Thankful and Poetic Thursdays

THANKFUL THURSDAY BLOG HOP

Here we are starting a brand new year.    My Mom said she can remember going to see the movie “2001 A Space Oddessy”  and thinking how silly things were projected to be in 2001.   Here we are well beyond that and the world certainly has changed but is it better or worse or “we need to work on it” ??   LOL    Anyway, I’m thankful to be starting a new year and having my first FULL year in my forever home.   I’ll also turn TWO this March and that will be something to be thankful for.   We don’t know what my history was prior to my adoption but something tells me THIS LIFE is better than what it could have been that’s for sure – so I AM THANKFUL     We are also very thankful for all of you.    We love having you stop by our blog for some fun.    Just like we LOVE coming to Brian’s on Thursday to share “THANKFULS” !    If you’d like to join us in this blog hop full of thankful things, just click their badge above and join in the fun!

The new year started with my brother Angel Sammy’s birthday on January 1st…………yes he’s no longer here but we still celebrate his birthday in our hearts – he would have been 18.    He’s still plugging away on his computer on Wednesdays though preparing to send me his poetic challenge by Wednesday night so I can share it with you on Thursdays.    Are you ready?    As you may remember, we aren’t doing an alphabetic poetic challenge – this year Angel Sammy is doing a PHOTOGRAPHIC poetic challenge.   It’s turning out to be a lot of fun.  Feel free to join in.

Here’s Angel Sammy’s email to me from last night:

♥♥♥♥

Happy New Year Fellow Poets!

It was a celebration at the Rainbow Bridge for us on New Year’s Eve just as it was for all of you “back home”…………..we know you miss us as much as we miss you but we still are in contact with you and still watch over all of you with love until the day we see you again!

I gave you a totally interesting photo last week for you to use to write your poetic photo challenge for today………….AND a lot of you wrote to us to ask us for more information on the photo.    We did some research and have a link for you to follow to find out the “back story” on this amazing stone wall.    Here’s the photo challenge for this week’s poem along with the link:

It’s a lovely story about this wall and who built it and why…………………..just CLICK HERE to read it.

Now here is MY poem that I wrote for this most inspiring stone wall photograph and I hope you will share yours with all of us either by giving us your blog link to follow and read your poem OR just write your poem in our comments here – we’d LOVE to read what your thoughts about this photograph are!!

“Strength”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, January 3, 2018

Walls are built for many reasons

They’re built to last for endless seasons

Each stone placed right next to his brother

A perfect spot to lean on each other

Then from the center a mighty tree grows

Adding its’ own strength to the stones in such neat little rows.

The wall is so strong with the tree as its’ “lock”

The tree is the center made of beautiful, solid rock.

A wall is like our faith, standing straight, hard and true

Let your faith be that strong and its’ strength will carry you.

 

I hope you’ve written a poem too and I also hope you will share it if you have………………I’d also encourage you to follow the link I gave you to the story of this wall photo.   When we found the photo we had NO IDEA what its’ story was but we were glad that we were able to find out – it’s a lovely story indeed.

Now it’s time to give you your “photo poetry” inspiration for NEXT Thursday – ready?     This is the photo you and I will write a poem about for NEXT week:

That’s about it for another Thursday my friends…………..I hope to see you here next Thursday and we’ll share some poetry and visit with each other.    YES I’m staying busy at the Rainbow Bridge but I’m never too busy to spend Thursday with you……………….never – EVER!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

♥♥♥♥

 

Thank you Sammy!   I love that tree wall and the story behind it.    And I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!!    See you next week……………….

Hugs, Teddy

Brothers Forever….

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  1. 1

    that’s a very good poem… maybe those who have a good heart will know the magic spell to open that wall and to open that tree-lock?

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    • 2

      We loved your poem today too Phenny! I think the people who built that wall have unlocked the treelock – they had to have special hearts to get that wall built!

      Love, Teddy

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    Clowie Says:

    That’s a lovely poem.

