NaPoWriMo–S is for…

Swearing (In)


Words that give a thrill,

illicit litany, sin,

promise me, vow now


that you’ll let me speak

my filthy, angry, sharpened

tongue and mind—those words.


Photo credit: Theen ... via / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: Theen … via / CC BY-NC-SA


This poem was born of my R post about Prince and consideration of the power of “forbidden” words, including swear words.  Despite growing up in a religious home, I have developed a bit of a foul mouth.  I appreciate my friends who understand this is a part of me and who love me anyway.


This post is a blend of the A to Z Blog Challenge and NaPoWriMo.  To read other A to Z bloggers, click here. Today’s poem is off prompt; I didn’t feel like writing about Earth Day, despite my love of the occasion.

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6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo–S is for…

  1. I think I use a lot of swear words in my mind; once in awhile one will come out. I know after having kids I had to really tone them down so that’s probably when I started swearing in my head 🙂

    good luck with the rest of the challenge! Almost to the end!


    • Oh, I use them in my mind like crazy, but any more they tend just to spill out. LOL. I never had kids, and my cats don’t care…though I do try to control my mouth in the classroom. Hahaha!

      I’m so glad you stopped by to read and comment! I’ve toured around your blog some–LOVE the cover/header image!–but will be back to leave some comments.

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