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Updated on October 17, 2012
With Friends Like You..
With Friends Like You.. | Source

The other day I lost a friend - I believed that's what she was,

And while we've not met in the flesh, each morning she would buzz.

A different time, a different place - she'd survived what most would not,

Worldly and grateful - at least - that's what I thought.


So shocked when words turned ugly, quite sure it was a joke,

Or the onslaught of some illness - Tourette's Syndrome or a stroke?

You see, my friends, I wrote a poem - which rubbed her the wrong way,

She ordered me to 'PULL IT NOW!' - and thought I would obey!

Shocked!
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This advice was non-constructive - I think you'll all agree.

Her behavior so bizarre - had she had too much chablis?

She told me I should "learn to write" - although I work so hard,

True friends think of feelings - she'd shown mine no regard.


I must admit it shook me - were my facts and figures wrong?

Did my punctuation stink? Was my platform far from strong?

She was sure that I'd be heckled, even horribly abused,

Then told me where to shove my ignoramus views!

Them's Fightin' Words!
Them's Fightin' Words! | Source

With jaundiced eye that poem is raked, as confidence is shaken,

She spouts cruel, nasty words - and I think I'm mistaken?

How quickly human nature turns from proud to insecure,

When from the blue another comes and treats you like manure!


Imagine my sheer pleasure - finding comments sweet and warm,

There was only one more task that I needed to perform!

Rushing back to Facebook - this was no time to be lazy,

My 'friends' are now reduced by one - the one that's clearly crazy!

The End..

Wanted: One New Friend
Wanted: One New Friend | Source

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am sorry that you lost a friend and I have no idea what all happened--but I must say that this is a witty write!

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      FyrFytr234 5 years ago

      OMG! LOL. You are too much! Well luckily...not TOO much. This really made me laugh. Loved the "chicken-fight" pic in the pool...or pond. Nicely done...once again. You never cease to amaze me young lady.

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

      Oy vey...so sorry for the upset. Some people just aren't happy if they are not controlling another and clearly you aren't the type to be reined in. On a positive note, I did vote you up and interesting and there was a nice rhythm to this piece.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      There are some people who think that everything is about them. I am sorry that you lost a friend. I can totally relate to your experience because something similar to this happened to me. You did the right thing and showed your strongness. I would have done the same. I agree with pagesvoice. Some people aren't happy when they're not controlling others. True friends are rare and hard to find. Sometimes the person you least expect is the one that stabs you on your back. Once somebody has disrespected us, the best thing to do is to walk away with your head held high. As an opinionated writer, I know that I have rubbed people off the wrong way many times before, but hey you lose one and gain another.. Cheer up my friend! Sounds like she is jealous of your success.

      I absolutely loved the bird!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..well I always admire any other writer who can compose her/his very own creative language and you certainly always do that my lovely Leslie - so it's time now to lift my jaw off the floor and put it back where it belongs - sending you my admiration, awe and good energy from lake erie time 8:09pm

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      FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

      Oh, I know the feeling. You pour your heart out into your writing and instead of merely disagreeing with you but respecting your right to free speech, you are ordered what to do by your "friends." Your boss can tell you what to do-not your friends.

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      Ray 5 years ago

      With friends like that ...well you know the rest ... Unfortunate but so often those who call themselves friends only have themselves in mind ...but good news is today I think I got a friend back !...voted up and shared !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. funny and awesome! Hate people like that who think they rule the world. Met a handful of them in my life unfortunately starting with high school when during a break-up another girl wanted to force me to lie to my boyfriend so she wouldn't fall into the pit of damnation. Needless to say I told her where she could go. lol We'd all be better off without this kinda trash. Love your hubs one and all Leslie and looking forward to more.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      I will never understand what possess people to feel so threatened by the differing opinoin of one that they call friend... It just makes no sense. Without those differences and the ability to express them, we would never grow as people.... Love that you handled this all with laughter and grace, it truly shows that you are the better person. Voter up, funny, useful, and awesome!

