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This Lady is a Tramp!

Updated on April 14, 2013
This Lady is a Tramp
This Lady is a Tramp
I Can't Offend a Ghost
I Can't Offend a Ghost

This Lady is a Tramp


Be tactful and polite dear - sit up straight with shoulders back,

Control that naughty urge to pun - lay off sarcastic cracks!

If I could keep my mouth shut, smile pretty - bite my tongue,

On that dumb-ass social ladder - I might just climb a rung!


Don't pick your teeth in public, the same goes for the nose,

It's not about ones comfort - it's how well one strikes a pose!

Don't speak of things like politics, religion - or of sex!

Feign interest in the most mundane - don't interrupt or text!


Not Climbing the Social Ladder
Not Climbing the Social Ladder


Laugh discreetly is the rule - don't snort, guffaw, or squeal!

Always act the lady - well-mannered and genteel.

We wouldn't want to shock, the stuffy and pretentious,

They'd label us as troublesome, ill-mannered - and contentious!


My very best behavior - would annoy Miss Emily Post,

A truth I need not ponder - as one can't offend a ghost!

Being demure and ladylike - means I'd never lose a friend,

Speaking plainly to the crux - rarely helps a girl to blend!

Shan't be Lunching With the Queen
Shan't be Lunching With the Queen


It's not that I'm oblivious - to these high falootin' ways,

Yet whenever I attempt them - my eyes begin to glaze!

I came up on the wrong side - left with nothing far too young,

Missed the part that taught that it's best to hold your tongue!


Filters are for oil changes - only windows need a screen!

Rough around the edges - Shan't be lunching with the Queen.

Passing gas is frowned upon - just soldier through that cramp,

I've naught achieved such self-control - This Lady is a Tramp!


The Lady is a Tramp?
The Lady is a Tramp?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I thought I had better read this early on before it gets pulled. LOL

      You may be a tramp but you are a tramp after my own heart, and I will follow you to the edge of depravity. God bless the tramps in this world, the farters, the belchers, the politically incorrect and the rabble-rousers. Oh, how boring life would be without them...and without you!

      Carry on, Leslie; those of use who know you can't imagine this site without you. :)

      your buddy in crime,

      bill

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      LOL, if those things make you a tramp. I am a tramp lover too!

      Better to be human, real, colorful that a painting on the wall :)

      Mark

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      You could't do all those things if you tried. And I for one am glad you can't. We adore you uniqueness. Enjoyed and shared.

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

      Actually ImKern, me think the lady is a Vamp. :), and a very funny one at that, what the world need is fun and laughter not starch and etiquette, just be true to yourself, even the royals are beginning to see the truth in that. Hilarious as always.

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      arb 4 years ago from oregon

      Great hub leslie! You are just too cute for your own good. I've always thought, that the world was a little backwards. They work so hard at putting the lady in the tramp and so little effort in correcting their mistake. I'm happy to see that some of you are resisting altercation.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Billybuc: Lol...you made me laugh sooo loud! Isn't good clean depravity fun, Bill? We both know that it is..

      I adore the hub - it feels amazingly like home - it was just suggested to me that i leave and start a blog and begin to grow a 'writer's platform'(whatever that is)..

      i'm just so not motivated by anything but having fun, opening eyes, and playing with my friends..

      lol..

      like YOU...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Curiad: Lol....i had a blast writing this absolutely useless ditty! No lesson, no agenda - NO POLITICS!

      I needed something to distract me from the election - which - has my stomach in knots..

      kinds stoopid - i'm canadian..

      LOL

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @FyrFytr234: Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......lol

      You know that and i know that - but - you're being a tad of a killjoy here, no?

      LOL...

      you know i adore You too!

      Thanks for sharing me! LOL

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Billy's comment made me laugh! Roflmfao... voted up awesome, funny and entertaining..

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      And she is a character too! We "dig it" to use a very old phrase. I am with Billybuc on this and with you all the way.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tobusiness: Mmmmmmm...Vamp works even bester! lol..

