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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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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A Libra for sure; you can't keep us Libras silenced no matter how hard you try!

      I've got your back, Leslie; anyone messes with you messes with me, and between the two of us we can rally quite a few people.

      Sarcasm as a protection device? Who would have ever dreamed of that? LOL

      Well done my feisty friend.

      bill

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      Once again you get your point across with wit and tongue in cheek. You make many good points. An uphill fight for sure. But a fight we not only must have, but more importantly, must win. Very well done my little devil. Love the title picture. Lol. Voted up and shared.

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      Janbird 4 years ago from Northern England

      "Cracking open narrowed minds .." Good luck with that! I fear it may be a life's work, I hope you're in it for the long haul! Love the poem.

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      TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Karn,

      Narrow minds suck, you rock! (even if our politics difer) While I'm thinking of it ... Where the hell's Will?? :D

      ~ jim

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I love the picture. A very clever poem. There are a lot of libras around here including myself.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      To my fellow Libra, I really enjoyed this witty poem.

      Sarcasm protects me, while humor acts the sword--favorite line, maybe that is another trait of a libra?

      Voting up, of course!

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      Justsilvie 4 years ago

      I am trying to think for something witty to say but at the moment words allude me. Again, so very well done, and right on target.

      Voted up and shared

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Just speak your mind, attack the norm, there is no reason to hush.

      use common sense, PC don't be, don't need it soft or plush,

      Keep writing hard, don't stop at all, worry not whom you please

      Truth doesn't hide, no shelter seek, you speak it well with ease!

      Leslie, You're not bad, just observant and not afraid to speak about the BS you see. Who needs this PC junk that's making everyone afraid to say what's really going on. It's just another damn form of censorship that we don't need. Good for you, girl! Keep it coming!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Billybuc:: I couldn't ask for a better man to have my back, Bill. I mean that sincerely.

      You are generous when you say 'between the 2 of us'...lol..

      It's odd - i have no belief in organized religion whatsoever, yet, i feel the Libra and i feel the Universe - BIG TIME!

      I'll share something with you, Bill - which only happened once before in my life - when i was close to death..

      This time - i wasn't anywhere close, being in canada! When hurricane sandy was close..for about 2 full days BEFORE it hit land- i...FELT it..I know this might sound crazy, but - i'm telling you that that storm...opened a door - and - i felt it HARD! Not fun...Not easy...exhausting(last time it only lasted several hours..)..When it hit - the...opening closed - at least for me..

      lol..please don't call the men in white...i really don't need a new sweater with extra long sleeves..LOL

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: Tongue in cheek?? Moi? lol..Nah - i just make sandwiches: a layer of fun - a layer of fact - and another layer of fun - and hope others find it yummy!

      Personally - i'd prefer to just whack it over some heads, but, apparently - that don't work so good..lol.. Maybe this doesn't either, but - it's all i have to contribute..

      ya know?

      ya know...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Janbird: even one Jan...just one, and maybe - just one more..

      who knows? i've heard that if you can affect just ONE other life positively - your life has been worthwhile..

      I like that..

      and, i like that you're here at the hub - it's like old times, eh?

      lol (don't look at my grammar and we're golden)

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      Another 'SERIOUS-ly funny' poem... " cracking open narrowed minds - the planet's greatest threat!" This is so true and so terrifying. Keep-em coming. All thumbs up and Sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      TheManWithNoPants: (your name kills me..omg -the things i could do with that name...lol)..

      ahem..Hi, Jim - so nice to see you - i mean that sincerely!

      YOU are a MAN - i'm sorry to say that your friend will is less than - and many of his good buddies seem to share his lack of (rhymes with 'FALLS' (lol)

      i hope you can spot extremists when you see them - with or without your pants on - or what party you support.

      They aren't nice - and the newest hoodlum(who's brand new to the hub) has SWASTIKAS on his profile - in more than one place.. i'm guessing he's fitting right in.

      i am not prone to hysteria, Jim - i treat everyone with respect (altho, the last few comments were heavily tinged with sarcasm..lol) but - swastikas? sad to say that's exactly where i said they were heading - towards the 40's and fascism..

