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Hey anyone else here having a blast on Hubpages? Writers pledge of Allegiance!

Updated on May 24, 2014

I am having trouble with the growing roses thing. I got too many and we love each other. My wife throws out good ones because she has more.

It  was not supposed to be this way. It was supposed to be happy with a couple. I guess we (the roses and me) too happy.
It was not supposed to be this way. It was supposed to be happy with a couple. I guess we (the roses and me) too happy. | Source

So there is this place I go and get all negative. It really is a cool place but I would hate to be locked in.

(first written over a year ago and time for an update -- the boy is fully potty trained but has issues with his aim. Many mentioned here are gone or hibernating and great new friends abound:-)


I am not a happy man by nature or nurture. But I am extremely happy by, habit. I have taught myself and therefor my children, wife and congregation to smile first and see what happens.

It is a great way to live and be more than you can be. I am very upset with my son's potty training. And cleaning is no fun, but a happy face makes a happy place and we carry on. So I am talking dirty down ugly stuff here, but there are smiles all around. And so we laugh and hug and tug with glee and happiness.

It is a life choice.

Now on to writing. It is lonely if you let be. And if you let it it is happy. I follow and encourage some bad writers and some illiterates, but we are happy. And we are learning in the process.

I have been blessed with what we would call "foreign exhchange students that are family". In fact they really are somehow related I suppose. I have proofread thousands of horrible papers. Barf and gag me with a spoon. But now they are graduates. And for me each time they do I do. What joy.

Hubpages -- I just imagine the joy that Billy, and Rolly and Wayne and Lastheart and Epigram and Eidwin must feel when they get to see their guidance develop me. And MsDora and Lurana encourage. And today so many more like my buddies Christopher and Quireinus and SoM and celofoe, challenging me to be more clear, more certain and more correct. And since another year has passed here I can definitely add ologsinquito, two "ladies", John, Harishiprasad and Theresa and many more.

Today we garden - Hooray!

That there is the first Rose I ever did grow. Now she is a fancy pantsy in Washington DC. She only loves me cuz I am dad and love here first.

A rose by any other name is still a rose.
A rose by any other name is still a rose. | Source

Writers online and especially creative writers do not have guild. All we got is our work and each other.

Pay me not a penny! I have been overpaid in kindness and caring, in support and suggestion in learning and in knowledge.

We are a rose garden unto our selves. We await anxiously what our friends say, we write such as the story of Abbey or about Wolves done so well today. We learn about the beauty of simplicity from our Star and health from our ologsiquinto ( or something like that). A gal like Crisp comes along and lifts you and Larry and Wilderness and Sid make you face facts.

Could it be I am just happy hanging out with my friends, and we well get to the Mortgage next week?

sometimes I just put on a silly hat gather round my buddies and write.
sometimes I just put on a silly hat gather round my buddies and write. | Source

If I stand for peace, Justice and Love, let me stand here.

A place of acceptance. A place of defiance and a place of reliance. Let me stand here. Let me lift with one hand and grab support with another. Let Cam and Curiad straighten my path and let others curve it.

Pledge of Allegiance:

I am a writer. I shall not deter from my course. I will write for better and for worse. I am human and I have thoughts and they are worthy to be read and heard.

So I pledge allegiance to promote and guarantee that right for other writers. But more, so much more than that I pledge to support them spiritually and as a friend.

I will give up much to stand up to stand free and make sure my word is heard, not so that my thoughts are known but so there is a path readily available for all of those writers before, now and after. For the propagation and protection and even proliferation of the species known as writers I vow to stand up and be counted no matter the cost.

Some have died for freedom of speech. We need not die but we do need to exercise it and demand it on a daily basis.

Can you?

Can you care enough to live by that creed?

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borik√©n the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      You were definitely happy when you wrote these words. You sure are one of a kind like so many here in HubPages. In my last hub I posted a song that I will share it with you here, it just flows in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMcJL_UDAvw

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That is what I am talkin about. Thanks to your beau Froggy for sharing one second of you blessings with us.

      Oh by the by, I have been storing up your wonderful places pieces. I got a great link to your land geographic speaking, And I am going to spend and hour or so in all your spots. Can you imagine, I am gone come visit, without dirtying sheets. Much love

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was smiling throughout this entire piece. This is your best yet, Eric, and I am proud to be your friend. Long live Hubbers! And oh, yes, thanks for the message. The feeling is mutual.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - I love this and such true words. Happiness, contentment are choices that we make...even when we occasionally write about heavy stuff. And writers must write...in solitary if we have to, but even better in solidarity with one another. :) Terrific. Theresa

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow have we grown this past year. You have elevated me into clouds I did not know exist. Thersesa and Bill Mucho Gracias. Can you even imagine what this year will bring. And ten more to go or 100. I will struggle to keep up, that is how it should be.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Grinning all the way Eric! I can feel a sense of belonging in this hub. Lovely photos!

      And yes, I am a writer (even without a niche yet). I write to reach out where my hands cannot reach and HP allows me to sing my soul, give readers a lift and thus, I'm having a blast (like you). What's not to love here?

      Thank you. Now, logging off with a smile on my face.

      Love from the sky~

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Your beauty is evident in your love of life. And I am grateful recipient of such good. Know my heart flies with you and also lands with you safely.

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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      The roses are beautiful, especially the one standing on top of your car.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      ologsinquito, the little smarty pants got up there to scope out where the Easter eggs were. Thanks buddy.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I completely agree with your views. I am also here for the joy of writing, reading and learning from other's experience. HP is a great platform to express our views and it feels nice when someone reads, what we write.

      The Roses are so lovely and your feelings beautiful--'A rose by any other name is still a Rose-----' Beautiful!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well you just said it all in such a nice comment. That is the spirit of uplifting that makes each one of us more than we can be. Thank you much ChitrangadaSharan.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      This hub ticks all the boxes for me Eric. Voted up. Keep up the good work.

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      Debra Allen 4 years ago from West By God

      I love it and your love exudes from your writing. Voted up and across the board. Keep it up!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Lady, We are having some fun here.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Muchos Gracias Christopher.

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