      I love laughing - it's the ONLY way to get through the crap that life throws - at ALL of us...

      anger and bitterness means you lose at the game of life - and - i'm highly competitve - LOL..

      Thanks so much for your support, dear - it is noted and appreicated!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      a tramp after my own heart! Funny though, I am really good at being a "lady" at least until I open my mouth! Loves it, as usual! Thank you, my friend Up+ and sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Arb: Lol...'cute'...i like that - it's adorable..lol..

      I agree - too much lady - not enough tramp..

      and i mean tramp - my way...lol

      I appreciate your consistent support, Arb - not to mention your refreshing humor and edge!

      i like that in a man...AND a woman...

      LOL..

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I am sure there is a measure of poetic license in this.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Yeh - that Bill, he's a funny one, and - i do mean funny with all it's connotations..LOL..

      Kinda like - ME!

      haha...

      love ya, girlfriend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mhatter99: OMG, Martin - your comment has me hooting!!!!

      LOL..you're sooo kind, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Btrbell: Tramp, Vamp, Lady - why can't they all be the exact same thing: WOMAN!

      I adore the 'tramp' in you as well, my friend!

      (that IS a compliment...lol)

      I so appreciate the share too - thanks dear!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie I so admire you and love you just like you are ..tramp and all.

      blessings.. I am laughing so hard .. sharing

      Debbie

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Filters are for oil changes - only windows need a screen!

      Rough around the edges - Shan't be lunching with the Queen.

      Passing gas is frowned upon - just soldier through that cramp,

      I've naught achieved such self-control - This Lady is a Tramp!

      Ha ha!! Brilliant my friend ;I vote across the board and share!!!

      Eddy.

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      Melissa Propp 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Oh, this is a good one! I guffawed out loud. I have to pass this along to some of my friends. Thanks for making me smile!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: So glad to hear you laughing - it's great for your health, ya know! lol..

      Thank very much for sharing, dear!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Eiddwen: LOL...i can still hear you giggling Eddy - i'm happy to cause laughter instead of political indignation - for a change..

      LOL

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      So funny as always Leslie, wow I love it how you play with words, the sarcasm is a killer too. Nice flow with this one, we all know that to be proper and have etiquette is far gone these days for most folks anyhow.

      Your hub shows all these divergent themes of such things folks are warranted not to do especially that of a proper woman, it is almost like its spilling out truth onto the page here LOL. Wow!

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      So funny Lesley and I had to laugh as it's so fitting for us here in Oz this week with Charles and CaPilla out here...droll!!! You are one funny Lady...thanks for the laugh ...cheers

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      This is a really good poem... in spite of being hillarious. Considering your state of mind... and head... when you wrote it, an amazing job... maybe you should fall down more often. :) My mother sent me to Charm School when I was in my early Teens... didn't take for me, so maybe I know where you get your spunk! Voted UP across the Board and Sharing!

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      BillyBuc said it best -- I'll echo his statement... only add one thing.

      People in general need to lighten up - learn to love life and love living.

      Thanks for the fun

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and meaningful.It carries within many messages to women and men through symbolical images.I voted up.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mpropp: Lol...'guffawing' is good for the soul!

      Thanks for sharing,, dear!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carter02: Thank you for the sweet comment, dear!

      Much appreciated - please come again!

      cheers!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CloudExplorer: Lol..That's why they call me the punnacious communicatrix extraordinaire! HAHA

      now - say that 5 times fast!

      Love that you love it, Mike - from you - it's a huge compliment!

      Thank you sir!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      OMGosh, I, too, missed the part that taught that it's best to hold your tongue!

      But you know, Leslie, their are boundaries. I don't want to have a broomstick instead of a spinal-cord, or lips kept together with invisible thread. We have some serious snobs in my woods - they barely move their lips when they speak, and when they turn their heads I hold my breath because I can feel those stiff necks of them are going to break any moment.

      No please, let me rather be a tramp... :)

      Poem voted up and excellent!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You are something girl. You make me laugh and so darn clever. I know when i read your rants, i'm gonna agree. I find that some people who call a lady a tramp, is so jealous and would love to be walking in her shoes. Funny and shared on Google +

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Terrific

      Ravishing

      Astonishing

      Merriment

      Pundit of puns...

