Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful Thursday (then we’ll get Poetic!)

First this Thursday we want to take some time to thank Brian for being our host for Thankful Thursday – you can pop over and join in the fun if you click his badge above and join the BLOG HOP to talk about everything we are THANKFUL for.    This week I am thankful for my very FIRST Christmas tree experience – Mom and Dad were a little worried about how I would behave with a tree in the library BUT I took a page from Angel Sammy’s book about how to behave around a Christmas tree and I am lying UNDER the tree on the tree skirt and minding my own business…..haven’t touched an ornament (although they are tempting) and have not tried to climb the tree (I’m not much of a climber anyway).    Mom and Dad are THANKFUL that I’m behaving!    See, I know Santa Paws has me on his NICE list now and I don’t want him to move me to the NAUGHTY list!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy got through the clouds from the Bridge on his wi-fi connecting cloud and send me his POETIC THURSDAY poem last night!    Ready?

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Happy Poetic Thursday Friends!

Time for our get-together on Thursdays each week to exchange some poetic thoughts……………we are at the END of the alphabet again and thanks to all of you who voted in the poll last week, we will be starting our PHOTO POEM CHALLENGE next week!     Instead of moving through the alphabet a letter at a time, I will be showing you a photo the week before and the following Thursday we will all write a poem about what WE see in the photo or what we FEEL from seeing the photo – or ANYTHING relating to the photo I show you!    I think it’s going to be tons of fun.   The photos can be ANYTHING………a place, a thing – ANYTHING.   I will give you your Photo for NEXT Thursday AFTER I share with you my poem for the last letter of the alphabet – “Z” !!

The prompts I gave you last week were just ideas for you – as you know by now you can write a poem about ANYTHING that begins with the letter “Z” – the suggestions were:

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

I decided to use one of my own prompts for today!

“Zoo”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 6, 2017

A zoo is a place where animals are “kept”

Where things look so neat and sidewalks are swept

Where snacks are sold and kids carry balloons

But behind the scenes may be a much different tune

The animals living there really had no choice

They were unable to decline to go there – they had no voice

They are out of their element, far far from home

Sometimes in small cages where they cannot roam

It’s true that zoos are better than they used to be

They are eliminating cages and let animals run free

Wide open spaces and more natural food

It’s more comfortable for the animals and does them good

Zoos help the endangered and give medical care to the sick

The animals aren’t stuck in circuses and forced to do tricks

But one day it would be wonderful if we could see

A time when all animals could live lives that are free………..

 

It is true that zoos are so much better for the most part than they were when my Mom was a child………..animals looked so sad holding into the bars watching the people freely come and go.   Much like the way animals in shelters and pet stores look until they are lucky enough to get their FOREVERS like I was – and like Teddy was!

So enough about ZOOS – I hope you wrote a poem today to celebrate the LAST letter of the alphabet?  If you did, make sure you give us your blog link in my comments here – or write your poem in a comment……….we’d LOVE to read your poetic endeavor!     Those of you who have said that you’ve never written poetry before – neither had my Mom or myself until we tried – and we found it was fun AND challenging.   

Next Thursday we begin the NEW Poetic Challenge.   I will give you a photo in my post here today – and next Thursday your poem should be ABOUT the photo…..what you see, what you THINK you see, how it makes you feel, what it makes you think of……….WHATEVER!   The photo is just a “springboard” to a poem…………I think it will be fun, and I hope you will enjoy it.   I had tons of YES votes in the poll we had last week so let’s give it a whirl!    Here is your photo for NEXT Thursday.    Ready???

 

 

Quite an unusual photo isn’t it……………………….let it spark your imagination – what do you see?   What do you feel when you see it?   Make up a story about it in poetry form – or ANYTHING it makes you think about.     Every week it will be a different type of photo – this is just our first one…………….SO – it’s a date right?  I’ll see you next Thursday and you will all write a poem about this photo.   YOU CAN DO IT!    

‘Tis I ! Angel Sammy, zeeee French poet!!!

See you next Thursday!   

