It’s Two For The Price Of One Day!
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!
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!!!!