odquain

Friends #OctPoWriMo 

I may make it through OctPoWriMo after all! Nineteen poems (more actually) in 19 days hasn’t been as easy as I’d thought it would be; I know now why it’s called a “challenge”!

Last night this thought, which I may elaborate on later, swirled through my head: online friends are real friends and online communities are also real communities. Lots of people don’t, or won’t, understand/recognize this. But having been a part of them, made friends – real friends – via various online-means (no, no dating sites or any such thing before your mind wonders in the wrong places) I know that it can be a good, real, and beneficial thing. 

The idea expanded itself into this crowned odquain I share now. 

We
Met online
Never in person
Yet we are very real friends
Now

Not
Virtual
But real close caring
More than many face to face
Folks

I
Know many
Online  folks better
Than I do two houses from
Me

Some
Don’t get it
Can’t understand how
Strangers can become so close
Friends

New
Demonized
And misunderstood
Not everyone will see the
Good


Since I got this idea and wrote the first stanza last night, I didn’t have the prompt suggestion for today yet. The idea stuck and expanded so I chose to stay with my thought rather than use the optional prompts.