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Hug of the Day...to Cleaner3 on HubPages

Updated on September 15, 2016
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Theresa loves to write under the topic of Spreading HubLove because she believes in showcasing the talent of other writers here on HP.

"More and more I realize that everybody, regardless of age, needs to be hugged and comforted in a brotherly or sisterly way now and then. Preferably now. ---Jane Howard

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A True Poet Is He


This special "Hug" is going out to one of the most phenomenal poets around HP Town! This poet is dramatic, sensitive, imaginative, loves with much passion and is growing in his faith.


Therefore, on this day, it is my utmost joy in the giving of yet another "Hug of the Day" to a poet extraordinaire, none other than cleaner3, also known as Michael to his friends, who is without a doubt a true poet. He cannot help but to write, as it just pours right out of his soul onto the pages, seemingly without effort. Michael is from Pueblo, Colorado; however, when one reads his exquisite poetry, one is swept away off to other worlds of such delight, beauty and wonderment. The tiniest of things will spark Michael's imagination and, as a result, we are all the recipients of such wondrous poetry.


If you would like to go ahead and have a peek at the drama and beauty from all the sites on his stunning profile page, just click on the link to the right here, and you will see ...cleaner3! Please be mindful to return and finish reading here. However, it may be difficult to do so for, as you will see, his entire profile page is filled with the most amazing imagery, so much so, to where one is captivated, almost as if held prisoner to behold such beauty. That is only the beginning, for the true beauty is found in reading Michael's superb poetry! At times, he makes a huge impact without using a lot of words, which is the sign of a great poet.


Since Michael was able to draw out of me, my nickname of "Tree", hence the reference of a "Tree" giving Michael a hug throughout this "Hug" here, I am sharing Michael's nickname of "stick", which was given to him as a child.


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It's Love a Tree Day!

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Persevering Through Trials


Michael, just as we all do at times, has those down, dark days, and so I chose this video, for it looks as though, to me, the "Tree" is giving a hug in a sense, and the words and music are powerful as to all our struggles. However, there is a light that fills the darkness. I am glad Michael now knows of such light.


Michael has shared that it was not until he had written one certain poem (linked here at the top, "Book of Poetry"), during a time when he was struggling to find himself, which allowed him to release all the emotion he had pent up inside. This poem is Michael's favorite. Please enjoy, for you will not be disappointed.


I am reminded of Michael, here in this video below, just how far he has come. I know God is not finished with him yet, which is the exciting part. It has been such a joy to see Michael's faith grow before our eyes in his poetry. Please enjoy such poetry linked here.


I hope you enjoy this dramatic song and video that I have chosen just for Michael.


A Tortured Soul


At times, Michael's heart is heavy with the torment of a tortured soul, as relates to past trials in this life, as he has shared, but even when he is having such moments, he writes pieces of hope and joy.


The very dramatic piece linked here at the top, was one written on one of Michael's dark days. Please read this poet's tortured thoughts on a particular day. Further, after reading the other poems linked here, one will get a true understanding of Michael's pain.


Michael found his writing voice, which is actually poetry. He tells us that he had a spiritual awakening that keeps him writing. Thank you, Michael, for opening your heart to us through your profound poetry.


It is so very refreshing and genuine to know of one so open and honest about his life experiences and is able to express such in his writings.


Forgiving oneself is one of the hardest things in this life to do, as well as forgiving those who have hurt you, but it must be done or it will surly drag one down into that deep dark hole of despair where it is hard to see the light. Michael is now able to see through the dark times and allow healing to take place, and he does so through his writing of poetry.


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A True Poet


A true poet knows that poetry encompasses so much and is, indeed, a lovely song. Poetry delves deep into the mind of the poet, and one never really knows what those words the poet has written mean to the poet himself, a true poet, like Michael, and that is the raw beauty of poetry ... each reader taking away something totally different, almost to the extreme!


I have found true poets to be so filled with raw emotion and passion that it spills out onto the page, whatever it may be; it must be written just how it is in his mind.


Here, in this poem of Michael's, I love the line of his showing that inner beauty through pain.


Michael is forever writing poetry, even in his commenting, the poet in Michael comes out, and one is in for a treat for he will comment with a sweet or profound poem, especially written just for you!


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Most Beautiful and Delightful Poetry


Michael writes some of the most delightful and beautiful poetry I have ever read.


Please enjoy just a sampling here. I encourage you to go to his profile page, where he has highlighted some of his best poetry, which is sure to carry you away by his most enchanting pieces.


All of these stunningly beautiful poems, I encourage you to read, as you will not be disappointed in the least!


Michael loves the great works of William Wordsworth, "Preface to Lyrical Ballads."


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Poll - Maybe He Will Share in a Comment, the Answer

Michael's nickname is "stick" and can you guess why he was given such a nickname?

