Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Hi everybody.  Yep – it’s Thursday again – the double post day for us but it always starts with being THANKFUL.    Brian hosts this Hop every week and you can be part of the thankful brigade if you want to – click his badge and go to his blog to see all the other Hoppers and sign up on the LINKY form to join us!    You know it’s not just one day a week that we’re thankful – it’s every day of every week because we all have many things that we should be thankful for.   Some of them we kind of take for granted – they are for us “normal” things in our lives, but if you think about it, sometimes those things we consider normal are exceptional for many who aren’t as lucky.   Our warm homes are always here for US but how about all those animals and humans who don’t HAVE a home?   See?   We really do have a lot to be thankful for and that’s just ONE THING.

I always am thankful that my Angel brother Sammy visits us all every week too.    He sends us a poem every week based on the photo he gives us the week before.   He finds time in his busy schedule as an Angel at the Rainbow Bridge to send off an email to me enclosing his poem and a new photo for us to use for next week.   GOSH – you all can’t imagine how THANKFUL I am to still have him in my life.



Another poetry sharing day comes around – time passes very quickly doesn’t it.    It does for us at the Bridge too although “time” is a little different there…………’s hard to explain – you will find out one day in the distant (I hope!) future when you become an Angel yourself.    I do seem to find time to write a poem every week though and I’m always excited to read YOURS so I hope you’ve written one!    If you have, you can share it with us by telling us in our comments that you wrote one and give us your blog link OR you can write your poem in our comments – either way, we’ll get to see what your creative self can come up with based on the photo I give you.   

Here’s the photo that I gave you last week to use as inspiration for your poetry today!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     Nov. 28, 2018

New York City is a crazy place

On the roads it’s like a stock car race!

Downtown traffic is slow as molasses

Some folks never took driving classes!

Brakes screech loudly and horns are blaring

Lots of yelling and people swearing…….

Those yellow taxis are everywhere

Taking people here or bringing them back from there

People wave at them wildly from sidewalk and street

Getting one to stop for you is quite a feat!

Down at street level it’s almost a riot

But for Angels like me, up above it’s so quiet !


Tee Hee!  I had to make this one a little silly but actually it’s also serious.    Mom and Dad have been to NYC a couple of times and the first time they were there they had the wildest taxi ride EVER.   Yes the taxi got them from point A to point B but Mom said she had never seen anyone drive like the taxi driver did – and he knew a lot of shortcuts and sneaky side streets that were definitely off the beaten path.   Mom held her breath for much of that trip downtown but after it was over, she and Dad had a good old laugh because they’d HEARD about taxi drivers downtown in NYC but never dreamed those stories were TRUE!    

Anyway, we have no traffic at the Rainbow Bridge thank heavens.   Just peace and quiet.  

Now, would you like to see the photo I found for all of us to use for next week’s poetry fun???

What an interesting photo this is.    I took a few minutes when I found it to really LOOK at it closely.    There’s a lot to see……………….note the bottle on the shoreline?   Makes you wonder what’s really going on here.    Whatever it is, it makes for some real interesting ideas about a poem doesn’t it?    We’ll find out next week how well this photo “spoke to you” as you write a poem.

In the meantime, have fun getting ready for Christmas if you celebrate it……………holiday season you see a lot more SMILES on faces………..I used to love “helping” Mom do the decorating in our house and now Teddy has that duty.    I loved lying under the tree and the train Dad set up under there was for me quite fascinating to watch.    Most of all it just felt MAGICAL to be under the tree on a soft cloth with lights above me and presents around me.    Mom says I was her most FAVORITE present every year under the tree!    


I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Holiday Hugs, Angel Sammy



That was a great poem Angel Sammy and I sure like that photo for next week………………gonna be fun to see what you come up with.    Mom, Dad and I send you big hugs…….we know that on December 2, it will be two years since you left to become a ginger angel…………..we miss you.

Love, Teddy

37 responses »

  1. I hadn’t noticed how many of the cars in the photo were yellow last week. So New York streets are so heavily congested that most people take taxis…. yet, it’s the taxis that seem to be clogging up the road!