Love, Angel Sammy

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Well this ought to be a lot of fun and VERY interesting too as a challenge…………………………..Meanwhile, I hope all of you have a great Thankful and Poetic Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful – yes we are and that’s why we hook up every Thursday to our friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!   Would you like to tell the world what you’re thankful for?   Then pop over to Brian’s (click badge above) and sign up to share.    I have a rather different kind of “Thankful” today – One year ago this week we lost friends Easy and Fiona.    I didn’t know either of them but Angel Sammy did and it was dreadful losing two close friends so close together – – – then of course Angel Sammy himself joined them just days later on December 2.    My Mom has told me it was a dark, dark time for everyone even though it was the beginning of the Christmas season and usually people would be happy and joyful – yet there was so much sadness.   Everyone moved on somehow though and got through the holidays with heavy hearts but interestingly THAT is what I’m thankful for.   I’m thankful that we can all be resilient if we have to be – we are capable of dusting ourselves off and moving forward.    That’s a “people” thing but I think we animals do that too – some of us go through really bad health issues or age-related serious problems but we keep plugging along because we want to hold onto life.    I’M THANKFUL FOR THIS SPIRIT!      Kind of an “adult” thought I know for a little guy who isn’t even two years old yet but Mom has taught me a lot since I came here!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his weekly Poem yet again.    He popped onto his laptop last night at the Bridge and emailed me the following – just like he does EVERY Thursday…………………

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Greetings from the Bridge my friends!

We are now just one short week away from the end of the alphabet – next week we will do Z and then we will start a BRAND NEW Poetic Challenge every week.    You know, even though not that many of you have tried your hand at writing a poem to share, the few of you who ARE doing that enjoy it like I do – and as long as there are some of you who enjoy it – I’ll keep hosting it on Thursdays!    Do we have a deal?    GOOD!     

Today is all about “Y” though so let me share my poem with you then I’ll tell you about the NEW Poetic Thursday.    If you have written a poem GOOD FOR YOU, and if you want to put your blog link in my comments to your poem please do so we can read it!   You can also put your poem in my comments and we can read it HERE.    Just give it a try if you haven’t written one before – I think you will enjoy doing it – you can have fun expressing yourself in a new way – poetry takes ALL forms – doesn’t have to rhyme either – just be YOUR thoughts.    Last week I gave you some ideas in case you couldn’t come up with your own “Y” to write about – my prompts are just ideas – you can write about ANYTHING though OK?    Here’s what I gave you to jiggle your brain:

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I decided to use one of my own prompts this week………………

“Year”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 30, 2017

A year can be forever when someone has gone away

Or a year can feel like a second if “Goodbyes” you had to say

I remember I was tired and feeling all my years

I remember in my mother’s eyes, I so often saw big tears

She knew just like I did that time was getting near

She’d have to let her ginger boy go as Angels’ voices I could hear

But it wasn’t just me who went to the Bridge a year ago this week

Fiona, Easy, and other beloved furkids left there were tears on every cheek

Fear not dear family for we are here and watching you from afar

If you ever find you have a doubt, look for the BRIGHTEST star……….

It’s us holding candles together – to light the darkest skies

So know that love is forever, and dry the tears from your sweet eyes.

Please don’t be sad when you read my poem this week – believe me when I say that those of us who left are happy, HEALTHY, and watching over you.   One day we will all be together again for a TRULY FOREVER.    

Next week we have the letter “Z” and as usual I will give you some ideas for things you might choose to write about – but feel free to do ANY “Z” word OK?    It’s up to you!!

(1) Zoo (2) Zing (3) Zipper (4) Zap

Now on a brighter note – let me share my idea for the NEW Poetic Challenge after we finish next week with “Z”   – Every Thursday starting December 7th after we’ve done our “Z” poems,  I will post a picture – something I have found on the internet and it can be a photo of ANYTHING – person, place, thing, animal, vegetable, mineral, WHATEVER!    Your job is to write a poem about the photo for the following week.   Instead of giving you WORDS, I will give you a PHOTO…….your FIRST Poetic Photo Challenge you should schedule to post for December 14th.    I will continue to send my brother Teddy my PHOTO POEM the night before as I have been doing.    Do you think this will be fun???    You can let me know if you think it will be – if the NOs win, I’ll just start the alphabet over and we’ll continue as we have………but if you DO think it will be FUN say YES and we’ll give it a whirl!

