Friends Without Faces

( by Rusty Black, 1996 )

( by Maxim Slugin )

We sit and we type and we stare at our screens,
We can’t help but wonder what all of this means.
With mouse in hand …we roam through this maze,
On an infinite search…lost in a daze.

We chat with each other, we type all our woes
At times we’ll band together to gang up on our foes.
We wait for somebody, to type out our name
We want recognition, but it is always the same.

Soon friendships are formed – but – why we don’t know,
But some of these friendships, will flourish and grow.
We give kisses and hugs, and sometimes we’ll flirt,
In IMs we chat deeply, and reveal why we hurt.

Why is it on screen, we are so easily bold,
Telling our secrets, that have never been told.
The answer is simple, it is as clear as a bell,
We all have our problems, and need someone to tell.

We can’t tell real people, but tell someone we must
So we turn to our ‘puters …and to those we can trust.
Even though it sounds crazy…the truth still remains,
Most of my “friends” have no faces…and odd little names.

( by Christmas_In_Kyoto )


11 thoughts on “Friends Without Faces

  1. betterlifez says:

    Reblogged this on BetterLifez and commented:
    This is awesome 🙂 and true!

  2. Hi, otrazhenie. It’s true. Sometimes what we have to say, what we need to let out– we know will mostly be listened to by those especial contacts in cyberspace. Thanx for visiting my site and have a wonderful day.

  3. lovehoneybear says:

    Reblogged this on Pretty Ordinary and commented:
    Is it possible this was written in 1996? It seems incredibly up-to-date. Obviously I found this blog and poem via the Maxim Slugin photo, but I’m really glad I did, it’s full of a wonderful selection of poems, prose and images

  4. Jean-Jacques says:

    Thank you for this, an excellent poem indeed… goes right to the core of today’s society’s idea of friendship. If you go back on my site, go to search and look for my poem “Friend” ~ a singular entitlement ~ which gives another perspective on the importance.

  5. kukupassion says:

    “Most of my “friends” have no faces…and odd little names.” wow!!!

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