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Every Day is Judgment Day!

Updated on January 13, 2013
We, The Sheeple
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When Did Good Judgment Become a Bad Thing?


To judge is but a decision made,

A thousand times each day!

Why give Mankind both brain - and thumb,

Then take away His say?


Political Correctness has thrust us,

Where we sheeple stand on the brink.

Teetered panicked on slippery slope,

Is it better to fall than to think?


Policing every turn of phrase,

Am I alone in saying it's nuts?

These days to call a spade a spade,

Takes nothing short of guts!


God forbid one says broad or retard,

Even Garbage men have a new name!

If one of the masses forgets a new 'rule',

They are marked - if not exiled in shame!


With appearance more crucial than Substance,

I aspire to klutzy, ass-backwards, and crass!

If I'm going down - I'm going down Writing,

And those sheeple can just KISS MY ASS!


I hope that I've not hurt your feelings,

If so - please don't hold a grudge!

The intent was to probe and to question,

And really - Who Are You To Judge??


The End

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      David Hunt 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      How true. This reminds me of John Lennon's Working Class Hero:

      ...

      Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV

      And you think you're so clever and classless and free

      But you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see

      ...

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Funny and interesting look at PC gone wild!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      love it.!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can always count on you to set the record straight. There is a reason I like you so much and this poem pretty much summarizes that reason. Shoot from the hip and best of luck getting out of the way of Leslie's bullets. Great job my friend!

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      Priscill Anne Alvik 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

      Wow Missy L. you wasted no time....Bravo for you!!!!

      You are fun with the way you play with words and get your point across. To judge by the dictionary's standard is to make an informed opinion, to make a decision is exercising one's right to choice after considering all the possibilities...so both are pretty much the same!!! To be Curious over Judgmental though....ah here the judgmental word has the tendency to rally harsh thoughts, invoked with criticism, and negative connotations towards people or life events.

      Yes, I agree everyone has the right to informed choices…that is one of our freedoms in life, but in the same context I believe it is not my place to be judgmental, I leave that up to God, the Light of the Universe. I am not privy to every detail of life He is, and heaven knows I for one am not a good or even close match for His job…thank you Lord!

      Great Hub, I expected nothing less from you….love you Missy P.!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Straight to the point! Becoming informed and verbalizing our thoughts seems to be offensive to many.Oh well, I will probably never stop. Vote up!

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      Mazzy Bolero 4 years ago from the U.K.

      You said it, ImKarn23! We all make value judgments, and the PC crowd are quite judgmental of anyone not following their PC rules. I agree it's about appearances. I sometimes think political correctness is a substitute for respect, not a guarantee of it. And it's applied so unevenly - some groups can be insulted freely but others are sacrosanct. Gimme a break - it's fake!

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      Gianandrea Maoli 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Nice one, Leslie! "Even garbage men have a new name!" Boy, have we gotten that sensitive? It's amazing how we have to walk on egg shells in today's society. Glad to hear you're not afraid to crack a few to make a valid point. :) This one is certainly worth sharing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Touche! We've been taught not to judge, but it's human nature to judge! You've given every reason why it's ok!

      And you, over there, with your drawers droopin' down to you knees. If I wanted to see your damned underwear, I'd invite you to my bed! Until then, cover your ass and your Wal-Mart plaid boxers!

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      Ray 4 years ago

      LOL...Priceless and to the point ...yet another ork of art babe !

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Tweeted & FBed

      I'm good, but honestly, who doesn't judge?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Unnamedharald: Wow! i'm flattered, sir! Please...come again...anytime!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Xstatic: Funny, interesting and...true! (in my humble, shy opinion, anyway...lol)..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Cleaner3: Thanks Michael!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Billybuc: The master of setting the record straight and shooting from the hip likes me! You really like me! (lol) Back atcha Mr. H!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Picadilly: You are the inspiration here, Miss P - and i thank you for that! I agree with you - curious is not a decision made - it is only...the exploration done - before any decision is made..

      So..when you decide that you dislike broccoli? You have passed judgment, my friend! LOL

      I understand that your...definition of judgment - is...'Higher" than mine, but - i can only deal with what i have here in front of me! And in the big bad world - any decision IS a form of judgment. Lovin' on ya, gf!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Picklesandrufus: LOL! You go girl! It's all in the delivery, as well, of course!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mazzybolero: Thanks for...getting it, Mazzy! Even deciding that we prefer flats over heels - IS a judgment. I don't know when good judgment became so wrong! Everything's ok these days - i heard a theologist recently say that there is still a Heaven - but - there is not - and never has been - a HELL! Lol..okie dokie then..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Gmaoli: Always honored when you take the time to stop by and take a gander, G! Thanks for sharing...

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      myownlife 4 years ago from london

      True enough said,

      Interesting.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You tell 'em Leslie. You remind me of Annie Get Your Gun. Twirl them pistols and come out blazing. Voted up all the way.

