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A word underused

A word that’s abused

So small, yet a powerful beckoning of call

A word remembered by all.


What makes me laugh

When fighting in a brawl

Is the fact the speaker doesn’t understand

That in the 21st century

This word has changed

And enters into a new plan.


To be blunt and to the point

To use the word Cunt! Means not a lot

At all.


It means you’re stupid

It means you’re slow

It means you’re foolish


Or a nonsensical looser, I prefer.


That’s why It’s my favourite word

I use it every day

While making sense of my play

By reminding many people

That on this day

They’re a Cunt!

To put it bluntly

It makes me feel out in front.


So, the next time someone calls you a Stupid Cunt

A Foolish Cunt

Fucking Cunt!

Or a bastard Cunt

They simply don’t understand the modern meaning today

Which puts you in a position of all knowing

That the speaker is simply a



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David Irvine

Wed 12th Dec 2018 13:05


Thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I will read some of your work soon.

Have a great day.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 11th Dec 2018 22:17

Then, of course, there was Kenny Everett with his "Cupid Stunt" character! For those of us old enough to remember.

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Tue 11th Dec 2018 22:02

I always think of Derek and Clive at the football match recorded in deep darkest horror and highly desirable to myself and musician friends who had no fear of the esteemed word. They satirized it by using it in that way and I think that suits it nicely. Just my view, not a judgment in any way. Nicely rounded verses David. Ferris sadly doesn't seem to be posting now.


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David Irvine

Tue 11th Dec 2018 14:13

John Coopey,

Thanks for taking the time out to read my Poem. Sorry to hear about your poem being removed. Have a great day and I look forward to reading some of your poetry.

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David Irvine

Tue 11th Dec 2018 14:12

Kate G,

Thanks for the wonderful comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have read reports on how good swearing is for medical and psychological purposes. Amazing isn't it. Have a great day.

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John Coopey

Tue 11th Dec 2018 13:14

Interesting, David.
I had a poem on here removed by the poetry police ( “Upskirting”) about men trying to take photos of women’s cunts.

<Deleted User> (19913)

Tue 11th Dec 2018 10:16

Love it David... and the conversation the piece has generated. There's quite a bit of research to back that those who swear have improved mental health, or that it can reduce sensations of pain to swear when injured. I'm always fascinated to think that, what many consider to be the worst swear word, is actually a euphemism for a vagina. Yet, it's not nearly so offensive to say cock or dick. It's interesting the power that we assign words and symbols. And great that you are writing words that challenge. ?

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David Irvine

Tue 11th Dec 2018 09:16

Hey Big Sal,

I'm glad you enjoyed it and found it thought-provoking. It's interesting to see peoples reaction. I will search out Ferris Taylor and read some of his stuff. You hit the nail on the head with people picking and choosing their words that they find ofensive. I think that's the great thing about poetry, It means different things to the reader.

We should do a podcast on it lol.

Big Sal

Mon 10th Dec 2018 21:55

I don't know if you were here to remember him, David, but Ferris Taylor once wrote a poem talking about men having cunts for eyes. Provoked some of the funniest shit I've ever read on this site.

In a year being on this site I've seen more people protest the word 'cunt' than you could shake a stick at.

The funny thing?

Not one of those people has EVER ONCE protested the use of the 'N' word, the word 'spic', or in fact any other word that their political agenda does not grace. People like to pick and choose the words that offend them. If one slur is acceptable and full of martyrs, then why is another not?

Great, thought-provoking, entertaining piece. Brought me enough enjoyment that I was barely able to write this comment without laughing myself.??

P.S. I love that pic. Creative usage!

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David Irvine

Mon 10th Dec 2018 20:24

Brian Maryon & poemagraphic

Thank you for reading my poem CUNT! Such a powerful word isn't it?

I expected a range of critic from all walks of life on this poem. It has worked beautifully thus far. The fact it's sparked a range of comments has made me smile. The poem did it's job in such an incredible way. It provoked feeling, conflict, reaction and response.

Life is poetry - poetry is life.

<Deleted User> (18980)

Mon 10th Dec 2018 19:22

David - in your world the word is obviously completely acceptable, so tell you use it on and/ or to your four sons, or in earshot of them? And how would you feel if they started to use the word?

Personally I am totally opposed to the use of the word and I think people who routinely use it do themselves a disservice and demonstrate a lack of vocabulary.

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David Irvine

Mon 10th Dec 2018 16:46

Thanks for taking the time out to read it M.C Newberry. Hope you have a fantastic day.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 10th Dec 2018 16:14

I tend to think of the word in the context of D.H. Lawrence and "Lady
Chatterley's Lover". Otherwise it is merely indicative of someone's
opinion of another person in an extreme form, used and heard in
certain situations and circumstances best avoided in the first place!

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David Irvine

Mon 10th Dec 2018 16:09

Thanks, Racha, glad you enjoyed it. Made me laugh when I read it back to myself.

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racha chafik

Mon 10th Dec 2018 15:51

I like ur poem haha so funny now whenever I hear the word cunt I'll be reminded of ur poem

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