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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!   Time to be thankful for another week………………..this Hop is sponsored by our good friend Brian and you can join in and tell us your Thankfuls by clicking his badge above.   Fill out the LINKY tool and tell it like it is.     My “Thankfuls” this week include that Mom and Dad finally got the deck resealed and I can now visit it on my “walks” around the yard.   It was off limits for several days while the work was going on and now I can go up there and hang out if I want to.    Another thankful is that even though we were expecting a whole lot of firework noise yesterday we didn’t have ANY until last night and even that wasn’t so bad.    I wasn’t scared at all (well, hardly anyway!).

The other part of my post today is sharing the email I got from Angel Sammy via his wifi connection at the Bridge transmitting his regular Thursday poem to us.    YAY!    Below is what came through……………

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Hello everyone!    Here we are again on a Thursday sharing some fun with poetry.    By now you know that on Thursdays I not only share my poem with you that I based on the previous week’s “photo inspiration” that I gave, but I also give you a challenging photo for you to write a poem about for NEXT Thursday when we get together again!    Just put into words what the photo I give you “says” to you – how does it make you feel or what do you see/think about when you see it?     Pretty easy right?   Well you may think you can’t write a poem but you CAN – trust me.    Here’s the photo I gave you last week for you to write a poem about for today – followed by my poem.

“Movie Night”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    July 5, 2018

Drive In movies were very popular in the past

But like lots of things, they just didn’t last

People now prefer a cool movie theater seat

Rather than outside in a car – but back then it was a treat!

Date night meant going to a drive-in, getting popcorn, cokes and candy

Sitting close to your boyfriend in the car with the window speaker quite handy

Intermission you’d walk around, visit friends or get more snacks for “part two”

All around you other cars full of families or maybe couples like you!

It was cozy and private and MAYBE you’d see some of the movie……….

In your date night clothes and teased up hair you felt quite groovy…..

Well that’s what Mom says drive-ins were like but that was so long ago

I’m sure there were people there who ACTUALLY came for the show!!!!

 

HAHA……sorry Mom…….I had to write this one and it’s dedicated to you and your long-ago memories.    There are some drive-ins around these days but they are few and far between.  

So now that I embarrassed Mom (!) and also had some fun writing this poem, it’s time for me to tell you that if you’ve written your OWN poem from the photo, please let us know and give us your link in our comments OR write your poem there to share with us.   C’mon!!!   We want you to give poetry a try……………..it’s FUN I promise.

Now here’s your poem for NEXT Thursdays poetic inspiration – you have a whole week to write a poem about this photo………..will you do it?   I hope so.  

So I will hope to see you all again next week when we get together and share our poems based on the above photo – is it a date?    Until then, just remember that those of us up here at the Bridge are watching over you……all day every day……always and forever.

Love, Angel Sammy

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

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………….that was a fun poem and looks like that carnival photo will be a fun one too……………………..thanks for visiting us every week.    It makes me happy!

Hugs, Teddy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!   Time to share our thankfuls from the past week on this blog hop that our buddy Brian hosts every week.   Wanna join in?  Just click the badge above and DO IT!    This week I have to say I’m thankful that we have had TWO days of sun.   I don’t mind rain – in fact I will walk outside and act like I don’t even notice it’s raining like mad – but I prefer sun and puddles of sun.   Who wouldn’t?   If you’re a cat anyway!    I’m ALSO thankful my brother Angel Sammy did his usual and reliable thing of transmitting via his Bridge Laptop this week’s THOROUGHLY POETIC poem………what would my week be without that too?   Well, it sure wouldn’t be as much fun.

Below is the email I got from him last night.   If you’ve never participated in the sharing of a poem inspired by one of Sammy’s photos he gives us then maybe this is the week you should try!!

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Hello my friends!   It’s already Thursday even though it seems like YESTERDAY we shared our photo-inspired poetry here, doesn’t it?   Time flies – not just for your Earth-bounders but also for those of us at the Bridge.   Anyway, the idea behind this whole thing is that I give you a photo every week and you have a whole week to write a poem based on that photo; how it made you feel looking at it, things you thought about when you looked at it, what you see in your heart and mind when you look at it.   Got the idea?    It’s easy – and so is writing a poem.   Trust me – poetry takes all sort of forms and sometimes doesn’t even rhyme – it’s just full of feelings or thoughts.   GIVE IT A TRY!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week AND following the photo you’ll see the poem I wrote!

