There is nothing wrong with the words
strong hard tools, carrying us through
signifying what must be said
What there are are conventions
of conversation; rules of etiquette
demand polite locution
We need to know where we stand
along the continuum
among peers or those
above, below, and just how far
Stand down, soldier.
We are in the realm of informality.
Speak as ye will (and none be harmed).