Greetings on a Thursday! It’s Thankful Hop day with Brian and you can join in if you’d like to by clicking the badge above and filling out the linky form. We always join (unless Mom forgets what day it is!).
We are super thankful this week for all the little things. Every day there are blessings that befall most of us and we hardly give them a thought – but they happen and become part of our “background” not drawing any particular attention to themselves. But they ARE blessings and if you think about your “normal” day and all that happens, you too will find that you’ve experienced blessings that are almost ROUTINE to you. Recognizing your blessings for what they are is a GREAT feeling.
I’m also very blessed in that my Angel brother Sammy sent me his poetry for this week which I am sharing with all of you. If you’ve never joined us in writing a poem based on the photos Angel Sammy gives to us every week, why not let THIS be your first try at it? You might just get hooked on it……..poetry is fun.
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Let’s Get Poetic!
Happy Thursday friends……………time to share some poetry. You know how this works by now – I give you an “inspirational” photo to study and think about for a whole week then the following Thursday we share the poems we’ve written based on the photo! Easy? Well it really is……….poetry is not hard to write – it doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just has to tell a story or relate a feeling you felt when you saw the photo.
Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday to use for THIS Thursday – and if you wrote a poem, please tell us you did in comments here and give us your link – we want to read your poetry!!
“My First Wheels”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©February 19, 2020
“Get rid of that old truck” my Mom would say
“That ugly old thing has had its’ day!”
But she didn’t understand what that truck meant to me
My first wheels transported me from point A to B
I took my girl out for our very first date
We fell in love and she became my mate
The truck took us to the hospital for the birth of my son
The three of us traveled in it everywhere and had so much fun
It took us to drive-in movies, to parties, dances and church
Always reliable was my old truck it never left me in the lurch
My son learned how to drive it and loved it like I had
He even wrote to me to check on it when he was stationed near Baghdad
I drove it to his funeral when he’d been killed in the war
That’s when the magic left – I loved that truck no more
It had become quite rusty yet I couldn’t quite give it away
So I parked it back in the woods and that’s where it would stay
Mother Nature is reclaiming the truck and making it disappear
She may have the truck but all my memories remain quite clear………..
OK so cats don’t own trucks – I know – but I imagined this little story and it was the first kind of thing I thought when I saw the photo. Someones old truck, abandoned and being reclaimed by Mother Nature. Then I just put a story around it. Did you write a poem? I hope so – GOOD for you if you did.
Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s photo challenge……….I hope you’re up for it!
Ah ha! Something different right? Well see what you can come up with and so will I !! Meanwhile, I hope you have a wonderful week – if you try you CAN make it a wonderful week I promise.
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Love, Angel Sammy
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That was a great poem Angel Sammy and I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with for the dancing couple. I’ve never seen Mom and Dad dance like that………….that’s for sure! HAHA