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In Conclusion


My hope here is that all who love poetry, will join in the giving of a warm "Hug" to Michael aka Cleaner3, who is most deserving for all the beauty he brings to this community here in HP Town.


In this dark world, a light can be found when one searches. Never give up hope, no matter how dark this life can get, as there is always a new day for such hope to fill one's heart and when it does, it will spread expeditiously!


Dearest Michael, I hope you enjoyed your "Hug" this day and I pray that you will continue to share your God-given gift of poetry with us all here in HP Town!


© Copyright Faith Reaper 09/06/13

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks sweetie, and it is always so wonderful to hear from you too!

      Hugs and much love to you,

      Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Faith, it's good to hear from you. I always like talking to you here on the hub. You're such a positive person and very strong in your faith. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you, likewise. Hugs & love to you too.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Marlene,

      So good to hear from you in this new year! I am glad you are well now. I am thankful for your friendship too.

      Yes, we had a wonderful Christmas with the grands up and all. Everything was great.

      God is so good. I pray this year holds many new blessings for you sweetie.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Hi Faith, I'm sorry that I took so long to respond. I do remember reading the hub you wrote about your mom passing away right before Christmas. It's perfectly normal to feel like that during the holidays, but at least you got to spend Christmas Eve together as a family. That makes all the difference in the world. The firetruck with Santa riding on it and the Christmas music playing sounds sounds like a great way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad that all the tests came out negative. God has been so good to me and continues to bless me. I know that he's always with me guiding me and protecting me. Thank you Faith for your friendship. I wish you the best for 2014 as well. Michael, thank you for your sweet words & for being a loyal fan. It means a lot to me.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Michael, yes, you must be living right to receive a double blessing this day : ) ... Hope you are well and happy! Thank you for you kind words. I hope the new year holds many blessings and much love. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Well I am blessed today as to having two beauties speaking about me this beautiful day.. Marlene the tender flower and My awesome muse ..Faith.. this has lifted my heart and my spirit .. I wish the both of you a happy New Year and the best that the Lord can give you both.. I have missed you both and always will love my flowers of the South..

      Lets hope the New Year is wonderful for you both.. IU keep you both in my prayers and know you two do the same for me ..

      Love ...

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I am fine. Yes, my mother died last year right before Christmas and so it just feels a bit different of course. It turned out to be a very blessed Christmas with my children and all the grands too. Christmas is a lot more fun with little ones around. My brother-in-law and his wife came and they are always so sweet and such a joy to be around, plus my mother-in-law too. So I had a full house and my cat decided to hide out until about 20 minutes after everyone left. Lol He is pretty smart. They all came up on Christmas Eve and every year it is so fun because the town firetruck comes around at 6:30pm with Santa riding on it and Christmas music playing. You can hear him coming from far off and the girls get so excited. He stops right in front of our home because he sees us all out there waving and he throws little gifts off the truck to the children. Then on Christmas morning we go to my father-in-law's house. Aw, sweetie, I am so sorry your mother has been so sick and you had your spell too! I am glad you are all okay now. I have a story about my tree on here too. I do hope the new year holds much joy and love in store for you. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      I'm sorry to hear that you were feeling a bit sad Is this your first Christmas without her? Losing a loved one is always painful. Everything heals with time. I'm glad that you had a blessed Christmas. I wasn't in the Christmas spirit all that much this year, but I did try to make the best out of it. My mother was in the hospital for several weeks and didn't get discharged until Christmas Eve so we didn't really want her to go out on that night. I ended up going to my brother's house for dinner. A week before that I was admitted to the hospital for 4 days after fainting in church. Gosh! I wonder if I'm cursed. lol. Everything was okay. they did all sorts of tests and fortunately everything came back negative. I didn't have breakfast that morning only black cuban coffee with two tsp of sugar. too hot at church and service lasted for almost 2 hrs. I can't go that long without food in my stomach. Anyway, I'm glad that you're doing well. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas & all my best for the upcoming New Years. xoxo

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, thank you so much dear Marlene for leaving such lovely comments here this day for both Michael and I! You are always so kind and generous in your commenting. I am so happy to hear from you. I am sorry about your computer woes and have missed you. I hope and pray you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year with added blessings and much love. I did have a very blessed Christmas this year, although a bit sad without my mother here this year. Hugs and much love to you sweetie, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Michael, Happy New Years to you too my friend. All the best to you for 2014. Blessings. marlene

