Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thursday – time to HOP with Brian and be thankful “out loud”.     If you want to join in on the Hop – just click his badge above and link up with us.   We all have things we’re thankful for and we share them on Thursday every week thanks to our host Brian.    One of my thankfuls this week is that (truly) I’m happy I have a warm place to live.   We’ve had single digit nights and some days below 20 and I haven’t even been too interested in going outside myself – and I know all the homeless animals out there wish they didn’t have to be out there too.    It breaks our hearts knowing there are so many “roamers” looking for shelter or food.    I’m THANKFUL I’m not one of them and THANKFUL that we do what we can to help.

I’m always thankful that Angel Sammy’s poetic Thursday post gets to me in time to make it part of my Thursday post at Brian’s……………so here’s what he sent to me last night!


Let’s Share Poetry!!

Hello friends……….all is well at the Rainbow Bridge – we have new Angels arriving all the time – seems more in Winter than any other time of the year.   We even have a Poetry Group up here because everyone loves a good poem.     I hope that you wrote one to share this week – I gave you a photo and let’s just see what you did with it OK?    

Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire your poem for today followed by MY poem:

“Rough Seas”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 22, 2020


Life can be much like a boat on the sea

Facing rough water or smooth as can be

When things get overwhelming we just hang on tight

And hope for calm seas to return to make things right

Each storm that we face and each wave that we crest

Serves as a reminder that we are indeed blessed

We eventually reach shore and get back on solid ground

But never forget the reminder of our faith that we found……..

Boats in rough seas are tossed about like toys in a tub on a stormy day………and life has its’ share of stormy days too.    If we just hang on tight – don’t panic – and have faith in ourselves and our ability to persevere, we can get through any challenge we meet.    When I found this photo it was my first thought really…… has its’ share of rough seas but we get through them to calm water again eventually.

There you have it – my poem for today and if you have a poem to share – let us know in comments – we want to read yours too!!     Here’s next Thursday’s poem……..I hope you find some inspiration in it and write a poem to share NEXT Thursday based on it:

I’ve used a lot of “old” vintage type photos lately but I find a lot of fun things in old photos.   A lot of “forgotten” things.    My Mom said she can’t remember the last time she saw kids playing jump rope but it was BIG in her day.    She said this two rope jumping was “double dutch” and not as easy as people thought!      

So I’ll look forward to seeing you next week again and hopefully reading a poem you’ve written.    YOU CAN WRITE ONE – don’t say you can’t………………..!!!!

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy………………………..I liked it!   A lot………..but then I just love hearing from you PERIOD.

Love, Teddy

52 responses »

  1. Yes, the storm has to subside and we have to ride it out until it does.
    I remember skipping in the street like that and we also called the two ropes Double Dutch.
    Sometimes if there were only two or three of us who wanted to play, we would tie one end of the rope to the lamp post.


    • Thanks for that info – I always check to see what’s what about a poem but don’t share the info – in this case it was super duper interesting! We loved your poem too – all the ones we’ve read today were amazing.

      Hugs, Pam


  2. Great poem Angel Sammy with very inspiring words and that is an amazing picture! I prefer “solid ground” for sure.
    Just spent three days with SSNS younger brother and his wife. We been a bit busy around here seeing how many different places we can eat seafood! Good Morning!


    • Howdy!!!! Sounds like you’ve been having some fun with company making sure you are absolutely experts on where to go for the BESTEST seafood! My Mom is jealous – she and my Dad love a lot of the seafood that they can only get CERTAIN times of the year around here unless they want it frozen like an ice cube!!!! Have a blast – Mom says GOOD MORNING FLORIDAAAAAAAAADOOOOOOOOODEEEEEEEEEEEE (whatever THAT means!).

      Hugs, Teddy Bean


  3. Angel Sammy never disappoints. That was an excellent poem. Lately, my life has been like that boat, but I hope I am solid ground now. Have a great day! XO


  4. That’s a terrific thankful Teddy and helping the helpless is always great. Angel Sammy, your poem made a splash with us my friend. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


    • Binky I think that you wrote a WONDERFUL poem for the photo this week! Really and truly! Thank you for playing poetry with us – it’s fun isn’t it? Having a happy home is a wonderful gift isn’t it!

      Love, Teddy


  5. We’re happy we all have a warm, food filled furever home too. Mom and dad also are thankful for the warmth on the snowy and cold days here in the outer realms of warmth. mol Your poem Angel Sammy was so right on….we loved it.



  6. Jumping rope was still big in the 80’s, and with four younger sisters, I was exposed to plenty of it. I can still remember some of the jump roping songs…. not all of which are politically correct or mentionable on a family blog!


    • Oh yeah – Mom remembers a few of those “better keep this song to ourselves” stuff when she jumped rope but there were also a lot of the “old” songs girls have sung while jumping rope forever. I bet in some little towns somewhere there’s still a jump rope here and there.

      Hugs, Teddy


  7. You take very good care of the “roaming” kitties in your neighborhood, Teddy. The poem was superb. Mom says she is pretty sure she knows what inspired it beyond just the photo. Good job! She did write a poem. Too bad she forgot to schedule her post. Here’s the link:
    Mom has a request. She’d like to see a cat in an upcoming photo. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • We will honor your Mom’s request………..!! Thanks for the thoughts on the poem this week from here and your Mom was right about what inspired it…………..of course……… 🙂

      Love, Teddy


  8. Mew Mew hellos, Angle Sammy and Teddy! I’ve never been on a boat before, but if given the chance I would pass and stay on dry land every time. Tee hee hee. There’s been lots of storms here in O-R-E Gon, but thankfully they’ve been all outside. Mom is thankful that now storms have erupted between me, the doggy and our new sisfur, Myrna. Tee hee hee.


    • Valentine I hope you and your sisfur Myrna will soon be fast friends and that all of you will definitely live happily ever after. I’m with you by the way about boats – no thanks. My humans like it but NOT ME!!!

      Happy Saturday!
      Love, Teddy


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