      HEY - i didn't want to talk 'Tic's 'n Dick's ova here - You brought it up and i'm easily led astray..lol..

      .thanks for the compliment my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: thanks, dear friend! Still lovin' on the new pic of YOU too! Wondering if you played with the colors? Must have, i guess (technologically challenged..lol)

      anyway - it's HOT!

      Thanks for dropping in Doc - why am i not surprised that you're libra...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mpropp: as soon as i read that you're libra - i went straight to your profile to learn more..lol

      Thanks for coming by and enjoying, Melissa..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Justsilvie: Thank you, Silvie - no words required - your presence speaks volumes!

      HUBSXX

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Oh ImKern, you little devil, :). I just loved the picture. Another great write and what a way to get you message across!!....good luck with the narrow minds, you may need more than your rapier wit before we can see the promised land, but if anyone can crack them, You're the one.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rcrumple: ooooo, Richard - i do adore a well-formed rhyme! lol..

      Have i told you lately how much your encouragement and support means to me? I have no words other than - Thank YOU!

      So...Thank You, Richard..

      See you soon, my friend!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Leslie, thank you, you are so kind. As far as my picture, I just added some light in the background. I just set my digital camera say cheese and it takes the picture after several seconds. Lol. To change the background for hubpages, it's very easy. all you do is click edit profile, then go to background, click on your favorite one, check tile and then drag, drop and upload. don't forget to save. lol. Nice hub can't keep a bad girl down. the picture is too funny! check out the hub I just published.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      You are marvelously maniacal and wonderfully witty. Love it as always. :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      A really smart man learns to channel and listen. It took 2 open minded people to create dreams like ours. Great poem. Let's see how many eyes you open.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Good one Leslie! Up to your usual fiesty standard. I took you at first to be a very shy and sensitive soul. Keep em coming!

      Graham.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Personally, Leslie, this was one of your best. What a great message about a great person! Loved it all but this spoke to me!

      "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?"

      Thank you! up+ and sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhoenix: Hi, GOAH! Love how you put it...'SERIOUSLY funny'..

      Thanks for noticing!

      Hubs&Kisses

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tobusiness: Lol@ 'little devil'! You know it sista! Ah well, as far as narrow minds and rapier wit? at least i have a rapier of some kind, eh? haha..(one's got to remain positive..)

      If i can't crack em - the least i can do is keep poking at 'em!

      Thanks for taking the time, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Will do, gf! ASAP - you KNOW i will!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So glad you refuse to conform! Your continued honing of your "bad girl" persona has provided me endless stellar reads such as this hub! All I have to say is "YOU GO GIRL!"

      I'll gladly back you up any day, with my pitch fork in hand!

      Voting up and sharing

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      Powerfully provocative yet oh so revealing truth here Leslie, but I don't think the world was ever white, its more like Crayola, when you look outdoors at all of its colorful magnificence & beauty everywhere, but I feel where you were coming from when you dropped it like it was Hot digital ink there, up above in your awesomely fiery poem.

      Overall powerful words! unleashed into poetic form, and the truth does indeed hurt most folks, who are like turtles hiding in their over grown shells, just super scared of the shell shock! LOL

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great poem. Good point. Fun too. :)

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Woohoo! I love it! You tell 'em girl!

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      Leslie, Leslie, Leslie!

      I agree with CloudExplorer! PorvacativeYes! Bad no...unless your bad is so bad its good! LOL. I also agree with my Libra compatriot Billybuc, I got your back and what he can say in words I can back up with the physical. Speaking of bad...I am one bad mother@#$@#. Oops! Did I say that?

      All that to say...stay true to your heart and as long as your heart leads you honestly in the direction of your dreams...I say go for it! If you hurt someone's ego, so be it. I know there is kindness and goodness underneath all this so...

      Peace be with you!

