Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The first THANKFUL Thursday of the new year.   I am thankful that I’m starting out the new year HERE with my Mom and Dad in a cozy house with a big yard.   I’m thankful that the tree that popped up in our library a few weeks ago and that I could lie under and watch blinking lights is now resting in a big bag in the basement until Mom and Dad put it back up for ME next year.   I’m also as always thankful for all my friends – I realized when we took all the Christmas cards down that I got WAY WAY more of them than my Mom and Dad did (!)

Angel Sammy celebrated his birthday at the Bridge yesterday with all his Angel friends but I’m thankful he still found time to send me his poem for Poetic Thursday.    I hope you are going to start off the new year by participating in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday inspired by the fun photos he finds for us to use as inspiration!

Here’s the email I got from him last night!


Happy New Year my friends!

Hope you all are ready for another exciting year – we at the Bridge are of course going to continue to work behind the scenes to keep you all happy and safe.    We’ll continue to see you in your dreams as always.   

So did any of you write a poem for this week’s photo?   I thought it was a sweet and fun photo and I hope you did too.  If you did write a poem, let us know in the comments here on Teddy’s blog and give us your link – we’ll visit you and read your poem.   If you didn’t write one – why not make this the year of the poem for yourself.  Be creative – have some fun.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to inspire this week’s poem.   My poem follows……….


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    January 2, 2019

Momma, Momma, Momma – just look at me!

I’m skating like a big girl and I’m not even three!

My baby shoes are scuffed from taking a few falls

But Momma’s always there to pick me up when I give a call.

My dimpled knees have a scar or two that will be there when I’m old

When my own little girl has roller skates and my stories are being told!

Of scooting along like the big kids on skates and screaming with delight

Of my Momma picking me up for a hug and squeezing me ever so tight.

These innocent and wonderful times I hope I remember all my days

I hope they all flash before my eyes as I pass into the eternal haze……..


Ta Da!    That little girl has such joy – I started out wanting to capture it but it kind of turned into a reflection as I wrote.   That often happens when I do my poems.    I have an idea but as I put it into words it takes a direction all its’ own.    That’s one of the GREAT things about writing though !!!   

I have a photo for you for NEXT week’s poem.    Please give it a try.   I promise you will enjoy it.    Poetry takes so many forms.    You can choose your own.   Freeform – rhyme or no rhyme……just let the photo take you somewhere in your imagination and put that feeling into words.    When I found this photo below I had all kinds of thoughts…….Is this guy wondering how on earth he wound up with this job?    And what IS his job?!?!?!

Anyway, have some fun with it and share your poem with all of us NEXT Thursday.    I’ll send mine to Teddy to share with you!    Have a good week…………full of smiles and lots of HAPPY.

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

Love to all of you………..Angel Sammy



Thanks Angel Sammy………………….I wish I could have spent your birthday with you yesterday – we would have been QUITE a team wouldn’t we?

Love, Teddy








  1. 1
    Summer Says:

    The new photo made me MOL!


  2. 3
    Dianna Says:

    Love the poem, as always, Angel Sammy! And Teddy, I hear that our Christmas tree is coming down in the next day or two; that makes me sad, as I, too, have enjoyed lying under it for the past few weeks. That is quite an interesting photo for next week’s poem!
    Love, Sundae


  3. That little girl definitely has a WHEEEEE-face!

    Love and licks,


    • 6

      She really does – so excited….I bet her Mom held her hands when she actually skated and I bet it was the shortest skating adventure EVER before it was “up Mommy” and home again!!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy


  4. 7
    cecilia Says:

    🤗🤗🤗‼️‼️😻😻you wrote a very very fun poem..I still have scars from falling off/down as a child
    Hugs Cecilia
    My poem is here


    • 8

      Same here with the lasting scars……on my knees for the most part. I have horrible balance but I never let that stop me. Biking, skiing, roller skating – I fell no matter what. I’ve added to my scar collection over the years but not from falls – from surgeries!! LOL Thanks for writing a poem with us every week – it wouldn’t be the same without you1!!

