Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


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Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Hello Friends!   Today we do a “double dip” of posts with two of our favorite things:   Brian’s Thankful Blog Hop AND our own Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.    First though we want to be thankful.   If you’d like to be THANKFUL on Brian’s Blog Hop, just click the badge and be whisked away to his blog long enough for you to use the Linky Tool and join up to share your “Thankfuls” too!

There are a lot of things to be thankful for and one of them is that the people so devastated by Harvey in Texas and Louisiana have been promised they will get all the help they need to recover from the amazing amount of rain and flooding.   So many people and animals are without homes now and we hope that all the rhetoric about HELP is truly going to be there for those that need it.   It’s mind boggling how much rain and destruction from that rain is throughout that entire region.    We are thankful for other things as well but that is the BIGGIE……..and the other thankfuls almost pale in comparison to the generosity many have shown in sending help of all forms.

If you click the badge below, it goes DIRECTLY to the American Red Cross’s page to help specifically for those effected by Harvey:

The second part of our post today is to enjoy the weekly fun we have when Angel Sammy emails me his POEM for Thoroughly Poetic Thursdays and I publish it on our blog and invite all of YOU to share your poetry with US on your own blog!    Here’s what Angel Sammy sent to me last night.


Hello my friends!!!!    It’s me – Angel Sammy and I have my weekly poetry challenge completed for you – and I hope you have played along this week and have your OWN poem to share with all of us in return.    If you do, you can either write it out in my comments for all the world to see OR give us the link to your poem in my comments and we’ll follow the trail to read your masterpiece.   The deal is you have to write a poem that’s about something starting with the “LETTER OF THE WEEK” as we move through the alphabet.    This week we are up to the letter “L” and I gave you some prompts to use if you needed help – – – but your poem can be about ANYTHING starting with an “L” !    Here were your prompts:

(1) Lamb (2) Love (3) Lap (4) Lunch

When I was still there, one of my FAVORITE things was to sit on my Mom’s lap so that’s what I wrote about this week……my Mom’s warm lap!

“Mom’s Lap”

By Sammy Kimmell, August 31, 2017

Whenever I felt the need for a nap

I knew the best spot – it was on Mom’s lap

She’d sit for hours if I was asleep

And when I say “asleep” it was VERY deep!

I’d hardly move and neither would she

Even if her legs fell asleep she’d not move me!

She’d wait until I woke up and popped down for a snack

So she could stand up straight and unkink her back!

I loved a warm lap for my whole life through

Though towards the end my joints hurt me too…….

Mom would lift me up in her arms and sit in her chair

I felt warm and safe whenever I was there

Sometimes now though I’m no longer there

I fly down to visit when she’s in that old chair

I lie softly and quietly so she doesn’t even know…….

Then her mouth forms a smile and her cheeks have a glow

She knows that I’m visiting from my home up above

To enjoy her soft lap where I feel her warm love……..



Now it’s your turn!   If you’ve never written poetry – give it a try!    Any “L” thing you may think of you can write a poem about – remember any kind of poetry works – it doesn’t even have to rhyme.   Give it a whirl.  You’ll be glad you did…….then share it with us.    Meanwhile, I’ll get back to work here at the Bridge and I’ll be thinking up a poem to share with you NEXT Thursday.    Here are your prompt letters for “M” which is next Thursday’s letter.  

(1) Marvelous (2) Mom (3) Mud (4) Meow

Those are just to get your creative juices flowing – use one or more of these if you like…………..have a great week – I’ll see you next Thursday if not before (in your dreams??).

Love, Angel Sammy the Poet

Thanks Angel Sammy………………..and now I think maybe I’ll get to work trying to write a poem myself for next Thursday – maybe we can BOTH have one to share with everyone by then!

I have a SECOND post for today coming – it’s going to be for SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD and I’m helping Bacon and his Mom out by HOSTING it for them this month – this month we’re doing SNACKS and you need to share your recipe for your favorite snack, including prices of items used to make it!    Remember to link to BACON’s BLOG too!!!!

Love, Teddy

Mom, you do the shopping and I’ll do the napping!!!

46 responses »

  1. That devastation is beyond belief almost. Horrific:(

    That is a wonderful and thought provoking poem. And now your Mom needs hugs and purrs!

    Dog guy seems to like Lamb,
    for breakfast and lunch.
    I think he loves to crunch
    His cookies better,
    That’s my hunch.
    In a lap he will not sit,
    So its on the floor,
    near his peep to beg for a bit!

    (He wants all the treats and not the noms, silly dude.)

