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The HubPages Bug - Poetry

Updated on June 19, 2013
A surprisingly scary picture of a ladybird, a friendly bug!
A surprisingly scary picture of a ladybird, a friendly bug! | Source

This poem is inspired by my experience here on HubPages, and all the wonderful people I've met and am still meeting here...




I came here to HubPages

Just four months ago,

Thinking of money

Not that I could show

The world I could write.


Hub number one

I wrote what I felt,

Of sunrise and beauty,

Then I discovered SEO


So what do I know?

Birds, herbs and flowers

I struggled to write

Wording it right,

Pictures uploaded

Each hub taking hours....


All the while a bug infests

Unknown but growing

In my chest

Somewhere near my heart I think!


And I read...

And read some more,

The people I meet

Opening a door

To another world

Where the bug grows strong

In my heart I think!


And then I remembered

The elderly I know,

How to care and be strong

And that I can show

Others what to do!

At last...

Views from Google too!


But the bug still grows...


And then I realise

It's not me that's strong

It's the people I've met

That make me belong

Here on HubPages

Bearing my soul

To strangers from lands

Distant shores

(And England as well!)


I don't do this on Facebook you know!


So I welcome the bug

And ask it to grow,

Inspiration comes

From the people I know,

The writers

Poets

Experts

And friends

I'm so glad I met you

I hope it never ends!


One day,

You never know,

I'll make money here,

Become good at SEO!

Not with this poem though!


Lol


But I'd rather make friends

From lands far and wide,

So while the sun shines

Outside

I sit here and write

A poem

For you,

Who I've come to adore,

For writers block I've had

Which is hard to ignore

Here on HubPages

With a bug

Infesting my heart

And my mind while I work

At my job through the day,

Thinking "I could write a hub about that!"




Once you've left your comment below

(sorry, that's a cheap trick, I know!)

Come back and click this link to show

I'm not the only one!


If you want to become infected with a friendly bug, click here to join HubPages!

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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Maria, I never want to find a cure either! Thanks for reading and commenting, all the best from the river bank, Jen :-)

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Jen,

      This is one bug I hope they never find a vaccination for!

      Clever and fun read...Voted UP and FAB. Hugs, Maria

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you rahul0324, for the comment and share... and for being my 100th follower! Yay! Good to meet you, Jen

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      You are definitely not the only one ....

      Similar stories and feelings are there with most of the hubbers around... The community is so warm here...

      The more you interact... the more you love it...

      Nice hub,.. shared :)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      @ CriticalMessage *SMILING BACK* :-)

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      Murphy 

      6 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      *SMILES*

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Great isn't it bravewarrior! Thank you.. :-D

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Yep, you nailed it! HubPages is a bug I hope never to shake. What a great bunch of people. Friends from all over the world! Welcome!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Haha, and you deserved it! LOL

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Josh, must admit I was patting myself on the back for that one! lol :-D

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great way to add the link Jen, I love it! LOL

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are welcome Jen! Anytime! :)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      DanaTeresa, I agree, I have have much more fun here than on any social networking site! Thanks for stopping by! Jen

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Janine, thank you for your lovely comments and for the vote and share! Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Josh, that's a really good idea! :-) Thanks for the vote, I'll put a link in to your hub too! Best wishes, Jen

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Boy did you get it right. The community aspect of hubpages has got to be one of the best experiences ever! It's always great to see hubbers enjoying it. :)

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Wow, this is really an awesome poem and describes the Hubpage experience perfectly. Absolutely sharing and voting this one up. Thanks!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jennifer, this is awesome! We should totally link our two hubs together! LOL. Well, you don't have to, but I will be linking yours to my "Hubpages Obsession" Have a great day, and of course voted up, and all that jazz!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Nila says, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      Nila D 

      6 years ago from USA

      Niceeeeeeeee! Liked it. Nothing more to tell you. People have flooded with perfect comments. Good Job :-)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Lesley! :-)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is absolutely delightful - loved it and voted up!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks unknown spy, always good to make people smile! :-D

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hehehe ^;^ Jen, this is really cute. cant help smiling while reading.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks CJ Sledgehammer! I've never received so many comments so quickly, I may have found a new niche! :-)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Maddie Raud, I had fun writing it!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you christin, I'm loving all my friends here on hp, everyone has so much more to say than on Facebook don't you think? :-D

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Phillydreamer, I do find the people I meet here on hp an inspiration!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      MizBejabbers, thank you! Yes, more time to write would be great, but for now, back to the day job! :-)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks billybuc, glad it's not just me! :-D

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you coolenconnections, I enjoyed writing it!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 

      6 years ago

      Light-hearted and enjoyable to the core. Thank you, Jennifer, a job well done.

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      Maddie Ruud 

      6 years ago from Oakland, CA

      What a fun poem! Thanks for writing it, and sharing it with all of us!

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      Ann-Christin 

      6 years ago from UK

      I really like this poem :) I wish I had discovered Hubpages years ago it feels good to discover creativity and as an added bonus make new friends too :)

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      A good writing community will always inspire your creativity.

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      6 years ago

      Yes, the bug bites you here, doesn't it. Just wish I had more time to write what I like, not my day job where I correct others' work. I like you attitude! Up +

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great job! You described the experience for all of us.

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      Suzanne Sankey 

      6 years ago from Toronto

      Cute poem! I enjoyed reading it :)

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      rjsadowski 

      6 years ago

      You say a lot about yourself in that poem. Keep writing with your heart and the money will eventually come. Quality is far better than quantity and patience is a virtue,

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      And big hugs coming right back at ya from the land of old Blighty! Good to meet you here Annie, thanks again for the share!

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Oh, yes, love this and relate to every word!!! So well written and from one so young to HP, that bug's been busy, so glad he found you too, Jennifer.

      All my votes for this lovely hub and sharing.

      Sending Bug Hugs to you from down under!!

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      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Awww, that is so sweet! We all love you too! :)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you LaThing, I thought it was about time I told you all how much I love you... This bug has made me all soppy! lol

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      LaThing 

      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, you described it so well!! My sentiment, exactly! Lovely poem, enjoyed reading it :)

      Voting up and awesome!

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