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      martin 5 years ago

      on it

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...I am back for more - what can I say - when it comes to you I am insatiable - lake erie time 8:09am with second cup of coffee

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @AudreyHowitt: Sigh...people are strange, no doubt! She took my breath away with her onslaught - so - i wrote back! lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @FyrFytr234: Why, thank you, as always, kind sir!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Pagesvoice: Oy is right! lol. Your support is appreciated, as always D - and whole-heartedly returned!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926: Thank you, my friend, for your commiseration! It's like we talked about - when they show their true colors - we must show them the door - or shame ourselves! You wise woman, you!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Epigramman: You are so kind, E! I'm always concerned that my 'poetry' is a little too straight up! I can't write in flowers and rainbows - just words..lol. I wish i could - just not my style, i guess! We is what we is! And we adore that you is visiting!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Florabreenrobison: Your support means a lot, F! I have no issue with constructive criticism or a different point of view! This was neither of the above - trust me on that!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Ray: Lol...i never thought of it like that, Ray - but - you're right! thanks..

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Sometimes they fool me too. What a put on I fell for and what a surprise when I was no longer useful.

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      5 years ago

      I'm sorry that you and she had a falling out.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Wrathwarbone: Thanks for trying to make me feel better, T! Let's just say this helped me work through it. Sorry 'they' have happened to you too. 'They' are everywhere..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @J: Sweet, J!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Leslie,

      you astound me with your written word

      A friend to lose is not a friend so this not unheard

      of to happen, between a so called friend and you

      some times judgements are made in a haste

      to criticize your work

      these words are such a waste

      for you are tremendous

      in your words of poetry

      that is why I follow you

      the words I want to see

      how you play and frolic

      with your words of rhyme

      for they never fail

      to amaze me all of the time

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Some people are like that, but you handled it as well as possible.

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      BigEd5857 5 years ago

      Ms. Leslie write on. There are quite a number of us that "almost look forward to your writings". Just kidding. You are awesome.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie. I am so glad you did not listen to her. You are a wonderful writer. but I was told there are going to be people that will be rude and hateful..and try and tear us down. but not to listen. so you keep writing so we can enjoy.. Blessing to you

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sad but necessary! I have had to whittle down my friend's list simply because I expect friends to be supportive. I have no wiggle room in that expectation and I have no time in my life for negativity of the kind you described. Great hub and keep on being you!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      LOL. Great as always Leslie. You're a natural entertainer. I've known people like that too. It's a good thing you didn't listen to her. Love coming to your hubs. I always leave with a smile. :) Voted up.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Aaawh... such a pity when friendship goes wrong, but I couldn't help but laugh at the final line of your poem.

      I hope you didn't remove the Hub and maybe he/she will be back to apologise. You are a lovely, funny lady and will never be short of friends. I've loved your vibe since the first day I met you On HP.

      Regards, Elena x

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      So sorry you lost a friend over a hub. Would have been nice to agree to disagree, but it didn't go that way. Life throws us plenty of curve balls, but am glad to see this ball didn't stop you from writing.

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      Jessica 5 years ago

      I am sorry you lost a friend as well, but true friendship comes without such cruelty and harsh judgment. There is a way to express a differing of opinion without stripping someone down. The fact is that people are bound to have their own views and opinions, which is what makes this world interesting. I refuse to allow dissension with someone I care about to cause me to lose sight of the fact that they are my friend. Sadly, some people are willing to "throw the baby out with the bath water" so to speak. Well expressed poem!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @GypsyRoseLee: Sad, isn't it, Gypsy? So many people don't value friendship as they should. It's sooo precious, and can't be stomped on thoughtlessly! Good for you for standing by your principles - it's all we have in the end! Thanks for taking the time, dear!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Kburnsdarling: Darling..thank you for the affirmation. It's interesting how it just blows one away - the proverbial flipping the switch, or, jekyll and hyde syndrome, i call it! It's like...'whoaaaa'!! It's all good now, thanks in part to all the HUGGERS from HUBBERS! MMMMMWWWWAAAAHHHH to all!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Cleaner3: You are such a charmer! Play and frolic with words? I like that! I've always had such great respect for words - that when someone uses them maliciously - it's such a waste - on so many levels - that i can no longer respect the source..No anger - i actually understand the psychology(lol) - just a little poetry...Ohmmmmm...I am grateful for your support!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Xstatic: Thanks for the affirmation! Always comforting!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @BigEd5857: LOL! I see i'm never gonna be allowed to forget, eh, Mr. BigEd? One little slip - and the entire meaning of the sentence is changed! OMG..i was horrified when i caught it - which - i might never have done! Glad we got that straightened out! Phew! lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Deborahbrooks: You are so sweet, Deborah, which comes as no surprise. People are much like how they write - and your writing is intelligent, optimistic, and gracious! Blessings to you as well..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Billybuc: Supportive? Friends? My, your expectations are high, Billy! Kidding - you're 100% on the money. If friends can't be supporting - they can't be friends! As far as being me? It's like popeye said: aye yam what aye yam...i is what i is...xx

