Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday!    Time for us to talk about things we’re thankful for.    I have to admit that I’m thankful we haven’t had any snow yet – yes we had a very very minor dusting (lasted about 60 seconds) yesterday morning but nothing before that or since.    We’ve had snow as early as October so I’m not complaining believe me that we haven’t had snow.    Also very thankful that the Christmas tree is up because I LOVE LOVE LOVE lying under it like so many of us do!     Thankful as well that my Dad gets his booster on the 6th – then Mom and Dad will be as vaccinated as possible and I hope that keeps them protected.    Mom says she thinks boosters will be required for everyone until – – – well – – – maybe a very long time if these variants keep cropping up!

Anyway, on to happier things – like Angel Sammy’s POETRY THURSDAY post………ready?   Let’s do it.



Hi everyone.   Hope you are well since we last met.    We Angels are working overtime lately keeping our humans healthy and keeping the world as safe as we can.   Of course we are just assisting the Higher Power in that but at least we feel like we’re helping!      Meanwhile poetry keeps our SOULS happy – right?

You know the drill – I give you a photo and you have a week to think about it and write a poem based on how the photo makes you feel then we share it the following Thursday…………..and before you say it – YES YOU CAN WRITE POETRY – everyone can write poetry!    Honest!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week for today’s poem exchange…………and my poem follows the photo.

“Our Home”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©December 1, 2021

You wouldn’t suspect it at first sight

But this planet is in a bit of a plight

The occupants aren’t taking great care

There’s hunger, sickness and despair

There’s waste, pollution and death

Too many are taking their very last breath

We know these things to be true

Yet we delay and debate what to do

As Angels do as much as they can

It’s up to each woman and man

To not waste or squander the gift

And cause the blue planet to shift

From the vibrant orb we call home

To a dark, deserted planet all alone…………..


Well I certainly hope not……………if we remember we should take better care of this beautiful world we live in and take care to live in peace then maybe – just maybe – we can turn things around.    My Mom is fond of saying “things sure are different now than they were when I was a kid”……..I guess I understand that now.

SO – how about another photo for NEXT week’s poetry day?    Meanwhile if you wrote one based on the Planet Earth photo, PLEASE tell us you did in comments and include a link to your post so we can read it.   If you don’t have a link – you can always write your poem in our comments here and everyone can see it!

Oh yes………….the dreaded Santa visit.    Actually lots of kids love it……………below is a photo of someone who appears MESMERIZED!

Sam's Mom Seeing Santa First Time

Yep – that’s my Mom……………I think she might have been wondering why Santa had a prison number on his chair (haha) and why his moustache was falling off his face????

So that’s it for this week everyone – have fun with the Santa photo and we’ll compare notes and poems next Thursday.

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

Big Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge……it’s been five years today since I left for the Bridge and I miss being in my house, my yard, under my Christmas tree, getting hugs from Mom and Dad……and many other things…..but I will see you ALL one day.   I can promise you that!    Thanks to everyone for loving me while I was here……… was a wonderful life. 

Love, Sammy


Dear Angel Sammy…….you are missed – by everyone……………I miss you and I never even met you.    We are brothers though and one day I can hug you in person!

Hugs, Teddy



61 responses »

  1. Awww, that picture of you, Miss Pam is o sweet! I wonder what you were thinking…and next weeks, pic, those toddlers think they are being held by a big monster! They want to escape!

    Here is my poem with a vague reference to the same thought as you had…oops as Angel Sammy!

    Our Globe

    The earth – well it spins,
    On its axis they say.
    One side gets night-time,
    The other side – day!

    Serenely floating –
    A big blue ball
    Spacemen saw it so serene
    They saw it all.

    Take care of our earth,
    As it spins round and round –
    On that axis, you know…
    Such beauty – Air, water and ground!


    • Beautiful poem Ingrid…..I expect a lot of people may do similar poems to ours -looking at Earth from space it looks so serene and beautiful but we know that here – right here – things are far from serene! Thanks for contributing a poem – I think photos are amazing inspiration. I love next week’s photo – I’ve often imagined that being a “Santa” is not necessarily a FUN job!!!

