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Beware - The Perils Of Internet Relationships

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Beware - The Perils Of Internet Relationships

I hope you find the one in your dreams
But on-line romance may not be all it seems
Let me tell you the tale of Sue
And I hope it is a lesson for you

For many months she contacted this guy
He was tall and handsome and sure caught her eye
They decided to meet for a real live date
Sue was so excited she really couldn’t wait

They had such a fun time, her heart was on fire
This amazing man had fueled her desire
They started to meet really regularly
He even went to her mother’s for tea

Flowers and candlelight dinners were his thing
Soon he got her an engagement ring
She was blinded by his devotion
And wedding plans were quickly put in motion

Things were moving all too fast
Her friends were worried about his past
Then he started to turn quite jealous
Didn’t like her talking to other fellas

He started to follow her everywhere she’d go
He turned from boyfriend into her foe
If she didn’t answer his mobile call
He’d go crazy and his fists would fall

But she was blinkered by his attention 
His violent past he failed to mention
One day his anger turned to a violent rage
He was like a wild animal trapped in a cage

His fists flew like bullets from a gun
A human punch bag she’d become
For many weeks in hospital she did lay
I can picture her battered face to this very day

This monster is now back in prison
His actions they can never be forgiven
Things are not always as they seem
So be wary of the person behind the computer screen

All I ask my friends is that you are aware
Remember ‘Sue’s Story’ and please take care

Some of this poem is fiction sadly some of it is fact

Jan Allison
9th May 2014

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  1. Date: 7/24/2014 12:38:00 PM
    So sad....hope that your friend recovered. David

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She did David but oh boy it has made me wary - we can be anyone or anything on here hiding behind a computer screen - some lovely people around but also sadly some sick ones too. Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/13/2014 9:22:00 PM
    Hi Jan, that hit me to the core as I now all about that, great write and I hope all the women or men take note. Take care.....Vera.............

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/14/2014 1:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it applies to both men and women Vera - none of us know who is really out there behind the safety of a computer screen - saying that have 'met' wonderful folks on her and have some lovely friends now who i will never meet but they are very dear to me :-) hugs as ever jan x
  1. Date: 5/13/2014 4:34:00 PM
    This is a great write Carolyn. A person can be anything she or he wants to be on the net, so you never know what you are getting. Your poem was a great warning to those who think that love relationships on the net are bound to work. Enjoyed your write, my friend...peter

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/14/2014 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No worries Vera am just pleased to get positive comments these days :-) Jan xx Had a couple of uncalled for comments recently and it dents your confidence and makes you wonder why you bother but I'm on the up now
    Duggan Avatar Vera Duggan
    Date: 5/13/2014 9:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jan Peter is sorry about the mistake he often makes mistakes like that, he is so busy commenting he gets all muddled up. Vera
    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/13/2014 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm Jan lol peter but thanks for the comment my friend, Hugs as ever and so pleased to see you on the mend. Jan xxxxx
  1. Date: 5/11/2014 11:35:00 AM
    There are a lot of "Sue's out there. You're unfortunately not the only one having been introduced to the story about a "Sue" ...or what was her name again... There's a lot of friction in these kind of fractions... Dutch greetings Elly

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/11/2014 11:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sadly there are too many 'sues' Elly. the poem is part fact part fiction. then again some internet relationships work out fine just caution is needed. hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Hi Jan, Wanted to stop by and say hello and to read your writes. You penned this Jan perfectly. Yikes! But... Excellent as usual.:-) sad and frightful still safe is always better. Great write Jan:-) Peace, Deborah

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/10/2014 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Definitely Deborah on here we can be anyone or anything but we still have to remain cautious. Hugs as ever my friend Jan xxx
  1. Date: 5/10/2014 4:02:00 AM
    A beautifully written warning and I agree with every word but there is another side . Thank you for the inspiration .

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/10/2014 4:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh yes Darren always two sides to every story. Hugs my friend . Jan xx
  1. Date: 5/9/2014 8:37:00 PM
    excellent poem, although i think the same outcome could happen in a relationship that began in a non-internet way. it always amazes me that women stay in physically abusive relationships, although i've read enough about this to realize how difficult it is to extricate oneself from one...

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely comments Ilene. It's sadly often vulnerable women who are taken in - the man of their dreams can easily be 'created' on line and once they are taken in its hard to get out. Friends have been exposed to violence both in a relationship and via the internet - such a sad world we live in at times. hugs Jan x
  1. Date: 5/9/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Reality bites not all people are true.... A lesson to be learned and a poem to ponder on.. :), GBU jan

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/9/2014 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely comment Olive Hugs Jan x
  1. Date: 5/9/2014 3:07:00 PM
    Powerful write and so true. Thanks for sharing in such an interesting way.

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/9/2014 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen for the lovely comment. Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 5/9/2014 2:42:00 PM
    How sad of this one to be real, Jan!!... But ,yes this is really happening... many women from our country became victims of cyber- relationship... ~~ very well written~~ thanks for sharing!! :O)))

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/9/2014 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment Aiyah - none of us know who is really out there - our pictures and things we say and do can be far from the truth and tragically people do get hurt and even worse. Hugs Jan x
  1. Date: 5/9/2014 2:29:00 PM
    Wow thats a lesson, you said it well, sad that sometimes stuff like that happens though :(

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 5/9/2014 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Casarah for your comment you obviously understand the message the poem is trying to convey. Hugs Jan x