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Yasmeen Khan


Virtual Friends


They met in a world without matter
Behind the screens smile and simper
Share their joys, sighs and tears
Forgotten passions, misgivings, fears
Hand in hand yet never touch hands
Miles of distance, close they stand
Sacred secrets, secret thoughts
Woes and worries, tenderness fraught
With words giving voice to their dreams
Yet safely remains behind the scenes
Weird fondness never defined
Words work wonders in cyber confines
Wiping tears, curing hearts from afar
Trust and reliance work like elixir
Distance matters but it never does here
Perfect strangers friendship austere
Yet…
Promises and vows may easily dissolve
No committals, musts or any oughts

Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013

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...as virtual Friendships are weird in their very nature.

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  • Rookie Lasoaphia Quxazs (7/3/2013 2:49:00 PM)

    Long time ago when there was no virtual friends people know each other personally, however that was not very good, because friendship could turn into boring meetings, they picked on each others little faults and so on, but in this virtual world if someone do not like what we say, they do not have to answer. The world is getting larges, friendships are created by those who think alike even on the other side of the world. Every generation has a few people who will eventually understand the meaning of life and live in peace and true happiness in the middle of the world happenings and those bad things will never touch them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 781 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/1/2013 2:18:00 AM)

    Bridges crossing a virtual valley to people we may never meet or personally know.
    But just a tool of communication without communication we are living in a desert without a voice
    or thought of any kind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 219 Points David Wood (6/29/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    This poem flows beautifully Jasmeen. Have you read my On Line Dating poem? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (6/28/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    another poem in the same mood...but things are not always bleak, good signs are also there...good composition! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (6/28/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    Forgotten passions, misgivings, fears
    Hand in hand yet never touch hands...Though distance creates hindrance in usual meetings but it enhances more love between two sincere friends
    Words work wonders in cyber confines..
    such empower words..Trust and reliance work like elixir
    Wiping tears, curing hearts from afar Distance matters but it never does here...
    well done sis congrats u beautifully blended two topics in one pot....enjoyed it a lot, strong projections of emotions as well (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points C. P. Sharma (6/28/2013 6:54:00 AM)

    Virtual friends are real true friends
    In them the mutual nature blends
    San profile their feelings vibrate
    There is no need to dine and date. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 203 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (6/28/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    Like the Spirit Divine of Allah spreads the divine unseen Love / So a bondage blessed by Him; hence we creatures survive in Love.. I liked your beautifully penned spiritual poem.May Allah bless to write more.Propagate more.Invite people to His path rationally, says the holy Qur 'an, Surah, Nahal,16: 125. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,167 Points Valsa George (6/28/2013 12:50:00 AM)

    This is a great write Jasmeen! Each line I truely enjoyed! Virtual friendships are fostered through poemhunter! The concluding couplet gives it a realistic finish! ! (Report) Reply

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