Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everybody.    Thanks to Brian for a chance to share what we’re all thankful for – and if you want to do that as well, just click his badge and link up.    I have a BIG Thankful today involving my Dad.   He’s been waiting to get some health issues answered and we now know that while he does have some things that need to be handled, nothing is URGENT and nothing is in what we’d call the “SCARY” department!    So that is a huge relief for all of us.    It’s also my BIGGEST Thankful this week.

Angel Sammy sent his poem and message to us from the Bridge…………I’m always thankful for that!    Here’s what we received………..ENJOY!


Greetings Friends! 

I know today is a big day in the blogosphere – even though I’m not an earthly presence these days, I do know what’s going on THERE and it’s “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY”!    Just for grins, here are some old photos of me from previous celebrations of this FUN day:

Well now I’m an ANGEL instead of a PIRATE and this costume (wings) that I wear now is more fun.    To all of my friends there, have fun with this special day.    Now let’s talk POETRY!

I hope you have written one for last week’s photo – if not – give it a try – I think you will enjoy it.   You’ll get hooked – it’s hard not to.    You’ll be proud of yourself for even attempting to write a poem.   You’ll see……………..!    Here’s the photo I gave you, and my poem follows.

“A Tough Life”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 18, 2019

A glamorous life on a ship at sea

As a wee lad I thought so happy I would be

But this pirating life has been harder than hard

Aces are high but we don’t hold that card

We take what we want, no matter the cost

Regardless of how many lives may be lost

We plunder and pillage and destroy without thought

Of the ruin in our wake and the pain we have wrought

The bounty below decks may sparkle and shine

But death to all pirates who try to take mine

Suspicion and distrust follow us wherever we go

How many lives we’ve destroyed we don’t even know

But as of today after a life full of fire

I’m laying down my sword and will finally retire!


OK so maybe I finished that poem with a bit of a smile.    That’s OK.    I think anyone who has studied history knows that being a pirate was not full of glamour – it was TOUGH and certainly most pirates never got old enough to actually retire – they were killed in battle or died from disease or even walked the plank on some other pirate ship!     Anyway, I hope you all had some fun with this photo – I sure did.    Ready to see next week’s poem?   You have a whole week to come up with a poem for this one.

My Mom said she could almost smell the wonderfully fresh and delicate aroma of these flowers………….reminds her of the Parisian flower shops she saw and in fact this IS a photo of a flower shop in Paris.   Have fun with this one………………………it definitely evokes some feelings right?

I hope you all have a wonderful week and that you will have a fun “Talk Like A Pirate Day”…………………one of the many things I miss about being there – although I am always “there” in the places that matter – like the hearts of my family!

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

See you next week!  Until Then – Give Someone A Hug……it’s SOOOO worth it!   

Love, Angel Sammy



Gosh Angel Sammy, you never fail to come up with a fun poem………………..I wish you were here with us – SO MUCH and I know Mom and Dad wish that too.    One day we will all be together.

Love, Teddy