A big thank you to Brian for hosting Thankful Thursday Blog Hop…………..if you’d like to share what you’re thankful for – it’s a great way to do it. Just click his badge above and join us. It’s also Poetic Thursday which is a chance to strut your stuff by writing a poem inspired by a photo……..but first things first…………..I have thankfuls!
I’m thankful that we SEEM to be “over” having snow. We had been forecast for some start of this week but it didn’t materialize – we have rain instead…..we can handle rain but we are SO OVER SNOW. Also thankful so far Mom and Dad are healthy………I need them and love them so I’m glad they’re healthy! I had my annual vet visit for shots, etc. and was told I must DIET. Diet is a four letter word……on the NAUGHTY WORD list! I have to stop my prescription dry and go to metabolic wet. Well, changing from a food I’ve had for five years and love to one I don’t like (wet) is tough but I’m working on it!
A happier subject is Poetic Thursday. Let’s see what my Angel brother Sammy sent to us in the way of a poem this week AND a photo for NEXT week’s poetic challenge – hope you will decide to join us!
Let’s Get Poetic Together!
Hi everyone. Did you have a chance to write a poem this past week since I gave you a photo challenge to use as inspiration last Thursday? I hope so – I wrote a poem and I’m hoping you did too. If you didn’t – give it a try – after I share my poem with you I’ll give you a NEW photograph to use for next Thursday’s poem – hopefully you’ll write one and share it with us then!!
Here’s the photo I gave you last week and my poem:
“We Are Family”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©March 17, 2021
When the call comes through
We can count on you
Through thick and thin
They are always “all in”
The Amish community
United at every opportunity
Supporting each other
All sisters and brothers
Each barn made with love
And help from above…………..
Barn raising is a tradition that continues today in some Old Order Mennonite and Amish communities; especially those in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and some areas of Canada. A barn raising refers to the collective action of a community, in which all members help to build or rebuild a barn. Historically, this tradition was practiced throughout rural North America in the 18th and 19th centuries, during which time a barn was a vital structure for farmers. While barns were vital, they were also costly, and often required more labor than one family could handle. In this case, the community would come together to assist in building their neighbors’ barns. This favor was eventually returned to all members of the community. Barn raising within Amish communities remains today, mostly unchanged from how it was done in the past. I think it’s a wonderful tradition bringing the community together for a common purpose. That kind of togetherness is inspiring!
Now how about a photo for next week? I’ve got one for you!
Love it………………..this will be a fun one!! Hope you will consider writing a poem for this photo – and sharing it with us NEXT Thursday – just let us know in comments you wrote a poem and where we can go to read it……………………..
Until then, please stay healthy and most of all HAPPY.
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Love, Angel Sammy
Thank you Angel Sammy – I’m always so very happy when you are able to spend a little time with us on Thursdays. I miss you and I just know that everyone who knew you before you went to the Bridge misses you too.
Love and Hugs, Teddy