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This Pretty Black Dress (sorting out life, one load at a time)~

Updated on February 4, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

The wicked black dress~
The wicked black dress~ | Source
The killer boots~
The killer boots~ | Source
The overflowing laundry bin~
The overflowing laundry bin~ | Source
If I don't do laundry today, who's gonna do it? (:
If I don't do laundry today, who's gonna do it? (: | Source
Best laundry solution ever!
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Slipping into the past like a burglar,

Quietly and slowly I opened my closet.

Enchanted by what is hanging neatly,

Beautiful, glamorous and colorful outfits.


Some have been worn once or twice,

Some barely even touch, few still carries tag.

There quite hidden in the back is a pretty black dress.

A gift from someone close to my heart.


But I was in limbo then and so it was tossed,

Kept in the closet and eventually forgotten.

Glitz and glam in my head but if I may confess,

I fret this pretty black dress may not fit anymore.


For all its cost I tossed it back in the closet,

An instance of tweaking though I know I am no weakling.

I peeked and it's wicked - this pretty black dress,

Staring and daring and so hypnotizing.


Just like my first quasi-sexual experience,

I pushed and pulled this deadly black dress off.

Gently and slowly allowing its’ softness to touch me.

Lovely, it fits, it fits, it fits so very well!


After so many years 'am I four gram less?

Now, I am all so ready but where is the party?

No invitation, no special occasion.

Oh no, do not be distressed!


I say save the pretty black dress Asian bird,

Hold tight tonight for a quasi-sexual night.

And while you wait for your man face your fate woman,

Gather your strength and the courage to load.


So no pretty black dress but with my black boots instead,

I faced my ordeal and the truth was revealed.

With my strong conviction for color coding I started loading,

The bin's over flowing in the laundry room where I was standing.


Copyright@CrisSp~TM/08-2012. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~


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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      The Examiner: Thank you. It doesn't matter how you'd like to interpret the poem, I'm glad you found it interesting. I appreciate the read and the vote as well. See you around HP.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      suzettenaples: Thank you. Have fun sorting out! And, the LBD still in the closet. :)

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That was neat, and different. It seemed to have that - something - about it. It was also very interesting, the way that you said the lines just made the reader curious as to what came next. Voted up!

      Kevin

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      I absolutely love this poem! And, I love your little black dress - don't get rid of that! LOL! I love the metaphor of 'sorting through your life' by sorting the laundry. Brilliant! And this reminds me - I have sorting to do of my own! LOL! Voted up and shared.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Memuna: Thank you. And, yes not a big fan of doing the laundry but I have no choice I guess or I'll be naked! :)

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      Memuna Umber 3 years ago

      you look stunning in that black dress, and the way you described its experience with it is commendable. I really enjoyed it!

      Doing laundry is one of my favorite chores, I see that you are not as fond of it as i am because you called it an "ordeal". Nevertheless I see you enjoyed it in the end!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Kim! Indeed, whatever power this LBD holds. It's magical and we all become mysterious in it. Thank you for your most engaging comments and vote.

      Love from the sky~

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      CrisSp,

      Lovely poem. I think most of us women (and I guess some men, too : - )have at least one little black dress and are aware of the power which comes from putting on that dress. Putting on that dress can be empowering if you can still fit into it and heartbreaking when you don't fit into it anymore. Personally, I have quite a bit of black in my wardrobe that I have accumulated over time. For me, it is its neutrality which allows me to take almost any color and use as an accent. V+ for sure.

      Kim

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lady_E: Thank you.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely and captivating read. Very unique. Thanks.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      teaches12345: Thank you for gracing this page.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Who can do without that little black dress? Love your poem and you look fabulous in the dress!

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Jodah! Thank you so much for coming back here and for checking out on me. Yeah, been in a semi-hiatus on HP. Just overwhelmed with stuff outside HP. Annual training on the ground, which recently just concluded. Oh wait, we still have to do First Aid refresher next week. :) I personally miss HP too and the lovely people here. I admit, I do peep once in a while but just unable to comment on the creative and wonderful works of our fellow hubbers like you. Will catch up soon and thanks again. I really do appreciate your message. See you around HP (again). Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Sunshine! Keep shining cause you're contagious that way! :)

      Love from the sky!

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Where you been Cris, miss seeing you around Hp? Hope all is well.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You rocked the poem and the dress! :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Jodah. I am humbled by your visit but I very much appreciate it. See you around HP!

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      John Hansen 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Enjoyable poem Cris and brought a smile to my face. You certainly got some nice compliments on both the poem, and the pic of you wearing the little black dress (all deserving I might add). You have been visiting my hubs so I thought it only fair I had a browse through some more of yours. I may be slow but I like to savour fine writing...lol. Keep up the good work.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ausseye: Thank you. However, you wish to interpret the work, I appreciate you stopping by here, reading and commenting. Cheers mate!

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      Ausseye 4 years ago

      He Crisp....

