Thankful Thursday and Poetry


WOO HOO!   Thursday again and time to share our thankfuls with each other courtesy of our host Brian.    If you would like to join the Hop – click the badge above and link up with us.    I am totally thankful for all the kind people who have written to my Mom to wish her luck with her surgery tomorrow – she’s getting a brand new hip!   It’s just so nice that people take time to write and send her encouragement.  She’s had surgeries before but not a joint replacement.   At least she only has to be in the hospital overnight.  I will miss her (so will Dad).     I’m also thankful that so far so good with our health here at my house.   These days that’s definitely something to be thankful for.

I have Angel Sammy’s poem to share with you – I received it last night via RAINBOW BRIDGE EMAIL SERVICE!!


Hello Poetic Friends!

Thursdays seem to come around faster and faster don’t they.    It’s fine with me since I love sharing poetry with all of you but time FLIES these days.    I’ll encourage all of you to give writing a poem a try – we have several followers who do write a poem and share it but if you’re hesitating for some reason to try and write a poem – don’t!   YOU CAN DO IT!    There are so many forms of poetry too….doesn’t even have to rhyme or be a long poem.    It’s just fun to be creative.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for writing this week’s poem to share………………………….followed by my poem:

“Wear Your Coat”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©January 13, 2021


We watched the house next door being built much to our surprise

We thought it was a hallucination or a problem with our eyes!

We wondered what would happen on the first day of summer

We thought watching your home melt would certainly be a bummer!


HA!    I actually wrote a VERY VERY long poem then whacked about 3/4 of it out when I realized it was becoming rather silly.   I mean it’s tempting to say two Eskimos were moving in – or people who owned trained seals – or something like that so I just left it SHORT and SWEET!   I’m sure you wrote something better……….and if you did – please share it with us!   Just tell us in comments and we’ll read it!

Here’s your photo for NEXT Thursday.   Now I have to say that I am hopeful that my Mom will be back at the computer by next Thursday – I think she will.   I guess if we have a blog post up for Thursday then you’ll know for sure right?

Love this!

Your job is to use this photo as a stepping stone to your poem…….what do you see/feel/think about when you see this photo…………..put it into words and voila – you have a poem!    We’ll share next Thursday OK?

Meanwhile please stay safe and healthy…………………………your Rainbow Bridge Angels are watching……………

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 Thursdays with you!

Hugs, Teddy

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  1. Igloos are nice
    Made from snowy ice-
    Blocks, row on row
    The ice keeps all cool…
    Beware of the sun though,
    else, it will all be a pool!

    There is my silly little ditty!

    And tomorrow is *your* big day…you might need some of that ice on your surgery site, we use a lot of ice packs at my work!! Or cooling ‘sleeves’. Hubby had one brought to the home, it was very helpful.

    Praying for a good surgery tomorrow with a good outcome as well. And I hope you’ll soon be home again and on the road to recovery.

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    • Ingrid THANK YOU so much……..I’m so READY for the surgery and I hope to be back at the computer in just a few days. Will miss coming here every day. I love your poem!!!!! Fun!!

      Hugs to you – stay safe…………..Pam

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  2. That was fun, Angel Sammy! If it melts they will have to get a tent.
    I hope the surgery goes well tomorrow and you are soon on the road to recovery.


    • Thanks Jackie…… too. I loved this photo when I saw it – I thought we’d all have some fun writing about it. I know it’s photoshopped but it’s just so FUNNY!

      Hugs to you – stay safe…….love, Pam


  3. I thought it was a golf ball too!
    I know that you have to have someone in to help if you are going home after 1 day. I never dreamed that was possible. I thought patient needed to stay for therapy at least for awhile. But times have changed and I love your attitude and positive expectations. They will, of course, come true…all those expectations. The time for pain free freedom is at hand. XO from Katie Isabella.


