Behind the scenes, who would we find
Behind the screens we hide behind
Are you for real or just pretend
Who are you my virtual friend?

We share our sorrows and our joys
Our secret thoughts, manipulative ploys
With words, we give a voice to dreams
While safely hidden behind the scenes.

A world apart, yet side by side
We curse injustice far and wide
While each of us explore with care
How much of ‘us’ we choose to share.

This world, where faces are unknown
Where hearts and minds are on their own
Untarnished by who we ‘think’ we see
Well cloaked in anonymity.

Your image evolves with each stroke of your pen
Who are you, my virtual friend?