Here we are on another Thankful Thursday. Our friend Brian has this Hop every week so we can all get together and celebrate the things we’re thankful for! If you’d like to join in and tell the world your “thankfuls” – just click the badge above and fill out the LINKY tool. It’s great to really give some thought to all the things we’re thankful for and share. This week I have a weird thankful. Believe it or not I’m thankful for all the SKINKS who have invaded our yard!
They are great fun……they’re SO fast – too fast for me to catch them but I sure do try. They like to hang out in the stone wall of our stone garden – also by the azalea bushes on the side of our yard, AND under our front sidewalk! Under the sidewalk you ask? Yes because over the 21 years Mom and Dad have lived here since having the house built, it has settled a lot and there’s a bit of a space under the concrete sidewalk where the front porch stairs are. Dad has put concrete blocks in to cover up the space but those skinks are sneaky – they can get through the tiniest spaces. They love to tease me – they stick their heads out and wait for me and then disappear when I get to them. So why is that a thankful thing? Well it gives me HOURS of entertainment – I am NEVER bored – and it’s just as wonderful as bird or squirrel TV!
I also have to say I’m thankful that Angel Sammy came through for all of us again with a poem for Poetic Thursday………..here’s what he sent to me via email to share with all of you!
Hello friends and fans of poetry. It’s time for us to spend a little time on Thursday sharing our poetry that’s been inspired by a photo…….you see a photo and all kinds of things go through your head. It’s easy enough to put your feelings or thoughts into a poem because poetry is flexible – it doesn’t have to rhyme – it’s just an EXPRESSION so I say GO FOR IT. Be brave and write a poem. Maybe you have? If so, please let us know in our comments here so we can read yours. I thought the photo I gave you last week was FUN and I hope your poem was fun to write too. Here’s the photo I gave you……………
Here’s my photo-poem – then I’ll give you another photo to study until NEXT Thursday when we will all share our poems again – Deal?
By Angel Sammy Kimmell June 14, 2018
On the forest floor there’s another world
Rich moist soil, tiny ferns unfurl
The inhabitants of this place so fertile and small
We don’t see as we walk through destroying it all
Tiny flowers, tiny homes, tiny burrows and plants
Home to worms, little insects and millions of ants!
They hurry around on a mission of survival and toil
As they build their stockades out of pebbles and soil
They survive in groups, defend their own, and pillage and loot
Then a human comes along with big feet and destroys it all with his boot!
HA! I bet you didn’t see that coming did you? I guess I don’t normally write humorous poems – but I couldn’t resist. I hope you’ve written one too?
Here’s next week’s photographic inspiration. Study it for a whole week then share your poem with us NEXT Thursday. I bet you can come up with something great if you just give it a try.
This will be a good one don’t you think? I’ll look forward to having a little poetic fun with you next week. As always, it will be a busy week ahead here at the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure most people think we Angels just sit on our clouds and sleep the day away but we are always busy; on guard watching our families, teaching things to the new arrivals, learning from the wise ones who were here when we arrived, and WAITING…………waiting for our families so one day we will have a big reunion!
Have a good week my friends……………………………
Love and Angel Kisses, Sammy
Gosh Angel Sammy I like your poem today. It was such a surprise ending! Mom says sometimes when she’s crunching her way through the woods she wonders what might be under those layers of leaves…..what kinds of small worlds she’s walking on top of……and hoping if she destroys something, the “inhabitants” will rebuild. I promise to be a good boy in the week ahead and will look forward to your next transmission from the Bridge.
Hugs to everyone…………Teddy