Teddy will let you know the results………………so we’ll continue to write poetry together in SOME form anyway.    Poetry is good for the SOUL!    Hope you all know how much all of us Angels love all of you………………………….forever.

Angels can be Poets Too!!   Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks my brother………………oh I think you and I would have had a lot of fun together driving Mom and Dad nuts………..but I’m doing my best and I know you DO communicate with Mom – she’s told me and Dad that sometimes she sees you and sometimes she hears you………………and if you promise to keep a secret, I see you too!    Mom sees me staring up at the ceiling at NOTHING (so she thinks!) but I see you………smiling at me……..and I feel all WARM inside.

Happy Thursday Everybody!   Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic THANKSGIVING

Today is of course Thanksgiving here and in many other places and we think it’s the PERFECT arrangement because Thanksgiving focused our attention on our “thankfuls” and Brian’s Thankful Thursday is right there to remind us to share!     First we thank Brian for HAVING Thankful Thursday – and if you want to join in this Hop – click the blue graphic and join in the Hop to share your “thankfuls” !!    We in my house are thankful for many things……..I’m certainly thankful I got adopted into this happy home, and my Mom and Dad say they are thankful they found me at the shelter too.   I know that Angel Sammy had something to do with that (!) so I am most thankful to him for that.      I’m thankful for our many friends online and offline as well – we are so blessed to have so many.

We mean that too!!!!

As we wind down the month of November, we are getting closer to the one year anniversary since Angel Sammy got his wings and took off in his beautiful balloon to visit all of his friends one last time on December 2nd………it was the saddest day ever for my Mom and Dad but thankfully he remains in touch with us – we feel him in our hearts all the time.    He didn’t let me down this week either because in spite of his busy Angel duties, he transmitted his POETRY to us yet again via his wi-fi cloud connection at the Bridge!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Bridge!

Oh I would never let you or my little brother Teddy down that’s for sure – so I did write a poem for today……….you may remember that we are up to the letter “X” in the alphabet challenge and last week I told you because “X” is a toughie to come up with a word for, you could write about ANYTHING you wanted to this Thursday.     I’m sure I’m not the only one who will do a poem about Thanksgiving right?    I hope you wrote a poem to share with us – you can put your blog link in our comments here OR put your poem in our COMMENTS if you want to.    Please give writing a poem a try – I promise you will enjoy doing it and enjoy sharing it too!     

 “Happy Thanksgiving”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 23, 2017

Today is the day that some of us sing

“Thank You God” for so many things

Thanks for teaching us love although some lose their way

Thanks for allowing us to talk with you when we pray

Thanks for our homes, our friends, and our health

For these things are riches beyond monetary wealth.

Thanks for blue skies, green grass, and abundant love

We would wish that for everyone on the wings of a dove

A dove is a symbol of peace we all know

We hope we may feel peace in our hearts as it glows

We are thankful for each moment, each hour, and each day

And so very thankful that you will show us THE WAY…………………

 

I hope you will take time today to be THANKFUL……………..I am so thankful that you all visit our blog every day and play along with us as we have fun here every day of the week.    We are coming down to the wire on our ALPHABET CHALLENGE with poetry and next week we have one of the TWO last letters of the alphabet to celebrate – the letter “Y”!     Just in case you need a little help thinking of something to write your poem about, here are some suggested words – BUT remember you can write a poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “Y” !    Ready?

(1) Yesterday (2) Yummy (3) Yellow (4) Year

I wish each and everyone of you who is celebrating Thanksgiving today lots of love, good food, good cheer and friendship……………………we are blessed!   I want to leave you with a BIG SMILE – this one is courtesy of my hero, Garfield!!!

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Well Angel Sammy I couldn’t have said it better myself (the poem OR the Garfield graphic….haha).     We will see everyone next week for “Y” day…………..and we will also be announcing what the NEW Poetry Challenge will be once we reach “Z” !    Hopefully you will like our idea…………………in the meantime – give someone a HUG today – you will be glad you did and they will be THANKFUL for it!

With Love and Thanks, Angel Sammy and Teddy too

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and also Poetic Thursday!