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  2. Sammy, your lap poem is purrfection. We can just picture your angel self floating down and resting with your mom. Maybe Teddy will come around after he gets past his kitten crazies. Cooper has never gotten in either Mom or Dad’s lap. Mom really misses having Fiona curl in her lap. We wrote about laps as well. Here’s the link to our poem,, Laps Are Purrfect for Cats. Thanks for letting us be creative every week. Sending lots of love and hugs. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy


    • Thanks for the link to your lap poem – we visited and enjoyed it early this morning. I know my Mom wishes (in a way) that I’d be a lap kitty but I also weigh AT LEAST 16 lbs. and that’s a lot of WEIGHT in a lap! HAHAHAHAHA

      Love, Teddy


  3. It is so, so sad to hear of all the destruction Harvey has caused. We have been sending in donations, but wish we could do more to help all of the victims.

    Angel Sammy, your poem made us smile! None of the kitties here are really lap kitties, sadly, but we’re so glad you were! We bet your mom loved (and still loves) lap time with you!


    • You’re right that things are really sad in Texas and Louisiana……at least this time around there seems to be a lot of people pitching in to help – with the animals too! I’m not a lap kitty either – Mom says maybe that’s not a bad thing since I weigh 16 lbs.!! Sammy was nowhere NEAR as big as me so didn’t squish Mom’s lap! HAHAHA

      Love, Teddy


  4. Great poem, Angel Sammy. We are a bit big for Mom’s lap, but we can’t wait to get home tomorrow and at least put our heads on her lap. She owes us bigtime for deserting us.

    Woos – Lightning and Misty


  5. Mee-you Angel Unccle Sammy mee not bee abull to top that poe-em!! it was so sweet an poin-nant!! Wee even got leeky eyess!

    Mee thott an thott an decided on usin thee werd LAMB…onlee my spellin iss goin to bee LAMM (you will see why soon…)

    “On Sunday nite mee got scared,
    mee had to get away frum there!
    Mee reelly puffed uppy
    an mee growled so feerce
    an then inn thee blink of an eye…
    mee was out of mee vest
    an mee diss-appeered!
    Under thee fence an
    gone with thee wind!
    Mee was on thee LAMM
    An mee not give a (xcuse mee) Damm!!
    Butt Mollie doggie had other planss,
    Shee chased mee back to thee yard
    so on thee LAMM mee went again,
    only Mollie doggie joined inn
    an chased mee home amongst thee din!
    Been on thee LAMM
    compleetlee wore mee out;
    so power nappin iss
    goin on without a doubt!
    Mee finkss twice befur mee goess on thee LAMM again…
    Next time mee stay at home an eat Chick-hen!!!!”

    bye (Pooped out butt Poe-etick) Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


    • Oh Siddhartha I know it wasn’t one bit funny at the time but your poem made me chuckle a little bit – being on the LAMM…..well I’m just happy you were SAFE and it wasn’t your fault that Ladymum got stressed out and had a seizure – it was just too many things coming together at one time turning into a BAD experience that did it. Maybe having chicken IS better than a walk but walks are good for you AND Ladymum too!!!!!

      Love, Teddy


  6. Your sweet poem made my mom smile in her heart and on her face. Thinking of being snuggled in your mom’s arms when you felt badly and kept safe and warm made mom and me happy. Our moms love us so much. WE love them too…just as much.


    • Everyone is terribly sad about Texas and Louisiana… will be a long time before things are back the way they should be but they are FIERCELY DETERMINED and so much help is coming their way……we are happy about that!

      Love, Ted and Mom


  7. sam oh nator; thiz poem total leez awesum …984 pawz UP ~~~~~~~♥♥

    N ted o slim ~~~~~ 🙂 two mor poundz N sum ouncez N yur az big az me……toona
    🙂 ♥♥

    R haiku iz Late ~

    easturr bunnee sayz
    due knot eat lamb for yur lunch
    coz eye love my pal

    dumb… as well as late we noe ~~~ !!!!!!
    happee week oh end ~~ ♥♥


    • Hi Tabbies!!! Yep Toona, I’m on my way to being a BIG BOY like you but Mom is loving that…..Sammy was NOT big but I’m gonna be a BIG BRUISER (so says Mom). We love your haiku and I know that the Easter Bun Guy would be MOST UPSET if anyone ate his buddy Mr. Lamb. I won’t be guilty of that believe me. We hope all of you have a fishified weekend – we are going to FEEL like fishies ourselves thanks to the mega-rain we have today. Have a PAWSOME weekend!

      Love, Teddy Butter Bean


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