Happy Thursday! Time to tell what we are thankful for since our last Thankful Thursday! My biggest thankful really is that our very long wet run of weather gave us a break yesterday. We had sun almost all day long and it was just so glorious. Mom was finally able to mow the yard and I was finally able to “nest” in the back yard leaves without getting soaked. It was heavenly. Speaking of heavenly, I heard from Angel Sammy last night – he got through on his wi-fi connection and emailed me his poem and message for today! YAY!!!!
Hello Poetry Fans!
Here we go again – another Thursday and time for us to share the poems we wrote this past week using the photo I gave you as “inspiration” ! I also have picked out another photo which I’ll give you later for you to use for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together.
If you wrote a poem this week please let us know in comments here so we can visit you to read it. I’m so happy some of you are joining in the fun and writing a poem. Thankfully for all of us there are a LOT of poetic formats – some short like haiku and some long like mini-short stories – and even many forms that don’t rhyme…….so you can have FUN writing something using a photograph and your imagination.
Here’s last week’s photo followed by my poem for the week:
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell @May 15, 2019
A long hard day riding the range
Cattle moving slow in the mid-day sun
Hard life yes but you wouldn’t change
For you this life is perfect and fun
Time to relax and put up those boots
While ranch hands in the distance holler and hoot
Let them work while you take a break
Giving back to the land more than you take
A life on a ranch is in your blood
You’ll stand your ground in pestilence or flood
The family heritage is entrenched in this land
And you’ll love it until the day you die and take God’s hand.
I know my Mom talks about childhood memories and of course in her day every little boy watched cowboy movies, wore a cowboy hat and wanted to ride the range when they grew up. Well Mom tells me that these days it’s harder and harder to hang onto the land and work it – especially farmers and ranchers. It’s not an easy life but many of these ranches and farms have been in families for generations – you don’t just walk away from that I guess!
Here’s your photo inspiration for NEXT Thursday……………………..
Now let’s see what we all can do with this photo – I think it will make for some FUN poetry don’t you? I hope you’ve all had a great week and that the one coming up will be too. I’ll look forward to seeing you next Thursday.
Love forever and ever, Angel Sammy
There you have it! Another poetry Thursday and as usual, Angel Sammy has given all of you a fun photo for NEXT week just as he did with the one for today. I hope you’ll give writing a poem a try if you haven’t done it before. It’s easier than you think and it’s very cool to look at it and think “HEY – I WROTE THAT!!”.