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Carolinemd21: Entertainer...lol..cool word, Caroline! Thank you! Keep smiling!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Lady_E: I didn't remove the hub, but..now i get bad vibes from it. It's a political piece and i knew it would be controversial - but - the gist of it was thinking outside of the box(coffin) seeking peace - how could she take such violent offense, one wonders..Thanks for the 'vibe' comment - THAT means a lot to me! Namaste, Lady E!

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      You are just sooo cool, I love it.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Picklesandrufus: I made exactly that suggestion - agree to disagree..but, she clearly was on a mission and common sense or truth wasn't about to get in her way...people are funny sometimes...sigh..This 'ball' GOT me writin'! Thanks for dropping in pickles...rufus?...pickles?..(lol)

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      Picadilly 5 years ago

      Can you imagine someone being so bold to judge? You evidently are the catalyst in this persons life to spur a Life Lesson into action. Whether she succeeds in her homework assignment or not is ours not to judge....your journeys crossed and now seperate it is time for you to move on. Your words are amazing, interesting and full of fun....too bad she couldn't grasp your inner core beauty, and instead stumbled on your words! xoxo

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

      You were most generous if you called her a friend. To me, a friend is someone who will stick by you thru thick and thin and give you the shirt off their back if needed, and of course the reciprocity goes with.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi ImKarn23 loved this poem, but sorry you have lost a friend over a hub,how petty .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Sad, how human beings can be so unaware of insecurities and ineptitudes. But that is life: some pass us without a word, others jab with pointed blades and yet others, as remote as first thought, can be a joy for life. Great poem, poignant and heart felt.

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      Henda Lea 5 years ago

      You have achieved mental health... I'm still trying

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      manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      Dang...I'm laughing so hard...through this one! "Pure genius"...this poem is. I can't say which one of the fantastic lines on this one...that I like the best...but ending with removed from facebook...and "clearly crazy"...is an all time "Pure genius" writing move...which could only have been achieved by an exceptionally "witty' writer!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Picadilly: It's so nice to see you! I know how busy you are so thanks for taking the time to drop in! Love your words about having to do 'homework' to evolve, P!xx

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Davemathews: Hi, Dave! I tend to be a truster - i forget that people are...people...they become critical...maybe envious - ya know - HUMAN! At least she 'only had to tell me once' LOL. That means that at least one of us is learning something...I far prefer your definition of 'friend' to hers...

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Kashmir56: Like Dave said in the comment right before yours, K - she was never a REAL friend...live and learn, yes? Thanks for taking the time to read the words i strung together!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Tonydelorger: My new friend! Perhaps it was I who was unaware of insecurites and ineptitudes - HERS! i need to understand that not everyone has a clean slate. most come with an agenda and if we don't fit in - they blow a gasket! (i guess..lol..it's certainly not my style..)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Manlypoetryman: MPM - delighted i could make a cowboy laugh! Out loud, did you say? lol 'Genius'? Well - ya know what they say - it's a very fine line - and i think you think i'm on the right side of it! lol..You could be wroooooooong...

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      Craig 5 years ago

      Wow - it happens on here too?

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Loved the cute clipart. It gave a light hearted feel to the hub. Which tells me you will survive the insult. Great going!

      Fun read. Time to move on. Just look at the friends you have on here. Keep writing.

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      tankermone 5 years ago

      What a fantastic way to handle the ones who aren't constructive, and won't behave!

