The first THANKFUL Thursday of the new year. I am thankful that I’m starting out the new year HERE with my Mom and Dad in a cozy house with a big yard. I’m thankful that the tree that popped up in our library a few weeks ago and that I could lie under and watch blinking lights is now resting in a big bag in the basement until Mom and Dad put it back up for ME next year. I’m also as always thankful for all my friends – I realized when we took all the Christmas cards down that I got WAY WAY more of them than my Mom and Dad did (!)
Angel Sammy celebrated his birthday at the Bridge yesterday with all his Angel friends but I’m thankful he still found time to send me his poem for Poetic Thursday. I hope you are going to start off the new year by participating in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday inspired by the fun photos he finds for us to use as inspiration!
Here’s the email I got from him last night!
Happy New Year my friends!
Hope you all are ready for another exciting year – we at the Bridge are of course going to continue to work behind the scenes to keep you all happy and safe. We’ll continue to see you in your dreams as always.
So did any of you write a poem for this week’s photo? I thought it was a sweet and fun photo and I hope you did too. If you did write a poem, let us know in the comments here on Teddy’s blog and give us your link – we’ll visit you and read your poem. If you didn’t write one – why not make this the year of the poem for yourself. Be creative – have some fun.
Here’s the photo I gave you last week to inspire this week’s poem. My poem follows……….
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell January 2, 2019
Momma, Momma, Momma – just look at me!
I’m skating like a big girl and I’m not even three!
My baby shoes are scuffed from taking a few falls
But Momma’s always there to pick me up when I give a call.
My dimpled knees have a scar or two that will be there when I’m old
When my own little girl has roller skates and my stories are being told!
Of scooting along like the big kids on skates and screaming with delight
Of my Momma picking me up for a hug and squeezing me ever so tight.
These innocent and wonderful times I hope I remember all my days
I hope they all flash before my eyes as I pass into the eternal haze……..
Ta Da! That little girl has such joy – I started out wanting to capture it but it kind of turned into a reflection as I wrote. That often happens when I do my poems. I have an idea but as I put it into words it takes a direction all its’ own. That’s one of the GREAT things about writing though !!!
I have a photo for you for NEXT week’s poem. Please give it a try. I promise you will enjoy it. Poetry takes so many forms. You can choose your own. Freeform – rhyme or no rhyme……just let the photo take you somewhere in your imagination and put that feeling into words. When I found this photo below I had all kinds of thoughts…….Is this guy wondering how on earth he wound up with this job? And what IS his job?!?!?!
Anyway, have some fun with it and share your poem with all of us NEXT Thursday. I’ll send mine to Teddy to share with you! Have a good week…………full of smiles and lots of HAPPY.
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Love to all of you………..Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy………………….I wish I could have spent your birthday with you yesterday – we would have been QUITE a team wouldn’t we?