CYBER-FRIENDS-A poem by Rajababu
Reaching away from the caring hands of those around me,
I get lost in the virtual realityof the Web.
It gives me a sense of esoteric security, unrivalled,
By any flesh and blood companionshipof life.
I can chat for hours to someone miles away,
Who is known to me only as firstname.lastname@example.org,
Does the urban soul now seek refuge in isolation?
Am I shirking away from the horrendous realities
Of the space around me, ans seeking solace in Cyberway?
Does it behove me to cut off the reaching limbs,
OF humanity, and give way to the ambrosia of Secrecy?
What pleasure do I get in the compaionship of
Someone I have not met, seen, felt, and heard, and probably never will?