Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


‘Tis Time for Poetry!


Welcome Poetry Lovers!   Today is the one day a week that my blog kicks it up a notch and introduces some “CLASS” (remember lower class is still a class….hahahahaha) to my blog with a day of poetry.    The challenge is to follow the alphabet and each week feature a poem about something with that week’s letter – and this week  our letter is:


Yep, the good old letter I.    This was tough to decide on……but I finally did and I hope you like my little bit of homage to the lovely letter “I”!


By Sammy Kimmell, August 11, 2016

If your day is crummy

And you’re having a tough time

Don’t sit there like a dummy

Boredom is a crime!

Imagine that you’re on a trip

Just close your eyes and see

Imagination takes us far away

To where we want to be.

Imagine you’re all alone

No home for you in sight

Imagine you wish you were cozy and warm

Not struggling through the night.

We are so lucky, you and I

We have our happy homes

Imagine how sad it is for those

Who don’t and constantly must roam.

Imagine what a lovely world

It would be if we’d together

Find happy homes for humans and animals

So they’d all have THEIR “Forever” !

Mom and I couldn’t help but think of that John Lennon song “Imagine” when we wrote this one………………we wish that one day everyone will live in peace and harmony.    I think we ALL wish for that but it seems sometimes to be so far away…………let’s hope it isn’t – let’s hope…………..and let’s always and forever……….


If you write a poem today with the letter “I”, feel free to put your blog link in my comments so others can visit you and read your work!    OR alternatively, post your poem HERE in comments – I love Poetry Day – don’t you?

Come on - stretch your imagination and write a poem today!

Come on – stretch your imagination and write a poem today!

Love and Peace, Sammy

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  1. oh that is beautiful!!!! you’re right… our imagination can help us to come through sh*tty days and even when we have the worst weather or mood ever we can use our imagination to travel to a sunny&funny place …. that’s like a tuesday teaser for our minds eye :o)

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    • Hi Easy! Glad you like my poem today – I think a lot of us will come up with “I” poems about imagination. Kitties Blue did! I like thinking about lots of things and imagining how things COULD have been if certain things hadn’t happened…..what if my Mom and Dad hadn’t come to the shelter the day they did?? EEEEEEEEK! Have a good day of imagining dear Easy!

      Love, Sammy


    • Thank you Miss Pix! Mom and I put our heads together on that one…….She helped on behalf of homeless peeps and I came from the homeless animal point of view…….Together we put our IMAGINATION to work!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy


  2. That is a great poem Sammy! It would be nice if everyone ( human and pets) had happy forever homes. I think you need to publish a book of all your wonderful poems. XO


  3. We wrote a nice comment, and some how are screwy mom deleted it. MOUSES! We are going to try to remember what we said: Something about you and Mom Pam being inspired when you began Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Mom is happy to have a reason to write poetry every week as she was only doing it occasionally for Mau or an event. Once again we both picked the same theme but wrote such different poems. Your poem was excellent and very thoughtful. If anybody wants to read our poem, here is the link:
    Love you, dear friend. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • Well that’s a sweet thing to say – Mom and I are enjoying writing poetry again too…..yours was wonderful and isn’t it cool that we both used our IMAGINATION for our poems this week? I’m already “noodling” about “J”…….Thanks for putting your link up – I encourage EVERYONE to follow it to read your poem. Here’s to IMAGINATION!

      Love and Hugs, Sammy


  4. total lee awesum poem this week again dood…wait til we get ta X ~~~~~~ ☺☺

    imagin nationz grate….

    rite now coz itz 193 in de shade N we iz imaginin we iz fishin for IDE
    ~~~~~~ yep…it troo lee izza fish

    chillaxin on de beach
    watchin in comin tide
    hopin thru de waves
    we mite see a few ide
    when hoo ray ona wave
    sum took a ride
    they rolled in hit de sand
    N fell over on ther side
    fire up thoz grill coals
    each oh uz cried
    seer thoz fish extree long
    coz we will eat em fried ♥♥♥

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    • Save a IDE for me gang! Grilled fishies on the beach – sounds heavenly to me. Love your poem – you always do a FABULOUS job with things like poetry – it’s just about 193 in the shade here and I’m TIRED OF IT! Never thought I’d say this – EVER – but I can’t wait for FALL!

      Love, Sammy


  5. Mee-you what a grate Poe-em Unccle Sammy!!! Wee got leeky eyed here finkin of mee Pappaw King George….away frum home an missin…..
    Mee iss goin try mee paw at ritin a poe-em now:


    When mee iss down an sad
    feelin toetallee bad;
    Mee lissenss to what LadyMum has to say,
    With her werdss, shee chasess thee bluess away!
    No matter what mee has said or dun,
    Mee lookss to LadyMum fur mee Innspirashun!”

    bye Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    • What a lovely poem Siddhartha! Your Ladymum is your guide and best friend……and she will help you no matter what forever and ever. I am so sad about your Pappaw……I still hope he will find his way back home. One of my blog friends posted that he had worried his Mom once when he went on walkabout for 75 days and came home. There’s always hope dear boy.

      Love, Uncle Sammy

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  6. (( Pam )) what a beautiful poem and I felt your words tremendously. Because we live very central in our city, I’m touched by homelessness almost every day. The need for services is great and it wrenches my gut to know someone is lonely or hopeless, including any forgotten animals. Last night, while driving home, I came to a stop sign where a younger first-nations man was leaning, hand out, eyes closed. I unrolled the passenger window and leaned over to ask, “hello, are you alright”? He very slowly walked to my window, it was a step down from the curb. I hesitated only briefly, I didn’t want him to fall and saw he was disabled in some way. I didn’t smell any alcohol and he was totally alert and co-herant. “hello miss, I can’t work since an accident”. Sad, but he simply had no other means to get by because of our long waiting list for housing and help. I wondered how many people just drove by making an assumption that this man was impaired? I gladly helped and asked that he spend it wisely and to stay somewhere’s safe overnight.

    I’m not sharing this for any accolade at all. I’m only hoping that any one who may read it, consider helping if they see someone in need and know it’s a good thing to take the time to see, notice, ask and help without judgement. You don’t always know what you think you know. Not everyone is as blessed as we are. I knew from the moment you and I connected Pam, that you were a very kind heart. I love you for this xo ❤ K


    • Oh Boomdee…..bless your heart – for so many reasons but certainly this kindness you extended to someone who truly needed some understanding. It’s heartbreaking to see people wandering aimlessly looking for help or shelter……and while that is ever so important, I feel the same when I see so many animals helpless, alone, starving, homeless…..treated with cruelty…… A lot of us say this but I have NEVER EVER meant it more than I do now at this point in my life – I wish we could fill our hearts with love and help each other get through life in the BEST way possible with compassion and kindness for humans AND animals alike. Thanks for your gesture with the man at the stop sign…..just as they said when the astronauts stepped on the moon for the first time “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – it takes one step at a time to get there.

      Love and Hugs…………..Pam


    • Thank you Woos!!!!! My Mom used to write a LOT of poetry years ago – then wrote a novel and two kids books – now back to poetry…..we’re having fun with this little alphabetic challenge though! Next week “J”…….Jello? Jukebox? Jammies? HAHAHA

      Love, Sammy


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