“Paradise”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell     June 27, 2018

 

An oasis in the midst of the endless sand

A welcome spot in a magical land

Echoes of ancient cultures all around

Breezes through the palm trees the only sound

The cats and their caretaker enjoy paradise

The wind off the water feels ever so nice

The royal caretaker serves the cats to the best of her ability

The felines belong to a family of nobility

This restful break from court will soon be at an end

Soon a chariot will arrive – one the King will send

The caretaker and her charges will return to their home

The royal cats walled in so they can no longer roam

Paradise will be waiting for the next time around

When by the oasis, contented purrs are the only sound………..

 

 

I know Teddy would enjoy a trip to this place wherever it is and I know I’d like to meet him there…………………Perhaps this is a spot here at the Rainbow Bridge that I’ve not yet seen – it looks quite magical that’s for sure.   I can’t wait to read YOUR poems – did you write one?   Let us know that you did in our comments – give us your blog link so we can read it OR write your poem in our comments HERE.    YOU CAN DO IT!

Here’s your poetic inspiration for NEXT Thursday……see what you can come up with for this photo!    Take the challenge and run with it.   It’s fun.   Honest it is.

This brings back some memories for some of you right?   I hope to see you next week……………….I’ll be looking for you – in the meantime, remember we are friends forever.

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………………..I love your poem for this week but next week I think Mom is going to insist SHE have some input on your poem.   She remembers places like that !!!

Happy Thursday Photo Poetry Fans!   

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hi Everybody!   Thursday rolls around again and we join Brian’s Blog Hop which is ALL ABOUT THANKFULS!     Those of us who want to share our thankfuls go to his blog (click above) and fill out the LINKY form and enter our URL and we’re IN!    We are thankful for a number of things this week including:   The Cat Blogosphere is BACK with new hosts including Brian’s Dad, we had two sunny days out of the last seven so I was finally able to get some sun puddle action, our lawn tractor died but my Dad has a part on order so there’s hope for the old machine (20 years old!) yet, we’ve had our house power washed and our gutters cleaned out of all that disgusting oak pollen…………AND…………..AND……….well, I guess that’s about it since I’ve run out of thankfuls.    However I will say this – if we REALLY TRULY think about it, every single day we are thankful to HAVE that day.   None of us knows how long we will be here so be THANKFUL for every day.   Right?

I received Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic poem last night via email from the Bridge.   He never lets us down.   Here’s what he sent for all of us to see:

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Happy Thursday – it’s poetry challenge day!

Another Thursday and another chance to show us your poetic skills in matching your words with a photo that I’ve given to spark your imagination.    We had some great poetry from you all last week with the photo of the two kittens.  This week’s photo has a lot of possibilities.    If you’ve crafted a poem to share, make sure and tell you you did in the blog comments so we can visit your post and read your poem – OR just write your poem in our comments – either way, share your words with us.   Some of you have said you’d like to try writing a poem SO GO AHEAD AND DO IT!   I encourage you to – you’ll find that it’s not so tough and knowing that poetry doesn’t necessarily mean rhyming helps….also there are long poems, short poems, and so many poetic forms that it’s totally amazing.   Anyway, here’s the poem I wrote for the photo I gave you last week.

“Day Is Done”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    June 7, 2018

Days on vacation filled with fun

Good times don’t end with the fading sun

Night magic happens as the lights flicker on

Crickets call, frogs serenade, with nature we are one

Reflecting back on the day we have spent

Our vacation so perfect in this cabin we did rent

We cooked out, rowed the boat, caught fish, took a hike

All in the quiet of no trucks, no cars, and no motorbikes….

Just peace and quiet and breathing in the fresh air

Letting go of all worries as we sat on porch chairs.

When we return to “real life” we will treasure these days

We’ll recall the special moments before they fade in life’s haze

In the album will go the photos from this trip to the lake

Knowing next year when we return here, more memories we’ll make………

 

My Mom and Dad have often said they’d like to spend one vacation they take in a cabin on a lake.   They love Maine and have always stayed right on the ocean but Mom thinks the lake district would be a fun change with a quiet cabin, fire in the fireplace, and a rowboat to explore the shore.   I think Teddy would enjoy that – I was a little too “scaredy” for adventure but Teddy is different and I think he’d like it.    ANYWAY, there are also beautiful lakes and cabins in Virginia so they don’t have to TRAVEL far to find that little cabin on a lake.

