I received this poem from an Internet friend today. While it wishes me a Happy New Year, it expresses something that is a building phenomenon throughout the world. The days of making friends with your neighbours or work colleagues have been surpassed by the connections we can make with people all over the world without ever uttering a single word.
Email, instant messaging and social networking are all taking a place in our social development. Humanity is growing as an organism and people all over the planet are reaching out to other like minded individuals to express themselves and to feel a lost kinship. I for one, hope this outreach continues as this may be the way in which humanity comes together to fight to save our planet.
Please read the poem and leave a comment below.
Although you are a friend of mine
and letters we exchange,
I wouldn’t know you on the street,
and doesn’t that seem strange?
You hold a place within my life,
unusual and unique;
We share ideals and special dreams,
and still, we do not speak.
I picture what I think you are,
perhaps you picture me.
An intriguing game for both of us
for someone we can’t see.
So for this friendship we possess,
we owe this mail a debt,
Perhaps the charm lies in the fact
that we have never met.
My Friend for that is what you are~ I offer you a New Years wish of Love, peace and Joy. May your home,heart and family be blessed with all of these and an overabundance of happiness, for that is what you have given me by being my Internet friend.
P.S. everyone…may 2009 bring you everything you desire and some things as a surprise.
Love the poem Timber Wolf. Thank you for sharing it!!
The sad thing about the internet, cell phones, texting, instant messaging, video games, etc., is that as a human race our young people really do not know how to communitcate with other people, unless it is through a text or a message on Facebook. They have lost the ability to actually enjoy life with other human beings. Sitting at the dinner table, with 4 children, I watched each and everyone one of them sending text messages, instead of sitting at the dinner table to eat or they would even text each other! I am sure part of it was so that mom and dad didn’t know what they were saying, but still…..what happened to good old talking and communicating?
Blessings to you my new friend!!! Maybe one day I will make it to Australia and we can actually meet face to face.
Hi Holly Jo
I too dispair at the loss of the ability to communicate in a meaingful, legible and articulate way. As parents, I believe the education system has let us down as well as our own busy lifestyles. We are too busy trying to give them everything that we did not have that we fail to see all that they really need from us is love and understanding.
It would be wonderful to meet you one day should you be in Australia.