      Love that Leslie...love that tramp of a lady...no finer way to be!

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Love it Leslie; who'd want to climb that social ladder anyway. There's more fun in the grit down her.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      You know imkarn...these words resonate so well when I was growing up. I used to go British school for girls and we were always reminded of having good manners...phew!!

      Enjoyed this poem thoroughly!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhoenix: Thank you GOAH! - Your opinion means a lot to me - i hope you know!

      Plus - you FUNNY!

      (And spunky)

      HUBSXX

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @NeilSperling: I like your attitude, sir!

      I'm a little 'light'-polar - lol..

      for a little girl - i can get pretty heavy too!

      LOL

      Thanks for taking the time to stop in! The welcome mat's always out!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @James-wolve: Hmmmm...quite the handle- me gusta!

      Glad you enjoyed my election-distraction poem...

      Lol..

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      "To hold one's tongue not only keeps one from talking, but also from using both hands for something useful!" In other words, "It's a waste!" Politically correct, like Trix is for kids." Let the words flow and tell the others where to go! Be yourself, and if others don't like it, let them turn the page. Great job!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I learned a long time ago I was never going to climb the social ladder; too rough around the edges with no social skills to speak of. Just as well really. I don't like heights so I don't need to be climbing ladders.

      We may be socially unacceptable, but we do have fun. Like this poem a lot because it's so true.

      Voted up, funny and awesome.

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Such an entertaining and laughing here...lovely tramp you are if one is one. :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MartieCoetser: Lol - a broomstick instead of a backbone? haha..

      i can't stand snobbery - it's SUCH a waste of time and life!

      MUST you deal with them, dear?

      i'm sorry if you do - it's a horrible way to live...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Alwaysexploring: Yes - i've been told i'm really 'something' - but - i'm never really sure what that 'something' is that they're meaning..

      LOL

      MY kinda tramp - more women should be - and i don't think the label of 'woman' should exclude any connotation!

      Including bitch and tramp!

      A so-caled 'lady' is a snore - and - she's prolly less a lady than she'd like you to know - anyhow!

      at least - i hope she is!

      haha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Marcoujor: Ah, Maria - adjectives - my favorite first thing in the morning!

      LOL..

      thanks for stopping in, my friend!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Ahhh....I have found a kindred soul! Not only do I share your attitude, my middle name is "Rung Burner". I had intended to check out your profile page a week ago after being introduced to you through Debbie's wonderful hub ...you being the subject. I must admit, I completely forgot until this morning when you read one of my hubs.

      You have paid me a fine favor as I have missed out on some stellar tell-it-like-it-is Hubs full of wonderful healthy humor and sarcasm at it's very very best.

      I'm glad to hop on board and enjoy many more of your hubs.

      I'm voting this up and sharing as well. And I hope the door of proper etiquette doesn't hit em' in the a-- on the way out.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend i see you have been playing with words again, and using them to say what you want them to say to write this great funny entertaining hub like only you can. AWESOME !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      ImKarn , I am kinda sorta one of those old fashion guys that momma and pop alway taught to be polite , open doors for the ladies , no swearing in public [or anywhere ] treat others as you'd want them to treat you blah blah blah ! Always where clean underwear , you never know what might happen , Sad part is it all kind sorta stuck to me ! Who'd a thunk it ! But man .....when I'm with the guys ....it all comes out ! Anyway I love you just the way you are !....but hey you know that ! Your a know it all woman !....Ha ha .......gotcha ! Is THAT A SELF PORTRAIT ? In color next time please !

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TonyDelorger: Hi, Tony - SO nice to see you here in my little hub-space, my friend!

      I know you are hurting over the election - and i'm just sorry anyone has to hurt!

      As far as Da Bomb Billy goes - we couldn't be more in agreement, sir!

      Welcome mat's always out, Tony...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ruchira: Sorry to hear about that all-girls school, dear! Lol...

