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Internet Intrigue or Fantasy Found On-line (Passionate Poets) **reply added

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 03-09-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

~Internet Intrigue~  **

A poem, a post, a name on a screen...
moved by the emotions, are you as sweet as you seem?
Wondering what your like -- on the other end of the line...
I'm so drawn to your you relate to mine?

Sharing a smile, the harmless flirtation...
enjoying the exploration of this friendly invitation.
Touched by your words...feeling a connection,
do you understand my replies--the underlying affection?

Intrigued by each other...feeling fascination ...
YET -- sometimes, something's -- are better off left to our imaginations...

I could be your EVERYTHING ... IF I just STAY your FANTASY...
Reality (and I) will disappoint you...we should embrace this anonymity.

How can I live up to your expectations...I cant even live up to mine...
Im not sure you'd stay if you knew the between the lines.
It will last so much longer if we just keep playing "on-line pretend"...
Write me a poem to say how you feel...and then press SEND.    

janet marie


**written for anyone who can relate to finding your fantasy on-line...and for those who are still searching...**  and for my fantasy friend...(smile)    

 you're really alone at last...
you're bored and fading fast,
if it's true you'll fall from the past
all you'll have to do is ask
you'll feel but never be
you want and always need
price you pay for wanting to see
will you have all you've ever dreamed...
robin wilson

[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 03-10-2000).]
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1 posted 03-09-2000 09:37 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hmm...interesting...I'll check back to see the replies to this one!
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2 posted 03-09-2000 09:41 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

A poem with truth through out it.  It's so easy to feel deeply for those that we see from the inside out rather than the outside in. A wonderful poem!
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3 posted 03-09-2000 09:49 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I believe that if you are completely honest with someone about who you are. Your faults, your strengths and if you communicate enough via different mediums, anything is possible. I write from the deepest parts of me. That doesn't mean I can't be as surface as anyone else. We must realize that NO ONE is perfect ever. We have to accept the faults with the strengths. That can be accomplished on line as well as face to face.

alright..that is my 2 cents.
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4 posted 03-09-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh geesh....(wagging head)  You've been bitten too!  hehe  Take the advice of an old PRO....  
KEEP IT FANTASY!   Although I wish you luck, who knows?  You'll never know if you don't try!  No matter how well you think you *know* eachother, it is NOT the same as when you're in person, and in eachother's space!  LOL  Experience eachother firsthand, and then decide!  Good Luck !   hehe
Pssst....I think I know who it is...but I won't tell!  
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5 posted 03-10-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

I say go for it. Arm chair warriors get no farther then the coffee pot. You may lose many times in life, and certainly the game is rigged but, if you don't bet you can't win. I've won and lost, big and small, and I know out there is a world. Fishing is pretty good.
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6 posted 03-10-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I have to agree with Marilyn and James . Reread Marilyn's post because she makes sense.  As long as two people realize there really is a real person beyond the keyboards with good points about them and bad; then hey!  Why not!!!

I'll cover Marilyn's 2 cents and raise you 2 more.


[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 03-10-2000).]
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7 posted 03-10-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for AnthonyEV1   Email AnthonyEV1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit AnthonyEV1's Home Page   View IP for AnthonyEV1

GO FOR IT! hehe, I met my g/f online. And I have visited her and it's working out great.   We have been together for coming up on a year, and she lives in WV and I live in NV. Opposite sides of the country, and it still works out.   Don't get to visit her too offten though, normally only for a week a few days before new years and then a week or two durring summer...   But we manage, our love for each other holds us together.   So if you feel there is something there, deffenatly go for it.  
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8 posted 03-10-2000 01:31 AM       View Profile for jazzgal   Email jazzgal   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for jazzgal

