What? It’s Thursday already? My goodness…………..time sure is flying. Thursday means Blog Hopping with Brian at his blog (link above) where we spend a little time focusing on what we are thankful for. Want to join in? Good – click the badge above and link up with us.
I’m thankful this week for not having snow to deal with when I’ve politely asked to be escorted outside for some fresh air. I stick to the front porch if it’s snowing or HAS snowed…..if it’s raining or has rained – no biggie. I can handle THAT kind of wet. Mom says she is going to get me a raincoat……..I say – bring it on Mom but I will WIN the battle of putting a raincoat on me with NO PROBLEM. I’ve already managed to avoid that sweater you got me for Christmas so a raincoat will be a piece of cake!
The other thing I do on Thursday is share with all of you the POEM that my brother Angel Sammy has crafted to share with those who enjoy poetry written from photos as inspiration. He gives everyone a photo every week and a week later all poets get together here on my blog and SHARE. I’m about to SHARE his email that I got last night from the Rainbow Bridge so you can read his poem……….if you’ve written one based on the photo please let us know so we can read it!
Hi Poetic Friends! Greetings from the Bridge – ready to share poetry?
Here we are again – another week has gone by (here at the Bridge we don’t notice time – there is no time – it’s just peaceful and quiet PERIOD). Last week I gave you a photo which my Mom found super fun because it brought back memories of her childhood (a very long time ago….haha) and I tried to write a poem that would match up to the photo. Did you? If so, let us know in comments so can read it OK? Here’s the photo and my poem:
“Hop, Skip, Jump”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell January 29, 2020
Some years ago when my Mom was a a young girl
She and her friends had jump ropes they would twirl
“Double dutch” with two ropes was twice as tough
And if you tripped and missed a step your friends made life rough!
Girls had their OWN jump ropes but the competitions were fun
When the ropes came out at recess the girls would run
To join the long line to take their turn to jump
And hope they’d not fall down on their well dressed rump!
Mom noticed the scarves some of the girls in this photo wore
Girls don’t wear them much now – just in days of yore………..
White socks were a must along with skirts and dresses
No shaved heads, mohawks, or purple hair in a girl’s tresses!
There were other fun things back then girls did with each other
Like jacks, hopscotch, paper dolls, and learning to cook with their mothers.
Life has changed so much – time has flown like the wind
But one thing is the same – kids deserve lots of fun with their friends.
My Mom says she remembers poodle skirts (not cat skirts????), saddle oxfords, matching knee socks with sweaters – sounds like it was kind of complicated back in those days. Kids these days where almost whatever they want to and have SO many alternatives to jumping rope in their spare time but I’m with my Mom – HER days were the “GOOD OLD DAYS”………I can totally understand what she’s saying……………do you?
I have another photo for you to use as inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s Poetry Day……………….ready?
I’ll admit – this photo is for my Mom because she loves meerkats…..not that she’s ever KNOWN any mind you – she just thinks they are adorable and loves watching them at the zoo. They are very social and stick together (almost like glue!) and take care of each other. Qualities to admire! Anyway, have some fun with this one – I know I will!
SEE YOU HERE NEXT WEEK? I hope so!
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Love to all……….from the Bridge………..Angel Sammy
I think meerkats are pretty cute too Angel Sammy – I’m gonna put one on my Santa’s Wish List – I think they would make a fun friend………………..
Before we go – we want to wish a special lady a most special birthday! Miss Jean of Canadian Cats…..stop by to wish her a happy one! We made you a special snack Miss Jean !!!! Enjoy…………