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Strangers Yet Friends

Updated on November 15, 2017
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Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Strangers yet Friends
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We make so many friends through social networking sites across the globe, all thanks to the internet. Come to think of it do we really know them well?

This is a poem about such wonderful friends beyond boundaries between countries across the globe.

Through the internet

I know you

I know not how you look

Nor do I show you

My true self as I truly am

It is just an icon that represents me

Strangers yet friends we are and will be

Through intricate network of cables

We chat and communicate

On the internet coffee table

We relive our tales

We exchange greetings

Send wishes, warmth and love

We talk for real

Networking somehow

I cannot see you

You cannot see me

Unless we are on live chat

In front of a camera

You and me

Mostly somehow

We never are

But still we are true friends

We all can take a bow!

In the virtual world of reality

I don’t know you

You don’t know me

I know about you from what you write

I develop an image of you in my mind

And you become my true friend real time

I truly care for you and you truly care for me

We are strangers yet friends

On the Social Network

This is how things nowadays work

© 2013 Nithya Venkat

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      Nithya Venkat 3 months ago from Dubai

      Thank you for coming back for another read. It is wonderful to have met you online my friend. Thank you for your wonderful comments much appreciated.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Came back to read your poem another time! I have great admiration for my online friends. Sometimes their gentle words, their reassuring remarks, their positive feedback is enough to lift me up. Real friends are of course very important, and thankfully I am blessed with many, but I love to hear from my online friends.

      I consider myself blessed to have online friends like you.

      Thanks for capturing this so beautifully and the title is great.

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      Lady_E thank you. I am happy I met you online my dear friend. Thank you for your constant support and appreciation, it means a lot to me.

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      fpherj48 thank you and am glad I met you online dear friend. I feel the same way too.

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      Paula 14 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Vellur....This is wonderful! The longer I communicate and share with all my virtual friends, the closer we become. There are moments that the barriers become blurred and it feels we're in the live company of one another.

      It must be possible to build a bond and create a relationship of inspiration, because I love my online family as much as those who are visible in my life.

      Beautiful work. Peace, Paula

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      Elena 14 months ago from London, UK

      True but I am glad to have met you online.

      You have a lovely vibe and ofcourse I enjoy reading your posts. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 23 months ago from Dubai

      Lady_E thank you, am glad you enjoyed reading. Happy to have met you online.

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      Elena 23 months ago from London, UK

      Lovely to read. The world has changed. I have to admit, I have met some very nice people online.....and you are one of them. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      tillsontitan thank you! We are all lucky as you say have friends across the world. Thank you for reading and your appreciation, you made my day.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      How lucky we are to meet people from all over the world and become their friends! You have said it so well. I especially liked "On the internet coffee table".

      Well done my friend.

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      Julie K Henderson 3 years ago

      You are welcome.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Julie K Henderson thank you and am so glad you like the "internet coffee table".

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      Julie K Henderson 3 years ago

      Bravo. I like the idea of the "internet coffee table." Thank you for sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      jhamann thank you and yes am doing fine!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      You have captured the essence of internet relationships. Well done. I hope you are well. Jamie

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      dghbrh thank you and am glad you enjoyed.

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      deergha 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very true and time relevant poem here. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for this share. Shared and voted up.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      My apologies! In Love and Light.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      manatita44 thank you, no romance in this poem!! Just showcasing how we do not even know each other well but still we communicate through the internet. Will check your poem, thank you.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      However sad as both you and Billy state, it can still be a beautiful relationship, and you have captured it excellently. Would be proud to have a relationship like this. Indeed, a touch of the romantic, there, perhaps?

      I do have a poem for you, by the way: https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Joy-of-Inner-E...

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      ocreflies (Kim) thank you for reading and yes we are truly blessed with great online friends. Thank you for the vote up too.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Vellur,

      I love this poem. Like so many of the others, I feel truly blessed for my online friends. I am thankful for HP and the support I have received here. Naturally, if the online situation is one where there is a potential romantic involvement, the rules seem to change which is another reason why HP is so awesome for the kinship formed is more like that of a writers' group. V+ for sure!

      Thank You,

      Kim

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Lyns thank you for your appreciation and vote up. Much appreciated.

