I’m Thankful and Poetic Today!
Time to be thankful – with our host Brian and all our friends who gather together on Thursdays to think about what’s good in our lives – things we should be thankful for! This week I am thankful for the fact that the weather is “interesting” with a mix of cool and hot (today is a hottie at 85 degrees). Why am I thankful about that? Because it means the seasons are about to change. Fall is about to fall and I’m happy about that – it’s actually my first fall with my Mom and Dad and they’ve promised lots of fires in the fireplace and cozy blankies and I’m all for that!
I’m also thankful as always that Brian has given us a special day to set aside to focus on our “thankfuls”………….we all have them if we just stop to think about it!
Today is also the day of the week that I share the poem my brother Angel Sammy has sent to me from his laptop at the Rainbow Bridge! This is our SECOND time going through the alphabet letter by letter each week writing a poem about SOMETHING starting with that week’s letter. This week we are to write about an “O” thing.
Here’s what Angel Sammy sent me to share with you!
Hello my friends! It’s me – your poetic Angel friend sending down another poem of the week to my little brother so he can share it with you – and I hope YOU will have a poem to share with everyone here too. Poetry is good for us – lets things out that we might not get to say otherwise. This alphabet challenge is also just plain good fun so if you have written an “O” poem this week, please put your blog link in our blog comments so we can hop over to read your poem………..OR you can just write your poem in our comments for the world to see HERE.
This week we are up to “O” and I gave you some prompt words (below) in last week’s blog, just in case you couldn’t think of any”Os” on your own……….but remember you can write about ANYTHING you want to – these just jump start your brain sometimes!
(1) Open (2) Octopus (3) Olive (4) Odd
I thought I’d write a poem using all four of last week’s prompt words like some of you do – I thought it might be a fun challenge so here goes!
“Olive the Octopus”
by Sammy Kimmell, September 20, 2017
Olive the octopus just loved to swim
She’d have an adventure on a whim
Some thought her odd because she was green
Quite unlike other octopuses that they had seen
Olive liked her green-ness as it set her aside
After all, her “different-ness” was a matter of pride!
She had lots of friends in the clear blue water
Fish, crabs, seals, and even an otter!
Olive lived alone in an underwater cave
Decorated inside with the treasures she’d save
She had beautiful shells she’d collected like treasure
They lined all the walls and brought her great pleasure
She had found an old box on the floor of the ocean
Inside was a bottle with some magic potion
She knew not what the potion could be
It was tempting to open the bottle and see!
So one day she decided to open the top
She twisted her tentacles and the top made a pop!
It frightened poor Olive and she swam to the surface
That’s when she discovered the potion’s true purpose….
She saw her reflection in the clear wave’s curl
No longer an octopus she was a beautiful girl!
Now it’s your turn to share your poem! If you haven’t written one, maybe you can write one for next week? I will give you four prompt words to get your imagination working (you don’t have to use these words though – they’re just to HELP you!). We will be writing a poem about something with the letter “P” !
(1) Princess (2) Poet (3) Promise (4) Party
I’ll be back next week with another poem and I hope you’ll join in the fun……………………..meanwhile, I’ll be seeing you in your dreams!
Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy……………..I wonder if Olive is happier as a mermaid than she was as a GREEN octopus???
See you next week everybody!