Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Here we are!  It’s already Thursday and time for us to share what we are thankful for.    If you’d like to join this hop hosted by our friend Brian and his family, just click their badge above and join in the Hop with us…………………..

I had something ready to talk about for today but as of two hours ago I changed it because in that time we had a VERY SCARY incident just a few houses down from us………..there was a HUGE explosion and we thought it had happened either in our house or a next door neighbor…………….after we determined we were fine, and the neighbors were fine, we saw out the back deck a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) fire raging in a house on the other side of the lake in our community.    The smoke was billowing and black…….it looked like the entire back of the house was on fire.    Soon there were firetrucks and ambulances………..they seemed to have a hard time getting the fire under control.   A neighbor stopped by to tell us that they did not know if anyone had been home at the time but a car was in the driveway – the family there had four dogs and it’s not known if they were home either.    At this time we still don’t know the details as it’s all just too new to know.   But one thing is for SURE – we are thankful it was NOT in our home and we are praying that nobody was home where the fire took place.    VERY scary and at this time of year in particular, what a disaster for some family.    Things can change in an INSTANT – we must be thankful for every minute we have………..every minute!!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his next Poetic PHOTO Challenge for this week – that means Rainbow Bridge communications with wi-fi are as dependable as they’ve been for over a year now since Angel Sammy left us……………..here’s this week’s photo poem……….

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Hello my friends and welcome to the SECOND week of our PHOTO POETRY CHALLENGE!    This is our new way of having fun with poetry – once a week I give you a photo write a poem about!  We hope more of you will join in this fun………it’s not so hard to write a poem – hey – it doesn’t even have to RHYME to be a poem – it can be short or long, funny or serious – whatever the photo I give you inspires you to say!     You can put your link to your own poem in the blog comments OR even write your poem there in the comments!   

Here’s the photo for this week followed by my poem about the photo:

“Lonely”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 20, 2017

Abandoned and forgotten

Rusty and quite rotten

What is this car’s story?

Full of sadness or glory?

Did a family get stranded?

Where this sad old car landed?

Did they run out of gas?

Did a spaceship go past?

I hope whoever was driving

Was not in a hurry to be arriving!

It’s a very lonely photograph

But I know what should be its’ epitaph:

“I DID MY BEST BUT FAILED THE TEST” !

 

You can’t help but wonder WHAT the story is behind this photo can you………………..I just hope everyone who WAS in the car is alright – or if someone towed the car out there just to get rid of it – I hope someone finds it one day and at least takes it out of this magnificent landscape because it just doesn’t belong there.    So what did you write about for this photo?    I can’t wait to read what you did………………!    

For next Thursday, here’s your POETIC PHOTO CHALLENGE…………………….as the new year approaches…………

We will share what this photo of a New Year’s Celebration makes us think about and how does it make us feel?   Excited?   Hopeful?  Happy?  Or something else entirely?     I will be thinking about what to write to – then next Thursday we’ll meet here and SHARE.    

Meanwhile, I want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holiday…………………..because we all need a little MAGIC right about now – right?   

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I love your poem and I think the one for next week ought to be fun.    I hope everyone is loving the poetry challenges as much as I do READING them!    See you all next week!

Lots of Holiday Teddy Hugs!!!!

 

 

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  1. we pray for the people and the dogs… and we hope they all are ok… it is worse enough to be homeless for christmas… sigh…
    guess what? I feel the same when I see such cars… and some years ago I drove our old renault to the car-smashing place… I had to wait and saw the procedere… then I decided to drive home WITH the car and it was in our garage for more than 3 years… my parents got a nuclear meltdown… the old car was still there and I bought shoes for the 200 bucks they gave me for the scrapping…

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    • HAHAHAHA……sorry to giggle about that Renault AND the green Ford-mobile story on your blog this morning too…..whoops. I hope the elephant skate lasts longer than either of those two! Tee Hee. As for the house fire near our home, we understand that nobody was home at the time – no peeps and none of their dogs. That’s a blessing but the house is GONE. No info on what caused it though.

      Holiday Hugs,
      Teddy

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  2. Oh heck, that is awful! I hope that nobody was hurt in it, and that the family, all, have somewhere to go over till things can be sorted out for them all. Now that is a great poem and sad too, that even cars can be unwanted and unloved and left at the side of the road…
    Toodle pips and purrs
    ERin

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    • We heard overnight that there was nobody home in the house fire thank heavens – no animals OR peeps but the house was destroyed. Very sad indeed. Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem today – kind of a sad photo with a lonely old car stuck out in the middle of nowhere.

      Love and Holiday Hugs
      Teddy

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  3. What a very scary thing to happen! I do hope the woofies and people are ok! I really do!!

