Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello everybody!    It’s THANKFUL Teddy here………….. Today I’m particularly thankful that we’ve had so much nice sun lately – EVEN though it’s COLD COLD COLD, it’s still sunny.   The ground isn’t as frosty as it was even a few weeks ago and now that it’s softened up a bit, I can roll around in the dirt and dig holes act like a dog which always makes my Mom laugh (until she has to clean me up before letting me back inside).    Mom said Angel Sammy liked to roll around in the dirt too.    I’m also thankful that we have lots of nice, new green VERY TASTY grass.   I am a grass muncher (also like Sammy) and I do enjoy grazing.

I’m thankful that Angel Sammy’s email with his poem and message for this week’s “THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY” got through – it still amazes me how good the wi-fi connection is between here and the Rainbow Bridge!!!


Hello Poetry Fans!  

Just in case you’re stumbling across this blog for the first time and have no idea what we’re talking about – today is the day every week that we let our poetic scribblings fly free here.   I give all of you a photo to use as inspiration to write a poem then the following Thursday we SHARE and I let you read MY poem and enjoy yours!     You say you have never written a poem and don’t know how?   Well, I’m here to tell you that everyone can write a poem – it’s not scary – it doesn’t even have to rhyme – it’s just putting in words what you feel, think, see from the photo that I give you!    Fun and easy…….please give it a try some time.   If you have written a poem for this week, please let us know in comments so we can come read it.    I just LOVE reading your poems.

Here’s the photo you had for inspiration since last Thursday – you’ve had a week to write something – did you?   I did and my poem follows the photo below:

“Floating House”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©March 20, 2019

Imagine how fun to live on a boat

That lovely rocking as you gently float

But what about noise from tour boats on the fly?

What about noisy people late at night as they pass by?

What about gross stuff floating by your door?

What if the spot you chose turned out to be a bad place to moor?

You have to consider things from all sides

Houseboats aren’t like sailboats that ride the wind and glide.

They stay where they are put and you hope for the best

And hope every night you can get proper rest!!!


HAHA…….the romance of the water calls people all the time.   My Mom and Dad once went to a sailboat show and looked at some large and incredibly beautiful sailboats that were roomy and well designed and they felt they COULD live in it and sail too.   BUT there are huge expenses involved that people don’t often really think about – maintenance, mooring, fuel costs, are just a few of the things to be considered.   It is a VERY FUN thing to think about though…….and lots of people do own boats of all kinds and live on them quite happily for years and years.   My Mom and Dad decided to be “landlubbers”……but they both do enjoy getting on boats for tours and fun.    They’ve also taken some wonderful river cruises through Europe.    The sea calls to all of us maybe – some of you hear it louder than others and follow the siren’s call.    Remember to let us know if you wrote a poem for this photo!    Here’s next week’s photo – you have a week to think about/write your poem!

This one will be fun don’t you think?    I guess we’ll see how well we all do when we gather together here next Thursday.    Hope you have fun with this one………….C’mon – you can do it!

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

Love From The Bridge…………Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy………your brother Teddy




43 responses »

    • What a GREAT poem you did for Angel Sammy’s challenge this week. That particular canal boat is one my Mom thinks she remembers from their trip to Amsterdam many years ago – on the other hand, there are so many houseboats there, we’re sure there are lots like this one! It’s fun to dream about living this way but maybe not such a good idea at a “certain age” !! David and I could have and probably would have done it thirty or forty years ago but now? No…….maybe for a weekend or week but not longer……………Thanks for being such loyal Poetic Thursday fans – we love you for that and many other reasons.

      Hugs, teddy (and Mom too!)

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  1. We LOVE your poem, Angel Sammy! Yes, my pawrents don’t think they’d like living on a boat, but they sure like taking a ride once in a while. Motor Mommy LOVES that photo for next week: purrhaps I can finally get her to write a poem…???? Time will tell!
    Love, Sundae


    • I had a feeling your Mom MIGHT write one for next week’s poem since she loves old structures – meaningful ones like old schoolhouses in particular. This one looks so lonely! Happy Thursday!

      Hugs, Teddy


  2. Angel Sammy always writes wonderful poems. I have read several memoirs of people living on boats and to me, the cons outweigh the pros- everything gets moldy and rusty. Have a great day! XO


  3. Another great poem from our friend and poetry master, Sammy. Please accept our apologie for not writing one. It really was a great photo. Madison loved rolling in the dirt, which was really disgusting, as he was an all white kitty. Mau loves to do it as well. Love and hugs to all. XOCK, Kitties Blue


  4. Meow meow Teddy mee thinkss ‘angel’ Sammy xcelled himself with this week’s poe-em!!! Mee iss goin to try a Hy-Kuu… here mee goess:


    “Mee home on water,
    One day mee will sail away.
    For now mee stayss here.”

    bye BellaDharma (a bee-ginner poe-et)

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  5. Lovely poem, and very good points. Mom isn’t much for boating although that is a very pretty house.

    Teddy, Timber is so strange. After he goes for a long walk, he comes in and rolls all over whatever bed or blanket he can get to. We can’t figure out why he does, but he does the same thing every time:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  6. Beautiful poem and you make a good point, my dad had a houseboat in San Diego, he was thinking of living on it full time after retirement. That lasted about 6 months – there is so much work and expenses!


    • IT sounds like it would be SO MUCH FUN……..but it is SO MUCH WORK…..however, as I said, it would be fun to do that on a vacation…..float, relax, listen to the water lapping against the boat……..ahhhhhhh.

      Hugs, Pam


  7. You always come up with great poems, Angel Sammy. I would love to live on a houseboat. I am sure the gentle rocking would make my insomnia a thing of the past.
    That is an interesting photo for next week. I thought it was an abandoned church at first, but that looks like a small bell tower on top so maybe it is those small old fashioned school rooms that you often see in Westerns.


    • When we found the photo it was after googling “old one room schoolhouses”……..but it could certainly have been a church too! It just looks so lonely sitting out I that field……I bet it misses having anyone visit it!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. Teddy, we’ve been so thankful for sunshine lately, too. We’ve actually had lots of warmth to go with it, though, and we hope it warms up for you soon! Angel Sammy, your poems never disappoint. You sure made a good point about finding questionable things floating past a houseboat. Water could certainly work against you like that. Then again, houseboats are so pretty! Next week’s prompt is beautiful. Some of my family lives in a small town, and visiting them often results in sights such as this one. I can’t wait to write something to go along with this.


    • The little lonely schoolhouse made us sad when we found that photo but also we could almost see the “ghosts of the past” playing outside while the teacher watched from the step then calling the kids back inside for more “reading, writing, and arithmetic”…… will be fun to read all the poems people come up with!!

      Hugs, Teddy


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