Walk The Plank Or Give A Yank?

Oh where this could go if you let your gutter mind flow. But the cat shall stray and keep on task today. At least I will try. Even snip snip, I'm still a bit spry. So for Y we have Yanker. No, not down there, you wanker.

What are you,
There at your zoo?
Are you the yes man?
Maybe woman for a yes span.

Or are you a yanker?
You know, the anchor.
Do you yank people back,
There at your shack?

Yank them from the cliff,
After they get a big whiff?
The yanker of common sense,
When things get tense?

Which way do you yank?
Yanker of money from the bank?
At least there is no fees.
You can yank with the breeze.

Ever think you were a yanker?
Beats an oil tanker.
Then you'd be slick,
And most likely a dick.

Worked dick in without yanking.
The cat doesn't need a spanking.
Hmm, I guess I'm a yanker,
Pulling myself back before I become a wanker.

Is that a bloody wanker?
Have to ask a yanker.
They can yank all back.
Go on a yanking attack.

Not to be confused with a Yank.
They are some human rank.
A Yank that's a yanker,
May even impress a banker.

But back on task.
Nope, I haven't hit the flask.
The cat doesn't drink.
Yank myself away from the sink.

Do you yank all away?
Are you the yanker at your bay?
Maybe I'm yanking your chain.
The cat likes to be a pain.

Are you ready to tell the cat? Are you the yanker where you are at? Blogger doesn't like the word yanker. Spell check can be a real wanker. So the yanker or the yankee, which one are thee? Were you surprised with my yanking Y? Yeah, I am doing the a to z backwards in case you are new under my sky. If that screws you up here is some gas. That will fix all from my little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.


  1. I can be either
    The yanker or yankee
    All depends
    On who's paying my fee

  2. Better to be a yank
    Than a wank
    Says this Yank.
    Man, this rhyme stank! (Mine, not yours.)

    1. Yeah, who wants to be a wanker
      Better off being a yanker

  3. Wonderful to read Pat. Enjoy your week-end.

  4. Just so long as I'm not yanking myself...

  5. Walk The Plank Or Give A Yank?
    Yankee doodle with a big bang
    A to Z backwards
    Gets one awkward
    Jump fast to X without a bind


  6. Oh my gosh this is hilarious! Loved it. I guess I've always been a yanker, always trying to get people back on track, away from the edge. Unfortunately, it only works if they WANT to be yanked back :) Great Challenge so far! Have a great weekend!

    [Jen Chandler] from
    Jen Chandler was Here

    1. haha yank just popped on in
      So gave it a spin
      Yep, some you can't help out
      If they don't want to be yanked about

  7. Don't really know if I am or if I'm not! Someone tell me please, I shall worry all day until I know for sure.
    Happy Day 2 of the A to Z or Z to A depending on how you approach the game!

    1. lol maybe consult a magic 8 ball
      It shall explain it all

  8. Walk the plank
    could be a prank
    swim fast to the nearest bank
    or a shark might give you a yank
    as he bites into your shank

    ok, off topic but, what else is new

    1. A shark bite
      Would be a fright
      But just kick in
      And you can win

  9. Sometimes out of the blue my tail gets a yank!

  10. I am a Yankee but not a yanker
    And I don't think I would want to be a spanker!


    1. Yeah, might end up in the wrong side of town
      If a spanker came on down

  11. I guess I'd prefer to be a yanker and not a wanker. Like Betty, I want no part of being a spanker.

    1. Yeah, that would suck
      Red ass if you can't duck

  12. Yank Mr. Doodle, he's a dandy
    Front row seats all get candy
    Vaudeville has had it's day
    Song and dance just didn't pay
    To be a yankee, arrange your birth
    Make it 4th of July, celebrate with mirth

    1. Might take some doing
      For such a renewing
      Have to come out with a pop
      Not able to stop

  13. Who yanks yank like a yank yanker would?

    The existentialist yanker.

  14. As a parent I've tried not to be a yanker and I'm pretty sure I'm not a wanker.

    Susan Says

  15. What ever, sure doesn't sound like I want to be a yanker, whatever that is. I am very happy with what I am. Just a crazy cat lady.

  16. wankers, yankers...all the same
    fools to others, won't take blame

  17. Hehehe so you're doing the Z to A Challenge. I don't think I'm much of a yanker, really. :-D

    1. haha backwards I go
      Good no yanking shall show

  18. Ha! I was wondering if it would be B or Y. Of course, in a few more letters, I'm going to be totally confused:) It doesn't take much. grin.

    1. A little confusing is fun
      To give a rhyming run

    2. Yank? I guess I won't go there. Too scared. 😱

    3. lol scared of it
      Can be a hit

  19. I am quoting here: Ann BennettApril 2, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Who yanks yank like a yank yanker would?

    OMG say that fast 5 times in a row. LOL

    Great post as always.

  20. Cool that you're doing the Challenge in reverse
    It's like going from worst to first
    This is a blessing rather than a curse
    One of the best themes in the entire universe

    1. A good theme you say
      With the backwards array
      I do get the end out of the way
      As I go onward toward a

  21. How fun that you're doing this backwards! I look forward to your post tomorrow, as it's always hard to find words that begin with X.

    1. Technically it is monday, isn't it?
      But tomorrow I'll still have a fit

  22. Quite the spin of going backwards! Good for you for thinking outside the box. Love it!

  23. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on.
    "Y" I thought, wondering where the days had gone.
    I must have slept a lot.
    And then the message I got.
    Clever Cat and Pat. :)

    1. haha sleep all the way through
      That would be a long time at your zoo

  24. Number one!!!!!
    Such fun!

    No yanker over here
    Or a fox
    In a box

  25. Some southerners still refer to us northerners as Yankees or Yanks. I am north of the Mason/Dixon line so I am a Yank. Woohoo!

  26. Spell check is a perpetual pain,
    always yanking an authors chain
    And when you up and call it a wanker
    It assumes you meant anchor.

    Cheers from the flip side!

    The AtoZ of EOS

    1. That it does
      Turns correct to fuzz
      Just because
      A spellcheck that never was

  27. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. It's better if I leave the poetry to the experts...;~)

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com.

    If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

  28. Spellcheck definitely doesn't like all the words I write. :)

  29. Sometimes my hubby will yank.
    Other times I may give it a crank.
    It all depends who feels the power...
    I now need to take a cold shower

    1. haha into the gutter
      Sure doesn't make you stutter

  30. Say what?
    "Walk The Plank Or Give A Yank?"
    Not my butt!!!

  31. I don't yank.
    Not even a wank.
    Won't eat a shank
    or steal from a bank.

  32. Does one really ever know if they are a yanker or a wanker? If they did, would they freely admit it?

  33. There are a lot of words Blogger doesn't like! But I definitely like your word play with "yanker." (which Blogger repeatedly replaced with "tanker"). I think I've caught up! Yippee! Hate getting behind at your sea!

    1. haha can get behind fast indeed
      As the cat posts a ton at his feed


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