Nancy @ thetears dot flow

I dreamed I sent an email to a broken hearted female
Cause I’d met her in a forum on redbubble months ago
She was crying when I knew her so I sent the email to her
just on spec addressed as follows [her name] @thetears.flow

And a hotmail came directed from a proxy unexpected
and I think the same were written on a laptop in a car
T’was some cupid bloke who wrote it and verbatim I will quote it
“She’s slipped beneath my radar and I don’t know where she are”

In my wild erratic fancy visions come to me of Nancy
(That isn’t really her name but it makes the poem flow)
And I see her sitting teary with her loving eyes and bleary
And I wish I could do something but I guess she’ll never know

Real life has folk to greet her and their friendly faces meet her
She may walk around a city in the sun and gentle breeze
While I guess her great possession is a happy face expression
Behind that mask of bubbly I still wonder what she sees

I am sitting at my PC where the internet lets me see
The emotions and the writings of my friends throughout the land
And I love to see the gladness but I can for all the sadness
only offer my condolence not my shoulder nor a hand

And I somehow rather fancy that I’ll end up finding Nancy
in the social pages somewhere or the opening of a show
And her heart will not be harried and she’ll happily be married
But I’ve never even seen her so I guess I’ll never know.

Nancy @ thetears dot flow

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

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My apologies to Banjo Patterson for this less than serious rip-off based on and including tracts from his classic Australian poem Clancy of the Overflow

Although it’s silly it holds some truths, particularly the concept of communicating with and becoming close to people on sites like this but feeling hamstrung when it comes to offering them any real physical support when you know they’re feeling down or doing it tough.

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