no damn cat, no damn hat


So I sat on my ass
All this cold dreary day
And I said “How I wish
I had more time to play.”

No time to write posts
That are well thought-out rants,
No time to write lists
about movies with pants.

So I all I can do is to
Bitch,
        whine
                and moan
And each time the phone rings
Shout “leave me alone!”

No damn cat came in wanting
To show me his “things”
But the living room’s trashed
And the bathtub’s got rings

Glued to the keyboard
With deadlines a-loomy
The house is a mess
And my mood is all gloomy.

I should do my work now
While the clocks say it’s lating
But this is a fun way
Of procrastinating.

——
I couldn’t resist this week’s Monday Mission, which asked for a post in the style of a children’s book or poem.

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17 responses to “no damn cat, no damn hat

  1. aw this was so sad, and so seussy!

  2. While the clocks say it’s lating

    Love it! :)

    Though a life without time to write lists about pants does sound a bit gloomy. Ah well, this too shall pass…

  3. Fantastic!! Thanks for the smile. And I truly hope you have a tiny bit more time for *you* soon..

  4. Thankyou for the giggle. Also thankyou for the comment on my blog, I coulda sworn I had subscribed to you, but I have lost you somewhere.

  5. you do good work! hope the fog and deadlines lift soon.

  6. These were all so fun to read. Great job.

  7. At least you didn’t have to shake hands with thing 1 and thing 2.

    Great poem. Hope you get some leisure time soon!

  8. very funny. wish you had more time to come out and play! :)

  9. bipolarlawyercook

    I am impressed. You have some serious linguistical-type skills. Maybe you should go to school for them or something?

  10. “deadlines a-loomy”
    Nice one. I love this stuff.

    I did a Jabberwocky tribute called Launderworky. Definitely fun stuff.

  11. flutter-
    Hmm. I was aiming for funny and seussy. But crankiness will prevail.

    az-
    The pants lists will find a way. Really, the gloom is exaggerated. I just like the word. I’m glad you liked the “lating,” bit.

    dragonfly-
    Thanks! Glad to share a smile. And I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    veronica-
    Ah, a giggle. Giggles are good. Giggle is also a good word.

    magpie-
    Thanks! And the fog is lifting. If only those deadlines didn’t gang up like that.

    Kyla-
    Glad you enjoyed it!

    KC-
    Yes, Thing 1 and Thing 2 have dubious personal hygiene.

    Mark-
    Thankseuss.

    painted-
    Yes, time to play would be nice. But at least I’m not coughing up a lung like you, which also impedes play.

    blc-
    Ah, that’s a grand idea. I wonder if I could study Seussology?

    denguy-
    I remember your Launderworky poem well. It was fabulous, sudsy goodness.

    pgoodness-
    Thanks!

  12. I was reminded of “Out, damned spot”.

  13. Oh tee hee. The rhyme of “lating” with “procrastinating” was a delight. The whole bit was pure joy.

  14. One of the reasons I love you btw is that in your tag cloud LISTS and SILLINESS are the biggest words.

  15. Aimee-
    Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?

    Mad-
    I’m glad you enjoyed that. And happy that my tag cloud reflects, at least to some extent, the silliness of me. Also the list-lover. Clearly, I need more pants posts, though.

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