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Can't Keep a BAD Girl Down

Updated on April 24, 2013
Can't Keep a Bad Girl Down...
Can't Keep a Bad Girl Down...

Can't Keep a Bad Girl Down


From poetry to politics to psychology in rhyme,

I'll dip my wick most anywhere - so nosy it's a crime!

Insulting proper grammar - verbs often wrongly tensed,

Nary a deterrent - from adding my two cents!


With a dash of shock and awe, and a twisted bit of humor,

If I left it locked inside - I'd wind up with a tumor!

Sarcasm protects me, while humor acts the sword,

Meld the two together - mayhaps they'll strike a chord!


Wishing I could mind my own - and simply turn away,

I believe it's called a death wish - when one leaps into the fray?

Sex, and drugs, and rock and roll - and health care, don't forget,

Targeting those narrow minds - this planet's greatest threat!


Grading is for street work - thermometers gauge Degrees,

The poorest of the poor could offer wide-spread expertise!

If we could re-adjust our thinking - use all resources at hand,

We could turn this dry, cracked desert - into The Promised Land!


Injustice and the underdog - this Libra seeks proportion,

Gays and Blacks and Women - and yes - even abortion!

View life from someone else's shoes - afore you cast that stone,

Attempt to live in harmony - why choose a battle zone?


Uphill's the fight to open eyes - to modify perspective!

We're all going down together - if something doesn't quickly give!

The future's here and now - white world's turning brown,

Until they get the memo - Can't Keep This Bad Girl Down!


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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That's really something, Kar'n. You say so much and say it so well here, and there and everywhere, really. Thanks so much on behalf of the underdogs for speaking their truth to us all.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sueswan: Hello, dear - thanks for your support and encouragement!

      I keep trying - you know i do - but - the flat spot on my forehead seems to be getting flatter and flatter!

      lol

      love ya!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Leslie,

      "If we could re-adjust our thinking - use all resources at hand,

      We could turn this dry, cracked desert - into The Promised Land!"

      You tell them Girl! Voted up +++ and sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MissyP: Thanks my friend! Have a great weekend, Missy Prissy!

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      Priscill Anne Alvik 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

      You are a master of play with words and rhyme that give me the giggle all of the time! Luv you Missy L. xo

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Khmazz: And I - LOVE that you loved it!

      That means you might return one day to LOVE another..

      at least - that's the plan...(mmmwwwwaaaaahhhhh....bent over wringing hands...LOL)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Scanner: I'd LOVE to let you know when i write another sir - problem is - i have no idea who you are or where to find you..

      OOPS..

      lol

      but..thanks for dropping in - if never again...sigh...

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Awesome! I loved it!! :)

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      Scanner 4 years ago

      I love a person who has the guts

      to write what's on her mine

      so let me know when you write another

      an I will certainly be here on time

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Deb: So good to see YOU here, my friend!

      I'll be visiting your hub-corner tomorrow..

      HUBS and kissesxx

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie I always laugh so hard when I read this one.. so funny girlfriend..

      so good too see you

      many blessings my sweet friend

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @SheriFaye: LOL...Sheri - Please - call oprah and tell her you've found her replacement!

      You'll be my very first guest!

      LOL..

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      With that wit, humor, compassion...you should have your owntalk show..you could be the next Oprah!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @JayeWisdom,

      @NellRose,

      @Lovedoctor926: My friends - your kind and supportive words put a smile on my face!

      Thanks for taking the time to squeeze me into your busy lives - and i hope you ALL have the perfect valentines day for YOU!

      xx

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day from one Libra to another...

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      No you can't keep a bad girl down! whoo woo! lol! great poem, and voted up!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      You are SO talented! Never underestimate the power of sarcasm....Voted Up and across the board (5 stars with this one) and shared. Jayae

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rosemay50: Sorry it took soooo long to reply, Rosemay - a couple things occurred that were out of my control...

      i promise to be more attentive in the future..lol..

      Thanks for taking the time - it's very much appreciated!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Long form .....no way ! Are you ageless ! Like before typwriters ?......lol..Ed

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ahorseback: lol...are you KIDDING? Lol..Donald Trump would have a hay day with my long form birth certificate..

      haha...

      xx

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow why didn't I see this before. This is awesome YOU GO GIRL!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhownix: Lol..maybe - but, i'm thinking we may need a bigger boat..ya know?

      lol..