I've tried the truth and it hurts... I've tried the fantasy and it burns...
There will be the true "soul mates", there will be the "never-meant-to-bes"... and there you are... now what would you do?
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9 posted 03-10-2000 05:50 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Janet I've been thinking about this subject and I think people that meet on line and then desire to meet in person need to seriously consider the possiblilities.  There are no guarantees in life.  So the possibles when they meet will be they  either like or don't like the other person....because the conclusion you like someone after only meeting them on line is a fantasy in can you make that decision if you have never meet..face to face.  Now if both decide they like each other after meeting in person we could have a possible friendship, companionship, or love connection.  This is subject to a commitment on the part of both to make some time to be together...because this is the place where the friendship can grow and develop.  In other words I don't believe you can ever bypass that face to face know looking into each others eyes and either feeling those feelings or not.  Your poem was very nice. James
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10 posted 03-10-2000 06:06 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Well - I did the romance thing last year (this is the first time I have mentioned it since on the forums and it isn't easy to write this actually) - considering this was a relationship between New Zealand and the US it wasn't entirely practical...but it was very real for a time and utterly heart breaking at the end.

And I am going to meet someone soon - my soul sister Dark Angel (yes everyone - going to Australia!) which is very exciting. Plus - some of the poets got together recently and had a great time. I'm not sure the romance side is a good thing, no, but friendship? Definitely - meet them if you can. I personally resent that I am stuck out here and won't be able to go to America to meet my friends there for a long long time.


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11 posted 03-10-2000 07:36 AM       View Profile for sonjes   Email sonjes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sonjes

Janet Marie~
Eventually I shall run out of original words to post in my replies.  
"Intrigued by each other...feeling fascination ...
YET -- sometimes, something's -- are better off left to our imaginations...
I could be your EVERYTHING ... IF I just STAY your FANTASY...
Reality (and I) will disappoint you...we should embrace this anonymity."

These are words spoken in truth.  Sometimes it seems that living in a fantasy can be healthier(?) than the reality.  There is a line there, that I am not sure (anymore) should ever be crossed.
  Let me tell you that this forum would seem empty to me without your passionate writing and your inspiring words.  
  Those lines will haunt me for a long time to come...

  Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.
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12 posted 03-10-2000 01:42 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

It's amazing the power words can have over people.  How two different souls can relate so well to each other at times.  Still, I must join Gen in wagging my head on this.  I told Chris once I think I'm the "poster child" on internet love...  It's so easy to give emotion fully on-line for some people, (i.e. me), - to be the person they can't be or expose in real life for what ever reasons.  That makes it real easy to glimpse a perfection that may not really exist, and usually that's a two way mirror.
I feign from using the term "fantasy" because what emtion I held with Gen is the truest I think I have ever felt in life...  I hid nothing from her and yet when we met, she saw things that she never saw on-line, and I saw the same in her.  Someone once asked me "If I gave you flowers, would you; A - Think I was hiding something from you,  B - Think I expected something from you,  Or C - Think I wanted to express my fondness of you?"  Is there a right answer?  It's all left up to interpretation, really.  It is my opinion that many people see what they want to see in another's words and not always what's really there.  It is also my opinion that so many of us need something to believe in within our lives, some glimmer of hope that it, (meaning the internet), becomes an irresistable tool in seeking that hope.
I personally know of three couples who met on the internet and eventually married...  The possibility of such a pure bond does exist.  Still, I personally wouldn't attempt to count the number of "internet love" failures I have witnessed.  
My best accessment of "internet love" from all experience and witnessing is that the internet is a great place to make contact - but until you stand face to face with that person, you never really know them, and while the feeling might survive, that doesn't always mean the relationship will.
Sorry for dragging on about this...  I couldn't help myself...LOL  I probably make no sense at all, I know.

In All Sincerity,


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13 posted 03-10-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

No matter how you meet, you're not given any guarantees... life is full of risks and love is no exception. The guy you meet at the Sunday School picnic might turn out to be abusive. You must keep in mind that if someone has something to hide, if they are less than honest, if they want to fool you, they can fool you.
The internet offers you a marvelous opportunity to get to know someone from the inside out... it also offers an opportunity for someone to pretend to be something they aren't.
How can you know? The same tests that weed out a lot of face-to-face relationships can weed out a lot of internet ones... time and truth... give it time and be truthful with each other. But if you consider someone a "fantasy" rather than a real living breathing person with human frailties and faults, you're asking for trouble.
I've met several friends that I came to know first online... and perhaps I'm lucky to have enjoyed each encounter.... or perhaps we were simply honest with each other and took the time to really know each other so that our expectations weren't skewered.
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14 posted 03-10-2000 02:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent poem, Janet Marie! I enjoyed this!

