Hello and Happy Thursday! Today we start off with being THANKFUL on Brian’s Blog Hop. We all share something we are thankful for and let’s face it – we are all thankful for SOMETHING right? Want to join us? Please do – click his badge above and fill out the LINKY tool and you’re in! Thanks Brian for hosting this.
Today I will say that I’m very thankful my Dad indulges me in my need to go outside. A perfect example of just how special that is to me is today it’s raining like MAD – you might say it’s raining cats and dogs in fact!
So you might expect that Dad would say “nope – not taking you out in the pouring rain – that’s crazy!”……………instead he put on his raincoat and rain boots and out we went. He figured I wouldn’t go further than the covered front porch but he was WRONG. I did go out in the pouring rain and ran all over the place getting absolutely DRENCHED. He stayed under the roof of the porch until I wandered a bit far afield then he came down into the pouring rain WITH me and stayed with me. After about 15 minutes even I had had enough. Mom laughed when she opened the front door and wrapped me in a big old towel and gave me a rubdown. Dad was just happy to get back in the warmth! But I had to say that VERY FEW Dads or Moms would have done that – wouldn’t you say? I mean it’s probably one thing if you HAVE to go outside in a pouring rain to do your business but I wanted to out there to PLAY. Dad let me. WOO HOO FOR DAD.
Now I guess you want to know if Angel Sammy sent me his poem for today and I must say OF COURSE HE DID! Has he ever let us down? Nope! Here’s what he sent.
Time for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday!
Here we are yet again everyone – and I do hope you wrote a poem to share for today like I did. I know it’s “just another thing in the week” having a poetry day but I am hoping that more of you will pawticipate since it’s just so much fun. My sincere thanks (and a hug) to all of you who are writing a poem every week based on the photo I give you the week before. I gave you a rather interesting photo last week don’t you think? It was somewhat MAGICAL in feel and I bet you felt it too – I’m sure it reflects in your poems. Here’s the photo you had to think about and write about followed by my poem:
By Angel Sammy Kimmell April 26, 2018
An ancient old tree with arms spread wide
Plenty of holes for squirrels to hide
Time seems to have passed you by
As you reached your arms up towards the sky
Creatures you have held in your welcome embrace
Shelter and comfort, offering such a safe place
Storms, and winds and lightning strikes and hail
Have tried to batter you but to no avail
Your strength has kept you from an ending so tragic
I am absolutely sure you are a tree of MAGIC!
I wonder how many of you studied this photo closely and noticed one particular detail high up in the tree branches on the right side of the picture…………facing the sun is a cardinal………..and I would be willing to bet you it was thinking “this is MY tree and I feel the magic!”…………of course that tree can hold dozens of birds, squirrels, and all other manner of critters but for that cardinal all that matters is the magic moment facing the sun when the tree is ALL HIS!
If you wrote a poem be sure and tell us in comments here on Teddy’s blog……….OR you can even write your poem in our comments! Just be sure and share……….we love reading your work.
How about next week? I’m sure you can’t wait to see what photo I’m going to give you to spark your imaginations for another poem………….here it is:
Love that face……………this will be another great one to write a poem about…….It was nice visiting with you again my friends………I hope you will join me next week in sharing a poem. I know you see a lot in this guy’s face. Tell us all about it in a poem!
Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy……..The face I love seeing the most is YOURS! I wish it was here in purrrrrson so we could nap and play together but I know one day we will do that so I’ll be patient – I have a long life to live taking care of our Mom and Dad!
Hope to see all of you next Thursday as we are THANKFUL and POETIC together.