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Leslie ...I wish you'd stop foolin round and run for office , we may not agree always and yet I adore your spank ,.... ....er a spunk !, sweety ......Yer bestess buddy Ed!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @GoodLady: Lol...love your comment, dear!

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      Just enjoyed it again.... and you certainly are the right girl for the job! Sharing.

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      Penelope Hart 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      So great you took the lid off and let it rip!

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      LOL. I know ZACKLY what you mean....and mean to me!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: it's so nice to know my backside is covered...(LOL...)

      You know what i mean...haha...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rasta1: Welcome Rasta! LOL...i'd ask you what you meant - but - it's not the first time i've heard it..haha..

      Please - come again - i swear i don't bite! (hard..)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Laurinzo: Well, i for one hope noone minds you 'speaking' for them! lol..

      And Laurinzo - i know what kind of bad you're referring to - it's all phat with me! lol..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: LOLOL...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Teach me, my friend!

      Your compliment is taken to heart - i am honored - thank YOU!

      love yaxx

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      @MiKarn. You will always have my support, encouragement, and admiration. Thank you for allowing me to do so. It's the least I can do for someone who means so much to me. I adore you. XOX.

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Very witty and dangerous

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: mmmmmm...you DO have a way with words, sir - you should try your hand at a poem or 2...

      So love and appreciate your steadfast support and encouragement - i cannot tell you what it means to me - altho...i do try...xx

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      No one has this style or wit... you are our resident "bad girl", and I think I speak so much for everyone!!! (whether they want me to or not)

      And Leslie of course I mean bad... not meaning bad; but bad Meaning good... like no fat ; but Phat!!! anyway I love this and sharing

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      You're one of the best.. oops typo.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I'll dip my wick most anywhere so nosy it's a crime! Tu eres muy LOCA! LOL. Amazing work my friend. You're on of the best!

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      I can't decide what impresses me the most....your catchy titles, your poetic prose, your edgy pictures, or your caring, deep, and important messages. Oh wait....YOU impress me the most! So that means everything else falls right into place. You never cease to amaze me. I kinda like that about you. Lol. And I really like the new "sexy peach haze" title picture.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @SeanorJohn: Lol...i'm with you sean or john - i like to know what the hell i'm reading...i'm actually not much of a 'real' poet..i'm more of a...social commentator - in rhyme..

      Lol..i kinda like that..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @JThomp42: Hi, J! Sorry for the delay in responding - but hp is still giving me a hell of a time over this hub! I've taken any possible links out - and now the picture too...

      it's bare naked, denied advertising - and still doesn't have one single thing to do with sex...wow...

      Grrrrr...sorry...i was ranting and your comment got in the way...

      lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @VincentMoore: Oooooooo, mysterious scorpio - so dangerous for libras..lol..

      I don't understand how folks stay seated - as you so eloquently put it - it would give me ulcers and anxiety..(not that i don't have them anyways..lol..kidding...only anxiety...haha)..

      As far as the sexy sketch - it was not me - and now it's gone - hubpages hates me and my 'adult content'...sigh..

      after all - we're all kindergartner's round here, yes?

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      seanorjohn 4 years ago

      This is poetry I really get. Always in awe of poets that can tell it like it is. Voted up.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      Awesome poem Karn! It left me wanting more. :)

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      From a bad boy Scorpio to a bad girl Libra you nailed it here. I applaud your braveheart and no nonsense approach to shyt going down in our world. You stand up while many stay seated, you shout loud and clear and with your shield fend off arrows being flung at you. The Joan of Arc of the Hubs fighting for the underdog and standing up for what you beleive in. I love that sketch and that booty, is that you? lol and those perkish little devil wings and tail gotta love em.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HoneyBB: Did I? Am I? You're adorable! And yes - who knows who has the answers better than those who live in it - not in ivory towers looking down...

      ya know?

      xx

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      Another great and awesome poem. I love how you melded maybe and perhaps. Very clever. And so insightful to know that the poor may have the answers to reducing poverty. Voted +++

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LaurinzoScott: Lol..she's taken - hands off..she's MINE..

      lol..

      nice to see ya...again...i'll be dropping in for coffee very soon- i like my coffee with lots of sugar..lol

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Hey... another very great hub, but I must ask who is your friend... Va Va Voom!!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MartieCoetser: Lol...Well, i can attest to the fact that the powers-that-be at the Hub - have NO IDEA what my message is...omg...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sholland10: Do unto others? figured that was dead and gone - so glad you mentioned it, dear..

      lol..