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      I've been following Michael's work for quite sometime now. His poems are unbelievably beautiful. His words paint abstract, yet vivid emotion with good imagery of course. Faith, your hug of the day series is awesome. I haven't been able to catch up with some of the talented writers on the hub. I've been having window registry error computer trouble lately. My computer is very slow as we speak. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day with your husband & loved ones. I wanted to wish you a very Happy & prosperous New Year. All my best to you for 2014. Blessings my beautiful friend. I'm sure that your husband loves you the way you are otherwise he wouldn't be with you this long. Lol.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda, Thank you for reading and joining in the giving of this particular poet and friend a big "Hug" and I appreciate you confirming what an awesome poet Michael is indeed! God bless you too. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear Faith-This hub is a masterpiece because it encompasses so much information about the man behind the poetry. The video song gave me goosebumps as I read about my friend Michael and his works of poetry. He is indeed a very worthy candidate to be hugged by you. If you haven't read Micheal's poetry, you're in for a great treat from a true poet. God Bless you Faith for sharing our friend Michael's works with those who may not know him.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Eric,

      Thanks again for following here and Michael. He is a poet extraordinaire for sure. When the love of Christ is in our hearts it overflows out to all others for sure.

      Hugs to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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

      I left this on "follow". As Michael and I are good to each other now. Thanks you your introduction Faith. It just cannot be the 3 of us, there is something so precious in giving the love.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi sweet friend and "Hug" recipient, Michael!

      Aw, bless you for leaving such lovely comments here to bless me and they are a blessing to me after a long day...you are the one who brought the tears.

      I am so glad you are able to peek in every now and then : )

      Hugs and much love to you always,

      Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      my lovely Faith you are the best friend anyone could ever have.... to call you my fiend is an honor..

      I have been gone from HP for a while... but peek in every now and then ..

      when I do I ALWAYS look in on my awesome muse and friend .. Theresa..!

      I see you have tweaked this hub only to make it that much more awesome .. it brings a tear to my eyes to read your heartfelt comments my sweet Faith ..

      love you Always..

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi LaThing,

      So great to see you here reading! It has been a long time since you've been around HP Town, and I hope you are back again for a bit to write.

      Michael is a true poet for sure. Yes, he has a gift and it is beautiful.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      Hugs to you,

      Faith Reaper

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      LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      What a wonderful tribute to Michael, he IS an amazing poet. And I love the way he can just conjure up words at the spur of the moment! Beautiful hub, dear Faith. Thanks for sharing this with us, voting up and everything!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Eric,

      Thank you for the sweet comments here. I am so glad you are now following Michael and that reading his poetry has been a blessing to you! That brings a smile to my face.

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Michael,

      It is my pleasure to spread a little love around HP Town to bring awareness to other writers, especially amazing poets such as yourself.

      I am so happy that you now have new followers, and I know without one bit of doubt, they will enjoy reading the beauty of your words.

      Hugs and love from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      DEAR SKYE!!! I must make amends for I did not see you had popped in there before Mary did! Please forgive me precious friend ...

      I am always so blessed when you stop in to read and leave your heartfelt comments, and then I go and inadvertently miss one of your lovely comments.

      So glad you enjoyed the song here and already know what an awesome poet Michael aka cleaner3 is no doubt. I am so blessed when I read his poetry and that he uses his God-given gift to bring beauty into this life that can be, at times, not so beautiful.

      Please know how much I cherish you and your faithfulness to always glorify our sweet Lord God in all that you do, whether writing or commenting. You are the one who shines brilliantly all over HP Town.

      I appreciate the vote up and share. You're the best! Please keep on shining your light for His glorify.

      Hugs galore to you too precious Sister in Christ.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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

      Oh no Michael, it is those of us who have come to know you that are the most grateful to Faith. I have such faith in Faith that I did not even read the article until after I went and followed you. And what a blessing it has been.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith ...

      I want to thank you again for the Love you give me .. the support , the praise .. and to all who have made great comments..

      Thank You ..!

      I am very humbled ..

      I have made many new friends and gathered many new followers because of you Faith ...

      Thank you ..

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Mary (till),

      Always so wonderful when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for the awesome comments. Yes, Michael (cleaner3) is truly a phenomenal poet, a true poet. It does seem each poem is more beautiful than the other. He puts his whole heart and soul into his words, and it is as if his soul is pouring right out onto the pages.

      I appreciate the votes up and share. Thank you!

      You're the best! You are in my thoughts and prayers as always dear Mary.

      I hope you have a blessed day.

      Hugs and much love to you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a pairing...Faithreaper and cleaner3! God is smiling at this for sure. Michael and I became friends long ago and then somehow I lost the path. I have found my way back and have been reading his poems again for a while now. One, more beautiful than the other. It isn't just his words, but the soul he puts into it. He truly is a special person Faith, and what better way to acknowledge him than to have a beautiful hug from you! God bless you both.

      I had to vote all the buttons on this one (except funny) and of course share to make sure others meet both you and Michael!

