Thank goodness it’s Thursday – and we can all be thankful together again. I’m very thankful that Brian hosts this Hop – we can share our thankfuls and be reminded how lucky we are every week. This week I’m super thankful that my Mom is doing so well after her surgery – she will be discharged from home care on Monday then start outpatient therapy. YAY MOM! Of course I’ve been of significant help – rooting her on from the sidelines – staying out of her “lane of traffic” in the halls so she doesn’t step on me – and keeping her company when she’s napping thanks to pain meds. I’m ALSO thankful Angel Sammy’s poem arrived in time for me to share it with you as I do every week!
Welcome to Poetry Day!
Hi everybody. Time for us to share poetry with each other – hopefully you used the photo I gave you last week as inspiration and came up with something to share with us all today. I wrote mine AND I also found a new photo to give you as inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s Poetry Day. Ready to start?
Here’s the photo from last week. My Mom absolutely LOVED “I Love Lucy” and I’m sure there are some of you who have never even heard of it. A truly crazy weekly comedy with Lucille Ball and Dezi Arnaz. This photo was a shot from the adventure Lucy and Ethel (her “bestie”) had working in a candy company. All they had to do was package up the chocolates as they came down the line………well…….the supervisor thought they were doing so well they could SPEED UP the line a bit……Lucy and Ethel had to resort to eating them, hiding them in their clothes, ANYTHING in order to keep up with the line. Hilarious? OH YES INDEED!
“Speed Things Up!”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©January 28, 2021
It seemed like a good idea at the time
A decision based not on reason or rhyme
Getting a job in a candy shop
Candy being produced practically non-stop!
Package them up in boxes lickity split
No time to think – no time to sit
If you did a good job, they’d speed up the line
If you could keep up with the candy you were doing just fine
The supervisor decided the line could move FASTER
If you weren’t able to keep up it could be a disaster!
Lucy and Ethel decided candy packaging was not “the life”
It was much less hectic – and more safe – to be a housewife!
That particular show about the candy shop was a classic. Talk about a good excuse for a giggle…………………anyway, that was fun and I think you’ll enjoy the photo I have as inspiration for your poem for NEXT Thursday too! Here it is and you have a whole week to work on your poem to share with us next week………….
Talk about the WILD WILD WEST. Looks like the genuine article. There’s even a “saloon dog” on the floor by the bar. What tales he could tell! So this is your inspiration for a poem for next Thursday – give it a try – you might have fun coming up with something to share!
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and above all SMILE……………………..we have a lot more to smile about than we did a few weeks ago RIGHT? RIGHT!
Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy………and thanks to you for helping me take care of Mom. She’s behaving pretty well though I must admit! See you next week……………..