Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Greetings everybody!  Happy Thursday – time for us to get together thanks to our host Brian to share what we are thankful for this week.    Life is significantly different for everyone I think during the pandemic but for us – life has slowed down so much our days are pretty much the same.    The thankful part of that is that we remain healthy and I’m trying to make sure my Mom and Dad ALWAYS remember to wear their masks and social distance and so far they are doing fine with that.    They don’t do a lot anyway away from home so I guess I’ve trained them well!   If you would like to join Brian’s Hop – just click his badge above and link up with us.

The other thing I’m thankful for every single week is that my Angel brother Sammy sent me his weekly poetic challenge – where everyone writes a poem based on a photo he gives to us each Thursday.   Here’s this week’s note from Angel Sammy:


Hello My Friends!

Good to be with you every Thursday.   I hope you enjoyed writing a poem to go with the photo I gave you last week as inspiration.    I wrote mine and I’ll share it with you below AND will give you a NEW photo to work on to write a poem for NEXT Thursday.    Having fun with poetry?   I sure am…………I hope you are too.   

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST week, followed by my poem.    If you wrote a poem this week please let us know in the comments – we want to read it!!!

“She’s A Contender!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 15, 2020


It was a high stakes tournament and it’s not looking good

It started on a dare by all the boys in the neighborhood

They knew Tommy and Harold had a friend in school

A gunky girl named Annie but they’d heard she was cool

She had a bag of marbles that she carried around

But if anyone had played marbles with her they couldn’t be found

So they decided to see if she’d play a game with them

Winner take all – this was SERIOUS business – not a whim!

Annie was up for it and the boys thought they had it made

They drew out the circle on the sidewalk in the shade

When Annie arrived she was so quiet and shy

They figured they’d win her marbles in the blink of an eye!

But to their surprise Annie was the best they’d ever seen

She won round after round until their marble bags were clean!

Harold was just plain mad but Tommy thought Annie was really groovy

He thought it might be fun to ask Annie to a movie!

Harold left the game mad because his marbles she had won

But Tommy thought Annie was cute and he’d had a lot of fun!

Much to his surprise as they were ready to say goodbye

Annie smiled at Tommy with a twinkle in her eye

She handed him back his marbles and said “thanks for not being mad….

Playing marbles with you was the best time I’ve ever had!”

That night Tommy took Annie to the ice cream parlor for a shake……

He had a feeling that it was the BEST decision that he would EVER make!


Do you think Harold and Annie might just have a future together?    Well being able to win or lose and not let it go to your head is definitely an admirable trait!   Annie was impressed anyway!

Now how about another photo for next week?    I bet you we will have some fun crafting a poem for this one:


Yep – it’s summertime and who doesn’t like watermelon?????

I hope you will have a wonderful week ahead………………please everyone stay safe…………………protect yourselves and others – wear those masks and socially distance and WASH THOSE HANDS (or PAWS!).

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

With love from the Rainbow Bridge, Angel Sammy


Thank you for visiting Angel Sammy……I love and miss you!     


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    • Great poem! It was a fun photo to write a poem for – all of Rockwell’s paintings are and I’m sure it won’t be the last time we choose one for a Photo Poem challenge!

      Hugs, Pam


    • Little Binky your poem made me smile and I know Angel Sammy loved it too!!!! We’re happy you are doing poetry with us every week. Hope you have some sunshine in your garden today – don’t overdo the tummy tanning though…..Mr. Sunshine can be mean if you get too much of him! 😉

      Love and hugs, Teddy

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  1. We girls are a force to be reckoned with! Tommie and Annie learned some important things early in their lives when they played a game of marbles. You asked if Harold and Annie might have a future together? All things are possible!


    • I realized that there could be some “girl power” in that wonderful Rockwell painting….it took me a while of studying the painting to see how very cool and subtle the details really were to telling the story. I love that about Rockwell paintings – they are fabulous art but they are also fabulous messages. I’m so glad you liked it!!!!

      Love, Pam


  2. Before I saw another word, that was a class poem! That was g-o-o-d!!!Angel Sammy, you are amazing!!~!

    I had 2 older brothers and I sure earned to play marbles. I wasn’t good at it. My brothers would collect the marbles back again that they had let me have. But I loved playing them.
    XO to you Angel Sammy and Teddy.
    Katie isabella


  3. That was a fun poem, Angel Sammy never disappoints. Next week’s photo is so adorable, thanks to your mom for finding us great inspiration. Have a nice day! XO


  4. Angel Sammy well done on finding this wonderful picture full of memories for everyone.
    I absolutely loved your poem full of fun and friends and most of all a lesson in good sportsmanship.

    Hugs and OMCs is next week’s gonna be fun


  5. Yes, those masks are important Teddy. We sure enjoyed the Angel Sammy poem, those two are very cute too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  6. Great poem. Ha,ha,ha that watermelon is bigger than the kid. Enjoy your day. A nice one here and then a really bad heat wave is coming with really high humidity.


    • That’s great – I can recall every dog we had when I was a little girl growing up LOVED watermelon too…..what’s not to love right? Cold, refreshing – FUN! Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem for this week about marbles….

      Hugs, Pam

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    • It’s a cute photo isn’t it? A lot of the photos Mom found of babies with watermelons had the baby IN the watermelon eating around the edge – those were cute too but this one “GOT HER” !!

      Hugs, Teddy


  7. That is a lovely poem, Angel Sammy. The boy in the red hat looked full of admiration, but the other boy didn’t look too happy. I think there was a good chance that it was the start of a very long friendship, maybe even leading to marriage one day in their future.


  8. Awww, that was a great poem, and a great story too. Mom used to play marbles with her brother when she was young. He beat her a lot but she was pretty good too.

    Woos ~ Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  9. Absolutely brilliant poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy!! You xcelled yoreself this week!!
    LadyMew sayss Harold an Annie make a furry cute ‘puppy love’ pair!
    Teddy yore artsy foto iss furry purrty today…..
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew


  10. Sammy, that is a first rate poem. Our mom likes poems like this that tell a real story. It reminds her of one she wrote a really, really long time ago. She’ll send it to you sometime. Mom wasn’t really happy with her poem this week. Next week’s photo looks like it will be fun. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


    • Glad you liked the poem – it was fun to write and really I had NO IDEA where it would take me as I began writing it. I seem to do that a lot – let the words take me with them instead of having it all in my head when I begin writing. Anyway, we liked your poem for this past week and I bet you we have a lot of FUN poetry this week too with that adorable baby and his “pet watermelon” !!

      Hugs, Angel Sammy
      p.s. Mau sends his love……….. ❤


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