Can You Save a Sinner With a Swear Jar? by Jason Wright

Walt, Can you save a sinner…with a swear jar?

 

 

Look we all see the world in two degrees,

One that sees the world as what it is,

And what we think it should be

And then another part that seems more like

What I see, a world of prayer and profanity

My dad tells me and Lisa agrees, that my poetry

Is beautiful, but when I swear, it brings it down a notch

Then I think, well shouldn’t all poetry be appreciated,

And then I think about hip-hop

I guess I went off my rocker, at the show the other night

My friend Rob came up and told me,  during the set

That damn man, you got to think of what you said.

I don’t see it as a bad thing or a good thing,

And im not preaching religion, or anything at all…just writing another poem

From oddball to all y’all

But if I offend you what should I do, why am I wasting

Time on this, defending what I do…I know enough

That I can write without it, but if what I write, when Im down

Depressed,  or up and lifted, that I can’t change the words

As they are written.

Damn, then wheres the freedom?

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2 Comments

  1. Two More Sense For Your Consideration
    This isn’t about not using offensive language but placing a turd(f-bomb) in the middle of a painting. The beauty of words is they take you away and into the moment /painting you are describing. The turd or
    f -bomb shakes the mind away from the painting and the colors on the palette you are presenting to us. The listener stops listening to wonder how the f-bomb although a color ever blends or has any relationship with the brilliance of the other colors of your masterpiece.

    It is like using the word turd within my reply to you. It is a word but is it the right word to use in my comment.
    Love
    Dad

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