"Real" Friends

Virtual Christine's Zombies in Monte Gordo
It's easy to get cornered by this over-booked life
It's easy to let reality get too real
Easy to do nothing but To-Dos
To be too busy to be a friend

Shawn K Maloney in Monte Gordo

Lucky for me friends don't let me stay real long
 Dropping by my place with a gift of  pet Zombies
Turns into Star Wars drag racing
Turns into Harleys cross country
and a dare to jump the lake.
The Lake?
Yes we did.

Siobhan Muir in Greyville

Some days smiles are hard to come by
Until a friend drops by
No I've never "really" met most of them
Most I never will
The bonds
The shared time
Experiences, laughter, tears, stories, poems...
Getting to know each other from the inside out
Make these cyber friends, "real" friends to me.

~Nara Malone

We're remembering fellow poet Dave King and celebrating friendship at dVerse poets tonight. This is my contribution to that discussion and to the weekly gathering of friends at G-Man's Friday 55. Drop by to see what others wrote or to contribute something yourself.


  1. I'm honored to be one of those "real" friends, Nara. Thanks for sharing the adventure with me. :)

  2. haha....pet zombies...and star wars drag racing...i need to meet some of your friends...they def sound interesting...and so true how we dont realize those friends until they walk in with a smile and it lights up our day....

  3. Nara, I know what you mean about cyber friends. A visit from a friend in email is every bit as important as a knock on the front door of real life. But, yes, the bonds are there; and they are REAL friends. Thank you for this.

  4. From the inside out ~ These cyber friends can turn into real friendship ~ Thank you for sharing this ~

  5. Friends, cyber or real, are true gifts... and I cherish you.

  6. Dang Nara, this was fantastic!
    I'm the luckiest bastard on the planet to have such creative, loyal,
    and talented artists such as yourself, visiting and encouraging others, that play on Friday. Thanks Nara for all that you do.
    Loved your cyber 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  7. From the inside :) And I'll virtually jump in the lake and ride a Harley! :)

  8. Yes we all need to take time to be a friend, whether face to face or online. Good friends are to be treasured that's for sure!

  9. Oh, yeah, this is a beautiful tribute to what friendship is...coming as it does, in all shapes and sizes and formats. This was beautiful, Nara.

  10. I like online friends, so I can get back to my To Do list when I need.

  11. yes...even with the distance..and even without never meeting them...they can be real and close friends..

  12. I see what you meant in your comment on my blog about "thinking along the same lines tonight". Of course, I agree that online friends are real friends.

  13. Online friends are as real as any... I got it confirmed every time I met an online friend in real life.

  14. Our virtual friends are indeed read. We learn so much about one another.

  15. Some of my best friendships are virtual. Nicely done.

  16. I enjoy video games but have yet to venture into gaming with friends. People are people, it seems often some forget that when they're online. I met my husband through our poetry blogs so I agree that real connections are formed through the internet.

  17. I don't think people who don't write online understand how we feel such a strong connection to each other. I have said this many times today on other poet's blogs but of course we care about one another. We bare and purge our souls for each poet to see and feel. I would be a robot if this sharing of poetry back and forth didn't affect me, make me feel attached. We are friends~it's that simple. Thanks for the beautiful tribute and reminder of what we mean to each other.

  18. What a very good point - what our definition of a 'real' friend is.

  19. Some of my blogging friends are closer than real-time ones, for we know each other on the inside, which doesnt always happen in the real world. I loved this, kiddo!


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