Old Boy

After his parents died he could say 'bum'
and get away with it.   Soon he forgot
his former bonds and gladly beat the drum
of liberty with 'crap' and 'fart' and 'snot'.

He displayed these like trophies on a wall
and brought old ladies in to snigger at
his earthy style.   He knew he'd not appal
them - he was their cheeky boy.   But that

was not enough because there was another
problem: girls were just a massive turn-
off.   Girls could only be like Mother -
elderley and indulgent.   So he'd learn

that sex was quite unreal except with boys,
and flaunted that among his naughty toys.