Today’s prompt comes from Poetic Asides:
“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Something (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.”
Given those guidelines, what could I do but write about the situation we have experienced? It was almost too good to be true…so here’s ‘Something Misunderstood’
There are some in this world who don’t understand
What it’s like to ‘lose’ an online friend.
There’s no truth to ‘You didn’t really know them.’
No sense in a wish to brush it under the carpet.
No reason this should hurt any less
No misdeed I need to confess
No secrets kept, no need to guess
Just how I feel about this mess.
But I’ll keep on going while the going’s good
And I’ll fight the fight ‘til it’s understood
It hurts just as much when the story ends
For those of us who’ve lost online friends.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,