A Fond Fairwell

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 13 years ago

    Dear All,

    I have just sent the message to the hub people asking for my site to be closed.

    I would like to take this chance to say thank you all for your advice, and in some cases friendship, over the past nine months.

    Love and peace to all.

    Luke Andrew Marr.

    1. ASHWINSPGA profile image57
      ASHWINSPGAposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Why Andrew Marr? why do you want to close your account and leave?

    2. Susana S profile image94
      Susana Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sheesh, never got to know you! sad

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i hope you reconsider. your hubs are really good! i had never read you before until i saw you were leaving.

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    poetlorraineposted 13 years ago

    goodbye, or have you already gone, you will be missed for sure

  3. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    andrew took a short break while he waited for some days to pass.

    Anyways, I hope you have places picked out to republish your work offline or on. I know I was impressed with your Villains hub, its a shame to just take such work out of the mix.

    best of luck..I never understand the "unpublish" mentality though...walking away is one thing...

    1. Faybe Bay profile image66
      Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I e-mailed him and went to his hubs. They are still up at the moment so I hope he gets the e-mail. Maybe he'll decide to stay. I told him your questions in the body of the e-mail as well as mine.

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    Why would he leave?  I dont understand it!

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are a few reasons why I am leaving:

      Firstly, I need time away for personal development. I am/was one of the youngest people on the site and need to do a lot of thinking about my life. I need to figure a few things out like what/who I want to be.

      Secondly, I found people just stopped reading my work. I had a few loyal fans but even they gave up on me after a while. I didn't see the point in staying if people were fanning me just because they wanted fans in return. The poetry market is tiny and getting smaller by the second.

      Thirdly, all the forums seem to be about religion now. I remember the days when hubbers had something to say rather than just shove their religion in the faces of others: either to show off about how 'pious' they were or to try and disprove God.
      Fourthly, I need to grow up. I needed to realise no one really wanted to read my work.

      Fifthly, I needed to become more modest. I have chosen a life style I want and 'Hubpages' takes no place in that.

      In the words of J.K. Huysmans - "As his contempt for mankind grew fiercer he realised the world was made up mostly of idiots and fools." Take that how you want really. A lot of people on the hub know what they're on about and are intelligent: however, all you need is for someone to misinterpret what you say or think they know about something they don't and the experience is wrecked for everyone.

      Thanks for the support; but for me, the game is up.


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        shazwellynposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You know you dont have to delete your account - just dont use it.  You dont have to enter the forums... why dont you psychologically delete in your head but just dont come back.  Its about keeping your options open.

        I guess if closing your account is a ritual you feel  you need to move on, then so be it - I wish you joy, love and happiness x

        Take care and live life with good intentions. x

        1. Faybe Bay profile image66
          Faybe Bayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I sent him an e-mail to that effect, leave hubs up, just stay away awhile. If his page is still there, or if you have his e-mail I am sure he'd like to hear from you.

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        WildIrisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Best of luck on your future endeavors. Know that you're not  the only one who has the above sentiments and it has nothing to do with age. Many people go through a life time without having anyone read their work, see their sculpture, watch their play,or hear their music. Keep writing and get yourself a thick skin because someone will always misinterpret your work and see what you write through their experience.  What can you do? Nothing but move on.

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 13 years ago

    Oh yeah, I forgot this happens -

    The Hubpages staff take so long to delete your page.
    Ah well, it's like the lethal injection. You know you're going to go. The only question is when...

    1. Susana S profile image94
      Susana Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you've saved your work Luke - 50 hubs = 50,000 words. Don't just chuck them - you may regret that later on....

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      seasoningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      you are only young, i am so envious, wish i was...... I remember you coming on here and having to leave because you were too young.  Maybe hub pages are not for you just at the moment, but please think about coming back from time to time, you do not even need to let us know it is you.  New identities are great.  I disagree about poetry, i believe people will start writing more.  I aploogise, i have not read many of your hubs......  oops can you forgive me

  6. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    It was nice knowing you Luke. Hope you change your mind, and either way - I wish you all the luck on your jorney. smile

  7. manlypoetryman profile image79
    manlypoetrymanposted 13 years ago

    Good fortune in whatever lies ahead...and with your writings...

  8. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    I'm sorry you're leaving !Anyway we'll keep in touch in FB.
    Good luck !!!!
    I'll send you a message later ! smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    Luke, I just placed you in the mens feature hub coming out tomorrow very early.  You too are to be celebrated more than many and I hope you'll take a peak so you can see the group of people you deservingly are honored with.

    Rats.  I had the biggest crush on you too.  Even if I could be your mother. rats.

    Just be happy whatever that means.  Nothing else matters.  Just be happy my friend.  Fly.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      Oh yeah, I'm still here...

      Typical hubpages efficiency...

      Anyway, I'm off to bed now. Lyrics, if you feel like sending me a link to your hub then you can still contact me via my email.

      Infact, if anyone wants to stay in touch then drop me a line.

      I expect I'll be deleted in the morning.

      Night all,

      Thanks again.

      Love and peace,


  10. Cagsil profile image76
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Good Luck moving forward. smile

  11. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Y'all come back now, ya heah!  Good luck with future endeavors!

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    yoshi97posted 13 years ago

    Good luck in your ventures, Luke. Should you decide to return when things are better, we'll still be here. smile

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    emievilposted 13 years ago

    So sorry to read your farewell Luke. Glad I got to read your writing and became your follower. Just want to wish you good luck - in everything smile.

  14. blondepoet profile image63
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Andrew this now makes twice saying good-bye. Why did you decide to go?

  15. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Sorry to hear that man, wish you the best of luck with your future ventures. smile

  16. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    That was a pretty well written farewell speech for someone young tongue

    (although I am probably not much older!)

  17. skyfire profile image82
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    L, sad to see you go sad


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