It's About Time I Let Out A Rhyme!

It's about time I end this thing and take care of it with one swing.

Did you see what I did there? Don't worry, you will with time to spare. At least the cat hopes so. Some people could be slow. Don't worry, it's a human thing. I said that twice with a word fling. Twice in one paragraph too. Damn, what will a grammar nazi do? Don't worry, I'll get to it before someone has a fit.

Time to be aware.
Time to be awake.
Enter if you dare.
Watch out for the lake.

There you will sink.
There you will swim.
That's enough, I think.
Let's go out on a limb.

Yeah, that's dumb.
Yeah, that's just there.
I'll use them and then some.
I got them to spare.

So...you....take....care.
I coughed up a hairball there.
Nah, that's not rare.
But you take care.

Where are you taking it?
Can care be taken far?
Is this some unknown shit?
Did you mean take care of the car?

Did you nod and agree?
Are you onto my chime?
It can be hard to follow me.
But that's not a crime.

Although it is about time.
Umm...did we take care?
Are you trying to be a middle mime.
Maybe having few words to spare.

It's not about time.
I guess there's a reverse.
Maybe drop a dime.
Maybe let out a curse.

But it's about time.
About time to take care.
One out of two with that rhyme.
It isn't so hard to be aware.

Nope, it's not about time.
Nope, you can't take care.
It's about your time.
It's about your care.

Did you catch onto the cat? Are you taking care where you are at? Did you take it far? Are you taking care of the car? See? Used it right there. Added something to spare. Take care and that is it, could go many a way with it. Do you charge for me taking care? Yeah, there are drs fees that we are aware. But what if you just wave and say it? Did you charge some shit? It is about time you told me. See? Makes sense to see. About time only means you are miffed it didn't happen when you wanted. It isn't about time in anything you taunted. If it was about time then you'd be talking about the hours, years, months, whatever of the day. Not going on and on about one finally doing whatever at your bay. Don't worry though. Whoops. A third I just gave a go. Anyway, the cat has a bunch of these that he could give sass, but I think two confuses enough from my little rhyming ass.

Take care of you and it's about time you did too.

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  1. I'm usually slow to catch on or catch up!

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  2. Take reckless doesn't quite have the same ring...

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    1. But where would you take it too? Bad ring though indeed.

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  3. It is silly how we do say it, but we do seem to say it a lot. Take care, Pat!

    betty

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    1. That we do. I'll take it to the nearest umm lawn?

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  4. It was slightly difficult to catch up
    I prefer felines to pups
    And what I really want is a cup
    of Joe and just so that you know
    take care of yourself too,
    it's long overdue.
    (I'm better at nihilistic rhymes)

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    1. Hey, they can flow
      That we know
      So let it go
      Enjoy the Joe

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  5. I'd take care of a car if I had one. But I'll just take care of whatever I need to right now.

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    1. At least it is something and not just a take care

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  6. Always need to take care, what ever it relates to. Great poem Pat. Have a great
    weekend.

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  7. Me? I usually take it a step farther. I end most of my blog posts by saying, "Take care of yourselves and each other." See? I'm not easily satisfied. Taking care of yourself isn't enough... :)

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    1. Geez, so instead of wanting one to just take care somewhere, you want people to actually take care and do work. I feel like I need a wage.

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  8. People invented 'take care' because it implies you actually care about the person you are saying it to. 'Later' is more appropriate for those you don't give a rat's you-know-what about. Then, there's always the simple, "Goodbye."

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    1. But what about the "see you later" or the "have a nice day" or the "be well" or the "have a great day" or the...soooo many. And each could mean don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out lol

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    2. As always your words make me smile. Smiling is good for the soul. Hope you're having a good wkend. Sandy's Space

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  9. This isn’t just a common expression in English, it’s even more common in Spanish! I guess it’s a polite gesture, but I can see how you think it’s silly. But, I hope you take care!! Lol sorry, I had to...

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    1. lol not that the cat didn't see that coming.

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    2. Now the cat’a psychic too? A cat of many talents. :)

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    3. Have so many at our sea, some you'll never know lol

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  10. I'm not sure when I last uttered those words. I'm more apt to tell people to drive safely or find reasons to smile. Or tell people to give someone they love a hug because they never know when they might not get another chance.

