My Fingers Rest on the Keys .........

A Thank You to Fellow Hubbers....

     My oversized fingers sweep across the keys as my mind sweeps the dust of emotional memories from the floor of my life. This , no dought, is a common practice  for writers , and , am I not a writer , if in fact  , I do write? And , just as you all do , am I not just reaching for a hand to grasp onto , a way to connect with those outside of me . An emotion within you all to touch , or even a heart to caress or to take into my own hands and mold into a certain reaction . So why do we write ? For money , for recognition or to express our hearts and our minds .
    I often find myself , as many do I'm sure , unable to convey the amount of unspent emotions within , so many times as I begin down a road trip of the mind , of the heart or just in a light mood wanting to just share that with others. I find what I end up with to be something less than perfect . All the usual questions arise , am I using too many words , is the message to garbled or two sappy. How will it be received , will they like it ?
    Sometimes as I write , I recall the events in my life , from my childhood  of  something less than perfect ....or from the life of my Father or  of our  families past  .  Sometimes  I write about the places I've traveled  , most of my travels  have been for the enjoyment of nature and all it's holdings here in America .  I have dozens   and dozens of photos  packed away from  these travels  ,  I thought once  I would frame them  and hang them on a wall.  But I seemed  to have found this new thing called the Hub Pages ,  And in the last ten years to have found a way to express things never before expressed. 
      Now as this found energy  of this hub  thing takes ahold of my hands  , of my memories  and of the photos that sat in boxes , some for years , I begin to experience  a new found sense of connections  with people  , and I have begun to think that  this will actually save me . Yes  , save me ,  I was for a long time  disconnected  from family  , from friends  and  from living actually !   Somehow though this  thing called writing has grabbed onto something inside
, it  has shaken lose a lot of old dusty  memories  and experiences  tucked far away in some box inside the mysteries of the human mind and soul.  
      When I began  to think , last year ,  of what I would actually do with a box full of random poetry ,  of stories about people and  real life experiences  of my life.   I began looking for a place on the computer to  perhaps send a few poems and wait patiently for the rejection notice  ,  but what I found instead ! ....Hub Pages .......And  the graciousness of  what now are fellow hubbers. All too many great people to list here , from the first comments  to the very last one ,  I am truly a greatful  man.  And ,  to all  hubbers ,  Thank You  for sharing with me.

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samiaali 5 years ago

Hello ahorseback, You have expressed many of my sentiments here. The ability to express thoughts and feelings on Hubpages has become very important to me, as well. You have given me the encouragement to keep writing. Thank you for being so gracious and generous to me. :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Well Sami , you are so worthy of praise , I love you're writing. And always present smile , Thanks.

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

It seems you have found your home! What a nice place to be!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Sally , It's just a pretty nice place to be isn't it And welcome here , you will like it.! Thanks.

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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Ahorseback - I amn very glad you are here. HubPages are indeed a great place to exercise your voice and find a place for those thoughts that wander in our minds. I will disagree to your comment that you are not a writer - you ARE and a very talented man. Your writing shows an organized mind that has the unique ability to bring us to a particular place and experience with the canvas you paint with words.

I do know the place of which you speak with this...

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh Cheyenne , you are so kind , thank you ! Thank you! I'm doing this because I have people like you to share with , when will you decribe the area you live in , you must have so many memories of wyoming ? Stay well my friend.

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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

I agree, this is a great place to express one's self and to invite the world to respond. The interaction has quickly become something I look forward to, and I miss it when other obligations prevent me from spending as much time on Hubpages as I would like.

Write On!


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Abbasangel 5 years ago from Australia - The land down under

That is such an awesome way to sum up hubpages, not with a how I do but this is what I do, this is how I contribute!! Beautiful!! So Beautiful!! We can connect!! This is amazing on so many levels!! :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Christopher, How are you? Write on....right on.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Abbasangel, Thank you so much , I feel much in these connections ! :}

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Hey ahorseback, we are all silent therapists and friends here :P :) I really love this piece, it is sweet and honest. You give a lot to many of us with your writing, I'm glad we can give some of it back. :) Keep pouring out and show casing those 'dusty memories of mind and soul' You will always have a grateful audience. Thank you ahorseback. :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Wow look at the new Marina everyone, Shes beautiful inside AND out! Thank you Marina. I will. And you do give some back!

Justsilvie 5 years ago

You said it so well! Reading your writing always touches the heart.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Justsilvie, thank you mam , Glad your there to share with!!!

gulfaam 5 years ago

Well said; that is all I have to say at this moment, including the beautiful picture of nature.

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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

ahorseback you are a special person and a gifted writer. Yes your a writer. Your hub was very touching, and beautiful.

I write for me. Writing is my outlet and a way for me to express myself. I can express myself in words better than in person. I feel very fortunate to have found hub pages. It has given me the desire to finish my children's book. I love to write, and most of my poems are about my life. I always try to write from my heart. I am very grateful for all of my friends at hub pages. I am very gratefull for you and your writing. You always have great hubs and wisdom too share.

Thank you. Rhonda.

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Thank you ahorseback, you are too kind. And I am glad, so very glad we may give a smile to you, as you so often put one on our faces. I am smiling now...

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Om man , Rhonda you are too kind, This is one great place and a great way to meet new friends like you! I say new friends but we all share something in common , all of us , do we not?......Thank you.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Marina , my all time favorite twenty year old! Thats such a sober look you have , reminds me of me at you're age. I didn't know how to smile. I feel a spiritual connection to you! And a love for sharing our poems and words of our lives. Thank you!

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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

Awww Ahorseback, I am glad I have found my way to your writings, they are always touching and so heart-felt! And I am thankful that you share them with us, and let us into your memories. A virtual scrap book that we can share with friends! How awesome is that!

Blessings and hugs,


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Laurie Dawn, that name rolls off the tounge nicely by the way. There are so many powerful memories growing up huh? As you know sharing them when perhaps we never would have is a good thing. I am more than happy to "share" with you. For without you there who would listen. Hugs....

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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

I'm glad we have you here, ahorseback. You are the voice of tolerance, common sense, humanity and love, and that make you really special. Plus I really like your way in describing the world inside your poems and stories, it spoiled my imagination. Thank you, ahorseback, for sharing your works with us all. :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Freya , Oh my , I am humbled ! But, it is those like you that are a gift to me , If I am any good at all it's because of the sharing we all do here....Thank you for all YOU are.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

It is indeed a wonderful open community full of wonderful writers such as yourself :) A toast to you my friend and to all the others who help make this not just a website but a writers home :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nighthag , I came here to learn and perhaps have a chance to be "heard" in writing , those like YOU did not dissapoint me......thank you!.....:-}

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

I have read some of your hubs. It's poetic. The words are charming, and fit together with ease. I have to admit, some of it is over my head. I want to comment but I don't know what to say.

Do write for us. Your have the mind and the talent. AD

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