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Love on a Screen

by Lisa Gott 3 months ago in love poems
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Where seeds of dreams begin to dance

Love on a Screen
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from across the room

the brightness of your eyes illuminate the screen

reflecting a love waiting to be given

your voice dances out from speakers

a heart's fingers softly reach

smiles stretch across state lines

gently coaxing the corners of weary souls to rise


raining down onto parched earth

droplets of hopeful dew heal the cracks of yesterday

as the magic of a new kind of happy

forces storm clouds to float away

laughter then pulls at fertile ground

and from beneath the forgotten soil of desire

the seeds of dreams begin to dance


I then saw you for the first time

not a reflection but two souls' reality

and before fingers intertwined and lips met

our hearts felt what flesh cannot touch

that true love had found each of us

the first time we saw the other

from across the room


This poem is dedicated to my husband. We met on Facebook 8 years ago. Over the next three months, we spent our days texting, talking on the phone, and video chatting until we finally met in person. Several states stretched between our homes, but the distance didn't affect how close we felt. Six months after meeting on the other side of a screen, we married. Thankfully, we now live in the same state and in the same home, but every time we see the other from across the room, it feels just like the first time.

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Lisa Gott

Writer. Reader. Human. Fueled by caffeine and cookies.

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