      Love, Pam


  5. 9

    That photo is so funny and that was a terrific poem Angel Sammy. Teddy, we’re already ready for our Tree to come out of hiding! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  6. 11
    15andmeowing Says:

    That was an excellent poem. Angel Sammy always comes up with wonderful poems. That photo is so sweet too, the pure joy of a child. I like next week’s too. Thanks for always finding such fun and unique prompts. XO


    • 12

      It’s fun to shop for photos for poetry day. Sometimes Mom gets hung up for HOURS looking for just the right one. We have loved EVERY POEM everyone wrote this week! It was a good photo for fun poetry!

      Hugs, Teddy


  7. 13

    Sammy…your poem is another winner. Mom says it made her all happy and smiley just reading it. We sure hope Lily Olivia and Fiona helped you have a fine day yesterday for your birthday! All of us on earth still miss you bunches, especially Mau. Mom did write a poem. Here’s the link. https://WWW.THECATONMYHEAD.COM/roller-derby-queen
    Next week’s photo also looks to be a fun one. Love and hugs to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy & Sawyer


    • 14

      Oh we really loved your poem for today…it’s wonderful – Mom said the photo brought back some “skinned knee” memories for her. The photo for next week is so funny – although Mom says she feels sorry for the guy….I bet he wishes he was in a superman costume or something OR that he had a job at McDs instead of on a street corner!!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  8. That photo may well be the cutest photo prompt you have done! Love your poem! I am sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, Angel Sammy, but I am wishing you one now!
    Iris was here bright and early this morning screaming!!!


    • 16

      Maybe Iris was singing happy birthday to Angel Sammy? I wonder where she was – probably visiting her family for the holiday! We thought that photo was wonderful too the instant we found it AND the one for next week is a major hoot too……………..

      Love, Pam


  9. That little girl is so full of sweet joy! Its contagious!! Loved your poem:)


  10. Angel Sammy did a great job with the poem! We’re MOL at next week’s photo!!

    The Florida Furkids


  11. 21
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    That is such a cute poem for the little girl! I hope you had a great party at the Bridge, Angel Sammy.


  12. 23
    The Island Cats Says:

    That was a great poem from Angel Sammy. Next week’s poems are gonna be good based on that photo.


  13. 25

    MOL that new photo is a hoot! If I can get the Tribe to stop laughing long enough we’ll see if we can come up with a poem.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,


  14. 27
    Kismet Says:

    That’s what you get when you have roller skates that are 2 sizes too small.


  15. 29

    That was such a joyful photo and you captured its spirit well in your poem. Mom remembers skating with those type of roller skates, along with the many scratched knees from falling. But she so loved to whiz up and down the sidewalks.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • 30

      My Mom says she learned very quickly to always step OVER the sidewalk “breaks” instead of trying to glide over them. Most of her falls were because of those !! Then she learned how to ride a bike and got a whole new set of scars. LOL

      Hugs, Teddy


  16. 31

    Pawsome poem!


  17. 33

    Oh my…. it’s Big Scrat on break. I’ll have to show this one to Snuggle Bear. I don’t think it will be poetry he’s screaming when he sees it…


  18. 35
    L.M.G. Miller Says:

    Your parents are way ahead of this human here, Teddy, because our Christmas decorations are still up, and apparently they will be until next weekend. Eddy’s especially grateful, though, because her favorite Christmas tree is such a monster that the human here doesn’t feel like wrestling it into storage. So, it’s going to stay up year round and get decorated in line with the seasons and holidays throughout the year. Angel Sammy, we never stop enjoying your poems and poetry prompts. They are all such fun! The newest prompt is going to be a super fun one to work with! Purrs, and warm wishes!


    • 36

      We saw on your blog that you will have an “Eddy Tree” year round and I think that’s just wonderful – she will love that AND it will be fun to decorate it for all sorts of occasions as the year passes. Very very fun! We think this week’s prompt for poetry challenge is hilarious and will make for good poetry – I can’t wait to see what ANgel Sammy comes up with!

      Hugs, Teddy


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