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      hmm...yes the parrallels of friendship. Some go and some stay. Some accept us for who we are, and others think they have a better way. Control, power, and manipulation should never stay. lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @anndavis25: I am woman - see me roar! lol Yes, i'll survive. The strangest thing is that it was a casual on line friendship. she really overstepped her bounds. i think she must have gone off her meds or something. lol..nice seeing you Ann!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @tankermone: Glad you enjoyed - and approve! It's so much more subtle than a gun, eh? Maybe more should try poetry? o, yeah!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Hattiemattiemae: Love when you stop in Hattie - i know how busy you are with your legions of fans! I agree completely with your assessment! Thanks for the support!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Life is Way too short for that kind of nonsense. You handled it with such poise and confidence. It is obvious she was threatened and envious in some way from what you wrote. I had to chuck a few friends when I was diagnosed with cancer. Their evil came spewing out in clarity. I hit many buttons on this great hub. Love your sense of humor.

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      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Haha. Not what I was expecting at all. I was moved by the sad part of losing a friend, but I found myself laughing because of how clever you presented this. Voted up!

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      Jill 5 years ago

      I might not agree with everything you write, but you are so good at prose.How could one resist being your friend and reading what you write? You are one of the few people I have met only on line that I think I would like to know off line. Hang in there...I loved your tribute.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Jill: That, my dear, could well be one of the nicest compliments i've ever gotten! It says a lot that we can agree to disagree - and still respect and LIKE each other! Now - if we could bottle that shit and give it away for free to...EVERYONE..lol..deeply appreciated, Jill! Thank you.

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Sorry for loss friend..life is simply like this and that..some come and some go...life is touch and go ! You write so excellently ..

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have no talent for poetry and truly admire those who do. This was an excellent way to responde to your 'friend's' disrespectful treatment of your talent and the fruits of your labour.

      Nicely done. Voted up and awesome.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Angelme566: Hi, Angel! She showed herself to not be a friend at all. she 'screamed' it - loud and clear..lol..

      I listened, that's all..We girls gotta go with our guts - they're never wrong..Nice to see you, Angel!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Phoenix2327: See, now - i think that's funny. I often say i have no talent for poetry - but - being a punnacious communicatrix - this girl can rhyme! lol. I do appreciate your kind words - even if i don't agree completely! lol (giving you a hard time - it's my nature) Come again? i promise it gets easier..

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A woman after my own heart. lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Phoenix: LOL..do you mean ME? OR HER? LOL

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      You, of course. lol That lady sounds like she has control issues. Hopefully, she'll mellow out as she matures and realise it much nicer to support your friends.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      We are all entitled to our own opinions and you gave yours when you wrote that hub. She couldn't handle it because you don't have the same opinions and thoughts as hers. I had a "friend" like this and we no longer talk. I got tired of watching what I said and walking on eggshells! Bravo for this poem and bravo for you telling it like it is! Way to go!

      Voted this one awesome, funny, and up!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      I agree with Eclectic Fusion as well as with phoenix. People are entitled to have their own thoughts and opinions, but I often come across people who tell me that I'm either wrong for disagreeing with them on a particular issue or they become defensive and critical because they want to be in control of every situation. You did the right thing by letting him or her go. I would have done the same.

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      Don't worry she's no friend.Just as she commands Freedom of speech, that others have died for us to have the right to. She's no good,that's not a friends sweetie. I'll be your friend tho and I won't critize!By the way I love your hubs!

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Can I take her place, promise I'll be good and faithful.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Loved it, as did a lot of others I see and so well illustrated. You have a lot of admirers, well done

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      LOVE THIS. GOOD FOR YOU! and shame on them. Constructive criticism is one thing, it is another thing to be self-riteous and mean. People need to get a grip! You handled the situation beautifully... One thing I have found is that there are times in life when you don't have to be nice, but it is never ok to be mean!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Craig: Lol..people are people - everywhere...

