Category Archives: Poetry

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

Standard

Double Blog Post Day!

Thursday is the day we are THANKFUL and the day we are POETIC so let’s get the show on the road………

First of all we can say that we are VERY thankful today – we’re thankful Spring is finally beginning to REALLY Spring after we had snow last week………we’re thankful that Teddy continues to keep all of us laughing our socks off every single day………we’re thankful that we got our brand new double wall ovens yesterday – that means Mom can make TWICE as much biscotti…….and we’re thankful that so many of YOU follow our blog and pawticipate in the fun like Saturday’s BACON HARVEST!    If you click on the badge below, it will take you to our host for Thankful Thursday – that’s Brian!!  You can go there and using the linky tool enter your OWN blog post to share why you are thankful.

Now for Part Two – our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday poem….

Today we are writing a poem about something starting with the letter “O” !

We are slowly but surely getting close to the end of the alphabet………..we might do something DIFFERENT after we make it to “Z” since we’ve done the alphabet twice now.    We can talk about that later though – right now let’s see what we can come up with for “O”!

“O”

“Orange”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell 3/23/17

Orange is a “lively” color, full of sunshine fun

Perfect for a kitten who lives his life on a full-out run!

The energy he has is amazing and so fun to see

Reminds me for sure of a very young ME.

He flies around the house, up and down all three floors of stairs

He has no regard for SAFETY so I keep him in my prayers!

For Teddy there are only two speeds – “rocket launch” and “sleep” –

His kitten brain is always working but his thoughts aren’t really deep!

He plays and eats and plays some more until he’s had his fill.

Mom has said she wishes the energy he has was available in a PILL !!

One thing’s for sure, our orange boy has brightened up the gloom

His “orange glow” lights up the night in every single room.

Adopting Teddy was OH SO RIGHT, my Mom and Dad did well…..

I set the stage for another orange boy…….now I can rest a spell…………

YAY – we squeezed out an “O” poem and I must say that I know someone ELSE who used “ORANGE” for their “O” today and it’s my new pal Cooper Murphy Blue at The Cat On My Head!   Cooper is a ginger boy like Teddy and the new boy in the household at Kitties Blue.    He also knows all about orange so we thought we’d both do ORANGE today.    If YOU want to pawticipate in Poetry Day, you can write your poem right here in my comments to share with everyone OR, leave us your blog link in my comments so we can come visit you and read your ODE TO O !!!

A reminder that my BACON BASH is Saturday………………..TODAY is the deadline to send in a photo of yourself in harvest gear if you want to but again – it’s not a requirement – just come to the party on Saturday and enjoy yourself and the “bounty” of the bacon greenhouse.    Those who want to send me a photo of yourselves in harvest clothes will be in the “HARVESTERS LINEUP” Mom and I will do so everyone can see you in your harvesting GARB!    We will be having a ton of fun and the party is ALL DAY so no matter when you stop by, you’ll be able to enjoy yourselves!

Questions about the Harvest Party?   Just ask……………we’ll get back to you!!    Meanwhile, HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYBODY!

Happy Thursday !!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

Standard

It’s Double Post Day Again!

One blog post for two occasions………Brian’s Thankful Thursday and my very own Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.    So let the fun begin………..first with Brian’s Thankful Thursday – the badge below will whisk you away to his blog if you’d like to join up with this blog hop and talk about what you are THANKFUL for…….I’m thankful that even though my little brother Teddy is slowly taking over the reins of what used to be “my” blog, and some of “my” duties like KING OF BACON – I can still not be jealous but instead be PROUD of him for carrying on the traditions that I started.   Teddy is a super sweet kitty and he wears his “GINGER” very well if I do say so myself!

Part Two of today’s post is my poem of the week……………!

My words are in RED    Teddy’s words are in BLUE

 We are up to the letter “N” of the alphabet slowly working our way to Z !  You can join in by putting your blog link with your poem in my comments to share OR just write your poem in my comments and we’ll all read it here! 