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith. Hello precious sister. I am listening to the song as I type away. Wow heart moving. Very nice dear girl. Cleaner is an amazing poet. I truly enjoy his work. He is raw with emotion. Poets are artists in the deepest sense of the word! Until I came to hubs I did not really care for poetry. I guess I never took the time to appreciate poetry. There are several poets at the hubs who have touched my heart and sparked my spirit to move me. Cleaner being one of them! He is a man after Gods heart, humble and very kind.

      You Faith Reaper are a gem to send out these lovely and wonderful hugs. May God continue to shine His favor on you each day. You shine girl and I love you in Christ. Keep walking with Jesus, You will not doubt. Hugs galore. Your sister, Skye

      Congrats Cleaner you deserve this hug award! Shared and voted. I hope many go to read his amazing work.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear teaches,

      So great to see you here this night! I am so glad you love reading his poetry and writing. He is truly both indeed.

      Thank you so much for the wonderful comments.

      God bless you,

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love reading Cleaner3's (Michael) poetry and writing. He is such a wonderful person and talented writer. Good job on bringing this out to readers.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cris,

      Always great when you stop by to visit here! Yes, it always amazes me just how many wonderful writers and poets are on HubPages that I have yet to meet.

      I love to go exploring and find interesting and talented writers.

      Thank you for checking out some of his poetry ... enjoy!

      Hugs and love to you,

      Faith Reaper

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Not sure why but all my hubbing life, I've never met cleaner3 (Michael). Thank you very much for the introduction Faith. Sounds like I'm going to enjoy his poems and other creative writes. I shall now be checking him out.

      Thank you for this great, thoughtful hug of the day hub.

      Love from the sky~

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi drbj,

      So glad for your visit here this day. Since you are the "Avatar" expert, I believe you have not seen one such as Michael's avatar, very artist indeed.

      I truly believe you will visit his hubs, for I know you would not go back on a promise : )

      Waiting for your next wonderful write to bring on the smiles as always, dear. Well, I am just getting on here, so I will have to see what everyone has been up to around HP Town.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for the intro to Michael, Faith. I will visit his hub and tell him you sent me. Promise.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb (aviannoivce),

      So glad you stopped by to read here. I know I owe visits all around, so I will soon be over your side of HP Town to see what has been going on up there on Boomer Lake, plus to enjoy your phenomenal photography.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Howdy right back at you dear Debbie, published author and sweet friend!

      So wonderful to see you here this day. Boy, I sure have missed you so much around HP Town. However, I do know you have much going on, and I will tell you I really love your new novel and enjoyed listening to the radio Broadcast and you sharing about the Lord working in your life and your writing. You are awesome too.

      Thank you for blessing me this day with your visit and joining in the giving of a hug to our friend Michael. He is a natural born poet indeed.

      I know he will be pleased you have blessed us with a visit here on this tribute to him and his God-given gift of writing poetry.

      God bless you too sweet friend.

      Hugs and love to you always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Eddy,

      I am so glad you have stopped by here to read this day.

      Wow, 12 hours ago. I have been out of pocket this day, so just now getting on-line. It is 8:31 p.m. here, and I don't know what time it would be in Wales, but I pray you had a great day in beautiful Wales.

      Thank you for the vote up.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Great work, Faith Reaper. Michael sounds so wonderful.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Well this is so awesome.. HOWDY EVERYONE!!!!! and congratulations to MICHEAL. our sweet sweet wonderful poet..

      So good to see you all.. my fabulous friends.. ... Love you all..

      Miss you all and

      My Dear Faith.. you are as giving and loving as always..

      God bless you my dear..

      Debbie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful faith and voted up.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MsDora,

      Always so wonderful when you stop by to read. Thank you so much for such kind comments. Yes, my friend Jackie and I truly love giving out many hugs and sometimes exploring to find wonderful writers that we may not have even known of before. I am so glad you like this project here.

      Hugs to you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw dear lyric, what lovely comments here this day. Thank you. You get me! You really do. That is exactly my prayer and hope.

      You have blessed me here this day with your kindness and big heart. That is so interesting to know you already knew of Michael. Thank you for sharing about such.

      I am so glad you like this series that my friend Jackie and I have going on here. There are so many wonderful writers out there we have yet to discover, and so we really do love giving out hugs.

      God bless you too and all that you do as well!

      HUGS to you and yours this night,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Devika,

      Always so great to see you stopping by to read. Thank you for such generous comments here. I am humbled and I am glad you like my choice.

      Hugs to you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Genna!!!

      I am so sorry for it seems you popped in there and I did not realize I skipped over you dear friend! Please forgive me! My eyes must have been getting so tired.

      I do so appreciate you stopping by to read and leaving such encouraging comments as always. I am so glad you read some of the poems here and are now a fan and following. Bless you dearest Genna.

