Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me Do - a Poem

Updated on September 17, 2017
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John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded "Poet of the Year 2014" Hubby Awards and has had two poems become songs.

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Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me Do

Tell me, tell me, tell me do,

How I fell in love with you?

We met up in an online chat,

You talked about your dog and cat.


Tell me, tell me, tell me true,

Do I mean as much to you?

We live a virtual world apart,

How did you enslave my heart?

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Tell me, tell me, if you can,

Why can't I see your webcam?

You say you're female, young and sweet,

But face to face we just can't meet.


Tell me, tell me, for my sake,

Are you real or are you fake?

Maybe you aren't what you seem,

And this love game is just a scam.


Tell me, tell me, if you will,

A year from now will you love me still?

Or will you find another fool

Who thinks you are a special jewel?


Tell me, tell me, don't you lie,

Would you miss me if I die?

Or just move on without a care,

Catching others in your snare?

© 2017 John Hansen

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    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, a bit of tongue in cheek, but a warning too. Glad you like the rhyming. Thanks for reading, Tiyasha.

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      Tiyasha Maitra 

      10 months ago from Gurgaon

      Aaah! A humorous one with a bit of a cautionary statement. And the rhyming rocks!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you manatita. I really appreciate that. Glad you enjoyed this. Peace!

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      I've told you before, Bro.

      You are one of the better ones I've seen with rhyming. It flows well, is consistent and vibrant at the same time. Great content; topical subject matter. Well done!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks for that great comment, Flourish. I found that very interesting about your uncle. He isn't alone as many people get caught by "catfishers." People, unfortunately have to learn the hard way.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      Loved this! The "catfishing" poem! Many people have been duped by such shenanigans. I have a very large family which includes an uncle who has now passed. He fell in love with an online person allegedly from Russia who called "herself" Vaselina. The whole family cracked up for years over that and even though he's dead now, we remember him fondly for his gullibility. Yes, he sent her money. It was probably a man on the other end. You can't educate some people. You just have to let them do "them."

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks so much Cris. Oh, how I missed your lovely comments :)

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      CrisSp 

      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, how I missed those clever writings!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you, Dianna. You are absolutely right. The trust factor is the greatest thing against looking for relationships online.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years ago

      I don't know how people enjoy the pursuit of relationships online. I would find it hard to trust anyone. Very clever words!

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Very engaging poem with a dash of cuteness and humor...loved it!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Jo, the success of online relationships is varied but probably the odds of being successful are no worse than face to face ones. It does make dating a whole lot easier as long as one is wary of the possible dangers.

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      Jo Miller 

      2 years ago from Tennessee

      Online relationships can be very difficult to get right, but they do sometimes produce good results.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you, Larry.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Modern day romance.

      Great read!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, I wish that too Chitrangada. Thanks for the kind comment and I hope it may be of help to your children.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What an interesting poem and so true in today's World!

      I wish we had internet in those times when we were in that age group that fall in love. That was just for fun.

      I really enjoyed going through your poem and would share it with my children.

      Thanks for the entertainment and the smiles John!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Rasma, I was sorry to hear of your husband's unexpected passing. I am so glad this allowed you a smile, even if it was just for a short while. Thanks for the kind comment.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Absolutely wonderful just some music and a song is born. Enjoyed. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face which hasn't has a smile since my husband passed away on Aug. 17.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha, Mike. I like your stanza. Glad you enjoyed this and the comments also. Cheers Pal.

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Tell me, tell me, where're my requests?

      There are none, I will attest

      Tell me, tell me, what do you suggest?

      Oops, the cops are here to make an arrest.

      I enjoyed your poem John. I enjoyed many of the responses as well.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Eric, I am still laughing. Good old email made you realise your love...great stuff. I'd also have to use a 20 year old photo haha.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, Missy, Internet dating is a very relevant topic in today's world. Many find good friends this way (myself included) and even true love, but equally a lot are unfortunately scammed through cat fishing etc. thank you for your kind comment as always.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great write here. I sure am glad I met my wife way back when I was at least not ugly. Now I would most assuredly have to show a 20 year old picture.