      Glad you enjoyed this little ditty - in spite of your obviously good manners!

      haha..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @RCrumple: (I'm not even ASKING what you need both hands for, R - i can manage with just one..OMG)..

      and...as far as folks who don't adore me?

      Apart from them clearly not being right in the head(LOL) - i'll just keep writing political stuff and it seems to drive 'em away in 'Extremist-Right-Wing-Republican-DROVES.....haha..

      Ah, well...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phoenix2327: Party on, my friend...fart at will!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Schoolgirlforreal: Welcome, schoolgirl - are you sure yo' mama would approve of you reading such smut?

      LOL..

      Jest kidding, dear - i'm very happy that you took the time to drop in on my little poetic distraction from the election..

      Please - come again!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Shiningirisheyes: And - you pay me a 'fine favor' as well - and i thank you for taking the time to visit, comment, share - and follow!

      You're VERY brave...lol...

      And - i very much enjoyed your hub - great title - and great guts!

      (god -we're so polite it's enough to make ya puke, eh..lol)

      xx

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Kashmir56: Ah, my friend - you caught me 'playing' with words'...lol

      Let me try to explain myself...

      i grew up poor.

      (what - you need more?)

      I grew up poor so - words became my toys - and, i played with them endlessly..(i also buried a LOT of birdie roadkill - and gave them complete funeral services (non-denominational of course..haha))

      i deeply respect them (words - not dead birds) - and often make up new ones to keep the elders company...omg..

      So...now ya know!

      (Please don't send the men in white jackets - i promise to try to be better!)

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Hmmmm better change my name! oops...oh well just so long as you know I'm not really a school girl. :D

      Funny is funny and you do it very well!

      Thanks

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ahorseback: You're soo cute, cowboy - you know that?

      Sooo..ya always wore clean underwear - and it all kinda stuck to ya?

      Sigh..i know whereof you speak..

      Try it with a thong...it's even more unpleasant...

      OMG..(i apologize for offending your sensibilities, sir...haha)

      Please - come again! (Please?)

      lol

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Is there anyone, besides maybe Billybuc and Epigramman who gets read as much as you do? I doubt it. Outrageous and eye-opeming , irrenverent and funny as hell. You are quite a package and an important part of HP.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Another brilliant work. I really do adore this one! What you say, and the wonderfully poetic way that you say it. You have an awesome talent for poetry! So it seems that I am a tramp. I guess I could be worse, like boring! :)

      Keep doing what you do!

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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Cute. I can picture you helping the boys drop fishing worms in Mrs. Crabtree's lunch box as a child. lol!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this Leslie. Why should guys have all the fun? Why must we always be prim and proper? Too bad as we grow we can't just let it all go.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Xstatic: Wow, really?

      I just woke up and this is the first comment i read? I might as well stop right now - cause - it can't possibly get better than this!

      Thank you so much X - that is the biggest compliment - even if it's not true! haha..(hey, i'm just gonna pretend i'm a rabid politico - and accept your 'facts' as absolutes!)

      And, in that vein - let's just say i get read as much as BOTH of em put together, OK? Okie dokie Then - BILLY - you hearing this???

      I used to be a big fan of epi's too, but, i think i lost him in the political field...somewhere.....

      Ya see, i want to keep gaining 2 followers, losing 1 - so - i keep talking politics..

      it works wonderfully for any of you who would like to .....'cull'...your followers

      OMG..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa; Thank you, my friend, for your amazing support!

      When it gets to the point when i'm wondering where someone is? Their presence and positive karma are sorely missed!

      I love your Karma, Dana - i feel it, trust me on that - i know good peeps when i um...feel em...lol

      And - you feel soooo good!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @WrathWarbone: Omg, Terry - Mrs Crabtree??? Me thinks you're aging yourself, my friend..

      Therefore i'm going to pretend that i have NO idea who mrs. Crabtree is - but - (i'm laughing anyways...)

      LOL..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @GypsyRoseLee: prim and proper? I'm thinkin' that's the nasty one learns when they come from a wonderful home - and i can see how anything 'ingrained' can be difficult to break away from..

      Lucky, i spent my childhood 'bending over backwards' to either GET some parental attention - or - running from it...