    • A lot of people said this photo made them dizzy just to look at it. It is one of those photos isn’t it. I know I couldn’t stand there and look down – but flying over might be fun! I guess Angel Madi and Angel Sammy know ALLLLL about that!!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  2. Amazing how those yellow taxi cabs show up in that photo! We loved the poem, too! Great job, once again, Angel Sammy.
    What a magical photo for next week’s poem! I so wish Motor Mommy would settle down and write a poem!
    Love, Sundae


  3. I love your Christmas header and background. Great poem, we have had a few crazy cab drivers. Next week’s poem is going to be fun. XO


  4. Oh my goodness, I never knew there were that many cabs out on the street Sammy. Not till you showed us in the picture for poems. Yours was excellent as it always is, sweet boy.
    Katie isabella


  5. Meow meow iss Furdaday all reddy??? Where did THE week go? 😉
    Mee iss thank full fore havin a home to call mee own an fore a Hu’man who trulee lovess me as I am. Mee iss thank full to have meted so many kewl furss online like yore self Teddy an angel Sammy. Mee nevurr had so many frendss inn mee whole life! An mee iss thank full fore weruva foods that are so-o tastee…
    Now to a poe-em. This will probable bee silly so here goess:

    Lookin way down,
    mee smile ternss to a frown.
    Iss way too far upss
    fore any kittss or pupss!
    Climmin down reel slow,
    so mee not set off mee Vertigo!”

    MOL told you Teddy an angel Sammy….
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

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    • I know New York is a very busy and “happening” place………we sure felt the energy there on both our visits. The Christmas visit was the best one of all though in 1987 – went up on the train from DC and stayed two nights – saw a play and ate dinner at Mama Leoni’s….LOL…..carriage ride – FAO Schwartz and Macy’s windows……all the corny stuff but it was FABULOUS fun.

      Hugs, Pam


  6. I remember those taxi rides all too well from our stays in New York! The last time we were there it was the day after a bombing attempt and roads were closed everywhere. We had to get to the airport to fly to Miami and I don’t know how the driver did it, but he got us there in time.


    • Yes – that’s similar to a story we experienced in Paris getting to an airport. The taxi drivers know EVERYTHING – every shortcut, every longcut (!), and when they say “don’t worry I’ll get you there in time” they really MEAN IT!

      Hugs, Pam


  7. Well, good for you, Angel Sammy – we never even gave a thought to being an Angel looking down on that crazy, dizzying scene. We wonder if maybe our Angels joined you up there:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • All Angels have that kind of view – that is until they come visit us in our sleep and cuddle us when we have bad dreams, etc. I’m sure they don’t think a THING of those dizzy sights but for us they are just a little SCARY!

      Love, Teddy


    • I really want to go back to NY again – and do it like we did it the first time – take the train from Union Station in DC up there – – stay in nice hotel – see a play – have some great food – maybe see the Rockettes – check out the tree in Rockefeller Center and Macy’s windows. It’s unique.

      Hugs, Pam


  8. Teddy, we are also so thankful for our home. At the same time, we are always purring and praying for those who don’t have a home, and it makes us feel so sad and helpless to think of both humans and animals having to find shelter out there. Angel Sammy, your poem is purrfect! I just love you how put a little twist in there at the end, what with your wonderful view from above. I’ve only been on a couple of taxi rides, and each one has been pretty darn scary. And I just love next week’s image! I think I have an idea for it, and it will be so much fun to work with it. Purrs, and thank you for always hosting this fun challenge!


    • When Angel Sammy saw that photo for next week he thought of you – and what you could do with it – whatever it is, it will be magical. It’s a very interesting picture isn’t it??? Thanks for the fun one this week. We loved it and I know everyone else did.

      Hugs, Teddy


  9. We love that you were your mom’s gift every year, Sammy. We helped Mom a lot today with garland and lights. Always a fun time. We’ll do some more tomorrow. We absolutely love your poem. Flying over that scene seems way better than being down in it. Mom says the wildest ride in a taxi she and Dad ever had was in Athens, Greece. The taxi drives even drove on the sidewalk. We do have a poem this week as well. https://WWW.THECATONMYHEAD.COM/dont-look-down/
    XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • WOW – I imagine Greece with those narrow streets would be a big SCARY in a wild taxi!!! We loved your poem……..I think it was a super photo Angel Sammy picked out and next week’s is SUPER interesting too!!!!

      Love, Teddy


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