      It is a black poem….. Boots and all

      If it fits …

      Loved the moment of black you created

      A dress to the world….. Small and black in nature

      Now me being silly to the moon. A reflection

      Dressed in black…….perhaps nurture will take it’s role!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Theater girl: Thank you...see you around.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I love reading poems that combine the seemingly ordinary with something more.....really wonderful! I am enjoying discovering your work!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Marie! Thank you for reading...happy to see you in the laundry room. Lol!

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      Renee 4 years ago

      Hi CrispSp...yes, all women should have that one LBD for that one very special occasion ...like doing the laundry, lol. There is something so sexy about the LBD, it actually transforms us women, makes us feel so beautiful, sexy and oh-so feminine..or maybe it's just me. Great poem!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Romeo! Thanks for dropping by. I actually enjoyed your comments. See you around HP!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hey; this is a nifty verse, and well written, I thought.

      There are very few sights that beat seeing a beautiful girlfriend in such alluring attire;let's hope one isn't dressed up with nowhere to go :)

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Roslynn7: Glad you made it here in the laundry room. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Roslynn 4 years ago from Europe

      very intriguing and thought evoking article; yes we need to sort our life, one load at a time!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: Thanks Ed! The twinkle you see in the sky is my wingtip flying by...so, there I was for you. Take care.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      ChrisSp., Hey girl , i flew home from Az. this week and missed seeing you ......why don't I ever see you in the air ? Haa ! Now there I was , thinking about that dress again ! Fly well my beautiful friend ...Ed

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      truthfornow: Thank you. Happy to see you here and thank you for the follow.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Very nice poem and the dress is very nice too!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Christina! I hope this piece serves as an inspiration for you to weave something or to simply express yourself. Happy thoughts on your way! Thanks for coming by my laundry room. *smile*

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hi Sue! Thank you for the visit and for the kind compliments. Here's sending you some love from the sky.~

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      Christina M. Castro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      CrisSp, you personified your garment so very well. I am sure if every thread or stain from use could speak we could listen for hours. I think that it is so interesting that I was considering to do a piece about clothing as well... Well done, I am sure your wardrobe's accessories are calling out for your written attention as well!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi CrisSp

      You look marvellous in your little black dress. :) Great poem!

      Voted up and awesome

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      mercuryservices: Thank you for your readership and for the follow. Perfect short film very timely for my day off while I do the laundry. :)

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      Alex Munkachy 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Cool poem. For some more dryer sheet scented inspiration, check out this short film:

      http://vimeo.com/7563705

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      xstatic: Wow! So, I was away (up in the sky) and didn't realize this "Black Dress" would gain this much attention. Lol! Always good to see you! Thank you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MickeySr, I'll take it as a compliment regardless of how you wish to interpret it...thank you for your visit. I wasn't really expecting you in the laundry room but it's nice to see you--really. *smile*

      Please do come back again.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      What a wonderful idea this was! It draws me back each time I see a comment. Good dress, on you it looks great!

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      MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      CrisPp ~ I'm fearful of suggesting it all went downhill from here, please don't infer that because it's not the case - but I do want to tell you, I thought . . .

      "Slipping into the past like a burglar"

      . . . was easily the best line, the best carried over notion, of the whole piece . . . it made want to happily continue on with you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: You're welcome anytime...how's virgin ceasar instead?

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      I came back ! coffee tea or me !!!!......:-}

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      LKMore01: Thank you . You made it to the laundry room. Lol! Cheers to the beauty of this pretty black dress!

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      LKMore01 4 years ago

      CrisSp,

      Loved this. The little black dress can make us feel classic and sexy depending on who or why we wear it... boots are always "made for walking."

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      xstatic: Yeah, it looks like and that sounds good to me. Lol! Evergreen...why not? Thanks. You just gave me a hint on what to hub next. Please come back anytime. *smile*

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      peachpurple: Thank you for reading and for your compliments. *smile*

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Little Black Dresses can be evergreen it seems.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      beautiful poem. Enchanting. Voted beautiful

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you rasta1. Appreciate your visit and your comments. Peace and love~

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      A very sensual poem that appeals to the imagination. Excellent delivery.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Louise Lately: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      You're welcome Michelle and thank you.

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      Louise Lately 4 years ago from London, UK

      Very well written and I like how the photos go so well with your words! A pleasure to read.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      LBDs really do have their allure, Cristina! Thanks for sharing this one....totally expressive!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Anna! Happy to see you here. Thank you for dropping by.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Skillfully done, managing to combine little black dresses, killer heels and washing! Very clever, and of course us girls need our boots and dresses :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gentlemen (xstatic & epi), please behave (as in Austin Power style). Lol! Thank you so much. I am glad to see you both here, enjoying my playful words on "this pretty black dress". Keep well now!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....now there's a word I've never seen before .....

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Indubitably

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....let's just admit it Jim, we're art lovers.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I heard that too!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....if it has to do with a beautiful woman, Jim, I always hear dat!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I thought I heard that Colin! Guess yo dod too....

