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Fifty Shades of Truth: A Poem

Updated on February 1, 2013
50 Shades of Truth
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It's dangerous to follow, when there's no one fit to lead,

A commander, a true master - for whom we'd gladly bleed!

One who sees the deepest Truths - then follows word with deed,

Who won't let Power overcome - seduce, corrupt - impede!


To give of Self takes sacrifice - true grace under fire,

When the gift is under-valued - straits quickly turn to dire.

Is there but One to emulate? With self-restraint one can admire?

Maintaining morals under stress - still holding standards higher!


Oath or promise, word or vow - such things define ones Life,

Actions speak much louder yet - and scream in times of strife!

Wooing many others, while at home you have a wife,

To her face you pledge your Love - in her back you plunge your knife!


Yes, arrogance prevails where exists a lack of shame,

First cultivating disrespect - then Trust is set aflame!

Priorities get twisted while playing life's array of games,

Gratify us NOW - a flaw we never overcame!


With frauds and fakes abundant - the Truth is tough to follow,

Disheartened and confused - we shiver, shake, and wallow!

Ones Word should be ones bond - truthful, never hollow,

Has the question now become: Which bullshit do we swallow?


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      Karen Silverman 2 years ago

      Rarely, Lady G!

      Just posted an update, mind you. Hope You're doing wellxx

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      A good poem. I did not realize you were still writing here.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      A beautiful poem and one asking questions of the best of us. Well written and to the point. This thing called Hope. Such a joy to dream. Helps me to envision, to look further; to soar ...

      Much peace.

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      Terry Chestnutt 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Hi, Kar'n,

      Found this page in my comments box. Looks like you are back at HubPages. Any new books coming out for us? I sure hope so! Best always.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Oh Leslie - so great to see you! A breath of fresh air returns to HP. Do you have any idea how much you are missed? I'm sure you don't. Your gift for writing poetry is inspiring. A brilliant mind. You're awesome. Hugs, Audrey

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Excellent poetry!

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Graham. So awesome of you to visitxx

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi Ubanichijioke (that's some handle, btw...lol)

      I'm not on the hub much anymore dear, but you can certainly look for me on fb (Author KL Silver)

      orrrrr...on my website (authorklsilver.com)

      Hope to see you there - there are many more 'didactic outpourings'...some might even make you laughxx

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Another cryptic masterpiece Leslie, well done.

      Graham.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      this is very compelling and graced with so much didactic outpourings meant to educate the mind.

      "To her face you pledge your Love - in her back you plunge your knife!"

      you nailed it here cos many are swimming in this water of slavery.

      good job!

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Leslie. You certainly have a grasp of real life here. You have been very busy of late I know. More power to your elbow as they say.

      Graham.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Still smiling! Hugs to you!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Karen ! So I just read this again , I'm glad I did because I always catch new meanings in re reading , just like watching an old movie over again , there's always something you missed ! It would be soo interesting to meet U and listen to you talk , That's my way of connecting ! You have such a depth of soul , I can tell !...Your bud Ed { Oh and I pushed all the buttons again }

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nice to meet you too. I have seen your comments on numerous other hubs, but never actually interacted with you. Ok, will visit your website as suggested.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Thank you Jodah! Nice to hub-meet you! Sadly, i'm not at the hub much any more, but feel free to visit my website?

      authorklsilver.com

      Hope to see you there!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is the first of your poems/hubs I have read, but I am impressed. I love true rhyming poetry and this did theat so well. Of course the message is clear and I love that as well. What's the point of poetry if no-one can understand the message. Well done. Voted up.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi Denise! So awesome to see you! Hope you had a wonderful christmas..

      Sorry i didn't see the comment, but i rarely get to the hub - other than to read others work that i get emailed about..

      I wish you'd drop by my fb author page and say HOLA once ina while!

      HUGS and happy new yearxx

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      Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

      You are so clear minded with your messages through your poetry. Once again, I admire your work and am in awe. Well said, Leslie. UP/A and shared!

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi, Caroline!

      I so miss my hub-buds, but - it doesn't occur to me to check my comments anymore..lol..

      I come to read some hubs, but that's about it!

      If you're on fb - i'd love to read your stuff too - just link me up ok??

      i've started a blogger, and written a book.

      I would love it if we hooked up on fb or google plus?

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      Caroline Marie 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Hi Leslie, amazing poem and title! I have missed your poetry. :)

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi Audrey...

      i can suggest better options for 'smiles' dear..

      'smiles'xx

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      And here I am again!! I needed a smile today!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AudreyHowitt: It was Dana that thought it would make for a nice inauguration day - and mlkd - ditty...

      It always makes me smile when you drop by Audrey! Thanks for taking the time!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: Let's hope so, Dana! I'm not the biggest obama fan, but - i'm hoping he can get some shit done here! It's his second term - he doesn't have to worry about reelection..

