What more can a writer ask , than one decent hub.

When I came to hubpages two and a half years ago , actually searching and then stumbling onto hubs , I was at a point where I would type out these white copier pages of poetry . Hide them away in a cardboard box and go back to staring into the fire , walking into the woods or reading something that excited my imagination . For a few years I had merely been putting down my thoughts on paper and for what ? I think that it was actually my way of sorting out the expeiriences in my own life that , well to be frank , left me really confused about a lot of things , life , and the living , love , family ......and on and on .

Sometimes , I believe that we are all pretty much islands , or I should perhaps say , some men are islands . Oh , I have met and seen many, many people who experience some pretty heavy personal experiences in life and exit them completely unphazed , and like a lot of people , maybe fully one in five ! I always tended to internalize everything . Enough about me though , you know ,...... there is a presense of thought that states " We are all but the very child that was once within us " , I have read that a few times in different places . And knowing that , as well as thinking about it for years , I've come to realize that , Yes , we are !

Perhaps one of our greatest shortcomings in mankind itself , is that we tend to all believe and then act out our lives as if what we as individuals personally experience in life, is somehow unique to each of us , but alone ! Our very sense of emotional consciousness somehow tells us that our acceptance of life experiences is just ours to live and somehow resolve again alone !...... And yet , how many times have we felt that little twinge of movement in our very souls , when we do reach out to others and when we do ! We are recieved ! We are accepted ! A friend , a brother , a parent or an elder or another hubber !

So , along comes a man of solitude , pretty much an introvert , a thinker , although not the " sharpest tool in the shed " [some of you know that ] and finds a place like these "HubPages ".....A place where that small voice within , finally see's a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel , and sees one small opening in this literary world where he can have a voice , If you want to call me a poet , a writer , and I still feel uncomfortable claiming that title ! Then so be it , however , just like each of you and perhaps just because of each of you , something inside of me has awakened ! You know , I still read some of your stories , poetry and life experiences and I think , Oh my god , I am just like you and You are just like me !

And I owe that to you , my friends here . Thank you , for reading me ! Thank you for sharing me , There is nothing more fullfilling than to recieve comments like those that absolutely beautiful souls send out to others , Now is there ?..........This is just way of saying "Thank You " - for being there when I needed you !

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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I send those "thank you's" right back atcha, my friend. You so often provide me with laughter when my days seem void of it, beautiful poetry when the world seems a bit more ugly, and fair, impartial and just insight when you may not always agree with another. You pen the finest memories of your life experiences and sprinkle them with your humor or when tugging at the heart strings. Keep being you and keep doing what you do. I will gladly continue to follow.

Sending you the best this world has to offer.

Beckie


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Jillian Barclay 3 years ago from California, USA

I am so glad that you did not leave your writing unread! People should never pack their souls into a box, to be unseen and unshared.

It is selfish, and I can tell that you are not that! I enjoy your poetry---It reveals your soul and I like your soul...

A talent for poetry is something that has escaped me...I am jealous!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Beckie , Thank you so much yet I don't understand why your days would be empty of anything ! You need a smile you write me my friend !....:-}


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Some heavy thoughts here and lots of introspection. Digging into our souls is not an easy experience and not always easy to face. Beautiful words and so well done.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ed, you my friend are a talented writer. there I've said it . Whether it is poetry or just an words that come from your western heart, it is all good. Only writers who read your work in total know how deep your thoughts go and your love for your your fellow human beings( and your animal friends). Keep putting it down on paper , but absoloutly keep transfering it to the pages, so we all can see how life affects all of us as one person or a thousand lives.

Michael


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

So nicely said! I like what you said about "I am just like you and you are just like me." We all do have some commonalities, and it's neat when we come together. I enjoyed your hub. I could relate to it so well. Many votes!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beckie, yoooo are soo kind , thank you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Jillian , I wont allow that ! Poetry will not escape you ! we can do this together !....:-}

Ready ?

