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Home on Deranged
by Duke LaRance

Friday, July 01, 2005
Rated "R" by the Author.
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Now this olí shack I call my home
Is a sorry piece of shit
And I owe two times what itís worth
Iím goddamned proud of it
The shingles break off in the breeze
Thereís holes stove in the walls
But it is so much nicer now
The dogs ainít crappiní in the halls
But then each time I step outside
And dodge them dog turds in the grass
I dance a little Hitler jig
Then kick my own self in the ass
(THIMK about it!!!)

I donít know what they were high on
When the highest court in the land
Said government can take your place
In one fell swoop of its high hand
Then hand it to developers
Just so they can make a buck
Pour more into tax coffers
Pleasiní all Ďcept them they fuck
Now it ainít right, for Chrissake!
Oh, how can that be right?
Not only do you get humped once
They hose you each and every night

Your old place has been paved over
Nowís part of Walmartís parking lot
Where did you plant olí Rover?
You swore that you would forget not
Rich man, you come sniffiní Ďround
Decide you want my place
Youíll get something there to sniff alright
Iíll mash dog turds into your face
Then youíll have lots to brag about
Down at your ritzy country club
You can say, you fell into it
And dog-doo was the rub!

©2005/duke larance

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Reviewed by Kathy Pekarcik (Reader) 8/18/2005
Tell 'em, Duke!

If'n you put the gaseous buckskin nag in the front yard, that'll keep 'em away!!

Hugs from your friend,

Kat
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/13/2005
Damn but where have you been all my life, this is great stuff, I need to read more...I love a laugh directed not only at the self but the establishment...Try living in an old motorhome, no holes in the walls, that I know of, and damn its cold in the winter...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/6/2005
all i can say is rant on! excellent!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/4/2005
More than a sting in the tail here, Duke! A stench in the tale, perhaps?! :)) WTG and the voice of many speak through this rip-roaring loud-and-proud ballad. This is one I think Sir Bob Geldof would be proud of... perhaps he should be nominated as the Overseer of the World's Redistribution of Wealth?! Looks like capitalism is the same everywhere it is practised. A sanitising write, thank you! Kate x
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/3/2005
I see that things are the same in your country as they are in ours, Duke. I appreciate that you can vent your anger all the while making use of humor and sharing it all. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Paul Williams 7/3/2005
Excellent write loved that last stanza...nice one

Paul;-)
Reviewed by jude forese 7/3/2005
makes you wonder what freedom is all about ... fabulous flow and rhyme ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/2/2005
Bravo....you said it good on you!!

I know the feeling of dodging piggy and doggie pooh for sure,,,,geezzz!!

Take care...good to read you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mary Quire 7/2/2005
Outstanding! Isn't it amazing how land was protected by weapons in history and now it is by pen and paper. Hmmm...I guess the pen truly is mightier than the sword.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/1/2005
That's telling them Duke! Great rant/poem Everything is
becoming topsy turvy in this mad world!

etw
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