Right to remain Silent
Let's just assume I mean....something....
There's a putative purpose to words
Even if you think they're quite absurd....
Or offensive or sexist or racist or classist
You get my drift? Some words = sh...
Something wrong with the words?
You don't like the implication?
Offensively an aberration?
The palace of protection
Is in charge of all public
Accusations of ambivalence or plain speaking.
Where those who have not sense nor innocence
Always know before I do
What you do when she votes
To restrict his free speech
To make like everything, sort of, you know, like, articulate, like real neat.
Well, well, well, we all need defending
Guilty until proven innocent, all that
We all know the score, no amending allowed
You said it so you take the consequence
Off with his head, make him, like, dead
A complaint about bad language
Muddy and drear, not pithy nor clear;
I hear we need to police the language more
Much more, safe spaces, wet floors, a rarified air
"Offended grievously," you say,
Indicted by anything a man might say:
I was here and she was there
When the alleged language-culprit
Fell down the alleged verbal stairs,
Oh! there's an imbalance, there, for sure;
That'll be one for the connoisseur.