I Love HubPages - A Poem I Wrote During Site Maintenance

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A tribute to the team that makes HubPages possible for us to use each and every day.

I Love HubPages

HubPages went down, for a short time today

It was a trying time, if I must say

At first I thought, it was only me

My computer, my wires, my ISP

And then I learned, after many a test

It wasn’t on my end, still I was depressed

I wanted to write, I wanted to read

I’ve never been filled, with so much greed

I needed my chance, to leave a comment

Answer a question, and then circumvent

Without HubPages, I felt so lost

How can I help, how much would it cost

I know it happens, to every great site

But why to HubPages, they do everything right

I guess this is something, I must put to rest

No site is perfect, though we have the best

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Down for Maintenance

After attempting to log-in to HubPages this morning, I got an error message stating that the site was down for maintenance. I immediately got a bit nervous thinking what am I going to do if it takes some time for the site to come back up. What will I do with my day that makes me feel as if I have accomplished something? I know as a computer specialist that web servers sometimes go down. Often it is only for a few moments, other times it can take some time to get things running again. It all depends on the preparation for potential problems, and the extent of the problem. As I sat there thinking about what to do, I realized I don’t need HubPages to write, I just need it to publish my writing and for interaction with other great writers, of course. I can still write using a word processor or a pen and paper. So, I grabbed a pen and paper (heaven forbid) and began writing. The preceding poem is actually the second of two poems I wrote. The first was based on the feeling a soldier might have during battle, I may publish it at some point as well, but I really liked this one so here it is. I hope you (the reader) enjoy it, and find some sense of common ground with me the writer. If you do, I truly understand, and if you do not; well I guess you have other outlets for your creative energy. Until next time, have fun my friends; and never stop writing no matter what stands in your way.

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Shawn May Scott 4 years ago

New logo for Hubpages rocks!!! The poem is pretty good too!!!

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Barnsey 4 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

Hate when that sort of thing happens. I tend to get obsessed and i sit there trying over and aover again until something else draws me away. The moment that other thing is done I am back, obsessively clicking over and over. Funny hub! I'll be following you from now on, long haired freaks should stick together.

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

Shawn May Scott, I can't take credit for the logo it was from a talented artist on photobucket.com, I do think it is pretty cool though. Thanks for reading and commenting, have an awesome day.

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

Barnsey, yes it was a sad moment for me, I got through it though. I guess it did help me to get something done, maybe it was meant to be. Thanks for reading and for commenting and have an awesome day.

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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

At least you made a positive experience out of it

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

Irob, yes I think it turned out OK. Thanks for taking a moment to read it and comment. Have a great day!

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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

Wow! Enjoyed your poem Dmop! ^-^' Reminds me the first time there was a site maintenance that I tried to log in. I thought something was wrong in my part, lol. :)

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

precy anza, Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. It was just one of those moments where I was thrown off track, but perhaps for a purpose. Thanks again and have an awesome day.

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a fun poem, my mother would have called it an enjoyable romp. :) She had good taste and knew her literature. Very clever to make something out of - to write - about being momentarily stymied in your efforts to write. :) Clearly for some of us HP does have addictive qualities...but, as addictions go, I believe it is the safest, most beneficial, and most appealing addiction to ever pull me in. :) SHARING

P.S. As a woman in love with her lexicon, or as my family would say, a word-freak, I loved your use of the word circumvent in the poem. :)

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Nice poem mate! Yea I do get nervous! HP has become a basic amenity for me... as one you have beautifully outlined in verse!

Nice poem!

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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Since way back when I first started writing (yes, we had electricity but we didn't use it as much as we do today) I was advised by other writers to keep a daily journal. I thought having my teeth cleaned was more fun.

So all these years later I found HubPages. It's not keeping a daily journal, but it sure is motivation to write every day, which was and is the point. Most of us feel the way you do. Just wish I could express it as well!

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

phdast7, thank you for taking a moment to read my poem and for your wonderful comment. I agree if I had to be addicted to something this is better than anything else I can think of. It helps us learn and grow and find inner peace. Thanks again, and have a fantastic day.

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

rahul0324, Thanks for reading my poem, I appreciate it. The thing I like the most about HubPages is all the supportive and intelligent people we find here. I could write anywhere, but it just wouldn't be the same without all the great people. Thanks again and have a great day.

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

Kathleen, thanks so much for your generous comment and for taking your time to stop by, it is greatly appreciated. Have an awesome day.

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is a cute little poem, and thanks for sharing your little corner of the world. Keep on Hubbin'!

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

rebeccamealey, Thank you for taking the time to check out my writing, I appreciate it. I haven't had much time to publish anything new in a few weeks, but I will be back at it once I make some time. I hope you have an awesome day.

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fjohn 4 years ago from india

hello creative writer ... great.

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN Author

fjohn, Thank you for taking a moment to read my Hub and leave a comment, I appreciate it. I hope you have an awesome day.

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