Are Online Friendships Real?
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shadowdream
shadowdream Gen X Writer, Artist, Christian, Taken
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Let's explore how real this could get, shall we?

Are Online Friendships Real?

when we meet online, we slide into each other's DM, we talk and get to know one other,

when we meet online, we slide into each other's DM, we talk and get to know one other, then I feel myself starting to form a connection,

when we meet online, we slide into each other's DM, we talk and get to know one other, then I feel myself starting to form a connection, as if that person is here with me in the same room,

when we meet online, we slide into each other's DM, we talk and get to know one other, then I feel myself starting to form a connection, as if that person is here with me in the same room, and that we have known each other for decades.

through the electronic exchange of words and emojis,

through the electronic exchange of words and emojis, i don't know how this can be possible,

through the electronic exchange of words and emojis, i don't know how this can be possible, there must be some kind of magic in this technology,

through the electronic exchange of words and emojis, i don't know how this can be possible, there must be some kind of magic in this technology, yet somehow, we enjoy each other's company.

we laugh, cry, vent, fall in love,

we laugh, cry, vent, fall in love, promising to be there for one another when one of us hurts,

we laugh, cry, vent, fall in love, promising to be there for one another when one of us hurts, relationships feel very real when they thrive, and very raw when they fail,

we laugh, cry, vent, fall in love, promising to be there for one another when one of us hurts, relationships feel very real when they thrive, and very raw when they fail, we get into arguments and may never recover.

i hurt inside when they leave,

i hurt inside when they leave, just like saying goodbye to them at the airport,

i hurt inside when they leave, just like saying goodbye to them at the airport, it sometimes feels like a death,

i hurt inside when they leave, just like saying goodbye to them at the airport, it sometimes feels like a death, where I grieve for the loss of the person,

i hurt inside when they leave, just like saying goodbye to them at the airport, it sometimes feels like a death, where I grieve for the loss of the person, though more than likely still alive.

i may never get to meet the person on the other side of the screen,

i may never get to meet the person on the other side of the screen, in fact, i have so much faith that I am talking to a real person and not a bot,

i may never get to meet the person on the other side of the screen, in fact, i have so much faith that I am talking to a real person and not a bot, maybe a little too much faith.

but that's me, i am naturally wired to put myself out there,

but that's me, i am naturally wired to put myself out there, and for someone to see me as i really am,

but that's me, i am naturally wired to put myself out there, and for someone to see me as i really am, whether electronically, or in the flesh,

but that's me, i am naturally wired to put myself out there, and for someone to see me as i really am, whether electronically, or in the flesh, i can't stop being me.

so if anyone asks if online friendships are real,

so if anyone asks if online friendships are real, i can say straight up,

so if anyone asks if online friendships are real, i can say straight up, absolutely positively, 100% heck yeah,

so if anyone asks if online friendships are real, i can say straight up, absolutely positively, 100% heck yeah, online friendships are definitely real!

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