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ..well then, boys will be boys, but I'm so there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hey Jim , did someone just mention a little black dress?

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      The hub that keeps on giving! It is always good to come back by when I see a comment.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      livingsta and DDE: Thank you ladies. ♥

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Stunning in the black dress and off-course the laundry has to be doneand you expressed all so beautifully in poetry.

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Pretty dress and beautiful poem. You are pretty :-)

      Thank you for sharing this lovely poem. Sharing!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Audrey! It's good to see you here. Thank you for your support. I truly appreciate it. See you in the next hub stop. Love from the sky~

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I was so pleasantly surprised by this poem!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol Astranomik!! Happy to see you here and glad you enjoyed it! Happy shopping for some more killer dress. Cheers!

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Hehehe.... that is very tempting. I have one "killer" dress, and I should wear it more. LOL. Wow shopping buddy sounds awesome. Thank you. I do have a major weakness for shopping. Great suggestion. :)

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol, Astra Nomik! Go ahead, rummage through your closet if that would make your day. Why not? Thank you for your visit. I enjoyed reading your comments and glad to spread the virus of getting creative and trendy. Call me, when you need a shopping buddy. I'd certainly be pleased to come along. *smile* See you around!

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I have an urge to go rummaging through my closet for something wild and crazy to wear after reading that. LOL. You look terrific in the dress. Well done for not gaining any pounds over the years since you got the dress. Hooray for the boots too. Dressed to kill. :)

      I so need more clothes. I need to go shopping. LOL.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol xstatic! Apparently so, this has become my signature hub and thanks to readers like you. You're welcome to come back anytime.

      Gratefully yours,

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Boy, this black dress hub is really what is called "Evergreen." People just keep coming back.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol! Epi, I wonder what is your background music at this time. I am listening to the original, "When a Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge. I am such a sucker for good old music. (:

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      You too, epi? Goodness, I am so flattered! Great to see you again and thank you for the much needed warm wishes. Lake Erie must be very scenic at this time. Enjoy but please stay warm. *hugs*

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hold on - your little black dress is your uniform with your killer boots?

      Hey let's do laundry together one day, okay?

      lol

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ha..ha..ha..Ed, you are so funny! That's my uniform when I'm doing my laundry plus the killer boots. Lol! You just made my day. Thanks.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Oh I can't get this little black dress out of my mind - lol - or the fantastic writer who put this hub presentation together - sending you warm wishes from a snowy almost frozen lake at lake erie time ontario canada 12:45pm

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Oh, thank you blaise25. Nice to meet you.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      ChrisSp . You're an official rock star now girl !!, "your signature hub "! Poor baby .....:-[ We love everything you write , you know that!!! Sorry ? ......but you gotta admit it ....you look some kinda perfect in that dress though [again]Do you get to wear it in flight ?!....lol.......Ed

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      Fehl Dungo 4 years ago from close to you...

      You are so beautiful and your words are crispy :p

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Arun, thank you and happy New Year to you too!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      xstatic -- always a pleasure to see you in my hub space. You can come back any time here. Thank you and here's wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

      Keep warm.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you epi! Taking all the compliments (I sound so greedy) coming from one of the greatest poet I've known throughout my hubbing life. Best wishes back to you while we both enjoy the wild electric blues music on this cold winter night.

      Love from the sky~

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 4 years ago from KOLKATA

      Beautifully attired you have given us a brilliant performance. Wish you and your family a happy new year.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Secomd view, and I second Epi's motion not from the ocean but quite close to the lake.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      well needless to say this is my favorite hub presentation of the year in 2012 - probably because #1. you're in the dress

      #2. and you're one hot writer too

      I am sending you warm wishes and good energy on this Saturday night with a full moon and some wildddddddd electric blues music playing and also hoping for your continued health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in the new year.

      lake erie time canada 11:33pm

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Laurinzo, did you know that this pretty black dress pretty much made this writer (without a niche) famous? Lol! Guess, I've made my signature hub through this "Pretty Black Dress", eh?

      Thank you for stopping by my fellow poet. Appreciate your comments. Cheers!

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Wow CrisSp ... I am so glad you are NOT a Niche writer, and that poetry is one of your many talents; and this one is really, really good.

      And that pretty black dress is no match for its stunning wearer... and I promise I will get around to reading more than your poetry; but admittedly I am a poetry nut!!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      @schoolgirlforreal: Lol! Guess, you've learned something new today, eh? This is what happens when my creative juice flows in the middle of doing my laundry. (: I just wanna exaggerate it really (and play with words) but nonetheless, black dress is always sexy --you know the saying about it....black dress makes us feel mystical.

      Thanks for coming by. Love your comments, actually!

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      schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

      I like this hub and I love those boots!

      I also think you look nice in the black dress...I don't have one :( ...yet

      quasi-sexual exp? the dress feels so good it's almost sexual? thanks for the new word I had to look up, lol

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Collin dear, pretty black dress still hanging in the closet. I should stop eating airplane food or it won't fit anymore. Lol!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you Jynzly.