Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Don't Touch Me Or I'll Give You A Flea!


No way hosa!
Not today.
Get away.
You will pay.

Suck a lime.
Be a mime.
Such a crime.
Keep your chime.

Don't touch me.
In a tree,
With a bee.
Don't touch me.

Go south.
Close your mouth.
Forget the oath,
Cause growth.

Listen deary,
Forget your theory.
It is eerie.
Being so cheery.

Don't touch me.
With a knee,
Or a flea.
Don't touch me.

Don't buckle.
Or chuckle.
As you suckle,
On a knuckle.

Are you ill?
At the landfill?
After a bill?
Sorry, no till.
 
Don't touch me.
Don't agree.
Keep your pea.
Don't touch me.

No need.
At my feed.
So feel free,
And don't touch me.

It seems everyone has to pat each other on the back, even when things are meh at ones shack. Why do that?  I mean don't be some mean ass alley cat. But constructive criticism is better any day than "oh yeah, great" is all one can say. What would you rather do? Think all is grand until you are ready to show it seriously and then find out it is poo, or find out right away? Then make it better at your bay. So don't pat Pat or the cat on the back. Your germs would bother our OCD anyway at our shack. Now I will go relieve gas and feel free to say I'm a stinky little rhyming ass.

Later all, have a nice fall.

128 comments:

  1. Funny post Pat, something that to me seems a little different than usual but in a good way!

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  2. Yep, I'm a firm believer in keepin' it real, in a nice way of course.

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    1. Depends on who it is
      Whether I be nice of not with my real biz lol

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  3. Slap the back or hit a butt
    Like football players in a rut
    Politicians shake the hand
    And kiss babies beat the band

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    1. Any guy touches my butt
      And my foot may connect with a nut lol

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  4. I'd want to know the truth. In a nice way of course!

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    1. Yeah in a nice way
      Instead of them wanting to drown you in the bay lol

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  5. Gimme the truth any day of the week
    Rather that a shiny lie to make me feel less meek

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  6. I'd rather know up front. It's embarrassing to think you've done a great job at something, and then find out in front of the masses that well...maybe it wasn't so great after all.

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    1. haha yeah that is when it starts to suck
      But it is better if you make a buck

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  7. I'm sorry that happened to you!
    And now you want to say "Screw you!"
    Or scoop your litter box
    into their socks.
    ha.

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    1. Happened to me?
      Where do you see that at my sea?

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    2. At the end when you say don't pat Pat on the back.
      I assumed it was a personal attack.
      But if not, then I'm happy,
      so don't get so snappy!

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    3. haha no personal attack
      Just an observation at my shack
      Assumptions will get you killed
      Or maybe billed lol

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    4. Now you're going to kill me?
      After I've been so nice to thee?
      lol....

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    5. lol assuming once more
      At your shore

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  8. Yes. Misplaced approval can lead to disaster later on. Temper it with kindness though. :D

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    1. Yeah be nice about it
      Don`t just say it is umm spit

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  9. When kindness
    is cruelty it
    smashes the brain
    and caused me
    to laugh with disdain.

    Of your work
    I've read many years
    and tel you know,
    stick it in your rear!

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    1. lol And blast it out
      With such clout
      That it reaches the stars
      Rhymes on Mars

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    1. Yes, shame on you
      Such crap left at my zoo lol

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    2. Just put it in a Pringle can just like all the rest :)

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    3. i guess that I can do
      Then ship it off to you

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  11. Have fun so says he
    Can never better be
    Run
    Jump
    Whatever be happy

    Hank

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    1. Jumping may break me
      So I`ll just sit with glee lol

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  12. constructive criticism can be fine
    just remember not to cross the line
    some get carried away at their bay
    it's all in the approach I would say
    I guess better to know right away
    so you can work on it another day

    Hope you are ok????




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    1. Yeah better to know
      At ones show
      Then to pretend all is grand
      Across the land

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  13. Some days are like that
    you just want to keep people at bay
    it's better to just be left alone
    than to listen to what others say.
    (smiles)

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  14. Well crap. I'm agreeing with the cat…again! How does this keep happening? I would much rather have constructive criticism than a shallow, "great job" any day.