      Now, don't feel badly - thus started a wonderful gymnastics career..LOL (get it - bending over...sigh..ferget it..)

      (AND - i can fart whence ever i desire...omg...)

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      Priscill Anne Alvik 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

      Your flare with words explodes in my mind creating rainbows of smiles and giggles Missy L.!!! Love your post, and more importantly love you!!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Picadilly: Awwwwww...lovely comment, my friend!

      loving you back, as always, Missy P!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Okay Karn ' I just came again , is that a self portrait or not . It's gorgeous anyway ! ........your a funny woman , I love that !

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      So you're saying being honest, natural, and speaking your mind makes you a tramp? Move over "Lady" there's more of us than you think!

      Voted up, funny, and interesting.

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      WOW! You always make me laugh and today I'm laughing at me thinking - I must be a HO! Hahaha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tillsontitan: More of us? My first reaction is: Oh, goodie!

      My second reaction is: OMFG!

      LOL...

      So nice to you see you Queen Mary of Tillson

      haha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @RealHousewife: Ho, Ho, Ho!

      Lololol..

      You're adorable - no matter what you are!

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Oh... that was enjoyable to read. I agree with FyrFytr234. You can't do all those things and people who pretend, will eventually slip anyway.

      I absolutely love the way you write. As Nicole Scherzinger would say, "You are Charmazing" :-)

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      There's nary an air nor a stiff upper lip

      No artificial graces nor unnatural faces

      I love this charming, kickass Lady,Tramp

      Especially as she writes like an effortless champ.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lady_E: So good to see you Elena! I'm a big fan of Nicole - i didn't really know her until DWTS..lol..

      she was tough and awesome! (also 'Charmazing'....lol)..

      Glad you enjoyed, my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Docmo: What's up Doc? it is sooo nice of you to come a-visiting to my little hub-space!

      Thanks for the 'charming' poem..lol

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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

      LOL Love this poem Leslie! I love your free spirit. Is that Lady Gaga in the first pic? :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carolinemd21: LOL..ya think this spirit was free? haha...

      Trust me - it cost plenty...omg...

      (laughing like a loon here..)

      Thanks for taking the time, Caroline - and for letting me play with your...(words..lol)

      I dunno if that's lady gag a..

      lol

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      M'dear - not so fast! It's possible to be both, if a 'lady' is someone who is genuine and considerate and if a 'tramp' is somebody who's authentic and sexy! Even Cole Porter's song, "The Lady is a Tramp" & your title here admit to that duality!

      (And remember Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"? hehe ;-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Nellieanna: I Definitely believe a real woman cannot be one without the other...

      Thanks for agreeing, my friend!!

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      movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

      How do you do it? Yo, you have to consider publishing and trying to make money off of these poems! This stuff is far more entertaining than that mainstream stuff, ImKarn! Your wordplay like high falootin' and stuff like that is what makes it so entertaining. I can relate to your writing style because I have that same kind of carefree attitude when I write. Voted way up, even above Pluto (for the record, Pluto is still a planet. I will not let them confuse me!)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Movielardatadare: What can a girl say to a comment such as yours, my friend? Other than - THANK YOU! I agree - as far as i'm concerned pluto is IN - uranus can go! LOL..

      As far as publishing goes - i know my strengths and i know my weaknesses - and - the technical aspects of publishing on line...frighten me..LOL..(at least i'm honest..)

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      You truly are both a lady and a tramp. And you know how much I enjoy all of your different faces and facets. Simple yet complex. Good and yet so bad. You are....my perfect little storm.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Fyrfytr234: Lol..Your very own canadian cold front - coming atcha! haha

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      My dear, dear friend, Leslie. I speak and belch with the best, but when it comes to introducing a male beast to the fest, he'd better know the proper etituette as deemed by Amy Vanderbilt. For although my family will make you bust a gut in laughter, an elbow on the table or an audible slurp will result in a feeling of extreme guilt. Know your manners and how to converse, its these attributes that will help you traverse.!!