“N”

NEVER

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 3/16/17

“Never say never” is a saying I like

Learning to be hopeful is like riding a bike

There are bumps in the road and you might take a fall

But at the end of your ride, it will be worth it all.

If you feel like it’s “never” then you might as well give up

You must believe in HALF FULL not HALF EMPTY for your cup

Hope is the oil that keeps all things on track

In our hearts, in our minds, we just shouldn’t look back

For thinking “NEVER” means that you won’t even try

You won’t look beyond the clouds at the beautiful blue sky…..

So never say never…..keep a smile on your face

You might pull out in front and WIN your life’s race!

Hey Sammy, that was a swell poem!   I promise I will NEVER say NEVER!   But I do want to remind our blog friends that this Saturday we will have more information on the upcoming BACON HARVEST PARTY………..details and some “photo op” shots that those of you who want to pawticipate in the party can use to put yourself in the action!   You’ll see what I mean Saturday so STAY TUNED.    We’re going to have a fabulous time!   How could it NOT be fabulous – the Ginger Boys are at the helm of the GOOD SHIP BACONIA!

Oui, Oui, Mon frere Teddy…..we will have fun at the pawty

and

I thank everyone for joining us today for our DOUBLE POST Thursday! 

Bonjour mon amis!   

Love, Angel Sammy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

Double Bubble Thursday – TWO Posts in One!

First we celebrate Thankful Thursday with Brian at his blog HERE and this week I want to say that I continue to be thankful that my little brother Teddy is making my Mom and Dad so happy.

teddy2-20-17-7

He’s a laugh a minute and smart as a whip – he talks CONSTANTLY and Mom and Dad get a big kick out of it…….GO TEDDY GO!    If you want to join in Brian’s “Thankful” Hop, click his badge and go – use the linky tool and hook your blog up!

thankfulthursdaybadge

NOW we tackle Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!

POETRYSAMBADGE

Today we are writing poems that are about something beginning with the letter “K” !

“K”

“Krispy Kreme”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell 2-23-17

What a delicious dream

Is a donut from Krispy Kreme

Mom can’t just walk by them

She simply HAS to buy some!

At home she finds a spot

Where Dad thinks they are not

It is a sinful need

Perhaps it might be greed!

But she hoards them like a treasure

Tasty goodness such a pleasure!

When she eats one she gets a smile

When at last they are no more

She will travel back to the store

And begin all over again……..

With her TASTY, KRISPY sin !!

♥♥

If you have written a poem today and would like to SHARE it – you can either put the link to your blog where your poem is located in MY comments so we can follow you and read it, OR you can even just post your poem in my comments here!   Either way – WRITE A POEM TODAY – you’ll have fun with it I bet!   We sure do……………

Thanks for stopping by for a little POETRY!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

Oui Oui – it’s ME!  

Monsieur Angel Sammy

 

Thankful Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

It’s Double Day!

It’s time for us to join in Brian’s THANKFUL Thursday Blog Hop (click the badge below) and tell you again that I’m super thankful to have some of you come visit me even though I’m now an Angel at the Rainbow Bridge – you still visit my blog and pawticipate in the fun stuff here and I am TRULY thankful.

thankfulthursdaybadge

AND

Today is also my Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post in which those of us who are working on this challenge will write a poem with the NEXT letter in the alphabet as we work our way through for the second time.    This week it’s the letter “I” !

POETRYSAMBADGE

Welcome Poetry Fans!   Shall we begin???? 

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

Oui Oui Mon Amis, let us show our poetic prowess!!!

Oh yes – remember you can join in by putting a link to YOUR poetic offering in my comments so we can read your fabulous poem today – – – OR – – – you can even post your poem HERE on my blog in my comments!  Either way – let your imagination fly and try the letter “I” !!!

“I”

“Introoooooders”

Angel Sammy Kimmell, 2/9/2017

One of the things that we do

For most of us this rings true…….

Is guard our humans from spies

And those nasty introooooder guys!

Squirrels, chipmunks, skunks and birds –

Apparently they didn’t get the word –

That WE are defending our humans and homes

So they’d be wise to find other places to roam!

