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

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.

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

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on November 21, 2019:

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

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 21, 2019:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 06, 2017:

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

manatita44 from london on December 06, 2017:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on November 20, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 20, 2017:

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."

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on October 03, 2017:

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

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on October 03, 2017:

Oh, how I missed those clever writings!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on October 03, 2017:

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

Dianna Mendez on October 02, 2017:

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

Shaloo Walia from India on September 29, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 21, 2017:

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.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on September 21, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 21, 2017:

Thank you, Larry.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on September 21, 2017:

Modern day romance.

Great read!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 21, 2017:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 21, 2017:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 20, 2017:

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.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on September 20, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2017:

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

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on September 18, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2017:

Haha Diana, glad I would be missed. Thanks for your kind words.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2017:

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.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on September 18, 2017:

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.

Diana L Pierce from Potter County, Pa. on September 18, 2017:

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.

Missy Smith from Florida on September 18, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 18, 2017:

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

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

Thank you as always, Shyron. Nice additional verse.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 17, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 17, 2017:

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!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

Val Karas from Canada on September 17, 2017:

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"!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 17, 2017:

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on September 17, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

Clive Williams from Jamaica on September 17, 2017:

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.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 17, 2017:

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

Stella Kaye from UK on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

Thank you Ashish. Much appreciated.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

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

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 17, 2017:

Thank you, Hari. Glad you got a laugh.

Ashi on September 17, 2017:

@John Hansen,

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

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on September 17, 2017:

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

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on September 17, 2017:

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

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 17, 2017:

Funny and true :-) Jodah.

- hari