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Midnight Blues

~~~Midnight Blues~~~ It's the blackest of nights for me. When all six hundred poems of mine drowned in a stormy, technological sea! There are no searchlights to find them. Gone are six months of precious poetic treasure! No first responders at the crest. To help me rediscover my lost children. This is such a heart rendering test! To top it off, old friend commentors, suddenly, swept away! To go on, is such a question. Sans poems, sans poet friends. The winds of change Blow fiercelly, in my lone direction! * Update...3:30am. Found poems hiding in another folder, But if you touch one, the Folder it is in disappears. It's looney! Panagiota August 27, 2017 1:41am PST?.original post time

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Date: 8/27/2019 6:19:00 PM
reminds me of Mandela Effects or something. This same thing happened to me the other day in LIbre Office. I could not retrieve a whole year's poetry and it freaked me out and somehow i magically got it to come back. It's good thing I have Soup for backup and also I print out my poems, but have not done that for a long time. I need to buy a lot of printer ink, I think!! This was a cool poem. I enjoyed your use of metaphor.
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Date: 8/27/2019 7:50:00 PM
This happens on iPads, I don't know why. Hopefully can retrieve them This weekend but don't know for sure. Read Toms notes below. What a great idea.. New printers are small and cool. Last thing I need, more paper..)) Panagiota thanks you much!
Date: 8/27/2019 3:43:00 PM
Oh gosh! What a nightmare; they are too precious to lose! Back them up, separate from the computer's drive.
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Date: 8/27/2019 4:26:00 PM
ML....I am not on a PC. Hence,no hard drive. See all of Tom.C.s comments, please. I am on an iPad Life will not end! I promise. I had them all on the Notebook Ap which is not functiong. Weird? Thanks ML
Date: 8/27/2019 10:38:00 AM
Panagiotis, see the attached that I put on a blog a while back. Worth doing every few days, saves every poem you have put on here. Tom.
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Date: 8/27/2019 10:55:00 AM
See my other replyto you.....Below Gratefully, Panagiota
Date: 8/27/2019 10:36:00 AM
I hope soupers did not lose poems in the recent problems that soup encountered. A few weeks ago I picked up on a comment someone had made about saving your work. It's not well known after speaking to some fellow poets on here. In your manage poems section there is a line that says EXPORT POEMS written in blue. If you click that you have four options, pdf, word, Excel or HTML. I use word and it saves a word file to your computer with every poem you've ever written, it doesn't overwrite so I delete the old file and just keep the most up to date one. The file is only kilobyte's in size and It only saves poems, not pics or comments. It's a great feature and saves a lot of frustration and heartache.
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Date: 8/27/2019 10:52:00 AM
Tom. As you know I am on the stagecoach version of the iPad. But your ideas may work for those on PCs. My daughter and I will study your suggestions Satuday. I have seen that export poems button. You are a fantastic gentleman, Tom! I hope people learn from you. Your consideration for others and total lack of selfishness is a credit to you. You are a shining star here! No doubt. With appreciation and love, Panagiota
Date: 8/27/2019 6:33:00 AM
Oh my, what a tragedy to lose six months worth of your work. I have mine backed up in two places plus I keep a hard copy of most of my poems. I hope you can find a way to get to them. Hugs, John
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Date: 8/27/2019 10:29:00 AM
John, my dear friend.I thought mine were backed up. I found them hiding in another folder but cannot open them GRR! I am not on a PC. Will try word Hobo's process this weekend when my daughter has time.I am impressed with your understanding and care. Word Hobo wrote me some ideas, which may work this weekend. Meanwhile must move forward. Love, Panagiota xx
Date: 8/27/2019 3:56:00 AM
- Protect your poems ... as a mother does with her children - A lovely and sensitive poem, Panagiota - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/27/2019 4:07:00 AM
I did! Anne Lise. The App holding them is not working. Thank you. I cannot tell you what a horrid feeling this is. We cannot keep those who posed as friends either. That is equally hard to take. One friendly Poet, who is a real player here, said, if they keep not responding. He drops them. I call that sanity)) what say you.i find it painful. And being a Pisces worsen it all. Thank you. Panagiotaxx