      (((HUGS))) to you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Gypsy,

      So great to see you here this day, as always! Thank you for leaving such generous and kind comments. I am also glad you enjoyed the music and pics here. I appreciate the votes up and share.

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, thank you for introducing Michael. This is such a wonderful project you have undertaken--portraying the goodness of others, and meanwhile showing how beautiful kindness and thoughtfulness can be. Thank you!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Faith, your beautiful, what more can I say? Voted up and all across but funny, shared on FB. Michael is a great talent and great friend, when I met him long ago, it was our past struggles that connected us. You feel for anyone that has walked your shoes, you know what they go through, the pain, turmoil, and everything in between. He has came far and he found his calling I do believe. Bravo pal, this is well deserved.

      As for you my dear friend, many blessings:) Your series is incredible and fulfilling, not only to you, but the fellow hubbers that deserve such a recognition. Best wishes always dear Faith and God Bless all that you do.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Faith Reaper you are just too good and so kind always making us smile and know more of our great hubbers, a great choice.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Another terrific hug to a very deserving hubber Faith. Enjoyed this and the pics and music. Thanks for sharing. God bless. Passing this on to my followers.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Shan,

      Always so wonderful to see you stopping by to read, and I do know of how those phones can do! I am glad you landed here on this hub.

      Aw, thank you so much for your really sweet comments here. They really mean a lot to me, as that is really the only reason I write here is to reach out to those with whom I come into contact in love and encouragement. Well, I am so glad about that too.

      You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday evening.

      Hugs and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Well, I must confess that I was trying to comment on another hub if yours, but the phone browser froze. In order to get back to you, I then clicked on an email link from another that was a notification of this one published recently. Anyway, glad I read it before going back to the other one to comment. I'm amazed at the way you reach out to so many others with so much love. What a joy it is to see that kind of caring in others! Plus, I happened to have just followed cleaner3, so this is more insight into who I followed. Hugs to you, too, my friend!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear bluebird and fellow "Hug" recipient,

      So happy to see you here this day! Thank you so much for your kind comments here and, yes, he truly does write so beautifully.

      I appreciate your encouragement and it is those like you who make HP Town such a wonderful community in which to belong.

      Aw, thank you so much. You are so very kind indeed.

      Hugs to you on this lovely Sunday,

      Faith Reaper

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      So glad to see Michael got it this time from you dear Faith Reaper! You have done well in describing his special poetic talent, it truly is amazing how he comes up with all he does so beautifully.

      Congrats! to Michael! Well deserving kudos!!! So glad you found HP Town and are sharing your gift with us.

      And Faith...keep up the good work, you're the best!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Liz (epbooks),

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you are reading and I truly have enjoyed reading your wonderful hubs and, especially reading about your Buddy. I have a feeling he would have loved my Brownie and my little Cookie, which I have shared a bit about here too. You are so kind and generous in commenting. I appreciate the vote up and share.

      I am having a wonderful day, and I hope you are as well.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      What an absolute wonderful tribute. I'm so very glad I began to read your hubs. They are kind and inspiring and altruistic in nature. I enjoy them thoroughly. Hope you're having a wonderful day and thank you for sharing! Voted up and shared!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Michael,

      It is my utmost joy in the sharing of your wonderful gift of poetry here with all! I am so glad, and I know they will not be disappointed in the least.

      Hope you are enjoying this most glorious Sunday.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you again ..Faith for this wonderful tribute and I have picked up some wonderful new followers and friends to share mine and their work .. anticipating much love to and from all.!

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear Michael (cleaner3),

      Meant to add in my comment to you that it looks like from the poll there, most figured out your nickname was given to you because you were skinny as a stick as a child, or they may have read your comment you left about such in a hub : ) I was reminded early this beautiful Sunday morning, of how God truly can take the not so pretty parts of our stories (lives) and wipe them clean! I know He did for me. How appropriate cleaner3 ... I am glad I was reminded of such this day and to make the connection, at least in my mind as to ...cleaner3. I am so thankful too, that He is not finished with me yet! Awesome.

      Have a most beautiful Sunday, and I hope that something out there, even as tiny as a little ant, gives you inspiration once again, to share with us all here in HP Town.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, joy ...there is my dearest of friends, who sends Angels, PS!!!

      My heart is filled with joy in seeing you here this lovely Sunday dear friend. I am so glad you are going to still visit here with your many friends here in HP Town... what a blessing you are to me and many.

      Please do, when you have a chance, check out the delightful, lovely and profound poetry by Michael (cleaner3).

      Yes, indeed, Happy Sunday to you too my friend, and it is truly glorious!

