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My apologies to those of you who have found love that lasts on the internet but you will have to admit, it is the exception rather than the rule.

Mmm, as a woman I know how hard
Those three little words
Are to say
And God help you if you are waiting
For them to be said
By your man
Itís like pulling a tooth
Because they know
That there are some pretty solid strings
Attached to those words
But on the internet, I love you
Is bandied about like
Hello and goodbye
I love you today but tomorrow
I will probably love her
Because her words were perhaps sexier
Or her bio prettier
I love you because I donít have to marry you
Support you or listen to you talk
Every night
I love you because you give good verbal head
And it doesnít cost me a thing
In commitment or money
Or any of the other things that real love
Can cost
I love you because you don't see me
And you don't know who i am
I love you because you flatter me
And your comments
Are so nice
I love you because Iím lonely and this
Is easier than
Real life
I love you because Iím a poet
And love is what we do
Iím sorry if it hurts you when I move on tomorrow
To the next one in line
Didnít you know
That is what internet love is all about?

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Reviewed by Becky Crist
I've heard the same thing from several of my friends who've been in the same sort of situation. You've done a nice job here.

But as one-half of an online relationship, I am lucky to be one of those "exceptions" you spoke of! :-)

Very Nice.

Reviewed by Debra Barone
you speak the truth so well with this. I have been there and it is so true and heart breaking. Excellent.
Reviewed by A PAX
I think somebody should write a book about this!!

This is fantastic Sue :)
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Thanks for sharing your thoughts ... an exemplary write!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Well, I do agree to some of what you say but those who say I love you for the sake of cybersex, end up heart broken. But there are some who never get any love in real life, who long for that divine soul connection at least in the net. Such people will be satisfied with just talking pleasantly for a while on the net every day, sharing their pain and pleasure.

There are many who are all alone in real life who never find any love or any one caring enough to even share their pleasures. Such people do find some solace in a net love, where they know they will never meet, never even shake hands, but caring all the same and loving with all their hearts, expecting nothing in real.

Married people who do not want to be unfaithful to their spouses in real life often think, a net love affair or even cybersex is safe with a total stranger whom they feel can not hurt them or their marriage.

A man or woman starving for love will do anyhting Sue, for a carign heart and of course often get hurt or heart broken as well. So you see, there is some truth in what you say and soem solace in net love affairs too. My humble opinion.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*ģ Authors & Creations
And yes, there are exceptions... also off-line. ;0)
But there are indeed those who abide by this rule (out of loneliness, out of boredom, or some... when there's the verve but simply not the nerve for anything else)... also off-line. :0)
Great writing!
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Dam Sue you have gone and spoiled the whole fantasy of it all! : )
Here I was thinking that cyber sex was safe sex!
I also read your blog. One has to wonder if poets and writers are more in tune to this thing you speak about merely because the imagination of writers is more colorful.
On a serious note you hit the nail on the head with this one.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
The are many ways of loving...and if I say "I love you" does not

mean "I want you" every time you say it. In my book anyways... so it

all depends on how you see it or from who you take it!!

There are times I tell a friend "I love You" and that is

a pure love from the heart...not from below the belt trying to jump

into bed....and for me it is possible to love a person just by

learning to know him or her better online and knowing they care

back....not in a sexual way but as good friends shoukd...with

respect!! Even if you make a silly joke or two...the mutual

respect remains sacred!!

Just my humble opinion....and just me Tinky speaking from her

silly caring heart!!

No wonder I get burned more often than!!

Whaaaaaaaahahahahahaha I wish!!

Love Tinka The Evil One ;(
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Sue there is truth in what you say and I don't disagree with a lot of it. However there is another side of the coin as well, the loney who sit at home day after day confined either by physical, mental or social causes who are finally being able to interact with others. We all hear the horror stories that involve Cyber love affairs but unfortunatly the success stories are never shared because they leave the world of cyber space to step into reality of love. Anyway I feel that this topic is not discussed nearly enough and you are a brave lass for breaching the taboo of discussing it. Well done.

Reviewed by Handsum Hart
It has its good points and bad points. Like any relationship the strength of it is based on those involved.

Peace and sunshine
Reviewed by jude forese
i guess it all comes down to our connections ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Excellent Sue! Right on target! Especially how easy
everyone seems to find cybersex, leaving those
who aren't into it in the dust..

Reviewed by John Bidwell
Some people do like to cruise along the net breaking hearts like it's some kind of hobby.
I must say though, I've certainly met some incredible people.
Hey, I'm reviewing one of those poets now.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Well said and written. My daughter met her boyfriend the jerk online and that is over. But I do know people that have had success with this.
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader)
I'm sure there is a whole lot of truth in what you have penned so wonderfully, Sue. Fortunately for me, I have met a few online and they were true to their identity and word and are friends to this day. Another great write!
Reviewed by Steve Patterson
great write. and oh so true.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

You are so right. One has to be careful, many cloak their true identity and you never know WHAT you're messing with. Thanks for the warning!

Well written, thought provoking--and timely, you may have saved a life today with this one.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :) *there's that love word!* LOL
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