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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Double duty post day……we first are Thankful with Brian then Poetic with Angel Sammy!    Most important of the two is being thankful.    We certainly are too.   Thankful to all be healthy still in these unsettled times and thankful we are together.    We’re thankful that Brian has given everyone a HOP to express how thankful we are too and if you’d like to join – click his badge above and link up with us.

Then there’s the chance to spread our wings and do some poetry with Angel Sammy – he gives us a photo to use as inspiration for a poem – then the following week we share what we’ve written.    So let’s see what he’s sent to us for today?!


Hello Earthly Friends – here we are again sharing poems!

Did you write one for last week’s photo I gave you?     If so, make sure you tell us you did in our comments here.     As long as you are enjoying writing poetry every week to share then we’ll continue providing photographic inspiration!     

I know that everyone has more “weighty” things on their mind these days then poetry but it’s also a great stress reliever to stretch your mind and do something different – express yourself with a poem.    I hope you give it a try or if you already do this with us every Thursday – KEEP IT UP!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use as inspiration for your poem THIS week……..followed by my poem.

“Jewels of Nature”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©November 4, 2020

Mother Nature reminds us each and every Fall

She knows how to brighten life better than us all

The sun sets and rises and provides the brightest hues

From golden sun and orange leaves to endless sky of blue

Some trees are ancient warriors surviving nature’s wrath

Wind and fires destroy and leave an ashen path

When at last the fires are gone and the seeds have burrowed in

The years will pass, the forests grow and the cycle begins again.


When I chose this photo last week for us to use, I thought two things when I looked deeply at it……..the absolutely beauty of Fall, of leaves of every color shining brightly in the sun but I also was reminded of the horrible fires that ravage these incredible places we enjoy and love and how incredibly sad it is that this happens AT ALL.     The forest has renewed itself almost since time began but can we continue to ask that of it ?

So, here’s the photo that I found for us all to use for next week’s poem – I hope you like it!

I really like this photo a LOT.   It says SO MUCH!    Let’s see if we can put words to those feelings and share them next week shall we?

Meanwhile, please continue to take care of yourselves – stay safe – we are a long way from seeing the end of the pandemic so do NOT let down your guard.    We Rainbow Angels are working as hard as we can to keep you safe but we can’t do it alone!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


I like your poem today Angel Sammy and I promise to continue to take care of our Mom and Dad…………….I’m doing my very best I promise!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday!


Happy Thursday to one and all!    Double day here for me with Thankful Thursday Hop and Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.   First up is always being THANKFUL because it is VERY important to recognize all the things we are thankful for.    This past week I was thankful for having such a wonderful place to stay when Mom and Dad are away for a bit – “Paws A While Pet Hotel” is the BEST.   The Sisters who own and operate it are so sweet and they spoil me rotten just as they spoiled Angel Sammy before me.   I’m grateful to be with them.

Wouldn’t you like to join in being Thankful and visiting to see what everyone ELSE is thankful for?   If you would, just click Brian’s badge above and fill out the form with your link.   Easy!

Next up today will be Angel Sammy’s weekly email to me which is transmits from the Rainbow Bridge – it’s all about POETRY!


GREETINGS FRIENDS!!!!    It’s me – Angel Sammy, your old pal now residing at the Rainbow Bridge.    Just because I’m HERE and not THERE doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a poem from time to time.   This little exercise is for all of us to share some poetry once a week.   If you’re not participating, I hope you’ll change your mind and be part of the fun.    If you have written a poem just let us know in comments with your link………..OR you can write your poem IN comments so we can all read it!    FUN huh?   Well it is!   Trust me!

Last week I gave you the photo below to use as your “inspiration” for this week’s poem.    I thought it was a super interesting photo with the buffalo – such an ancient and majestic beast – in the foreground while in the background an ancient geyser – Old Faithful – did its’ thing in a plume of steam from deep within the earth.   Kind of a primitive feel.   Anyway, here’s the photo I gave you, followed by the poem I wrote based on the inspiration I got from the photo:


By Angel Sammy Kimmell      October 17, 2018

In ancient times many beasts did roam

The bison was one and this was his home

Since prehistoric times this land was theirs

They adapted to change with very few cares

The landscape of Yellowstone may have changed

But the bison still belong there – this is their range.

Majestic formations dot their land

Geysers, hot springs, proof of nature’s hand.

They’ve survived through so much – in good times and bleak

Imagine what they could tell us if they could but speak…………..



There’s something so “ancient” about the look of bison………….they have their issues and always have.   They’ve been hunted, their herds culled for various reasons, diseases have plagued them, and yet they go on and on and on as they have since prehistoric times.   There’s something rather MAGICAL about that don’t you think?   

Here’s your photo for next week – I hope you like it and find some inspiration for a poem to share with us next Thursday……………

My Mom said this brings back some memories for her……………..I wonder why there’s no “TREAT TRUCK” in neighborhoods for we dogs and cats?    I think it would be popular, don’t you?????  

I hope you’ll write a poem with us next week………………I’ll be working on mine to share with you.    Meanwhile, everyone take care of yourselves and know that we Angels are working behind the scenes to try and help as much as we can with everything going on “back home” where you all are.    Love is forever…………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy



Cool poem Angel Sammy!    Those beasts are very strange looking if you ask me, but I say all things from prehistoric periods look just a bit strange – maybe just knowing how long they have SURVIVED in some form or another……..bison are very cool.

See you next Thursday for Poetry!

Hugs, Teddy