      Hugs galore to you and yours this day and angels back to you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Well, my goodness, looks like my little Hub space here was blessed all at once in the wee hours of the very early morn by a couple of awesome writers and all around wonderful persons here in HP Town .... and now, it just doesn't get any better when the one and only Mhatter99, stops by for a visit, who is another poet extraordinaire without a doubt!

      Aw, dearest Mh, please do keep hanging on ... as I surely do not want to have another spell of "The Mhatter Blues" hit me, as there is no cure other than to read your lovely poetry each and every night.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your God-given gift with us here to bring to us much beauty and, to top that off, a whole lot of laughter each and every night! Now, I do hope you know just how much of a blessing you are here in HP Town.

      I also hope you are having a very lovely day there in the great city of SF.

      Sending hugs across the whole USA to you this day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Frank,

      Yes, indeed, my sweet friend " J.L." and I really love to give a "shout out" of love via a "hug" to those in HP Town who are sharing their wonderful God-given gifts of writing to bring a little beauty into this world or, really, for just being who they are and no other reason. Each one of us truly has a gift or even gifts which I believe we need to tap into and share with all, whether it is the gift of encouragement, writing, teaching, whatever ... we all have a gift, so we should share it to bless all others to His glory.

      Thank you for always being so faithful in giving my friend "J.L." and I a shout out here in your kind and sincere commenting : )

      God bless you too, you awesome writer, you!

      Hugs from southern USA to you on this lovely Sunday afternoon,

      Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      How lovely of you to share yet another hug. Michael must feel embraced by this gesture. How uplifting it is; what a great way to begin a glorious Sunday.

      I hope too that all is well with you and yours, dear Faith.

      Happy Sunday, my Friend,

      I will be going over to read some of the poems you have suggested.

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Another reason that keeps me hanging on. Thank you so much for this.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I can even feel the warmth when you give your shout out hugs to these different types of hubbers.. as I told your friend J.L... it is a great idea that you Faithfully share the love bless you big time girl :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Vinaya,

      Thank you so much for your visit here this day. Yes, he truly is a natural born poet, and I am happy to know you love his poems from many moons ago. Michael writes his name in commenting, although his name is not indicated on his profile page.

      I really loved discovering your phenomenal poetry recently. I will tell you that you, too, are a natural born poet, although I know you do not write poetry here.

      Well, I am sure if the both of you left sweet comments on a young lady's poetry, then she must be an amazing poet too. Please do check out his poetry here of late.

      Have a great rest of the weekend.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Alicia,

      Always so great when you stop by to read! I am so glad you are appreciating these "Hugs" here, and do hope you enjoy Michael's poetry. I know there are so many amazing writers here in HP Town that I have yet to discover. He is a true poet indeed.

      Have a great rest of the weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi, again, dear Marlene (lovedoctor),

      Maybe I will start writing, "Hey, what's up Doc" ... as a greeting

      Well, I left my house and arrived at work at 2:30 p.m. this day and did not leave the city in which I work until 9:00 p.m. straight up! That was a long drive, and tiring too. I have been having to make up time from when I was off so much after my husband's surgery. Unfortunately, due to all that has been going on here of late, I ran out of leave time, so I still have about another eight hours or so to make up the difference. Sigh... such is life.

      Thank you so much, again, for your kind comments here. Yes, Jackie and I love giving these "Hugs" to spread a little bit of joy around, even for poets : ) I appreciate you asking about my husband. He is doing much better this day, except for the fact being he has not been as active as normal, and the recliner is his best friend now. LOL So, that being the case, his lower back is out of whack. I think it is time to get rid of the recliner myself and go to the chiroprator. LOL

      Oh, the characters on that show are truly a mess to say the least. I love comedies too and love to laugh, mostly at myself at some of the things I do. LOL I have not written any bubbles, just have had no time to even get over there. I will try to go and see what you have been up to over there when I have a chance. It has been so hectic here of late, as you can imagine.

      Enjoy your comedy and the rest of your weekend. Oh, I will link the poem you love so much now.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Kim (ocfireflies),

      Well, thank you so much sweet Kim. You are so very kind and so lovely in all of your ways too, including an awesome writer!

      Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Suzzette,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments here.

      Have a great rest of the weekend.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Faith

      I have read cleaner3 even though I did not know he was called Michael. I'm not sure if he remembers, but many moons ago we both left sweet comments on the poems by a young lady.

      Cleaner is a natural born poet. I really love his poems. Unfortunately, I have not read his works in the recent times.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love these “hugs of the day.” I always look forward to them. :-)

      I just read a couple of Michael’s poems, based on your words of introduction, and am soooo glad I did. Remarkable. He now has a new fan and follower. Thank you, Faith.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I appreciate these kind Hugs of the Day very much, Faith. I'm discovering some new and very interesting writers! I love poetry, so I will definitely explore Michael's work.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Faith, it's good to hear from you. That was an awesome tribute you wrote for Michael. It's also a great way for other writers to connect with others who they aren't familiar with. You could learn a lot about a person through their work. Hope you had a nice day at work. How is your husband? I'm here now watching two and a half men. Lol. I love comedies. Have you written any bubbles? Lol. Hugs & Love to you too my friend:) Doc

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago

      Two favorite hubbers in one place: both so lovely in all their ways.

