Greetings and Happy Thursday. Time for us to gather together courtesy of Brian and his Hop to share what we are thankful for this week. I must say that I am continuing to be thankful that we have had decent weather for Early Spring. I believe (and I hope) that snow is behind us now and we won’t have to worry about that again. We’ve had a lot of very cold days and some chilly rains but no snow or ice. Mom and Dad are happy about the weather too. They spent a lot of money last Fall on lawn renovation for our front yard and by golly we have a GORGEOUS GREEN lawn now whereas almost everyone else has a BROWN one!
I’m also of course very grateful that Sammy’s poetic Thursday email came on time so I can share that with you!
Greetings Poetry Friends!
We’re off and running on another Thursday poetry session. I hope you are joining in the fun. Every week as you know I give you a photograph to think about – and you have a whole week to write a poem based on that photo…….what do YOU see in it and how does it make YOU feel? I not only have fun finding photos for all of us to use as inspiration but I have TONS of fun reading what you have written. So let’s share shall we?
Here’s the photo I gave you last Thursday followed by my poem which I’m sharing with you. Then it’s YOUR turn – how did you do?
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©March 27, 2019
In its’ day did it look this lonely?
As schoolhouses went, was it the only?
Did it serve as church as well as school?
Was the good book taught and the golden rule?
Did people come from miles around?
Did the bell ring loudly – a familiar sound?
Did the fireplace keep everyone warm and dry?
As snow, sleet, and rain fell from a darkened sky?
In its’ day was it in the middle of a town?
With wooden houses and gardens all around?
Or did it live its’ life in this quiet place?
Surrounded by crops or nothing but empty space?
Regardless of the answers it has withstood time…….
And became the subject of my simple rhyme……..
As I study the photo I come to believe more and more that it may be an old church primarily……the long narrow front windows look more church-like than school-like. Whatever it was in its’ long ago life, it still stands testament to whatever its’ purpose was………worship or learning or both, it maintains watch as time passes.
Ready to see what I have picked for us all to use as next week’s poetic inspiration? Looks like it will be fun to “interpret” !!!
Let’s see what we can do with this one…………..looks like trouble is brewing before the first course even arrives! HAHAHA
Hope you all have a fantastic week……………….things are great for we Angels – we’re working hard to get the weather right – seems like it’s all a matter of fine tuning – hope our efforts are paying off for at least SOME of you! Teddy reports progress where he is but I know others are getting storms and difficult weather. It’s an amazing balancing act that’s for sure.
See you next Thursday…………………Look for your Angels – we are there for you.
Love and Angel Hugs, Sammy
Thanks a lot Angel Sammy……….I like your poem today………….I couldn’t make my mind up about that old building either but whatever it was – I bet it was important to a lot of people. Bricks last almost forever!