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Well stressed! Using this poem to assess the ability of readers to understand the poet's message, would be so interesting!

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Love it! If we stop judging and use the Golden Rule, we would live in a much kinder world!

      Votes and Shares! :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You do crack me up!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AudreyHowitt: Short and sweet, Audrey - i love it!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ahorseback: Yeeehaw, cowboy! You know i'm one of your biggest fans, Ed, and it always makes me smile when you stop by!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You crack me up!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      IMKarn , You nailed it , ........er well its a hit ! I was thinking , I can see you in this dance number and yet .........Nope ,compared to the girls in the video ......I had to rethunk it ! NOOoooooo! I can see you choreographing them ! Yea....! You are one tuff girl and yet yes .........sometimes I wonder about that little girl in you, ! Either way ......You are the woman !............Ed Keep on keeepin on ! I luv ya !

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      really? hahhahaha. I can't wait to read it.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Lol...one's in drafts already...omg..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Epigramman: Either/or, E...either/or...haha

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....and yes my lovely Miss L .... you really do set these hubpages on fire!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      the 'pot' ..... or the 'coffee' ...... lol

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      you should write a dear santa letter.. lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Epigramman: It's good to be bad, Epi - and even better to be understood and appreciated!

      Thank you for making me feel as if my small contribution makes a small difference - that means more than anything to me!

      ps - 'high' on coffee??? Pass that pot, please...

      lolxx

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....actually you are a bad girl Leslie - lol - but that is what makes you so deliciously talented as a writer because when you are bad you are very very good - and there is only one of you - and that is what I look for in any other writer - that special mojo - something unique and different and the uncanny ability to speak his/her own voice and walk that walk and talk that talk - and you do this all of the time so effortlessly and with style and with aplomb. Sending you warm wishes from a mild day of rain where it could have been snow - at lake erie time 9:45am and high on a pot of coffee right now

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carol7777: Your comments are always so sweet and so positive, my friend! Yes - we are many miles apart in distance, but - we are much closer in how we think and feel...

      Lunch is on me!

      lol

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Just found this on facebook page. We libra people are special aren't we???? I always enjoy your amazing writing style and how you write from the heart and gut. You are amazing person...and I would drive many miles to have lunch with you ...Voting UP ++++

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lifeisbeautiful: Welcome, Beautiful! And thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words!

      Please - come again!

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      lol... it is such a powerful and awesome poem...:)

      I liked it a lot.

      Voted awesome.

      Have a great day ahead...:)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: 'Hot' is more mental than physical - we've all seen that in action..i couldn't agree more!

      As far as menopause goes - OY - can we talk? lol..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carolinemd21: Glad you enjoyed, dear - and grateful you took the time to stop in, vote, and comment!

      Please - come again!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Leslie, you have just validated older women. I'm older and no longer physically hot (at least not in my eyes) but we are still hot because we have the power to make the fire burn within! (Not talking menapause I'm talking still having the power to get the wangle to dance!)

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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

      LOL Love this Leslie! Your words just flow so easily! Awesome and voted up. :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Irc7815: Wow...You can be my speechwriter.. - well said!

      and thank YOU!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Awesome. If politicians spoke like you write, we'd all be better off.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      K, you canpoke me anytime or just call and I will gladly poke you ...

      Oh my did this turn sexual?? how did that happen??

      I agree we all need a little poke once in a while .!! LOL

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Cleaner3: Ah, Michael...so nice to see you and love that you understand that i am 'truthful'...

      that's all i can be - just call em as i see em..

      hopefully - you and i won't tangle until next election - but, here's the thing - i'm open minded enough to back the republican nominee if i believe he is better for the country..

      How bout YOU? You willing to switch sides - for the good of the country? Hmmmm...

      Sigh - did this turn political?? However did that happen..lol..Thanks for stopping by and letting me poke a little fun...i deserve at least that, i hope you would agree..