      Let's see what his legacy will be - and , i'm hoping it's 2 things: Civil rights and a WORTHWHILE gun control law..

      anything half assed or wishy washy might as well not waste time or money on..

      it's all or nothing time, mr president...

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Interesting that this one makes it way around on inauguration day---always an interesting message in your work Leslie--

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Ah, the beauty, and rarity, of a true leader! And in a public that knows the difference between truth and a heaping pile of BS!

      Sharing in honor of inauguration day - Was a true leader of the American people sworn in? The next four years will tell.

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      lol. Hammer Poetry? Perfect!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CloudExplorer: Hey, Mike - so happy when you drop by - i know you're very busy elsewhere!

      Ya know - i did my best to skip out of any and every poetry class..lol..i didn't even make any bones about it - waving to the teachers as they walked into school - and i sat on the grass in front of it...lol..

      I never got that poetry stuff - and to be honest - i still don't a lot of times..(sssshhhhh....lol)..

      but, in my little genre - what i call 'Hammer Poetry' - i believe i've found my niche...

      Thanks for noticing...hahaxx

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      All thumbs up or shall I say congrat's alone, not sure which one to place as I sit on my false conceited weakly structured digital thrown.

      Your words are congruent to that of a device known as a laser slicer, Leslie you can see through the false and radiate truth without being called an old miser.

      Oh and I also sense that your poetry has over time gotten much more wiser. Powerful stuff here to break through the falseness in leadership, and to pin point that scars of false follower-ship too.

      Thumbs up once again (Oh how repetitive right! LOL) and you know the drill thereafter.

      Nicely written and your poems rhyme schemes are superb as well as oh so truthful.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HattieMattieMae: Hello again, Hattie - i am thrilled to see you!

      I'm liking your idea - can you make it happen..lol..i believe all things are possible..

      i'll be by shortly for a visit - i adore sugar in my coffee...lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Hello, good woman of sane mind and body! You're like a breath of fresh air...lol..i'm having quite a day responding to comment on the abortion hub and on the 2nd amendment hub..

      i'm literally exhausted...

      what a pussy, eh? sigh...no argument here..

      hubs and kisses, Deb..

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      HattieMattieMae 4 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Well I was thinking maybe borrow Wonder woman's lasso of truth and make everyone tell the truth and dodge silver bullets with my wrist bands! lol Nice hub! :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie I love how you care of everyone.. this poem is so true.. and it only gets worse.... you write with truth and love and I appreciate you so much

      many blessings

      Debbie

      sharing

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @RustiMccollum: Thank you dear! to my way of thinking perspective is 9/10ths of the law! Please come again - the welcome mat is always out!

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      Ruth McCollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Voted up! What a great perspective you have on your poem! I loved every word of it! thankyou!

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      I agree with you 100%....keep those comments coming. We need the help of our friends and allies to save us from the dangers within. ~WB

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @WayneBrown: I'm feeling a little silly with regards to how flattered i am that you find substance in my words! You are one of my favorite authors here, Wayne - and i think i've made that very clear, so - your opinion means much! Many who disagree with me tell me to keep my canadian nose in my canadian business - but - i KNOW the great US of A - am well versed in her politics and her people - and offer only my unbiased view of what IS, what WAS - and what OUGHT to be..

      And let's face it - we're closely connected - if it's not my business - who's is it?

      thanks again, my friend

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Absolutely, unequivocally.....AWESOME! This is the first bit of poetry which hits our current political situation in this country headlong. We are a nation devoid of leadership and few offering their services have any clue, or for that matter, true desire to lead us in a fashion which will result in something which is better for the nation as a whole. There is much that WE as a country cannot afford today yet we do not have leaders who have the spine or the inclination to take care of the nation's business because they are far too busy lining their own pockets. How dare a Congressman or Senator harangue a corporate CEO for his high income when they are sitting on their fat asses knocking down six-figures while they steal us blind or trade our tax dollars to entitlements in the name of gaining a voting edge to remain in office on the public dole. Washington needs to be cleaned out and then fumigated before we repopulate it. Thanks for sharing this excellent work! ~WB

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LaurinzoScott: Lol..and..how exactly 'did it come out', sir? Quite honestly, bravery has absolutely naught to do with it! The fact is - i suck at love poems...lol..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: Hi, dear! The exactly translation goes something like this: the light within me recognizes the light within you..

      in light and love,

      leslie

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Leslie, what does "namaste" mean?

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      You are a very brave woman, and so willing to speak truth, no matter how it comes out... I applaud that in you, and this hub!!

      Great stuff

      Laurinzo

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: I'm naturally a 'truster' - and - that's not so good these days...sadly..when i come across a pure soul - i make sure they know i 'recognize' it...namaste, my friend...

