Is it Thursday already? My Mom is always talking about how QUICKLY she thinks time passes – I say it doesn’t pass fast enough but then I’m a little kid and she isn’t. Well whether it’s passed fast or slow it’s still time to be THANKFUL as we are every Thursday with our buddy Brian – and if you click his badge above you know what will happen? You will be transported to his blog where you can join in the Blog Hop where we are thankful too!
This week I’m thankful that even though it was cold cold cold out, my Mom and Dad indulged me and let me go outside and lie on the front porch in the sunshine. Of course they were WITH me and I had on my leash and harness but I WAS outside and I did get some fresh air. It was quite cold but nice. I am also thankful that in spite of places all around us getting snow – we didn’t!
I’m always thankful as well when I get my weekly email from my brother Angel Sammy at the Bridge containing his poem for his Poetry Challenge. Yep – I got it last night and here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge!
It’s another Thursday and time for us to share the poems we wrote during this past week using the photo I gave you as inspiration………….sure is fun doing this don’t you think? If you’ve joined us before you know the deal…….I give you a photo each week and you write a poem about the photo: how it makes you feel, what it makes you think, a funny story it reminds you of, WHATEVER inspiration you get, you write. Easy? Well for some people I guess it isn’t easy but really ANYONE can write a poem – just do it. If you wrote one, me sure to put your blog link in our comments here OR write your poem out in our comments – either way we can read and share!
Here’s the photo that was our inspiration for this past week, followed by my poem:
By Angel Sammy Kimmell March 14, 2018
Panic begins, breathing in gulps, hearts beat fast,
Fear grips the mind and you hope it won’t last….
Being afraid, scared, or worried is just not fun
You’d much rather be on a beach in the sun!
When life is a mess or it seems to be so
It’s hard to relax and just let things go
The feelings of doubt, of sadness, or regret
Can seem like a wave that’s as big as it gets……..
A tsunami of fear that’s pulling you under
“Will I survive?”, you can’t help but wonder.
The WILL to go on can get you through doubt
When you break through that wave you’ll just want to shout
“I’m still here, I got through it, and I’m still alive…..
I’ll be stronger next time because I want to SURVIVE!”
Even though I am at the Bridge now I listen to everything my Mom says……..and this past week she talked a lot about “worry”……..and how easy it is for people to get overwhelmed by worry. THAT was the inspiration for me this week along with this incredible photograph of a SURFER on a wave bigger than BIG – in fact it’s truly a tsunami-sized wave. I’m sure it’s a thrill to surf and manage to come up for air after riding a wave like that BUT it’s not something I’d do that’s for sure! When I found that photo I couldn’t believe it was real but I investigated it, and it is. In fact, if you google “gigantic waves” you’ll see other HUGE waves…….
Now, for NEXT week’s poem photo challenge, I have a photo to give you and you have a whole week to think about it and write a poem about the photo! Ready?
Talk about a pawsome campsite huh? Well, it is just a huge cave in a jungle but it does STIR the imagination! That’s what it’s supposed to do. I hope you’ll write a poem to share with us NEXT week…………..about what you feel when you look at this photo.
Now it’s time for me to say goodbye……….I have duties to attend to you know. Lots of them. I don’t just lie on a cloud and float around all day you know! I’ll see you soon……maybe in your dreams…………
Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy! I like next week’s photo – looks like a spot where Cat Scouts should go camping. So we’ll see you next Thursday everyone? Have a good week and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.