First of all though we do our Thankfuls for Brian’s Blog Hop.    We all have things to be thankful for if we just think about it – even coming up with just ONE thankful a week is something all of us can easily do.    Then we share…………if you want to share, click on Brian’s badge above and hook up with us to HOP.     This week I have to say that I’m thankful I have a WARM HOUSE to live in because it’s really been COLD outside.   I am one cat who loves outside trips but while I’ve asked to go outside plenty of times this week and Mom has put my harness on and her coat on, etc., the minute the door opens I look at her like “YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME…….CAN YOU TURN ON THE HEAT??”…………so I don’t go outside.    Mom seems OK with that but I miss my fresh air.   Still, I am thankful I have a choice – so many kitties and other animals are only out in the bad awful weather.   I don’t HAVE to be!

I’m also thankful that I got Angel Sammy’s poem for this week because I’ve heard there are a lot of problems with people’s internet service – apparently the folks at the Rainbow Bridge NEVER have problems because I always get his email containing his poem on time with no glitches!   Wi-Fi up there is GREAT!

Here’s what he sent to me…………………………………

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Hello Friends!  It’s time for my Poetry Challenge of the week!!

This week we are REALLY getting close to the end of the alphabet because it’s time for the letter “W”.    That means just three more after this and we’ll start a NEW poetry challenge.  I’ll tell you more about that as the time gets closer.   I hope you like my idea!    

I also hope you’ve had a good week…………..things have been busy at the Rainbow Bridge – as you know I’m on the welcoming committee and sadly we’ve had a lot of additions lately – the cold weather seems to be our busy season there.    We always work hard to make new arrivals feel at home – after all, this IS our home now.    We visit with our families and friends on Earth if we choose to but we LIVE here.    Other than that, I teach classes on Angel Good Works, Flying With Wings, and several other things.  I am busy!    

As I said, this week’s letter was “W” and I gave you some ideas of what you might write your poem about in case you couldn’t come up with something – BUT remember the poem can be about ANYTHING starting with the letter “W”…………..my “prompts” for you were:

(1) Window (2) Wink (3) Worry (4) Wiggle

What did I write my poem about?   I used one of my prompts!!

“Wink”

By Sammy Kimmell, November 16, 2017

They say that cats can let humans know

How they feel about them, it’s our way to show

Our love for you – our true devotion

Cats are capable of deep emotion!

You may already know this but if you stop to think

Your cat may frequently stare and WINK

We catch your eye from across the way

And time stands still…….it’s THEN that we say –

“I LOVE YOU” with a slow, deliberate wink

Holding your gaze, and you stop and think

“Is he doing that on purpose or is it a clue?”

Well of course it’s on purpose – we are saying “I LOVE YOU” !

My Mom realized about winking long long ago

Other kitties she had would WINK at her to show

Their love for her………and she always winked back – 

It’s something MANY of us do – and that’s a fact!

Keep an eye on your kitty from across the room

If you see a slow wink – it’s the sure cure for GLOOM!

 

It’s true……………My Mom’s cat before me Eddie would wink but when Mom winked back Eddie would hop down from wherever he was at the time and come to her – he’d follow his “I LOVE YOU” with a “LET’S CUDDLE”………I didn’t do that but I loved to catch Mom’s eye and wink.   I know she’s hoping Teddy will do that…………..I’ve told him to give it a try!

Next week we will have the letter “X” – now that’s a REAL toughie……………..so instead of you having to do an “X” poem, you may do a poem about ANYTHING IN THE WORLD YOU WANT TO!    If you can think of an “X” – you can do that but you don’t HAVE to.    OK?   OK!      I am not going to give you prompts – you can be extra creative!

If you wrote a poem THIS week, please let us know you did in my comments here and we will come visit you to read it – OR you can post your poem here in my comments if you like……let’s share!

I’ll look forward to seeing your poem next week – please give writing a poem a try – everyone can write a poem – trust me I know.    Poems take so many forms and don’t even have to rhyme – just let your imagination take flight and WRITE!    

SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY………………………..remember, I love you all!

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Oh thank you Angel Sammy………….I love your poem this week but then I always love your poems………….and you!    I hope to see everyone tomorrow on FRIENDLY FRIDAY FILL-INS……in the meantime, Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Double Post Day!  Being Thankful and Being Poetic too!