      BTW, love the naked lady. Is she you or did you draw her?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarropr: You do make me giggle, my friend! No she's not me...it's Lady ga ga sketched by Tony Bennett...believe it or not...

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Can you show me the way! You are so great and confident in what you do! Please bring me out of my shell! I love your words! You are not a tramp at all!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AudraLeigh: Confident in who and what i am? Yes...Confident that i fit into the normal 'scheme of things'?

      Not so much..lol

      Thanks for the support, my friend - and the awesome comments!

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      Ken Taub 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      how can you not love this girl?

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Wooww...enjoyed this really LOL, what a wonderful job you have done here dear, Leslie....! Salute your attitude for sure dear.....!!!!votes way up and sharing too.....

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Kenja: Lol...let me count the ways...haha..

      welcome sir - please - come again!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Dghbrh: So glad you enjoyed, Deergha! Your sweet aura is welcome here always!

      And thanks very much for 'sharing'...xx

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      Ken Taub 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Again? Even if I did 22 minutes ago?

      Okay.

      Please see my Menage article and well, one other that pulls you in, and let me know. If ImKarn likes, i'm InKlover.

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      You're a hoot.... "If you are afraid to fart - you live with cramps"....

      Passing gas is frowned upon - just soldier through that cramp,

      I've naught achieved such self-control - This Lady is a Tramp!

      Glad I came back for a second read...

      thanks Leslie

      hugs

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Kenja: Will do my friend!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @NeilSperling: I told ya we thought alike...haha..

      huBsbackatchaxx

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      some of the comments here are hilarious! I'm listening to Frank Sinatra. Lol.

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      Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

      You are a breath of fresh air! Voted awesome & funny

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      Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

      Ps and not the scented type of air, either

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Mmmmmm...He did it his way - did ya hear? (lol)...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LouisaRogers: I can't tell you how much that particular compliment tickles me! I use mouthwash on my keyboard every single morning - doncha know..LOL..

      Thanks for taking a chance on me dear!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LouisaRogers: LOL...ya never know round these here parts...

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Yes, I did.

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      Morning les lie

      Got cream all over my face...oops I mean it's called um..cleansing mask, sorry!

      lol

      growing up with 5 chauvenistic brothers I quite agree-

      say what you want freedom of speech- it's free!

      ok well, gotta wash my face now..ttyl

      btw I'm def a tramp under your definition

      and love...Frank Sinatra is VERY cool...!

      :-))

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Schoolgirlforreal: Hi, sweetie - please forgive me for taking so long to respond - all i can say is - 'tis the season!

      (lol at 'cream'...) so glad you're my kinda tramp, dear - i kinda could tell that already..

      LOL..

      (meant as a compliment, of course!)

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Lesley this was so funny but in so many ways it screams out ITS OKAY... for anyone who does not want to walk that straight and narrow, proper course. In my younger days, I am afraid I was far from proper, quite the non conformist...yes its true...don't giggle I can hear you! I don't know what happened..maybe being a grandma changed me a bit as I have to be on more P's and Q's..anyway...I do think there is room for both like Nellie said. But I have loved and love my friends who were and are carefree and do not care what others think. They were the ones who grabbed me by the arm pulling me into some mischief, who wasn't afraid to dance in the rain, but always stood by me when I was hurting, the so called proper ones snubbed their noses and walked away...The world would never be the same without the gutsy and wonderful hearts of the free spirits.

      Love and hugs,

      Sunnie

      PS As far as farting, passing gas, breaking wind, I still blame it on the dog! lol

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      Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA

      Who DOESN'T love this lady who says she is a tramp?

      You have brought so many bright spots into my not so great, recent days. I found you just in time! Keep 'em coming and thank you!

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I could never be a 'good girl'.. With so much self suppression required to achieve that... I'd bust out of my skin in one big messy explosion... Ode to be a Man... Awesome script here Leslie... and showing my appreciation in all the 'write ways'.. Up, Awesome, and Pinned!

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      thechronicler 4 years ago

      This is SO funny! Especially:

      "My very best behavior - would annoy Miss Emily Post,

      A truth I need not ponder - as one can't offend a ghost!"