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  11. Not an expression I say a lot
    But have on occasion let it slip somewhat.

    Well, you certainly gave a reason to give thought
    So curious I looked up the expression, and sought

    To find the origin and reason there in
    What does it really mean in general to that end?

    [The definition- It is an Old Middle English word. The word care means to feel concern or interest. Thus, if you tell someone to "take care" you are asking them to feel a sense of concern or interest about something. The phrase "take care" meaning: to take in hand has been used since the 1580s.]

    So I guess when words fail or do not come to mind
    Others say maybe to trigger a subconscious alert through time

    So while driving, if something goes amiss
    That warning jumps to the forefront guiding a miss.

    But I agree there are better ways to say be safe
    Than that, the redundant ritual of yore is a bit out of place.

    A habit of many eras in that expression.
    Knowing that now, it makes an interesting impression.

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    1. Sure just have to look
      And can find what it took
      Or where it went
      And then it was sent
      I looked it up too before
      To see what it had in store
      Better ways to say it indeed
      Making one think is a fine deed

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  12. I always take care of the hairballs!

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  13. I always thought "take care" meant be well. I don't think you can literally take "care" as care isn't an object. I am not feeling well so I will take care of myself.

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    1. When you say it with the addition, then yeah, be well. I suppose if you need pills, you can take care when you go if you take them with you.

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  14. I always tell my friends to take care, and to text/call me when they're home safe, which makes them often refer to me as their overprotective mom

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    1. lol well at least you have safety top of mind

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  15. I will use "Take Care" in email every now and again, but never say it in person. Goodbye or See You Later is usually my parting saying in person.

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    1. See ya I think is all I say. Or you too if they say have a nice day or something.

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  16. We often don’t take care of oneself
    That gets placed up on a dusty shelf.
    Dumb, really since, if we get sick
    We are often useless as a lame dick.
    So sleep when we can, 8 hours at least.
    Eat 3 times per day, make it your own feast.
    Walk or swim and don’t give in to stress.
    Easier said than done, now close your eyes and let go of the mess.

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    1. Easier said than done indeed
      As we don't do things we actually need

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  17. I'm very guilty of that saying
    but it covers a vague amount of life
    it's classier than mumbling
    Wipe your butt and don't beat your wife

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    1. That it is, no wife beating or poopy butts allowed.

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  18. Take care, Pat:):):)
    Wishing you and the critters a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. We had a fine one at our sea a month ago lol hope yours is grand

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  19. I don't say "Take care," but might say "Be careful." I guess it means the same thing.

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    1. Be careful at least makes sense, as you aren't taking it anywhere.

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  20. I always say "Take care of yourself" or "Be gentle with yourself". Probably the same.

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    1. Both work and are full, so they make sense that way.

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  21. Guilty! I use "Take care" a lot online and offline. Whenever I say it, now that I have to think about it because of the Cat, I mean "Take care of yourself, be well, be safe, be kind to yourself because I care about you." So take care, Pat, where you're at! Be glad you're not where I am. We've had about ten inches of snow at our place, and it's still coming down. There's a big snowdrift in from of our garage door. At least I don't have to go out until tomorrow morning!
    The Cat will likely have a go at this expression sometime, but "Have a good one where you're at!"

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    1. haha well if you say take care of yourself, that makes sense more than a simple take care. Be well I can make fun off, be safe kinda too, be kind I could as well. The cat can just make fun of it all.

      Only one? Can't I have a good two where I'm at? Beats one lol See. There you go.

      Blah, you can keep all of that. I'd never have a good one with that down. Out trudging through it 8 hours a day I am sooooo dreading.

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  22. lol- I have been guilty of saying "take care". Usually in an email- not so much in person. :)

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  23. My daughter just told me her boyfriend proposed. I was delighted for days, I mean I was totally dazed. Hahaha, not the same thing, but a similar concept. And now I'm just whining. ;) :) It's fun to play around with words.

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    1. haha yeah, we can sure play around and make them stick, even if they really don't. Congrats to your daughter.

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