"Once there was a princess

named Jillian " who ...........:-}


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

I got just one word for this hub: Moving!


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craiglyn 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Aw - thank you for sayng, so eloquently, what I am sure many of us are thinkng. It is amazing what we eventually find out has lain hidden within us all along. I started out blogging on a Geneology website. At the time I didn't even know what a blog was. When I dared to try to write something, I was shocked when the site owner came on and said "that I had a knack" with words - and to keep going. One thing lead to another, and I finally dared to write a book. But, I believe it was the right timing in my life. Then I find myself on Hubpages where I can read and enjoy other's stories; and have others read mine. "We are where we are meant to be". Thank you for sharing your heart! Hugs, Lynda


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Carol. Thank you my e-dear ;-}......deep is good right !....;-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Michael , Thats way ttoo kind my friend ! thank you !......Lets keep on !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Victoria ! Nice to see such beautiful smiles !.......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Well thank you kind sir Eridierker ! Is that your name my friend !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Well Lynda , thaank you for that ......do you mean we have a real autor among us ?..Lol ..... I am so glad for you ! To bare ones soul and be rewarded for that must be an amazing feeling . I tend to keep my profile private because of some of what I write . There are some in my family who may not wish to be "exposed "....for lack of a better word ! But to write a book......you're amazing !.....Hugs back too ...Ed


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

Yes Eric Dierker is my adopted name. I think before adoption the nurses called me Mike.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thats definately a handle ! No offense , just wondering my friend !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hey Mike !...............:-}


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barbergirl28 3 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This was a lovely tribute hub to say thank you to all your followers. I love the feeling of such a great community of writers so I can actually say that with these people... I finally found someone I connected with. Well said!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It really is a great community. Thank you for saying thank you! I enjoy it, too.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

And the same to you. You are not only a good writer, but you are a good fan. Sorry, I can't always leave a comment.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Although we are all unique people, none of us are so different to others. We all have our inner thoughts, scars, memories both happy and sad. That we can come together to share a part of us with each other shows what a caring community this is. Thank YOU for being part of it.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi barbergirl !.Well put- my lovely hubber friend !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Always exploring , Ruby I hit the wrong button on your comment an dlost it WHAAAaaaaaa! I'm sorry !......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Blossom , ! Hi Oh No but Thank You !...........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Me MHatter me too ! , Thank you kind sir !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Rosemay ,, oh thank youuuu ! You're right of course !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thank you too. For the great hubs you share. Love your poetry it always gives me something to reflect on. Let's keep on hubbing, sharing and commenting. Hugs.


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ed......I absolutely love what you have shared, here. I can speak only for myself, at this moment......by assuring you that in this marvelous expose....YOU have definitely spoken for ME! Couldn't have said it all, any better!. Thanks, Ed.....a stunning look inside "writers."..UP+++


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose ....for you ? Yes !...........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

fpherj , Thats so nice of you Thank you !.....:-}


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Hyphenbird 3 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I thank you in return for sharing your writings and heart with all of us. You are an irreplaceable member of the HP community.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

How lucky we all are that you chose hubpages two and a half years ago to publish your writing. You've said what I've felt. Beautiful.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hyphen , and you my dear lady are the kindest!....Hug


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

KoffeeKlach , Thank you and to you as well ! ........:-]


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teaches12345 3 years ago

So glad you are a part of the hubpage community. Your wit, wisdom and talent are inspiring to so many. Thank you for sharing from your experience a piece of what we all feel as writers.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Teachies , Ahh Thank you dear , for reaching back !.....Ed


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B. Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Up and Interesting and shared with followers.

This is only the third hub by you that I have read, and I can already say with confidence that you are a writer and a writer worth reading. You use word effectively to express ideas and emotions and you have a sense of how to tell a story. And as best I can tell, you are a poet, but I know little about poetry.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

B.Leekley , we;; thank you for that !....It means alot !....Ed

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