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The other me - a tribute to drag queens

The other me you'd be quite surprised She wears high heels, makes up her eyes she parades around, singing lively songs telling bawdy jokes where she belongs Upon the stage, she's not alone for in that bar, the stage, her home. Dressed head to foot in sequinned gowns the punters watch her earn her crown. The greatest sight they've ever seen, to them she is, the peoples 'queen'. Every night there in that bar, They come to watch her, she's the star. She gives the punters what they want Singing lively songs, to which they chant. Then when it's time to close the doors, she exits with rapturous applause. They clap and shout and scream her name, She revels in that loving fame. When the show is o'er and done, she's back to where she first begun. She removes her wig, takes off her makeup, and now it's time for him to wake up. Oh there he is, where has he been? pretending to be the people's queen. It's back to some normality, is she a he?, or he a she? You see, the answer is quite clear, She's a he and he's a *****. Earning cash from having toiled in late night bars, burning midnight oil.

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Date: 11/21/2015 10:30:00 PM
Hi Carl, this is such an excellent first posting that I enjoyed reading! I look forward to reading more of your work! Welcome to PoetrySoup and best wishes as you continue to churn out wonderful poetic pieces! Warmest regards and a score of 7! Pandita
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Date: 11/19/2015 10:41:00 AM
Thank you all for your lovely supportive comments x
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Date: 11/18/2015 9:50:00 PM
Carl, WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 11/18/2015 10:51:00 AM
I have another friend on here who is a drag queen - nicest bloke you can wish to meet - a fabulous write Carl I look forward to reading other poems by you:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Date: 11/18/2015 10:22:00 AM
WOW, Carl, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 11/18/2015 10:28:00 AM
I had to read your poem a second time. WOW!!! I don't ever favorite a new poets poem. Just one other time. Anyways, I have my one question for the author of this poem. Is burning and having a lifestyle or a way of living to make it happen??? SKAT