Internet Dating by Cathcloud published on 2013/05/18 22:13:16 +0000 This is a poem I wrote in sympathy with all those people who might be faced with Internet dating! Internet dating There they sat watching the screen Thinking of a life not yet been. The lady, the man; a mum, a dad On their up to the minute, iPad Looking for souls dipping and diving Into the ether, simply surviving. The flow and ebb the sea of faces... Who would hit on them and serve them graces? Was it him or her? What might occur? If they connected across the web? Its tendrils touching... Reaching out to tickle and tease. Would he, could she please? A question, often left unsaid. They sit in the comfort of their home. Texting tales of love and woe Their past lives tainted with torment. And in that, disappointment Perhaps their story was sure and true? Perhaps they were not so blue? But still they search the nightly affliction Determined to feed their daily addiction. For a lovers touch To sense, to feel To steal A moment on that Internet highway. To make it fit their dreams to die with? The profiles are scant, they are just a glimmer. As the shadows shimmer, They merge to reveal a truth... That might have happened, under that roof? The search carries on, Their quest not done, No! the intensity is deep, As the loneliness creeps... Into their text. What would be next? The couple unite Would it be love at first sight? A tepid cup of tea "Are you the one for me?" A stilted conversation "Oh my god!" all those reservations. The meeting, could be just a moment, fleeting? The tendril pruned, The moment ruined In only a second. Their character reckoned, Unworthy! The souls return Their meeting spurned They weren't for me, "Not my type. Next time, I'll use Skype!"