This is the first poem I wrote after meeting, and falling in love with, a girl I met over the internet. Unorthodox maybe, but our love is very real, and the separation between us hits me hard at times. This means that many of my poems are sad, but there is generally a note of optimism, as her love is so incredible it takes my breath away.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems - Cyber Romance Poems

Unfulfilled Love (the Cruelty Of Distance)
Far away,
Too far,
I can't go on,
Yet I love her.
Her existence seems unreal,
Almost a dream,
Why do I put myself through this?
Because I love her,
And she loves me.
What will I do
To pass the time?
I will think of her,
But that causes pain
Along with the happiness.
But I must think of her,
My mind will not focus
On anything else.
Time drags so slowly,
10, hours or days?
I do not know.
All I know,
it is too long,
to be away
from her.
I want to fall into her,
lose myself in her
Be one with her.
She is my light
In the darkness,
I would go to her,
But distance is,
A cruel thing.
The phone rings,
"No I can't come out tonight"
They ask why but I,
can't tell the truth,
They would only laugh,
"I have business to attend to,
Goodbye".
I am alone again,
Unseeing,
Unthinking,
Unwanting,
Except for her warm skin
Close to mine.
My whole body screams,
Let her come to me,
But she can't,
Or won't?
"She would come if she could,
Wouldn't she?
Maybe she..."
But the thought is too terrible,
She wouldn't,
I know her,
She loves me.
I smile again,
Our love is tangible,
A living reality,
Breathing,
Keeping faith alive.
Living for the day
That we finally meet.

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  • Branka
    I wish I could express my feelings like that. they are wonderfull all of them.
  • jenny
    Omg this touched me deeply, im having the same problem and i wont be able to see mine until we're 18 we are both 14 right now so its gonna be 4 years but we've known each other for a year now and know everything about each other, i love him and he loves me
  • Michael
    I loved the poem and I can relate very well. I am going to see my love in 5 weeks (MAYBE) it is on thin ice right now anyways I LOVED THE POEM CYA!
  • Diana
    Your poem touched me because i passed through story similar like yours. in the end we married :) I loved your poem because as if it described moments of my life too. No dreams are imposible. depends on what you are ready to sacrifice to reach your dream.
  • anony
    Dont give up im in america and my internet love is england we have both had these feeling but he is finally coming in just 6 shorts weeks it too can happen for you.
  • daisy
    oh my god, tat was the best poem ever i can totally relate 2 teh poem its like me and my long ditance boy friend but anyways keep up the great work :)
  • jojo
    this is best of the best of poem i have ever read to goooooooooooood love it . jojo
  • Myranda
    This was such a nice poem, and it definitely accurately depicted the feelings that a person goes through when meeting someone over the internet. It really hit close to home!
  • Carlotta
    I love this poem. Its my first time at the site. I write poems too, and this one touched my heart!
  • ashlyn
    it made me cry. not in any sort of bad way, but an honest, true cry. i love a guy i've never met before. some may think i'm crazy, even i do as well sometimes. i didn't want to believe it existed, but i can't go a minute without thinking about him, without feeling this tugging in my chest for him. i wanted to wait until i could look into his eyes to tell him those three little words that mean so much, but i had to say them to him, i couldn't hang up the phone without telling him. i know i'm only 17 and that i still have a year left of school, but please tell me there's hope for him and i. i know he loves me too, but we're both so young. he's the one for me and i know what real pain is when i can't reach out and feel his skin next to mine. thank you for the poem
  • Charlie
    And I thought I was crazy, when it happened to me,but it seem's this is a very common thing, Malcom has said everything in this poem that I have been feeling for the past 3 months about a girl in Mississippi.
  • Ashley
    This poem was awesome. I can totally relate. Thanks expressing words in poem i could probally never say so beautifuly. Thank you. you brought me faith.
  • Sharon
    This was a wonderful poem. To all those who find internet love. don't give up! My husband and I met online over 5 years ago and we've been happily married for 4 years. He's in Iraq now, and our love only grows stronger w/every email we send. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
  • Mike
    Thank you for the poem. It is so true! The woman I love is half a world away. We plan to marry but not having her here hurts. I've forwarded the poem to her also. I know she'll love it. It's also good to know I give the same excuses to stay home and voice with her as others do. Thank you again. It's an excellent poem.
  • melis
    oh god this poem made me cry :'( it is so beautifull i wish i was her to have soe one feel that strongly for me god bless that kind of love i dont know these people but i find my self hoping that it worked for them. god luck to us all
  • queen
    MAN I LOVE YOUR POEM! IM REALLY NOT A PERSON THAT IS IN TO READING POEMS BUT I MEET SOMEONE ONLINE AND WE ARE FAR APART AND I REALLY WANT TO BE WITH HIM AND I FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU DO. AND THIS IS THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO EXPRESS HOW I FEEL BOUT HIM THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT POEMS:):).
  • Malcolm
    Reading all these comments makes me so delighted, and not a littel emotional, that i have been able to touch people with what I wrote. Thank you so much for taking the time to vote and comment. It means more to me than you realise. much love - Malcolm
  • AG
    well its a very cool poem because this is true. I have my b/f that is from far away and I missed him when he is not on. Well hope that u make more good poems like this. BUH-BYE
  • Michael
    that was great i was like wow thats me right now good job!
  • brenda
    I hope the writer does not give up hope. I met the man I love on the internet and he lives in another country, a country where I was born. He came all the way across the ocean to be with me and we are now hopelessly on love, but distance will not keep us apart. I will be going to see him soon and with God's help, we will be together, forever.
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