Are you ready to see the photo I’ve picked for your poetic inspiration this week and your subsequent poem for next Thursday????

I think this will be another FUN one…………….let your imagination take you to a place where poetry just HAPPENS and share your poem with us next week!   I hope you join in the fun.   Until then, remember, I’ll be watching over you along with all your other friends at the Rainbow Bridge!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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YAY!   I like your poem this week my brother but I can’t hardly wait for next week’s.    It looks like a magical spot where teeny tiny people might live…………hmm……..maybe I’ll head out to the woods with Mom now and take a peek!

Love, Teddy

No mushrooms or tiny people under here!!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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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.

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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:

“Magic Tree”

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!

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

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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.

Love, Teddy

Me and Dad on a NICE SUNNY day (not like today for sure!)

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday!   Time for the THANKFUL blog hop Brian hosts at his blog AND for Angel Sammy’s poetry day.    First though let’s give some time to be THANKFUL.   If you want to join us, please click Brian’s badge and join in by filling out the LINKY tool.    It’s great to share our thankfuls every week.    This week I’m super thankful that the weather has been nice enough that I’d been able to go outside a LOT and it’s not even really NICE and Springy – but it’s NICER than winter weather so my parents have been taking me out more.   I love being in my yard……..I munch on grass (yes we actually have some coming up already!) and enjoy the sun on my furs (if the sun’s out of course otherwise I just ENJOY the fresh air).    Mom and Dad are positive I was an outdoor kitty before they adopted me – I love the great outdoors and actually enjoy the COLD.    I think that’s why they think maybe I was a barn cat or had a major outside connection.   I can’t give it up but at least I’m SAFE out there with my harness and leash on.

Now for the next part of today’s blog – Angel Sammy transmitted his POETIC THUSDAY poem to me via his internet connection at the Rainbow Bridge so I will show you that now!

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Hello Friends!   Ready for some poetry?

I hope some more of you have thought a little more about joining in our Poetry Challenge every week because it sure is FUN.    I didn’t have a lot of time to work on a poem this week because they are keeping us busy at the Bridge with Easter and Passover coming up……..we have a lot of ANGELIC duties to take care of you know.    BUT I did find some time and using the photo I gave you last week as your poetic inspiration, I crafted my poem based on this photo!  

First of all – don’t you just LOVE this photo?   what a fabulous spot this would be to spend a summer afternoon…………all those beautiful tulips and petty green trees and grass????!!!!   Spread out a picnic blanket and VOILA – heavenly!    So here’s the poem I wrote to go with this photo.

“Happy Faces”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    March 28, 2018

 

Acres of blooms in gardens galore

Springtime is popping with flowers and more

Trees bud and shrubs grow and nature awakes

New growth needs warm breezes and all the sun it can take

Blooming flowers in colors from pastels to deep hue

Glistening in morning sun as it shines on the dew

Have you ever noticed when you see flowers that they make you smile?

It’s great to observe if you sit down in a garden for a while

People stop and point and smell the bouquet of  scent in the air

For a minute or an hour, you can forget all your cares

Get lost in the glory that comes from the flowers

Their beauty and color contain so much power

A garden of flowers is such a happy place

It’s for sure you will see more than one happy face!

 

Flowers are special – and you can’t look at a garden full of flowers without smiling at the wonder of the beauty of nature.   I used to go out in to my Mom’s garden when she had one in our backyard and just SIT…….I sometimes would lie down and squash some flowers accidentally (oops) and stay there for an hour – sometimes falling asleep while Mom pulled weeds or cut flowers all around me.   I just found it a happy place.   She doesn’t have a flower garden anymore but it’s a fond memory of mine.    I expect Teddy will enjoy being outside with Mom as she weeds her perennial bed (which is a lot less work to have!).    

I hope you enjoyed my poem today and I bet when I read YOURS I will enjoy them too!    The tulip photo speaks to me of SPRING and EASTER and warm weather…………..what did the photo “tell” you when you looked at it?    If you wrote a poem, tell us you did in comments and give us your blog link so we can read it OR put your poem in our comments and SHARE.   

Meanwhile, I have a photo for your NEXT WEEK’s poem inspiration……………can’t wait to see what you write for this one.   