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      Tarantula B 4 years ago from North England

      HERE HERE! PC p***es me off. Even have to use the **s! WELL SAID.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: Zackly! It's only human nature - and yet - we're made to feel guilt for what is only natural! As if we're not already heaped up with guilt over other stupid, asinine, waste-of-time shit as well! LOL..(did i say that out loud?)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Mhatter99: Yep...exactly my point, M!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Myownlife: Nice to 'meet' you, Myownlife! Thanks for taking the time...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @GypsyRoseLee: haha...very interesting visual, R! Still laughing...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TarantulaB: Hi, Tarantula! Listen - no need to use *****'s round these here parts! Y'all come back now, ya hear?

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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thank you! That so needed to be said. I would have but feared the public thumb SCREW!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent perspective!

      Of course we have to evaluate everything and all in order to make significant decisions. Life is all about decisions. Judging means condemning or accepting. How can we live without doing this? But then, in the process, we should still love our fellowman like we love ourselves. Live and let live. With love we can judge and simply avoid what is bad, and we can even move bad to a place where it can exist without harming us. (As we do with the weed we dig out of our garden - it go to the heap where it turns into useful nourishment ~ wish we could do this with criminals.)

      Just blame this long comment of mine on your profound and thought-provoking poem. Voted up to the top :)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is so true and so cool it was a very awesome read ! And no you did not hurt my feelings because i agree !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @WrathWarbone: Lol...i'm terrified, but, i figure i'm safe at pen's length! haha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Kashmir56: Thank you for caring and sharing, Kashmir!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes, the world seems to be turning into a world of followers who fancy themselves leaders. I sometimes feel like the lone voice who dares to question company policy and point out inconsistencies. I don't do this to cause trouble; I just want people to think for themselves and not follow blindly. It seldom works. Even if someone does agree with me, they will only acknowledge it in secret.

      I used to rage about this but now, with years behind me, I'm more philosophical.

      Btw, I grew up in the ghettos and if you called a spade a spade in my neighbourhood, you ran for your life. ;)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MartieCoestser: Oooooo...'condemning' is such a strong word...lol..(unlike judgmental..haha). I prefer to think of it as accepting or...rejecting. I don't think rejecting something is necessarily condemning it, do you?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phoenix2327: I'm not disregarding everything you said before - BUT - your last sentence made me spit my coffee! LOL. Now..back to a clean screen, ahem - i know exactly what you are saying when you say you don't do it to cause trouble! I do it to STOP trouble from happening, but, some people think i ' stir the pot' - if you can believe that...(LOL)...the point is - i wouldn't be able to stir it - if it didn't exist..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa, I love this! Being politically correct is ' plum ' dangerous these days. I try not to be judgemental, but when i see a five hundred pound woman on a scooter, i tend to think that she surely eats too much. lol

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow youa re so right who are we to judge? I love your poem girlfriend.. and smooches to you

      debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Alwaysexploring: Lol...Ya think??

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Deborahbrooks: And, who are we not to! Smooches back atcha!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You? Stirring the pot? Say it ain't so! Ha-ha. Excellent point though, ImKarn, excellent point.

      Sorry about your screen. Hope it's alright.

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      Clark Cook 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      Picadilly -- with all respect, embracing "informed choices" for you but "judgment" for God reminds me of the guy who says that in his household HE makes the really important decisions like whether the family will endorse Obama's health care plans or whether the family will approve of US foreign policy in Syria, while his wife deals with the minor matters such as whether they should sell the house or which college the kids should attend.

      If some brute raped my child or tortured my spouse or burned my house down or stole all my assets, would I "judge" him? Damn right I would!

      Great Hub Leslie!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Moonfroth: Damn right i would judge him as well. I might even have to rip his bunyackas off - eye for an eye style - cause i have little to no faith in the legal system these days. And YES - we can call that a judgment (excuse the pun). As far as my girl, Picadilly goes? You must know her pure heart and understand her kind spirit to see her point here. She has a deep belief in her god - which i respect but cannot share - and she ties the word 'judgment' into him - and then feels as if she's...stepping on his toes if she should dare to judge as well. This hub was written because she made a statement that she didn't judge - and i had to make the point that she does - everyday - and it's ok - all intelligent folk are doin' it! LOL Please come again, Moonfroth! Share if you care...

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Leslie

      "Policing every turn of phrase,

      Am I alone in saying it's nuts?

      These days to call a spade a spade,

      Takes nothing short of guts!"

      Amen! Up with speaking are minds freely with our own words. Down

      with political correctness.

      Voted up across the board.

      Take care :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is an awesome poem. You are my kind of person! Sharing!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Sueswan: Hi, Sue! I'll second that motion! !

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Tammyswallow: Awwwwww...thanks!

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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Gees, Karn, you have 15 million tons of comments here. That's hot.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Wrathwarbone: Hi, T! Yes it's hot - AND too cool!! And thank you for making it 15 million - AND ONE!

