Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello!  It’s “dual-purpose Thursday” for us.    First is voicing what we’re thankful for this past week on our friend Brian’s blog and if you’d like to see other people’s thankfuls OR link up with your own list of thankfuls, click Brian’s badge above and join us.

Second is Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday where we all write a poem which is inspired by a photo he gives us every week.   We get a WEEK to come up with a poem to share the following Thursday.  Fun!

So – my thankfuls for this past week include perfect weather for me to be outside (even if it’s with snoopervision by my humans!).    I am most likely a formerly feral guy before I wound up at the animal shelter where my parents adopted me so I still like to hunt, like fresh air, like to nap on the grass or under a bush and my Mom and Dad will sit out in the yard and indulge me in continuing with my favorite thing which is the wild blue yonder.   I’m a very lucky boy.

Now let’s get to Sammy’s poetry AND yours too!


Ready for some Poetry??

I hope so……………I look forward to Thursdays every week.   So many of you write such GREAT poetry based on the photos I give you – isn’t it fun to use a photo for inspiration?  I try to find really fun/cool/interesting photos for us to use as inspiration too!     If you wrote a poem, just let us know in comments and give us a link so we can read your poetry OR you can even write your poem in comments.    

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday to use for THIS Thursday’s poem……………and after it, you’ll find my poem for the photo!

“Tough Landing!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©August 4, 2021


What draws my eye to this massive slide

Is what awaits the kids as down it they ride

Three kids on the slide at the very same time

There’s bound to be a pile up on everyone’s behind!

I hope the slide is slow and gives everyone a chance

To gently touch the kid in front and barely touch their pants!

The line is getting longer as more kids wait their turn

If the sun’s been shining on the metal slide their bare skin is gonna burn!!


My Mom says she clearly remembers making a mistake of getting on a slide in the hot summer and finding the ride down was HOT HOT HOT on the skin but kids never think of that stuff when they see a slide.    The slide at this park is a very popular item – I wonder if it’s a brand new addition to the park and that’s why the line is so long?    

Now I will show you the photo that you have a WHOLE WEEK to use as inspiration for a poem to share with us NEXT Thursday when we meet again………..hope you think you will enjoy writing a poem for this one.

Gosh – do you suppose these were really comfortable in their day?    Practical?    Easy on and off?    Lots of questions………maybe we’ll answer them in our poems!!    

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

I may be gone but I’ll love all my friends forever!   

Hugs, Angel Sammy


Thanks Angel Sammy for your poem this week.  I bet there are a lot of wonderful poems our friends have written and I’m going to read all of them.  Of course I always like yours best but after all – you are my brother!

Love, Teddy

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  1. Oh, MY! I am glad I do not have to wear like that! My aching feet…and right now I have two sore toes…those boots would squash them. OUCH!

    First you learn
    How to climb
    a ladder tall;
    Then its fun for all!
    Climb up high;
    Wait your turn…
    Slide down fast,
    Easy as pie.
    Giggle with glee…
    Run back, return-
    Careful not to fall..
    Just slide down
    On your bum…
    not your crown!

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  2. Playgrounds today are all “safety zones” … so unlike the ones we grew up with! Maybe better … then again … ? Over at Zoolatry we’re offering up our poetry today!


  3. Teddy, I remember a slide not quite that tall but it was intimidating to 7 year old me. I finally got the courage to try and oh my, what fun! I went on the big girl’s slide always after that!


  4. You are very lucky, Teddy. I do not have the time, or energy, to take Chris and Frankie outside more than once or twice a week. Plus it can be too hot and humid sometimes. I like Sammy’s poem. It reminds me of childhood.


    • It could have been a slide anywhere I guess….Mom assumed park because so many people and most schools in that time were pretty small but all that really matters is the memories of slides and the excitement of going down and back around to the ladder for some more fun! Someone else remembered using wax paper to sit on for a FASTER ride and that brought back something my Mom had forgotten which was trying that once and flying down the slide so fast it scared her BIG TIME! THanks for your wonderful poem……..

      Hugs, Teddy


  5. That is an excellent poem. I would not have wanted to go down that slide as a child-too big and too many kids. 🙂 Have a great day. XO


  6. Great thankfuls Teddy. I was a feral kitten and when younger was always great for hunting albeit in the house I caught a few Introoders. Love your Poem too. Dad says this photo brought back so many good memories. That is the time of life when we are truly innocent and looking towards a bright future. Purrs
    Angel Timmy


  7. sam o bacon….grate poem this week dood….bringz bak lotz oh memoreez for de food servizz gurl for sure !!!! ♥♥♥

    ted o nator can ewe pleez and thanx N joyz sum oh that fresh airz and grazz for uz….we get two de garage and thatz it….de concreet junglez onlee fun bout de furst few timez yur sneekin round in it !!! 🙂


    put sum wax paper
    on de start oh de slide slope
    sit on it then ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHOOOOOOOOOOSH !!!


    de gurl said her and her friendz did that … cauz it made de slide ride soooper fast 🙂


  8. We are really sorry our mom did not write a poem this week. She thought about it long and hard, and it brought up lots of memories of the time her two nursery school compatriots, Ty and Randy, tied an electrical cord around her neck and pushed her down the slide. Guess that was one life down for her. MOL! Nasty burn on her neck, but at least she wasn’t asphyxiated. Kids are so, so dumb. Anyhoo, we cannot imagine so many kids on the slide at one time. We do not think they make them out of metal these days. Teddy, you are a lucky kitty to get almost all the outside time you want. Love to all. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet


    • Holy cow that cord around the neck thing is SCARY……!!!! Thank heavens it didn’t have a tragio ending – I hope those nursery school friends got a bit of a “talking to” !!!! No worries about no poem – you all have your hands full already!

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


  9. Mom remembers well those hot slides and thinks she used a towel to ride down. She didn’t like the long lines on the stairs up because it was too easy to get a foot in the mouth. But she loved playing choo choo train down the slide:)

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  10. Furabuluss poe-em ‘angel’ Sammy!! LadyMew reememburrs a few VERY *hot* metal slide ridess when shee was a kitt two!

    An Teddy you reelly landed on yore pawss when Miss Pam an hee Mistur ‘dopted you! They REELLY ‘get’ you!
    Wishin all of youss’ a lovelee weekend.
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an ❤ LadyMew


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