Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Carve It Out With Your Insecure Shout!


 It's that time of year.
The kiddies all cheer.
They may get diabetes too,
But that's nothing new.

And out they go.
A pumpkin to show.
They carve a face.
A happy or spooky embrace.

Have their own style.
Wide or scary smile.
The eyes are weird.
May even have a beard.

Things they have now,
Can sure wow.
Helping carvers all over.
Can even do one of rover.

But to each their own.
They have their own tone.
They carve out their way,
And then light their display.

Carving out the guts.
Blah to many OCD nuts.
They toss that aside,
Enjoying the ride.

Carve out time to do.
Maybe make pumpkin stew.
Can you even make that?
Sure beats this cat.

Carve out the pest.
So they do their best.
Can't stay full of goop.
Throws one for a loop.

Goop is now lost.
It has been tossed.
Carved out and thrown.
Happiness is now all alone.

No worries or care.
They may carve a spare.
They make their face,
Then off they race.

So be like the kiddos out there. Carve the crap out at your lair. Then toss it away and have a brighter day. That goop will be a load off of you and then you can create something new. There is nothing wrong with that. You can trust the cat. Just stay away from me with a pumpkin's goop mass. I don't need that touching the fur of my little rhyming ass.

Later all, have a nice fall.

90 comments:

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    1. That's 3 in a row
      3 mins late though

      Hank

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    2. It's the Great Number 1, Charlie Brown

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    3. Then be Merry time
      With his tree chime

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  2. Carve It Out With You Insecure Shout!
    Pumpkins artistically done way out loud
    Kids have their say
    All in any which way
    One day in the year to be up and about

    Hank

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  3. Now to just carve out a good story...

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    1. Could be a pain
      If the voices quiet in the brain

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  4. Pumpkins are such a great vegetable. There are so many things we can do with them besides eat them too. :D

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    1. They sure have a many a way
      To be useful at the end of the day

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  5. Great poem. It brings back memories of when my daughter was younger.

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    1. Glad memories flowed back
      Good ones for the win at your shack

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  6. Carve pumpkins or stories
    Don't get hung with the bories

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    1. Bories can hang
      Or go out with a bang

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  7. I took away from your ending: After you've tried your best, then move on to another nest. (Write another book;-)

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    1. Yep, get to the next one
      Onward to get the next done

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  8. Yup, it is time to get those pumpkins carved and the costumes ready for all that trick or treating. As cats, we sure don't want that pumpkin goop all over us. Have a good day Pat.

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    1. Nah, we don't want that one bit
      It too would give us a fit

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  9. Definitely that time of year
    To spread some pumpkin cheer.

    Betty

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  10. I haven't carved a pumpkin in years. I kind of miss the gooey mess.

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    1. Never miss the mess
      Our ocd likes less

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  11. YUM!!! Pumpkin bread!!!
    Can't get the flavor out of my head
    If poke berries were at my zoo,
    I'd dye up a bunch of yarn, too!

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  12. I think they overdo it this time of year with the pumpkin-flavored everything, but some of them aren't too bad.

    (Oh, and I think there's a typo in your title. Did you mean to write "Your Insecure Shout?")

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    1. haha can tell I'm not insecure one bit
      I can take the bad spelling hit

      Yep, tons about
      Pumpkin they shout

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  13. great analogy. I like the idea of throwing away the goop and still leaving a piece of yourself there. Excellent rhyme.

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  14. My inner child is starting to fade away. After realizing the world consists of not just angels but demons too.

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    1. Plenty of those about
      Enough to make one shout

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  15. I don't like to carve
    but will if otherwise I'd starve
    the seeds are good to eat
    and can be kind of a treat
    as long as they are toasted
    and salted and then again roasted
    but don't give me pumpkin spice
    it's not even close to nice

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Elsie

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    1. Never tried the spice
      That gets no dice
      I eat the seeds though
      Kills worms too, you know

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  16. Witches and goblins and pumpkins to boot
    Come round at this time to give us a hoot
    We clean out our minds of the senseless stuff
    Only to fill them again with our writerly stuff

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    1. The writerly stuff hops back in
      Sure ready to give a new tale a spin

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  17. Excellent rhyme, Pat, I just loved it.

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  18. I can't help but compare this scooping out process to the the human life. If only when we threw out our goop, and start fresh, we would not create more goop. We'd be happier.