      HAHA..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Epigramman: Colin - you look sooo cozy in that VERY canadian sweater..lol..I've always loved with you stop by - it's like a special treat at christmas cause - i know you're a busy boy! Most appreciated and high five back atcha!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      when it comes to blending sarcasm and rhyming you are the best .. and you are a baddd woman.. ! Gret poetry ... my woman of truth extraordinaire.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well sometimes to be good you have to be bad - and you, my lovely Leslie, are truly one of a kind - always exciting and you always keep me on edge - and that makes you a creative anomaly here at the Hub because no one does it quite like you - sending you good thoughts and high fives from the lake of erie 1:59pm

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sgbrown: Loved the fan mail...lol..AND the comment! You make it soooo easy to like you..haha...I hope you feel welcome here...

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wow! What did I say in your fan mail, just a few minutes ago?! Out spoken and true! I swear, I had not read this yet! I hit the nail right on the head. I love a girl that will say it like it is and stand her ground! Again...you GO girl! Love the poem! Up and awesome!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @PoeticFool: Why thank you, you fool, you!

      I am most definitely BAD - but - I'm not THAT kinda girl...LOL..

      Thanks for the great comment, my friend!

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      This is an awesome and fun read that makes some really valid points. These lines especially resonated with me:

      "View life from someone else's shoes - afore you cast that stone,

      Attempt to live in harmony - why choose a battle zone?"

      You may be a bad girl but you've got some good ideas! Keep it up, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Eiddwen: Sigh...hub doesn't want to let me keep this one up, Eddy! They must think it's all about sex!! I wish they'd actually READ something i wrote instead of botting it!

      I sooo appreciate your on going support and hope you know i feel the same about you!

      I truly enjoy 'real' poetry...lol

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Once again your wit and great talent shine through my friend. You are unique and aren't scared to say your piece;great gifts!!!

      Here's to so many more to follow.

      Eddy.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @GypsyRoseLee: Heya, Rasma - sooo nice to see you! I'm such a 'good girl' - you'd be shocked...lol - i just play bad on TV..OMG..(and in writing..)

      Can't tell you how much i appreciate the 'pass' - AND the hug!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Alwaysexploring: I think we're golden now, Ruby...keeping my fingers crossed, tho..I think the powers that be think i'm all about s-e-x - maybe they should have a human read them instead of a 'bot'..

      Just sayin'...sigh...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @WrathWarbone: LOL...SUE Terry! I knew it musta been yours the second i heard it..lol - sounds exactly like you...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great pic, fantastic poem. They surely can't keep you down Leslie and I know there's a lot of good inside of you. Just keep on hubbin in your own great style. Passing this on. Hugs.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Vocalcoach: What a beautiful thing to say - Thank you for that - i am truly honored!

      I love folks who can 'share' and i SOOO appreciate the hug! lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: All things are possible - you know that...LOL

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tillsontitan: I LOVE it! I'll keep on meldin' it if you keep on lovin' it!

      do we have ourselves a deal, dear? lolxx

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I knew you would return, they will never keep a BAD girl down. I relinked this again. Lordy, i hope they don't pull it again, my linking finger ' done got a cramp. HEE. Actually i like this picture more than the first, like i say, " There are millions of us who want the truth and we have found it in this fun loving Gal from Canada..Who would have ' thunk it? Keep writing..Sharing across America....

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      "View life from someone else's shoes - afore you cast that stone," is marvelous, along with this entire poem. I feel so lucky to have found someone like you on HP.

      You are true to yourself and I admire that quality alongside all of your other great qualities. Will share this and sending you a hug!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: So glad you like it, Deb - that means a lot! You know i feel exactly the same about YOU!

      Thanks for sharing, my friend!

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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      "You're so bad,

      Best girl I ever had,

      I'm so glad,

      You're so bad!"

      -Tom Petty (He stole it from me!)

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      I'm hoping the new picture is next years Halloween outfit. Yummy....my bab bad girl. Lol.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @PWalker281: Thank you, Patrice - VERY much! Quite the 'astute' comment, my friend, and i appreciate the time and effort - and insight..

      you're right...i'm right...they're wrong..

      SO? Where does that get us, exactly? there's been 3 KKK rallies in the week since the election - that i'm aware of..

      yeah - they're pissed..