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I Often Wonder
by Brenda Joy Dobson

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Cuss words...do they make you think?

                          I Often Wonder

                                           by Brenda Joy Dobson

Sometimes a "cuss word" works!

It smacks the reader somewhere inbetween today's

social acceptibilty and uneasy, ubiquitous tolerance...Splat!

 "Tisk! Tisk," the "put-off" naysayer pouts, then removes the book from the shelf.

I once found an old worn out book entitled, "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"

hidden in the bottom of Pap-Pap's side table like porn.

It contained black and white pictures, of Black and White people and bad words I was told I wouldn't understand.

Ripped from my hands like hot coals, just after I saw it was written by a lady named, S-T-O-W-E.

I often wondered long after that day, if the book was filled with "cuss words," you know, the ones kids are told not to say.

As a writer, a sage poet, and a wordsmithy in these times, I sometimes write a "cuss word" or two,

for there are moments  when only 

a richly-placed "cuss word," will do.

It is written in scriptures that Peter acted up all the time.

I often wonder if his fellow travelers were ever annoyed,

and let a "cuss word' rip from time-to-time.

Yes, even Jesus, on his journey, cursed a fig tree,

and me,

I often wonder what "cuss word" He abruptly said, 

that caused the withering of that tree.

 

bjd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/19/2010
AS A 'USED TO BE' CUSSER...I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM IN THIS WELL DONE WORK. ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL SHARE MY WORK, DONE SOME TIME AGO, THAT TELLS OF THE 'RESULTS' OF THAT PERIOD IN MY LIFE...IT AIN'T PRETTY(SMILE). AND I KNOW I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IN THE CASE OF JESUS GETTING ANGRY WITH THE TREE...IT WAS 'WHAT' HE SAID AND NOT 'HOW' HE SAID IT. BLESSINGS TO YOU AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/18/2010
Interesting and thought-provoking, Brynn. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Regis



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