I NEED 36-HOUR DAYS PLEASE

As I sit here at my make-shift desk

I can only think of one question to ask

How do I find time to write my next hub

When so many others do such a great job.


I’m reading and commenting many hours at a time

I look at this as my time to unwind

But when all is said and done

I didn’t find time to write another one.


My dishes and laundry pile high

I really don't have to wonder why

I’m sitting here glued tightly to my chair

Reading and enjoying what you share.


So intrigued at times I forget to eat

Every day it seems that I repeat

Engaged in your writing page after page

I find no time to make my own wage.


So many awesome writers all in one place

This absolutely is the case

My time is spent admiring of all of you

The hours in each day are way too few.


I have only one simple wish to ask

That would allow me to get to my task

I need 36-hour days please

So I can be writing with a little more ease.

                                                        sms

PLEASE TELL US . . . CAN YOU RELATE?

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

I sooo agree with your sweet poem. There are so many great writers, like yourself I might add, I feel like a kid in a candystore running from jar to jar, yet not even scratching the surface of so much to taste...;P


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning Sharyn,

I love this poem! It is so true and lovely! I have found I am on hubs constantly too. It is so hard not to read such wonderful hubs. I am an insanely early riser as I take my little grandson to daycare then head to work. When I write, I dabble saving it on word, then dabble somemore..I am a dabbler..lol a little here, a little there..Before I know it a couple hours have gone by. You are so suportive of everyone and your hubs are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great poem! I loved it. I know exactly how you feel. I want to keep reading and reading but at the same time get something of my own written. I have so much on my to do list...but it can wait another day.


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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

Your hub made me laugh in recognition! I think at least all the reading at least beats TV...lots of new things to learn here. I agree with Sunnie, you are so supportive of other writers, I know I have felt encouraged by your comments often. I hope you find that 36-hour day so I can read more of your work!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello bbnix,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. "Kid in a candy store" is exactly what it is like here on HP. You are SO right! Thanks,

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank you Sunnie D ~ I must say that you are a big part of my "dilemma." lol

I love your writing and must read every word, every day. I very much appreciate your fascinating talents and your support of my work as well! Have a beautiful day!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank you Sunnie D ~ I must say that you are a big part of my "dilemma." lol

I love your writing and must read every word, every day. I very much appreciate your fascinating talents and your support of my work as well! Have a beautiful day!

Sharyn


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful, Sharyn. I love reading this poem from word to word. Thanks for writing this. Rated up! Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio,


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Dear Susan,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I never considered myself much of a reader. I was the one doing the writing and then putting it away in a desk drawer where no one else saw it. I'm not one for reading an entire book (unless it was a self help book :)

I seriously have read so much just in the past couple months that it's probably more than I've read in the past 10 years or more.

I do believe that it is a really good thing. I have learned so much. I feel more educated that I ever did too.

You are right, the to-do list can wait another day . . .

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Dear D.A.M.,

Your supportive comments mean so much to me. I swear I never have the television on. It's just not important at all lately. There ARE so many new things to learn when reading. I do hope I find that 36-hour day. I'll pass it on to you too! I do envy you for keeping up with the 30-day challenge. I personally am glad I didn't commit, I would have failed. Thank you again!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Prasetio,

Thank you for your kind words and your vote! Nice to see you ~ have a nice weekend too!

Sharyn


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Sharyn, This is great I can so relate to it thanks for sharing!!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Oh yeah, I DO have a sink full of dishes and my kid is here somewhere......

These words written by ourselves and others tend to consume us and intrigue us. But we love it:)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Bella,

I have no doubt that so many of us can relate. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Oh my gosh Hyphenbird, You've got a bad case of "HP Addiction" if you've misplaced your kid lol! Too funny! Have a great day!

Sharyn


W.R. Shinn 5 years ago

Sharyn, Aint it the truth! Good job!!

Sincerely,

W


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello W.R.Shinn ~ it absolutely is the truth :) Thanks for commenting!

Sharyn


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Great job, Sharyn....Don't feel bad, we're all in the same boat...but this is an excellent hub and I voted it... up and awesome! Thank you !


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey TTW,

Yes, I'm sure the boat is quite full :) Thanks for the votes!

Sharyn


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Sharyn~~ I love getting to know all my new friends. I admire those of you who write so frequently / like the daily contest and think that is admirable. I know right now (with my schedule and my perfectionistic tendencies that slow me down... I couldn't do that, so I strive for one a week). But I also love reading as much as I can to learn and get to know some of you as well...

So, dear Sharyn, when I comment, you never have to rush or even answer all the time... if you are trying to accomplish a goal... I am proud of you!

HUBBING is pretty addicting I have to admit... Voted UP & AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL...!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Mar,

Thanks for your wonderful comments and votes! Hubbing is quite addictive. I thought about the 30/30-day challenge but no way, I'm too busy reading :)

I've been working on something new now for a couple days. I too am a perfectionist and it makes everything quite time consuming.

Whether you post a hub daily or whenever, your writing is wonderful and I always look forward to reading something new from you. Have a great weekend!

Sharyn


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

hahah this is awesome

I felt that way for a while, and then I realized I needed a balance, or I would get lost in my computer forever

Then I got a job that sucks all my time up haha

Your comments and support have been awesome Sharyn, and this was a fun and cute poem

Good job, hope all's well :]


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Benny,

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I know you are really busy. Hope we still keep seeing you on the weekends! Take care,

Sharyn


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

Hi Sharyn,

Your words have TOTALLY hit home! I can relate in every way. Great poem. I look forward to reading more of your work...if only I had 36 hour days!

