Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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THANKFUL THURSDAY is here!    We celebrate that thanks to Brian who gives us a chance to talk out loud about what we are thankful for.    Click his badge and link up with us.    After we are thankful we get POETIC with Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday.    So Thursday is busy around here!     We’re very thankful to say not only is our weather becoming more Spring-ish but we are still healthy here at my house.   Mom and Dad have been waiting/waiting/waiting for their vaccine but probably will be waiting quite a while longer so I’m happy they are remaining healthy.

Now, what do you say we take a look at the email Angel Sammy sent last night from his Rainbow Bridge laptop?

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Let’s Get Poetic!

Happy Thursday everyone.   Our time to share poetry based on a photo.   Always a challenge.    I’m so happy that many of you have been joining in on this fun exercise in creativity and I hope man more of you decide to give it a whirl.   If you write a poem, you can tell us you did and give us your link in my COMMENTS.   We’ll visit and see what you came up with.   It’s a fun exercise using a photograph as our inspiration for a poem.    We all see the same photo but we come up with our OWN way to “look” at it!

Here’s last week’s photo and my poem:

“Fearless Sun Worshippers”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©February 24, 2021

 

Crowded beaches are a rare sight these days

Ignoring social distancing at the ocean and in other ways

The call of the sun and water is quite strong

But overdoing almost anything is terribly wrong

If you go to the beach to enjoy peace and quiet

The noise at a crowded beach is like attending a riot!

When I visit a beach it’s to walk along the sea at dawn

There are no people around – all the noise is gone

Or I might go at sunset at the end of the day

When sun worshippers are home nursing sunburn in some medicinal way

I like hearing seagulls and waves rushing to shore

I’ll enjoy each restful sound until peaceful beaches are no more…………..

 

First of all, I’m dedicating this to my Mom……in fact I wrote it like SHE would have written it.    

One day I’m sure beaches will all look like the one in this photo as people escape the heat in the summer – or they will become so polluted nobody will go to the beach any longer – and I hope I’m VERY VERY wrong about that!    The beach is there for everyone to enjoy but we must protect wildlife, not pollute our water, and hope that the beauty of our world will be around for all to enjoy for eons to come.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s photo and remember – tell us in COMMENTS if you wrote a poem you’d like to share.   

OH YES – I love this photo…………………….I bet there will be some super poems about this little (?) bundle of wagon-riding baby!     Remember, this is your inspiration for NEXT week’s Thursday poem to share so get to thinking NOW about what you could write!!    I know I’ve already got some ideas.

In the meantime, have a good week – keep safe – your Angels are watching……………………………….

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Love next week’s photo Angel Sammy and you really honored our Mom with your poem THIS week with the crowded beach – Mom has NEVER enjoyed crowded beaches.    I hope you and all our Angels at the Bridge will keep watch over us all…………………until we meet at the Gate.

YAY – the snow is gone!!!!   Love, Teddy

 

 

 

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  1. What a crowd,
    Their noise is loud.
    And where’s the sand?
    Lets just go to dreamland
    Where pristine’s the land –
    And the waters are blue…
    ahhh…
    isn’t *that* grand?!

    That baby has a frown that seems to say, well, a few days ago, I DID fit into this here wagon!! Wahhh….now how am I going to go for a nice ride?

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  2. Lovely poem, Angel Sammy. I agree, beaches are best at sunset when you can walk along the shore in peace and quiet.
    That face for next week’s poem!

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    • Well done on the poems! Two for one this week!! I look at that photo and it just floors me – even pre-pandemic if I saw a beach like this I would avoid it at all cost. Beaches for me need to be serene and “de-populated” before I’ll pitch my umbrella and chair. I am no longer a sun-worshipper but beaches still call to me….the sounds and smell of the ocean – I miss that.

      Have a great day…….thanks for being poetic with us.
      Hugs, Pam

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  3. I’m afraid that no waterfront is safe any longer from the ravages of garbage and trash. IT amazes me why people will do that.
    I may actually give this picture a try. Sammy, you look so adorable at your podium. I look forward to it every Thursday. XO

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  4. I have the same thoughts about the beach and ocean as your words have stated. No surprise there, Pam… er, Sammy! We will take the primitive beaches over the lets show off beaches. I hope the beaches survive the thoughtlessness of humans but I don’t have a lot of faith in our ability or willingness to treat our oceans and ocean beings with respect. All we can do is do our part and we really keep that in our minds, hearts, and actions. Good Morning!

