How can I touch you my friend..........?

And so we write and we read don't we ? And in doing so some permanent connection is formed in the literary hearts, in the receptive ears . Emotions are triggered , love ,respect , pleasure and even anger perhaps , but then all of it is shared in spirit only . For we will never touch hands , hug the shoulders or know each others scent . I will never reach and tenderly dry your tears and we will never whisper to each other " I love you" . And yet , if the others understand or not , we all do share beautifully ! Fathers , sons , daughters , friends and yes , even lovers .
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A writer a reader and a friend
how can I touch you from here ?
so far from our joining of hearts
yes and the abysmal reach
of our yearnings

Do we love
yes
I'm sure of it now
do we know the limits
of the human heart
of this human condition

As in this moment I arrange the
touch of the keys
and of my hands
my heart
so too do you

And across the eternal divide two
hands brush the palms
the fingers
the soul
the flesh
and smile a
knowing smile


Time travelers is all we are
and everything more
emotional connections that
travel across the
horizons
And meet in the
eternities

Comments 42 comments

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Beautiful Ahorseback...tender and thoughtful. It is true on so many levels.

Thank you. Have a blessed Monday.

Hugs,

Sunnie


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Beautiful poem with a mystical feel and sway to it.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Another lovely poem. No we are not connected in the physical sense, but we have gone past that. The internet helps us, but it is not the internet. The words you write connects people by the emotions they share with each other. They can feel by reading your words. That means a lot.

Hope that makes sense.

Voted up.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

mmmmmmm....sexy sexy sexy, my friend! While i would prefer 'full contact' - making connections on any level - and in any way - is a blessing!


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

My Horseback friend, this is so beautiful. I am sure that we do touch each other in some way even though far apart.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. We all but pass by each other through this life but in a way we touch each other hearts. Enjoyed this much.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have been thinking along the same line as you. We meet so many people that we admire and yes, love, yet we know we will never meet, seems unkind. My hubber friend Martie said, " We are cyber friends. " Seems so far away, yet happy that we met. Thank you for sharing thoughts..


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

More and more of these relationships are forming these days. Beautifully written! Voted up and shared


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Every stanza touches the heart and soul. :)


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is just beautiful! I am at a loss for words. :-)


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Joy56 4 years ago

I hear you.............do you have a tissue. Could you deliver it personally.


Shubhangi Joshi 4 years ago

What a heart warming poem :) I love the message in your words..the thought behind it... an attempt to reach beyond the divide ..to touch someone's life through words, sitting so far away..

The first few lines immediately captured my attention.. Lovely! :)


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sunnie day , I love that smile ! And today its nice to see it ! Thank you my friend!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sunnie day , I love that smile ! And today its nice to see it ! Thank you my friend!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Happy Boomer Nurse , Thank you very much ! I love that photo of your family !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Michele Travis Thank you sweet lady !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

IMKarn , "Full contact".......here's a hug for ya ! oxoxo


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Joy56 4 years ago

this is cool


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Cardisa , You my friend are right and awesome too ! its so nice to see you .


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful and meaningful. We cannot touch, but we are together. I am reminded of the past and the year's long romances and marriages that were sustained through years of absence by letters alone... excellent. Sharing. ~~ Theresa


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

So warm and "touching," and such is the relationship between us here in hubland. An accurate and tender description. I wish I would have written this. Love and hugs to you.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@ Vocalcoach ! Thank you ,but you write so much better than I ....:-}

@PH dast,My gosh I have to catch up with your hubs , your writing is prolific ! Powerful!

@Joy , you are so nice !..........makes me smile


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

All of my friends here , you are all so kind and writing would not be the same without you all , This is my one writing outlet , and you've all been so supportive. Thank you , thank you thank you......


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girishpuri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Your creation touch my heart, very original. God bless.


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epigramman 3 years ago

.....well you just touched me, Sir Ed, with your two rave reviews, and through divine hub karma over the internet, I was able to be enchanted and charmed by your epic work here. Certainly it seems to me that these very words may be a signature piece of yours - it reads like a personal manifesto - a poetic labor of love if you will.

The cats and I are fine; I just arrived home from work at lake erie time 6:37am and we've had plenty of snow, ice and cold temperatures as of late - but winter here in Canada is beautiful in its own way - I wrote a little footnote for you on my new piece - Slumped over on horseback.

Another two favorite cowboy singers are Ian Tyson and Tom Russell - check 'em out on You Tube.

Sending you warm wishes from the cold lakeshore of lake erie canada from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Epigramman, Ian Tyyson , no finer voice !, Tom Russel ? I'll check him out ! Thank you kind sir !.......Be well!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Girishpuri ! Thank you kind sir !


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D.Juris Stetser 3 years ago from South Dakota

I feel these words all through the very essence of me...you can so

perfectly see that divine link ...words and I think the feelings they wrap around like a delicate gift; this latest 'gift' of yours goes straight to the heart. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents...thank you for sharing the kind and caring person you are, with all of us here at hubpages


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April Reynolds 3 years ago from Arizona

well put, well written, well said and so so true. We touch each others lives in the sprirt we become in our writing.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

April , I've always loved that name , And such a pretty profile Picture ......ED


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April Reynolds 3 years ago from Arizona

Thank you, took me a year but I finally replaced the black sand beach and came out of hiding.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

April , alright and look at that smile too !......I may have to write about that !....Ed


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

Beautiful, and amazing how people so far from each other can connect... Voted up


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April Reynolds 3 years ago from Arizona

Thank you Ed, that's kind of you to say


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You are welcome April !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

bizarrett , Isn't it though ! Thank you sweety !.....ed


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh My a horseback.. this is a wonderful poem and so touching and I love it..

it is amazing how all of us reach out to each other and touch in so many ways through our writing.. we are searching and holding on to days and days of writing and life to the fullest and sometimes the tears..

many blessings my friend

sharing

Debbie


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

What a lovely piece of work, brim full of feeling and emotion!

Well done.

I voted up.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you so much Debbie , Umm so much writing ,so many emotions , experiences ! Thank you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

James , well thank you kind sir !.....Ed


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raciniwa 3 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i always do have a sense of connection to my fellow writers as i do to you Ed...you have been like a knight to me...


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Raciniwa , ! My long lost beauty ! Where have you been ? I know ....I've be a stranger too ! Big -Ole - Hug for you !.......:-}

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