Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What Was That You Spat?

 

What was that?
You fell flat?
Things are bad?
No fun is had?

What was that?
You curse the cat?
Why do that?
Are you a gnat?

What was that?
Chew that fat.
You're not great?
Can't beat fate?

What was that?
You fell flat?
Didn't we do this?
Don't give me a hiss.

What was that?
Bad's where it is at?
Now you're just twisting words.
Are you repeat tweety birds?

What was that?
It's under your hat?
Like in your brain?
Is this a thought train?

What was that?
Whoops, it's scat.
Thoughts fell flat.
How about that?

How about that?
0 = the stat.
No more doubt.
Twist and shout.

How about that?
Dusted the mat.
They flew away.
Have a nice day.

What was that?
Questions annoy like a gnat?
Treat them like a brat.
Ground them and that is that.

(Psssst...look at Pat stealing glory from the cat)
The awesome co-hosts for the July 5 posting of the IWSG will be Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan!

Are you grounded now? See, no need to raise any eyebrow. The cat gets to it in the end with my grounding trend. Grounded and wise and away the insecurity flies. Or crazy and wise. Take your pick after a few tries. Questions you give yourself the most. Let the mind sail them to the coast. Then just get back to writing in mass. You can trust my crazy not so grounded little rhyming ass.

Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

137 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Still number one
      With your S run

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    2. On top
      Not a flop!

      How about that, Cat?

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    3. Top of the heap
      Blue Guy snoring too deep?

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    4. Question? How powerful is the letter S?

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    5. Can work for super and shit
      So powerful more than a bit

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  2. Crazy and wise
    I think I'll choose that
    It must be the winner
    For every smart Cat

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    1. Sure works here
      For my rhyming rear

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  3. Wonderful as always Pat, how you appear day in, day out never ceases to amaze me.

    Yvonne.

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    1. We like to amaze
      As all confusingly gaze

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  4. Maybe the Cat ate the Tweety Bird?

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    1. One shall never know
      As away it did go

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  5. Grounded: well balanced and sensible.

    I try to be. :D

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  6. Good one, Pat. Now I'll have a drink.

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  7. Wow, you really have a gift of rhythm and rhythm. Thank you for co-hosting IWSG, otherwise I'd never have discovered your site. Nice

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  8. Are your feet square on the earth
    Or do you sleep in an upper berth
    Are you grounded when you're in the air
    Do you think my question is fair?

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    1. Could very well be
      Just take ground with thee

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  9. I'm grounding my insecurities and doubts this summer.

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    1. Bury them like waste
      Treat them post haste

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  10. What was that?
    Imagine that.
    Take glory away from the cat
    Because your name is Pat.

    Betty

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    1. The cat will give him his due
      Still have to clean up after us at our zoo

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  11. The only insecurity at my shore
    Will be as I next walk thru the spine clinic door...

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  12. Get out the bug spray and drive away those doubtful gnats.

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    1. Spray them to death
      Until they have no breath

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  13. What Was That You Spat?
    How about that all crap
    Was grounded
    Often sounded
    A show bound to be scrapped

    Hank

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    1. Scrapped and away
      Enjoying a nicer day

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  14. Fell flat this morning. Pre-scheduled post failed to launch, so I'm late as a co-host to the par-tay. Oy vey!

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    1. haha a failure to launch can be bad
      Darn those glitches at ones pad

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  15. Can't beat fate or speeding bullets. How true. Happy co-hosting, Pat.

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    1. They shall come
      Might be able to duck some

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  16. After reading this, I keep hearing in my head, "What was that?" And someone pointing me off into the distance while stealing my cookies. LOL.

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    1. lol a cookie their nearby
      Ever so sly

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    1. Thinking is a win
      So we should all give it a spin

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  18. Wow, that' some rhyming. Thanks for co-hosting. Don't think I've ever come across this blog before.

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    1. Just the other one
      Where Pat has little rhyming done

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  19. The cat is more grounded than most of us:)

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    1. Maybe because he digs in the dirt?
      So with the ground he can flirt

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  20. I just love your rhyming with the cat. I'm smiling because I find it humorous. Many thanks for being one of the co-hosts this month.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G at Everything Must Change

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    1. The cat sure lets loose
      With his little rhyming caboose

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    1. Fun works for we
      As we go to it at our sea

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  22. I wish I was as grounded as the cat.

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    1. Scare the cat
      And he'll leap from the ground, stat

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  23. Grounded some days and not so much on others. But we keep on going.

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  24. I trust your ass! Lol

    Shah X
    http://shahwharton.com

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    1. It's a safe bet
      If you get to close you may regret lol

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  25. I think, after that, I would never blame the cat.

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    1. Works for the cat
      No blame where we are at

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  26. Grounded? What is that? My head is always up in the clouds. A little grounding could do me some good!

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    1. Does it fly up like a balloon?
      Can it reach the moon?

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  27. For myself, I'm going with "crazy and wise." And I use the term "wise" loosely. :)

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    1. Crazy is more fun
      Wise is also good to be spun

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  28. Love the rhyme! LOL

    Maybe not rhyming, but this is I.B. Nosey's "take" of a familiar, er,....something!

    Ahem.

    Here we go....

    Sue pecked pickled seashells down by the peppered seashore.
    A piper of seashells Peter Cipher sold.
    If Peter Cipher peppered a slew of picked seashells,
    How the pickle did Sue syphon her sea-bells that Peter Cipher piped?