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      cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Thank you for saying what it is and doing it with the poignancy (spelled right?) of verse. Love it and we won't forget it. Great photo too!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Cynthtggt: Hi, Cyn! (spelled right?) .Thanks for the positive feedback! Please, come again!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      'Tis a rare breath of fresh air that blows through these stale, over compliant, sheeple that produce persistently pointless pile of pap. Bravo. Love the verse and the wonderful point you make here so eloquently, I must add.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Baaaaa! Baaa!! "Are we like sheep?" she sang! Right on point as always!!!

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Amen to that! Political Correctness too often is simply just another measure used much like the race card....if you cannot defend the situation or win the arguement....play the race card. God gave us a brain though far too few use it and the ability to reason on the basis of fact with a dash of common sense and good old life experience yet too many folks today fall victim to that old line from the television series, "Dallas" in which J.R. Ewing, caught in bed with one of his women by his wife Sue Ellen, raises up on the pillow and asks, "Now Sue Ellen, honey, who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?" Nuff said! Good Write! ~WB

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Audreyhowitt: Well, Audrey, if we've gotta be sheep - at least let's be black sheep, eh?

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Docmo: Hi...and Thanks! Breath of fresh air? lol I'm more like a north wind straight from canada...haha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @WayneBrown: i knew i loved you for a reason! Clearly - you're an old soul - AND - you like my writing! Obviously brilliant as well! Thanks for meandering over, cowboy!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, of course, condemning is like wiping something off the planet. And really, I will not easily do that. Only in some cases, if I could. So I accept 'rejecting' with gratitude. Thank you, Leslie! You've hit the nail on its head - ".... rejecting something is not necessarily condemning it."

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MartieCoetser: Exactly, Martie! It's not a bad thing - it's a human thing! If we didn't reason and conclude (judge) - we might as well be swimming with the fishes - altho - i'm thinkin' some of them fishies have out-evolved us humans as far as critical thinking goes..lol

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      Tarantula B 4 years ago from North England

      "SHEEPLE" ! Love it. Sums things up rather well. Must be a word we can derive from "Lemmings" too......

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TarantulaB: From the sound of your name - you like spiders better than sheepleand - i don't blame you!..lol..Glad you enjoyed ..

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      Tarantula B 4 years ago from North England

      Have just "Liked" this piece on Facebook for my friends to learn something. Am also known as "Yorky" by some, and have been to Wales on holiday, so, sheep - best not go there! lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TarantulaB: Yorky! What a unique handle - i like it! Thank you for 'sharing' my efforts - it means you found it valuable, and that means a lot...

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      Simba73 4 years ago from UK

      Very good very true !!!!

      Great write

      Exalt

      Simba

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Greetings ImKarn -

      Love this no holds bar, says it like it is and no flaffin' about!!

      Great job!! voted up++++++ and shared:-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Simba73: Glad you enjoyed...come again, Simba..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @SuzieHQ: Greetings, Suzie! 'Flaffin'? i LOVE this word....No, i've never been accused of...'flaffin' about! LOL

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Leslie - I wish I'd have seen this hub earlier. I've been thinking that only I wanted to end this political correctness bs. It's sad when society makes laws to replace common courtesy and politeness teachings. I'm just waiting on the day when we'll all be wearing unisex outfits authorized by the government to keep from offending anyone. It's sad, it's sick and it's total bs. One hell of a poem! I'm on your side!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Visions of '1984' floated through my head after reading rcrumple's comment. George Orwell got it right. He just messed up the date.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rcrumple: I agree with you and Phoenix! It's going that direction - where straight up truth said with straight up honesty - is a crime..

      They want to stop teaching critical thinking skills in california - not that we're teaching much of it now! A nation of quivering sheeple is what we've become..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Phoenix2327: Absolutely! George was always before his time...lol

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow.. I still love this awesoem hub girlfriend

      sharing

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Please know - your ongoing encouragement and support does not go unnoticed or unappreciated, my friend!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Still loving this poem you are not hurting my feelings.

      many blessings

      sharing

      Debbie

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Awesome! "Even garbage men have a new name... " lol. I agree. Who are we to judge? Voted up!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      "BRAVO"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: I would never want to hurt your feelings! Ever!

      If i ever do - i'm telling you here and now that it's unintentional..

      (lol)

      Big HUBS, Deb..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Shhhh...they get really pissed off when you call them garbage men...LOL..

      So good to see you, Doc!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Leslie, you ought to email this poem to Obama!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: Lol...

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      You said it, not me! (and I'm jealous.) Thumbs up sister.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Waynebarrett: Lol...now...don't be like that...lol..

      thanks for the thumbs up,my friend!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I hope that I've not hurt your feelings,

      If so - please don't hold a grudge!

      The intent was to probe and to question,

      And really - Who Are You To Judge??

      Such a wonderful read and apt ending. Voted up as always Leslie my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Eiddwen:

      Hi, Eddy - awesome to see you, as always!

      Lol..isn't it funny how we can use something - or lose something - as it benefits us?

      Those who are the most judgmental - will be the first to tell you NOT to..

      hilarious..

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Another cool one. Interesting philosophy. Shalom.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Thank you Manatita!

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