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This poem is merely one of many attempts to convey and express the longing for the one man who has touched the anatomy of my soul. A man I call Edi; many years my junior, yet, with a soul that reaches far beyond my own.

A thousand miles separate us only physically, yet, via email he has intertwined himself right into my inner blueprint. Only through the grace of God, will we ever meet.

We both know this and accept.

Full Heart, Empty Arms

Thoughts of you illuminate my spirit;
Never a flicker of flame, but with
Arching bolts which strike with a force
That disturbs my equilibrium.

My mind races as waves of passion flush over
My pale skin, causing me to gaze upon visions
Of impossible romantic possibilities.

Pathetic is this woman who anticipates the
True rhythm of love, with a man she will never hold.

My imagined discourse of thoughts leave me suffering,
As my lips quiver with the words I shall never speak
to his: "I have loved you more than anybody in this world."
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92 Visitor Comments

Ishmial
I really like this poem because I am going threw a relationship right now and I feel empty arms but i know she loves me but she don't want to show it
Alexis
I know what this is like. So many people think if you do the whole cyber thing your just desperate. no one really understands that it doesnt really happen on purpose. I loved it. Its nice to know im not alone with this
Lora
This touched my heart because it seems that it touches the soul of so many. Keep up the great work.
mayra
i loved it!
William
amazing
Cassandra
i love this poem it says exactly what me and my friend Lori are going through. we like these two popular boys who just graduated and they dont like us
Minerva
vote for this poem
Julia
A really, really good poem!
anna
i loved this poem. i have been in a cyber romance for almost 5 years, we have not met yet. he is an american soldier in iraq untill 31st july. This poem spoke to me and made me realise that there must be lots of people going through what we are going through. He is coming to the uk for a month in september and we are planning to get married next year. Thank you so much for this poem. 10/10 . i love it
Chin
It has beautifully described the whole situation.
Nuts
Your poem moved me in ways I can't describe. (Ur pome moved me in ways i cant dezcribe) Luv Ya
michaela
i really liked this poem and so did my bf
Adriana
i lov dis poem!
Melissa
Beautiful poem! 2 years ago I met a wonderful French artist who stirred my passion, we've been involved through e-mail& phone for the past year. I live in Pennsylvania,we've always expressed the desire to someday be together, hopefully we will be! Great!
kelli
How deeply I have felt this!
Debra
Yes. I can relate to that too well!
Samuel
This poems was ment for me and my baby love Ayanna. I am in Nigeria while she is in Trinidad and Tobego. We knew eachother from the net butn our love is stronger than those seing eachother in person every second of thier day. I realy thank netpoets for this particular site and for telling me and my baby what we should know. This site remain the best site I have came across in my whole life especially for making feel so emotional about my wife Ayanna.
David
I think this is some 'sent from heaven' poem for special people
nikkki
I said the same thing to the guy i dated for2 years
Isidoro
Oh yes! Very sweet poem, it touched me deep. Wow!
Faye
Beautiful poem I am feeling your pain, I fell for this guy I know I will never meet.
Fatima
This poem exactly reflects the way i feel about a guy i met over da net. Katherine,i know how u feel. im in the exact same situation. i love him,but cant tell him bcoz there would be alot of complications if i did. but still i wish he knew how much i love him. how much i care. *sob* my love for him is. unimaginable. *sob*. but i know we'll meet someday. by da grace of god
angel
ooooooooh wow am inthe same situation far from each other love is sooo beautiful wonderful poem really this is wat i feel
holly
this poem touched me deeply, it said things i have felt, are feeling!
Dan
Its wow!This is da best poem i've ever read, it has realy touched ma heart and reminds me about ma sweethorney whom i miss very much coz she is miles away from me but so close to my heart. Thanks for sharing this wonderfull poem with us,,
justine
i really love it!thats what i feel now. full heart but empty arms.
Kathy
I love this poem because,it can touch many hearts in this world and it shows love and effection.
julie
i have just had my heart broken today, through no fault of either of us, it just couldnt happen between us, so after 3 yrs or more together on here, i have just lost my love, this poem summed up all of my feelings
Kala C
THAT WAS A NICE PEOM YOU ADDMORE SO I CAN COMMPLAMENT THEM OK THAT IS COOL YOU A GREAT RIGHT! BUT ANY WATS MORE PEOMS OK YA THATS COOL
Kris
I love this poem, cause it is written with simple words, words of love. Nowdays it is so difficult to trust people that. it is almost an act of faith to believe in someone you dont see or know. But feelings sometimes are stronger than mind, and despite of difficulties. you want to go on trying. Congratulations and thanks to the writer Valerie.
kandi
this poem was REALY good. i can relate because i am going threw the same thing at this point in time. this realy conferted me and made me feel much happier.
Richie
Wow. I really loved this poem. It really got into me. I loved this girl whose 6 yrs my junior. I love her, and she loves me. Though we're both Filipinos, but she's in italy. The only question now was, will we ever meet??? I always pray to God that someday, he may give us the chance to finally see each other in person. I really don't care when. I just wanted to see her. =(
Anne
As soon as I started reading this poem, it just touched my heart. WHY? I too, love someone so much that only God will know if my heart AND arms would be filled, by this man. "I have never loved any other, like I love him" I thank you, for this poem that touched my heart.