We bark, hiss or whine to warn them to leave

Some will listen but some don’t believe!

So we run tell our humans that we need them to help

That the introooders will not listen to our hiss, whine or yelp!

When will they all learn what we all seem to know – –

They just are not welcome so it’s time that they GO!

(Below are some of my introoders of the past……!)

Oh we’re sure moving through the alphabet quickly………….I may come up with a NEW challenge after we get to “Z” this time around……….so stay tuned!    We have a long way to go to get there!

Happy Thursday From My Cloud!

samselfiejan8-2017

Love, Angel Sammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

Thursday!! Double Blog Day!

First is our celebration of Thankful Thursday with Brian at his blog…………..click on his badge to visit and see how THANKFUL all of us are and WHAT we are thankful for!   As for me, I’m thankful that my Mom helps me do a blog every single day – yes it’s a lot of work but it’s also a lot of fun!

thankfulthursdaybadge

THEN, we move onto PART TWO of today’s blog……and that’s:

Poetic Thursday (Letter H)

POETRYSAMBADGE

As we work our way through the alphabet, we pause today on the letter H and write a poem for it!  

“H”

Hats

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 2/2/2017

I love hats

Hats are where it’s at

My favorite berets are green and red

AND, I wear a stocking cap to bed!

Hats keep heads warm

Cold days or in a snow storm!

Hats reflect our mood

Show our style and attitude!

Hats are for any season….

Or to wear for ANY reason.

If you want to be “where it’s at”

You’d better wear a HAT!

♥♥♥

YAY FOR HATS!

IF you have an”H” poem you’d like to share you can post it in my Blog Comments for everyone to read OR, if you posted one on your blog, leave your blog link in my comments so we can all come and visit you and see your FABULOUS poem for today!!

Next week’s tricky – the letter “I” !!!

Thanks for coming by today………….reading my poem…………Mom said she got sad looking at all my “hat” photos but those days are going to happen when you miss someone……….we all know that!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

OUI, OUI, It’s ME! 

Angel Sammy the Poet!

Thoroughly (and Thankful) Poetic Thursday

Standard

Here We Are Again!

Thankful to be blogging still from the Rainbow Bridge……thankful that you all stuck with me even after I left for my cloud……thankful that you are my FRIENDS.    We are joining up with Brian’s Thankful Thursday and you can too if you just CLICK HERE and link up!

thankfulthursdaybadge

Now, let’s get POETIC!

POETRYSAM

Today is “G” day!  

If you want to participate in the poem posting today, just make your poem about something starting with the letter “G” and you can post it in my comments here, or put your blog link to your poem in my comments to share.   You’re WELCOME to join me in celebrating poetry.  Next week we’ll do “H”…….and on and on until we finish the alphabet!

“G”

“Gardens”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/26/2017

When I was young – a little kitten

With Mom’s plants outside I was quite smitten

I’d leap around like a crazy cat

I’d hide from Mom she really loved that!

My ginger head popped up here and there

Mom never quite knew when or where!

As I got older I learned to be calm.

Just watching the butterflies was my soothing balm.

Oh yes I’d chase them from time to time

But Mom allowed that – it wasn’t a crime!

Then came the day when I’d lie in the shade

By then the “fate” of our gardens was made.

The deer had discovered this bountiful treat

Everything Mom planted, the deer would eat!

So in the shade I’d stay with my nose in the air

I had not a worry, I had not a care.

Mom quit planting flowers it became too much work

The deer came along and pull out plants with a jerk…..!

So in my old age I’d simply sit by Mom

We both would relax, and enjoy all the calm.

At the Rainbow Bridge we have flowers and green

But my old back yard was the PRETTIEST place that I’ve ever seen.

Nice to stop and smell the roses....I mean mums!

I hope I’ll see you all NEXT Thursday when we do “H”…………I wonder what I’ll come up with for THAT one!    Come to think of it, I wonder what YOU’LL come up with too!!!!!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

I’m a Poet, and I know it! 

