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On life’s rebound mere months ago
caught head to toe in throes of woe
the youngest in my fam’ly crew
with insight to my rescue flew
she wrote me in, the caring mite
as member of a friendship site

From every place under the sun
new friends I gathered by the ton
the world itself got shrunk in size
merged lands and seas and mounts and skies
awed by the vast, new cyberspace
my throes of woe took second place

Good friends I raked in by tenfold
discarded some, if truth be told
a few I merely string along
the rest held dear in friendship strong
a wholesome blended potpourri 
my cyber-spatial fam'ly tree

My best friend must remain unnamed
in his own world a man of fame
with ease he glided into mine
this angel of the human kind
who decades long has shared his life
with one he proudly calls “my wife”

Then Cyber-Cupid after drinks
with glint in eye played me a jinx
it hiccuped once, aimed arrow straight
I stepped aside but way too late
the arrow struck with practiced ease
pierced center-heart and bucked my knees 

My cyber-love slid in my heart
distance despite, no inch apart
through emails sweet, fine poetry
we formed a bond unholy be
by gentle eyes, soft hazel-brown
turned inside-out and upside-down

The pastime which had woe replaced
ate hours at unwieldy pace
once-daily chats became our creed
though soon to two, then three increased
my loved one’s with me of like mind
(quite oft in chats we pen same lines)

My conscience pricks:  he can’t be mine
though fine he’s loved by one as fine
in tri-love games there’s naught to gain
except but cause the good wife pain
in state of flux I chant my plight:
succumb or let my love take flight?

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:38:00 PM
    I'm not really qualified to comment on this, I'm tooooo scared to even dip into thse sites lol. Fantastic write Sis, you are good good good. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 7:33:00 AM
    I think many surcumb to the intamacey born out of the Internet. It is described as accelerated intimacy. It is easy to be less inhibited at a distance. It can also be a dangerous thing as you have suggested. It may also be a catalyst to finding a deeper meaning in our existing relationships and learning what it is we are truly needing. I hope you have discovered this. Take care

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 4:46:00 AM
    How amazing is this? Your captured reality with such a wondering interplay of words! Oh, dear oh dear...tough one that! Hope it all works out in the end. Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Hmmm...good question. It's a crazy situation...I know. Great poem!

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Delysia, what a wicked world wide web you weave. But very cleverly done. - Red

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 11:34:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Delysia. Excellent piece. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 2:41:00 PM
    Many congrats on all your wins, Delysia : )

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 9:17:00 AM
    Sometimes it's hard not to fall in love with people we meet online, Delysia. I'm glad you two are still friends, but it's sad the relationship can't be more. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn (Stood up by two cyber-men last weekend, ironically.)

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 2:50:00 PM
    This is a tough game to play and possibly win. Wonderful poetic presentation here, Delysia. Congratulations on your win in Michael's contest~!

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 12:46:00 PM
    You sure got me hooked reading this, Delysia! I think this poem flowed & rhymed quite well and what a plight indeed! I think a lot of people would be able to relate to this (hmm I see pd down there has an inkling, lol), but hmm very tricky for you since you are in a "tri-love game", no one indeed wins in that game, sad to say-- I wish you the best, and super congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 7:47:00 AM
    nice one,del..happy thumbs up to you on your stunning win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in Michael's "Ode to a Friend" contest Delysia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:48:00 PM
    congrats delysia on a super special win with these very touching words of poetry luv.. hoping your computer is now on board again luv...

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:25:00 PM
    wonderful write, congrats in your win of my very first contest~Michael

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:37:00 PM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest of Michael,Delysia

  1. Date: 6/19/2011 7:47:00 AM
    once-daily chats became our creed though soon to two, then three increased---How much you wanna sell me that line for. I pay top rate for stuff like that to add to my ammunition! Very chilly flows! Like Mohammed Ali said "(You so bad)you so make medicine sick!" in a good way!

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 5:25:00 PM
    sppt! is this a true story... or maybe you can inform me if you know some one ... that got trapped... I can say hazel eyes... mmm the one choice of eyes in my poem... read this again... and thanks for your comment,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 4:05:00 PM
    Yes this really flows, how I'd hope mine would. Very interesting use of words, plus the unavoidable truth of three sided unions. love it babe, xo Don

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 10:56:00 PM
    so do tell? what did you do?? I hope you listened to your conscience!

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 4:41:00 AM
    wow! beautifully expressed and, as a rhymer myself, i really appreciate how perfectly you used rhyme in this poem. i wish you good luck with your dilemma.....