Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hi everybody. Ready to share your Thankfuls this week on Brian’s Blog Hop? Good – me too. If you want to link up just click Brian’s badge above and join in.    These days we need to make sure we ARE thankful and Brian gives us a forum to share those things in.

We’re mighty thankful that we still have our health……we have minor things but no major things and no virus.    BIG THANKFUL.    Also thankful that most of the leaves are down in our yard because now our landscaper can come and blow them all into the woods and the yard will be CLEAN!     I kind of like leaves as many of you know – but once the weather turns cold, even leaves can’t keep the cold out so I pretty much am finished enjoying a nice cool bed of leaves.

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy sent us his poem this week………………..wanna see?


Happy Poetic Thursday

Another week has flown by for all of you hasn’t it.    At the Rainbow Bridge there’s no time……………but we see the struggles you all have with time and wish we could help.    We wish we could help in many ways but sometimes humans have to help themselves – this is one of those times.     Take care of yourselves, do all the right things and that will make ALL of us happy!

Now – how about poetry?   That makes me happy and I think those of you who are trying out the joy of writing a poem find that it makes you happy too.    If you’ve never written a poem then why not start now?    Every week I give you a photo to use as inspiration – you have a WHOLE WEEK to think of a poem and have it ready to share the following Thursday.   I can’t wait to see what you wrote for the photo I gave you last week……………’s the photo followed by MY poem:

“Never Too Old”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©November 18, 2020

Here we are on a magical adventure

With no nursing home people providing censure!

Nobody to stop us from having some fun

You with your umbrella so you’re out of the sun

This skateboard we found on the path does the trick!

Let’s act like youngsters again – hop on quick!

I’ll hold you steady and pull you along

We’re having a ball – doing nothing wrong

All of us no matter what age have an inner child

Today we’re letting that out and going wild!


HA!    I had maybe five or six ideas of where to take my poem for you today but this one was the winner in the end.    That joy on their faces – the fun of maybe doing something totally fun and silly and wild.    Why not?    Maybe not dressed for the public but who cares?!     Clothes don’t make the person – – – the heart does.

So did you write a poem?   Great – let us know you did and give us the link to where we can read it………OR write it in Teddy’s comments on his blog.    Either way, we invite you to share a poem every week.   It’s good for the soul and it’s fun!

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s poetry………………you have a week to come up with something!    ‘Tis the season (for high electric bills!)

Wonder how long it takes to do something like this?      My Mom strings some white lights on the railing on the front porch and puts candle lamps in the windows and it takes her about ten minutes.   HAHAHA

Anyway, have fun coming up with a poem for the photo – I think it will be another FUN one!   I’ll see you next Thursday OK?  OK!


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

Love Always, Angel Sammy


Thanks Angel Sammy – I love your poem this week.   We can be happy at any age – it’s in the attitude right?   Right!    

Hugs, Teddy


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54 responses »

  1. A sweet and funny poem, Angel Sammy! Being young at heart and having an inner child is the way to live as we get up in years. I have always encouraged my inner child, I think she keeps my sense of funny alive and we all need to laugh and have a great sense of humor. I really relate to your words today!


    • Angel Sammy hit the right spot with me too. I absolutely have an inner child – it’s not QUITE as active as it could be but I have to restrain myself sometimes around my “no inner child” husband! HAHAHAHA Anyway, a sense of humor is definitely a good thing to have throughout life but especially in times like these. Glad you liked the poem today!! Next week’s makes me laugh. I think there will be a lot of “over decorating” this year.

      Hugs, Pam

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      • SSNS appreciates my inner child and occasionally finds his inner child. You know this is a big psychology thing. It is fun today. I even read up on inner child this morning in tribute to my psychology classes in college. Right now I am encouraging my inner child listening to Christmas music on Pandora. HOHOHO!


        • My inner child REALLY comes out at Christmas. I get incredibly excited about the whole thing….especially when David and I get our stockings down from the mantel to see what’s inside! When I was little, my brother and I would wake up on Christmas morning (probably at 2AM!) and go wake up Mom and Dad to ask to go downstairs and see what Santa brought. Mom always said “it’s too early!” (they’d been up half the night putting things together, wrapping stuff, etc.)…………….she’d say she would go downstairs and get the stockings Santa would have filled and we could enjoy them until Mom and Dad got up. It worked. That was the one thing I ALWAYS looked forward to back then and still do today although we open them and our gifts AFTER I make sausage gravy and biscuits Christmas morning (another tradition I’ve kept). Christmas music does it to me too – I’m already playing my Christmas CDs at home and in the car! LOL It’s fun to be young again at least once a year (hahahahahaha).

          Love, Pam

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          • My inner child gets a little anxious and befuddled at Christmas. Too much pressure to be happy and merry… live up to high expectations. We just live in my little bubble… Ha! Did I read sausage gravy and biscuits? We have those orange rolls that you smack the can on the edge of the counter… our Christmas tradition for Christmas morning. I think we should adopt your Christmas morning breakfast tradition!


  2. Sammy, you captured one of the essences of being human – fun at heart – and this pic is evidence! You’ve given me an idea – FUN – just added to my ideas list for a future beach walk.


    • Your house looks beautiful for holidays – I think lights INSIDE are just as important as outside – we are mostly IN our homes and it’s nice to have all the decorations to enjoy OURSELVES – the outside ones are for the world to enjoy!!

      Hugs, Teddy


  3. That was an excellent poem, as always. I look forward to writing one for next week- I LOVE CHristmas lights. Thanks to your mom for finding great photo prompts. Have a wonderful day! XO


  4. Leaves can be fun, T., but I agree. they can get old. Then we need the lawn guys. I used to be afraid of the crunching, but now I am brave and I crunch away like a champ.

    Love and licks,


  5. I know I have an inner child, I can be just as silly as some much younger than myself…and at my work, no one has an clue about my age…I can work circles around some of them…its fun to be silly!! And it sure helps with the moods I see these days…if I can make a resident smile, then I have done my job, I think.

    And I nearly choked with glee about the nursing home censure…you betcha!

    That pic for next week would be a great teaser image:)


  6. We are always so happy to know that you’re all remaining healthy, Teddy. Angel Sammy, this photo prompt and your accompanying poem were so much fun! I certainly can’t ride a skateboard nearly as well as those two can. And I love the new prompt you chose! It immediately gave me an idea. Purrs!


  7. What a terrific poem. We are really sorry our mom missed writing one about this photo. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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