    This is my newest favorite verse.

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    1. Toss the goop in the sea
      Better off we shall be

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  19. NUMBERRRRRRRRRRR ONE!
    Such fun!
    No?
    Say it ain't so.
    I ordered a pumpkin tie
    To match my pumpkin pie
    Just so you know
    At the Kitty Cat Show!

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    1. I ordered a pumpkin ale
      let share a great tale...

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    2. A blue orange man
      Throw in a tan
      Then red will be had
      All butt poker at your pad

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    3. That tie looked delicious
      The neighbors got suspicious
      A bit jealous too
      When they saw Pumpkin Doo
      That's Scooby in disguise
      Looking like a bunch of pumpkin pies

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    4. A pumpkin plot
      All hot to scooby trot

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    5. Just so you know
      At you pumpkin show

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  20. I carve out my own story each day
    I carve out eyes, so I might see
    I carve out ears, so I might hear
    I carve out nose, so I might smell
    I carve out fingers, so I might feel
    I carve out a mouth, so I might taste
    I carve out a heart, so I might love

    I carve out confidence, so insecurity will go away
    I carve out a smile, as it can go miles :)

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    1. The way to be
      With your carving spree
      Can see more that way
      And have a far better day

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    2. In the place to be
      And I'll raise you a Scooby Dooweeee

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  21. I just hope the aliens stay away from my door this year!

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    1. No probing allowed
      They are a scary crowd

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  22. I carved a pumpkin and had it sitting outside my door 2 years ago. Someone came by and took it. lol

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    1. lol guess they liked it a lot
      And were all hot to trot

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  23. I find it to be a big hassle, so I put husband in charge of that with our kids.

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    1. Let him deal with the mess
      More or less

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  24. I've carved out my insecurities many a time Pat.
    Loved the verse.

    Yvonne.

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  25. Not interested in carving any more pumpkins here. It was fun once upon a time, but now if I've got pumpkin, I'd just as soon bake a pie. Not interested in wearing a costume, either. The spiffy glow-in-the-dark Halloween tee shirt I bought a bazillion years ago suits me just fine. (Still glows, too!) On the other hand, let's talk candy... :)

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    1. haha got the candy stash hidden away
      Pretend you gave it to the kiddies at your bay

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  26. This was great, Pat! Purrfect Halloween rhyme!
    My little grandson is going as catboy:)

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    1. haha catboy for the win
      This one just popped on in

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  27. I love this time of the year! :)

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  28. True, getting diabetes is nothing new!

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  29. I make a great pumpkin stew (ok, so it might be closer to a lamb curry with pumpkin, but still, it's awesome).

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  30. Getting rid of stuff is definitely a positive feeling. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. That it is
      With the chucking away biz

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  31. I've thrown out a lot of goop lately. Little more every holiday and each time I rearrange some furniture. It feels good.

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  32. I had a ceramic pumpkin I painted
    Alas it got broken and I almost fainted.
    All I have left is my ceramic ghost.
    It's cute so now I like it the most.

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    1. Ghost for the win
      After the pumpkin took a smashing spin

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  33. If there's one thing I dislike about Halloween, it's carving pumpkins. That goop is gross, so I paint mine instead.

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    1. haha a cheater at your sea
      So lost respect for the Halloween Nazi with no carving to be

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  34. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck! Save me from pumpkin's goop mass. It's creepier than Halloween! I have to admit, though, that I miss Halloween with all my excited kiddos: the costumes, the parade, the games, the eats. It was so much fun! I always enjoy your positive take on tossing out insecurities. Have a good one!

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    1. Triple yuck from you
      Sure must not like the goop that comes due lol

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  35. I have my grandbaby all weekend, and we are DEFINITELY headed to the pumpkin patch (if it doesn't rain). :)

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    1. A little rain won't hurt you
      Unless another hurricane comes due

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  36. There'll be no carving pumpkins here at my house--
    Not me, my wife, nor even a mouse.
    So with that thing we're not going to do,
    There'll be not a mess nor a trace of goo.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  37. Carving a pumpkin is a fun thing to do.
    Better to do this and clear your mind which can be a zoo.
    We think too much of what we wish would be
    We should be happy and approach all with glee.

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  38. I bought fake pumpkins, so I can carve them once and reuse them again next year. No goop in fake pumpkins either!

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