      Blessings to Michael and Faith,

      Kim

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      suzettenaples 4 years ago

      You are so good to highlight these people. You are such a giving person, Faith. Thanks for bringing your hugs to HP!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

      So glad to see you joining in the giving of a "Hug" to Michael. Yes, he is very deserving of such. Yes, I just love all of those amazing poems by Michael you have mentioned here! He is so generous to all in his writings. Oh, I love that tender flower one too. Yes, he is so good to bless others with specifically writing something for them. He has done so for me too, which I do have a couple of those featured here. There is another one, that I have not featured here, and it is very special to me and I hold it dear in my heart too. He is so gentle and tender in his writing towards others no doubt!

      I am so appreciate of your comments which are a testament to Michael's phenomenal poetry. I am about to leave to go into the city to work, but will return and link sweetie.

      Thank you for the votes up.

      Hope you are having a most lovely weekend.

      Hugs and love to you sweet Marlene,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, Dearest Michael,

      Oh, I praise Him for you and that you do share your God-given gift of writing so beautifully from your heart here in HP Town for all to enjoy.

      As Jackie stated, we do so look forward in anticipation to reading your poetry, for we know it never disappoints.

      I do so hope you enjoy your "Hug" here and it seems many are going to check out your wondrous poetry, and so I pray you receive a blessing from such. I am not a poet and I hope this little "Hug" measures up to what I wanted to convey about the hope and love that comes from your heart through your poetry and life experiences. I am so blessed to know of one so genuine and forthright in not afraid of revealing of even those dark days, along with all of the joy to be found too in this life.

      I am amazed and blessed that you share in your hope for a brighter tomorrow despite each day's hardships that we all face.

      I am a rascal in mentioning about your nickname, but you were one in pulling my nickname out of me. LOL Now, they will have to guess the meaning behind it. However, you see that I revealed mine here to all, when I did not have to do such : )

      Now, see there, what a lovely poem you have left here in a comment, which you always do so beautifully and to His glory. You're the best.

      I do pray many will follow and enjoy your poetry, just as I do each time you publish one.

      Have a fantastic and wonderful weekend, and I hope you see something out in this world to inspire you again, and I will, as always, look forward to your next wonderful poem.

      Hugs and love to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Faith, this is a very nice tribute to Michael. This hug of the day recognition is very well-deserving. Michael writes the most beautiful poetry. Some of my favorite poems of his are: such loveliness beheld, even the smallest, which is a very good reminder now every time I see a carpenter ant rather than stepping on it or spraying it with index, I think of this poem. Another one of my favorite poem is the Drop of Life, Daylight Dreams, Sweetest Caress and Heavens Edge. Michael also wrote a very nice tribute for me a while back. Faith, you might want to link it to this hub. I think it's cute how he refers to me as a tender flower. voted up+++ awesome

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith .. you rascal you .. I am humbled ... you give me too much credit with the words that pour from my heart... such that the Lord has given me and shown me the way to release my own pain and the format to battle my own demons ... through expression.

      You were supposed to keep our secret ..! LOL..

      I was not going to comment .. but I seen you on here and had to let you know how appreciative I am of your hub....

      thanks to all the hubbers who left the kind comments and hope you like my poems ....

      For you ..Faith ...

      I try to find the words

      but they are not always there

      the Lord gives them to ..me

      pulling them out of thin air

      If not for his strength..

      and his constant support

      I would be a lost ship at sea..

      searching for a port

      Love

      Michael

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you for the hugs and love back here, dearest Eric!

      XOXOXOXO

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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

      XOXOXOX

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Eric,

      Oh, I am so glad you received a blessing and now are following Michael! You will not be disappointed in his beautiful and profound poetry.

      Now, you are not "ugly" for we are all made in His image, so you are beautiful, just the way you are, like the rest of us!

      Have a lovely weekend, and I appreciate your visit here this beautiful day.

      Hugs to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Joelle,

      Oh, wow, I am so thankful you discovered Michael's beautiful poetry through this "Hug" here! That is the very reason Jackie and I began this little joyful project of spreading "Hugs" all around HP Town, to share in the discovery of, as you so beautifully put it, very special pearls here in HP Town.

      Thank you for leaving such generous and kind comments here this beautiful day!

      Have a fantastic weekend too.

      Hugs and love to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Carol,

      So glad to see you here stopping by to read. Thank you so much for your lovely comments and I am so glad you love all the pictures and graphics.