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    1. Agreeing with me
      Wait until Friday at my sea
      And Tomorrow your one eye is on display
      Double dose at my bay hahaha

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    2. Tis okay, I just finished work over at my bay. Seems like the cat will have his turn too over at my zoo!

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    3. Yipppeeee
      A post dedicated to me

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  15. Interesting post you have today
    And fun comments at your bay
    Just what we need this midweek day
    To help us think about what we say

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    1. That we do
      Think at each zoo
      And away we fly
      Fun under my sky

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  16. You have no idea how you just made my day! What a post. Glad I found you as part of this wonderful ISWG.

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    1. Glad I can make your day
      That is always fun to do at my bay

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  17. Surely criticism is guaranteed in any relationship especially marriage!

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    1. A guarantee to come about
      Probably even shout

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  18. How you rhyme so much is beyond me,
    perhaps it's because you're so stinky -
    that's all I gots, cause rhyming is hard
    something, something sounds like yard?

    Rhyming is difficult!

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    1. haha hard to do
      As you go to poo
      And the stink of gas
      Just think crass

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  19. Bad attitude must go away
    Too many fans like to play at your bay

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    1. Give attitude when need be
      But towards other things at my sea

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  20. I agree. I hate false praise. I don't want to be torn to shreds but if I'm not doing something well I don't want to be told I am. Great post. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah better to be told you stink
      Then to think you've found the missing link

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  21. I have no confidence in the ability of 'constructive critics' to give me any truth about my own writing any more than the insincere praise could. Perhaps because most of the 'constructive critics' I've encountered have such odd criteria such as 'don't use 'and' if you can help it' and 'don't write in genres I don' care for'. The only useful criticism I've ever got was from inside myself.

    But maybe I'm just weird that way.

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    1. Yeah yours is the best indeed
      To follow at your feed
      As many tend to be out to lunch
      But there may be a few good ones in the bunch

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  22. I'd rather know right away if something is bad, and not wait to find out if it's "poo."

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  23. An important point you make at your bay.
    Bogus applause will never pay.
    Give me brutal over phony feigned praise.
    It's honest criticism that deserves a raise.

    VR Barkowski

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    1. That it does indeed
      Should all over take seed

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  24. But...sometimes
    my muse likes
    just to release
    the 'spices'
    to see what below,
    what the raw...

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    1. The spices can be fun
      To let come undone

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  25. A complete critique is good for what I write,
    Even if I sometimes don't give in without a fight.

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    1. Never give in without a fight
      Then many things can see the light

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  26. Give praise when praise is due I say
    but when criticism comes to play
    just don't let it ruin your day!

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    1. Have a little bit is fine
      Keeps on grounded and from crossing the ego line

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  27. No fleas, please! I'm glad to be living a flealess life!
    You have to be your own best critic, and not let the crazies get to you!
    Hope you're having a great day at your bay!

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    1. No fleas on your knees?
      It would be a breeze

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  28. come on, you can't hear you do great ALL the time :P can you?

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    1. Exactly what I said
      Put your great to bed

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  29. Very very cool post. So nice to meet you.

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    1. Glad it was cool
      From the rhyming fool

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  30. You are never insecure Pat ~ Better to say it as is but tactfully of course ~

    Have a good day & am back, smiles ~

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    1. haha nope not at my sea
      Not a one insecurity

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  31. orlin N cassie N pat...who bee de gas ree leever two day ??? or it this a collective werk ...
    :)

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    1. The cat and pat
      Collective at our mat

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  32. Kindness if often overrated
    And the truth sometimes berated.
    I would tend to be careful with one
    and be sure not the other to shun.

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    1. Needs to be a middle ground
      Helps the world go round

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  33. I believe in honesty, and at the same time, I believe it can be presented with tact and consideration to the other person's feelings.

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    1. yeah tact needs to take place
      No rubbing it in ones face

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  34. I like the greats:) but need the constructive criticism with emphasis on constructive.

