Anthony Di'anno

Freshman - 1,486 Points (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,
Truthfulness 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 forth clears out one's head.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: Love


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  • Rookie Daniel Brick (6/18/2014 1:34:00 PM)

    The United States was the battleground for the censorship of those infamous seven words the Supreme Court identified as verboten. I don't know how this played out in Britain, probably under the radar, which is the only sane way. But my country has that endemic heritage of Puratinism.. And so it became a huge legal issue. Your sonnet shows how ridiculous the whole crusade was. You put 4-letter words in their proper linguistic niche, explain their extremity without endorsing or damning them. Why this sonnet could have been a legal brief, or better yet an editorial before the court hearings to show why none of it was necessary. This sonnet COULD have rewritten History! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,028 Points Valsa George (7/28/2013 3:49:00 AM)

    Some such words are deliberately uttered, some involuntarily come out of our tongue, however they often help to vent out our steam! They too communicate and serve a purpose! A great sonnet! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Joseph Anderson (7/27/2013 10:32:00 AM)

    Agreed-sometimes these adult, perhaps foul words help us to let off a little steam. A very
    provocative sonnet and you handled this so well-a10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Danny Draper (7/26/2013 9:23:00 AM)

    Well written. Way back when men were men and ugg stood for many things, it too must have covered a broad spectrum of meaning and very likely a majority or worse of its primitive conveyed message was swearing and worse. (Report) Reply

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