Happy Thursday everyone! Time to get thankful “out loud” again with this Blog Hop hosted by our friend Brian’s – we join together to give thanks for our blessings and share and you can do the same if you just click his badge above and join us.
I am not just thankful but overjoyed that we FINALLY got some rain yesterday because we really, truly needed it badly. The sad thing is we got three inches of it in about an hour which is a whole lot of rain much of which just ran down the yards in waterfalls instead of having a chance to soak in and do some good. BUT we won’t complain really because it DID help our drought. There was some serious flooding here and there but you almost can’t tell it happened today as everything is cleaned up and drying out. I am thankful though – Mom has been having to water porch and deck and shrubs for WEEKS now but yesterday’s rain was most helpful.
Also I’m thankful that in spite of the violent thunderstorm with big lightning it did NOT interfere with Angel Sammy’s wifi connection he uses at the RAINBOW BRIDGE, allowing him to transmit to ME, his poem for this week. I look forward to hearing from him every week and I hope you do too. You know he keeps hoping more of you will give writing a poem to share a try – maybe you will feel like taking a whack at it this next week? We’ll see if the photo he gives us for inspiration is one you can feel comfy writing a poem about????
Here’s his email from overnight………………..
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS FROM THE RAINBOW BRIDGE!
So glad the storm my little brother had around his house yesterday didn’t keep my email from arriving and grateful he didn’t lose power in his house. It’s been so hot it would have been uncomfortable with all the heat and humidity if he hadn’t had his A/C. I’m also grateful that up here at the Bridge we are comfortable ALL THE TIME!
Did you write a poem this week? I try to find interesting photos for you to use as inspiration and I myself write one based on the photos I find. It’s fun. This is the photo I chose for all of us last week to use as inspiration for today. How does the photo make you feel? What do you SEE in the photo? What can you write about that this photo inspires in you?
Here’s my poem based on the above photo………….
By Angel Sammy Kimmell July 18, 2018
Riverboat gamblers in a smoky room
Upright piano player playing a tune
Cigar smoke in layers in a room full of noise
Bartender asking “what will it be for you boys?”
Chorus girls dancing up on the stage
Winners are happy – while losers rage
All of that action in the riverboat saloon
Miss Flossie sitting on a stool singing a tune
Head out on deck for air in the still of the night
Takes your breath away watching the stars – oh what a sight
All the action inside with the yells and the songs
While the River Queen riverboat quietly glides along…………
That was a fun one……….I hope you had fun writing your poem this week. If you did write one – just make sure and tell us you did in comments here with your link so we can go read it! You can also write your poem IN our comments to share it. If you didn’t write one – take a gander at the photo I’ve got for you for NEXT Thursday and see if you might be inspired to write one for NEXT Thursday when we get together again:
Oh I already have an idea what my poem will be titled – it hit me like a ton of bricks when I saw this photo!! Inspiration is like that sometimes – it’s RIGHT THERE and you don’t even have to think about it. Not always but sometimes.
I’ll look forward to seeing you all next week…….C’mon – join me in writing a poem. You will enjoy it I promise! Meanwhile, remember, all of us at the Rainbow Bridge whether we’ve been here an hour, a day or years love you and watch out for you 24/7. We are always WITH YOU.
Love, Angel Teddy
Thanks Angel Sammy. I loved this poem. Of course I love all your poems but this one I think you might have had a bit of inspiration from Cat Scouts – am I right? I know before I came along Cat Scouts took a trip to the Bayou in New Orleans and did a riverboat ride and stayed in a swamp one night where it was scary – mind if I show some of your old photos? I still have your photo albums you know! Everyone might enjoy seeing a couple. Cat Scouts is TONS of fun and easy to join – if you’re a cat, you should visit and join up!
WOW……………….anyway, I can see where you got the idea for your poem and your photo this week. Well, I guess it’s time to put a PERIOD at the end of this post and say thanks to everyone who played along with us on our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. Hope to see you next week……………..