Sunday, April 22, 2012

I know the internet has made long-distance relationships 'easier' and our loved ones are more available to us now when they are not with us than they've ever been. Yet, sometimes, like a sick child or a pregnant woman who will refuse any food that is not the vegetarian pizza sold 50 miles away when they are not even vegetarian, no amount or mode of communication can fill the void of their absence.

There are just those times where you want to go and find Celine Dion and hug her for her song 'When I need Love' because you're detesting the miles and miles of empty spaces and realizing a telephone can truly not take the place of a smile...

It sucks that Long-Distance is inevitable at times. Watching the army wives and girlfriends around me, I don't know how they do it. Even people with ah-so-frequent communication are crying for more. I asked my friend how she did it and she said no matter how little of him she gets, she'd rather have 0.001% of him that 0%. I guess that sorta kinda makes sense...

I’d rather have you here…

I know I could text you, IM you, ping you, etc.
But I’d rather hear your voice

I’d rather feel your stubble
Gently grazing my neck
As you whisper into my ear

I’d rather breathe you in
With my arms around you
Holding you near

I’d rather not text,
Or Skype, or IM
I’d rather have you here

And it hurts,
That I can’t have
What I’d rather

But through all the pain,
If stopping the pain
Means saying goodbye,
I’d rather miss you
I’d rather hurt

Although above all,
I’d rather have you here.
(Right now)

PS: Distance can go play in traffic right now.
PPS: I just realized this is my 100th post. 


  1. Congrats for sticking around long enough to do 100 posts!

    Long distance sucks. I did it once. Do not ever plan to do it again (unless God insists).

  2. Kudos to everyone in Long Distance Relationship...never tried it, but I am sure it is not easy...Nice poem.

  3. Lovely poem. LDR sucks even when it's just family. No matter how much we IM, sometimes I just wana hit my sister & I can't #sigh. IMO, army wives are Superhuman

  4. ahh really lovely poem! hits the nail right on the head!

  5. Cute poem.

    Long distance relationships have their advantages too ya know. Lovebirds dont get to see eachother often so when they actually do, they make the most of that time. Long distance bickering will be meaningless, I think. Not as hurtful as face-to-face quarels.

    Still, different strokes for different folks.

  6. great piece.......

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