Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Time to be Thankful and then for us to see what poem Angel Sammy came up with for his Poetic Photo Thursday!    Want to join in this special Hop hosted by Brian?   Just click on the badge above and join in – we would love to hear from you!   As for my own Thankfuls this week – well I think all of us probably are most thankful for family and time together for the holidays.   I know I feel that way – my first Christmas with my Mom and Dad was wonderful……………I paid little attention to presents – mostly I just wanted to be NEAR the Christmas tree where I’ve enjoyed lots of pre-Christmas naps under the tree……….now all the presents are gone I have all that space for myself – but I have this feeling my beloved tree is going to be disappearing soon!    Still I’m thankful that I know what Christmas is about and it’s not gifts – it’s about love.

Angel Sammy transmitted his poem to me last night – he did miss having Christmas here this year but then it was BEFORE Christmas last year that he went to the Bridge so this is his second “missed” Christmas.    We certainly thought about him on December 2nd – I never met him but I “know” him because we cats are brothers and sisters of one big family………….and we know that one day we will all be at the Bridge together.

Here’s Angel Sammy’s poem………….


It’s Time For Poetic Thursday!

Hello my friends!   As my little brother Teddy has already said – we all hope your holiday was bright and beautiful.    It’s always bright and beautiful at the Rainbow Bridge but those of us who are Angels wish we could be with our families in purrrrson instead of in spirit when it comes to special occasions like holidays.   

Did you write a poem this week to share with us?    We have been doing PHOTO-inspired poems instead of using the alphabet – I hope you’re having fun with that.    This was the photo I gave you last week to think about and write a poem about – followed by MY poetic thought about it!

“A New Start”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 28, 2017

In the dark night sky the colors are bright

They light up our hearts as they light up the night

They signal the start of a brand new year

Their bold colors pop as their sound fills our ears

The world full of hope that perhaps a new start

A new year might just bring some peace in our hearts

It sometimes seems like peace is so far away

Perhaps it will come closer if we hope and we pray

It must overcome the ache of the losses we feel

It must conquer threats from others so real

In a world full of doubt that real peace can be reached

Let LOVE be the way for those fences to be breached.

I think everyone would like for the new year to bring a new start – let’s make sure it is one!    We Angels promise to work overtime to help…………… ♥

I’m hoping you will share your poem this week by giving us notice in our comments here that you have a poem written for us to read – just give us your link OR you can even write your poem in our comments…………just give it a try……….so many people have said “I can’t write poetry” but when I ask them to try to express their thoughts about a photo or a word they CAN.    You know what?  We truly CAN do anything including write a poem.    Here’s my photo for you to think about this coming week – then next Thursday we will all share again!   Just think it will be 2018 then.  WOW.   


Oh I think this one will be FUN!  

I hope to see you here again next Thursday with a poem about this photo – what does this make you think of, feel, what do you see, WANT to see………use your imagination and write a poem!

‘Tis I ! Angel Sammy, zeeee French poet!!!

Until next week, Angel Sammy signing off from the Bridge……..with hugs!


Thanks a lot Angel Sammy………….I like your poem today but I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with for NEXT week!

Sammy was a party animal!

Hugs, Teddy



42 responses »

  1. I love the New Year poem. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your first Christmas.

    The stone tree you have chosen for next week is beautiful and fascinating. I would love to know more about it.


  2. Motor Mommy intended to write a poem for that picture, but with the busyness of the week, she just plain forgot!!! Maybe she’ll do better this week.
    We’re glad you had a nice first Christmas with your pawrents, and Angel Sammy’s poem was great as usual!
    Love, Sundae

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  3. That is a lovely poem full of hope. I hope that the New Year starts better than the last when I had my bad news, and then later Flynn had to leave. There were other things that went wrong too, but the New Year brings hope of better to come. My wish is for a happy and peaceful New Year for all.
    That is a fascinating photo for next week’s poem.


    • Miss Jackie we just HAVE to believe next year will be better……So many people had a horrible year and certainly you did in several ways……but maybe if all of us hope HARD enough we’ll get our wish. Isn’t the photo for next week super? We’ll try to find out something about it to share with everyone by next week. Sending you hugs…..hope you’re having a GREAT time.

      Love, Teddy and Mom Pam too

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  4. Glad your first Christmas was wonderful! I like your poem Angel Sammy and I am glad the Angels are going to work hard to help make it a good year. We need all the help we can get! That stone work for next week’s poem is awesome!


    • I think it’s a way way cool photo for next week too – maybe get some poetic stimulation going on??!! LOL Yes, I had a very nice first Christmas indeed – but I’m going to miss that tree that grew in by library with all the lights on it……Mom says it will reappear next year but can I wait that long???

      Hugs, Teddy


  5. Angel Sammy standing ovation well said and OMCs do we echo the words 100 million times.
    You have a great view from up above in the clouds and we always appreciate your thoughts.

    Teddy we are so glad your first Christmas was wonderful and fun. Now for the New Year Eve lets hope it is quiet
    Hugs madi your bfff

    PS we love next weeks photo


    • Madi I hope that you have a good 2018 too – you are like the energizer rabbit – now that your Mom and Dad are in the groove with your seniorhood needs, you just won’t be stopped my friend – we love you and your parents to bits!

      Hugs, Teddy (and Mom too!)


  6. Teddy, you are so young, but already so wise. Yes, Christmas is about love. Excellent poem Angel Sammy, full of hope for the new year. It would be nice to have no pets go to the Rainbow Bridge in 2018. XO


  7. Good morning 🌞 We were so busy we didn’t realize today was Thursday. Angel Sammy inspires us so we will try to right a poem now. We’re thankful you enjoyed your Christmas and know the true meaning of Christmas. 🎄❤️


  8. Sammy, what a wonderful poem. You truly are the master. Mom just couldn’t get her brain working this week, but we did manage a short poem. Here’s the link: We’d love to have peace in the new year…maybe it will happen. Next week’s photo is amazing. Whoever built that wall was a true artist. Sending the entire family lots of love. Try to stay warm. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem this week. We loved yours – your Mom’s brain worked JUST FINE! Thanks for always pawticipating in our poetry challenges…..not many are but the ones that are seem to enjoy them! Next week’s photo is a FABULOUS one isn’t it? YOU ALL STAY WARM TOO and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

      Love, Teddy


  9. What a lovely poem, Sammy, and we all have so much to be thankful of. It was lovely that you had your new home, Teddy, and every cat deserves a special place and a tree, or two and a family. We that are here and now must not leave it to others to do what needs to be done, and must step forwards and see that we do it else there wont be anything left to be thankful for.
    Toodle pips and purrs


  10. Mee-you Angel Unccle Sammy that was a beeuteefull poe-em!
    Mee will try mee paw at thiss foto ok??

    “Thee sky iss alive
    with thunder an color!
    Thee sky callss out
    an thee heavenss hear!
    May Buddha Kat hear our thunder…..
    An may wee feel peece inn our heartss.”

    bye Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=


  11. Teddy, we are so happy you have such a wonderful home where you got to celebrate your first Christmas! We hope it is was merry and bright for all of you!

    Angel Sammy, we just love your poem for the New Year. It is so profound and so true. We love the photo you picked for our poems next week, and we can’t wait to get working on it!


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