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15 posted 03-10-2000 08:04 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Poet how do ya like the replies...pretty interseting as well...

Butterfly... you understand my poem..."It's so easy to feel deeply for those that we see from the inside out rather than the outside in".... exactly my point, thank you

Marilyn..Your advice was worth much more than 2 cents...can I write you a check  
thank you for the words of wisdom...

Poet FF., your "pssssst" made me laugh...thanks for keeping my secret ...we girls gotta stick together...  LOL

James H...ever the romantic I knew you'd say go for it  (smile)

Marina, I owe you your two cents plus 2 more  ...thanks for the advice

Anthony, you give all us hopeless romantics HOPE ... thanks for sharing your story...good luck to you...

Jazzgal... your so right... how will we know?...I guess its a matter of "no pain -- no gain"
but I am a FIRM believer in fate and "meant to be" I have had it before and its amazing...worth getting burned for...and fantasy is a nice way to spend a day as well.

Sweet James...always the voice of reason and compassion...I know you always speak from your heart and your experience...thank you for your always you speak the truth...nothing can substitute that eye contact....
Im winking at you right now...     

Severn...I SO understand your words..."it was very real for a time and utterly heartbreaking at the end"
I have experienced both of those emotions...unless one has actually been lucky enough (yes--still say lucky) have felt the intensity a relationship like this can have...I doubt they can understand...I didn't until it happened to and learn...good luck to you as well on your upcoming meeting...

sonjes... my poetic sister...I am always touched by your is so cool the way we always relate...its nice to know others have been where we are and understand ... your right its hard to know when to cross that line...I usually follow my heart...not always the wise choice...but even when it ends up costing makes for some darn good inspiration for poems (smile)...

suthern, you are so right we only know what "they" let us know...very wise words thank you for your words of wisdom and you said no guarantees...

Denise...glad you enjoyed it....thanks for always reading and replying...

and saving the best for last..(SMILE)...

Michael ... first of all you always make perfect sense...even when you "drag on" its poetic... .... you "hit the mark" of what I was trying to say in this poem...may I quote your wisdom...
...  "It's so easy to give emotion fully on-line for some people, (i.e. me), - **to be the person they can't be** or expose in real life for what ever reasons.  That makes it real easy to glimpse a perfection that may not really exist, and usually that's a two way mirror."

that was exactly what I was trying to say... ALL of what you said above sums up what I meant by the emotions of this poem ...
we fall in love with the fantasy we have of our screen mate...and we also feel secure in the fantasy or Illusions that we can create -- to hide our OWN insecurities.

As you said the power of our words and the things
two people can find a common bond amazing....
as you and I have seen in our words and poetry...(read between the lines) (smile)
thank you for always understanding...I'm not always easy to comprehend... I am grateful you know I have good intentions...while sometimes being over-emotional.

I would just like to say that part of this poems inspiration came from you and Gens poems and words here...I say this to in NO way embarrass either of you...I have been deeply touched by the expressions and emotions of the poetry and the pain you two have gone thru...I  truly understand how hard it is when we don't love up to each others expectations...but both of your words here on this reply, and in your poetry show that you are learning from it and by you both sharing your allow ALL of us to learn from it as well...we all thank you for your honesty...

and as always M.-- thank you for the wear it well...
also thank you for so much inspiration...and the encouragement.
I remain in awe of you and your talent.

To my "intriguing fantasy friend"... I was afraid you might not understand this poems insecurities won out in writing this...I.E... The wish to remain a fantasy...I'm so glad we understand each other now...
your AMAZING poem was all the reply I needed...thank you for "pressing SEND"  
you are too good to be true...thus making you a fantasy...(smile)

thanks ya all, janet marie
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16 posted 03-11-2000 06:13 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Well done Janet Marie, this is something we should all read. I think Michael has hit the nail squarely on the head with his reply.

Butterflies_Don't_Cry.....yes it is, but I think I prefer to see the person on the inside.

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