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Leslie, what a truthful poem. Just about everyone you encounter these days, has a line of shit to offer. It sad, but true. Every now and then you come across "true" souls. It's those we need to hang onto (and can probably count on one hand!)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @RobinGrosswirth23: Hi, Robin! People are become more and more 'afraid to talk truth'! When truth is not spoken - lies, inaccuracies, and manipulations fill the void! Speak up people - fear limits life - and liberty! (Clearly - i missed the memo on 'keeping one's thoughts to one's self')..LOL. nice to meet you Robin!

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      Oftentimes people are afraid to "talk truth" because they fear insulting others. While we have yet another group who lie as a means of survival, out of selfishness and so many more reasons. It takes courage to speak the truth and to know you stand alone (but it will be what you stand for).

      The most important truth here, be who you are meant to be, never a follower, particularly of one who is unworthy of being followed.

      Excellent mind stimulator. Voted quite interesting!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeepakChaturvedi: Hi, Deepak, so nice to meet you, and - thanks for the read, comment - and share! Light's on anytime, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Shrutisheshadri: Well, i certainly can't deny...borrowing it for my own designs, now can i? LOL THAT would be 50 shades of LYING...haha

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice words,beautifully decorated poem.liked it and shared

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Really inspiring poetry! when i look at the title i remember the new best selling book, 50 shades of grey? sounds so similar!

      Great poetry , voted up and shared :)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Docmo: i detest hypocrisy...such a waste of life - as is greed. Thanks for taking the time, Docmo! Much appreciated!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      powerful words, here Leslie. Love your anti-BS sentiments. Strips through hypocrisy like an acid wash. Beautifully written. well done.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I love the way you write and what you write. Yo have given me lots to think about. Voted up, interesting and awesome!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @MarinaLester: Welcome, Marina! Thank you so much for stopping in...

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      Marina Lester 5 years ago

      Wow, interesting and strong! It flowed well and delivered in message. Well done, I enjoyed the read and am looking forward to reading more and following.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Epigramman: Hmmm...i do know the man with no pants, altho - now that you remind me - i don't get email notification to his hubs..unless he hasn't written any of late? Why do i get notices for some and not others, E?

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      two of my greatest heroes with the best BS detectors around - you my dear Leslie and the Man with no pants. (you know Jim, don't you?)

      lake erie time 12:15am sending you warmest wishes as always

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @pagesvoice: Maybe Ricky! Lol..personally, i'm not sure that folks are meant to spend lifetimes together..it doesn't seem to end well for the most part..lol. Then, factor in the 'entitlement' factor - and there you haveit. sigh..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @CriticalMessage: 'van' is shallow..."they create reasons in which to insure the same level of loyalty in return'...mmmm...got any names?

      LOL

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Opposites attract but they seldom stay together. As it is the similarities and compatibilities that will ultimately bind two together.

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      I know I have responded previously, but perhaps my friend I need to write one more thing. I am always amazed how two people theoretically fall in love with each other because of their little quirks and mannerisms. However, once a relationship starts to flourish, the same things that drew each party together become the issues that begin to bug the other person and then they want to change their partner. It never has made sense to me. Does this make sense to you Luci?

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Hates my typos.. should be *They are 'WITH' this kind of man for a reason.*

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Yes, I do know where you are going with this Leslie... "Why do these men get married in the first place as the vows they recited were only words without meaning." is the phrase that really ircked my ass... Knowing that these men are some of the most committed and commitment minded people there are.. Because they do deal in truth, and understand its value like few others ever will.. Their loyalty is unimaginable to most.. And they create reasons in which to insure the same level of loyalty in return.. Sure, their interests are deemed by society as being unacceptable.. But ask their partners.. They are will this kind of man for a reason.. A reason that again, few will ever be able to truly understand.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @CriticalMessage: I feel Your frustration...trust me - i do! Truth isn't as important as political correctness and...normalness..blandness...beigeness...You know where i'm going with this..lol

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Suspecting that I may still be the only one who truly understands the depth of the 'foundation' here... *GRINS*

      Sometimes I wish I could be more vocal about my thoughts that really want to come out... Damn censors have got me all freaked out now.

      Yet?, my eyes speak volumes... & nobody here can see those either... grrrrr!... I hate political correctness at the cost of truth.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Leslie

      "Wooing many others, while at home you have a wife,

      To her face you pledge your love - in her back you plunge your knife!"

      Amazing imagery. Why do these men get married in the first place as the vows they recited were only words without meaning.

