Ode to Catfish Part I

[This poem is about the original definition of a catfish, defined on Urban Dictionary as "Someone who pretends to be someone they're not online to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances."]

You write me the best messages but you never seem to want to meet.
You always have some kind of an excuse, though your words are extremely sweet.
You seem to like me so very much and you make me feel at ease.
I pour my heart out to you, tell you my secrets, but all you are is just a tease.
After a while it starts to make sense -
From two years of dating app experience I am no longer that dense.
Your profile pics are probably fake,
Someone else's identity you thought you could take.
You don't care how this might make me feel,
Though you are not, you forget that I am real,
A person with feelings, vulnerable yet putting myself out there,
But you're heartless and manipulative and you don't even care.
Is this the only way you know how to connect?
Have you been hurt too and your own emotions you just want to protect?
Well, that is no excuse and it is so unkind -
If you want something real, you need to put your real self on the line.
Don't ruin it for those of us who are trying to be brave
And expose ourselves to strangers as we search for what we crave.
With other people's emotions one must never play;
That is the number one rule of dating; it shouldn't be necessary to say.
Don't message me for days and then cancel right before our date,
Telling me that a bad meal is what sealed our fate.
You now have food poisoning because you ate a bad dish?
Oh really? I wonder... could you have been served catfish?

Has this ever happened to you? It has to me! Tell me in the comments!

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  1. I think I am a catfish,what am I to do?
    I didn't know I was hurting a girl like you.
    Forgive me for all I've done.
    Hatred from you, I want none.
    Sometimes I don't know why I do the things I do.
    I just know that I fell your pain too.
    I promise you now that from here on out.
    The catfish in me will no more come about.
    I pray the next time we talk, you are not just catfish bate.
    For I only want you as my life's soulmate.

    1. OMG I love this poem. So good and wow, if true, just wow. Thank you.

  2. Thank you, Jennifer.

    To think that you may possibly be my soulmate.
    Makes me wish I could take you out on a date
    Your wows made me smile so bright.
    But, no matter how much I wish it, you've yet to swipe right :(

    1. Aw, thank you again, assuming you are the same as "Unknown" above? Or do I have two poets responding to me?

    2. No, Just me... if you click on the name Unknown, it should take you to my profile...
      I like you bringing my creative side out. I like reading you stories, I have many questions as i find you intriguing, so def a lot of pillow talk time! if you are into that sort of thing...
      Otherwise, continue you writing, it is awesome and definitely understand and agree with all your words!
      You are someone that most guys can relate to and it makes it fun to know that you know us in this way.
      I am still waiting for my turn to be swiped right by you so that I can take you out of the game once and for all... if that even possible? I don't know, But, Challenge accepted!


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