Monsieur Angel Sammy

sammyangellaura

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

Thankful……

Thankful that my Mom decided to let me keep blogging – I love it even though I’m doing it from a laptop at the Rainbow Bridge!   Joining Brian’s blog hop for Thankful Thursday.  You can join too by clicking his badge below!

thankfulthursdaybadge

Now let’s get POETIC shall we?

POETRYSAMBADGE

Today’s letter of the alphabet for a poem is the letter “F”.   We’re working our way through the alphabet with our poetry for the second time around!  I hope you’re having fun with it -if you write a poem you can share it in my comments OR put your blog address in comments so we can stop by and VISIT you and read your “work of art” !!

….F….

“Fun”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/19/17

Fun is what we all enjoy

Whether catnip or a brand new toy

Doesn’t matter – we love it all

Cats are made for fun; it is our “call” !

We’re born to play, and we do it well

Although we stop to rest a spell!

We fly around like crazy YES

Destroy the house and leave a mess!

Our humans love to watch us run, run, run

It’s all a part of having FUN.

Mom and Dad loved watching me play with my toys and run up and down the stairs………….of course when I got older and my arthritis began acting up I really didn’t do much playing or running but one thing I did manage….and I did this until the last time I was outside with my Mom a week before I went to the Bridge…….it ALWAYS made her laugh and hug me.   I did it since I was TEENY TINY.    I would be snuffling around in the leaves or walking around in the yard (always with human snoopervision though) and Mom would stoop down and call me and I would run fast as my little legs would carry me right up to Mom………I just loved coming to her and hearing her tell me what a good boy I was……she’d usually scoop me up and carry me back into the house………gosh that was truly what I would call………………………..FUN!    I miss that………a lot.

Now, let me hear YOUR “F” poem and next week we’ll be tackling “G”!  

SamwithBeret

Oui Oui!   We are finis for today mon amis – see you next week!

Zee Poet known as Angel Monsieur Sam

P.S.  WHOOPS I almost forgot!  My Mom was at an antiques emporium yesterday and spied something she just HAD to have.   You will know why if you remember my Balloon Trip on December 2nd!

creampitcher

Made in Segries, Rhone Valley, Provence, France…….and maybe that’s ME in that balloon????

Thankful, Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

Thankful to be blogging!

We are joining up with Brian’s Thankful Blog Hop – because I truly AM thankful that I get to blog from the Rainbow Bridge – otherwise I’d miss all of you too much!

thankfulthursdaybadge

Click his badge to join the Hop!

Today is also my Poetic Day and today’s letter is “E”!

POETRYSAMBADGE

OUI OUI, TODAY WE DO “E” !

“Easy”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 1/11/17

My pal Easy is an Angel like me

We both flew to heaven where we are now free

We both miss our humans just like they miss us

But we visit them quietly – without any fuss

We want them to know that real love doesn’t die

It lasts truly forever, Angels don’t lie!

The spot in their heart that right now has an ache….

The sadness of loss, human hearts they can break…..

We will carry the load, and we’ll wait by their side….

One day they will join us on that big final ride.

(This poem is for Easy, but also for Jamison and Fiona and all others who passed over to the Bridge recently)

sammyangellaura

We are all Angels now…….and we love our humans ALWAYS.

Anyway, hope this poem doesn’t make everyone sad………….trust me when I say that when we go to the Bridge we are young again, have no aches and pains, have everything we need or want but most of all we DO visit you – listen for us with your mind, heart and soul and you will FEEL us there.

My Mom sometimes has a tough time still thinking about all the kindnesses shown to her and my Dad after I left…………all the poems and artwork and messages STILL echo in her heart.   We recently received a beautiful gift from our friend Kelly Daye – who we all know as Boomdeeadda (if you follow her terrific blog!).    It’s a balloon ornament which looks like the balloon I visited all of you – my friends – in on December 2nd which turned out to be the day I went to the Bridge.    Here’s the ornament:

balloonornament

Kelly put the letter “S” on the balloon……so it’s MINE ALL MINE!

comeflywithme

This was the badge for that special day – which was hosted by Easy and Madi………a day to remember always.

