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Online Affair in a Virtual World

Updated on September 14, 2011

"The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men"

After reading and having commented on a wonderful poem by Radioguy, and after 'talking' with another Hub Pages writer who is experiencig something similar to what I've detailed here... I was inspired to write this little poem in the form of prose.

Ahh….the wondrous world of the unknown

Gifts from those unseen

Beautiful words,


Lavished upon the eyes and heart

Of the reader; the recipient

Who devours and consumes

The praise as if starving

Looking , ever looking

For the next serving

Of delicious fruit,



We have lived there

Within this ether world of online 'romance'....

Thrilling to an unseen suitor....

Seductive and always alluring.

This unfamiliar realm ...

With excited anticipation

The mysterious

Magical intangible world

Created from our own imagination..

Peopled with perfect beings


Intentions always pure




And Beguiling, luring us

With magnetic attraction,

Flirtatious, irresistible,

And, oh so provocative

If we read between the lines....

And, we must .

Beautiful images dwell in our minds

Inspired by the charming

And captivating

Tempting words which appear


Drawing on

our secret desires,

dreams and fantasies.

Feelings stirred, encouraged,

And requested

In unwritten suggestion.

This exquisite temptation

We savor

And welcome the bewitching

Potion, drowning all reason

And logic.

Yes. We revel in the addictive,

Spellbound, ethereal wonder world of

Virtual Affairs.


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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hello my dear BeyondMax. It IS true, isn't it? I HAVE been there and done that...however, this particular one was written w/a good HP and FB friend in mind; who was experiencing a very 'aggressive' suitor...since then, it appears to have turned into a great friendship between the two. I had fun writing this, though...I knew many would relate. Thank you, once again, for visiting and your, always, astute and sensitive comments.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Kathy, this is so true, perfectly expressed! Imaginary world can be very well harmful when it collides with the hard cold reality... and then you wonder what side of double edged sword cut you opened. Great work!

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Bobbi...yes, it can be like this sometimes. A dear friend was being deluged with attention from an adoring follower and it was becoming quite obvious to all the followers of my friend's I was inspired to write this hub....and, honestly; I've felt this way in the past...when I was naive and unaware! LO and j/k...but, is out there. Thank you so much for the fine comment & I agree w/you...I"ve met so many wonderful, exciting, enthusiastic, instructive friends/writers here...a cornucopia of diversity. Thank you. Kathy

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Lucky Cats,

      What a great poem of our times today. And I believed you nailed it completely.

      HubPages is the first place I have communicated with people online, and so far it has been a very pleasant journey.

      I am so happy to meet people with so many different opinions it is a treat for me as I live in the country.


      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      What great news for you, TK! I'm very pleased. You are so right when you suggest that the poem reflects the times in which we find ourselves...just seems like so much of our lives exists online...I had several 'encounters' years ago through online chat rooms..very nice and interesting dates with gentlemen who were always 'gentlemanly.' There are more than several sides to this kind of story and experience...the poem is inspired by a friend/hubber I've followed here for a while and that is, primarily, where the flavor of this story originated...from the viewpoint of his pursuer. Thank you for the comment and visit, TK...and good luck w/your new friend.

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      TKs view 6 years ago from The Middle Path

      This poem is so in tune with the times we live in. In some ways, it may not be such a bad thing to fall in love online for we can sometimes see deeper into a person without the distraction of appearences. Of course, there is the other side of the coin, where all the words are merely lies or games being played out.

      I've just recently met someone online which went very well. We've met in person now and our feelings are more grounded. In an email to her, a poem poured out. I've reviewed it and with her knowledge will be posting it here in the next couple days.

      See, I'm trying to get caught up with all your hubs. :)

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California are so right on with this comment..thank you so much. It's fun to allow oneself to walk on the wild side and share in affairs of the heart and written word. You said it much better, dear Mar....and, yes, we are extremely lucky to have found so many really cool, fun, fabulous, exciting and flirtatious friends here on HP's...thank you my dear friend....and, PS...yea, I'm so far behind...ny email is so backed up w/all the great writers' new hubs...and comments and everything that I am drowning due to lack of time right now....But..I will persevere in my efforts to visit each and every one . Kathy

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I am soooo behind, as you very well know! I am charmed with this article! Even as a happily married lady of 24 years, there are some guy pals that I "flirt" with shamelessly (and I believe you all know who you are...)!

      Isn't it wonderful that we have formed such a lovely bond of camraderie that we feel such affections for each other, safe usually to create our words and grow also as people in the most unexpected ways?

