Thankful – yes we are and that’s why we hook up every Thursday to our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! Would you like to tell the world what you’re thankful for? Then pop over to Brian’s (click badge above) and sign up to share. I have a rather different kind of “Thankful” today – One year ago this week we lost friends Easy and Fiona. I didn’t know either of them but Angel Sammy did and it was dreadful losing two close friends so close together – – – then of course Angel Sammy himself joined them just days later on December 2. My Mom has told me it was a dark, dark time for everyone even though it was the beginning of the Christmas season and usually people would be happy and joyful – yet there was so much sadness. Everyone moved on somehow though and got through the holidays with heavy hearts but interestingly THAT is what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful that we can all be resilient if we have to be – we are capable of dusting ourselves off and moving forward. That’s a “people” thing but I think we animals do that too – some of us go through really bad health issues or age-related serious problems but we keep plugging along because we want to hold onto life. I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SPIRIT! Kind of an “adult” thought I know for a little guy who isn’t even two years old yet but Mom has taught me a lot since I came here!
I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his weekly Poem yet again. He popped onto his laptop last night at the Bridge and emailed me the following – just like he does EVERY Thursday…………………
Greetings from the Bridge my friends!
We are now just one short week away from the end of the alphabet – next week we will do Z and then we will start a BRAND NEW Poetic Challenge every week. You know, even though not that many of you have tried your hand at writing a poem to share, the few of you who ARE doing that enjoy it like I do – and as long as there are some of you who enjoy it – I’ll keep hosting it on Thursdays! Do we have a deal? GOOD!
Today is all about “Y” though so let me share my poem with you then I’ll tell you about the NEW Poetic Thursday. If you have written a poem GOOD FOR YOU, and if you want to put your blog link in my comments to your poem please do so we can read it! You can also put your poem in my comments and we can read it HERE. Just give it a try if you haven’t written one before – I think you will enjoy doing it – you can have fun expressing yourself in a new way – poetry takes ALL forms – doesn’t have to rhyme either – just be YOUR thoughts. Last week I gave you some ideas in case you couldn’t come up with your own “Y” to write about – my prompts are just ideas – you can write about ANYTHING though OK? Here’s what I gave you to jiggle your brain:
(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year
I decided to use one of my own prompts this week………………
By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 30, 2017
A year can be forever when someone has gone away
Or a year can feel like a second if “Goodbyes” you had to say
I remember I was tired and feeling all my years
I remember in my mother’s eyes, I so often saw big tears
She knew just like I did that time was getting near
She’d have to let her ginger boy go as Angels’ voices I could hear
But it wasn’t just me who went to the Bridge a year ago this week
Fiona, Easy, and other beloved furkids left there were tears on every cheek
Fear not dear family for we are here and watching you from afar
If you ever find you have a doubt, look for the BRIGHTEST star……….
It’s us holding candles together – to light the darkest skies
So know that love is forever, and dry the tears from your sweet eyes.
Please don’t be sad when you read my poem this week – believe me when I say that those of us who left are happy, HEALTHY, and watching over you. One day we will all be together again for a TRULY FOREVER.
Next week we have the letter “Z” and as usual I will give you some ideas for things you might choose to write about – but feel free to do ANY “Z” word OK? It’s up to you!!
(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap
Now on a brighter note – let me share my idea for the NEW Poetic Challenge after we finish next week with “Z” – Every Thursday starting December 7th after we’ve done our “Z” poems, I will post a picture – something I have found on the internet and it can be a photo of ANYTHING – person, place, thing, animal, vegetable, mineral, WHATEVER! Your job is to write a poem about the photo for the following week. Instead of giving you WORDS, I will give you a PHOTO…….your FIRST Poetic Photo Challenge you should schedule to post for December 14th. I will continue to send my brother Teddy my PHOTO POEM the night before as I have been doing. Do you think this will be fun??? You can let me know if you think it will be – if the NOs win, I’ll just start the alphabet over and we’ll continue as we have………but if you DO think it will be FUN say YES and we’ll give it a whirl!
Teddy will let you know the results………………so we’ll continue to write poetry together in SOME form anyway. Poetry is good for the SOUL! Hope you all know how much all of us Angels love all of you………………………….forever.
Angels can be Poets Too!! Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks my brother………………oh I think you and I would have had a lot of fun together driving Mom and Dad nuts………..but I’m doing my best and I know you DO communicate with Mom – she’s told me and Dad that sometimes she sees you and sometimes she hears you………………and if you promise to keep a secret, I see you too! Mom sees me staring up at the ceiling at NOTHING (so she thinks!) but I see you………smiling at me……..and I feel all WARM inside.
Happy Thursday Everybody! Love, Teddy