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WORDS that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, lovely, funny, excited, frustrated, angry, swearing, flirting and sad words....
WORDS that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, lovely, funny, excited, frustrated, angry, swearing, flirting and sad words....
but all in all, always...HONEST WORDS
but all in all, always...HONEST WORDS
FRIENDSHIP that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, full of questions and doubts, that need to be clarified, full of answers that are misread from time to time,
FRIENDSHIP that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, full of questions and doubts, that need to be clarified, full of answers that are misread from time to time,
full of shared joy, sadness, excitement, anger, frustration, but all in all always HONEST FRIENDSHIP.
full of shared joy, sadness, excitement, anger, frustration, but all in all always HONEST FRIENDSHIP.
LOVE that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, doubtful, always ready to start or to end, new and exciting, different, dangerous love,
LOVE that cross the ocean, everyday, back and forth, doubtful, always ready to start or to end, new and exciting, different, dangerous love,
having been built just on the fantasies and dreams, you have of that unkown/known person, across the ocean you never met...
having been built just on the fantasies and dreams, you have of that unkown/known person, across the ocean you never met...
your heart is on fire, your head constantly switched on, an endless web of unrelated thoughts, what it, what if not, does he, does she, do they not...
your heart is on fire, your head constantly switched on, an endless web of unrelated thoughts, what it, what if not, does he, does she, do they not...
Your body is in constant yearning, moving to no direction at all and you dream, daydreams, nightdreams like you never dreamt before...
Your body is in constant yearning, moving to no direction at all and you dream, daydreams, nightdreams like you never dreamt before...
He writes back, quietly and persuasively, says STOP, let's to be an HONEST LOVE, the one we really want, TO BE WHO WE ARE, like we have been with each other always before...
He writes back, quietly and persuasively, says STOP, let's to be an HONEST LOVE, the one we really want, TO BE WHO WE ARE, like we have been with each other always before...
You stop, open your eyes, and sigh, knowing that he is right, knowing deep down that if he doesn't stop you in the midair, you would crash down sooner or later hitting the rough ground of reality...
You stop, open your eyes, and sigh, knowing that he is right, knowing deep down that if he doesn't stop you in the midair, you would crash down sooner or later hitting the rough ground of reality...
Your eyes are open new, looking at the real you and the real him in this unreal online reality.
Your eyes are open new, looking at the real you and the real him in this unreal online reality.
And you write back to him, all I want is honest love, but just let me dream from time to time, because it is who I am, real dreaming ME...
And you write back to him, all I want is honest love, but just let me dream from time to time, because it is who I am, real dreaming ME...
You may ask, you write, why I need to dream, and you know you ran out, long time ago of the the proof justifying answers, to defend the statement...
You may ask, you write, why I need to dream, and you know you ran out, long time ago of the the proof justifying answers, to defend the statement...
that dreams have purpose in life even if they look like they have nothing to do with reality...
that dreams have purpose in life even if they look like they have nothing to do with reality...
All you can write, is that the mind is the most powerful thing, in the body, whatever the mind believes, the body can do.
All you can write, is that the mind is the most powerful thing, in the body, whatever the mind believes, the body can do.
So when I share my dreams with you, you write, I give you 'a piece of my mind' with a short warning: 'This is a dream that may or may not come true.'
So when I share my dreams with you, you write, I give you 'a piece of my mind' with a short warning: 'This is a dream that may or may not come true.'
The time will come when they meet in real, leaving behind their anonymous online security.
The time will come when they meet in real, leaving behind their anonymous online security.
And when they meet, with open eyes, their dreams safely at the back of their minds, they know it will be genuine and natural...
And when they meet, with open eyes, their dreams safely at the back of their minds, they know it will be genuine and natural...
They give each other hug and walk hands in hands where their hearts will tell them to go...
They give each other hug and walk hands in hands where their hearts will tell them to go...
You dream of that meeting, knowing that it is not something you can predict, expect, prepare for, not even pray for, because the outcome of it is as just unpredictble as the weather...
You dream of that meeting, knowing that it is not something you can predict, expect, prepare for, not even pray for, because the outcome of it is as just unpredictble as the weather...
Just like that one memorable sunset over the ocean when everything stops in that magic moment of total perfection on your planned holiday...
Just like that one memorable sunset over the ocean when everything stops in that magic moment of total perfection on your planned holiday...
you just noticed, walking by on your last day before your departure, back home to your ordinary life and you say to yourself: 'I am so happy to experience this, I have dreamt about it all my life...AND HERE I AM.'
you just noticed, walking by on your last day before your departure, back home to your ordinary life and you say to yourself: 'I am so happy to experience this, I have dreamt about it all my life...AND HERE I AM.'

Life is often a painful mix of love, loss and damage

true realization comes

Nothing is perfect

and everything is perfect.