    Thank you for finding out about the tree. I’m glad to know its story. It must be an amazing feeling to build something so beautiful and lasting.

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    cecilia07 Says:

    I just knew that gorgeous craftsmanship had a backstory. Thank you
    We love your poem as always you find beautiful photos and then cre8 the best words to go with it.
    We wrote a short offering here http://downhomeinnc.blogspot.com

    Hugs, Madi

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    • 6

      We love love love your poem dear Madi………..isn’t that backstory fabulous and sweet? Kind of made us a little weepy but in a GOOD way. Sending you hugs and thanks for being our POETRY BUDDY on Thursdays!

      Love, Teddy

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    Piglove Says:

    What a beautiful tribute of the wall. So lovely my cousin!! Awesome poem. XOXO – Bacon

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    Angel Sammy, Teddy and Mommy…that is a beautiful poem with a much needed message in the world today. There three lines are to me and mommy, the heart of the poem.

    The tree is the center made of beautiful, solid rock.

    A wall is like our faith, standing straight, hard and true

    Let your faith be that strong and its’ strength will carry you.

    Mommy said Angel Sammy gave us inspiration and food for our sustenance today. Fanks you sweet Sammy and teddy.

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      Oh dear Katie we know your Mommy is sad and we didn’t want to make her sadder but we know she can be just like that wall – strong and steady……we thought it was an amazing story about that wall too. We send you AND your Mom lots of big warm hugs today – – – and every day.

      Love, Teddy, Angel Sammy and Mom Pam

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  6. We looked up the story of that wall too. It really hit home for us. Great poem!

    The Florida Furkids

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  7. 14

    That is a wonderful poem, Angel Sammy. Made my heart happy and made me a little teary in a good way. Wonderful story! Love the picture for next week, too!

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      Hi Pix! Angel Sammy is teaching a flying class today for new Angels so I know he won’t mind me telling you that he’s happy you liked his poem today. That wall photo and story are AMAZING aren’t they? I didn’t know what I’d find when I searched for info on that photo but I was touched by what I DID find……..hope everyone takes time to read the story. I like next week’s photo too – I’m sure we’ll have some great poems for that one too.

      Sending you some hugs – WARM ones……….it’s incredibly windy here but so far today’s snow staying to our EAST. YAY

      Love, Pam

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    15andmeowing Says:

    That is a wonderful poem. I know Sammy is always in your hearts, and everyone’s, he was a special boy. You are special too , Teddy, that is why Sammy led your folks to you.XO

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    • 17

      You are SWEET to say that – about Sammy and about me…..I’m glad that Sammy sent me to my Mom and Dad and that I make them happy. That’s my JOB……………

      Love, Teddy

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  9. 18

    Such a great poem and we’re sure thankful you are taking care of your Mom and Dad Teddy! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  10. 20

    Mom was looking forward to writing about this photo,ad she may do it in the future. She’s looking forward to learning more about it. As always, Sammy, your poem is masterful and purrfect. We know you are helping Lily Olivia settle in to her new home. Mom really did think she was invincible. Mom wrote a poem about her. It is here if any of your readers would like to read it.
    http://thecatonmyhead.com/one-of-a-kind/
    Sending lots of love nd warm hugs. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • 21

      We read your Mom’s poem early this morning and think it’s absolutely beautiful – needs to be on your left sidebar…….We know how hard it is not having Lily Olivia around – after so many years of her presence and her personality and now she’s just – gone. We are sad about it too……..we send all of you big hugs………..

      Love, Teddy

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  11. Are you really almost two, Teddy? Wow. Time sure does fly when you’re havin’ fun. PURRS.

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    The OP Pack Says:

    Happy birthday, Angel Sammy! Your poem is beautiful and really touched us.

    Mom says she doesn’t understand how we got to 2018 so fast. Seems like we were just talking about the millennium.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • 25

      Time just flies faster all the time my Mom says………wasn’t like that when she was young but now that she isn’t (!!!) it’s WHIZZING BY! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem today – that photo and the wall’s story is pretty amazing isn’t it?