Our poetry challenge will be to write a poem about this photo – how does it make you feel?  What do you see and what do you think.    I will see the answers to those questions NEXT Thursday when we share our poetry!  

Meanwhile, HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER OR PASSOVER!    

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Big Angelic Hugs from me to all of you!   

Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy!   I love your poem today but then again I love all your poems.   I hope everyone else wrote one – it’s fun to see what people come up with.    Thanks for joining in the fun everybody.

Hugs, Teddy

…..zzzzz……

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Is it Thursday already?  Yep it is……..time to talk about being Thankful – which I am and always will be.     If you are wanting to talk about how thankful you are just join in the Thankful Hop hosted by Brian – simply click the badge above and go sign up!

I’m thankful that we did NOT get snow from either of the weather systems that caused havoc north of us…………what we DID get was tons of wind – powerful wind – lots of our neighbors lost shingles, siding and trees…….we lost ONE big oak down in our woods, and had a lot of “little stuff” to clean up out of the yard.   So I’m THANKFUL too that we didn’t have damage to the house.

My Mom is thankful that she won a contest at The Evil Squirrel’s Nest blog………there were three random pictures posted and the project was to write something, draw something, or otherwise somehow make a cohesive story or whatever out of the three photos.    Someone else won the actual competition but Mom was in the draw for the “random winner” and her number was picked!  So she has a new badge on our website from the Squirrel.    YAY for Mom!    This was her entry HERE.

Now the second part of our Thursday post is always what I get from my Angel brother Sammy who sends in his Photo Poetry Challenge via email from the Rainbow Bridge – this week of course he didn’t let any of us down – I got his poem and I’m sharing the email I got from him courtesy of “Rainbow Wi-Fi” below!

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Hello Friends and Fellow Poets (or Readers!)   Time to share a poem!!

We were watching from the Rainbow Bridge as many of you had yucky weather to deal with – you know we have no influence over the weather but we were hoping everyone would be alright and thank heavens most of you were.    We only have gentle breezes and sunshiny days at the Bridge you know – we are lucky but then the price we pay for that beauty is having to be physically apart from our beloved families…………we are ALWAYS with you in spirit though!!

Here is the photo I gave you LAST week to use as your “inspiration” for this week’s photo poetry……………….I hope you were able to find time to write a poem inspired by this wacky little photo???   If you did, please share your blog link to your poem in my comments here OR write your poem IN our comments.   We’d love to see if you had as much fun as I did with this photo.

“Capturing Humans”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell, March 7, 2018

A professional photographer is my job at the zoo

I use my camera to take photos of you!

I try to take photos of things fascinating

Like groups of loud humans congregating

They move in herds or occasionally alone

They usually have a thing on one ear they call “phone”

They chatter away with their group like WE do

They giggle and point when they come to our zoo

They don’t seem to notice that we find them amusing

They do funny things that we find so confusing!

They have something we don’t – why can’t they see?

They can roam at will……..and we LONG to be free.

 

Sometimes it makes us sad that so many animals are in cages but zoos are doing a better job of giving animals in captivity more natural habitats AND because endangered animals are taken care of in zoos, they are PROTECTED !     That’s a GOOD thing!    But still I wonder how many of them see humans roaming freely and wish they could do that.   Probably more than we will ever know……………………..Now did you write a poem this week?   If not, I hope you will consider doing one next week – you can write one – I know you can.

Here’s next week’s inspirational photo……………I bet you can do something with this one – we’ll compare poems next week OK?    It’s a deal……………………

This one will be interesting………

So I will see you here next week on Thursday…………..I’ll be anxious to read your poems……………..C’mon now don’t let me down!    Meanwhile know that I am watching out for all of you – my friends – from the Rainbow Bridge.

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy.    I can’t wait to read everyone’s poems for today as we visit our blog buddies AND just wonder what they will “see” in next week’s photo – what I see scares me to death!    HAHAHA

Love, Teddy

This is as close to WATER I want to get – forget surfing!!!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Today We’re THANKFUL with Brian and Poetic with Sammy!

Thursday is our “two posts for one” day – we’re starting off with being Thankful on Thursday with our friend Brian (click badge above) and joining his Thankful Blog Hop.   We all share what we’re thankful for and it’s fun to see what everyone has been thankful for the previous week.   If you click the badge you will go there and you can join up with the rest of us!

