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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


YAY!  Thursday is here – time to Hop with Brian ‘s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop – this month with Thanksgiving coming is the perfect month for THANKFULNESS!    This week I’m really thankful that we are enjoying a “real” Fall.    What’s “real” ?   We have crisp mornings and days and very cool nights………..and best of all – lots of beautiful leaves.   I’m sure our landscaper doesn’t like all those leaves so much since he’s the one who has to get them all OUT OF HERE (or blown into the woods) since Mom and Dad gave up that chore last year.

I’m also thankful that I received Angel Sammy’s poem in time to post it today.    I always worry that something will interrupt the wi-fi at the Bridge but I should know better – they have SPECIAL CONNECTIONS there so no worry about weather or problems…….they ALWAYS get through!!!

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Happy Thursday My Poetic Friends!   

Time for us to share our poetry – you know – the poems we’ve written based on the photo I gave you last week for inspiration………………I bet you have some doozies don’t you – well share share share…….just put in our comments that you did a poem and give us your blog link and we’ll HAPPILY read it.    I thought it was a “cute” photo I found for you so let’s see what you did with it.

Here’s my contribution AND after it, I will give you the photo for NEXT Thursday – just think – you have a whole week to be inspired and write a poem based on the photo.   It’s a lot of fun and if you haven’t done this before – TRY TRY TRY!

“We Promised”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©November 6, 2019

Once upon a time we promised devotion

We declared our love with REAL emotion

The years rolled by and yes we got older

We may not be HOT but neither did we get colder!

Our love is as bright as the moon up above

Getting older is NOT the end of our love

Our bodies have changed and our hair is now gray

But I still feel a thrill when these words you still say

“I promised to love you forever and a day….

and you’re still the one who takes my breath away”…………….


Aging is tough on people and animals.    Our health gets more fragile, our bones break more easily, our bodies wear out but in our hearts and minds, we are forever young.    I remember the day Mom and Dad helped me make my trip to the Bridge – in my head I was a kitten but my body no longer could support the kitten I was in my mind.    Mom says it’s that way for humans too.   The best thing is that one day we will all be back together again…………because WE PROMISED.

Now, who wants to see next week’s photo?    

Isn’t this a GREAT photo?    It looks like this man actually has a smile on his face too.   Interesting choice of SNOW CLOTHES!    Well have some fun with this one – I think you will – I know I sure will!

So we’ll meet again next Thursday and do this again OK?    It’s a date!    Please give writing poetry a try.    There are all kinds of poetry forms – you know poetry doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just is a way to express yourself however you want to and photos give us GREAT inspiration.   We see all kinds of things and feel all kinds of things when we look at a photo!   I bet this guys is feeling COLD!!!   HAHA

See you next Thursday!   Until then – hug someone – just wait until you see them smile when you do………………………it’s magic.

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

Hugs from the Bridge, Angel Sammy

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I hate to say goodbye but I know I’ll see you again next week Angel Sammy……………………visit me in my dreams please…………………………

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful and Poetic Thursday!    First up is thankfuls………………then we’ll share Angel Sammy’s poem for the week.    When Halloween rolls around I have to admit I’m always very thankful that I have a home to be safe and sound in.   All the animals who are living the life of a feral or are homeless for reason come to mind when scary things are happening like Halloween or July 4th.   Both can be noisy and both can be frightening.    Not for me – I can watch the little kids at the front door from the safety of my home.    That’s a BIG THANKFUL for this time of year.

Angel Sammy’s poem which had a cute sort of Halloween costume theme is below.   If you wrote a poem to go with the photo let us know – we love to reach everyone’s poetry on Poetry Thursday!

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Hello Poetry Fans!   Time to share our poems……….

The photo I gave you last Thursday for inspiration for today’s poem was chosen because it popped up when I searched for “Cute Halloween Photos” – and it IS cute isn’t it.   Those two little kids look beyond adorable.    Matching twin costumes – if you remember “The Carol Burnett Show” you remember the character “Mama”………these two cuties are double Mamas!

Here’s the photo I gave you and my poem follows………….

“Baby Grannies”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell                  ©October 30, 2019

Oh my goodness will you lookie there!

