diddly-squat

A few sashay, a few finagle.

Some make whoopee, some

make good.  But most make

diddly-squat. . . .

– “I Knew I’d Sing” by Heather McHugh

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  1. Diddly-squat–I haven’t thought of the term in a while.
    It pretty much describes what I have. The three syllables
    are musical. “Diddly-squat, diddly-squat, diddly squat”
    I like a heavy, light, light beat (dactyl).

    Diddly-squat I’ve got
    Diddly-squat is rot
    Diddly-squat I’m not.

    Chorus:
    Diddly, diddly, diddly (light-hearted)
    Piddly, piddly, piddly (deep)
    Diddly, diddly, diddly (light-hearted)
    Piddly, piddly, piddly. (deep)

    (will refrain from using squat–oh, the images).

    Use any melody, but sing with gusto.
    Harmonica music in background a plus.

    Hope you and yours do not receive “diddly-squat”
    for Christmas.

    The psychotic poet.

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  2. One of my mother’s words–thanks for reminding me.

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