Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hit The Trails Of Fails!


What if abounds.
Hit those grounds.
But stuck to one,
With what if spun.

Spun on in.
For the win.
A win that's a lose?
Not even a coin toss.

What if sinks.
Get some winks.
Some missing links.
Humans thinks.

Would that be thunk?
Go ask a skunk.
They don't rhyme.
They may not smell sublime.

Back on task.
What if I ask?
What if I don't?
What if goes won't.

Won't is it.
No what or if bit.
Just a clear won't.
Do you don't.

So don't you do.
Headache for you?
Haven't caught on?
It will sure dawn.

A what if.
There's your tiff.
What if is a fail,
Before you even hit the trail.

Better to do.
Ditch the what if crew.
Do and fail.
Make a new trail.

Failure teaches.
What if beaches.
As it leaves you stuck.
So on what if, back up the truck.

But wait there is more. IWSG is going to compete, not really, with Rosey's giveaway shore.
 Click here for a peer!

Don't need any of that. Yes, one may fall flat. One may fall flat 50 times over and over. May fail worse than a butt sniffing rover. But if you never do, nothing new can shine on through. So damn the what if. Forget that stupid tiff. Do and learn and then return. What if can choke on the gas of my little rhyming ass.
Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

85 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. If only I had company
      It's lonely at the top (lol)

      Delete
    2. It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.
      Sorry, that just came to mind!

      Delete
    3. lol poor poor True
      Whatever will she do

      Delete
    4. I tell you folks it's harder than it looks
      it's a long way to the top

      Now this song is playing in my head
      from morning to night until I fall in my bed

      Delete
    5. haha top of the world
      Fine when toes can be umm curled

      Delete
  2. Won't - I'm going to look at my writing in a whole new way now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Won't you didn't with the what if
      Beat out the what if tiff

      Delete
  3. If you fail, get up, dust yourself off, and get on with it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, and if you really want to
      You can let the dust accrue

      Delete
  4. Just keep going
    Never give up
    Keep pursuing your dream
    Even include the pup.

    Betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Include one and all
      From cats to dogs at ones hall

      Delete
  5. How did you know?
    I have a headache at my show.
    I'll be home all day,
    just lounging around at my bay
    because of my headache.
    And no it's not fake
    So no work for me today
    just Netflix and blogging play!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Elsie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A migraine whine
      Had to align
      Just here for the cat
      Hope it falls flat
      Hate those things
      But fine to be home resting in the wings

      Delete
  6. Don't worry about "what if" happens each day.
    And that's all I have to say.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Keep on keepin' on
    That's the motto I rely upon

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's how we roll
      As away we stroll

      Delete
  8. "What if" is limiting and can cause doubts. Pff to that, indeed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pfft is what it deserves
      No need for those swerves

      Delete
  9. What if is the most common question behind why. Cool contest coming up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, sure gets use
      Even by a recluse

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. Unless playing with a nailgun
      That may hurt before you're done

      Delete
  11. Hmmm, it depends on how one uses the "what ifs." When used as an excuse to avoid doing something one if afraid of trying? Not good. Then again, imaging various "what ifs" is a great way for a writer to stimulate his imagination. (As if we need it...)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, what if this were the case
      CAn sure be something a writer can embrace

      Delete
  12. I have been know oto fail at failing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Better to do?
    even if screwed?
    easy to achieve?
    hard to believe...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Belief can be rough
      No matter the stuff

      Delete
  14. Be like the mountains, have pride, never fail
    Always shake your stones a little or they will get stale
    Have your greatness in silence, don't brag to the moon
    Soon all the others will sing the very same tune

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bragging to the moon
      Leaves one beat with a spoon
      At least we'd hope
      No need to be that dope

      Delete
  15. I do so look forward to October 4th. I'm trying to think of the right way to do the picture. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All kinds of ways
      With he pic craze

      Delete
  16. If we get stuck saying "what if" it can keep us from accomplishing anything!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, there we sit
      Still ever so full of shit

      Delete
  17. Skunks smell bad, like really bad.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Do and learn and then return! I like that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The more you learn
      The better the return

      Delete
  19. "Failure teaches." If I were starting teaching in another week, I'd hang that in my classroom, together with "Persistence reaches." And I'd credit you and share some of your picture books with my kiddos and share with my kiddos how hard you work to achieve your writing dreams. Oh, I'd be on a roll ~ I'd even share adorable Orlin and Cassie! You are an inspiration, my friend! maybe I'd have my kiddos draw Orlin and Cassie after an "author study" and send them to you. Alas, I'm retired! But I'm going to hang "Failure teaches. Persistence reaches." in my study! Have a good one, Pat. Where you're at!

    If there are any elementary teachers out there feel free to snag my ideas! I'd start with the Cassie book, "Bug in the Rug."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha look at you go
      Got a quote spurred from my show
      Failure does teach more than winning
      As it keeps things a spinning
      Then makes the win all the better
      Would be fun to receive a kiddo letter
      I've gotten email before
      Bug in the Rug went over well at my shore

      Delete
  20. You've summed up a lot of writer angst here. Those doubt filled "what ifs" are killers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They can kill
      So keep on pushing the til

      Delete
  21. Failure does teach and I really would like to live on that what if beach...nice post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Be nice to have a pristine beach
      As long as giant litterbox users weren't in reach

      Delete
  22. Well rhymed. To reach success, you have to fail a few times. You just have to keep getting up, and not let it keep you down.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, can't be kept down
      Even when the crap piles up and turns you brown

      Delete
  23. Failure?
    Here I thought all this crap meant success.
    Damn! Wrong as usual! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha being wrong
      All can play along

      Delete
  24. Failure teaches.
    What if beaches.

    YES! I completely agree and want to knock people over the head when they freak out about the momentary setbacks, unable to see the bigger picture. We're constantly growing by taking leaps of faith, whether we succeed or not.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, a good knock to the head some sure need
      As we grow no matter what takes seed

      Delete
  25. falling flat on your hiney
    can make your return so shiney
    to heck with with coulda, woulda, shoulda's and what if's

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Toss them all in the sea
      Then whip down your zipper and on them pee lol

      Delete
    2. Prolly easier for your gender than mine. #justsayin

      Delete
  26. Fail to prepare
    Prepare to fail
    Risk it like mismatch socks a pair
    Embrace all of the fear
    If you don't try now
    You will never know how

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope, stuck in a rut
      With a widening butt

      Delete
  27. Maybe you'll need to sign George RR Martin so he can finish the book series before he dies

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fat chance of that
      Slow as a snail where he is at

      Delete
  28. To be a winner
    Rise up for dinner
    If luck gets thinner
    Be a grinner

    ReplyDelete
  29. Never give up Pat, you doing well :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Failure teaches. So true. It's often the only way we can learn.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, the only way it truly sticks in
      When we take failure for a spin

      Delete
  31. If you fall, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again. I was just telling my husband to stop wallowing in the one no he was just told and start pursuing those who will say yes. No is never an option for me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Get those yes's and away you go
      Ignore the fools with their no

      Delete
  32. Failure is hard
    But it teaches us
    Don't leap out
    In front of a bus

    Don't ask me what this means :-)

    ReplyDelete
  33. There are worse things than failing. Like, never starting.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I think a lot of good fiction has come from "what if" questions.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A lot sure does show
      From that kind of what if show

      Delete
  35. One should listen to you
    You have created over 50 books at your zoo.

    ReplyDelete