      I feel blessed every day I visit HubPages and thank you for reminding me of this today, "Lucky" lady! Voted UP & ABI, mar.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      All I have to say apart from enjoying reading your beautiful poem is like some others have claimed. "Been there, done that" Martie and ahorseback have my complete sentiments, I couldn't ad anything more to what they both wrote and felt.

      Only that I have learned that LUST is not LOVE and LOVE is fleeting. For those lucky humans who find it and hang on to it, they are truly blessed. Most fumble the ball, separate, divorce etc etc. If two real LOVERS can honestly look each other directly in the eye and say.

      Without you I am nothing, without you in my life mine is empty, without you protecting my back I am vulnerable, without YOU period I would sooner be dead. That is REAL LOVE...I sadly never found it. Peace and hugs to you ms LUCKY...I believe you've found it...

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Lucky Cats ,I love ya man! ......LOL

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Sharyn...well, I have to say that I've also experienced something along the lines of an online affair of the heart...years ago; I wrote a story about it and submitted it to all kinds of publications including the SF Chronicle's pink section which was BIG on the phenomena at the time....and "You've Got Mail" was just about to hit the Big Screen. I felt I had a chance w/my little story because I was ahead of the

      'curve.'....guess not!!! Fraid not...Freyed Knot!! But, it was GREAT fun, very exciting and went on for months and's the 'catch!'...He was from Marin Co., I lived in Napa Co....only about 45 miles apart...we met, finally, over drinks on the warm patio of The Horizons; a local and very popular eating/coctail establishment...well....we had a wonderful meeting and then..and then....

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Ahorseback...yes, I understand and agree. The emotions stirred, the anticipation; the "wondering" is all very real as experienced by "online" flirtations and 'affairs..." The mind Is a very romantic organ and, I would venture to say that, most of what we feel; what we believe is real is happening in our imaginations as much as in reality...the romantic, "honeymoon" of knowing another is always primarily a state of mind; I'd bet on it. And, in person or online, the intensity is equally a force to be reckoned with!! Thank you so much ahorseback...wondefully wise comment!!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      VERY interesting Kathy ~ I will not divulge my personal experiences here ~ but will say it was FUN (& safe). Hope all is well . . .


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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Lucky Girl ; Perhaps the greatest loves of all never touch , never meet , nor know the scent of the other ! How often in life do we come to know a love , perhaps never voiced , and yet always remember ! The human mind is a romantic mind no doult ! I know and fully admit that I have loved someone before that I could never tell ! Awesome Poem

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California are an amazing writer with an incredible ability to understand, interpret and express this finding. Beautifully written comment; I absolutely love and appreciate the ability of others to describe, so clearly, and reflect so well, an understanding of what is read. thank you so much. Very very appreciated.

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      maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

      It's like eating the cake from the inside out...Knowing a person is difficult when examined from the perspective of observer...It's in the interplay of human emotions that a true assessment of a persons character can be discerned...eventually the real person will emerge and truth will present itself whether we like it or not... This is a lovely and poignant prose poem, writ wit passion and experience...

      Thank you for this...voted up and beautiful...Larry

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California are so very relationships/affairs are so different but they instill; stimulate the same responses as do real life encounters....maybe even a little more 'exciting' because we never really know.

      And, yes! We don't see the body language; the look in the other's eyes...the smile or lack of one. It's all up to our imagination and that can go in any number of directions...however we allow it to.

      Thank you so much for the great comment and visit and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful words. Your friend, kathy

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      JY...."so, I've heard..." and 'rumor has it.' Yes; I believe you are right. Thank you, my friend, for commenting on this hub. Kathy

      Rosemary..I've heard of this, too...lots of people have found true and satisfying and loving relationships online. I think this is great! We can be ourselves, if we allow ourselves we can be someone completely not ourself. I prefer the former, personally. Nothing is absolute so....I would always suggest the caveat (metaphorically)... "Let the 'buyer' beware." thank you for your comment...Kathy

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Prasetio, thank you so much and so very sorry for the lateness in reply; this hub was pulled for unacceptable pictures (pixelated/watermarked) but is now back and, so, thank you very much for your kind comment.

      Writer...thank you !

      Eiddwen; your words are always so welcome on my efforts...I just am so happy that you liked this one...just an observational piece..sometime, there is more than meets the eye. Thank you for the kind comment and friendship; it means the world to me. And I feel the same about your beautiful writing. Your friend, Kathy

      Always Ruby..I agree...enticing and attractive; some of the comments that fly about here on HP's are downright invitations to the dance! One would have to be non human in order to avoid the draw of such attention. thank you for a great observation and comment; I ALWAYS appreciate your intuitive and thoughtful comments. Kathy

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Kathy,as always a great hub and so very very interesting.

