Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


It’s Double-Up Blog Day!

We celebrate Thankful Thursdays with Brian AND we also have Angel Sammy writing us a poem for the letter of the alphabet we’ve worked up to which this week is the letter “X” !!   First up is celebrating what we’re thankful for with Brian and you can do that too if you’d like to joint his hop – just click on the badge below to be transported to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to put your blog link in.   We can then all visit each other!   Yet another thing to be thankful for – Brian hosting this blog!

Click badge to visit Brian!

This has been a very thankful week…..we’ve complained a lot but “secretly” been thankful for all the rain we’ve been getting – no bad storms – just a lot of WET.   That’s making this a gloriously green and flower-full Spring and we’ve thankful for that.   Some Springs have been dry as a Fall leaf and the lawn and trees have suffered but not this year.   It’s my first year with a yard so I’m appreciating it.  Angel Sammy told me that grass is delicious and I took his word for it and tried it and YUM.    My Mom is thankful that when she was getting handfuls of mulch out of the wheelbarrow as she and Dad planted some foxgloves that the SNAKE she almost picked up with the mulch was SMALL and somewhat disoriented so it didn’t bite her.    It was just a juvenile black snake but for Mom – they’re all boa constrictors or giant pythons.   She screamed and refused to touch the wheelbarrow!   Poor Mom.

Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s favorite “during the week” post which is his own “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday”.     He is at the Bridge but he’s still writing poetry AND giving me poetry lessons in my sleep.   Maybe one of these days I’ll give it a whirl, but until then, shall we see what he came up with this week for “X”??

Greetings friends from the Rainbow Bridge!    Coming up with an X poem was tough…..but I did it……at least I think I did!    Also, just a word about “WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO AFTER WE GET TO Z????”.     I know there haven’t really been a whole lot of you who have participated in writing a poem on Thursdays the two times we’ve gone through the alphabet BUT those who have, have had a lot of fun with it.   Just like I have.   Just like Teddy has AND even Old Mom who used to write a whole lot of poetry in “the old days” (tee hee).    Anyway, I’m going to leave it up to you all what we do from here!    I polled you in October last year and at that time you wanted to do the alphabet AGAIN.   I’m doing the poll AGAIN just to be sure and leave you a space to present your own idea – and we’ll be ready to do SOMETHING when we get to Z in a couple of weeks OK?   OK.   Take a minute to do the poll – I’ll sure appreciate it!   My poem for today is right after the poll.


“X Marks the Spot”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 5/24/17

When I was still with you

I never had my doubts

You knew how to make me happy

I never had to ask and I never had to pout!

X marked the spot where my heart beat full of love

X-actly what it STILL does as I rest here up above.

X is where my tummy is, you loved to stroke my fur

X-actly the spot you’d pet and make me do a giant purr!

X is the empty place at home where I wish that I could be

X-actly the spot Teddy occupies now that my wings have set me free.

X will mark the place where I will be waiting for you one day

X-actly the way it should be though I had to go away.

I will shine down my love for all of you – look for me on my cloud……

Love is truly FELT, and not always said out loud.

Angel Sammy

Thank you dear brother……………!   My friends, please remember to answer the poll.    Never worry that your poetry “won’t be good enough” or that you “can’t write a poem” because inside all of us is a place – sometimes hidden – where we THINK poems all the time.   Let it fly free.    I’m learning that sometimes you can say something in a poem you wouldn’t otherwise say.   If you wrote a poem today on your blog, please put your blog link in my comments and we’ll visit you to read it!    OR, if you’d rather, you can write your poem in my comments and share it that way.

Until next week – where we’ll be thankful together AND write a poem too!!

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Love, Teddy

Love, Ze Poet Monsieur Angel Sammy!

51 responses »

  1. Aw, what a very special poem….. so much love Angel Sammy had for your pawrents and they for him in return…. And now, for you, sweet Teddy! Love the picture of your mom helping you with a somersault! I bet that was fun.
    Love, Sundae
    PS We voted to continue the poetry! Purrhaps one day one of us will write a short one to contribute in a comment!


    • Oh I just bet you and your Mom could SQUEEEEEEZE out a poem Sundae! We all have it in us to do it – I think you just have to do ONE then you discover how easy it is!

      Hugs, Teddy and Angel Sammy


  2. Angel Sammy you were and always will be X special to us…you taught us so Xactly how to savor each moment.
    Teddy bravo a great somersault!! We VOTE yes for poetry!!
    Hugs madi your bfff and mom


  3. That was a beautiful poem from Angel Sammy even if it brought a tear to my eye. And Teddy, glad you got to test the grass, kitties sure do love that stuff. I think you or your Mom could give us a weekly writing prompt for our poem. XO


    • We thought about that as an alternative to the alphabet……Mom’s idea was giving people a choice of three words every week to choose from for their poem but they wouldn’t be “easy” words….Tee Hee.

      Hugs, Teddy


  4. Very sweet poem, Sammy! Made me a bit teary, too. I would love to have been there when your Mom found that snake!!!! I love that picture of your Mom helping you do a somersault… love it!


  5. What a grate poe-em Unccle Sammy! You have still ‘got it’ Unccle!!!
    An soon Teddy wee finkss you will find yur ‘voice’ an start ritin all so. Mee has not been feelin poe-etick much with all thee ‘Who-Hah’ we have had goin on here. So mee let thee Alphybet run out an start fresh…..
    ***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


    • I hope Ladymum is getting better slowly but surely Mr. Purramedic! We will let Angel Sammy continue writing poetry but maybe I’ll switch off with him from week to week and have a whirl at it too!

      Love, Teddy


  6. You sure did good with the X poem! We sure have had lots of rain too and we are thankful it is over for a bit. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  7. guyz….furst up de snakez yur mom saw waz vizshuz……itz a good thing dad waz ther ta drive it two de neXt countee….sammy…yur X poem rockz N we say pleez keep up with de poemz coz we due way better at them then twooz day teaser which we haz knot getted rite once; ted, yur summer saultz awesum buddy…can ewe due roll overz two !!


    can copee yur butt
    if ewe sit on de masheen
    then prezz de start switch
    🙂 ♥♥


    • HA! First of all I love your X poem…..X MARKS THE SPOT (or the BUTT)…….I love it. Well done. As for snakes – if I’d seen it first of course I woulda kilt it DEAD…..or maybe not. As for Angel Sammy continuing with the poetry I think that’s gonna happen – that seems to be what the few people who did the poll want.

      Huggies and stuff, Tedanator


  8. Loved your X poem! Its a sweet tribute!
    We have not allowed petcretary to join in the poems cause of her working and all, butt…nah, too much stress, she agrees. But we do like coming by to read them:)


    • YES dear friends……….and I’m on my way now to read your poem – thanks for being part of our weekly poetic challenge – it’s so much fun isn’t it?!?!?!

      Love and Hugs, Teddy (and Angel Sammy too!)


  9. Sammy, that was another great poem. You are the master. Mom hopes we can do something else for the next go round. She doesn’t want to face some of these tough letters for a third time. Maybe those of us who participate could suggest some prompt words and you could randomly select one each week. They wouldn’t have to follow the alphabet in any way. Mau wrote our poem again this week. It is at
    Love to all. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy .


    • Mau did a wonderful job with his poem this week! Mom had one idea for a little change to the weekly challenge – she will follow the alphabet BUT give a choice of three words for each letter each week and our friends can choose one of the words to write a poem about – that’s another idea anyway!

      Hugs, Teddy


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