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Nigdaw Jul 2020
this is what itโ€™s come to
my wife is at college upstairs
sitting on the bed
with sixteen other people
virtually on her laptop
my daughter late for her lesson
at college
without the excuse of
missed buses or traffic
she got stuck in the kitchen
talking to her boyfriend
on WhatsApp
Iโ€™ve booked an appointment
at the doctors
on zoom to diagnose
a worrying mole
thatโ€™s giving me grief
and I might facetime my dad later
the only time I see him
for real nowadays
virtual love
virtual hugs
how do you date in a pandemic
I wonder
looking for someone to share
the end of days with
Irleenda Jun 2020
๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

after all
the late night talks
and spilled juicy secrets
the virtual kisses
and fake promises
shared by lonely and
loveless strangers,
is that all?
that was it?
what went wrong?
just like that,
you don't talk anymore.
does it hurt?
does it sting?
or immune you became.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

in this era and time,
love is one click away
faking affection
till you make it,
from falling in love
to being dumped,
to tales of virtual
romantic liaisons
and online trysts
is new normal
and oh so familiar
like good ol clichรฉ.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

feeling betrayed?
ok,breathe and cry a little
then mourn for your plastic love,
do not expect something that
started with a poke and a wave
to last a lifetime
up to the grave.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

seems disposable
the ugly truth is
seldom exposed
often faked and filtered,
hidden behind layers
of limited-edition masks
designed to please
the love-starved.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.

one statement
one killer line
one wrong move
the game is over
before it begun.

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ.


Inspired by a deleted group chat.
Pepperdust Jun 2020
It's interesting to find solace in the arms of a cloud.
I want my thoughts to be recorded and expose my heart behind a glass wall.
I want to be seen but never touched
Yet, I don't comment on the footprints I leave everytime I decide to walk online.
Maybe I don't want to be exposed
but found.
Karli Z Jun 2020
In times where reality
is restricted and numb,
virtual spaces become
the commonality.
I have lived in virtual reality since the beginning of March. It's given me a safe place and many new friends. I hope everyone is staying safe and in good health.
Bina Mukherjee May 2020
The world has turned into a global village
No one can deny on that...

But..remember the phone we had placed on that beautiful table mat? was a matter of pride to have one..

The only fastest medium of communication we had at that time
It too had models...the rotary phone, the keypad and many fancy ones

We talked, laughed and sobbed sitting at one place as we were tied with the corded set with everyone.

It was fear of radiation or loss of eye sight .

Though it was much too costlier than what it is today....people still communicated and talked their heart out

Now...every hand has a cell phone which comes with many features overcoming the limitation of the old one
People can connect anywhere in no time
Then why...?
We are so disconnected.....!

May be we mastered the art of telepathy?...or we are blessed with a magical wand...?

We talk no more
We only make groups
We love forwarding messages

We have become mute.....

So can we again move to landline?
Come out of the virtual world by talking to our dear ones at this time?
Can we try and understand what they are hiding behind their smiling whatsapp profiles?

Let's do things one at a time...rather than multitasking with phone on one hand and laptop on the other...
Let's give them the love and respect when one needs from your side.
So ..... sit back and dial a number of your loved one...and help the world again to become one if not through landline but may be your heartline!!

Bina Mukherjee
Somewhatdamaged May 2020
The perfect little life
Glowing Skin
Rad Car
Shiny Teeth
Forever Happy Life!
Is it real or just fantasy?
Is it true or you just showing off?

The flawless talents you claim to have
In your virtual reality
Rising from social media industry
You sure you're nothing but a slave?
Slave to self created lies and misery...

With all this artificial manufacturing
Even the modern music sounds so boring.
The love for auto-tuned vocals and beats
I find it full of ****!
Nothing comes natural
Nothing's raw anymore
Cause everyone seems to forget
Mistakes make the better tune
Not just in music but in life too.

Everything needs to be comfortable
Everything needs to be fast
All of us have become so impatient
This obscure routine seems reliable
Bound to the super computer in our palms
Rotating through 3 apps whole day
All we do is rage and moan.

My perfect little dream
Collapsing in front of my eyes
and refusing to do anything
but become a digital world zombie...
You Us Me-Zombies
Mystic Ink Plus Mar 2020
If only you knew

When I have to feel
Calm and peaceful
I think of you
And call it
A living

For me
You are sacred
And not too far

You tried to make me believe
"You are virtual/abstract"
In a honest way
If so then
Ain't I, a living dead?
Or who else am I?

Striving for
Genre: Spiritual Abstract
Theme: Journey || Hope || Question
Author's Note: Who I was?
No matter the splendor
of the sights;
give me truth.
Distractions are rarely that beautiful in essence.
Jajana Jan 2020
He caught my eye
Itโ€™s a little weird but for him I might even die
He put a spell on me
But donโ€™t set me free
Feeling a connection
Craving some affection
We havenโ€™t met
This is a love which even I donโ€™t get
My eyes desire you
Cheeks burn at your view
Our worlds are not same
You live in a game
Everyday sitting in front of the tv
Thinking of ways to make you 3D
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