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Peace

Disgorge the land, unload the ship, and take
the old and new to keep. For down they went
the rich and poor, all good all bad, all dead.
We pound our drum we beat our chest, the lost
are done so eat the corn. My heart, your heart
is not to care, the Gods are one and that 
is good, so go and yell the news, we won
the war is done and peace begun. It might 
be peace to us; to them no peace is won
no cake is cut no war is done, oh well!

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Fat Free

What's for dinner?
Poor people
With no fat on their bones
you can eat them 
and eat them.
They're practically fat free

I heard they can make you sick.
Not if you feed them cheese.
One block of cheese,
and they make a fine commodity.

You sure,
my uncle says ya hafta 
dip em first in powdered milk.

Na, as long as ya feed em cheese
yer good.
Okay, gimmee three.

Copyright © Dan Helppi | Year Posted 2014

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Veterans day, My Dad served

Note not sent To My Dad on Veteran’s Day:
A letter you wrote , I found
in Old Uncle Laurie’s house.
You were young, Seventeen
You wrote of things to come

War
And fear
And your new car.
Nam ate your soul
Mangled
You
Stupid war, Johnson’s shout at glory.
Our beautiful hero died too young
The damn war never would’ve come
If  Their  machine hadn’t killed him.
You
heeded
Johnson’s summon
Answered their call
Over the
Sea

Voodoos and Jesus nuts
Medic up, man down
Punjis and pissed pants
Wet and rotting stench
You came home.  But did you come back?


 

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One in five million

You were born here,
and so you own it.
You've done so much,
to make it yours.

You've built rocky mountains,
You've dug grand canyons,
forged great lakes from ice,
tamed the savage.

And look at your great lady 
of the harbor...
wow, I see why
you are so proud.

Oh yes, great man; I see
your Godliness now.

So sorry to have bothered you
highness, worm that I am,
so sorry I called,
goodbye and gracias,

Gracias all.

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Hurty Halloween

I eat one more I will be sure to puke.
Almond no joy to me no more, no more
The kids re-gift each one to me for free.
So eat jus one, jus two, jus four, or ten!
An now my belly bomb is set to blow,
oh no, I got to go to fill toilet.
How come the young, they can jus eat so much
choc'late sugar garbage? The fun for Dad 
is done the pain is real the gut is broke. 
I wish I had a nickel for  each time 
I say I ate too much. I would be rich! 
By chance I live through this stupid insane
choc'late attack, I cross my heart an hope 
to die, I will be smart even reduce
horking the pumpkin pie, ehhh, 
I'll try.  



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Blankie

Hid under the dirty blankets
No one will see.
Hide it and no one will see.

Hide it under the dirty blanket,
blankie hides it from me
blankie hides it from me.

Dying death hurts blankie
blankie can't hide it from me.
Pain is to harsh
blankie can't hide it from me.

Hid is no good blankie
don't worry blankie
I can see.
Give it to me,
I know what 
to do with it now.

Hid is not right
not for you or me
give it light
let people see.

But thank you blankie 
for shielding me.

Thank you blankie
for Loving me.

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Baby

Baby I hold you above
the cold August Wind
with the sweetest songs I can sing.

Keep them in a Pot
Locke d 
against all natural sin

The eyes of free men
search for it still
though  

no one can smile
into the eyes of an infant
and imagine evil residing there.

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Heikki one

wind bites chunks of heart
from the rabbit dogs large chest
and the dog~ so small

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I am Dan

I am Dan, to some, Dan The Man
I peed my pants for too long
to be the man.

Before I say why; know, 
it will make me cry.
Will it you? Or only sigh.
To sigh or cry, let us try.

They gave me cinnamon sticks
dusty and sharp,
eat these, you'll stay dry.
I ate these and in the morning,
pee down to my knees.

They tried a warning,
don't you dare, it's in your head...
Pee, Pee, Pee, everywhere.
I went to camp, I didn't dare sleep.
I hugged my knees
and prayed for morning.
It came, and behind my lids 
everything bad waited.

But wait, between my legs-
a desert dry!
Elate, elate I am trained,
thirteen the magic number!
No magic, just done,
but the why, no fun.
Time to cry.

He hurt me young, he
taught me shame as he...
I took the blame and told no one.
And that is the why,
the why, why, why
and yet,
here I am, Dan The Man.

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GrimReapers

The battle drones fire down at the village men,
They eat all the life from them, all of it, forgive
Me if I hate the life takers in their partial place.
No one man saw this killing of villagers before
There came a knock on the door.

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