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!
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 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!