In Defence Of Stephen F.

It is funny how people will get offended

by the use of language, a single swear word

than by the actions of the state,

of the lies told and spread by Government,

that someone can be upset by the use

of God to drive a point

rather than a church that defends

the most indefensible;

I am no lover of certain words,

some, despite appearances, are useful,

they are the memories of truth

that we cannot bring ourselves to utter,

be proud in the use of them,

they are the English language unfiltered

and whilst one or two are vulgar, desperate cries

perhaps of the unknown vocabulary assassin,

they at least have more right to exist

than a puppet in the sky, a thought

defended by someone

throwing their hands up to the sky

and claiming blasphemy



Ian D. Hall 2017