      Hugs, Pam


  2. Oh, your mom was so lucky to get to visit the Santa at the prison! The inmates are always on their best behavior to get that community service job! It beats being the elf who has to hook up the eight flying man eating otters to the sleigh…


  3. That is a lovely poem, Angel Sammy. From space Earth looks beautiful and peaceful, but the reality is very different mankind seems determined to destroy it.
    We had our boosters on Monday. We had sore arms after but Ivor’s is okay now. Mine is still sore but that is the most common side effect.


    • I wish we’d treat this beautiful planet better too…… we sure can tell lately that it’s not happy with us can’t we?!! Thank you Clowie for the comment about Angel Sammy……

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


  4. First of all, special thoughts for all of you on this sad anniversary. I remember that day well…. and how very sad I was for you. I’m glad that Teddy is in your lives now to bring you the happiness that only kitties can! You and I both touched on the ‘home’ aspect of today’s photo, and well, the one for next week should be fun (more fun than those two little ones were having!). Here’s the link to my blog post today:


  5. I remember that very sad day very well, Angel Sammy, and I love the message you sent from the Bridge for Teddy to post for you. What a dear Angel you are


    • Sammy misses everybody a lot. He had such fun as a Scout and with a daily blog…..but he’s happy to have “his” poetry day every Thursday AND to help Teddy teach at Ding Dong Fish School!!!

      Hugs, Pam


  6. Angel Sammy’s poem is sad and true- but, it is well done. Next week’s photo is fun. I have several photos of Rylee doing the same thing with Santa.:) Have a great day. XO


  7. Wonderful poem Angel Sammy. I hope we can all come together and take better care of the planet. Thinking of your Mom and Dad today. You gave them so many happy memories.


    • Sammy was one of a kind but really they ALL are. I’ve had many cats (and dogs) and each has been unique just like people. I’ve loved all of them with all my heart but Sammy took some of my heart with him….he was amazing.

      Hugs, Pam

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  8. With the calendar page turned to December, I’m concerned that we {still} haven’t received any snow (or moisture of any kind yet). I even had to water the garden yesterday. Hopefully brighter minds will actually do something to keep this one and only global home safe for the future.


    • We’ve not had any rain to speak of either – if we have had any it lasts five minutes and dries five minutes later. It’s sad and people don’t stop to wonder WHY. There should be a big old frown on that beautiful blue planet we love!

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  9. Oh, we love all the poems, but as for those two kiddoes….holy tamale! That poor guy probably wishes he hadn’t taken this day job, haha…or, rather ho, ho. So thankful for all of you getting boosted! But yes, we’ll be getting booted, I think, for a long time until the anti-vacs change things and help keep us all alive.


  10. Horrors! The dreaded suit of Mr. Claus. mol

    The poem was so right on. We must take care of our world or it will be no more. There are easy things we can do that will help like recycling. I wouldn’t say recycle everything but there is a lot we can recycle.


    • You’re right – there are easy things we can do – everything that IS done helps. I wonder how long it will be before photos of Earth from outer space show a clouded over blob instead of a bright blue orb…..

      Hugs, Pam


  11. Oh, dear me…didn’t read the end part properly…

    Yes, though we never really knew Sammy when he lived upon that big blue globe he showed us, but now he watches that and all of us from the heavenly realms.
    I know you miss him every day, but its a good thing he communicates to us each week with his furbulous poetry skills,.

    Hugs to all of you as you savor all the treasured memories.
    ((( ♥ )))


    • Thanks Ingrid…..HUGS to you for that……… I couldn’t let him go forever so started the Poetry Day – a way for me to let out my feelings and blame them on him (hahahahaha).

