Virtual Love

Virtual Love

You didn’t fall in love with a person

You fell in love with an idea

Someone you created in your head

And it feels like the deepest 

Most soul-touching love

You have ever felt 

Because it’s everything 

You have ever wanted in another person

But that’s not who they really are

It’s who you want them to be

And when those feelings do not translate

Into the real world

With the actual person

Then it’s only virtual love

An Infatuation with a dream

An obsession with make believe  

But that doesn’t mean 

It hurts any less

To the one who thought it was real

Words: ©2022LCR

Image: CCO


  1. When it comes to love and pain, reality is so very subjective. Sigh.

    1. That it is. Some things just don't translate to the real world.

  2. April 18th, 10:43am. Mornin'! Returning for a read-thru of all your poems I haven't read recently. What a treat in store for me.

    1. Good Morning! And a treat for me too. 😄


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