons froze
The etheric networks became still
What once was passion was now a nil.

Separation of bodies
Meaningless online
But not the virtual divide.

What once started slowly
Counted in bits and bytes
Ended in a crash of electrolytes.

There are no sensations now
In this virtual world
That is how I feel about that virtual girl.

What to make of this all?
The story is not yet done
The tale not yet spun.

Stuck in the endless loop
Life has ways of such things
Repeat is inevitable for us in the Samsara Rings.


Live, Love & Laugh

My mind screams out
At words to be said
Questions to be asked
But I’ll have the patience
That I need to see me through

You have given me things
Things that not everybody has
You showed me friendship
You showed me love
Those I’ll NEVER forget

I’ll fight my damnedest
To win your heart
To take you away
From all your pain
And make you live, love
And laugh once again


These Words

*This particular poem stands out like few others.  I wrote this with a very specific purpose and read it to the person I intended it for over the phone.  Quite an emotional moment for me back then.


These words come straight from my heart
I try as hard as I can
But I know they tear you apart

I never wanted to hurt you or cause you pain
But sitting here watching you
Is like being alone in the rain.

I cannot sit back and see you cry
You are more than a friend
And inside I just die

Your 21st year shall pass in sorrow
I need to tell you this before the morrow

Your friendship is special and it means a lot to me
For you my love is like the sea

It is vast and deep
Something inside I cannot keep

I hope our friendship will not end
But I need to know, will you be my girlfriend?



You are to me

Your smile is brighter
Than the brightest of stars

You filled me with hopes
and dreams

You touched my life in a way
that no one else could have done

No matter what happens
I could never forget you

Anything I do for you
I have been paid
A thousands times over

I thank God for Him putting you
Into my life

Words cannot fully explain
The feelings that I feel
But they are the best things
That have ever happened to me.

Happy Twenty-First


2 Sides

I have 2 sides
I am your friend
I want your love
Is there no end?

I curse myself
For not being there
When you wake up
In total despair.

My love I can do naught
but hold in check
I await your response
In your wind I am a speck.

I know you will
but please try
To worry naught
I will survive.

– late 80s/early 90s