I have a kind of silly thankful this week – today is day TWO of some incredible weather here in Virginia.   It’s February and we have two days in a row of almost 80 degrees.   That is TRULY weird.   Oh a “normal” February day, it’s anywhere from 30 -45 degrees and maybe some snow thrown in the mix.   We even DID have snow this past Saturday!    Anyway, it’s been glorious and I’ve been able to get Mom and Dad to take me out on the front porch for some SUN and some fresh air and lots of walks around the yard.   I’ve dug some holes, eaten some grass and rolled around in the dirt!   LIFE IS GOOD.   Tonight cold comes back so I’ve been very THANKFUL for a break!

Onward to part two of our blog today which is when we get to see the poem Angel Sammy sent us for his Poetic Thursday challenge……………

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It’s Poetic Thursday my friends…

Nice to be with you all today – Thursday is MY day with what used to be MY blog but my little brother Teddy is now hosting.    He does a great job but gives me some space to do MY thing on Thursdays.    Every week I give you a PHOTO and your challenge is to write a poem about that photo – what does it make you think about, what do you feel when you look at it, what comes to mind, etc.    It’s a lot of fun……..AND everyone can write a poem if you just try.     Honest!     After I share my poem from this past week’s photo, I’ll give you a NEW photo for NEXT Thursday to write a poem about……….

Here was last week’s Photo inspiration:

Alone

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   Feb. 22, 2018

There are times when we really want to be alone

No knocks on the door, no ringing telephone

Just relaxing in the quiet of a “newborn” day

No questions asked – so no answers to say

But being alone isn’t always the best

We might have a problem to get off our chest!

We might need some help with a problem or two

Or perhaps there are times when only a hug will do…

Still, it’s important to feel “whole” when we’re just one

For each of us has a journey of our own to be done

The road we each travel is ours to complete

Although having a partner makes the trip much more sweet.

 

Sometimes it’s good to be alone………..but sometimes we really don’t want to be alone and need a friend or partner to be there for us and with us.    We are though individuals over and above what we are with others so we HAVE to be comfortable within ourselves.   My Mom says she learned this when she was single after being married the first time!!   She didn’t know how to be ONE – she only knew how to be HALF of two!     I was always alone being an “only kitty” but to tell you the truth, I was always MUCH happier when my Mom and Dad were there with me………….  That was the inspiration for my poem today.    And “ALONE” was the first thing that popped into my head when I wrote my poem for today.   

Did you write a poem?   If you did, how about giving us the link to your poem in my comments?   We can ALL read it!   If you didn’t write one – join us next week……I promise you’ll have fun.    Now for next week’s photo inspiration!!

This one ought to be fun right?   I’ll see you next week – can’t wait to see what you do with this photo…………..it’s thought-provoking for sure!   

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks my brother!    That was a doozy of a poem…………….and I’ll be looking forward to next Thursday when we get together again to be THANKFUL and to read POETRY together!!!

Hugs, Teddy

P.S.  

We learned this morning that Sarge – Blogville’s favorite pawlice chief and friend to all, has left for the Rainbow Bridge.   We hadn’t heard from him in a long time and then when we did – it was this sad news……..we will always remember this special guy.   You can leave a message for his family HERE

Thankful Thursday and Poetry Too!

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Today Is Double Post Day!  

First up is THANKFUL THURSDAY

This Blog Hop is hosted by Brian at Brians Home Blog – you can click his badge above to go there and sign up to be PART of Thankful Thursday if you like!    It’s our chance to tell what we are thankful for from the past week or whenever!    In my case I look back at the previous week and think about what I’ve been thankful for………….this week I was thankful to have my very FIRST “Gotcha Day”.    Mom and Dad brought me home to live with them on February 5, 2017 and what a wonderful life I’m leading here.   I was 11 months old and homeless at the shelter and now I’m not too far from turning TWO and living the life of “One Spoiled Cat” just like my Angel brother Sammy did!    I am truly thankful.

Again my Angel brother Sammy didn’t let us all down – he got his photo poem to me which is what we’ll be reading in PART TWO of today’s double post…………….here’s what he sent to us all!

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Hello Friends – it’s me coming to you from the Rainbow Bridge!  

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day……we celebrated at the Bridge too but we were all reminiscing about our BIGGEST LOVE – we all agreed those we left behind when we went to the Bridge are our most SPECIAL VALENTINES.