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    1. Yeah constructive is the way
      At every bay

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  35. i believe in being positive. it lowers anxiety and makes communicating easier. if someone wants constructive criticism, they can ask for it. honestly, i think most people don't want to hear anything bad about their stuff. the more serious someone is about their craft, the more they want to hear more than niceties.

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    1. True there is that balance as well
      They don't want to be ranted at like hell
      Or have one come across as a pompous ass
      But better to have one tell you than a whole mass

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  36. I would much rather constructive criticism than a pat on the back any day. I hate to be touched by people... You are right, they would probably give us something we don't want. Remember Howie Mandell? He will never shake hands because of germs.

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    1. haha yeah he does the fist bump thing
      i just run and wash my hands afterwards at my wing

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  37. Nice post. Positive thoughts are always the best kind.
    Heather

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  38. Constructive criticism definitely beats a non-helpful remark!

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    1. That is does
      From the same old good job buzz

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  39. I agree. I usually wonder at folks who hope their crit partners find nothing wrong. I rather get a lot of comments at that stage than put out a work with holes.

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    1. Yep, much better to be caught
      Then patted on the back a whole lot

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  40. They should just keep it to them selves around me

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    1. Well that works too
      Live with blinders at your zoo

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  41. i think that solid crit is def something that makes a writer all the better...and i know you cant knock them out of the park every day....so i know there is slack being given...and well friends dont let friends get away with writing shit

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    1. haha good way to look at it
      Never let one get away with writing shit

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  42. I don't have germs, I resent that!
    But yes, I appreciate constructive criticism, after I get my rage and crying out of the way.

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    1. lol keep inside your rage
      Or you may get thrown in a cage

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  43. Making a mental note
    not to touch Pat or the cat
    If I should ever meet the two of you
    and we have a chat.

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    1. haha good mental note
      Of which to take note

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  44. Fleas, bed bugs, roaches, stink bugs, we hate them all! But where do you go to sign up for the insecure writers' group? That would be us.

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    1. Just give google search a click
      And it will show up some slick

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  45. Constructive criticism is definitely good!
    Before good rounds of criticism, my drafts sometimes look like rotting wood.
    But I have a confession to make,
    many silly posts I write to keep my creative mind awake.
    So when they're downright awful or obscure,
    hopefully they're not too very dreadful to endure ;)

    Thanks for another great post,
    I mean it... it was as delightful as cinnamon toast.

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    1. You can keep the toast
      But i like your boast
      And yeah go insane
      Keeps the mind creative at ones lane

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  46. but limes are sour

    at every hour

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  47. yes, take the limes, even when they hurt!!

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    1. Give them a squirt
      Even when they hurt

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  48. Nice rhyming. It was really fun to read. I got a good chuckle at some of them.

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  49. I don't like to be touched by strangers.
    Their germs make me think of many dangers.
    And, no, don't criticize me.
    Unless you want kicked in your knee.

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    1. haha kicked by the halloween nazi
      That may end up scary

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  50. I like the niceness
    Even when it's canned.
    In the real world I get slammed.
    It's good to have a place to go
    Where everyone's sweet
    If only for show.
    But I won't touch you with sappy stuff.
    Seems as though you've had enough.
    I promise, Pat, no more fluff.
    Though for me, it will be tough.
    Cuz I'm so nice and not real rough.
    Strange men can touch me if they're brawny and buff
    I mean, once I've screened their stuff.

    xoRobyn

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    1. haha well I suppose
      If you screen at your show
      It isn't so bad
      A fun time could be had
      No wonder you are so nice
      Getting all that umm spice

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  51. I can't believe I haven't been here before. I love you poem, you style and your sense of humor. On top of it, I love you message and I hope when I get to the point to get critiques, they tell me if it's all poo.

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    1. Glad it was fun
      Under my sun
      As I go about much
      Rhyming just a bit more than a touch lol

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  52. Nice rhyming word. Enjoyed reading...

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  53. I enjoyed the oh deary line very much, I liked how fast it flowed!

    Unfortunately, I don't have any good constructive criticism so "this was great"!

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    1. The deary line was fun
      Just worked so well under my sun

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