First up is being THANKFUL…….well in a world that sometimes feels like a place where people have forgotten to take their blessings seriously, and a world that has senseless violence at the drop of a hat…….it might seem like it’s getting HARDER to find things to be thankful for.   But in fact, these things just make us realize that here in our own homes most of us are terribly lucky to have what we have – including peace for most of us.    There is a week between our “Thankful Thursday” posts in this hop and when you look back you realize that things are almost always in an uproar – changing, evolving, becoming just a little more “edgy”………but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.    That’s why we like hooking up to Brian’s every Thursday – to tell our thankfuls and read other bloggers’ thankfuls – makes you realize there really, truly IS much to be thankful for.    If you’d like to share what you’re thankful for, just click Brian’s badge above and go to his blog, fill out the LINKY form and share.    Just think – reading your list of thankfuls MIGHT make someone else realize how THANKFUL they are too!!

The second part of my blog post today is another super duper favorite event and that’s when my dear Angel brother Sammy shares his words of wisdom that he’s thought about this past week from his vantage point at the Rainbow Bridge.    You know our Angels can see all from there – human Angels AND our animal Angels too!    He’s never been one to be short on words either so I’ll share with you what he sent to me via his wi-fi connection last night shall I ??

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Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends!!!!    I have another clear night here at the Bridge so wi-fi is perfect as usual.   I’ll get my email sent to Teddy and then have plans to visit the Rainbow Bridge Buffet because it’s “cooking with bacon” night………………………

Just a reminder that as we sneak down to the end of the alphabet, I am going to be telling you about my idea for how to continue with our poetry on Thursdays.   Hope you will like my idea – if I can come up with SEVERAL ideas we’ll do a poll and see which is your favorite.    Also, please do remember that it’s really not that hard to write a poem – I’d love it if more of you would give it a try.   Poetry is just a way for you to express a feeling or thought or make someone laugh or remember – it doesn’t even have to RHYME because there are a lot of free-form poetry formats.    If you DO write a poem for my Poetry Thursdays, share it with us on your blog – tell us in comments you wrote one and put your blog link – we’ll visit and read it – OR you can put your poem IN comments here.   Either way, you will have been CREATIVE and CREATIVE keeps the brains working AND we get to share a little of ourselves.

Last week I gave you some prompt words (not words you HAVE to write about but things to get you thinking) for this week’s letter of the alphabet………..the words were:

(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View

Well, I decided to use one of my own prompts this week for my poem – I hope you like it.   As you know by now I tend to write about the Bridge or my family or what my life used to be like when I was with them……..this week is no different!

“VIEW”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 9, 2017

The view from the Bridge is ever changing

For memories and current events start interchanging

We’re watching from afar what’s happening now

But the view blends with our earthly memories somehow

I think because we miss what used to be

We find TODAY a bit harder to see

We watch the sadness, the pain, the violence down there

Unable to help when we hear your prayer

The view sometimes is cloudy and dense

What we observe from here sometimes makes no sense

Destruction and hate and it seems unfair

That we can’t be with you to help – we can’t be “down there”

Just remember all things happen for a reason it’s true

Even though sometimes the reason’s not obvious to you

We will watch from the Bridge, and send our love to you all

Though the sadness may continue, you will stumble and fall

Continue your prayers – don’t change that view

Look up to the sky, we’ll be watching out for you…………..

 

Just remember that we will do what we can to keep you safe and happy……………..but a lot of that has to do with what humans do for themselves too.    STAY POSITIVE……….keep that VIEW upwards!!!!

Next week we will have the letter “W” for our poetry.    Anything that starts with the letter W will work but here are a few ideas if you need some help!    

(1) Window (2) Wink (3) Worry (4) Wiggle

So, I hope you have written a poem to share with us today and I hope you’ll pawticipate next week too!     I’m sending everyone a BIG SAMMY HUG………….A specially  BIG hug for my little brother Teddy who posts my poems for you every week!    Thanks ‘bro !!

Love, Angel Sammy

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

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Thanks Angel Sammy!!!    I hope everyone will join with us too – we’re almost finished with the alphabet……I can’t believe it!     Well friends, I’ll see you tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins and anything else I can think of to say…………meanwhile, Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We Are Thankful……and We Are Poetic!