      Love, Teddy

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  13. Love that tree wall and the poem about it! Strength is always a perfect, powerful message! And next week’s picture is just what Mom and I need in the middle of today’s snow storm.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • 27

      Hi Cupcake! The photo for next week sure looks NICE doesn’t it in the middle of all this cold, snow and ice? Bring it on – Mr. Spring we want you NOW!

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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  14. 28

    You wrote another beautiful poem Angel Sammy. The fence was great inspiration.
    We wrote a simple poem this week. . .
    https://carolmaewy.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/thankful-and-poetic-purrsday-18/

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  15. 32

    Great poem!

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    Mary McNeil Says:

    What a wonderful story. Honestly, until I started to read the poems this week I had not realized that it was a tree within the wall – I thought it was just a New England stone wall, patched and matched as best as could be.. A lovely tribute !

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    • 35

      A most clever design in that wall and because the family were professional stone masons no doubt it will stand forever as a tribute to their loved one.

      Hugs, Teddy

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    Marv Says:

    Happy belated birthday Angel Sammy! I am sure that Queen Penelope helped you celebrate along with the other angel cats. She LOVED birthdays so much! I really liked your poem and I am off to read the story about the wall.
    Purrs
    Marv

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    • 37

      Queen Penelope’s “birthday song” made everyone’s birthday super special…..she definitely was one of a kind and no doubt reigns supreme at the Bridge too! The story about the wall is wonderful……..we hope you and your Mommy do read it.

      Love and Hugs, Teddy

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    The Island Cats Says:

    That’s a great poem by Angel Sammy. Walls aren’t just for strength, but they give support too. And we all need support occasionally, don’t we? That must have been some party at the bridge!

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    • 39

      LOL……well you’re right about walls being multi-purpose……..one thing for sure is that THIS particular wall inspired some really great poems yesterday………..everyone sure did rise to the challenge!

      Love, Teddy

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    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    That is a lovely poem, Angel Sammy, and a great story behind the photo.

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      Thank you Miss Jackie! Wasn’t that a wonderful story about the wall? I’m glad people asked about it because we might not have tried to find out more about it if people hadn’t asked. I hope that wall stands there FOREVER.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  20. This was an awesome poem….it should be framed and put on that wall for all to see.

    Shoko and Kali

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  21. 44

    Mee-you Teddy mee iss so fankfull to have LadyMum an Mumma Mary-Ellen an fur all mee furendss inn the bloggie werld.
    Angel Unccle Sammy that poe-em iss thee BESTEST yet!!!
    Here iss mee poe-em:

    “ROCK OF AGESS”

    Standin strong an tall,
    Strongest tree of all.
    You never shake or bend,
    On yur strength wee can depend.
    Wee feel safe an connected,
    under yur ‘branchess’ purrtected.
    Yur a Rock of agess,
    admired by foolss an bye sagess.
    To quote thee werdss from a singer of soul,
    Too Bee A Rock an Not To Roll…….

    bye Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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  22. 49
    Summer Says:

    There definitely was something magical about the photo for this week’s poems – so I was not surprised by the story behind it, once I knew.

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    • 50

      Same here although we had no idea of the back story when Mom and I found that photo……….it was interesting to research and find out how VERY meaningful that wall was.

      Hugs, Teddy

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    Kismet Says:

    At least one Confederate monument survived-“Stonewall” Jackson.

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  24. 53

    That’s a beautiful poem, and we love the story behind the picture. Purrs

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    • 54

      It was a wonderful story wasn’t it…..and some beautiful craftsmanship as well……..made for an inspiring poetry day too as there were some really GREAT poems written!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  25. We’re sorry we’re so late to visit, Angel Sammy and Teddy! We just loved the photo for this week. How beautiful and artistic that wall is, and how profound its backstory. And your poem goes with it so well. Thank you for hosting this always fun poetry challenge!

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