      I would have to say that some regular behavior from myself and Chronicler Fiancee would have possibly given Miss Emily Post a coronary. One of the hardest things I think about (maybe) having a kid in the future: I would have to clean up the swearing because we could not have the little one going to school and dropping the F-bomb. The four-letter words stay out of my writing most of the time, but the way I talk if sufficiently riled--that's an entirely different story!

      Relatives complained that I was too quiet when I was younger--until I opened my mouth and said what I honestly thought. Then they sorely regretted it. This poem also reminded me of that; love it and voted up!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @SunnieDay: LOL...that damned dog - same as mine...haha..

      it IS OK, Sunnie - we're all snowflakes - each unique and special in ourown ways!

      Sorry for the delay in responding, dear - i'm having quite a time in the comment section of my nra article...omg..

      it's out of control...feel free to join me in the good fight - it's a gun-free zone (not that i don't believe in gun ownership - i DO - it's a matter of responsibility - and magnitude...

      blahblahblah..xx

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @JillianBarclay: hon - are we facebook friends? If so please message me so we can chat?

      Here's my FB link...https://www.facebook.com/Lesilverman

      Thanks for your consistent support, dear - don't think i don't notice and appreciate - i DO!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CriticalMessage: Well - hello dear - welcome and happy new year to you! 'self-suppression' - excellent term!

      Thank you for 'appreciating' my work - and know that i appreciate your appreciation..

      (lol)

      Special thank you for the pin - my new years resolution is to promote 'sharing' - and to lead by example!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Thechronicler: Lol @ the chronicler fiancee...

      Interestingly, fyi - i'm quite the swearer myself - and i have 2 kids - and..let's just say control wasn't always my forte..

      neither of them swear much at all...it's like - if you make a big deal of it - so do they..

      and if you don't - it's no big (fucking) deal..

      Ooops..

      lol..thanks for stopping by! Sorry i was so late in responding...

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      Charmaine Clancy 4 years ago

      Adorable! There are way too many don'ts in our society.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CharmaineClancy: Thank you for your kind words, Charlmaine! Please - stop by anytime...

      Coffee's always on!

      lol

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Refreshing and well done! Voted up and all that other good stuff...

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Sassy and smart with Sinatra thrown in---nice. :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LisaLuv: Thank you so much pretty lady!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MrsBrownsParlour: Well hello - and thank you for bringing the 'Parlour' to me! lol..

      Very nice to meet you!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Well , I just read this again , [note past comments] it would be soo interesting to know you , what is you're life story girl !........Ed

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Ed...You mean - you DON'T know me? lol..

      you've read enough to get the gist, yes?

      Like Popeye always said - 'i yam what i yam'...

      lolxx

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      lol@popeye. your so funny leslie.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      You are too funny and what an awesome writer! Amazing! Voting up and sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lisa: Hey, Lisa - you are soo good to visit sooo often! Me gusta muicho! lol..

      thanks for sharing, my friend!

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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Very well written. You are one strong-a$$ poetess. Emily my eye! lol, thanks...

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Just wanna say that portrait is not a tramp it's a champ! what a freakin hub I loved it!!!!

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      You are always so cleverly witty. Wonderfully entertaining!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Frank: Hello Frank - i've seen you on SO many hubs that i read and i used to read you as well...

      i wondered why you never visited. Very nice to finally see you - too bad i'm not writing on the hub anymore..

      lol..guessin' it just wasn't meant to be...

      haha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Cyndi10: Thanks so much dear! Encouraging words are also so appreciated and uplifting!

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Oh Leslie dear, look what the world has done! This is precisely why I love you! You are you and you is awesome and this couldn't be any more perfect or anymore me :D

      You rock and I pray you never change and I know you never will :D

      Love ya!!!!!!

      Cat

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Les......Am I reading here, that you are leaving us? NO, you may not do this! I've been so MIA lately, I'm not up on the latest......

      If it's true.....please send me links to where ever you will be!

