We Are Thankful……and We Are Poetic!
Thankful on Thursdays? Well, in reality we are thankful EVERY day but we join this special HOP on Thursdays courtesy of our host, Brian! All of us share the things we’re thankful for and it turns out many of us are thankful for a lot of the same things…….our forever homes, our humans, our health…….and then we know that we are all members of one big happy family of animals that are LUCKY to be cared for. I’m thankful for that…..and also thankful that Brian is hosting this chance for all of us to share. If you’d like to join up and tell us your “thankfuls” – please do! Just click on Brian’s badge above, use the LINKY tool there, and tell us what you are thankful for this week! Since my last post, I did find out that my ears are now healed – my doctor said the second medication I had worked and my yeast infection which has haunted me for a while is GONE.
The second part of my Thursday blog post every week isn’t really “MINE”………….because my brother, Angel Sammy at the Rainbow Bridge is in charge of that part – he writes a poem every single week as he makes his way through the alphabet letter by letter – his poems are about ANYTHING he wants to write about as long as it’s the right letter of the alphabet. This week we have made it to the letter “U” in the alphabet – getting closer to the end!
He didn’t let us down this week either – last night he transmitted the following poem to me via his laptop at the Bridge……….so may I present to you, Angel Sammy’s poem for this week?!
Greetings Friends from the Rainbow Bridge!
Here I am – as usual – to give you a little poetic inspiration from my vantage point of being an Angel now – I’ve been here at the Bridge almost a year now………December 2 it will be one year in fact and that is NOT far away! Not that I’m GLAD I’m here – I do miss my Mom and Dad and my home and yard and I wish that I could have played with my little brother Teddy. But I am GRATEFUL to be at the Bridge and to know that life DOES go on for all of us. I can watch over him and still visit my friends and family. It’s what I’d hoped the Rainbow Bridge was like!
Thursday is Poetry Day……….we’ve been working our way through the alphabet for a while now and we are getting close to Z. I am going to come up with a NEW poetry challenge for all of us after we’re finished with the alphabet. BUT for now – let’s talk about writing poetry. ALL OF YOU can write a poem if you WANT to and TRY to. Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme or be a certain length. It just has to come from your heart. Give it a try – I promise you will enjoy it. You will have CREATED something and SHARED a part of you.
This week we are celebrating the letter “U” and I gave you some POSSIBLE words that might inspire you for this letter but please remember, your poem can be about ANY “U” thing – and even if you choose to use one of the words I give you to consider, you don’t have to use ALL of them. Some of you are able to write poems using all the prompts – I am impressed!!! Here are the words I gave you to SPARK your imagination for this week:
(1) Ugly (2) Under (3)Uncle (4) Until
By Angel Sammy Kimmell, November 1, 2017
Each of us is special
In our own unique way
It may be in the way we look
Or in the way we play
Some of us are quite friendly
Some of us are shy
But deep inside we’re all the same
And I’ll gladly tell you why!
We love to feel your kindness
We need to feel secure
We like to know you care for us
With motives that are pure
We flinch when we are threatened
We sense when danger is near
We want to feel we’re safe with you
We TRUST you hold us dear.
Unique we are in some ways
But for us all one thing is the same
We want to feel SPECIAL
When we hear you call our name.
Animals deserve kindness – humans deserve kindness – the world would be a better place if we could wrap it up in kindness and keep it safe from evil……………..at the Rainbow Bridge we watch over you and try to keep danger and pain away but we can’t do it all – humankind must look out for itself. When nobody cares, evil moves in. Just some thoughts from the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday morning from your old friend Angel Sammy.
I hope you’ve written a poem to share with us – if you have, please leave your blog address in our comments here and let us know so we can visit and read your words!! OR if you want to, write your poem in our comments – we can read it HERE and NOW! Whatever you do, give writing a poem a try. It’s a super way to let your feelings out – and it can be about ANYTHING you want to express.
Next week we will be celebrating poetry with the letter “V”……………..oh boy! Your poem can be about ANYTHING starting with the letter “V” but if you need a little PUSH or an IDEA, here are some possible prompts for you:
(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View
OK my friends…….that’s it for me this week. I’ll see you next Thursday……………..meanwhile, please think about writing a poem to share – it’s fun and might just make someone think about something they wouldn’t otherwise THINK about! See you soon……………
Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy the Poet
Thanks Angel Sammy. Another great poem! Now, it’s time for me to say goodbye too………….I’ll see all of you tomorrow though for Friendly Fill-Ins with 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!