Thankful on Thursdays?   Well, in reality we are thankful EVERY day but we join this special HOP on Thursdays courtesy of our host, Brian!   All of us share the things we’re thankful for and it turns out many of us are thankful for a lot of the same things…….our forever homes, our humans, our health…….and then we know that we are all members of one big happy family of animals that are LUCKY to be cared for.    I’m thankful for that…..and also thankful that Brian is hosting this chance for all of us to share.    If you’d like to join up and tell us your “thankfuls” – please do!   Just click on Brian’s badge above, use the LINKY tool there, and tell us what you are thankful for this week!    Since my last post, I did find out that my ears are now healed – my doctor said the second medication I had worked and my yeast infection which has haunted me for a while is GONE.

The second part of my Thursday blog post every week isn’t really “MINE”………….because my brother, Angel Sammy at the Rainbow Bridge is in charge of that part – he writes a poem every single week as he makes his way through the alphabet letter by letter – his poems are about ANYTHING he wants to write about as long as it’s the right letter of the alphabet.   This week we have made it to the letter “U” in the alphabet – getting closer to the end!

He didn’t let us down this week either – last night he transmitted the following poem to me via his laptop at the Bridge……….so may I present to you, Angel Sammy’s poem for this week?!

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Greetings Friends from the Rainbow Bridge!

Here I am – as usual – to give you a little poetic inspiration from my vantage point of being an Angel now – I’ve been here at the Bridge almost a year now………December 2 it will be one year in fact and that is NOT far away!    Not that I’m GLAD I’m here – I do miss my Mom and Dad and my home and yard and I wish that I could have played with my little brother Teddy.    But I am GRATEFUL to be at the Bridge and to know that life DOES go on for all of us.    I can watch over him and still visit my friends and family.   It’s what I’d hoped the Rainbow Bridge was like! 

Thursday is Poetry Day……….we’ve been working our way through the alphabet for a while now and we are getting close to Z.   I am going to come up with a NEW poetry challenge for all of us after we’re finished with the alphabet.   BUT for now – let’s talk about writing poetry.   ALL OF YOU can write a poem if you WANT to and TRY to.   Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme or be a certain length.   It just has to come from your heart.    Give it a try – I promise you will enjoy it.   You will have CREATED something and SHARED a part of you.  

This week we are celebrating the letter “U” and I gave you some POSSIBLE words that might inspire you for this letter but please remember, your poem can be about ANY “U” thing – and even if you choose to use one of the words I give you to consider, you don’t have to use ALL of them.   Some of you are able to write poems using all the prompts – I am impressed!!!    Here are the words I gave you to SPARK your imagination for this week:

(1) Ugly (2) Under (3)Uncle (4) Until

“Unique”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, November 1, 2017

 

Each of us is special

In our own unique way

It may be in the way we look

Or in the way we play

Some of us are quite friendly

Some of us are shy

But deep inside we’re all the same

And I’ll gladly tell you why!

We love to feel your kindness

We need to feel secure

We like to know you care for us

With motives that are pure

We flinch when we are threatened

We sense when danger is near

We want to feel we’re safe with you

We TRUST you hold us dear.

Unique we are in some ways

But for us all one thing is the same

We want to feel SPECIAL

When we hear you call our name.

 

Animals deserve kindness – humans deserve kindness – the world would be a better place if we could wrap it up in kindness and keep it safe from evil……………..at the Rainbow Bridge we watch over you and try to keep danger and pain away but we can’t do it all – humankind must look out for itself.    When nobody cares, evil moves in.     Just some thoughts from the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday morning from your old friend Angel Sammy.

I hope you’ve written a poem to share with us – if you have, please leave your blog address in our comments here and let us know so we can visit and read your words!!   OR if you want to, write your poem in our comments – we can read it HERE and NOW!    Whatever you do, give writing a poem a try.   It’s a super way to let your feelings out – and it can be about ANYTHING you want to express.   

