Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello friends……time for us to join in Brian’s Thankful Hop!    If you want to join in you can click his badge and link up with us.     We enjoy having one day a week to FOCUS our Thankfuls although we are truly thankful EVERY SINGLE DAY for our blessings.      Our #1 “thankful” as it is for many people is having our health.   My Mom and Dad remain OK – wear masks and keep their distance as much as possible.  I make sure they do!    I snoopervise everything they do these days and they ARE being good.

I also am happy that there is no Covid at the Rainbow Bridge and our Angels are all SAFE from that………………my brother Angel Sammy never misses a Thursday Poem either.    Here’s this week’s!


Happy Thursday from the Bridge!

Time for our weekly get-together to have some poetic fun together.  These days ANY fun together is welcome – right?    We look forward to Thursday and reading all the poems you wrote to go with the inspirational photo I give you each week.    Amazing what kind of thoughts a photo can put in your head – great material for writing poem isn’t it!

Here’s last week’s photo followed by my poem!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©September 9, 2020


A beautiful country home – a sight for the heart

The symmetry here is nothing short of art!

Gardens so cheery greet the discriminating eye

Sheer perfection from twin chimneys that reach for the sky

Trimmed shrubs and ivy add a most homey look

The beauty of the home captured in the photo they took

We hope that within this house happiness prevails

Sometimes the outer beauty surrounds inner sad tales……………


Why did I turn this poem around so drastically at the end?   Well, sometimes it’s nice to “throw a curveball” in a poem.    Lead your readers down a path and give them a surprise.    Actually for me, the poem expresses something I’ve often wondered – just because a house has beautifully trimmed shrubs and shiny windows and paint doesn’t mean that INSIDE the house it can’t be full of sadness or anger or danger.    The old saying “looks can be deceiving” comes to mind!      Poetry can simply be for fun but sometimes it can send a message or raise a question.    Anyway, I hope you like it.    I also hope you wrote a poem to share – let us know in comments so we can read it………………………………

Here’s the photo for NEXT week’s poetic get-together……………..have fun with this one!

So sweet……………………..!

So it’s a date right?    We’ll meet next Thursday and read each other’s poems for this old photo (taken in the 1800s by the way).     Meanwhile please stay safe and happy and be kind to each other!

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

Hugs from the Bridge…………Angel Sammy


Thanks for the poem dear Angel Sammy…………………..I wonder if they have any cats in that beautiful house in today’s photo – wouldn’t it be fun to wander in that garden?   I think so!!!!!  See you next week dear brother.

Love, Teddy

56 responses »

  1. I too have thought about the outside view and wondered how the inhabitants were, inside. I do that often while walking. If it’s a grand home, one I might see once in awhile, I think even more about the owners and the family inside. Yours was a wonderful poem Angel Sammy. Those tow darlings for next week will bring lots of sweetness for us to create and read.


  2. Maybe it’s your surprise turn at the end of today’s poem that made me think the young lady in next week’s doesn’t look enthusiastic about that kiss!


  3. That was a really good poem Angel Sammy and I’ll bet you’ll have fun with the next week photo. Purrfect thankful too Teddy. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  4. Beautiful place, I would love to live there..with helpers to do the lawn and gardens, MOL!! (And no hooligans to dig it up…)

    My mother used to tell me when I was a little girl making comments about not so lovely homes we would walk by, she would say, well, perhaps they can’t keep up the outside, and maybe its lovely inside! Um…well, so true:)
    Our old frame home is no castle, it seems to have more troubles each year, but it IS our home!


    • Home is where your heart is – you never know what’s beyond the exterior – and you can’t EVER assume anything about the occupants of a house no matter WHAT it looks like!! I really had NOT thought that when I started my poem – strangely it just kind of ENDED on its’ own.

      Hugs, Pam


  5. Grate poe-em with a neet twisty fore sure ‘angel’ Sammy!! LadyMew told mee shee used to go out with Hubby #1 on motorcylce ridess late at nite….they wuud go to a place called THE Lakeshore where fancy housess were. LadyMew offen wundered what went on beehind doorss an windowss of those BIG placess! Were those peepell happy> Or sad? Or wurried??
    Yore poe-em toetallee fitss her thottss!
    **purrss** BellaDharma

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  6. Good job, Angel S. Looking from a distance does not always show the truth, so we join you in hoping the house is as happy on the inside as it looks on the outside.

    Love and licks,


  7. Your twist at the end of your lovely poem is so true. We lost a neighbor up the street that we didn’t know very well a few weeks ago. She was always very nice to us when we would be out on our walks, but her husband often appeared to be rude and distant. She sadly took her life; unbeknownst to us, she had a very serious alcohol problem. We had no idea. Now we understand his ways a lot better:(

    Woos – The OP Pack


  8. That is a lovely poem, Angel Sammy. You are right with your twist at the end though. It looks so perfect outside, but does that continue on the inside, and is it too perfect to enjoy.


  9. Yes, the way of the world is that no one, even those who live in beautiful homes, escape trouble and heartaches. We liked your poem.

    And Teddy! Conga-rats on your new Cat Scout position! We know you and Cooper Murphy will do a wonderful job!


  10. Sweet Angel Sammy, you always surpurrize me with your wonderful poems. This is so true, you can’t judge from outward appearance what’s hidden within. Heartfelt my furriend💗 We skipped this week’s posties, as Summer is back again and it’s getting real hot here again until the end of next week…maybe longer. Will come by to check on you all anyway 😉 😸Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞


    • Glad you liked Angel Sammy’s poem – I just am so happy he visits me and Mom once a week still after all this time! He left us Christmas time 2016 and still finds time to write poetry at the Bridge. So you have hot weather again huh? We’ve had some NICE days and some rainy days and slightly less heat and humidity but we don’t think that will last. Weather is so unpredictible! Mom says I’m very predictible but I’m not sure I like that!!!

      Hugs, Teddy 🙂


  11. Teddy, you’re doing a great job keeping your mom and dad safe. They’re so lucky to have you! Angel Sammy, your poem so beautifully matches this beautiful image. This would be a dream home, wouldn’t it? But hopefully it would be a happy home. Purrs!


  12. Our mom sort of took her poem in an unexpected direction as well. It is hard to know what goes on behind closed doors. We liked your poem a lot, Sammy, as we always do. Next week’s photo is so precious. Hope our mom can come up with something good. We know you will. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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