      Bruce

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Bad Girl.........

      I can't do poems to save my soul, believe me, it's the truth

      But try like hell, I'm bound to do, I too, can be uncouth

      I love your style and cheer you on, Oh bad girl, with a heart

      You have the smarts, the class & guts, to finish what they start!

      It's like I've said a thousand times.....Don't ASK me what I think.

      Because I'll give it to you straight & hard....YOUR bull is such a stink!

      To a woman after my own cold heart!! You are a WONDERFUL addition to the troops!.....UP+++

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @OldAlbion: So glad you, ahem - approve, my friend!

      I'm too old for fiery - it's more like...gassy - but - it still needs to come out! Ya know

      (heaven help me - and YOU - YOU keep coming back for more..) and i am very grateful

      (too sensitive, sometimes..altho..hopefully not..'hyper'..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mhatter99: Martin, your continued support means a lot to me - waaay back to our triond days!

      I hope you know i feel the same about your work - it's AWESOME!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: Girlfriend - this comment is short - but it sooo tickled me..

      'Maniacal'....

      (Get the hell away from my window!)...BUT - come visit any old time at all!

      Smilingxx

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Leslie - OLD? YOU? NEVER! You smolder, with the occasional burst of flame, explosove at times... Like a volcano. Hmmm. Do you accept scarifices? LOL! ;)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Btrbell: Randi - i saved yours for last...lol..

      i love it - thank YOU!

      Your opinion means a lot!

      i love sharing tooooooo....thank youuuuuuuuxx

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Shiningirisheyes: Welcome my friend - Yeah - I'M BAD!..lol

      just not in the way that 'little devil' would indicate..

      (i'm such a little devil, eh?)

      You already do have my back dear - i feel it!

      And i thank you!

      (pitch fork...broom..i'm proud of both...lol)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CloudExplorer: Crayola colors - i love that, Mike! I know you know where i'm coming from - and i know you know that some thing's just don't ROLL...lol...hoping to poke a stick, or - a pitchfork - into a few turtle's shells..one day...

      Always honored when you take time out to visit, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phdast7: Thanks!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Peanutritious: Lol...i can't seem to NOT - like Jim Carrey said so eloquently: "Somebody Stop Me!"..

      lol

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend i see you have sharpened your wit and wrote this clever poem, will it hit home and open eyes of those with narrow minds ? Reading your hubs is never disappointing and your wit may be some what twisted at times but that is what make it genuine and true. Be the best bad girl you can be ! :-)

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, I love that sarcasm, too! Don't keep it locked up. No tumors, please! I love your style, girl!

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      Escobana 4 years ago from Valencia

      Delicious poem about a woman I so deeply admire!

      Never stop doing what you're doing, saying what needs to be said and finding out what's behind the next border. For you there are no limits and you always handle the offended with respect.

      We are so much alike my sister! Hugs and warm wishes from Spain!

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      moonfairy 4 years ago

      from one Libra to another...Bravo!!!!! I'm standing right beside you =)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      My eyes are open wide, in fact they're bulging..My throat is raspy from screaming, " YAYAYA..BAD GIRL, BAD GIRL but you're a star, you'll go far. You gotta move to the states and run for office. You and Hillary would clean house. All ' them Dudes who put women down would run for the hills. When i talk with The President AGAIN, i will mention your name , so keep your phone CHARGED and expect a call. All kidding aside, this is brilliant!! I love it, LOVE IT. i will link this masterpiece to my rant..You little DEVIL..Hee

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      And we're all so glad you are out there generating light and heat, puncturing the egos of political posturers. Keep up the good fight!

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      PWalker281 4 years ago

      The line in your poem that really caught my eye was the next to last - "The future's here and now - white world's turning brown."

      When I worked for the federal government (in another life), the Department of Labor published a report called "Workforce 2000." Even as far back as the 80s, the Federal government was trying to prepare managers and supervisors for the changing demographics of the American workforce. It seemed farfetched back then that there might be a significant rise in the number of so called minorities (so-called because people of color are a majority worldwide) and women in the population,, but that day has arrived, if the election is any indication.