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins!  See you there!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

I am the Poet, I hope you know it!  

Angel Sammy

Thoroughly and Thankful Poetic Thursday

Standard

Time for Poetry (and to be thankful too!)

Yes it’s my Poetry Day but it’s also my friend Brian’s Thankful Thursday so we’re hooked up with them too for that blog hop. 

thankfulthursdaybadge

Now, let’s be POETIC!

POETRYSAMBADGE

Today we celebrate the letter “D”!  

Remember, if you have written a poem today for “D”, make sure you put your blog link in my comments for others to visit you to read your poem OR you can put your actual POEM in my comments if you like!   As for ME – here’s my contribution to honoring the letter “D” in our alphabet!

“D” is for Dad

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, 2/4/2017

One day 17 years ago

A very long time ago, you know!

My Mom and Dad decided to look for another cat

They knew the Shelter was “where it’s at” !!

Into the “kitty room” they went

Mom says she thinks they were “heaven sent”……

Only one little kitty was there – ME!

In a tiny cage but happy as could be.

The lady took me out of the cage which was way up high….

First thing I saw up close was my Dad’s blue eyes!

He was so BIG and I was so SMALL….

I wondered if one day I would get that tall!

She handed me to Dad and he held me nice and firm

I felt so secure, I didn’t even squirm!

I nuzzled his neck and gave him a lick….

He smiled real big – I had succeeded with my “trick” !

He handed me to Mom and I snuggled with her too

But I already KNEW, I didn’t need a clue…..

I had my new home – all because of my Dad

I was the first little kitten he’d ever had……

We were best buddies my whole life, even at the END.

He was more than my Dad……he was my best friend.

Yep – Dad and I were buddies and even though I was way “closer” to my Mom, Dad and I had an understanding…………you know – it was a “guy thing”…………!     So that’s my poem for the day and you know next week we’ll be doing “E” so I’m already giving THAT some thought……………elephant?  Encyclopedia?  Electricity?   The possibilities are endless (say – ENDLESS is an “E” word!).

Happy Thursday peeps!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

Merci, Mon Amis!   See you next Thursday!

Oui, je suis le famous poet Angel Sammy

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Standard

thankfulthursdaybadge

POETRYSAMBADGE

Welcome Poetry Freaks Fans !

Our final Poetry Thursday of the year and the letter we are celebrating today is the letter “C”!    Hmmmmm…………..many things come to mind………Corn, Christmas, Cuckoo Clocks, Cinnamon, Crochet, Castinets (huh?).    OK – I’m being silly here.   I chose my “C” word ages ago and here it is along with the attached poem.

“Cats”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, 12/29/16

Cats are beautiful this we know

Some are special – with extra toes (tee hee)!

Cats are loving – unless they’re not

Some run COLD and others run HOT

Some are moody, aloof, and haughty

Some are really, TRULY naughty.

Cats are regal and full of grace

They rule the roost – they OWN their place!

Cats can be cuddily or hate to be brushed

Some cats are HUGE and your lap could be crushed!

But one thing is true from beginning to end

A cat might not SHOW it, but he’s your forever friend.

catbunch

Well there you have it……..my final poem for 2016.    Let’s be ready for NEXT week’s Thursday Poetry Day – it will be a day for “D”………….put your thinking caps on and be sure to write something for “D”………….meanwhile if you wrote a poem for “C” like I did, please feel free to give your blog link to your poem in my comments!  We’ll follow the link to read your WORK OF ART.    OR, if you’d rather, you can just post your poem in my comments in its’ entirety (as long as it’s not 87 paragraphs long of course).

See you in 2017 for more Poetry on  Thursdays!

SAMSELFIEAUG7-2016

Oui Oui Mon amis!   ‘Tis I, Angel Sammy Ze Poet Extraordinaire!

Signing off with zee HUG!