Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday………another week has gone by since we last thought of what we’re thankful for and shared it in the HOP – I guess I’m sounding like a broken record here but I have the same thankfuls – Mom goes for her second shot on Sunday, Dad will go the week after that, we are healthy and enjoying lots of family time and “sort of” Spring weather around here.    If you want to join in the Blog Hop – just click on Brian’s badge above and link up with us.    Maybe your “thankfuls” are more interesting than mine!

I also have Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday poetry email to share with those of you who like writing or at least reading poems that were inspired by the photos Angel Sammy gives us every Thursday.    I like seeing the photos he chooses to give to all of you to use as inspiration – looks like fun to me!    Here’s his email from the Rainbow Bridge:


It’s POETRY Day!

Welcome to another chance to share poetry with me and with all the other folks who tune in to read what we’ve written OR to share with us what THEY wrote which was inspired by the photos I give you every week.    It’s so much fun……..we have a great group of people participating and we’re always happy when someone new joins in the fun.    All you do is look at a photo that I supply every week and write a poem about what you see/feel/sense when you look at the photo.   Easy Peasy.

Here’s last week’s photo which we all used for today’s poems…………….my poem follows the photo:

“Second Thoughts”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©March 31, 2021

So here we are at the edge of the world

Waterfalls that tumble into whirlpools that swirl

We thought this would be fun but who were we kidding?

Sheer drop in this water against rocks we’ll be skidding!

We all like a challenge – true adventure is our desire

But I’d rather walk across the Grand Canyon on a tiny little wire!


This photo is mind boggling and I know most of you like me are wondering if this trio of crazies were just looking or if they intend to go over.   I think they are on the edge and deciding on a plan to go over.   Where they will meet if they all survive – which spot on the precipice looks like the best launch spot – what they’d like to be said at their funerals!

Seriously – crazy time is what this photo is.     I thought it would make for some good poetry.   Can’t wait to read yours – let us know if you wrote one and where we can read it.   I have a feeling we’ve got some whoppers this week.   As for next week’s inspirational photo – here’s what you can use for inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day:

Well times have changed – I know our kitchen never looked like this but I’m sure my Mom’s Mom’s kitchen did.    Thought we’d find something good to write a poem about with an old-fashioned look back at the way things were.   

Hope to see you next week for Poetry!   Meanwhile, take care of yourselves and stay safe………………………..

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

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy


Loved your poem Angel Sammy – I can’t wait to read everyone else’s poems for this wacky photo!    Gives me the willies just looking at it!   I love and miss you!

Hugs, Teddy


58 responses »

  1. That kitchen pic looks like it once was the most luxurious thing ever! All the (then) modern conveniences!

    A Dilemma

    Looking down there made me dizzy
    Now my soul is in a tizzy…
    To go or not to go…
    stay up here
    or fall down there
    way, way low?
    A clunk on those rocks
    Will give my head shocks…
    Nope, I’ll not be crazy
    I’m not ready
    to push up a daisy.

    Liked by 3 people

    • It’s a really scary photo to just LOOK at though isn’t it………and for the record, no way would I or anyone with any functioning brain go over that falls OR walk on a wire across the Canyon! HAHAHAHAHA

      Hugs, Pam


  2. In this kitchen you’ll find sweet chatter and ties that bind.
    In this kitchen good tastes of every kind.
    In this kitchen there is an ear
    That really listens to what it hears
    In this kitchen we laugh and wonder
    At some things that go asunder
    But in this kitchen we will stay
    As its warmth welcomes us each day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • It’s a lot of fun reading the poems isn’t it? I love finding photos I think would make for good poetry too…….and so far so good! We’ll go read yours. Glad you are participating………… 🙂

      Hugs, Pam


    • Familiar to me too that old homey kitchen………no electronic gadgetry to go wrong or need to be fixed – things were less complicated…..and tasted just as good if not better!

      Hugs, Pam


  3. That was quite the picture of the kayakers that had mom and me completely fooled. I love what Marv and Cinnamon and Koz and Jo-Jo said…a good April Fool joke. I LOVE the old fashioned kitchen!


  4. Wonderful thankfuls, I am glad your folks will be fully vaccinated soon. Angel Sammy never disappoints, that was a great poem. Sorry I skipped writing this week, but next week’s photo has me feeling inspired. Have a great day! XO


  5. Angel Sammy as always thank you for the amazing photos. This one for today was so high up in the sky it was probably quite visible from the gate of OTRB.
    I’d walk on a bed of hot coals or nails rather than stand on the precipice looking over
    I like next weeks photo
    Hugs Cecilia


    • Mom said something similar about that photo – she said “you couldn’t pay me enough to get me to even just STAND THERE much less go over the falls!”……………..EEEEEEEEK!

      Hugs, Teddy


  6. Those are wonderful thankfuls though Teddy, really! That poem is a good one but that sight sure is scary. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  7. Those 3 are crazy. That kitchen reminds me of my grandpa’s farm except that had a pantry like area that had the sink and cupboards in. Great poem. It was finally stocked good in the pet food area at WM(they haven’t been able to get much pet foods per son that works there so he knows some). Was able to get outside cats some more food and they had Jake’s Fancy Feast. He only likes beef flavor right now. Enjoy your day.


  8. That photo really scares our Mom – she couldn’t even dream about looking over the edge, never mind riding down .

    Next week’s photo reminds Mom a lot of her Grandma’s kitchen, especially the stove.\\Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • Mom remembers those kind of chairs…..that kitchen is very familiar too – her Grandmom’s kitchen looked like that. Loved your poem!! We had a GREAT batch of poetry this week!

      Hugs, Teddy


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