Counterfeit Love


They isolate themselves
with their computer screens
where real people are replaced
by airbrushed images.


Relationships are discarded
in favor of counterfeit love;
the risk of rejection becomes
the reason for seclusion.


No matter how good it feels
to rely on self-satisfaction,
shame and regret are constants
for the rest of their lives.


Fear of getting caught is
not the ideal existence,
hiding in the shadows of
their guilt-ridden sin. 


If only real love could find
these trapped, lonely people
and bring them out of the pain
that made them detach themselves.

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nightlight1220's picture

....and some are lonely and

....and some are lonely and in wheelchairs... nice write and so true.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "