To Virtual Friendship

dVerse yesterday carried the sad news of the death of  poet and blogging friend Dave King .
We were asked to write poems about friends and friendship.  

People cross our lives,
leave an indelible mark.
We call them our friends
Met in cyberspace
affection blooms from reading –
their words will live on.
When their words break off
we don’t always understand.
We miss their presence.
Our virtual friends,
precious, but intangible.
We must treasure them.


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20 Responses to To Virtual Friendship

  1. Jinksy says:

    We all feel the same, Viv. ♥


  2. I pause, reading this, and think of the hole left in by heart by the absence of some amazing writers/friends found here in the blogworld. We must continue to cherish one another.


  3. Yes, that says it all.


  4. Eha says:

    Perhaps on a blog it matters not how old you are or what you look like or how you are dressed or where you live or how many dollars are in your bank account ~ what shines thru’ is your feeling world, your heart and your thoughts and you connect, all across the world, with people who feel and think like you . . .


  5. Linda Rogers says:

    I can say that some of my virtual friends know more about me than people who have known me for years. There is such a bond that connects writers. It’s a depth of bearing our souls in each poem. Nice write.


  6. colonialist says:

    A measure of how important virtual friends can be is that some five years later I still miss a cheerful blogger ‘Tweety’ who carried on with lighthearted posts – as bloggers afterwards became aware from a last post from her family – within weeks of succombing to cancer.


  7. Indeed… and I love your writing 🙂


  8. restlessjo says:

    How well you put it, Viv. Here’s to our virtual friends 🙂


  9. Viv, this poem says it all so perfectly. Dave’s passing makes us all too aware that we must write write write and encourage and encourage and encourage – we dont know how much time we have left to do so. So let me say here and now, how much I appreciate your presence in the blogosphere. It would not be the same without you.


  10. This makes me want to follow EVERYONE…but time is such an enemy here…and old backs! Ha.


  11. claudia says:

    oh yes..we surely must treasure them.. even though we cannot see and may never meet them..but def. real people with real dreams and emotions that influence our lives in various ways..


  12. ManicDdaily says:

    Yes–it’s very weird, really, but there. Thanks, Viv. k.


  13. Oh Viv, that’s lovely. So sorry to read about your friend.


  14. A fitting and touching tribute Viv.


  15. brian miller says:

    the hardest is when people online just disappear…because then we are left to wonder what happened without closure…i am glad we knew…and could mourn…it is surprising to me on some level how much we come to care for our virtual friends….


  16. You’ve put it in a nutshell. Well done.


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