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    • Amen to your wise words dear Pix. We’ve trashed our entire world including our beaches and oceans…..there are some efforts to turn that around but EONS of ignoring our excesses and nonchalance can’t be erased. It’s really sad! GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND SSNS!!!!!!

      Hugs, Pam

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  5. We are sure thankful y’all are okay too Teddy. That was a good poem, my Dad said if he went to the beach and saw that crowd he’d just turn around a go home. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    • My Mom has never been to a beach that looked like this – the closest she’s come to it would be Ocean City, Maryland and that was back in the late 60s. The beaches in Bermuda were beautiful pink sand and maybe two people every 500 feet. Nice! When Mom lived in Florida in the 70s Clearwater was a retirement town with VERY few young people/beach types living there. Things sure have changed!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Excellent poem. It seems that everything is crowded, especially prior to COVID. Next week’s photo is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day. XO

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    • What a wonderful poem and I left a comment about it on your blog. You are a sunrise/sunset girl like I am and many, MANY others are. I paid dearly for my ignorance about sun worshipping back in my 20s with serious skin cancers in my later years. Give me a shady spot where I can HEAR the ocean and SMELL the ocean but “far away from the madding crowd” !

      Hugs, Pam

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  7. Hi Teddy and Mom and Angel Sammy! Thinking about what to write about that crowed beach brought back memories of the places Mom loves. She was hoping to get out to the west coast this spring, but we are not allowed to travel here. We love your thankfuls too! You guys are awesome, have a marvellously happy day!

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    • My Mom and Dad were hoping to take their October trip to Maine this year since they had to cancel last year. Still up in the air about it……….they sure do miss going. One day soon we hope people can go back to doing their favorite things.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. Our mom is praying for the time when she and Dad can get back to their quiet beach in Tortola. She would never go to that horribly crowded one…no fun at all. She did write a somewhat similar poem. Here’s the link: https://thecatonmyhead.com/thankful-for-no-seizures/
    Next week’s photo sure gave us a good chuckle. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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  9. Love the poem! I was on a beach like that when I was a kid, we were tourists and couldn’t care less about the crowds – we were at the OCEAN! Now however, No Thank You – MOL!

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    • When I was little we lived on Long Island and went to the beach often but either my Mom and Dad found spots where nobody else was or it was never crowded because I have old black/white photos of us with nobody else around! Now those were the GOOD OLD DAYS!

      Hugs, Pam

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  10. Dad says he remembers those days at the “Joisy Shore” when you couldn’t get a drop of suntan oil between folks. We sure hope it returns to that some day soon. But, a question Sammy!
    Where and When did that kid get in our Wagon?

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  11. Mom loves a quiet beach. She too enjoys the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sun when it isn’t too hot But that is one crazy HUGE crowd – not for her at all. But then we don’t live close enough to the shore any more to even visit one:(

    Hope your peeps get their vaccine soon. Mom and Dad have had #1 and are scheduled for #2 in a couple of weeks.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    • Yes indeed – if only man WOULD control it. Actually there are some places where efforts are being made to control it but it’s just a drop in the bucket (so to speak) – but each victory is something to celebrate.

      Hugs, Pam

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  12. What a grate poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy! LadyMew used to love goin to SAUBLE BEECH an allso KELSO BEECH which iss 4 blockss away frim us. Butt now shee can not walk THAT far! An of coarse with reestrictionss no one seemss to go anywhere…an it ISS still Winter here…
    Teddy you look so happy out on THE lawn! Wee have 3 feet of snow an chunkss of ice from THE drain pipess….UGH…
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

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    • I think MAYBE we won’t have any more snow – at least I’m hoping so. We will have rain today but that’s OK with me. I don’t know what a beach is like but Mom says “lots of sand” so I’m thinking it’s like a great big huge litter box?

      Hugs, Teddy

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  14. We’re so glad you’re all staying healthy, Teddy! And what a fantastic poem for this busy beach, Angel Sammy! The new prompt was so fun to work with. We’re actually sharing our poem tomorrow, Tuesday, for Dr. Seuss Day. Purrs!

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