The Problem with Internet Dating

Or we could meet and break this wretched curse
That stifles every minute of the day.
To meet and fail to love cannot be worse
Than all these empty moment of decay
I want to see you standing in the light
With frost and sparkles borrowed from the Sun;
Or Watch your drowsy breathing all the night
As sleep dissolves the damage day has done.
To give our blessings to each others ears
We’ll wander in sweet gardens as we talk,
And all the doubtful wisdom of our years,
To be no more than babble while we walk.
Perhaps we could forego these plastic keys
And know each other’s flesh and “shoot the breeze”

The Problem with Internet Dating by 


Thanks to Philosophy Lee who unwittingly provided the long awaited last line of this poem
Put down your Weapons


Comments

  • JaneCSolomon
    JaneCSolomonover 4 years ago

    The only way Chris. x

  • AnniG
    AnniGover 4 years ago

    Real, ‘live’ keys are always so much better than the plastic ones, don’t you think, C?
    Internet dating = major frustration!
    A sweet, slightly wishful write for the ‘real thing’…
    xx

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 4 years ago

    Well done! and I whole heartedly agree.

  • katcollins
    katcollinsover 4 years ago

    I really like how you’ve written this. It flows nicely and it’s meaningful. Excellent.

  • © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor
    © Cassidy (Kar...over 4 years ago

    aw that’s just gorgeous

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 4 years ago

    Another featured piece. There are levels of well done, here. =D xx

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 4 years ago

    Very nicely put…and good on Philosophy Lee….

  • LoveWitness
    LoveWitnessover 4 years ago

    wonderful weaved with wisdom!

  • Mia Rose
    Mia Roseover 4 years ago

    Isn’t it amazing how technology can turn life on its head? I love this write, Chris. It resonates with me in that deep, dark place where technology is blessed and cursed in the same breath. Thank you for articulating something that is actually too painful to express. xo

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 4 years ago

    I want to see you standing in the light
    With frost and sparkles borrowed from the Sun;
    Or Watch your drowsy breathing all the night
    As sleep dissolves the damage day has done

    I love your thinking, your writing…everything:))

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