    Ahem! Here is my pome!: I thought yours was triff and brill and furry atmospheric, Angel Sammy!!
    The rusty old car
    Has been left very far.
    No one cares
    But I sit and stares.
    I lets out a wheeple,
    Where are the people?
    They must be affright
    I hope they’re alright!
    The End.

    🙂

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  4. I hate to say something like this, but where I live, a house explosion with fire is almost always assumed to be a meth lab. I hope that wasn’t the case, and hope no people or critters were hurt, but that thought jumped into my head immediately before you even got to the details…

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    • We wondered about it too because we know that one resident at the house is a teenage boy BUT the fire and police people said nobody was home at the time……I must admit to not knowing a thing about how a meth lab REALLY operates so maybe even if nobody was there something could have exploded. We are REALLY anxious to know what happened though.

      Pam

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  5. Oh noooooo pam, Teddy, Dad
    That is absolutely horrible and we are so very sorry. I wonder if there was a gas grill on the deck or something. I cannot imagine the scare you all had to awake to that explosion. I bet your heart is still beating double time.

    Lonely….that is a great interpretation of the photo.. Well done Angel Sammy! Oh my cats next week will be a challenge
    Hugs Madi your bffff

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    • Hi Madi! We are wondering like you about a gas grill or natural gas leak – all we know is that the explosion sounded like a bomb going off – horrible. Anyway, the house is GONE…..still some bits standing in the front of the house but there’s no back on it. Will be interesting to find out what caused it. Just happy no loss of ANY lives………..

      Glad you like Sammy’s poem….next week WILL be tough……my Mom said it looks like what goes on in her tummy after she goes out for Chinese food. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Love, Teddy

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  7. Wow, how horrible about the explosion; we are so thankful that no one was hurt, nor their pets. How quickly life can change!
    Here’s our feeble attempt at a poem for today’s photo:

    In the distance they stand
    With no help from man;
    While the car, with no human
    Falls into ruin.

    My Motor Mommy is trying to pawticipate!
    Love, Sundae

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  8. That almost had to have been a gas leak. Devastating. And I am sorry for the people and animals there and the immediate neighbors. You are right. Things can, have, and will change on a dime with no warning. Life is fluid… which brings the unexpected both as your picture above depicts, and as when things go normally for us. We never know, as we are not in charge no matter how we think we are. Sammy, you did a superb job with your poem. And your mustache never fails to make my mom smile. That beret too. Love you sweet Angel and your brofur Teddy too.

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    • Yeah that’s what we think….gas…..will be anxious to hear and details of the whole thing too – it looked like the fire started in the BACK of the house and I think that’s probably where the kitchen is………guess we’ll find out when THEY know more. It just reminded all of us how fortunate we are – imagine losing your entire home/contents JUST LIKE THAT. Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem – we admit it was a tough photo to use but the poems we’ve read so far have been FABULOUS!!!!!

      We love you – Angel Sammy is watching over ALL OF US……….!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • It was pretty terrifying just to WATCH – such high flames and with woods all around here we were afraid the fire would spread but the fire guys were RIGHT THERE and there were a lot of them too!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  9. That must have been very scary. I am glad it was not your house. I hope there were no people or pets in the house when that happened. Great poem, it does make you wonder how a car ended up there. Around here, some metal scrapper would snatch it right up. XO

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    • It was scary…..and there were no injuries so I guess nobody was home…………we’re anxious to know what the whole story was but these investigations can take some time. Just feel badly for the family- losing their home right before Christmas.

      Love, Teddy

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    • Hi Brian – it was quite an explosion – and oh yeah we are thankful it wasn’t HERE – we’re also thankful nobody was home THERE!!!

      Thanks for hosting “Thankfuls” – we truly are!
      Love, Teddy

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a scary thing for you guys to experience. Mom and I were anxious just reading your account of what was happening near you. We pray that there was no one home (humans or animals) and we’re so thankful you guys are okay! We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas today, since we won’t be on the computer too much in the coming days. xo Calvin, Oliver and mom, Melissa

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    • Happily nobody was home when the house exploded and caught fire. It took them forever to put the fire out – lots of people think it was maybe a gas explosion but we still don’t know. Just happy nobody was hurt. We wish you all a VERY VERY happy Christmas and thank you so much for being our dear friends……….we love you!