      Voted up and away

      Enjoy your weekend. :)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @ahorseback: OMG - run for prez? i'd rather stick something hot and sharp thru my eyeball! You go - i'll watch..lol..

      as far as corruption goes - we're all corrupted - just some of us in...good ways...HAHA

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Now why don't you run for prez? I will be your Veep ! We will corrupt each other to no end !lol........:-}

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Criticalmessage: Interestingly - you are one of the few who understood the...foundation..of this...rant. If you read the comments you might see quite a bit of...confusion - which - i also get. I'm a little 'confused' myself..haha

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I love it when I relate to a writing so 'intimately'...

      But then again, you figured me out right away.

      So this piece is of no surprise.

      *smiles* Up & Awesome!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @tsmog: Lol...You're adorable!

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      I don't know whether to say Rock-On or huh? Both maybe one from the right the other the left and meet in the middle to decide. Man, I reread it and got something different. Maybe it is the adds below saying 300 calories never tasted so good and barrel aged brewing is suppose to be temptation. Oh never mind. Another great hub complimenting the beginning of the journey, back I go.

      tim

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Moonfroth: One thing you're going to have to understand if you continue to read my musings is that sarcasm is my middle name...lol..I do understand what you're saying, but sometimes - contrast can be a refreshing - and surprising - path to explore..

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      Clark Cook 5 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      I'm a little confused, perhaps because I'm new to your work (having read only this one poem!) All I meant is that Poetry is a fusion of form and content into a new aesthetic entity where neither can be separated from the other. Sort of like -- you wouldn't play a Strauss waltz with a bluegrass fiddle. I was just wondering what your thoughts were about the form and content of this particular poem, that's all.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Moonfroth: Welcome Moonfroth! As far as the 'verse form' of poetry as opposed to any other form? I guess you haven't heard that i did everything in my power to skip poetry class! Personally - i'm not a big fan! LOL. Interestingly - of late it's difficult to discern that as i cannot seem to stop writing it..

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      Clark Cook 5 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Good stuff Karn - timely reminders to us all of the insights needed to get this very shaky Ship of Earth back on an even keel. I'm not exactly sure that the regularity of the verse form is the best possible marriage to the thought, but I need to mull that over further. Great piece! Thank you.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Wrathwarbone: Mmmmmmm...Terry - how did you know that 'succulent' is one of my most favorite words? It's just sooooo...succulent, eh?

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Gypsyroselee: LOL - give 'em hell? Sigh..why is it i feel as if i've been on the receiving end of too much hell lately...lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Kashmir56: Thanks, K! My goal is now to never let you down!

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Wow! So powerful and succulent. Excellent work. Is there a deeper truth as relevant today? I think not.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Perspycacious: Hmmmm...you know me well, my friend - and the answer is - BOTH! Thanks, Perspy!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Ardie: Hola, Ardie! Yep - we're choosing every day, it seems. I never thought i'd hear myself say this but - i miss the 'good ole' days'..HAHA

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Picklesandrufus: So nice to see you, P&R! Thanks for the vote!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. You go Leslie and give 'em hell. This is super. Passing it on.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, one thing for sure is I'm never let down when reading your poems they are insightful and have a message that gets one thinking . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I had to ask myself "Is this realy Leslie speaking and writing here?" That simply means you outdid yourself with this one. Up, up there.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Exactly, its like choosing the lesser of two evils. Great, and now I get to choose which BS to swallow too?! I love your poems =)

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Wow, you hit the nail on the head with this hub! Really strong piece, you have here! vote up!!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Davdmathews: So true, Dave! And so well said!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Pagesvoice: Hi, Big D - my soul-bro! lol..Thank you for your...'avalanche' of compliments! I can't seem to get out of this 'poetry stuff'...lol

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      The truth is always the truth and can stand by itself in light and face all testing.

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up, awesome and interesting. I don't know how you do it, but you pull off an avalanche of words and thoughts that bury me in mind boggling wonder. First I thought you were referring to the president...then I thought you were talking about Elliot Spitzer (kidding) and finally, I'm left thinking you are addressing all fakes, frauds and adulterers. One of these days I am going to catch onto this poetry stuff.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @GOAH: Thanks AH!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Angelme566: So sweet of you, Angel. (no big surprise there..) I'll be by in short order..(coffee?) lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Xstatic: 'Situational truth' - LOL..i could have written this poem using just these 2 words. Hmmm...mighta been a tad short then, mind you..LOL

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Deborahbrooks: So appreciate the compliment - coming from YOU!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Billybuc: It says you have six more friends than many! Sigh..While clearly - i'm in a downer kinda mood these days - i expect YOU to be consistently and constantly upbeat, positive and optimistic!! (LOL) kidding..

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      GOAH 5 years ago

      Your word is your bond... if only we still lived in that world. Maybe we never did. Another excellent thought filled writing.

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Another mind blowing piece of Karn.. voted Up !

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      on it.