    Thanks for visiting Feeling Nosey? today! :)

    Love your site, btw. :)

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    1. That is sure a pickle
      One that may be fickle
      Maybe they just need a pickle
      Or Sue and Peter should do more than umm tickle

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  29. Good rhyme for staying grounded. I do a pretty good job of it. Past delusions and illusions.

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  30. What a fun post! Thanks for that!

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  31. Hehehe! That was tons of fun. :) Thanks for co-hosting today!

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    1. Co-hosting with fun
      Double the run

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  32. Number one!
    Such fun!

    What... too early.... too late?
    That 12 Monkeys time travel app isn't working properly...

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    1. Waaaay too late
      12 Monkeys sure isn't your fate
      May need thirteen
      There at your scene

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    2. Maybe, number one
      in another time zone
      maybe, before the sun

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    3. Maybe, you need a barrel of monkeys?

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    4. Shake it up
      Fill the monkey cup

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    5. Too much monkey business over here
      Oh dear.... :p

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    6. That isn't so bad
      As long as fun is had

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  33. Lots of fun,
    now I gotta run
    with more inspiration
    thanks to your creation!

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    1. Good to inspire
      And light that fire

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  34. What was that?/Dropped your hat?/Blaming the cat?/That chance is fat! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Only fat?
      Not wide, large, tall or something like that?

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  35. What was that?
    Great stuff right off the bat.
    At sea we do lots of floating.
    Must be as you are co-hosting.

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    1. Floating here and there
      We float without a care

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  36. You're amazing. Glad to have found your blog through this month's IWSG! I'm working on getting grounded. The creative side of me needs the clouds, but the business side of me needs to work on finding the ground! Christy

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    1. The creative side sure needs to fly free
      But the rest of that business stuff can't go run up a tree

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  37. My creative side is sagging a bit lately, however I am doing NaNo so I better shake fluff it up. Like your header.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

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    1. Have to give it a fluffing
      And maybe a buffing

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  38. What was that?
    I'm baaack! I'm such a brat:)
    Busy weekend with Canada Day and all
    Now I shall backtrack a bit at your hall.

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    1. A backtracking can work
      After many a fun backtracking perk

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  39. My creative side
    Shouldn't add too much pride
    But the business of writing
    Needs much more lighting

    Thanks for co-hosting this month's blog question for IWSG. All the best to you.

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    1. Lighting like that
      The cat thinks is scat
      But must be done
      For on with the fun

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  40. So what you're saying
    Is there'll be no straying
    Cuz that's that
    and that will be that
    and that's the end of that.

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    1. That it is
      With the that biz
      Take that to the bank
      My find a good yank
      Or maybe just a banker
      Who's a fun umm wanker

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  41. Aint got no rummer, it's a bummer.
    Thanks for co-hosting this summer!

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  42. My cats are not grounded. They fly :-) That should work like magic, too!

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    1. That should be grand
      With magic at hand

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  43. Love your poems. They always make me smile.

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    1. Glad to get a smile
      As we go the rhyming mile

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  44. My teacher kept me after school
    Because I would act like a fool
    The fact that I clowned
    Made light the profound
    I’d ride him around like a mule

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    1. Watch out for the kick
      May fall like a brick

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  45. That poem made my evening. Love it!

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  46. Well, Cat, I'm glad to see Pat stealing a little glory! You get a lot of play at your bay. Just hoping Pat had lots of fun as he visited many before he was done!

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    1. Hmph, the cat will remember that
      Wait until July 31st when you get yours from the cat lol

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    2. Hum! I marked July 31st on my calendar. Bring it on, Cat!

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    3. haha brought it will be
      With the first fun spree

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  47. I don't rhyme,
    most of the time,
    but your little ditty,
    made me think pretty.
    Well, ok - not really,
    but you kinda asked for it dear-ie!
    :) :) :)

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  48. Poems sound so exhausting to write, my hats off to you. Thanks for co-hosting this month's IWSG!

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    1. Bah, 15 minutes or so
      And then away we go

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  49. Thanks for co-hosting this month!

    staring at blank page?
    The world's a stage.
    look and pick a part.
    then twist and contort.

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    1. That's the way
      Twist and create a display

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  50. Thanks for co-hosting in July.
    I love your poems but can't say why.

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    1. A little confusion
      Can sure lead to my amusion

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  51. I loved jogging through your poems at a fast pace. A fun read that's hard to resist.

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    1. Glad it was fun
      As you jogged the run

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  52. And I wish I could drive a pretty yellow Hummer :)

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    1. Money you may want to amass
      They can suck back the gas

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  53. Words of wisdom
    and a great delivery!

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    1. Times two
      A win through and through

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  54. Grounded...? Let's see...

    On the ground
    In the air
    Rhyming here
    Rhyming there!
    (That's all I got)

    Thanks for the fun, Pat!
    Never a dull moment here at your place.
    Thanks for co-hosting this month!

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    1. Glad fun is had
      And a rhyme at your pad
      Works indeed
      As it takes seed

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  55. There are occasions when we're sad
    But it isn't all bad
    More fun to be had
    And many reasons to be glad.

    The need to rhyme can be contagious and make for a fun time!

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    1. Good we can bring about that need
      As we go to it at our feed

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  56. You have an awesome post and an awesome site. Wonderful, just wonderful.

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    1. Times two times two
      A win through and through

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  57. Sometimes we have to trust that our minds are indeed strong enough to sail our doubts to the coast.

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    1. That we do
      sailing the storms through

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  58. Loved your poem. Sorry I am not at all good at poetry to add something. And thanks for co-hosting IWSG.

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    1. Bah, no need to add
      Just go with it at our pad

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