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As we all know, the Internet and its ability to connect anyone anywhere to another has brought many friends into our lives. Losing the "links" to some of these wonderful people is painful, in brooding on this issue, I could only hope that I was remembered occasionally, with a smile. :)

I don't mind being
an afterthought,
if the thought
that was thought,
of what I thought,
brought the thought
of us sharing
smiling thoughts

to you.

Erin Moen
11/1/02
Copyright 2002/2003

I wrote this after penning "Tenuous Connections", and, since it is a companion piece, I will repost that poem here, though many of you have seen it before.

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Tenuous Connections

"Silly soul!", she muses,

as once again, time clicks,
and ticks, and slips away,
ungracefully shuffling
her fleeting fate, removing
and dragging pieces
of her life into oblivion,
crackling her mind,
and ripping threads
from her heart,
knotting and snarling painfully
as cyber friends
drop from sight.
Understanding,
unwillingly,
the forces of dawns,
reality checks, and
flowers...wilting,
she feels..faded,
less than complete,
missing in non-action,
and melancholy-mooded,
sifting and shifting
through mind's
memory doors, opening
laughter and tears,
screams of despair,
brooding madness echoing
into the night and
the colored dreams
of beautiful souls
shared lives, thankful, yet,
yearning for
the tenuous connection
of doors
who's keys are...lost.

"Silly soul", she weeps.

Erin Moen
11/1/02
Copyright 2002/2003


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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 6/21/2003
Soooooooo good Erin....I agree with Lyn.

And I agree with Dana....you are some writer kid! btw love your profile pic!

Thanks, Dani
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/19/2003
Excellent write....cheers!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/19/2003
Erin, I can't tell you how you have touched me with this one...both very perceptive poems beautifully expressed, so sadly true in some instances!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 6/19/2003
two for two
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 6/19/2003
My hubby often says, "They are just cyberpals, not REAL friends," and I always say, "They are more REAL than lots of friends I've had"...cleverly put...good job!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 6/19/2003
My dear Erin, friends, cyber and otherwise, have permanent residence in our hearts and in our heads.. perhaps our online friends are even more special, proving that a face and a body have nothing to do with the depths of feeling. You have a deluxe suite in the hotel of my heart! (smile). Worry not. love, katy.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/19/2003
Top ho write, so true
Reviewed by Dale Clark 6/19/2003
Wow! Very nice.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/19/2003
magnificent!!
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 6/19/2003
Excellent follow up, Erin!
Strength, after strength!


tony
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/19/2003
Both excellent. Love that first one for the repitition.
Reviewed by Debra Brown (Reader) 6/19/2003
Excellent, **applause**



I am still here! and I am so grateful to have gotten to know you and your poetry. Thank goodness for the internet! yay long live poetry and the connections we make thru our love of it. ((hugs))
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 6/19/2003
WOWOWOWOW>>>>
Excellent Write so so real.
Peggy
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/19/2003
Erin, excellent writing. I sometimes run a burst of words such as this and hope that it makes sense to someone else. What is scary is when it makes sense to us. We sometimes re-read it, sit back and say, " HUH! " Well done. Enjoyed the read.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/19/2003
Beautiful combination of poems and thoughts on Internet connections.

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