Take care and stay safe,

Diana (:


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Diana,

Thank you for your great feedback.

If only I could find a way

to get more hours in a day

I'd share this news with all my friends

And maybe the media, that all depends

See I would become a millionaire

And they'd be hunting me for their fare share!

OMG, I think I need a break from this computer lol.

Have a great weekend!

Sharyn


marellen 5 years ago

Very cute and so true.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello again Mar,

I know you can relate. Thanks so much!

Sharyn


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

A difficult balance that is for sure Sharyn. I know exactly how you feel! Like you have to make a choice when you want to do both! Hang in there, you are doing a great job!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thanks so much CK! I am trying but need to find that balance. For example, been meaning to write you and haven't found the time :) I will soon! Thanks ! have a great nite!


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pinkydoo 5 years ago from New York

Ha..this is so funny..and so true! Aren't the hub pages so addictive? I feel guilty, like I should be doing other things instead, like vacuuming and scrubbing the tub...instead, of reading another hub...(ha)!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Pinky,

And this is all going to get even more difficult with yard work and gardening, etc. Uh, what do we do? Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well I love your positive spin on life and living - your poetic attitude is so inspiring and your enthusiasm of writing extremely contagious ......and yes sometimes I think 24 hours in a day is not enough - and then on other days (like bad ones - lol) it's way too much!!!

Thank you for being in my hub life and making me feel special - you are a very special person yourself!!!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Oh Epi,

You definitely make me feel special. Yes, of course, bad days can be way too long. But the older I'm getting with things moving a lil slower each day, I've got to opt for more hours :) Thank you always for your wonderful, heartfelt comments.

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

That was awesome - In fact 0 I remember writing a hub very similar called addicted to Hubpages - you had some similar phrases in there about laundry piling up! LOL I guess great minds really do think alike! :)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning BBG,

Thanks for the great comments. I swear, I have not seen your related hub :) So great minds must think alike! lol

Have a great day!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello seoever,

Would it just be wonderful to have more hours in a day. Maybe not every day, just those that we feel so overwhelmed. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


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wheelinallover 5 years ago from Central United States

I wish I had more time too. I however need one year to be a day. LOL I love reading other hubbers hubs and do make it to a few most days. What always seems to take my time is replying. When someone writes something beautiful its hard not to want to tell them what a good job they did and share a little of me with them.

It's an honest belief that you can find anything you want or need information wise on hubpages. Earlier today in one of the hubbers hubs I found a link to Atari games that had been part of my past and will become part of the children who live here's future. The games can be downloaded and played on the computer now.

Keep up the good work.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Wheelin,

Thanks so much for stopping by. I certainly understand trying to find the time to read and reply. Again, I am several days behind on my emails of "favorite hubbers." And I keep running into to great writing that I WANT to read and it all takes time. And I agree. You can type in one word and search and find information right here on HP. Thanks you for your comments. Have a great day!

Sharyn


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

I can absolutely relate. Love the poem. Rated up and awesome. You wrote what I feel.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello KKG,

Thanks for stopping by. Today was/is one of those days when I need more hours! Your comments and votes are very much appreciated.

Sharyn


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Sharyn's Slant, it seems we are all 'as one'!! reading and writing here is great, everything else keeps getting in the way though!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Movie Master,

The time constraints are terrible, aren't they? lol

I really appreciate you stopping by. Take care,

Sharyn


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Well said! I have a hard time writing. I really enjoy reading what everyone else has to say. Then there is laundry, job hunting, cleaning.. I totally agree. Adorable hub!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thanks Tammy! Lately I am having writer's block. I have ideas but things just aren't flowing . . . so I end up spending tons of time reading instead. Thanks for your feedback!

Sharyn


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Oh my! This describes many of us to the T!! 36 hours with energy would be a great deal! :-)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Sharyn....Thanks to Susan that this hub of yours is making another trip around the block....I wasn't living in HubVille when this first came out.

I'm gigling.....because I have to be careful what I wish for....Here's a Slant for you, my friend....everytime someone gets a 2nd job because she/he needs more money...they wind up SPENDING more money....right? Sure is a proven fact, honey...so I'm thinking..if we are granted more hours....we'll just find more ways to use the time up and still want more!!! Hmmm? What-a-ya-think?


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Susan ~ Yeah, wouldn't that be great IF the energy came along with it! Thanks for stopping by!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Paula ~ I'm so glad that you now live in HubVille! And I admit that you are probably right. The more you get, the more you want. There is truth in all that :) Thank you for your fun feedback always!

Sharyn


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Sharyn, This is a very good poem. I, too, wish, I had more time to devote to writing on hubpages, or at least be more efficient in my writing. Maybe what we need is better time management. Voted up and sharing.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Paul ~ it's great to meet you. I agree with you. Some people are very "efficient" at writing. I don't feel that I am and wish I was. I try but I am so picky and take a long time to put a hub out. I hope that changes as I gain even more experience. Thanks for your feedback and for being my 400th follower!

Sharyn


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Taleb80 4 years ago

Nice words said.

Thank you.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Taleb80 ~ thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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