Doggerel Dave

I’m blocked yet again by Teddy Fifteen.

Yep – the fifteen probably says it all:

Immaturity is here – this is green

With use of censorship which should appall:


There’s no commitment to freedom of speech.

I’m not anti-censorship if it’s just

With racist, sexist language beyond reach,

But these random blocks fill me with disgust.


I never block anyone nor delete

A current conversation or debate,

And what you won’t get from me is a bleat

Just because something there makes me irate.


You will get strong argument, that’s for sure.

Make me uncomfortable, I will respond

For all to see and cogitate, then cure

Themselves of misguided concepts – not conned.

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 10th, 2022 18:51
  • Comment from author about the poem: Who knows who’s right – but let’s see it up there for all to judge.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 64


  • Goldfinch60

    In life we come across people like this who just think that they are right every time Dave and will not listen to others without wanting to understand.
    I am quite happy to hear all points of view but will not necessarily agree with them but will not ignore them as sometimes they may be right.

    As I say 'Apathy can be a great weapon'.


    • Doggerel Dave

      Thanks for that, Andy - hypothetically, if all debate were banned then no progress could occur anywhere - but especially in society.......... Welcome back the dark ages......
      I think you might have a few people on your side in the case of apathy - most certainly me!

    • Neville

      I don't have a problem with the block button, I have used it myself on very rare occasions and no doubt have been blocked myself .. we each have different tolerances and ways of dealing/responding to things that frustrate, offend or annoy us ........ rant over ..... Neville

      • Doggerel Dave

        Point taken, Nev - it just ain't my way.

        Hopefully no more rants.

        • Doggerel Dave

          To your point Nev: Amazing timing - I today witnessed a post (one of several) which could quite legitimately lead the poet in receipt to use the block button...... not the sa.......

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          Debate is great! Good one DD.

        • sorenbarrett

          I have a hard time with people that are so thin skinned that it is like walking on eggshells around them. I respect others but don't like political correctness. Have we all become so sensitive that we can't speak our minds but have to hide our thoughts and feelings.

          • Doggerel Dave

            Not sure Soren, but I don't think the little voice which seems to sit in most people's heads and advises caution doesn't appear to reside in mine...

            • Doggerel Dave

              Review and edit:
              " I think the little voice which seems to sit in most people's heads and advise caution doesn't appear to reside in mine..."
              (eliminate double negative)

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