If it Happens in Cyberspace, Is it Real ???
If you had asked ‘before’
Do you believe a deep connection
can be formed in cyberspace?
Feeling real and right and strong?
No – of course not
How could it be?
When all you have seen of your love is the most external shell
And that only with electronic assistance
Dig a little deeper
Past the bullshit layer
And through to the hidden well of the essential self
Casting off illusory vestiges
The happenings begun that winter
proved me wrong forever
I already knew the answer
But didn’t know what I knew
I didn’t have a clue
This was all too new
to understand it was true.
….I absorbed his totality
Unimpeded by banality of electronic gadgetry
Layers merging instantly to reveal
This entity who threatened my complacency
And shook my world entirely.
I retreated prematurely
I pretended immunity
to this man that I suspected
possessed potent irresistibility
And when heart caught up to head
It was too late by far
Too many miles, two different worlds
two special people off stage waiting.
But the end was the beginning
of this cyberspace adventure
Of this bipolar dream
Of ecstasy and despair
Hope and hopelessness
Plans made, plans discarded
Hearts and dreams shredded
love and lust prevailing.
(c) the Spirit of the Goddess
The words used within this piece convey what feels to be an incredibly honest depiction of feelings and images that present an emotionally powered and very well written accomplishment. The almost contradictory ideologies of a relationship going right and wrong flows especially well. Although this is meant to be the prelude to additional aspects, this piece on its own feels very much complete. Would be very interesting to see what comes after this particular poetic number.
Thank you very much for your remarks. You are so right about the “relationship going right and wrong” and I’m glad that comes across. This is written from today’s perspective more than 3 years after it began.