      Please take a moment and check out Michael's amazing poetry. You will not be disappointed.

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      I do know you know of what an amazing poet Michael is and, I, too, do so look forward to reading his poetry each time he publishes, as he never disappoints.

      Yes, the researcher in me came into play here, for I went exploring and found out a lot about Michael through comments on his own hubs as well as on those he follows. I was so blessed to find out about all of such, as it is very revealing, as to the poet behind such wondrous poetry. I did not know of such either until I went exploring, and I am so glad I did so. Reading his poetry reveals much as to his God-given gift of writing, as well as revealing his struggles in this life, just as we all experience such. His poetry is so refreshing and profound, as he is uninhibited in writing, which makes his poetry so genuine and meaningful.

      Yes, I always look forward in anticipation too. That, in and of itself, is a sign of a talented writer.

      I hope you have a lovely weekend, and enjoy what is left of the butterflies in your lovely butterfly garden!

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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

      I am blessed to learn of this great author. I went and followed. But you know I am so ugly that might hurt his rep: but Merci beaucoup

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Bill,

      Well, speaking of a man of beautiful thoughts and words ... I believe one just left a comment here ... You!

      Yes, indeed, Michael is a man of such beautiful thoughts and words.

      Thank you so much for leaving such kind and generous comments, as always. You're the best!

      Have a great weekend dear friend.

      Hugs and blessings to you from southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear friend wetnose, and fellow "Hug" recipient!

      Always so great when you stop by to read and leave such awesome comments. You're the best!

      I am so thrilled to know how much you adore Michael and have recently started to read his amazing poetry which truly does come straight from the outpouring of his soul through life's joys and trials.

      I appreciate you sharing this, as well as sharing in the giving of a "Hug" to Michael. Yes, he surely does make one think through his poetry!

      I do hope you and the whole wetnose gang have the best weekend. It is lovely out this day.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very beautiful hub, Faith! Indeed, Michael's poetry is beautiful as I just discover today.... because of you! You discover very special pearls on hubpages and you are weaving a beautiful necklace of pearls and love!

      Thank you for sharing this, Faith!

      Have a fantastic weekend!

      Voted up and awesome!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Nitin Pillai,

      So nice to meet you and thank you for joining in here. Yes, Michael (cleaner3) is awesome indeed!

      Hugs to you this day too, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jamie,

      Thank you so much for joining in the "Hug" here this day.

      You're the best.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Hugs and love from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sparklea!

      Always such a joy when you stop to read and leave such enthusiastic comments here. You are such a joy and I am so glad to know how much you love Michael's poetry. Yes, I too, do so look forward to reading his amazing poetry and I am never disappointed.

      I am so glad you loved all of the imagery and videos, especially the one by Tenth Avenue North. It is very dramatic and powerful.

      I am so inspired by how much Michael is growing in his faith, after having persevered through many trials in this life. He is inspiring to me too.

      I do so appreciate your generous comments and votes up.

      Hugs and love to you and yours this beautiful day, Faith Reaper

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      something here new to learn.. Loved all the graphics and pictures.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Faith, I did not know any of this about Michael so apparently this was told before I started reading him. All I know is he is a fantastic poet and I don't have to even wonder if I will like a poem he writes, I just look forward with anticipation, knowing I will. ^

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A man of beautiful thoughts and words for sure, and very deserving of this lovely tribute. Well done, Faith, and well done Michael.

      blessings to you both

      bill

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Oh, this is so awesome.

      You know I just started following Michael, cleaner3. I adore this person.

      Trusting he will have more spiritual ups and just keep those gracious poems coming.

      Sometimes his poems really makes me think and I like that.

      You are a tremendous hugger, Faith. And Michael, cleaner 3 deserves this hug.

      This is so sweet. And I'm sharing this.

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      Nitin Pillai 4 years ago from Mumbai, Maharastra, India

      Wow, Cleaner3 is awesome! Hugs!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      I am sending a hug with you. Jamie

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      PS:The video by Tenth Avenue North is off the charts, I have heard that song on the radio on the Family Life Network many times and how great to see the video. Perfect for Cleaner 3! Wonderful tribute!

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      OH FAITH, I LOVE CLEANER 3! AKA MICHAEL!!! HE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS AND CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL/CLEANER 3!!!! YOU SO DESERVE THIS WONDERFUL HUG BY A WONDERFUL 'REAPER'.

      FAITH THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL AWESOME PICTURES, VIDEOS, ESPECIALLY THE HUG TREES.

      I HAD TO WRITE ALL OF THIS IN CAPS AS I THINK THIS IS PHENOMENAL! VOTED UP, AWESOME AND BEAUTIFUL!! BLESSINGS, SPARKLEA :)