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I unintentionally use it almost every day.
In a sudden hiccup, I slip up and it slips out.
Even when I can’t think of anything else to say.
You can bet beyond a shadow of a doubt.
That exact word will seep and creep out.

It makes its way into any given conversation.
It’s probably the most used default abbreviation.
It requires no effort and rolls out with no hesitation.
It’s so universal it can be suited to every situation.
In an upsurge it will emerge with no indication.

How can one word have so many definitions.
And still have the same effect despite its repetition.
How can this same word blur all the lines of divisions.
Between polite pleasantries to abusive abrasions of affliction.
How can the tone and meaning change after every rendition.

This word sounds exactly like what it means.
You scream it, shout it and even mutter it under your breath.
No matter how big or little the occasion may seem.
Just unleashing it will take a load off your chest.
You say it when you’re inspired, tired, stressed or depressed.
It is what it is, nothing more and nothing less.

Kela Lewis-Morin
I have been working on this all day I just had to finish it tonight lol this was inspired by a conversation I had with my girl friend about the word shit and how commonly it is used. Then I sort of just ran with it and tried to break down the word with my overactive mind. My girl friend said she likes what I did but then again she is obliged to say that lol I tried to make this piece flow as much as possible and I hope you guys like it :)
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FallingNarwhals Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how one single word became the starting point of this poem. :clap:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
LOL Well done!
poeknowsprose Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
This is very creative, and I totally agree. Well done.
ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Yea it slips up all.the time during class. My teachers like what was that tory and im like um applesauce
TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that's kind of funny
ideasRKnockin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The flow is great! I love the meaning behind it all, great work! :)
angiee45 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is a very widely used word. The poem flows very well too. It actually reminded me of the word fuck. It is also a widely used word and I remember a conversation while I was in college about have versatile the word is.
chancerox Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this flows so easily to read, and it has so much deeper meaning hidden in it. wonderful work :)
ktkeiper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
After reading this, I feel like you would be awesome at writing slam poetry :)
Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so true! You speak the truth beautifully!
CarolynYM Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Love what you wrote:) You are so correct about that word. Also, usually when I say it, immediately it's followed by "sorry!"
GABanks118 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Writer
Yet another masterpiece.
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