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I'm Sorry, BUT??

Updated on April 25, 2013
I'm Sorry - No BUT
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Is it simple human nature,

To deny, evade, shift blame?

I'm sorry, BUT? But WHAT??

It's pathetic, old,

And lame!


When every word a'fore the BUT,

means bubkis once it's spoken.

Respect and trust both so hard-earned,

With one big 'BUT',

They're broken!


When you weave your fairy tales,

Your man-score quickly shrinks!

Where's the shame in owning-up?

Cause that crap?

It really stinks!


As far as all those 'BUTS' go,

She doesn't care a whit.

She knows exactly what they mean,

Just more of your

Bullshit!


If you're need is to seem blameless,

Listen up and keep it shut!

Lips that lie should do one thing:

Pucker up and

KISS MY BUT(T)!


My advice to single ladies?

Keep looking for that gem.

The one that won't misplace his balls,

With BOTH his hands on 'em!

Amen

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I really, really liked this one.........but.................

      kiddin!

      Well done, and point taken!

      I have had both hads over mine for almost thirty years now....and very happily married.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't remember who it was, but someone told me years ago that as soon as I say "but" I'm basically saying that everything before it was a bunch of bullshit. I haven't forgotten those words.

      Great hub my friend!

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      OK, I stand corrected, duly (sp?) noted, and corrected. I can only say emphatically thank you so much! Sometimes learning is a process of understanding from the position of the 'another' and not the position of 'self.' No excuse, I am learned in ways, yet socially am a klutz, so be it. However, sometimes, not always, I learn kinda' fast, or maybe too fast.

      As far as the kissing part goes, make it bare in front of g(G)od and everybody, I'm puckered, yet after a night of writing and well worth it, I'm kinda' tuckered as well

      tim

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      Skarlet 4 years ago from California

      Nice job!

      I remember hearing a lady say that same thing. The "but" ruins it all. "I love you BUT", means "get lost!"

      I was just a kid when I heard that, but it made such an impression on me that I have been very careful in my adulthood not to say "I love you, but," or "you are doing a great job, but".

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CMerritt: Hi, Chris! 30 years??? BRAVO! You have my deepest respect - no BUTS about it!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Billybuc: Lol..i guess this is just a review, then? Thanks for taking the time, Billy!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @tsmog: I understand completely! Are we 'followers'? What were you writing all night?

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lol....leslie...i love your hubs...thank you sharing..you are ..so awesome....ol. debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @OlDebbieBrooks: (lol): Thanks so much , dear (NOT OL) friend!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Voted up awesome! It can't get any more real than this

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Sadly - real is my middle name! Love ya, Doc!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Right on!! NO BUTS!!! Loved your honest, well written hub. Vote up

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      My, someone got you going... I've been out with my fellow (clear throat).

      Add ladies it becomes embarrassing.

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      GOAH 4 years ago

      'But' Lesl.... I'm too tired to comment on such a witty, important poem... needs saying, BUT not just about men... about most 'but' comments.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Leslie, I read this hub and then said I need to understand. Like yourself I use links to satisfy a point or in the old days be a citation as well as a lead to a read.

      I reread this poem while pondering my latest, which was a night of pacing and pondering between lines. I would put a link, although (is that a but?) told not good etiquette. I read and leaped at each link gaining a different perspective, then read a again, then the next link, a ditto occurred.

      Upon finishing I scoured that latest and discovered a 'But' at an introduction of a dearest best friend. I thought of my 'balls' and said you know Leslie is not only right she is correct and I changed that introduction to be more honest within truth. At the same time I was saying 'damn the torpedoes full steam ahead.' I'll leave a comment there for you rather than take up your space here.

      I do thank you, even though it may have been a cosmic thingy, this hub was the catalyst. And, not a 'but,' a gift is a gift and I again say thank you.

      tim

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tsmog: Oh, Tim - screw good etiquette - add the link! And..have a great day..lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mhatter99: Martin - LOL!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Picklesandrufus: And...i love that you loved! Thanks dear...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Skarlet: Thank you Skarlet..isn't it strange the things that make impressions on kids that last lifetimes?

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Brilliant poem and so true. Every time I hear someone say 'But' after a promising intro, I swear I can actually hear tyres screeching in my head. There's something about that word that just nullifies everything that came before and comes after.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Leslie, here is that link. I'm off to vote. I'm looking for who to vote for the forum queen. Is that you? I'll be reading a wiz left by a friend. Recipes for lentil beans. I can't wait . . .

      http://tsmog.hubpages.com/hub/Define-Poem-Write-a-...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phoenix2327: But is a bitch of a word..lol

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Oh there will be no BUTS in my comment because this is just one of the best poems i have read and so true it is to, and even the end is clever and funny and so very cool and only a fool would say but right after i love you !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, you said it, ImKarn! I've given up. They're ALL full of shit! They need some estrogen in order to maintain those balls, just as we have testosterone AND estrogen in our genes.

      I give up. All I need is my cats, Nature, my hubbers and my writing. All else can go to hell.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: OMG - I had to read your comment a couple times. WHY? Because i figured 'BRAVEWARRIOR' with a man in the picture - WAS a man! LOL me was confuse-ed-ed-ed.

      Having gotten that out of the way - RIGHT ON - but, for me it's my dog, nature, me hubbies, and writing! (and HEAT) lol

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      No, if you've read my profile, the man in the picture is my brother. I'm woman all the way. Hear me roar!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: You roar girlfriend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      :-) :-)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      No ifs, no buts

      It's all about guts

      Wonderful write, Leslie. Your poem strikes a chord.

      Up and beautiful.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rajanjolly: Guts? whatdat? lol...seems guts are few and far between these days..

