Doggerel Dave

Manifesto or Look Beyond the Name.




I, disputatious, a contrarian,

Atheist agnostic and humanist

And further a longtime vegetarian

Must add to that role call: amoralist.


(But you find that outrageous, much too rough?)

I’ve no trust in shared values since my youth:

When lies are heard persistently enough

They manage to become a social truth.


It’s the whole culture with which I’m at odds:

Scornful of the way its strictures perform

I’m provoked to reject conformist nods

To society’s norms when no reform.


Now during a long life I’ve never known

Any good or right reasons to shift at all.

So there’s no option but this truth I own:

Liberation– nothing else makes first call.