      This may be what has upset many of those white people who are railing against Pres Obama's reelection. At the bottom of it, I think, is fear of extinction. At the very least, it's fear that the status quo is irrevocably changing.

      Another great poem from your astute pen, Ms. Leslie. Voted up and shared.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow girlfriend.. I LIKE THIS... LOL... I dont believe we will ever keep you down.. which is the way I like it.. I can see you on your deathbed.. "Please tell the truth dont let them get aweay with their mud..LOl' I do love you just the way you are..

      sharing.. I love this

      Debbie

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Honesty and like it is is what we need to hear

      No nonsense, lies, or foolishness should ever touch our ear

      Your truth and feelings showing is what we expect of you

      And followers will follow you in all you say and do!

      "Meld the two together" keep on melding girl!

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Born2care2001: Heeeelllo!!! Sorry for the tardy reply, but - once again - the hub removed my issue...LOL..

      3 emails later - here it is again...sigh...thanks for being patient - if you're still out there...

      Helllooooooooooooo.....lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fpherj48: LOLOL...i LOVE your poem - who you kidding? Reminds me of my style...haha...

      AND - my dear - your heart is the furthest thing from 'cold' - i can feel it's warmth all the way over to canada!

      love you tooooo!

      HUBSXX

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: Lol...great analogy Dana - I feel your smolder is very close to igniting into an all out 5 alarm fire!

      Lol...i'm waiting to be singed!

      Ssssssssstttt....

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Kashmir56: Twisted wit, you say? Awwww...thank You dear Kashmir - that's a lovely compliment..lol..

      sorry for the long delay in responding- they pulled the hub down...again..

      what IS it with them - it's not like they're about sex or anything - it's JUSTICE man...

      Harumph!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @VictoriaLynn: Hello - to the HUB Queen Victoria! I bow to both your literary talents AND your culinary..LOL..

      Congrats on your hotd - I'm sure mine's comin' right up, eh? LOL...

      (no tumors here..)

      please - come again, dear!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Escobana: Thank you my friend - your comments always warm my heart and make my day!

      To say that i always handle the offended with respect is truly humbling - and deeply appreciated! I know i try - but - i get frustrated sometimes and - it becomes more difficult..

      lol

      Thanks for the hugs from Spain - nice and warm and SANE! lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Moonfairy: Hello - and welcome! I've naught heard your name before and yet i notice you've been hubbing for 21 months...Where have you been hiding - other than...somewhere else..LOL

      hoping you make it back very soon!

      Thanks for the solidarity!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Alwaysexploring: AND - you know i love you too! LOVED your poem - rant - whateva - loved it - shared it - linked it..lol..i love that we're on exactly the same page Ruby - and see things sooo similarly...it's nice to know!

      You know you're welcome here for any old reason at all - or - NONE at all..

      anytime, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Xstatic: Don't think i can't feel your back at my back, X - i know you're like minded and good hearted..

      AND - you like me! I LOVE that in a man - OR a woman,,,

      LOLxx

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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..

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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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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      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

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

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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

      @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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      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

      @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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      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

      @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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      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

      @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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

      and thank YOU!

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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

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

      Please - come again!

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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

      @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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      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

      @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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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      you should write a dear santa letter.. lol

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      epigramman 4 years ago

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

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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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

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

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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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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You crack me up!

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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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      You do crack me up!

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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

      @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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      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

      @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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      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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      JThomp42 4 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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

      @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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      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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      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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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

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

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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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      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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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Very witty and dangerous

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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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      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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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: LOLOL...

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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

      @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

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

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

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

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

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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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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

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

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

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

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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

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

      lol..

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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

      @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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      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

      @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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      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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      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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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

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

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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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      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

      @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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      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

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

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

      HUBS and kissesxx

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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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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Awesome! I loved it!! :)

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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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      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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      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

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

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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

      @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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      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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