      I cannot imagine life withput Hubpages anymore,without all friends that I've made and so much to learn.

      Up and up for this one which is usually how I vote on yours.

      Make sure you carry on writing these amazing hubs because I will definitly carry on reading.

      Take care,


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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Oh know, you are so, lust, romance, fantasy....crazy intoxicating~! I must reiterate; this poem is NOT about any current situation of mine, personally, but a 'ditty' for another who recognizes the situation and has confirmed the reality...just for anyone who is wondering!!! LO! very best FRIEND....

      Eman...from you, the words you've written are very very well received and appreciated. I hope you know that I feel the same about you and your amazing talent and imagination...your profile title does, indeed, say it all...intrigue and imagination!, my friend, I accept your kind comment with a big SMILE!!!!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      .....always a provocative and thoughtful writer you are with boundless energy and passionate cerebral text in no matter what subject you write about .......

      like I've said many times before - you truly are hubpage's most essential renaissance lady

      lake erie time 12:29pm sunday ontario canada where summer is still hanging on and the water is still warm

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Interesting! Love . . . lust is a funny thing. And of course, no one could ever replace your Al!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Well i must ask the question, who in the world has not felt an attraction for someone on line?? Why wouldn't you? They praise your writing/ poetry etc. It's only natural, but like Martie noted, be careful. There are a lot of con artists out there, men and women. Great topic, great comments, great poetry!!

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I loved the poem, beautiful

      I knew a couple who had met on the internet and fallen in love. The girl was from the USA and moved to New Zealand to be with her on-line lover. They married in the USA and had a little girl. Unfortunately real life love was not the same as the thrilling romantic on-line love and the marriage didn't last for long. Of course the one who suffered most was their daughter.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Augustine! Well, thank you for your comment...yes, you've said it clearly and plainly...isn't it funny how the mind can conjure up the wildest things out of so very little in actuality? Thank you for your visit and well understood comment.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Martie...what a great comment. Yep! I, also, have been there and done that and, it is extremely intoxicating and long as one does not take it too seriously. I really appreciate your lucid 'take' on this subject and the detailed and intelligent way in which you've dealt with this. There are many similarities between virtual and actual attraction...I agree. the infatuation period is always dealt w/wearing rose colored the case of online 'affairs,' we don't, as you said, have the opportunity to 'read' the other person. And, yes, first impressions are very often right on...and should not be ignored. thanks for the fine comment. Kathy

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      John Young 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      The world of virtual affairs is strewn with broken hearts my dear cats.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Excellent and beautiful poem. All my imaginations is flying with you. Well done and vote up!


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      Terishere 6 years ago

      Good poem.... I agree, perfectly imperfect!

      virtual affairs are far different than real life. In real life, you can hear their tone, see their body language...and it is easier to hide personality problems when the virtual communication is all flirting as such. Even if there's more communication, still a lot can be hidden.

      But, I guess there is an allure to the virtual don't need to deal with the everyday stuff, which would end the fantasy..

      Great hub!!


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      writer20 6 years ago

      Great writing that I

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Well, this poem embodies all the excitement and realities, or unreality of the online affair. They start so easy, and sometimes can be difficult to walk away from. The rush can be so addictive. We written and beautiful...

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Been there. Done that. In fact we are in love with our own “ideas” of what we need and should have. People who look more or less like our idea attract us. There could be many reasons why we can’t resist the attraction. Falling in love online is, as in reality, an exciting and fantastic experience, but, unfortunately, only a phase, which, when stretched out, contains a lot of frustration and unhappiness. After one had fallen in love on line, the next step has to be taken as soon as possible – the personal meeting, Thereafter, one keeps on taken one step at a time until..... who knows?

      Just as in real life one should be extremely careful. There are on this planet too many parasites of all sorts. Clever con-artists. Falling in love with one of them – my first experience – ends in a nightmare of another world.

      One thing I’ve learned to trust was my gut feeling.... sixth sense... Trust me, it is always right. Those very first impressions you get, even before you fall in love, is always right. We should not ignore it and not argue with it. Just trust it and obey it.

      For me there is not really a difference between real and virtual world when it comes to infatuation. In both worlds it is all in the mind. The proof of the pudding is still, and will always be, in the eating.

      Your friend is welcome to contact me via email, Luckycats. I will gladly give her a list of all the pros and cons of falling in love online. I actually want to publish it in a hub.... one day :)

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Hi Amy..well, perfectly imperfect! LO....truly words written for another who is going through something very similar to this...that one is the recipient of such admiration...imaginings...

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      Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Perfect, Lucky Cats.