YAY! Thursday is here and so am I. I’m going to share my thankfuls on Brian’s HOP then let Angel Sammy do his “poetic Thursday” thing. I’m EVER SO THANKFUL that my Mom and Dad came home from being gone for four days last week – I wasn’t so sure after they dropped me off at the “spa” but they DID come back and they DID get me so I needn’t have worried. I’m thankful that the Sisters at the spa love me. At least I think they do – they visited me and petted me and fed me and stuff – that’s a good sign right? I’m thankful my Mom and Dad had a good time in Maine too. They deserve a little break. If you’d like to tell the universe what you are thankful for on Brian’s Hop – just click the badge above, fill out the LINKY form and you’re IN !!
Now for the second part of my post – Angel Sammy’s poetry day. You know by now he sends me an email from his cloud at the Rainbow Bridge that contains a little message from him and a poem based on the photo he gives everyone on Thursday every week to use as inspiration for the NEXT week’s poem. Some of you are playing along with us on this and it justs makes HIM and ME so happy. You’re all VERY good poets! Give it a try. Join in the fun.
Here’s Angel Sammy’s email:
Hello All! Greetings from the Bridge!
It’s poetry day……………and I can’t wait to read your poem if you wrote one – make sure and tell us in comments that you wrote one and give us your link so we can check it out. I love Thursdays so I can share my poem with all of you and just let you know that all of your Angels (including me) are always watching out for you even though we are no longer physically with you. REMEMBER THAT!!
Here’s the photo I gave you last week – one that I hoped would spark your creativity and get you writing a poem for today!
My Mom loved this photo – she TOTALLY remembers these trucks and how exciting it was to see the guy ringing the bell and stopping at every block to let the kids gather round and get ice cream or sometimes just get to ring the bell or try on his hat! Here’s my poem for this photo:
“The Magic Man”
By Angel Sammy Kimmell October 24, 2018
The good old days were truly good
At least they were in some neighborhoods!
The Good Humor Guy came around all the time
Amazing how something so good could just cost a dime!
Kids would come running when they heard the bell
No matter what you got, it sure tasted swell!
He would time it just right so most dinners were done
It would be time for dessert with the setting of the sun.
Those days were so magic, and the drivers were magicians –
Ice cream was better “medicine” than what we got from pediatricians!!!
Alright – I have to admit, I invaded Mom’s dreams one night to get her feedback on the Good Humor guy she remembered – so this poem is almost more HERS than MINE this week!!
I guess it must have been a lot of fun back in those days. Mom remembers all of this stuff from back in the 50s forward. The last time she actually heard an ice cream truck it was an electronic song playing over and over and over and the truck was kind of speeding through the neighborhood like he was on fire or afraid to stop! Well that kind of ruins the moment doesn’t it!
Here’s the photo that I found for you poets to use as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we meet again for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday……………hope you like it!
This ought to be an interesting one to put a poem to don’t you think? Let’s see what you can do with it and I’ll meet you back here – same time, same place – next week. Meanwhile, if you haven’t tried writing a poem – give it a whirl. When you SEE something, things go through your head – feelings, thoughts, ideas – so just put them into WORDS – whether they rhyme or not is irrelevant – just say what you feel.
Right now I’m FEELING like I need to say goodbye. You know we Angels here at the Bridge are incredibly busy – they keep us hopping here. But we are never too busy to watch over all of you. We’re here for you if you just want to talk to us before you go to sleep at night or if you feel lonely – you are never alone!
Love to my little brother Teddy, Mom and Dad, and of course ALL OF YOU!
Well that was a totally cool poem Angel Sammy and I’m always happy when Thursday comes around so you will be sharing your poetry with us. I’ll talk to you in my prayers as always – thanks for being my special Guardian Angel.