How Dare You?

I was recently honoured to be featured, for the second time, on Sammi Cox’s Whispers and Echoes, an online journal of short writing where Sammi invites bloggers to submit Flash fiction and poems. It is just one of Sammi’s various offerings and the more you look the more you will be delighted by her work. Please do follow the links below and explore the world of Sammi Cox, and those that she features. You are bound to find something you love.

How Dare You? | Peter Matthews

Posted on December 7, 2020 by sammicoxwriter

I wrote this as a social commentary on the modern phenomenon of X feeling that their opinion is the only one that matters. It seems that no-one has the right to disagree, debate, discuss, or do anything other than accept that X is right and has the absolute right to have everyone else accept that opinion. You can choose your own X!


I really am very offended

that you will not think as I do

My opinion’s the one that should matter

why should anyone listen to you

All that you say is just rubbish

it’s plain you are just a buffoon

If the men in white coats do not know yet

be assured that they will very soon

I’m reporting you now to the agents

who police all these matters of state

I’m sure they’ll agree with the things that I say

that your mind is just twisted with hate

And if I can’t prove that you’re evil

I’ll just make up stories that tell

you are obviously wrong in all that you think

and you’ll surely be going to hell

I’ll laugh as they take you to prison

and make sure your family go too

You will ne’er again make that silly mistake

of not thinking the way that I do!

39 thoughts on “How Dare You?

  1. You’ve expressed this well, Peter!!!
    Congrats on being featured!
    I’m glad we don’t all think the same…and if we truly listen we might learn something…and if we truly share our opinions in a mature way we might open doors for others that they never knew existed. Sometimes it seems the people we should not believe, talk the most…and those who have such truth to share are quieter. They often share the right by example and not always with words. We must always encourage the truth to be shared. 🙂

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  2. My daughter told me yesterday that she is supposed to say “people who have periods” so that trans men don’t feel left out. I thought she was kidding. She wasn’t. I believe in the reality of transgender people. I don’t believe we need to alter all our language.

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      1. Rant away Elizabeth! There really are so many things nowadays done in the name of “correctness” that I find make us all have to walk on eggshells all the time just in case we upset someone’s sensibilities.

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