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Love on The Net

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Billy Bolden
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0 posted 03-27-2000 04:52 PM       View Profile for Billy Bolden   Email Billy Bolden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billy Bolden

                LOVE ON THE NET
               A WORK FOR HELGA
She turned on the computer and fired up the net.
He had placed an ad and this is how they met.
Both were over forty, their ways somewhat set,
She had tried the newspaper nothing happened yet.
He was lonely, weary, and down to his last bet.
When hearts are broken this is what you get.
Searching for romance with the speed of a jet.
Both had homes, cars, kids and consumer debt.

Can you find love while searching through an ad?
Is it really so dangerous, so modern, so bad?
Its like a buffet all the stories true and sad,
It seems that men and women have all been had,
Former lovers footprints, it tends to leave you mad.
How can others be so cruel, is it meanness or just a fad?
To hurt your lover, to leave them smartin, leave them sad?

It can turn your heart to powder, it can turn you cold,
It makes you want to give up, lay down the cards and fold.
Every once in a great while comes a lover, we are told,
That gives you hope in romance, gives you courage to be bold,
To take down the sign from your heart, that once read “SOLD.”
There comes a letter from nowhere to warm the heart grown cold,
Renewed interest in matters of love, you take down the sign “SOLD.”

I take down the wall around my heart and try to play it cool.
The last thing that I want is to be is another’s “April Fool”.
Other lovers left me empty, broken, drowning in a pool
Of tears, it felt like sixteen and I was back in school.
So with every ounce of courage, every skill and tool
I write back to her even if I am just another April Fool
It would be better to love and loose than drown in this pool.

With hopes as high clouds across the summer sky
I send her my message, across the wire it will fly.
It tells her of my hopes and fears, I am single and why.
I fear she will read my heart and decide to say “GOOD BYE.”
It seems so many are looking and never finding, “WHY?”
Why? are we so lonely, why do we search and sigh!
There has to be someone out there who needs me.
Why is love so hard to find?

Then it came across the screen, “You’ve Got Mail”
I saw her name my heart sank, my face grew pale.
What did she think?  Did my message fail?
I longed to capture her imagination behind some vale.
I needed her attention, storms of doubt blew like a gale.
I will never know her thoughts unless I click “You’ve Got Mail”
With a trembling finger upon my mouse I click the cell.

My heart began to race, as the message began to appear,
It seems she thought my message was quite clear.
I was a lonely man who had lost the one he once held dear,
Not at all unlike her own path cluttered with doubt and fear.
Her heart it seems was longing for one to love and cheer,
An emptiness within her soul had left her filled with fear
Of never finding someone to hold on rainy days, one so dear.

She wrote of long, endless nights of lying alone upon her bed
No one to stroke her breast, no one with whom to lay her head.
She told me of her dreams and reading over again all I had said,
She too longed for one to plant the seeds, to fill her needs,
She mused that I could restore her passion that once was dead.
As dreams of sweet romance filled her night, filled her head.
With renewed hope and courage I set out to find a way into her heart.

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1 posted 03-27-2000 05:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Hey, anything can happen! Good luck!


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-The Crucible

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2 posted 03-27-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Billy, Love on the "Net" is no different from "real" time... People are people - The odds of success are no doubt the same... The difference is, you get to know someone from "the inside out"... and that's pretty special... Good Luck - and Welcome to Passions.. Check your email for a special greeting..
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3 posted 03-27-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Well it's nothing I would ever bet on, but I can attest to a single occurance of a mother of five who found a man over the net and it cost them both a buck or two to meet... But they are infact married today and very happy with each other. Oh..! that's lasted now for just over a year. So I can't really say one way or another.

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4 posted 03-28-2000 09:42 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Anything is possible. But be wary.....  
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5 posted 03-28-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for Lucius Cade   Email Lucius Cade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucius Cade

I sure hope that this works out for you. A lovely poem and story. welcome to passions.

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6 posted 03-28-2000 10:02 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh....this is sweet. I wish you both the best of luck  
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7 posted 03-28-2000 12:37 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Welcome to Passions!!

Love on the net......words of advice that I learned much to late and never would have listened to if I had heard them so nevermind....Best of luck and the read was great  
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8 posted 03-28-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem! I wish you the best!

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9 posted 03-28-2000 01:56 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Welcome to Passion's.
Best of luck with the love you've met.
Anything is possible ....

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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10 posted 03-28-2000 06:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

This is lovely and I wish both of you the best...
but I challenge you to the real test.
If you really want to know which way your
hearts will go
you need to to meet face to face
only this will confirm your fate.
Billy Bolden
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11 posted 03-29-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for Billy Bolden   Email Billy Bolden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billy Bolden

Thank you all very much for taking the time to read this work.  You comments were very special to me.   Thank you Nan for th Post Card.
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12 posted 03-29-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for Panthers Chrysalis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Panthers Chrysalis

Nice poem.... I personally have met some really wonderful people this way!  
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13 posted 03-29-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

I think Nan has hit the nail on the head, the net is just an extension of the "real world". Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
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