Happy Thankful Thursday! Time to join in Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop (click above) and talk about the things we’re thankful for this past week or ANY time. Well today I had an occasion to be VERY thankful because my parents disappeared early this morning without a “see you soon Ted” or “we’ll bring you a surprise Ted”………poof they were gone. THANKFULLY they came home this afternoon so I didn’t even have time for a good old panic attack. I was just thankful they came home – I was able to get them to take me outside for a breath of fresh air and a nice yard cruise.
I’m also super thankful that Angel Sammy sent his poem and message to us again……..I look forward to that every week and I hope you do too! The best thing is that apparently at the Rainbow Bridge they get SUPER good Wi-Fi so he can use his laptop to send us his weekly poem…….. Shall we see what kind of poem he wrote for the photo he gave us last week? LET’S!!!
Happy Poetic Thursday Friends!
Time for us to get together and share the poems we wrote during the week based on the photo I gave you last Thursday. You’ve had a whole week to think about that photo and see what it conjures up in your creative brain in the way of some words strung together in ANY kind of poetic form. There are TONS of poetic forms too…..I know one of them is right for you. Did you know that poetry doesn’t have to rhyme? People write to me saying they can’t do rhymes – well that doesn’t mean you can’t write poetry!!!
So here’s the photo I gave you LAST week to study and see what comes to your mind and write a poem about it – – – followed by MY poem based on the photo – – – followed by a NEW photo to use for inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together!
“Old Fashioned Fun”
By Angel Sammy Kimmell July 11, 2018
Back in “the good old days” according to some
There was such excitement when the day would come
The Carnival trucks and tents would come into town
There might even be a crazy old clown!
The tents were full of magic just like in a dream
There were hot dogs, cotton candy and delicious ice cream
Sometimes pony rides, ferris wheels, ladies with beards!
You saw all kinds of sights – some funny and some weird!
There were games like penny toss, bust the balloon, win a fish
You could win tacky stuffed animals or a cheap china dish
But Mom says the one thing she saw most if she stayed there a while
Were lots of very happy people and they ALL had a smile!
Well I don’t really know what a carnival is but if Mom and Dad say they were fabulous then I believe them. If people smiled a lot that’s a GOOD THING……..Mom says these days you just don’t see as many smiles as “back in the day” (whatever THAT means!).
Now, how about YOU sharing YOUR poem with us – all you have to do is put your blog link in our comments here and we’ll follow it and read your poem! Or if you want to, you can write your poem in our comments. But I sure would be happy if you tried out your creative side and wrote a poem to share with us………..So come on and give it a whirl.
For next week, I picked out this photo to inspire you – how does it make you feel? What do you think about when you see it? Just have FUN with it and share next Thursday.
Now that ought to be a good one right? So can I count on you to join us next week? I’ll look for you……………..come to think of it, I’m ALWAYS looking for you because now that I’m at the Rainbow Bridge, I look out for everyone I care about. Especially my little brother Teddy who I never even got to meet……..AND my Mom and Dad who gave me a forever home so many years ago.
Give Poetry A Try – You Just Might LIKE It !!
Love Always, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy…………I love your poem – makes me wish I could have gone to a carnival. Mom says there haven’t been any around here in years and years. They do have a County Fair but it’s NOT at all like the carnivals she went to when she was little (when dinosaurs roamed the earth….hahaha).
So have a great Thursday everybody………………!