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Swearing: A Slam Poem

Week 1: Easy Does It
by BlueAutumn on Youth Read 2013 - 3 Comment(s)

Swearing is

how a weak mind expresses itself

for lack of better words.

Swearing is not the mark of sophistication

it is the mark of wild emotion

like smoke-scented lotion

the world in slow-motion

the struggle for control

in life.

I do not swear. I have not

jumped on that bandwagon

of loudness, rudeness, crassness

of pain, desperation, sadness

of anger, horror, madness.

They say a pen is mightier than the sword

but a woice is always louder than printed words

and swears

are heavy words.

Heavier than the hand of

the striuggling alcoholic

as he strikes at everything

everyone

in reach.

Heavier than the heart of the 

single mother

as she wrestles with bills, pills,

and depression.

Swears are not seen

as butterfly phrases

just bee stings and spaces.

I do not swear. I have not jumped

on that bandwagon 

of coolness, aloofness, rudeness

of weak-willed, fruitless

attempts to convey emotion

Like smoke-scented lotion

the world in slow-motion

the struggle for control 

in life.

Useless.

I do not swear.

Comments

by Annika
WOW! hurry, put this behind a picture frame and onto a wall! It's UNBELIEVABLE!
by Susan
Awesomely rhythmic!
by Kate
This is really well done!

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