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I Love HubPages - A Poem I Wrote During Site Maintenance

Updated on May 29, 2012
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A tribute to the team that makes HubPages possible for us to use each and every day.

I Love HubPages

HubPages went down, for a short time today

It was a trying time, if I must say

At first I thought, it was only me

My computer, my wires, my ISP

And then I learned, after many a test

It wasn’t on my end, still I was depressed

I wanted to write, I wanted to read

I’ve never been filled, with so much greed

I needed my chance, to leave a comment

Answer a question, and then circumvent

Without HubPages, I felt so lost

How can I help, how much would it cost

I know it happens, to every great site

But why to HubPages, they do everything right

I guess this is something, I must put to rest

No site is perfect, though we have the best

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Down for Maintenance

After attempting to log-in to HubPages this morning, I got an error message stating that the site was down for maintenance. I immediately got a bit nervous thinking what am I going to do if it takes some time for the site to come back up. What will I do with my day that makes me feel as if I have accomplished something? I know as a computer specialist that web servers sometimes go down. Often it is only for a few moments, other times it can take some time to get things running again. It all depends on the preparation for potential problems, and the extent of the problem. As I sat there thinking about what to do, I realized I don’t need HubPages to write, I just need it to publish my writing and for interaction with other great writers, of course. I can still write using a word processor or a pen and paper. So, I grabbed a pen and paper (heaven forbid) and began writing. The preceding poem is actually the second of two poems I wrote. The first was based on the feeling a soldier might have during battle, I may publish it at some point as well, but I really liked this one so here it is. I hope you (the reader) enjoy it, and find some sense of common ground with me the writer. If you do, I truly understand, and if you do not; well I guess you have other outlets for your creative energy. Until next time, have fun my friends; and never stop writing no matter what stands in your way.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      fjohn, Thank you for taking a moment to read my Hub and leave a comment, I appreciate it. I hope you have an awesome day.

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      fjohn 5 years ago from india

      hello creative writer ... great.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      rebeccamealey, Thank you for taking the time to check out my writing, I appreciate it. I haven't had much time to publish anything new in a few weeks, but I will be back at it once I make some time. I hope you have an awesome day.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a cute little poem, and thanks for sharing your little corner of the world. Keep on Hubbin'!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Kathleen, thanks so much for your generous comment and for taking your time to stop by, it is greatly appreciated. Have an awesome day.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      rahul0324, Thanks for reading my poem, I appreciate it. The thing I like the most about HubPages is all the supportive and intelligent people we find here. I could write anywhere, but it just wouldn't be the same without all the great people. Thanks again and have a great day.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      phdast7, thank you for taking a moment to read my poem and for your wonderful comment. I agree if I had to be addicted to something this is better than anything else I can think of. It helps us learn and grow and find inner peace. Thanks again, and have a fantastic day.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Since way back when I first started writing (yes, we had electricity but we didn't use it as much as we do today) I was advised by other writers to keep a daily journal. I thought having my teeth cleaned was more fun.

      So all these years later I found HubPages. It's not keeping a daily journal, but it sure is motivation to write every day, which was and is the point. Most of us feel the way you do. Just wish I could express it as well!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Nice poem mate! Yea I do get nervous! HP has become a basic amenity for me... as one you have beautifully outlined in verse!

      Nice poem!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      What a fun poem, my mother would have called it an enjoyable romp. :) She had good taste and knew her literature. Very clever to make something out of - to write - about being momentarily stymied in your efforts to write. :) Clearly for some of us HP does have addictive qualities...but, as addictions go, I believe it is the safest, most beneficial, and most appealing addiction to ever pull me in. :) SHARING

      P.S. As a woman in love with her lexicon, or as my family would say, a word-freak, I loved your use of the word circumvent in the poem. :)

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      precy anza, Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. It was just one of those moments where I was thrown off track, but perhaps for a purpose. Thanks again and have an awesome day.

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      precy anza 6 years ago from USA

      Wow! Enjoyed your poem Dmop! ^-^' Reminds me the first time there was a site maintenance that I tried to log in. I thought something was wrong in my part, lol. :)

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      dmop 6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Irob, yes I think it turned out OK. Thanks for taking a moment to read it and comment. Have a great day!

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      Irob 6 years ago from St. Charles

      At least you made a positive experience out of it

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      dmop 6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Barnsey, yes it was a sad moment for me, I got through it though. I guess it did help me to get something done, maybe it was meant to be. Thanks for reading and for commenting and have an awesome day.

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      dmop 6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Shawn May Scott, I can't take credit for the logo it was from a talented artist on, I do think it is pretty cool though. Thanks for reading and commenting, have an awesome day.

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      Barnsey 6 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      Hate when that sort of thing happens. I tend to get obsessed and i sit there trying over and aover again until something else draws me away. The moment that other thing is done I am back, obsessively clicking over and over. Funny hub! I'll be following you from now on, long haired freaks should stick together.

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      Shawn May Scott 6 years ago

      New logo for Hubpages rocks!!! The poem is pretty good too!!!