Happy Thursday……….well, I hope it’s a happy one anyway. I know right now a lot of us are worried and wondering what will be next in this world that has changed significantly for us in the last few weeks but I believe like many people that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. We just need to follow the guidance, stay safe, try to stay healthy, and hope for the best. Hope. Got it? Good! As for being THANKFUL, we are thankful at my house that right now we’re all healthy. We’re following guidelines and Mom and Dad are only leaving the house for ESSENTIAL purposes. I’m leaving the house just about whenever I want to because my Mom and Dad are taking me outside so ALL of us can get some fresh air from time to time! Please everyone, follow the instructions we’re being given because if we do, we’ll get rid of this awful illness FASTER and hopefully FOREVER.
Now – what else am I thankful for? I’m thankful that from his cloud at the Rainbow Bridge, Angel Sammy sent me his weekly poem…………and his invitation for you to join him in writing a poem every week based on the photos he gives you for inspiration. Here’s this week’s email/poem:
It’s Thursday again and time for us to share poetry. You know the deal – I give you a photo one week and the next week you share with us the poem you wrote based on the photo. Easy right? Well, it really is easy because writing a poem is NOT hard to do. Give it a try – you’ll see what I mean. A lot of you have humans who are having to stay home because of the virus and work restrictions so tell them to consider writing a poem as something NEW to do.
Here’s the photo from last week and my poem to go with it – if you wrote one, let us know in comments and give us your link – we’ll visit!!
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©March 25, 2020
Nothing’s as precious as having a best friend
The one you can trust until the bitter end
When everyone else lets one of us down
We can count on each other to stick around!
Down life’s road we’ll travel together
Sunshine, wind, or stormy weather
Brothers and pals we’ll always be
‘Til death do us part and our souls fly free………
We all need a best friend…………my best friends when I was alive were my Mom and Dad. The odd stray cat would come in and out of our lives through the 17 years I was alive, and I always made friends with them, but I have to say I kind of wished that I’d had a playmate when I was growing up. Mom would have happily adopted TWO kitties back when my parents got me from the shelter but Dad said “only one”. I didn’t mind being the “only”…….but it might have been fun to have someone to chase, sleep with, get into trouble with (!), and get comfort from. Don’t get me wrong – my Mom and Dad were the BEST and I loved them fiercely like they loved me……but a kitty buddy would have been different. Anyway, when my Dad recently lost his twin brother it got me to thinking how wonderful it would have been to grow up with another cat in the house like my Dad and his brother grew up together and stayed each others’ best buddy for 75 years and that’s where I got the idea for my poem this week.
Would you like to see next week’s photo?
You have a whole week to come up with a poem to go with this photo. Can you do it? You certainly can! We’ll share poems next week OK? Meanwhile, please do your best to stay healthy and even though it’s tough times for some of you right now – do what’s best for you AND those around you. Sometimes a smile is the very best medicine.
Love, Angel Sammy
Thank you Angel Sammy…………..know what? I wish we’d had some time together too before you left for the Bridge…………..and I think Mom and Dad would have enjoyed the two of us playing together and having fun. Sending you hugs Angel brother………………….