Nothing is less worthy

than something else,

he wanted her

to teach him to write,

the sudden online crash,

he taught her how to dance,

the source of its potent charm,

is the possibility of everlasting

online friendship

ever possible?


The online magic of connecting

with so many people

from all around the world

so extremely enriching

and stimulating.

Lounging in a beautiful home

filled with photos and paintings

her boys rolling their eyes

and later retaliate

by mocking their mother

for her downtime pleasure.

Staying rooted in her professional life

and family

as part of her effort

to keep a healthy distance

from those romantic traps of online dreamings

but is it possible?


The ability to judge

is vital

to their wellbeing

and yet

all too often

they set up for a struggle

with themselves,

their feelings

and their unreal reality.


The waiting game

the doomsday at a glance

what life will look like

after the final click of the 'send'.

After few weeks

angling for that special connection,

now they have it

and suddenly not sure

what to do with it,

which one of them

is more afraid

of loosing it?


A messy excercise

in an imaginative dialogue

of two souls

from the opposite sides of the world

that never seen each other in a flesh,

it is so unreal

and yet the only reality they know,

the one

that produced

this magical feelings

between them

which in itself

is not prone

to sudden change,

for how long can they keep it?


The interlocked sentences

between them

so established

and precious.

He said: "I can extend things,

change the colour and texture,

I like to flirt."


They found tiny songs,

old photos and new images,

to tell them who they are,

like little twinkles in their eyes

to brighten their real worlds

suddenly so grey...


"The religion of this connection

is love,

to love another person

is to see the face of God,"

he said to her.

She feels

burning

with the same energy

the martyrs

burned well,

but doesn't say it.

Without him,

it wouldn't have occured to her

to ask for a little more from life.


She keeps

constantly

handing out

her own version of truth

about women's lives.

A noble and inspiring

the man

choosen

to carry her troubles

with him,

doing the small things,

doing the big things,

he never looses his graceful touch

for putting her at ease.


Only much later

she realizes

it also must have placed

an unimaginable burden

on him.


One small step for a woman

towards love,

one giant leap of hope,

her memory of it

is so strong

down to the scent

of the rose

in the air,

and she knows

mankind become a little bit more better

that day

a little bigger and bolder

and a little bit more self-aware.


That one little online footprint

so tiny against the backdrop

of the overcrowded

online conversations

offers this solace

that you can find a true person

in this selfish age,

obsessed

with various versions

and perfect projections

of ourselves.


He dreams,

she dreams

her hands are interlocked,

when she wakes up,

his hand is not there,

it is just her imagination,

the trap of the unreal reality

of their online world,

and yet

she has to tell

this online story

from the point of view

the God exists.

And what God means

in practice

is the act of compassion,

of love,

of struggle of sharing your life

in the way

no one really believes

is possible.....







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lilyfly 3 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Ynetsoh,,, lots of beautiful stanzas, may i ask what this is about? Thank you, lily


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, lilyfly, about online connections, something that is very popular in today's world, we hear lots of negative about it so this is just an attempt to put a more positive side to it:)

Hope it makes more sense, if not let me know:).............B


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diogenes 3 years ago from UK and Mexico

My goodness, B., such a thoughful and well worked poem.

I had an empassioned online relationship with an old love last year...the reunion was a disaster which i am still recovering from, (emotionally and financially).

One needs tremendous care and a lotta luck I think.

Bob x


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

I heard of good experiences and not so good ones as well, but that happens not only on the cyber-world, but in life in general. Connections of mind and soul are never easy, but protected by anonymity, people may feel less intimidated to open up and "dream their dreams". As long as it is not detrimental to others, I see nothing wrong with it


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI

Online experience is somewhat like

and can be a waking fantasy...a dream like

experience

Were you can be anything

Or anyone you want to be

This can be freeing

Exhilarating

Intoxicating

When you become intoxicated

Your experience of yourself

And others

becomes altered

What we call love

Sometimes is

And

Often is

Emotional

Intoxication


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, my dear fellow hubbers, it is something I hear a lot about lately and read so much negative experience that I felt the need to counter balance it:) Your responses are very thoughtful and shows lots of experience and wisdom, they show both sides of the coin, but like everything else it has both sides...something to learn from, Bob, positive outlook Petra and very true, it is okey to dream your dreams, if they do not hurt anyone, which is usually not so easy:) Cleverly and beautiful wrapped up, vveasly, and very very true:)


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doeryroberts 3 years ago from Canada

This is a very beautiful, well written and thought piece out piece of work. You have such a clever way of saying things.

Really beautiful


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this. This happens and what do we do? You expressed the thought patters so well..Beautiful....


