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Tribute To Miss Olive on Hubpages

Updated on April 15, 2013


A tribute to Marisa Oliveres

In parchments written in ink over time

The Olive Branch is prized and held sublime

In scriptures it’s offered as a sign of peace

God’s covenant with man his promise to keep


Noah sailed the seas forty days and nights

While water rose to show God’s might

And finally when at last the waters stood still

An olive branch came forth as Gods word fulfilled


But Olive branches still show up in our lives

To inspire us as our imagination thrives

To guide us that better we might become

As our passion to write makes us all as one


With poise and skill she set the stage

Offered training hubs along each phase

The knowledge learned through trials in time

Provided that we may our skills refine


With unselfish glee she gives of herself and time

To create contest and start new thread lines

Each night she’ll bring the day to an end

Then open a link for a new thread to begin


Marisa Olivares is there for us all

And rise up to help what err might befall

To those just beginning to answer the call

And those who write ‘til the next morning’s fall


When the next line is hiding and you hit a wall

When the story line needed evades your minds call

Like an olive branch offered with hands open wide

There are few friends like MissOlive to have on your side


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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Now this is beautiful. I don't think she will mind me saying this; but the contest was a consensus of three of us and it was the idea of homesteadbound. She is a blessing to all of us and how many would stay up until early morning to close the challenge and open with a new day? Miss Olive. So glad I can call her friend. :)

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Stuart, this is beautiful and so true. MissOlive is a true friend, with a peaceful and joyous spirit that she shares with all. She has helped me with so many things, and your words express my appreciation for her friendship and noble character. She is a God Send, just like the olive branch. Votes and shares!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      A perfect comparison to the olive branch. MissOlive has also reached out to me in friendship more than once, and she has also helped me with helpful information about hubbing. I appreciate her very much. Thanks for writing this! It is wonderful. Awesome, beautiful, and UP!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      This is an amazing tribute to our little olive! Every word spoken to perfection with an expression of friendship and admiration. Thank you for sharing with us. Voted up and across. Lisa

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful tribute to Miss Olive. She's been an ardent supporter & helper to us all.

      Voted this up, awesome and beautiful.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      Thank you all for posting these wonderful comments. I know that there are three primary individuals working very hard for the rest of us in the group. I offered this tribute to MissOlive first and hope to write one for AEvans as well as homesteadbound. With out these three wonderful individuals there would be no contest or Elite Writers' Network. I am overtwhelmed by your kind comments. But may the alcolades be givento these three for their service to us.

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      Donna Kristine 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is fabulous! MissOlive is a blessing. She has answered questions I had, and even created a link for me when I did not understand something about a Hubpage item - she did not have to take the time to do that for me. I agree with Sholland10 that MissOlive is a God Send! Voted Up.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      Thanks for your thoughts Kristine, she along with the other two ladies who head up the Elite Writers' Network, do so much for everyone in the group unselfishly. God Bless

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Aaw this is too sweet! Almost as sweet as our MissOlive :) Excellent and wonderful poem Stuart. You are always amazing with your poetry.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a wonderful tribute poem to Miss Olive. Loved it.

      Up +++

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      Thanks Ardie and Susan for stopping by. Your comments and support are greatly appreciated

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Wow I'm still amazed at how loving and kind most people are here on Hubpages. It's nice to be a part of this great community. Voted beautiful.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      Yes Kelly, hubpage’s is a great place to be and there are wonderful people on here. May you prosper and succeed as you interact with people here on HP. Thanks for reading and commenting, God Bless

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      must65gt - Stuart, I read this last night and was in awe, humbled and in tears. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing this. Your words are absolutely beautiful. I'm deeply touched. I've read it over and over again and it warms me to no end.

      Thank you to your followers and to our mutual friends. All of you are so sweet. I value each of you and I have a sincere respect for each of you. I am thoroughly enjoying HubPages. It is people like all of you that make my joy of reading, writing, sharing and learning easy!

      Feeling very blessed

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      My dear Marisa, it was my honor and privilege to offer this for you. Without Juliana, Cindy and yourself, there would be no Writers Network and no place for us to interact so easily. I am so glad you found it special and I am touched by your response to it. Hubpages and the Elite Writers Network are what they are because of the efforts you three ladies do for us all.

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      This is a fabulous tribute to a wonderful hubber and beautifully written. No wonder MissOlive is in tears. I would be too. I am sharing this in several places.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      A wonderful tribute to a beautiful lady in every way. I am so happy to have met Marisa here on hubs. She emulates grace and talent.

      Sunnie

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I have a file filled with Miss Olive's wisdom (bookmarked). Now I'll have to move those into a protected file onto my computer, because they are invaluable! She's a great lady.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      @florabreenrobison thank you for your comment and for sharing this. she is indeed a gem.

      @sunnieday I cant agree with you more. I started writng this for her and it took its own direction. I am humbled by everyone's response. Thank you and God Bless

      @mary615 education is a wonderful thing and the knowledge shared must continue for others to benefit from or ignorance and stagnation will ensue. She shares for others and wants it to continue so more people will progress. to honor her, open it to others. Thanks for sharing and blessings on you.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Flora, Sunnie and Mary - thank you so much for your beautiful compliments and for supporting Stuart. He is wonderful.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      lol now I'm getting embarrassed (Smiles warmly)

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This is truly a wonderful tribute to a lady who is beautiful inside and out. She is indeed a blessing to us all, and does indeed give unselfishly. I am indeed blessed to call her friend and fellow Texan! It's such a big state, I only wish she were closer. A good 8-10 hours separates us.

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      must65gt 5 years ago

      Thanks for reading Cindy, thees no limit to what might be accomplished if the three of you were closer. The work and dedication of Marisa, Julianna and yourself, have done unselfishly for Hubpages, and Elite Writers' Network is awe-inspiring and appreciated more than you may ever know. Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts of Marisa. Now how do we get the three of you to Florida? then we could call it "The Three Star State"

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      homesteadbound - Cindy, thank you so much. YOU have been a blessing to me and have been a wonderful example of a friend, supporter and writer. I have been very lucky to meet you and I look forward to a very long relationship on HubPages and beyond. Even the big state of Texas can't keep us apart. :)

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