Words Are Not For Wasting

Angela, O Angela

Don’t call people ‘scum’

Abusive language does no good

Does not help anyone

 

Perhaps you were playing to the gallery

Safe among your own

Or boosting your street cred

With language so forlorn

 

But think on this young lady

Bad example to the young

Creates a foul and abusive air

Turns our discourse into dung

 

The man is a public schoolboy

Never been known to want

Never experienced poverty

Privilege his camp

 

Jesus said ‘whited sepulcre’

About folk who were corrupt

Strong language powerful image

Its eloquence abrupt

 

But just to abuse the person

Is a sorry waste of time

Use your language well old girl

Bad language is a crime

 

Brian Fahy

26 September 2021

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