Forget Four Letter Words Redux (Plus Bonus....)

Doggerel Dave

Notice of absence from Doggerel Dave
Not absent - still here!
Keep Calm and Carry On Poeming. 😂

Forget four-letter words, they don’t mean much;

As verbal punctuation, nothing at all.

Should they signal aggression, then such

A warning allows retreat from a brawl......


No forget, I ask you, four-letter words –

My focus is on a two-letter word

By which people define themselves as herds;

It’s “We” – use it, and all nuance is blurred:


'Oh let's be happy as part of this mob:

We all moan together and feel we’ve done

The world a service'; but really you rob

Your misgivings of meaning – there is none.


Ask the who, when and why of everything –

World troubles, human behaviour, specify

Who and why – then perhaps you have some sting,

And at least no attempt to pacify

Each other with a long drawn out collective groan. 🙂


Furthermore please note:

And ‘we,’ this crap word virus is spreading

From the above to “How are we today?”

My response is usually me telling

The following as I see no other way:


“I’m fine, I just can't make up my mind about you,

The pretext for your query a little thin.

Now you might think I’m strange, then join the queue -"

These interactions, much to my chagrin

Are a source of stomach acid through and through.


I’ve had enough of their condescension;

And so when I end up in that wheelchair,

I’ll secrete a purloined taser about my person

And when asked give it to them fair and square…….



  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 28th, 2024 20:05
  • Comment from author about the poem: I'm just a teensy bit irritated here.........
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Goldfinch60

    People keep on mentioning a four letter words to me Dave, it is the word 'work', it comes to mind from long ago but only vaguely aware of it.


  • orchidee

    We likes this. This is the 'royal we' of the UK.
    Or I could say 'one likes this'.
    In reply, call me 'One Sir Orchi NS'. lol.

    • Doggerel Dave

      Calling the ONE and only (there couldn't be another) Sir Orchi NS...... I do hope you are not utilising your title to demand privilege in High Places......

    • sorenbarrett

      The two letter word that came to mind was (F-U) but then that is where my mind goes to. Yes we is a good one too or us, or me but then I would need a mirror you see.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Innovative strategy there, Soren. The mirror would certainly block out all the other silly we conformists.

      • Neville

        there are many words that I find irritating but there are also an increasing number of stock phrases that get my back up .. like do you see what I mean .. and verbal responses beginning with so .. maybe its an age thing .. but whatever (that's another one) I've got your back covered Dave .. N 👍

      • Doggerel Dave

        So I go: Thanks Neville - I've now got a list in one place of irritants I could poem up when I'm lost for words myself.....

      • Thomas W Case

        Here, here. Excellent work Dave.

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