Dammit Dolls

Filed under:General — eric @ 5:49 am

Have you heard of Dammit Dolls? There’s a poem that goes with these dolls, written at the site. Go ahead and take a look. I’ll wait.

OK. A dear friend is making me one of these, but with one minor difference. You see, I have a very stong Daoist outlook on things, and that prevents me from getting upset and yelling “DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT!” So mine’s going to be a Balance Boy with its own poem:

Whenever things don’t look so well…
And you want to hit the wall and yell…
Here’s a little balance boy
To remind you what to do.
Just grasp him firmly by the legs
And think about your talents
And as he looks back out at you
Yell, “Balance! Balance! Balance!”


  1. Very cool, Eric! I aspire to be more Taoist and balance, but at the moment I’m much more “dammit.”

    Comment by La Di Da — 6/7/2002 @ 3:59 am

  2. Not sure if I need more dammit or balance in my life, maybe I should make both. they can rest against my copies of the art of war and art of happiness.

    Comment by crash — 6/7/2002 @ 10:04 am

  3. Where can I get the original poem for the Dammit Dolls?

    Comment by Marie — 12/15/2003 @ 6:33 am

  4. There are several versions of the poem and patterns with the poem are available online. This is the version my Grandmother gave to me: Your Dammit Doll - When you want to throw the phone or kick the desk and shout, Here’s a little Dammit Doll you cannot do without. Just grasp it by the legs and find a place to slam it, and as you whack the stuffing out yell Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

    I have more of the balance mentality, however, this is particularly inspirational to me because it came from my Grandmother! I just look at it and it makes me smile and think about how little some things matter.

    Comment by Pollyanna — 9/1/2006 @ 3:24 pm

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