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Tribute to HubPages

Updated on October 30, 2017

The impetus . . .


HubPages has provided me a stage to express myself - confidently and without inhibitions. I am sure this feeling is shared by most, if not all, Hubbers. What follows is a tribute to the conceivers, designers, and administrators of this remarkable virtual arena, which just welled up from the depths.

Thank you HubPages!

(This tribute was first written for the web platform Squidoo and published there. Now that it has been merged with HubPages and the tribute is equally applicable to HubPages, the expressions in the tribute have been appropriately modified.)


Tribute to HubPages

To many, in a range of reasons, can a deep urge be an attribute;

I wondered which were the ones that made me write this tribute;

To the versatile, friendly, and exciting Web platform - Hubpages;

Sans second thoughts, procrastination, and without lexical chaperonages.


Deciding to begin my ardent search from the lowest possible rung;

An exercise that might tell me, where-from the desire had sprung;

I listed all situations that demand, extract, or attract such esteem;

To identify among them the ones that matched the focused theme.


That it was an affirmation of submission or a price of protection,

Was one of the rather strident definition for this sincere affection.

An attestation of worth and virtue, or a show of respect and gratitude,

Were the more pleasing descriptions, which provided better latitude.


It has always been the preferred human tendency to look for comfort,

And I wasn’t going to be an exception and risk being called a pervert.

The agreeable implications were the ones that I safely chose to pursue;

To see how we gel with the tribute scheme – me and the appreciation due.

Without a hesitation or reservations, I will emphatically proclaim,

That HubPages has provided me the means to realize my primary aim;

Of presenting my perceptions, thoughts, and writings to the world.

It feels like having established a little niche; and on it, a flag unfurled.


And find thousands of other niches and flags similar to your own;

Each to their distinctive and distinguishing passions, that are prone.

Theirs owners, friendly and supportive, and individuals of all ages;

Humans and angels, entrepreneurs of all hues, hermits and sages.


Almost like a virtual family, keeping with the clime of the times;

An ethereal society in cyberspace; Nice, but also scary sometimes.

Having lived a life thus far knowing friends in soul, blood, and flesh,

You experience another, where all is notional, and begin living afresh!


Marvel, I do, at those who conceived and nurtured this enterprise.

Every element in the array of human sensitivities, it does comprise.

Freedom to be individualistic; togetherness for a noble cause;

A market place, yet sufficient private space for those weary, to pause.


Before I conclude, let me get this off my chest and make a confession;

To a little extent, perhaps, this tribute is also an avowal of submission.

Like any organization, there is a hierarchy here too; and there is a supreme king;

Flout rules or display insolence - your virtuality is sure to get the "ding".


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      Nikki Khan 3 weeks ago from London

      A unique and awesome tribute..:)

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Certainly yes. It is a great tribute to Squidoo.

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Uniquely said :)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Well said...and being slightly less poetic than you, I'll agree with a firm "Ditto!" :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Positively wonderful! Thanks for sharing this tribute to one of my favorite platforms of expression on the internet. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Looks like you are having fun on Squidoo. I do like the opportunity for creative expression that it gives us.

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      bluefire1020 5 years ago

      Beautiful! =) Thank you

    • bluefire1020 profile image

      bluefire1020 5 years ago

      Beautiful! =) Thank you

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      You have a very special gift

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      djroll 5 years ago

      A wonderful tribute and very creative I must say. Squidoo is a fabulous place to be.

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I'm so happy I started to put effort and time into my squidoo pages!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

      I've been on Squidoo for 4 years. I love it, but I haven't had as much time to write or build lenses as I used to. Maybe this summer.

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      Funny_Beekeeper 5 years ago

      Very nice lens indeed - inspiring and honest! Thank you for this one, you deserve one giant Squidlike from me ;)

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      yayas 5 years ago

      What a virtually inspiring tribute to those who made it possible for us to impart our feelings an' share our hearts. Thank you.

      I also appreciate it that you visited my Real Ghost Stories page an' commented, as well as Squid Liking it. I am grateful for your support.

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      NYtoSCimjustme 6 years ago

      Awesome Tribute - what a nice thing to do - and looks great - GreekGeeks art is fabulous!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      great tribute - It's so nice to see someone appreciating our community when there is so much gripeing going on.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love Squidoo too, and this is a fitting tribute to our community. Love the words, love the artwork, love the lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      If I were a SquidAngel, I sure would bless this lens but since I am not, I will just say Bless Your Heart! I do love Squidoo!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Such a unique lens!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Indeed! well said!

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      CCGAL 6 years ago

      Beautiful - and the part about the "ding" made me laugh. (Really!) I can't imagine any squid angel dinging this. In fact, I think the opposite may occur.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Yes, I absolutely do agree. Another wonderful poem too!

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      Tonie Cook 6 years ago from USA

      This is a wonderful tribute.

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I don't know why I missed this. You express my sentiments so beautifully (as always). We tend to gripe about the things we don't like but forget to thank them for the opportunities we are given to express ourselves. Very nice tribute.

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      The most unique tribute to Squidoo I have ever read. I especially liked your perceptions of the Squidoo family - "an ethereal society in cyberspace" with a hierarchy no less. I am glad that you have chosen Squidoo to share your voice.

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      Kathy McGraw 7 years ago from California

      Your tribute is one of a kind....and I love how you incorporated Greekgeeks's images here. Blessed by an Angel :)

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      KNicholls 7 years ago

      This is awesome. I love how you did this lens and all of the images! I have sprinkled angel dust on it and will put it on my angel lens.

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      poutine 7 years ago

      I like the way you presented your tribute to Squidoo.

      Very original.

      Poutine

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      I think this is truly amazing! I love the poem and the lens is quite beautiful and pleasing to the eye! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Amazing lens! Your poetry is beautiful and I think powers-that-be here on Squidoo -- and everyone who visits this lens for that matter -- will be absolutely delighted by your very lovely and heartfelt tribute. (: *blessed by an angel*

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Lovely!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      Beautifully crafted lens, once again :)