Isolated by BFK

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 13, 2010

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Submitted: November 13, 2010



The disconnected voice on the cell phone,

Just isn’t the same as you being home.


For all the glamour and hype,

Attached to Face Book and Skype,

Your presence is merely electrical,

Not biological.


Oh!  Ourselves we have deceived,

With all the witty contraptions we have conceived,

Isolated in cyberspace,

Our loneliness is one thing we can’t erase.


A community of disconnected souls,

Nothing solid to embrace – no hand to hold.


Nothing more than a computer essence,

What I miss is a genuine human presence.


Although our best intentions and love fly through the air,

It’s just not the same as being there.


For despite all the virtual hugs and smiles,

We can’t ignore that we’re separated by many miles.


At night the lonely wind whispers through the trees,

All we have to touch are computer keys.


In this World Wide Web we’re stuck without a doubt,

Gut wrenching fear sets in when the power goes out.


We need to have the courage to build relationships that are concrete,

Ones that won’t go away when we hit “delete”.


But only when the pain overwhelms us so much,

Will we take the risk – and reach out and touch.




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