Twice The Fun Thursday Is Here!
Today we will join Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop AND my brother Angel Sammy will showcase his weekly poem with something celebrating this week’s letter of the alphabet – “F” !
First my “thankfuls”………….if you’d like to share your thankfuls, hop on over to Brian’s and use the linky tool (click on his badge below to go to his blog) to tell us what you’re thankful for – add your blog link and we’ll see what you have to say. We all have something to be thankful for….sometimes it doesn’t seem like we do, but if we think about it, there are things all around us to be thankful for. I’m thankful that even though it’s hot as heck outside my Mom and Dad who do NOT like “hot”, are still taking me out for a walk when I
demand ask them to. They try to stay in the shade but I like a bit of sun myself and they will indulge me. I’m so thankful for such understanding parents!
Now for Angel Sammy!!!
Here’s what Angel Sammy transmitted to me overnight from the Bridge for today’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday! First of all, today’s letter is “F” and he told us we could all write a poem about ANYTHING starting with the letter “F” or use one or more of his “prompt” words – which were:
(1) Feast (2) Frog (3) Frosty (4) Family
Here’s what he sent to me through his Cloudtop Computer!
Hello My Friends! Are you ready for some poetry?
Today we do “F” and I’m using one of my prompts – the word “FROG”……….why? Well some of you who have been following this blog for a while know that for many years I had a good friend who lived under the steps of my front porch at home. His name was Freddy and he was a frog. I saw him every Spring for several years – although truth be told, whether it was Freddy or one of his relatives I’ll never know for sure. ANYWAY, he was my inspiration – we used to have such fun!
By Angel Sammy Kimmell 7/20/17
An unlikely friend some would say
But friends we were back in the day
Every Spring he’d come out to greet me
We didn’t arrange it – he’d just plain meet me!
The front porch was where we usually met
My water bowl was there and Freddy would be WET.
I knew he’d bathe in my water bowl you see
The telltale puddle was the big clue for me……
Then off the porch we both would hop
Down the sidewalk we’d go – at the driveway we’d stop.
Our “game” started when Freddy sat still…..
I’d give him a pat using my most tender of skills!
He’d hop when I’d pat him – just once then he’d stop
Until I patted him again then he’d take one more hop!
We’d go on with that for about 20 feet…..
Mom would be laughing as we moved down the street…..
Then he’d hop into the grass and go into the clover…..
That was the big clue that our game was over.
We sometimes would skip the game and just sit with each other
Then a car would go by and he’d run quick for cover.
One year he didn’t come and I worried and worried
Did an animal go after him and away he scurried?
By then I was older and not going out as much
Perhaps I’ll look him up at the Bridge and get back in touch!!
Mom took this photo of Freddy
I hope some of you also wrote a poem this week and if you did, please leave your blog link in my comments here so we can follow and read your poem OR you can even write your poem in my comments if you like. It’s fun to write a poem – it doesn’t even have to rhyme….it can be haiku or ANY form of poetry too. Silly or serious, doesn’t matter. Just spread your wings and try to write a poem because you just might LIKE IT! Here are your prompt words for NEXT week’s Poetic Thursday. Remember, you can write about any “G” word or use one or more of these prompts!!
(1) Garden (2) Giggle (3) Groceries (4) Grandma
Until then my friends – take care of yourselves and enjoy every day!
Sammy the Angel Poet in his French Beret!
See you all tomorrow for Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop and whatever else I can think of to say in my blog!
(Having a good think in the sink……….)