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Eclecticfusion: Exactly! You said it - watching every word...walking on eggshells. At least we woke up and smelled the mean, Eclectic! Thanks for the support - always!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @lovedoctor926: Thank you Doc! I wouldn't have had any issue with her disagreeing with my thoughts. I even offered to 'agree to disagree', but - she would not hear of it. sooo silly, really..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Rustimcollum: I was so shocked at her reaction - it was so sudden and so violent - and so unreasonable. I must say it was a little scary, considering she's closer to 70 years of age...I won't criticize either, my new friend - i promise..lol

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Brianslater: one word: incorrigible! But..i kinda like that! Thanks for taking the time, Brian!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Katyzzz: Hi, Katy - my new Hubbie! I have a lot of admirers and i admire many in return!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Danateresa: Always sad to see someone's 'inner self' isn't very attractive. or nice. She wouldn't back off and i won't be spoken to in that manner. Made for a bad combination..lol thanks for commiserating!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Hi Karn,

      I'm sure that you're enjoying yourself down here in Florida. Get back to me when you have a chance.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      @Lovedoctor926 - I'm right here, hon. Did you call? I didn't get a message if you did!! Please try again??

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Great to hear from you my friend. I sure will. I'm at a restaurant now having dinner. lol. I closed my f.b.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Your expressions are profound. I juts loved this line:How quickly human nature turns from proud to insecure. How true!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Vinayaghimire: Hi, V! Ya know what they say, eh? "We're only human"...(now, if we'd only act like it)..lol

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Now, or anytime, I like this little charmer of wisdom of truths we run into. A chain may be forged, from one to another a challenge seen, and looking for some fun. Back I zip like my avatar to where I came . . .great hub!

      tim

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @tsmog: Nice to 'meet' you, tsmog! Glad you enjoyed...Come again - bring your avatar with!

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      shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Great work, i have a similar poem on my hub called mistaken, in which i repent for having lost friends! Well here i see the boldness in your voice... Well done, nice to meet you :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @ShrutiSheshadri: Nice to meet you! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! I'm heading over to read 'Mistaken' now..Please, come again Shruti!

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This is a very clever poem to express your feelings. I really enjoyed it but won't make comments about friends as I think it has all been said at this point. Voted up and awesome.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Pamela99: so nice to see you! Thanks for taking the time and the positive comment!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Some people know not what they want

      so how are you to care

      If attitude is what they flaunt

      then friendship is not fair.

      You're here to please yourself the most

      is that not why you write

      The hell with those with nasty post.

      can't worry bout those uptight.

      If a person can't discuss a problem with you, they're not really friends to begin with. Sorry for the loss, but it seems like a pretty one sided relationship to me. Great Poem!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      GREAT poem, ImKarn. Sounds like you're better off without this "friend!" Voted up and more. :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rcrumple! Your poetry is both entertaining and right on the button! Honestly - her outburst was so extreme - i seriously think she was off her meds...or...on meds she shouldn't have been..

      in any case - she was given several opportunities to recant or rephrase..Thanks again for the supportive rhyme!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TToombs08: Hi, Terry! Your support is much appreciated, my friend!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wow Leslie I remember when you wrote this .. I believe I said don't worry about it.. you have a right to your own opinion.. I have had a few people do me this way too. It is devastating but we have to shake it off and never give up.. Bless you girlfriend.. You are a awesome writer and wonderful person. thank you for for being my friend.

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: Actually Debbie, today - this was inspired by a woman i deeply respect! Somebody done her wrong, and i want her to know that i support her!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Someone actually did/said that to you????? Unbelievable! I'm glad you unfriended her on FB. I certainly hope it wasn't anyone I follow! I happen to love your writing. I always look forward to seeing ImKarn in my notifications!

      Oh well, sticks and stones are meant for bones, only the weak throw that which they can only jones!

      You got it goin' on, Leslie. Don't let anytone tell you otherwise!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: She wasn't even a member at hubpages. she wrote on one thing and one thing only - legalizing marijuana - and she's published. She is well into her 60's and kept on me all the time about 'finding my niche'. I have a 'niche' - it's justice - globally..lol..she didn't like that - too broad, doncha know. Can you IMAGINE writing about the same thing over and over and over..ad nauseum? (makes me nauseous (lol)!

      ...Thanks for the support, my friend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Well, all I have to say to her is "Middle Finger, Baby! Up Front and Out Loud!"

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: Lol...middle finger UP! too funny, my friend! Thanks for your support!