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Love this poem it is so true, love it thanks for sharing. Vote up plus

      7514438a lyns

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Sunshine625 yes I am blessed too with wonderful online friends and it is great that you have met them in person! Thank you for stopping by.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I've been so blessed with the online friends that I have made. I've met a few friends in person and I intend to meet many more. Awesome poem! :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      nighthag oh yes we all have many dear online friends and it is a great way to make friends across oceans many many many miles away! Thank you for stopping by.

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      I have enjoyed getting to know my friends online almost more then I do the ones I have in touching distance. this was a great poem showcasing what is to be in this modern age of instant communications, good or bad we all do it and I for one and happier for it :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Lady_E thank you, you made my day!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      So True. Lovely poem. :-)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Eric Flynn thank you.

      bluebird true friendship is priceless and rare nowadays. Thank you for reading.

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      It is something how we can cyber-talk to each other although spread out far and wide as we all are.

      Even with all this, it's true that people are lonely still...and no wonder...we all need one on one to thrive. It makes us value the real touch of true friendships, doesn't it!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 4 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Enjoyed the sentiment greatly.

      EWF

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Nell Rose oh yes we are all friends now! Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      This is so true Vellur, I do think we get a picture of what people look like, and yes I love meeting people on here, we are all friends now, aren't we?

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Jodah thank you, we have so many friends online.

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is very witty but true. Most of my friends are online now days apart from family. Very nice poem. Thanks.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Harishprasad thank you, you are right we are blessed with great friends on the internet.

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      Harish Mamgain 4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Vellur, you have truly assumed us as friends on net ; yet I believe that we are more than that. When we interact with each other by way of our unique words, we create webs of reciprocity and are blessed with great affection, pleasure, knowledge and insight. You have penned a beautiful and passionate poem !

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      PurvisBobbi44 as a caregiver you must be very busy and as you say one's time is not their own. Internet does help us make friends whom we otherwise will never meet or have the opportunity to read their work and appreciate. Enjoy reading your writings. Thank you for stopping by.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Vellur,

      A great poem and I will have to say---my Virtual friendships are all I have time for these days. And, I know it is sad, but when you are a caregiver one's time is not their own.

      Keep writing such great poems to make us stop and ponder---we do have blessings from the internet of making friends and communicating when one has time.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      DDE yes you are so right, thank you for reading.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Strangers Yet Friends has so much truth and friends with someone you have not met in person is also possible.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      RTalloni thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      It's nice that your thoughtful poem can be true!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      agusfanani thank you for reading, much appreciated.

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      A beautiful poem and I found building a virtual friendship can more positively sensational than the conventional way because of our curiosity following the process. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Robert Small thank you for reading and your appreciation.

      suzettenaples thank you, you made my day. We meet great friends through the net.

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you, me too. Thanks for sharing my poem.

      Nikkij50gurl thank you and you are my friend too!!

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      Nikki Wicked 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Yep I consider you one of my friends here on the interwebs!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love this. Got some of the very best online friends. Passing this on.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Amazing poem and I so enjoyed reading this. I agree with you. This is so true - we met almost daily and read each others works and there forms a definite bond over the cables. We don't see one another face to face yet some of my cyber friends are such good friends. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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      Robert Small 4 years ago

      Well written as all your work Wayne.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Faith Reaper thank you for the appreciation, vote and share.

      Suzanne Day thank you, am glad you liked it.

      wayne barett yes so true, thank you for stopping by.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Me and my wife discussed this yesterday. Social networking has become such a phenom. I do believe it is true that in today's world you can become friends with someone without ever meeting them face to face.

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      Suzanne Day 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I like the internet coffee table! Cute poem & voted interesting ;)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      So true dear Vellur! I have many friendships online and truly consider them to be my friends, but I have never met them.

      Awesome poem!

      Up and more and sharing.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      alwaysexploring we do build bonds and great friendships sometimes, thank you for reading.

      BlossomSB thank you for your visit.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A very interesting poem and it's so true!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      How very true this is. Funny how we form a picture in our mind's of someone we communicate with, sometimes not really knowing if it is a male or female. We do build bonds, and sometimes great friendships. Thank's for sharing...

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      billybuc yes it is sad that friendships are virtual nowadays, thank you for stopping by.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      For whatever reason I find it sad that friendships are virtual nowadays. Still, I am happy for my online friends. You captured it all perfectly with this poem. Well done!

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