    • Things are on fast track these days between the virus and advancements in treatment and surgical techniques. This anterior hip replacement surgery is amazing compared to the “old way”……I actually will have therapy in the hospital before I get to go home. THEN Home Health comes and takes over after that. I really am looking forward to the surgery and to be able to take walks with my husband and enjoy day trips, etc. again. The pain is SOOOO tiring!!!!! Sending you hugs……………

      Love, Pam


    • Wonderful poem as always Mimi……….and thank you for the prayers for tomorrow. I am going to be CAREFUL of course but I intend to be back on my feet taking walks with my husband in record time!


  4. That was a cute poem from Angel Sammy. I know he will be watching over you during your surgery. And I will be praying for all to go well and a speedy recovery. XO


  5. I hope your Mom’s surgery goes well. My father-in-law got a new knee and was walking around on it way faster than the doctors thought possible. I think if you are good about doing the exercises they give you it heals faster.


  6. That’s such a cute poem!!! We’re all sending purrs and prayers to your Mom for a super successful surgery and quick healing. We’ll be thinking of her tomorrow. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  7. Oh Angel Teddy I love it…often less is better…I ran into that same problem when working on mine to day too.

    Healing hugs to your precious mom after her hip replacement tomorrow. My friend had a hip replace a few years ago. It was really a PITT prior to surgery..the day after 100% pain free.
    Hugs Cecilia


  8. sam o bacon

    we haz been offline sinz last yeer; 1837….we N joyed two dayz poem and hope de peepulz
    livin ther put in sum windowz 🙂

    ted o nator; frum de commintz a bove we iz reedin yur mom hasta haz sir jerry….we due knot
    noe what kind… but pleez noe we bee sendin purrayerz her way for much succezz

    we hope de road ta ree coveree iz a smooth one and her can get bak ta her regular roo teen
    in noe time ♥♥♥


    • Dear Tabbies and Food Service Gurl….Mom is getting a new hip. She will be the world’s oldest hippy after this I guess. She goes in this morning and comes home tomorrow and I am already thinking of all the things I can do to make her extra comfy. I won’t lie on her tummy and I won’t chew her hair. Any other advice?

      Mom says BIG HUG to you and I say BIG HUGS TOO……..double BIG HUGS
      Love, Ted O Nator and the Hippy


  9. Hi Guys! Thanks for the the great inspiration photo this week!
    We also want to wish your Mom good luck for her surgery tomorrow. The waiting is always the worst. We are purraying she recovers quickly and can take you, Teddy, out for romps in the woods! Sending our love and have a marvellously Happy Day!


    • Your poem was FABULOUS – so happy you joined us – keep up the good work – we’ll look for you NeXT week too!!!!!! Mom is ready for her surgery. She’s psyched up this morning!

      Hugs, Teddy


  10. Grate poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy! Yore so tallented.
    Teddy pleese meow to Miss Pam wee will purray an **purr** fore her on Friday. Guud shee iss stayin overnite….shee needss to bee monnytored. LadyMew leerned that back inn 2005.
    Oh an Miss Pam LadyMew hopess you talked ’bout ‘post-op’ medss…
    Shee was given Fentanyl an had a MAJOR allerrick reeaction! So pleese bee carefull. Guud Luck.
    Wee ❤ LOVE ❤ all of youss'…..
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} LadyMew


    • Mom says thanks for all the information/advice……she hasn’t had any reaction to meds before but she also told her surgeon she didn’t want any type of opioid PERIOD. Hopefully she can hang in there with Tylenol. Anyway, thanks a whole lot for the good wishes!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  11. We send you the very best wishes for successful surgery and quick and complete recovery!!! We will cross our paws for you and Mom will add you to her prayer list.

    We wonder how long that igloo will last with all the green grass we see – or maybe they have a secret to share about how to make snow last forever – we want to know THAT secret.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  12. Lol that is awesome. When I first saw the photo, I thought it was a golf ball….it kinda looks like one yeah? And as you may know…golf is very popular over here! Not really a fan though.


  13. Purrs, prayers, and well wishes to your mom, Teddy! And what a fun poem, Angel Sammy! This poetry challenge is such a joy every week. Thank you for hosting it!


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