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....what is more fabulous than Leslie on a sunday night - lol - I really do admire your writing - it's unique and always so creative - a Leslie language that's what it is - and I love your satirical 'take no prisoners' approach - you are truly a hubgem and one of my favorite writers, there I said it! I want the whole world to know now. lake erie time 10:00pm listening to some Miles Davis jazz fusion then some Johnny Cash followed by some really crazy music by The Cramps and yes a little red wine - care for a glass my dear?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Epigramman: Mmmmmm....could you make mine a nice sipping white sambuca? lol..nothing better than a little mutual admiration club,eh? Thank you, E! Your compliment is bigger than i am!

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Oooh burn! Someone's in the dog house.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phillydreamer: Nope...just a blanket observation...lol

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Leslie

      "Your man-score quickly shrinks!"

      That's telling them! LOL

      Voted up up and away

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Damn.. male bashing .. in a poetic form..:( I still rely on " It Wasn't Me.... LOL but I'll tell you.. I secretly enjoyed reading this ...:) Frank

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sueswan: Lol...i really wanted it to be 'your man-score quickly shrivels', but...i'm ok with shrinks..lol..same diff - as we used to say..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Frankatanacio: Hi, Frank...Hmmmmm....i thought it was only considered bashing if it weren't true!!!! LOL..

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      Dennis L. Page 4 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up, funny and interesting. I don't know how I missed this one Ms. L...."BUT" I did. I laughed when I read your response to Sueswan. My dad used to drive my mother crazy whenever he would say, "What's the diff?"

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Pagesvoice: So glad you got a giggle, D! No worries re; missing it - there is no record being kept..lol..i'm sure i've 'missed' one or 2 meself..it doesn't mean i don't adore what and how you write - cause, bro - i DO!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Wow your a popular girl ," I'm sorry but" , you said it all. ........cheers! I got to push all the buttons sweety !

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ahorseback: Lol..sir - that just will NOT fly...haha - but - i'll let ya get away with it..THIS TIME! lol

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Leslie this is super. You always will have the last say on things. Are there anymore male gems out there? Who knows. I'm just glad I don't have to look.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @GypsyRoseLee: Hi, Gypsy! Let me know if you come across any of those...'gems'...ok? OK?? lol

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Leslie--this is one entertaining write!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      A very humorous hub!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Audreyhowitt: Hello, Audrey! Are you also taking a writing break? Haven't had the pleasure of your work lately...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @lovedoctor926: Miss ya, gf!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Hilarious but leaves a sound message, voted up

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Girishpuri: Thanks for laughing!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great funny and pointed poetry!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Leslie, this one is very creatively done. I enjoyed reading your wonderful composition.

      PS: Thanks for reading and leaving a wonderful comment on my interview. Cheers

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @VinayaGhimire: My pleasure Vinaya. I've always been a fan..

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      momster 4 years ago

      It is just a butt thing. There is always something behind it.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @momster: so true...

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      You are in my blood,

      you are in my veins,

      but,

      Are you in my luck line...lol

      ImKarm, very well expressed hub, voted up.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Girishpuri: Thanks for taking the time, Giri!

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I totally agree with this, the word but makes me so mad! lol! trust me I have lived through the biggest 'but' from my husband, don't think anyone can beat it, now its me, my pc, and just my family, cheers nell

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @NellRose: I hear you girlfriend! Keep it real - no BUTS about it - and no BUTTS in your life~

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I know I have read before ... it is so funny girlfriend.. you are an original.

      hugs to you dear friend

      debbie

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      But Leslie, buts don't have to be the butt of a statement if the statement is about buts! But I guess you're right, in most respects. "But when she says I love you, but please let's just be friends, when it really seeps through, get lost is what she sends!" Life can be so cruel! lol Another winner! Great Job!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rcrumple: Lol! But, RC - i say that all the time and i don't mean anything BUT that..LOL..Love your comment!

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      Enjoyed even better 2nd time around... BUT, this works in all kinds of conversations in all kinds of situations not just woman to man or v/v BUT again... it really works in your Hub... another great one.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhoenix: But - thank you, aunty H!

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      Ray 4 years ago

      Like I've told you oh so many times ...There's always a "but "

      Even when talking about us .

      Right ?...LOL

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      came back to read this one again, love it. reminds me to look out for buts big and small. and if i see one, he is getting a big kick in the butt! :)

      luv the pic too.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Leslie, you know that I remember reading this hub a while back and ever since that day every time that I hear someone say something and then the but, I think of you. Interesting.. Very well-said.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: I love big Butts, i cannot lie...(lol..that's a nasty song...)..

      i love the pic too...thanks for noticing..lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Lol..i haunt you - awesome! lol..

      There's no cure for me, btw...distance won't protect you - and soon - even that will be non-existent..haha..

      mmmwwwaaaahh...

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Girl, you do have a way with words. I love this. You are freakin' A+++ in my book.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow girl.. I agree. when they weave those fairy tales.. it is BULLSHIT..lol

      I LOVE YOU GIRLFRIEND

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lrc7815: Lol..You DO know this is a mutual admiration society???

      Ditto, dear...just ditto!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: oooooooo...i LOVE it when you talk 'bullshit'...lol...it's actually adorable coming out of your mouth! (i hope i'm not corrupting you....or....actually - i hope i AM!...haha)

      Thanks for sharing, Deb - you da bestest!

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Yep!

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      I'll have to replace all my "but"s with only "butt"s...especially with you! lol. This was really good...despite the inspiration.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: (LOL...)

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      Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi imkarn23... I must have missed this one... what can I say "BUT"... great writing as always and certainly one to stop and make us think of the words we use so freely...

      Hugs and lotsa love my friend

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Really cool. A tell it like it is, kind of poem.

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