      Hugs, Teddy, Angel Sammy and Mom Pam

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  11. Sammy, your poem, as always, was excellent. You said what our mom had been mulling around in her mind as a possibility for a poem about that photo. Your thankful was just right for today as well. What a very scary event that was yesterday, and we are so happy neither the people or their dogs were home. We are majorly thankful that it was NOT your house. We did write a poem; though, it was not about your photo. Here’s the link: http://www.thecatonmyhead.com/letter-santa-claws/
    Sending lots of love and warm hugs. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • I loved your poem – it’s one of my all time favorite poems of yours!! We suspect next week’s New Years poem might be easier to write with that photo but you just never know!! We are thankful that our house is fine and we are fine AND that the people who live in the exploded house are fine as well as their dogs. What an awful thing to happen to their home!!

      Love, Teddy

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  12. Great poem guys! What a story in such a few lines! And speaking f stories…it sounds like you have one in your own backyard, I hope it has a happy ending…we are purraying!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    • Hi Marv! The family who lives in that house were not at home – nor were their four dogs – everyone is alright but the home is destroyed. The Red Cross and all of us in our community are helping as much as we can. What an awful thing to happen ANYTIME but at Christmas especially sad! Glad you liked my poem – I thought it was a pretty cool photo!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  13. EEEKKK!!!! That fire sounss scarey Teddy! Mee an LadyMum hope thee doggiess were not inn thee hosue either or any Hu’manss!
    Here iss mee poe-em fur thee foto:

    “Abandoned
    Here mee iss,
    a car all alone.
    Lost an far away frum home
    Say Mistur Mountain can wee bee furendss?
    thee mee nevurr have to feel abandoned again.”

    bye Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    • Oh Siddhartha was a great poem….I thought that poor car looked very sad and lonely too and I think it probably would like a friend! I also want to tell you that I hope you get well VERY VERY soon. All of us who love you are so worried about you. My Christmas wish is that you will be alright ASAP!

      Love, Teddy

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    • Hi Summer…yes it sure is sad and as of now we still don’t know how it happened…..possibly gas but I guess they are still investigating. Just amazing humans or their four dogs were home at the time. So scary! The community is banding together with the Red Cross to help them.

      Love, Teddy

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  14. That was a terrible thing to happen in your community. It was a blessing that no-one was home, nor their dogs.
    That is a great poem, Angel Sammy. I wonder what the story behind it is too.

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    • We are glad nobody was home when the house exploded too ………. very scary and tragic but at least nobody was hurt. Glad you liked the poem – we thought it was a rather haunting photo and would be fun to write a poem about!

      Love, Teddy

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  15. So very sad about that fire, especially at Christmas time. We are so happy to see in one of your comments above that no one was home, even the pets. Thank the good Lord for that. We have had so many house fires in the KC area in the past few weeks, so sad for the residents.

    Your poem was very good – wouldn’t you love to have some of those questions answered?

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • Hi Woos! Yes thank God nobody was home including the dogs when the house exploded. We still know nothing about the cause but we do know that it totally rocked the entire community so we think maybe gas? Anyway, the community and Red Cross are helping the family out…..such a tragedy at Christmas or ANY time!

      Love to all of you Woos!
      Teddy and Mom too

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    • Hi dear Cupcake! The peeps and dogs from the exploded house are fine – they were thank heavens not home but their house is GONE. Our community and the Red Cross are helping as best we can. Scary AND sad!

      Love, Teddy

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  16. We’re sorry we’re so late to visit today! Our purrs and prayers go out to the family whose home caught fire. But we were so glad to read your comment that all people and pups are safe! And, of course, we greatly enjoyed reading your poem, Sammy! I found this photo quite moving and intriguing. These photo prompts are such fun!

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    • We thought it might be an interesting thing to use photos as inspiration instead of words and it has turned out to be quite FUN! Glad you liked ours……..and yes we are happy nobody was hurt in the house explosion but still are very curious to know the cause. Scary!

      Love, Teddy

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  17. I am glad to read in comments that nobody was at home. That has always been one of my worst fears when we had kitties in the house. I like your poem and I am sad for that car. We always name our vehicles… and Cubby the lawn tractor and Zippy the mower. So naming things always make them seem so real.

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    • I agree about that poor car – who would just abandon and not retrieve a car?! Made me think it would be a great “poetry inspiration” and we sure did read some amazing poetry this week! LOL Yes, that family lost their home but there was no loss of life so that is truly a blessing but nobody knows WHY this happened or (yet) what the family intends to do. I think they are still investigating. Probably gas or propane. When I know something I’ll do an update. It’s everyone’s greatest fear I think…..

      Love, Pam

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    • Oh I absolutely love what you “saw” when you were inspired for your poem! I am pawsitive Mudpie had nothing to do with those tires though (haha). It’s fun to go with the first thought when you see a photo – I hope you do this with us again!!!

      Love, Teddy

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