Doomdotty In D Major

 

Dismal dame of doom and despair,

Dotty am I

and dotty I am;

daily, dutifully, dumbly

I drip my mundane dross into the ether

as each new day drags itself forth

into drab dawns,

indisputably, undelightfully drear.

 

I died, didn’t I?

Death dragged me to his dominions

and dumped me here

to deadhead his daisies,

damned me for days unending

to his dire displays of despicable

and indescribable woes.

 

The view from here is foul,

designed to devastate –

our war-dogs lie dead in deserts

their bodies dust-dried in the heat,

driven there by the dupery

of our dictators and despots

determined to decimate and destroy.

 

Down in dystopia, devils drink

from the dire ditch of disdain

while demons and damsels

with dirty diseases,

dank and heartsick,

drown in deprivation and despond,

decaying docilely

to the booming, beating din

of Death’s deafening drum.

 

The dead and the done for,

the sick and the starved,

devoured, disconsolate,

disparaged, doomed to damnation

by devious, demented

denouncements of decency.

 

I dream of a deity,

undreadful, undeterred,

worthy of devotion,

disciplined, driven, deft,

disposed to disarm and deny tyrants

their delusions of demigod status;

a divinity who deigns to descend

from his detachment

to lay his indebted, duteous hand on mankind.

 

But the damage is done,

(was done, long ago),

and it will devastate

with doubt, dismay, distrust,

and floods of blood

for all generations to come.

 

I died, didn’t I?

Didn’t we all?

 

 

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41 Comments

  1. Great use of alliteration!

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  2. Dear Dotty,

    I dig your deep, dark discourse on doom, death and destruction. Danke.

    xoxo Mme Weebles

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  3. Dark delight!

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  4. You should do this as a rap song… or sing it to some German oompah music. You could have a hit on your hands…

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  5. Best Easter poem I ever hope to read!

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    • Dear Dags,
      Dank you.
      Love Dotty xxx
      P.S. I like how all the people whose names or nicknames begin with D are commenting. Diddly doo.

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      • Damned dark, dreadfully dramatic, and dottyesque, dearie

      • Dear Dags,

        Dilly Dilly Daydream
        drank a drop of drink
        Dilly Dilly Daydream
        fell dead into the sink

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Little Dotty
        With a shout
        Gouged the baby’s
        Eyeballs out,
        Stamped on them
        To make them pop.
        Mother said,
        “Now Dotty stop!”

        Little Dotty
        On a trip
        Pushed her best friend
        Off a cliff.
        Teacher screamed,
        “Dotty, why?”
        Dotty said,
        “She loves to fly.”

        Little Dotty —
        Little sinner —
        Poisoned her poor
        Family’s dinner.
        From the docket
        Dolly cried,
        “Coincidental suicide!”

      • Dear Dags,

        WHO ARE YOU SPYING FOR?
        HOW DO YOU KNOW SO MUCH?

        Love Dotty xxx

  6. Dearest Dotty,
    Oh! This is bliss!
    Heartfelt and dear.
    Much love,
    Veggiewitch ♥

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  7. Dear Dotty,

    Wonderful. I especially like Death’s daisies (wonderful! artful incongruity; and it’s a bit spectacular that you got to deadhead his daisies, no? I am obsessed with this image), and the allusion to Auden. Wonderful.

    Love,
    Owl

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  8. Dear Dotty,
    Damn! Dis be deliciously, diabolically delectable!
    Dow I detter do my duties. Dye, Dye.
    Dove xoxoxo

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  9. Dots and dots of Dove! xoxoxoxxx

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    • Dear PAZ,

      Why doesn’t PAZ begin with D?

      Love Dotty xxx

      Dear Daz

      I can’t write this, it sounds like I’m writing to a brand of washing powder.

      Love Dotty xxx

      Dear PAZ,

      Dank you derry duch. :-)

      Love Dotty xxx

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  10. kzackuslheureux

     /  April 16, 2012

    Dear Dotty,
    You dig deep, the depths of my devotion ;)
    Love Alphabet

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  11. Dear Dotty,

    I can’t think of any interesting alliteration for this comment — It’s been sitting here half written all day long. This is a very beautiful and poignant poem. Really lovely.

    Love,

    Judith

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  12. Dear Dotty…
    dashdotdot-dotdash-dashdash-dashdot, dashdotdot-dotdot-dotdotdotdash-dotdash,
    dashdotdot-dotdash-dashdash-dashdot!!!
    :)
    danet

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  13. Dang Dotty. Definatly Dottish

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  14. Dear Dotty,
    Your poem is long, but I read most of it anyway. It was very good, and I don’t like poems. This just shows how much I like you. Which is a lot.
    Cheerio,
    Sara

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