I hope you are enjoying the photo poetry challenge – those of you who are participating are really doing SO WELL with your poems – I’m pleased you’re having fun – I sure am.    This week’s photo is below followed by my poem to go with it – I hope you like it.    If you’ve written one, please leave your link in my comments so we can read it !!    If you haven’t joined us before – PLEASE DO – we encourage everyone to stretch their wings and write a poem….you CAN do it…..I promise you can.  

“Home Sweet Home”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   Feb. 15, 2018

In the vastness of space we can’t be alone

I mean other lifeforms – I’m not talking clones!

Do they have six heads and four legs – or more?

Will they visit us soon or have they been here before?

As we send things in space like satellites and rockets

Does some giant gather them up and stuff them in his pockets?

Are our space probes just trophies for beings in space?

When I look at this photo my imagination does race!

I can watch from my cloud at the Bridge and I wonder

Are other beings sending rain?  Are their voices the thunder?

Will they watch us implode or give us a hand………

Show us the way out before humankind’s last stand?

Such heavy thoughts for an Angel in paradise far away

The blue planet is still MY HOME, so I continue to pray

Planet Earth is a beauty – we can see that from afar

We must take good care of home – our Blue Planet Star…………..

 

Now it’s YOUR turn…………….I hope you’ve written a poem this week.    If you didn’t but think you’d like to give writing one a try – how about using this photo I’m about to show you as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we gather again for my Poetic Thursday?     Just look at this photo below and describe in your poem how it makes you feel, what you see, what you THINK you see, or anything else that pops into your head when you look at it!    Is it a deal?    Here’s next week’s photo challenge:

Have Fun With This One!  

I’ll be back next Thursday to show you my poem – we all have a whole week to study the photo and write a poem………………until then, have a GREAT week!   

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I like your poem…………makes me think.   I hope that Earth will be around for a very long time and I think it will if we take good care of it!    Sending you hugs from EARTH to the BRIDGE……………..

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Here we are!  It’s already Thursday and time for us to share what we are thankful for.    If you’d like to join this hop hosted by our friend Brian and his family, just click their badge above and join in the Hop with us…………………..

I had something ready to talk about for today but as of two hours ago I changed it because in that time we had a VERY SCARY incident just a few houses down from us………..there was a HUGE explosion and we thought it had happened either in our house or a next door neighbor…………….after we determined we were fine, and the neighbors were fine, we saw out the back deck a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) fire raging in a house on the other side of the lake in our community.    The smoke was billowing and black…….it looked like the entire back of the house was on fire.    Soon there were firetrucks and ambulances………..they seemed to have a hard time getting the fire under control.   A neighbor stopped by to tell us that they did not know if anyone had been home at the time but a car was in the driveway – the family there had four dogs and it’s not known if they were home either.    At this time we still don’t know the details as it’s all just too new to know.   But one thing is for SURE – we are thankful it was NOT in our home and we are praying that nobody was home where the fire took place.    VERY scary and at this time of year in particular, what a disaster for some family.    Things can change in an INSTANT – we must be thankful for every minute we have………..every minute!!

I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy came through with his next Poetic PHOTO Challenge for this week – that means Rainbow Bridge communications with wi-fi are as dependable as they’ve been for over a year now since Angel Sammy left us……………..here’s this week’s photo poem……….

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Hello my friends and welcome to the SECOND week of our PHOTO POETRY CHALLENGE!    This is our new way of having fun with poetry – once a week I give you a photo write a poem about!  We hope more of you will join in this fun………it’s not so hard to write a poem – hey – it doesn’t even have to RHYME to be a poem – it can be short or long, funny or serious – whatever the photo I give you inspires you to say!     You can put your link to your own poem in the blog comments OR even write your poem there in the comments!   

Here’s the photo for this week followed by my poem about the photo:

“Lonely”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 20, 2017

Abandoned and forgotten

Rusty and quite rotten

What is this car’s story?

Full of sadness or glory?

Did a family get stranded?

Where this sad old car landed?

Did they run out of gas?

Did a spaceship go past?

I hope whoever was driving

Was not in a hurry to be arriving!

It’s a very lonely photograph

But I know what should be its’ epitaph:

“I DID MY BEST BUT FAILED THE TEST” !