Tan
I love this poem because it speaks with truth and compassion and is truly from the heart. The author put a lot of themselves in this poem.
Grace
I like this poem because it reflected my situation at this very moment
ashley
this poem touched my heart because it is a sweet poem that brings me back memories of my ex boyfriend that left me because he was having sex with other girls!
marissa
i loved it
Mistie
I love this poem. I too love a man I will never hold in my arms. So sad to find the love of your life, and know you may never meet. I look forward to more poems!
jo
i feel ur luv , such pureness , i hope u do meet 1 day , such beautiful words
Autumn
mmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm "you go g3t em!"this po3m truly truly truly touced not only my heart but my soul to you are gunna go far cuz you have a true gift of GOD! ♥Autumn♥
Jessica
this poem is truly the best! i can totally relate to this
shaz
i think that poem was very good and touched my heart
Rayetta
I think is spoken from the heart. I can totally relate to it.
melissa
all i have to say is wow . thats the way i feel too and its so hard to deal thank you that was one of the best poems i've read
Arin
Your poem has touched my own heart as I strive to deal with my own full heart and empty arms with the person I have loved like no other, but can not be with. Thank you for sharing.
Jen
OMG! I feel like those words were ripped out of my soul. I to am in the situation of loving a man who is my junior by several years. who i will never meet because of his life obligations.
chris
This is a poem that touched me so much, because of a lost and impossible cyber love. Never saw him and this poem reflected just my feelings at that moment. Incredible!
alisha
WOW. i can realte. there is this one boy named Rakeem that makes me feel that way and aslso maurse. GOOD JOB!
Atta
In the poem the poet says about the real LOVE, which a person want in reality. The poet shows the real love in few words so that any body can understand that what is the depth of love, tears of love and the sorrow of love.
Katherine
this poem has touched my inner feelings. it is exactly what has been happening to me right now. love is really great, though sometimes it is unfair. I still love the guy i met two yrs ago and it hurts because he was too far away from me and there are a lot of complications if i told him how i feel. now, all i can do is just to love him as long as i live. no matter what happens, i still hope that time would bind us together.
mario
this poem is wonderful and i can relate to
Liz
I found this poem very touching. It reads to my own situation.
valerie
When I read this i was touched and I cried cos I m in the exact situation as mentioned by the writer in the poem. I have never loved a man as much as i loved this guy i know over the internet and he is so much younger than me.
Tegan
This poem described just how Im feeling, I have read many, it is excellent!
Alyssa
This Poem, is what I can Realate to, And i love this poem, it speaks most of the truth, of an online relationship.
Bryan
You have eloquently captured my personal emotions about my own relationship with this work. simply beautiful, thank you.
M
I liked it very much. Unfortunately Pale skin does not mean everyone.
Ashmaly
your poem is off the chian and i give you mad props and you are very talented and i am the same way
sakura-chan
i like it alot it comes from da heart no matter how much u want to say the owrds u want to say u cant
maria
my thoughts you have so eloquently written about a man i have loved for almost one year now. thank you.
Denis
how very sad. very well written. what a beautiful picture of how it feels to love someone without ever being able to touch them.
Janeva
it is hard to know that you may never hold the one you love in your arms. i know how you feel for i fell in love with a boy on the net and i know how much ahppiness it brings and pain. you arent alone
Jessica
A great poem
Cheryle
Wow I am speechless wonderful
Cara
i liked it a lot
baby
I THOUGHT THIS POEM IS REALLY GREAT THATS I FELT WITH MY X-BOYFRIEND THIS POEM IS REALLY EXCELLENT
Louise
What I always to say to the man I love, but will have to remain forever locked in my heart, untold !
Phyllis
This is a great poem, it sums up how i feel about someone i have recently met.
Leanne
very true and from the heart, sometimes things werent meant to be..but the heart still hopes.
jayjay
I love this poem, it reminds me so much of myself and my internet love.
lugz
It is deep, Really deep, and true
joanne
From one heart to another, I understand.
jennifer
i loved this poam it was my live everything in this poam touched me thank you for sharing this with me
lonely
it was wonderful
kathy
very true
Jen
I just sent this poem to a man I will long for in my heart forever.
Higatsuku
i can so relate to this poem. Its deep and gets one thinking. very well written :o)
Maria
very true:)
Cheryl
it left me speechless
n4vivian
i could feel the writers passion in the words and rhythm of the tone in which the words were spoken.
LaToya
Your masterpiece was absolutely wonderful. It was deeper than any ocean. I too write poetry on my spare time, but I've never been so moved until now
Susie
Beautiful!
terry
veryy lovely poem enjoyed it greatly
rose
what can I say wonderful
julie
i really like it
j.
You speak true.
James
This poem really touched me.
Mayank
remarkably wonderful. Leaves you thinking deeply.
GENNY
THIS POEM IS REALLY ROMANTIC AND SHOWS ALOT OF THOUGHT. I HOPE THAT THE PERSON THAT IT WAS INTENDED FOR WAS VERY APPRICIATIVE.
Patrice
The poem puts my thought in to words i love it
crazy
I thought it was with good timing and touching.I just started writing to a lady, we are both Christians in recovery and we did each other though we have never seen each other. We have talked on the phone once. We know cyber can be silly.but our hearts, minds and yes.bodies yearn for each other already.
James
This poem is just what a heart wants to say.

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