      Hope you’ve had a good day!
      Hugs, Pam


  12. sam oh bacon; yur poem thiz week total lee rox…..N it bee de trooth….de planit iz in big time trubulz but noe onez reel lee….listenin…..

    two mom P and dad D……sam oh bacon sendz hiz lovez…all wayz…♥♥♥♥♥♥ him sayz ewe noe that all reddy but itz nice ta heer it frum sum one elze everee now & then ~~~~~~~~~ like me, tuna

    ted o natorz, iz that samz “snooze sack” !!!! N joy it … in de clover doez knot make em any mor ♥♥♥


    • Yes dear Tuna – I kinda took over the snooze sack when I came to live here and I still snuggle with it. I dream of Sammy when I use it! Sammy says it was the softest thing to sleep on – and warm – and he loved it – now I’m loving it. You’re the BESTEST of the BEST. Please give Sammy hugs from us Tuna and keep one big hug for yourself!

      Love, Ted O Nator


  13. We had some snow over the weekend, Teddy, but today it was a lot warmer…in the 50s!…and all of that snow is gone. Angel Sammy…hard to believe it’s been 5 years since you’ve been gone. We all still miss you lots. ~Ernie


    • We will be in the 50s today – we haven’t had our first snow yet Ernie but Mom is anxious to see if I will at least walk on the sidewalk in the snow. I seem to be a bit of a “weinie” when it comes to snow! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Teddy


  14. Sammy, we miss you bunches; though, we know you are with lots of friends, especially Fiona who led the way for you by a day. The poem this week is so powerful and well done. Mom is a little weepy between that and remembering you 😘🐈. We all love the photo of your mom as a little girl. My mom says that she does not remember ever sitting on Santa’s lap or being taken to see him. There was a huge Christmas party every year for all the kids whose parents worked for AT&T and Santa handed out presents. That’s what she remembers. Sending lots of hugs and love to your mom and dad as they remember you. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet


    • Thanks for the hugs….this week five years ago was a very tough one……Fiona, Sammy and Easy all in the same week flying away. They all keep our hearts warm at holiday time and ALL the time – we know they watch out for us always. This photo of my me is the only one I have with Santa. I have a few photos from my Mom’s old photos of various Christmas trees we had in various homes around the world….but only one with Santa. Glad you liked the poem too – there were a lot of amazing poems written for this simple photo of our blue planet in space – it got people really thinking didn’t it!

      Love, Pam


  15. Having a tree indoors to lie under is a big thankful thing, as is health and being protected as much as possible from this virus.

    Excellent poem, yes, we all need to do our bit. In fact, if we’d take all the money we spend now researching whether or not climates are changing and how and whose fault it is, and use all that money to research ways to take better care of the planet, we might be able to do something about all these problems. Maybe, just a thought.

    My poem is over here.


    • Planet Ocean really is a great name for a planet with all that water!! We are constantly amazed when we see photos of Earth – it’s the most gorgeous planet and we should treat it with more care and respect…it’s our HOME. Thanks for participating in our Thursday poetic fun…………..

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too


  16. I agree with you Teddy, no snow is something to be thankful for indeed! That was a fabulous poem. Dang Angel Sammy, five years and we’re all missing you pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


  17. A very important poem!!! So much that is not good is happening everywhere on our planet. We hope people wake up soon and change their ways.

    Ah – that photo looks a lot like several we have seen in Mom’s boxes of OLD photos from her childhood:)

    Woos = Lightning, Misty, and Timber


  18. ***apawss apawss***’angel’ Sammy yore poe-em was so thottfull an innspirin…truly! An so rite….
    BellaSita Mum sayss inn 3 gennyrationss there will bee no one left…mee not sure why shee thinkss that. Shee meowed to mee shee has beecome a Fatalist….Miss Pam that soundss seereuss rite?
    An Sammy mee did not know you purrsonally butt thru yore poe-emss mee feelss furry close to you!! AS close as mee feelss to deer Teddy!
    ***purrss*** an **paw kissess** BellaDharma an ❤ BellaSita Mum


    • Angel Sammy hangs out with so many Angels including Siddhartha at the Bridge and ALL OF US have Angels watching out for us…………We know the earth is unhappy with us and just hope that SOON people will begin to realize we have this one home and we need to take better care of it.

      Hugs, Teddy

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