Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Getting to Know Pat Hatt from It’s Rhyme Time

Pat Hatt, author and blogger extraordinaire, has graciously come to visit my zoo today. As I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing quite a few of his books, you’ll find several of them listed on my Recommended Reading page. It’s all about fun today, as we get to know a little bit more about Pat and his cat. Thank you for being such a generous guest today, Mr. Hatt.

By Pat Hatt

So Pat and the cat are here to play. We are not quite sure what we are going to say. But off we will go anyway, come what may.

So MJ wants the inside scoop,
We think the litterbox may throw her for a loop.
So we will avoid such a scoop,
And raid the chicken coup.

What can we come out and say,
That hasn't already been said in the 1000+ posts at our bay?
Another kids book on the way?
Yeah, you knew that, hmm okay.

We type everything with one hand,
At first it was not grand,
But now as easy as can be,
And we can keep up with thee.

What else about us?
Hmmm we don't really fuss.
After the crap we've been through,
Nothing much bothers us at our zoo.

Not even horny old men.
Fire could burn down our den,
And we'd just walk away,
Like it was any other day.

The voices in our head,
Even talk during bed.
Can be rough to get to sleep.
But they help with the writing upkeep.

Contributions to writing indeed,
They are at our feed.
As is pretty much anything else too.
One word is all we need at our zoo.

Then off we go,
With a new flow.
If we had the dough,
An easy 1000 kids books would show.

Not sure where it comes from,
But the stories sure hum.
We don't even need rum.
We are stretching our skills and then some.

As you just never know,
Something new may show.
Until then though,
We continue to let it flow.

And now we are done with our guesting fun. Pat has to go flail about, doing that thing called working out. Hour and a half of that each day too. I think he has a loose screw. But it can entertain the cat. Just remember to write each day at your mat. Better go before MJ calls the cops on our little trespass and they try to arrest my little rhyming ass.

Enjoy your winter, smash a printer.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on Writing Tips today. If you’re a poetry blogger, you might consider joining the A – Z Challenge this year, and sharing your rhymes, analogies and words of poetic wisdom with the rest of us. Pat and his cat are already signed up and eager to rhyme. Sharing poetry in the Challenge promises to be quite a good time.

M. J.

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