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      Sue Pratt 4 years ago from New Orleans

      Thank you for this poem. It made me laugh out loud as a the rain pours and the day outside grows gloomier here in New Orleans. You are a true poet and hilarious to boot!

      marsei

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Marsei: Thanks so much for your kind words, Marsei! I sit here thinking how...challenging...exciting..frightening - it must be to live in new orleans! It's one place i've not been yet - but, be warned - im a'comin'! lol

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      Sue Pratt 4 years ago from New Orleans

      You should. Actually I live in a suburb, Metaire. I always say New Orleans because most haven't heard of Metaire. Of course, we go to New Orleans often. We spent a few days downtown for one of my husband's conventions this summer. The city is as wonderful than ever. You should come for Mardi Gras. Everyone should see it once. We leave every year because after 20 years of being in the middle of it all on St. Charles and Girod, drinking way too much, and having way too much fun, we got burned out. You would love it: the greatest party on earth.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Marsei: Lol..i love it - you leave cause it's too much fun! Mardi Gras is definitely on my bucket list - trust me! One day...

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      Another Great Poem... applicable not just to Hub Critics but to most aspects of life. Learning to cut these folks loose is the Adult thing to do... some of us take longer than others to accomplish this. Sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhoenix: Hmmmm...i sure don't have to strain much to read between THESE lines...lol..

      We are all our own primary care givers - if we don't protect ourselves, who will?

      love youxx

      ps. just want to clarify that she was NOT a hubber! Hubbers RULE!

      AND - Thanks so much for the SHARE!

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      KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

      I'm sorry you were treated so badly. Unfortunately, I think the same has happened to quite a few of us. It really stings, doesn't it? If I thought I could only be friends with people who always agreed with me - I probably wouldn't have very many friends, lol.

      Voted Up and everything else. Well Done!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @KTBanks: It was....shocking, for sure! I really did think she was joking - it was so surreal..

      but, alas - she wasn't in the least..

      god help anyone who ever married that woman - is all i can say..

      LOL..

      thanks dear, for taking the time!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie I hope this person told you she was sorry.... you have such a good heart.. I just dont understand this kind of thing..

      good nite it is late but first I must share your poem

      Debbie

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      MazioCreate 4 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      The theme may be one of hurt and dismay, however, your poetic charm is alive and well in this writing. Them smile that came across my face from your superb selection and usage of words has made my day on Hubpages. Liked and shared!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      A friend in me you will always have.

      I bow before thy humbleness of the written word and lick your toes! :p

      Let's get together sometime and have tea and kit kats :) HUGS

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

      Dear Leslie....You are really great in this one. I can not understand this kind of people. I don think she even deserve you as friend. As you are such a warm person by heart. Do not feel hurt and move on dear friend. Many better people are there to be friendly with you to understand your feeling and value for it.

      Its a nice poem you wrote and vote sup and sharing too

      happy new year to you dear Leslie

      deergha

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: You have such a kind heart, my friend - you make up for 10 of 'this person'...

      HUBS and love!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MazioCreate: Hello, Mazio - and welcome! Respectively - your comment has made MY day as well!

      As a matter of fact - i'm STILL smiling! Thank you...

      Please - drop by any ole time at all...lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rusticliving: KitKats? Kute! How do you feel about Koffee Krisps? LOL...mmmmmmmmm....

      Hoping you had an awesome christmas and a peaceful new year, my supportive friend!

      But, ewwww - no toe licking - deal?

      HUBSxx

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Dghbrh: Hello, Deergha - and welcome, my friend! This person was a fb friend - but still - she made a real effort to make contact every day - and then - WHAMMO - she....just lost her mind and wouldn't reason at ALL..

      it was surreal..

      ah, well...such is life - and people, eh? sigh..

      Hoping you had a beautiful holiday season, dear! All the best for 2013!

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      I will read your words I'll even

      take in your advice

      Something about my "Karen " so damned

      awesomely nice

      And sexy too I love the poses

      this lady assumes

      And fantasize about the things we'd do in

      the darkness of

      darkened rooms

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Mmmmmm...Cowboy! I always knew you were a GREAT poet!

      lol..

      That's the thing about poets, eh? All pretty words...

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      Leslie ,

      all the pretty words

      like pretty horses

      or pretty sunsets

      a poet is but a myth

      a mystery unfolding

      an imagined entity

      where nothing is real

      nothing remembered

      a poet is but a myth

      But the man inside these words is still a man

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      i've always felt that cowboy..

      but still - beautiful poem!

      (lol)

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      One huge hug for K.......!

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