Thursday is here and so am I !! I’m going to be THANKFUL first then onward to Angel Sammy’s weekly poem. Thankful? Yep – I always am. Anytime I stop and think about my world, I realize it’s FULL of thankfuls. This morning for instance I was outside with my Dad in the COLD COLD COLD and I realized at one point when I was hunkered down in the leaves that I really didn’t HAVE to be out there – it was my idea to go but I sure didn’t have to STAY. I got up and lickety split headed for the front door dragging my Dad by the leash he was holding and back inside we came to get warm. What if I had nowhere to get warm? So many animals don’t. Makes me sad thinking about them but I’m SO thankful I’m not one of them.
We got our regular email from Angel Sammy overnight. So I’m able to share yet again his poem and a new photo for those of you who are playing along with us with the Poetic Thursday fun. Some of you are “on the fence” about going out of your comfort zone to try writing a poem. Let me encourage you to do it. You just might ENJOY writing one!
Here’s Sammy’s email………..
It’s Poetic Thursday – are you ready?
Hi everyone! It’s me – Angel Sammy – the cat poet here for another bit of fun with poetry on Thoroughly Poetic Thursday. If you’ve joining us for the first time, every Thursday we share a poem that we have written during the week using a photo that I provide to you (and me) for inspiration! What we see in the photo, how we feel looking at the photo, what it makes is think about, etc. It’s up to you to write any form of poetry about the photo. It’s fun. Try it! Last week I gave you this photo – and following it is my poem for the week.
“Magic and Mystery”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell December 5, 2018
On misty shores the maiden moves along
Towards magical towers and a mysterious song……
Only she can hear.
The message in the bottle promised her love
If she’d follow the light and the sound of the dove……
Towards her hearts’ desire.
Her dreams led her here to this shore
To find the bottle to learn much more……
She was ready for adventure.
She’d been different from others all her life
Her illness was painful and hurt like a knife…..
It was such a burden for all.
The thought of some happiness drew her here
She felt something extraordinary was ever so near…..
She heard the music in her heart.
At the gates of the castle she was met by a light
It was burning yet cool and felt ever so right…..
The Angel said “Welcome to Heaven”.
OK – I can almost hear you. This is very different for me isn’t it?! Well this photo when I first saw it stirred something in me (and my MOM!) and we felt like it needed a different “message” than the usual. I began writing it NOT with this ending in mind – it just CAME TO ME as I was about half way through. Anyway, I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you’ve written! If you wrote a poem this week, let us know in comments and give us your blog link so we can read it! OR – write your poem in our comments so others can enjoy it.
Ready for next week’s photo? Here it is!
This ought to be a doozie. My Mom says no doubt this is what every shopping mall in the world looks like right about now. I thought it would be a good photo to use for us to write about as we sneak up to Christmas!
Are you ready for the holidays? I used to LOVE when the house got decorated. Lying under the tree was my favorite thing. That’s ME on the left and Teddy on the right. I trained him well didn’t I ??
So I will look forward to seeing you here next Thursday. Give writing a poem a try. You will be proud of yourself if you do and you just KNOW that I will be too!!
Love Forever, Angel Sammy
Oh Angel Sammy you are right – you really DID train me well and I never even met you but when I dream at night there you are……..helping me, teaching me, telling me things I could only learn from you. I love Christmas as much as you did. I’m still trying to decide if I like Dad’s train under the tree as much as you did though! HAHAHA