I’m thankful that it’s Thursday so I can not just talk about my Thankfuls this past week but because it’s also the day I share what Angel Sammy has sent to me from the Rainbow Bridge for his Thoroughly Poetic Thursday post. That’s something to be thankful on its’ own! If you want to join in the thankful Hop – click Brian’s badge above and you’ll be IN! Share what you’re thankful for – you’ll be glad you did.
Today I am thankful that the sun has returned. Florence’s aftermath which was by the time she got here merely a lot of rain and not so much wind was just two days of ICKY and WET and we certainly can handle that compared to all those who had to endure and still ARE enduring what Florence did to them. We pray for them every day. We hope the water recedes and that rebuilding will begin……….ONWARD.
This past week we learned that we lost a good friend – sweet Madi the Diva……she was needed at the Bridge and we are all sad about her parting but know she’s in good hands with all the Angels taking care of her there. We have been praying that her Mom and Dad will think of her being well looked after just as they did for 16 years. At the end of this blog post we will have information on the Blog Hop that our friend and Madi’s long-time boyfriend Raz from Friends Furever is hosting on September 26th. It will be fun – it’s what Madi wanted!
Now let me share what I got from Angel Sammy!
Hello Poetry Fans!
Another week has passed since we last met to exchange poetry fun – a sad week because Madi made her journey up to the Rainbow Bridge where she was hugged and hugged and hugged by me and SOOOOO many other Angels too numerous to list here. Let’s just say she is missing her home but knows this is where life DOES go on for all of us. She makes a beautiful Angel as you can imagine.
I understand that Madi and her Mom are going to continue writing poetry together and pawticipate in our weekly gatherings still which is WONDERFUL because we always have looked forward to her poems. They are fabulous. Now here is the photo that I gave you all last week for inspiration for this week’s poem – I REALLY love the mood of this painting don’t you? I hope you wrote a poem to share with us? If so, please tell us you did and leave us your blog link OR write your poem in our comments – either way we would love to see what you wrote……………
“Once Upon A Time…..”
By Angel Sammy Kimmell September 20, 2018
By candlelight we would gather ’round
In cozy room’s glow there’d be no sound
Until Mother would open the magical book
To pick out a story then she’d give us a look
The look said “settle in, and I’ll take you away!”
We’d eagerly wait to hear what she’d say
“Now we’ll begin” then the words would take flight
As the story she told brought magic to the night…..
The time we would spend there in our own little space
Mother weaving a tale bringing a smile to each face
When at last she would say “and now that is the end”
We knew next off to bed each of us she would send
What dreams we would have from the stories she told…..
Childhood memories are FRESH, although now I am old………..
I have to admit, when I was a kitty living with Mom and Dad, sometimes my Mom would weave a little tale about how much she loved me and how happy she was she found me and I really did love “story time”. I know some of you still do have story night with your Mom and I think that’s wonderful. Teddy rarely sits still long enough for Mom to make up a story for him but they are close in other ways. I hope the flavor of the joy of storytelling came through in my poem!!
Now – here’s your photo inspiration for NEXT week – I hope it brings some ideas to mind.
This one should be a great one to write a poem about………………so I will look forward to seeing YOURS next week! I hope it’s a date? Poetry is a lot of fun to write…….give it a try.
Love to you all, Angel Sammy
I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!
Thank you Angel Sammy! I like your poem this week. I think I’ll give story-telling a try. Mom is always trying to get me to listen to her and if you liked it – I bet I will too!
Now I want to share some information with all of you about the special Blog Hop for Madi………………….it’s going to be hosted by Raz of Friends Furever but here are the details on how to join in the fun (yes I said fun – Madi wanted a FUN event for her farewell)…………
This is information from Friends Furever about the Hop:
Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 when we host a special Blog Hop for Madi Come Laugh With Us. Post anything you want to do with a Box…such as stand up comedy, a joke or pun,
Recite a poem…karaoke, just a picture with a box, etc…anything goes no rules except RED! RED was Madi’s favorite color!!!