      Funny but we met many times face to face but only fell in love over emails across the Pacific.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      3 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      We surely would miss you, John, with words of inspiration, wisdom and catchy phrases just a hubpage away. Good advice as well. We never know about online encounters.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      This is always something to think about. I watch that show on the TLC network on Sundays called, "90 Day Fiance," and I can relate to these people wanting to find a true love and maybe going across the country after meeting them online. I too have met a few good friends and one person I thought I was in love with online. I actually still feel that way if I'm being honest with myself. However, it does take a lot of trust and patience, which this guy did not have for me.

      Therefore, this is a topic that will forever be around now that the Internet is a permanent fixture in most households. In America, divorce rate is high and online dating is giving people hope in finding something secure.

      As always, Jodah, this is an excellent poem.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Demas, yes, I hope it does...lol.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      That rhyme for today should keep the "girl" guys away. lol

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you as always, Shyron. Nice additional verse.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Tell me, tell me when and where

      You will meet me there

      If you won't then you don't care

      And I can't lay my heart bare.

      Beautiful poem John

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, Flourish, that is the reason "catfishing" is still flourishing. Even though most people can tell they are scammers, there are still those poor gullible or vulnerable ones who don't and are fleeced of thousands.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      Great poem about catfishing! If it seems too good to be true, it usually is! I know of someone who was scammed by such a ploy. He took a lot of ribbing about it and was swindled out of a lot of money.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks, MsDora, that was a very wise comment :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      For those who want mystery, the online chat will do. For those who want love, the answers to your questions might have to be answered face to face. Great poem; important message!

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you, Val. We probably have the same admirers lol, all want to chat in private but look like fashion models.. I don't know what they see in me.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      haha Devika, yes they think everyone is gullible. Thanks for reading.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I don't blame you, Venkat. Be very afraid!

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      Val Karas 

      3 years ago from Canada

      John---What an enjoyable poem!!! Good work, buddy.

      If I wanted to flatter myself I would say that all my female admirers are "secretly" in love with me---because none of them are making it public, LOL! And if I wanted to be realistic, I would say: "What female admirers? I am a 72 years old dude, and maybe a 90 year old lady at an old folks home with a poor vision sees something attractive in me"!

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting point to this well written poem. I had many friend requests and so stupid. Thank you for the reminder.

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hi, Bill Holland and John Hansen, I am also getting friend requests and chat requests from single girls on Facebook. But, I delete them immediately as I get afraid.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Clive. I think I'm real..or at least I was last time I looked.

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      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Tell me tell me tell me, is jodah real

      tell me tell me tell me, or is he a google bot deal

      Nice...Cyber love is pretty dangerous.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Tim, it's not a plea from me haha. Any type of love can be a powerful experience however. Thanks for reading.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      3 years ago from Escondido, CA

      What an interesting and humorous poem, yet I hear a plea with an empathetic ear. Love can be powerful and a powerful experience.

    • Jodah profile imageAUTHOR

      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Haha Bill, too funny. I feel for you as I have the same problem.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for the kind comment, Stella. Yes, there are a lot of fakes out there. Much appreciated.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I get "friend" requests almost daily from single, young, beautiful women....must be my magnetic personality. LOL

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      Stella Kaye 

      3 years ago from UK

      Great poem! Certainly hits the nail on the head with so many gullible people taken in by fake dating profiles nowadays!

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you Ashish. Much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I was just having a bit of fun with this poem, Mark. Thanks.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hey, Venkat. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed this.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you, Hari. Glad you got a laugh.

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      Ashi 

      3 years ago

      @John Hansen,

      Very nice poem John, I loved the rhymes of each paragraph. They are flowing like water.

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      Mark Tulin 

      3 years ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Cute poem. The perils of cyber love well documented. Thanks

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A good take on the online chat and dating sites. Enjoyed it much.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Funny and true :-) Jodah.

      - hari

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