Next week we will be celebrating poetry with the letter “V”……………..oh boy!   Your poem can be about ANYTHING starting with the letter “V” but if you need a little PUSH or an IDEA, here are some possible prompts for you:

(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View

OK my friends…….that’s it for me this week.  I’ll see you next Thursday……………..meanwhile, please think about writing a poem to share – it’s fun and might just make someone think about something they wouldn’t otherwise THINK about!    See you soon……………

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy the Poet

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

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Thanks Angel Sammy.    Another great poem!    Now, it’s time for me to say goodbye too………….I’ll see all of you tomorrow though for Friendly Fill-Ins with 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

HAPPY THURSDAY

Me in my spaceship……haha

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thankful with Brian and Poetic with Angel Sammy Day!

We are joining up with Brian today even though we know their household is still mourning the loss of beautiful Sister Sascha.   We are sad about that as well but will try to remember to be thankful that she knew love in her time with Brian and the rest of his family.

I’m also thankful that Mom and I are writing this post today TOGETHER – last week I had a blog post but only  because Mom and I worked on it before she deserted me and went with Dad to Maine while I was at the kennel.    I have to admit, I had it MADE at the kennel but I missed my home sweet home and I’m so THANKFUL that I have one!

Angel Sammy didn’t let me down on the poetry either – he transmitted his weekly offering via wi-fi at the Bridge last night.    This week’s letter of the alphabet for the poetry challenge is the letter “T” and I can’t wait to see what he does with it – can you?

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Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge Friends!

As you know, today we celebrate the letter “T” in our journey through the alphabet in our weekly poetry fun.    There aren’t all that many letters left in the alphabet for us to get through – I’ve already been thinking about how to keep the poetry challenge going and I hope you will like my ideas.    I’ll talk about those soon.   MEANWHILE, please remember that when I give you some “Prompt Words” every week that doesn’t mean your poem has to be about one of them – – – they are just ideas to get your creativity flowing – you can come up with a poem about ANYTHING that starts with that week’s letter.     These are the “idea words” I gave you last week for “T”:

(1) Tiger (2) Tummy (3) Tired (4) Travel

I didn’t use one of those though……………I used my own favorite “T” word……………I bet some of you can guess what that might be????

“Teddy”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, October 26, 2017

Ginger youngster so full of fun

He might be big but he sure can run!

He’s not even two and he’s twice my size

I hear we gingers can be pretty big guys!

We don’t really know how he wound up at the shelter

Sometimes the intake process is helter skelter…..

Mom knew he was special though in his little cage

When he was adopted his life began on a new page.

He’s had some challenges with his health so far

Which means trips to the vet in the “evil car” !!

He’s good as gold as the vet cares for him

They take blood, work on his ears, and sometimes call him “Slim” !

He’s 17 pounds of pure, sweet, loving

He loves Mom’s lap where he gets lots of hugging

I think if we’d been together we would have been best friends

Instead I’ll help him in his dreams until his story ends.

 

Yep – I bet you aren’t surprised that my “T” was my little brother.    What a character he is.   Mom loves it when Teddy is out in the front yard on his leash with Dad and she comes out the front door and calls his name…………..he looks at her from the bottom of the yard and Dad lets go of his leash and he runs like a little demon all the way up to Mom and hugs her legs.    Know what’s funny?   I used to do that VERY THING!  

Did you write a poem today?   If you did, please put your blog link in my comments so everyone can come visit your blog to read your poem today.   I hope you have written one – it’s such a FUN thing to do and great way to express yourself……………poetry doesn’t even have to RHYME – it’s just you being YOU.    There are so many forms of poetry……..GIVE IT A TRY!     You can even post your poem in my comments if you don’t have a blog to post it in.    LET’S ALL SHARE SOME WORDS AND FEELINGS WITH A POEM!

Well, time for me to go…………I am super busy here at the Rainbow Bridge.   I have a lot of duties to perform including welcoming newcomers, teaching classes, and I’m even teaching the Bridge Chefs all kinds of recipes using my favorite thing – BACON!    Before I go, here are your PROMPT WORDS (just ideas for you!) for next week’s poem – about ANYTHING starting with the letter “U”!

(1) Ugly (2) Under (3) Uncle (4) Until

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK MY FRIENDS!

Love, Angel Sammy, The Poet

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Thank you Angel Sammy………..wow………..do I have to tell you that I really love your poem this week?   Tee Hee…………………Thank you for helping me every day and showing me how to grow up and be a great cat like you.

Hugs, Teddy