I Am Profanity
By: Lewis E. Thomas
I entered the room in a stunning evening gown
Carried by the most beautiful woman in town!
I watched heads turn from every direction
As the men were awed by her curves and perfection!
I quickly melted her great beauty away!
When I was mingled with what she had to say!
As my vileness issued forth from her perfect lips
I blacked out her beauty like a solar eclipse!
As I issued forth from behind those pearl white teeth
I revealed what was in her evil heart beneath!
I hide in every mouth in every land!
I reside with the poor and with the rich and grand!
I often destroy the innocence of the child!
As I sting their ears with things perverse and vile!
I am a cancer that grows on the spoken word!
Without God I proceed forth undeterred!
I sit lurking behind every tongue!
I am found with the old and with the young!
I am a plague upon all humanity!
I am known as: “PROFANITY”!
"The nature and extent of profanity and vulgarity in our society is a measure of its deterioration."
~ Dallin H. Oaks
"Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly."
~ Spencer W. Kimball