      This Poem rocks..BTW....you are one of my Hub-Idols. I swear, girl, you MUST be the daughter I never had......because I just know, you'd be the girl I raised. NEVER change. To hell with the whiners, haters and phonies........Bold, confident, smart and in-your-face.....that's how REAL women roll!!!.............UP+++

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi Cat! We're 2 peas in a pod, me thinks! Thanks so much for your support, my friend! It means a lot!

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Paula, what a beautiful picture of you! (how could it not be?) So good to see you!

      Yes dear - not only am i leaving - i've already left...lol..

      i'm here everyday visiting my friends and reading their words, but, i felt it best to leave before i was asked to re; Sannel...

      i started a blog that is doing better than i ever did on the hub - don't ask me why..lol..

      here's a link to get you there - once there just 'Join This Site' and you'll get a direct email - one click trip!

      love you

      http://imkarn23.blogspot.ca/

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      ImKarn, if you are a tramp, then everyone should want to be one, too! Beautiful poem. I love the line "Filters are for oil changes - only windows need a screen!" Who needs to be proper and stuck up, anyway?! Love it. I stumbled across your blog the other day (I saw it from Google Plus), and I will be making my way over there again. I'm glad that even though you have stopped writing here, that you have maintained a presence here. It is sad that you have been made to not feel at home here, because you add a lot of fun to this site.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Good morning Kathryn and welcome! Your sweet words mean a lot to me - thank you!

      As far as hubpages goes, i just think they didn't know what to make of me..

      the final straw was when vickiw linked one of my hubs tohers - and the advertising on her hub was immediately suspended..

      when she unlinked me - voila - it was back..

      i said phooey to that censorship and finally took the huge leap!

      It's been worth it, but - i am here everyday cause there are AMAZING people and writers here..

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I saw the site and I joined...........But back to you leaving......I am really bothered by this. There are too many leaving HP, for various reasons...(and I'm sure they are justified) but it still enrages me. All those that I have read, who are leaving/already left.....are TOP writers. No, not just MY opinion, but in the opinion of MANY. Proof is in their fabulous work, their devoted followers, traffic, POSITIVE comments.

      It's like a blow to the gut, when you're not looking! I'm brimming with questions, not to mention comments......but not here, I guess. I don't intend to lose track of you, Les. I wish you the BEST!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      This is great! So funny. Maybe because I don't always hold my tongue when need be either and laugher. . .well. . .there's such a thing as discreet laughter?

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Sweetie - i won't let us lose contact either - i truly feel close to you!

      oddly, i don't always get notified when you write, so i'd appreciate an email - PLEASE! I'd do it for you..lol..

      and i'm on facebook ya know - k leslie silverman

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Leslie,

      Loved this ditty from you, you are truly unique with your gift and uniqueness, thank god we can follow you on your website! Would miss the sexy, slutty words of a fellow tramp!!LOL

      I agree 100% with Paula though it is incredibly annoying, sad and worrying when SO MANY gifted writers I LOVE leave but delighted to hear your site is doing so well, kudos to you!

      Talent is hard to keep down and you rock girlfriend!

      Cheers for this wonderful write which has it all - see you on the other side!

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi, Shan! So glad you enjoyed! Tramps are the best, doncha think? Lol..

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Suzie - you are too kind, dear! Thank you for you encouraging words - they are very much appreciated! Let's not lose touch, now that we've finally...'touched'..

      lol

      xx

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted this up, funny, awesome, and shared. This was very clever and funny. Clever keeps coming to mind, certainly a talented one. Best wishes always.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Thank you so much Thelyricwriter! I can give you directions to my blog if you'd like? I'm not writing on the hub any more...

      Thanks for taking the time, my friend..

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      Micky Dee 3 years ago

      I found a link to your poem at my latest publishing. They're a bit alike in small ways. I like your choice of pics too. Very nicely done.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Hi, Micky! Thanks for the kind words!

      I don't write on the hub anymore...

      Please check out my blog? http://imkarn23.blogspot.ca/2013/10/tolerate-thy-n...

      or my fan page on fb? https://www.facebook.com/KLSilverAuthor?hc_locatio...

      Hope to see you there!

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