Two little Grannies with matching hair!

Looking at the camera without a clue

Double adorable – “precious times two” !

It will be many years ahead before you are Grannies

Your hips will be wide without diapers on your fannies!

Your hair will be gray not from yarn but from years

No giggles in the mirror, instead there may be tears….

The age of innocence will be oh so far behind

But that “little girl inside” will remain…..and be kind.


Kids grow up so quickly.    One day these two will see this photo and laugh…….and probably NOT remember this photo session.    But it will be a treasure to have.   My Mom has photos of herself in Halloween costumes when she could barely walk.   Her Mom would dress her up as a gypsy with odds and ends from her closet.    It was an easy costume and little kids are pretty flexible about what they wear so it worked out just fine.    These two in the photo aren’t minding the glasses or the wigs or anything else – they just look ADORABLE.    

If you’re taking your kids out tonight for Halloween, have fun.   Be on the alert……….don’t stay out too late……….watch out for wandering animals………take photos – one day they will be SO MUCH FUN to share……….just like this photo of the two little kids above!

Speaking of Halloween – I just HAVE to share this photo of one of Teddy’s friends named Sawyer – one of the Kitties Blue living at The Cat On My Head.    Sawyer missed the deadline to send in his Halloween costume photo for our Teaserween posts but the costume is so darn cute I thought I’d show it here – talk about a CAT in the PERFECT costume!!!

Good one Sawyer!!!

Ready for next week’s photo????

Sweet…………………lots of possibilities for a poem from this photo…………….there’s a lot there…………..more than meets a cursory glance I’m sure!      So we’ll meet here same time next week and share our poetry?   Did you write one for today’s photo?    Let us know in comments – we want to READ IT!    GOOD FOR YOU!


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

See you next Thursday……have fun tonight for Halloween…..give someone a hug – both of you will enjoy it!   

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………….Do you Trick or Treat at the Rainbow Bridge?    I bet you dress up like a little devil – you always had a great sense of humor!

Love, Teddy



Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everybody.    Let’s get THANKFUL – we have some of the usual thankfuls this week like getting to go outside, finally getting some actual RAIN which we badly needed, a couple of cool days, and more good health news for my Dad.    One thing we never take for granted though is that we DO have things to be thankful for.   So many people claim they have NOTHING – but if they really thought about it, they would realize that sometimes just BEING HERE is something they should be thankful for!    If you would like to share your thankfuls – click on Brian’s badge above to join in the THANKFUL THURSDAY BLOG HOP.

The other thing we do on our Thursdays, is show you the email we get from Angel Sammy for Poetic Thursday.    He writes to all of us from the Rainbow Bridge to transmit his poem of the week and give us a photo to inspire us for the NEXT week.    Ready to read it?   Here it is………………..


Hello Poetic Friends!

Here we are in our usual spot in the blogosphere to share poetry we’ve written ourselves.   Aren’t you proud of that?  You should be.   So many people have never written a poem – ever.   It’s a great way to share feelings, thoughts, ideas – and most of all it’s fun when you use a photo of something as your “poetic inspiration”.    That’s what we do each week.    I give you a photo to think about and you write a poem based on the photo in some way.

I happen to know that my Mom and Dad are going to be taking a little break next week and won’t be returning until Thursday afternoon – BUT I’m still going to give you a photo prompt for next Thursday – when Mom gets home she will pop on the computer to see what you’ve written!     We will have a post that day too – I’ve already written a poem for next week myself based on the photo you will see later in this post.     WE ARE ON TOP OF THINGS ON EARTH AND AT THE BRIDGE…………………. Now, here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by my poem.   I just LOVE this photo.

“Don’t Be Scared!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©October 2, 2019

First day of nursery school and here we are

Dropped off by Mommy in Daddy’s car

I’m glad we have each other to hold on to

You’ll be here for me and I’ll be here for you!

I think that’s our teacher way over there

Try not to cry and try not to stare

Being away from home and our toys and stuff

Makes first day at school really, truly rough

But we’ll be just fine cuz we’ve got each other

After nap time we’ll go home with our mother!!