 

You can’t help but wonder WHAT the story is behind this photo can you………………..I just hope everyone who WAS in the car is alright – or if someone towed the car out there just to get rid of it – I hope someone finds it one day and at least takes it out of this magnificent landscape because it just doesn’t belong there.    So what did you write about for this photo?    I can’t wait to read what you did………………!    

For next Thursday, here’s your POETIC PHOTO CHALLENGE…………………….as the new year approaches…………

We will share what this photo of a New Year’s Celebration makes us think about and how does it make us feel?   Excited?   Hopeful?  Happy?  Or something else entirely?     I will be thinking about what to write to – then next Thursday we’ll meet here and SHARE.    

Meanwhile, I want to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holiday…………………..because we all need a little MAGIC right about now – right?   

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I love your poem and I think the one for next week ought to be fun.    I hope everyone is loving the poetry challenges as much as I do READING them!    See you all next week!

Lots of Holiday Teddy Hugs!!!!

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Yes – we are Thankful!   

First of all thanks to Brian for being our host every single week…………everyone seems to have a lot to share so it’s a great Blog Hop and gives us a chance to say how thankful we are OUT LOUD.   My Mom and Dad were talking about how thankful they are to have ME here this Christmas since last Christmas they were so very sad because Angel Sammy had just gone to the Bridge on December 2 last year.   This year they have ME and I am keeping them ship shape around here.    I play a whole lot with my Mom – she’s the best toy I have (hahaha).

I’m also thankful that we are starting a new and FUN Photo Challenge every week on Thursday with Angel Sammy.    Last week he gave everyone a photo to write a poem about and today we’ll see what you all were able to do with the photo which was rather unusual!    Many of you knew what kind of clouds are in the photo – they are MAMMATUS clouds!    Angel Sammy just thought they might spur everyone’s imagination and perhaps even some of you who haven’t written a poem before MIGHT write one about this unusual sky.

I received Angel Sammy’s poem bright and early this morning so apparently the wi-fi connection at the Bridge is still in fine shape even though this is a busy time of the year not just for US but for Angels too!   Here’s what he sent to us……………..

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Greetings from the Bridge my friends!

I am hoping that all of you who have been such loyal poets throughout our several trips through the alphabet on Thursdays will stick with me on this NEWEST challenge – it may be harder or maybe you will find it easier – but it WILL be fun.    Someone asked me if you could use ANY photo if you couldn’t come up with a poem about the one I give you each week.    I’m hoping that you will use MY photo……………..if we find that people just are at a loss as to what to write, we’ll change the rules but let’s all give this a try first shall we???    The deal is to study the photo I give you and come up with a poem about what feelings you get from looking at the photo, or what it LOOKS like, or makes you think about, etc.    I’ll try and give you interesting photos I promise.   Remember that poems can be short or long, can rhyme or not rhyme – the fun part is just letting your imagination FREE……………

“Santa’s Beard”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Dec. 14, 2017

What I see is Santa’s beard

Maybe you think that’s just plain weird

His beard is just like that – or so I’ve been told

It’s white, soft,  and long because Santa is old!

His beard is fluffy and soft and oh so clear

I bet he visits at night to watch us – to listen and hear……

How else could he know if we’re naughty or nice?

He needs to know for sure so he checks his list twice!

I’m sure that this photo was not meant to be viewed

If his elves who do the list knew, there’ be quite a feud!

If one night you are simply unable to sleep

Out into your yard in your robe you should creep

If it’s just before Christmas and you look up in the sky

You might see his beard as he leans down to spy!

Run back to your bed, and close your eyes real tight

So he will for sure know you’re GOOD and he’ll come Christmas night!

 

 

HAHA – that was fun.    Now it’s YOUR turn……………..if you wrote a poem about the photo, please tell us you did in our comments – you can give us your blog link to your poem OR even write your poem in the comments.   We hope you had fun with this because I sure did.    

Are you ready for NEXT Thursday’s inspirational photo????    This is the photo we will write a poem about NEXT Thursday………..I hope you will join me again……….poetry is FUN!

Now that ought to spur your imagination!!!    I will look forward to seeing you all NEXT week – the Thursday before Christmas……………….and speaking of Christmas, here’s a Christmas card from me at the Bridge to all of you!   

 

Love to all of you, Angel Sammy

‘Tis I ! Angel Sammy, zeeee French poet!!!

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So we will both see you next week – give poetry a try – I know it would make Angel Sammy very proud of you if you do!

Hugs, Teddy