Anthony Di'anno (North Yorkshire)
Four Letter Words (Adult Language)
Four letter words are part of common life,
Utilitarian in their own way.
Crucial when describing edges of strife,
Kenspeckled scratches wherever they lay.
Should they be written in poetic verse,
Hellenists' may swoon or burst through their roof,
Ixion though must have spat the odd curse,
Tragedy begets the language of truth.
Where words are not the whole being of man,
And fair fragility does not divide.
Neither does using them all that one can,
Kindle or extinguish fires deep inside.
After all they are just words often said,
Sometimes spitting them out clears out one's head.
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