The Dammit Doll

I bought a little stuffed doll (my NaNoWriMo totem! I finally got one!) from a woman who was selling hand-made quilts, bibs, holiday vests she had made from the back of her car in the middle of rural North Carolina yesterday. Pinned to the doll’s chest was a piece of paper with this poem:


When you want to climb the wall,
And stand right up and shout.
There’s a little Dammit doll
You cannot do without.

Just grasp it firmly by the legs,
And find a place to slam it.
And as you whack the stuffing out
Yell Dammit, Dammit, Dammit.

If Dammit’s not a word you say
Then twist its little neck
And grumble out repeatedly
Oh Heck, Oh Heck, Oh Heck.

And once you’re done abusing it
Just sit it on the shelf.
But hug it first, as I’d hug you
If I were there myself.

I just thought I’d share my Dammit/NaMo doll with you this morning. Now start writing. 🙂

5 comments to The Dammit Doll

  • Oh…we all need a dammit doll.
    I’ll take two and write the names of my characters on each.

  • Nancy

    I’ll whack mine a couple of times in your honor…

  • I LOVE IT! Awesome! When my fingers are too tired to type, which will be rather shortly, I think I’ll go make me a damnit doll.

    My mind is spinning thinking about all of the things I have laying around from my past, that I wouldn’t feel so bad beating once in a while. I think I’ll start with that size three red dress hanging in the closet that keeps tormenting me.

  • Sorry I’ve missed your last few blog posts. I don’t know how, but they slipped through my fingers.

    I’m afraid if I started abusing a Dammit Doll, I’d destroy it in one attack. All I’d have is a handful of stuffing and a piece of cloth to put on my shelf. Not really, I’m kidding.

    Actually, I haven’t reached a point where I’ve felt like thumping anybody. But then, it’s only day 9.

  • Nancy

    I just KNEW I should have bought out her entire stock of Dammit dolls….

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