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agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

A very beautiful poem and it's really touching. The pictures are wonderful as well.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you:)


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Thought provoking and beautiful at the same time. Speaking in general, you really make connections online with a written format in a deeper sense than the face to face everyday meetings. It's fun and like a new world!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Fossillady, it is dangerously exciting and unexplored new world, we all have to find our own footpaths in it and share our experience afterwards:)


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

Those tentative moments,

First observing her subtle sense of humour,

Her polite handling of online bantering

In the open general chatroom,

A lull in the fast flowing stream of constant nattering

Keyboard to keyboard

Across the screen.

Those first contact lines

The communication lines

Opened!

Moved across to Private

Away from the maddening crowd,

Those aged pickup and comealong phrases!

We talk and exchange views,

Soon it is "Pumpkin time"

Cinderella must leave the party.

Not leaving her slipper

But a promise to be there

At time and cyberspace.

Thus it began,

A daily routine

General chatting, exchanges of thoughts

A Secret Sharer comes to mind

Subliminal messages sent

If you read between the lines

Pictures formed images exchanged

Over those network lines

This is the begining

Some many weeks later

We met, our friendship an love daily grew

We were wedded and celebrated our Anniversaries

Despite those "Soothsayers sage prophecies of impending doom!"

The shocked and horrified expressions

When people here our meeting place

-----------------

Great hub, loved your side bar of prose and photos, excellent.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

what a beautiful poem, great work, my fellow hubber, honoured that you have some inspiration in my hub to write it:) Thanks so much and all the best with the Cyberspace Cinderella's story, hope it is still working make all those soothsayers go green with envy:) Ha,ha,ha...


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

That is still true today, now, nigh on eight years, we still nurture and care for each other.

This makes them as envious as anything!

A lot of her acquantances and many of mine, still sit on the sideline, waiting, hehe, would not be surprised if someone of them are secretly running bets on us!

Your writing is great fellow hubber, you photography is great too.

Love your scenic compositions and showing us the diversity of your Country.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Just_Rodney, it is great news, so love really conquers all even the cyber spaces:) Happy to hear that and good on you for believing in it:)

Thanks for all your encouragement and praise, all the best my fellow hubber:)


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Beata, sometimes words aren't enough to express one's elation or should I say fascination! This was beautiful and awesome and I loved every line! Up and sharing this one!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you, web923, it was deeply felt so it was written with the words that are available....


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

So truly beautiful and thank you for sharing.

Eddy.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, Eddy, happy you like it:)


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Charu Bhatnagar 3 years ago from India

Oh god, its just fantastic. :)


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Life Iz Beautiful 3 years ago from India

Lovely, beautiful verses and absolutely scenic pictures...

Loved your style of writing.

Thanks for sharing . voted beautiful.

have a nice day..:D


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

"Nothing is perfect

and everything is perfect." - how lovely...

Beautiful poem, Beata!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my fellow hubbers, for stopping by and acknowledging my poem:) All the best to you all...B


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teaches12345 3 years ago

Lovely! It is our dreams that lead us live with hope.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Yes, usually they are although sometimes they lead to disappointments, but it is the price we have to be always ready to pay:) thank for stopping by my dear hub follower:)


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KoraleeP 3 years ago from Vernon British Columbia Canada

Wow, your poem is written very beautifully with a great choice of words to portray your thoughts. I am voting up for sure and sharing.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you KoraleeP, happy that you liked it:)


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farmloft 3 years ago from Michigan

Love the line: the unreal reality of their online world...

Voting up.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you 'farmloft', we all live in our own unreal reality of our own online world everyday....on FB, twitter and even here:) Have a good day my hubpage friend:)


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Beautiful thoughts expressed in the form of a poem. It is not easy to compose a poem on a topic like online world. And you have done this so beautifully, with lovely pictures.

My experience with online world has so far been enjoyable and enriching, and I hope it continues like that. Had this not been like that, I would not be communicating with a wonderful hubber friend like you, thousand of miles away in W. Australia.

Thanks for sharing the hub!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubber, you are right, it is a wonderful world full of beautiful, diverse people and wonderful opportunities, once has to learn to walk cautiously with open eyes and mind to be aware that dangers may be lurking somewhere in the dark corners but it is still worthy to explore it in its depth...


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doeryroberts 3 years ago from Canada

That is so wonderfully Beautiful, just read it again and its more beautiful than the first time, Excellent


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

The question is if it is one of those rare things that become better with time just like priceless quality wine in its written form and in its unreal reality....


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Love makes you feel mixed emotions and you expressed this poem so beautifully.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Yes, it does:)...great comment...B


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SkySlave 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

This poem left me daydreaming. Somewhere floating in between your words and my own imagination. My favorite kind of poetry. It's not all played out, giving me reason to question, reason to wonder. Fantastic!


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, SkySlave, the poem for dreamers who are not afraid to dream big but also it makes you wonder how it all plays out in the end...we never know, don't we:)...B


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The Jet 3 years ago from The Bay

You lost me for a second, but in the good way. Nice work.


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Beata Stasak 3 years ago from Western Australia Author

thank you the Jet, happy you liked it:)

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