HAHA……this photo had SO MANY possibilities………in fact when I was writing this I had about five other ideas but I figured I’d just stick with this one!    If you wrote a poem, let us know you did and share your link in our comments.    Thanks to all of you who write poetry and play along with us.    We love reading your work and hope you enjoy mine.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week:

I like this one a lot………..Indian culture is so interesting and we love their outfits and traditions.    This one will be fun………………..hope to see your poem next week when we share!!    Meanwhile, have a happy week………………….

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

Love from the Bridge, Angel Sammy



Thank you for visiting us Angel Sammy……………..

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Greetings!    Happy Thursday – time for the Thankful Hop with Brian.    If you’d like to tell us what you’re thankful for this week, just pop in and link up – click the badge above and you’ll be there!

I’ve got some thankfuls this week like the weather – it’s been incredible – we need rain desperately (so says Mom and Dad) but haven’t had a drop – just perfect days which I’m very happy about.   I suppose I should hope for rain since Mom and Dad got the yard aerated and re-seeded but I can’t help it – I LOVE THIS EARLY FALL STUFF!!    I’m also thankful that we got a wonderful surprise package from Dr. Basil and the B Team as part of his “Paw It Forward” initiative.   We were chosen to be one of the recipients of a lovely package.    Inside were a pretty blankie and a little fuzzy pink kitty toy for ME and a coloring book for Mom!    Such a SWEET thing to do – we know there were a number of lucky kitties who got packages from TEAM BASIL – we sure appreciate being one of the LUCKIES!

Now for the second part of my blog today and that’s the poetic part.   Angel Sammy sent me an email from the Bridge with his poem for this week based on the photo of last week – shall we see what he sent?   Lets!!


It’s That Time Again Friends!  Let’s get POETIC!

Thursday means poetry right?   Well, I hope you had fun coming up with a poem to go with last week’s photo I gave you.   There’s something about just LOOKING at a photo of a flower shop that activates your nose.   Mom can see a photo of a flower and smell it.   I can see a photo of cat food and smell it but somehow even though it’s the same thing – it’s different.    Anyway, the photo I gave you was a beautiful Parisian flower shop.    Here’s my poem written while I stared at the photo and I hope you will share YOUR poem that you wrote by letting us know in comments that you DID write one!    If you haven’t tried writing a poem from a photo – give it a try – I think you’ll have fun!

“Can A Nose Smile?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell          ©September 25, 2019

Flowers have such happy faces

Reminding us of beautiful places

I often stop to smell them in their neat little rows

They make me smile BIG with my mouth and my nose!

Flowers make things better if you’re feeling a bit down

They make us happier than a silly old clown!

Their colors are amazing, their flowers are perfection

The bees that are attracted to them offer them protection!

They delight all our senses and brighten all our days

They do things for our moods in such incredible ways……

A bouquet of flowers is a gift from the heart

Whether condolence for a loss or a new love at the start

Want to see what joy you can bring with a beautiful flower?

I promise you this – they possess a magical power!


My Mom will often bring home a bouquet of flowers when she goes grocery shopping.   The bouquet generally lasts about a week and my favorite thing used to be when she puts the flowers in a vase on the low coffee table because I could get a sniff!   If it’s up on the table or kitchen counter I couldn’t enjoy them “up close and personal”………..Teddy always takes a sniff if he can.    Outside he visits everything in bloom.    Anyway, I thought it might be a fun photo for poetry.    I have another photo for you to be inspired with for NEXT Thursday.    Take a look at it, get a FEEL for it, then craft a poem to share with us next week!

Cute?   Yes we thought so………..gotta wonder what these two are up to!    We’ll see what YOU decide when we share our poems next week based on this photo OK?    Meanwhile, enjoy these first weeks of Fall…………………my Mom loves Fall………….do you?

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

See you next Thursday!   Remember, we Angels are with you every minute of the day!   

Love, Angel Sammy



Thank you Angel Sammy.   That was a nice poem – I really DO love to smell flowers.   Only once did I decide to smell a flower that was occupied by a bee and I realized DANGER DANGER before I got stung.   I bet that was YOU protecting me right?    See you next week.

Love, Teddy


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