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A lost family of Facebook friends

Updated on December 30, 2012
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We truly are lost today

Lost but not found yet

they still search and have searched

looking aimlessly for one another

the doorway to never never land it seems

has been opened

its no wonder

why?

They've been forever lost

and then

a place known as the book of many faces appears

from out of thin air it appeared somehow

Facebook they called it!

filled with Billions of faces

families from all parts and once in tears

all creeds and classes

national origins

one family

looking still, helplessly to be found


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Just one Family

the human family of lost souls trapped it seemed

until they began to make

the real world connections

One by one they chose to migrate

Border lines once drawn before

has long been removed, still a lost family

Thinking of each other as mere FB friends

no different from followers of some virtual school of fish

maybe a flock of birds

Tweety birds they call Twitters, tweaters or twitter followers

This was a problem for this huge cluster of a family

they've been separated for all of eternity since Adam and Eve got divorced

They all appeared different from each other

We all seemed so strange looking at first

Digital imagery made it happen


Networking with friends and family to much has pushed one another away for sure, there must be an answer to this problem.
Networking with friends and family to much has pushed one another away for sure, there must be an answer to this problem. | Source

Branches & Roots

this family began branching out

finding one member of the misplaced genealogy after another

bloodlines were no match for the fact of being pure human

This under the eyes of the creator of such the universal network

within a network of networks

Family ties

Family feuds

Family Love as a whole all became one

on Facebook

as they shared more stuff with one another

each new found family member who got located

Soon disappeared

Still lost



There's some huge roots beneath the surface of this Family Tree

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Facebook's Family Search - link provided below

This link will help you locate any of the families that have been tied into Facebook world wide, and by a search option on it, enjoy!
This link will help you locate any of the families that have been tied into Facebook world wide, and by a search option on it, enjoy! | Source

There's nothing like Family, Lets hope facebook pulls us all together more, rather then separating us further and further apart

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yay! cclitgirl made it to the FB family poem and love hub, its so nice to have you stop by CC, and I'm glad you enjoyed this hub, chat with you soon oh and thanks for pimping it up on Facebook for me.

      You're my hero too, but don't tell nobody.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Cool poem. In Julie's words: I use FB ALL the time. LOL.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Gypsy Rose Lee, Oh yes it does pull us all together, but there are times where it can feel unbearable, and that's when folks tend to wanna push away from it all, I prefer to call it taking FB vacations Hehe!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @shiningirisheyes, thanks again for checking out another hub of mine, yeah networking is tough on the social levels for sure, but balance is the key to it all it seems.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Actually I think FB does pull us together more because otherwise I wouldn't be in constant touch with all my FB and HP friends as much as I am. Passing this on to my hubbers.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Another reason why I shy away from social networking including Facebook. I know I am out of the norm but I have seen the harmful effects social networking can have when in the wrong hands.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @ImKarn23, Yeah the facebook reality of family is a serious issue, when you post something everyone see's it, some family members will judge it all as is, and others may take things way to far, which has crippling potential, but on the other side of the coin it can bring us all much closer together, and so I guess its all in how we balance the equation out there.

      Thank you for sharing with me here on my hub, and for your kind words.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Facebook has certain redefined words like 'family' and 'friend' in the internet era...

      i was never on fb until i started writing about a year ago, and it's been an eye opening experience!

      This is a great tribute to one of it's positive aspects..

      Unfortunately - there are probably some pretty big negatives - like spouses leaving each other for ex's from lifetimes ago..

      sharing on..

      and such..lol

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Julie DeNeen, Facebook is fun when we learn to make fun for sure, for others though it can become a nightmare for sure, if they over do things with it.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yeah RC I been on Facebook for a little over 2 years or so, and still I feel like I haven't yet got a full grasp of it all, one thing I learned is not to over do it all, and so I only over do it a little there LOL.

      I also separate my business communications on Facebook from my family connections which helps me a great deal at managing it all, and so I only communicate to family like twice a month or so on Facebook.

      In terms of business though its like 3 times a week I log into Facebook to network professionally, and for all sharing purposes as well in terms of hubbing and all.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Facebook. I love it. I cannot lie. :)

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      Rich 

      6 years ago from Kentucky

      Mike - Prior to two months ago, I had virtually no FB experience. My previous position had requested the DM's all set up pages, so I complied, and never visited it after. Only upon coming to HP have I gotten somewhat familiar, but still very weak in it's ways, offerings, or operations. I will admit to having been found by family members I had long neglected contact. Great Hub!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @healthwealthmusic, Thanks for the cool comment.

      I enjoy using Facebook as well, but family are very tough to communicate with using it today, and mostly because they are in their own world and all it seems, but I hope in the future we can all manage to grow closer using it, because its a powerful communications tool for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yes I must agree with you @Sueswan, hubpages is definitely rewarding, but I look at it as more of a job here then networking mostly, and all my activities in regards to Hubpages as a professional duty somewhat.

      Thanks for the vote and for sharing.

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      Ruth R. Martin 

      6 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      I like Facebook because it connects me with people that I would hardly ever see or hear from otherwise.

      There is one thing I wish, though, I wish that Facebook's search would work better. I have several friends who I've been trying to find on FB, at they just don't show up in search...

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Facebook can certainly be addictive but so can hubpages.

      Never mind people not calling each other on the phone. What about people who are in the same room who text each other rather than talk.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Have a good day. :)

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Bill, I feel like its definitely replaced our normal lively way of communicating with family, people hardly call one another on the phone anymore to say hi, and that's just sad bro.

      Oh well this is why I'm here on hubpages to try and help wake folks up a bit about the whole Facebooking craze, its just senseless to network there all day and night long, you know!

      Family is much more important, then trying to earn a fast digital buck, or for being a FB posting maniac. I only do in on maybe Wednesdays & ummm.... maybe Monday's LOL.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That is the hope, is it not? I look at Facebook as an extended version of reality television, another chance for people to live vicariously through the actions of others. There is no doubt that it is a wonder regarding giving us an opportunity to reach out and come together, but more often than not I wonder if it is nothing more than a substitute for the great boob tube, tv?

      Great reflective poem buddy! Have a great Sunday and say hello to your wife for me.

      bill

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