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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday everyone – our day to be both Thankful and Poetic.    Thankful always comes first – it’s much more important anyway that we give thanks for all we have.   If you would like to join in the gang who gets thankful every week at Brian’s blog, please just click the badge above and link up with us.   Easy.    Share what you’re thankful for.   I know for us at my house, yesterday’s 9/11 remembrances reminded us again to be thankful for being safe and secure.   We hope nothing like the 9/11 tragedy ever happens again and are thankful that so very many people contributed to the rescue, rebuilding, and memorial efforts at all three locations that were devastated on that terrible day.   I say “people” but I actually should say “people and animals” because so many dogs helped find the living and the dead.

The Poetic part of today is thanks to Angel Sammy.    He always loved writing poetry (usually with Mom!) and even after he went to the Bridge he decided to carry on thanks to his wifi connection at the Rainbow Bridge by sending us an email containing his poem of the week based on the photos he gives everyone.   He tries to find some cool photos to spark everyone’s imagination then on Thursday everyone SHARES their poetry!    Here’s his email from last night:

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Happy Thursday my Poetic Friends!

Time to gather together and share our poetry.    I look forward to Thursday every week because it’s so much fun to read what you’ve come up with based on the photos I give you; sometimes silly, sometimes serious, sometimes thought-provoking but I do try to mix things up and make it something for you to look forward to.

Which reminds me – just a little note about the photo that I will be giving you today for NEXT Thursday.    Next Thursday is a big day for pet bloggers because it’s “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY”………there are always blog parties and costumes and lots of fun so I found a very cool “pirate themed” photo which will be your inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poem.   I bet you all can come up with something interesting based on the photo I’ll give you AFTER I show you last week’s photo and my poem!   Ready?

“What The Heck IS That?”

poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 11, 2019

You say it’s called a velomobile?

Are you positively sure that it’s for real?

Recumbent bike with a cover on top

I guess you can’t speed and get stopped by a cop!

If it rains I suppose you won’t get all wet

But just imagine the strange looks you’ll get!

If you want to ride your bike in rain, sleet or snow

Just pop on the top and away you go!

You can make your own cover or buy one it seems

For gas-free transportation – the ride of your dreams!

For getting around in your neighborhood or small town

I suppose it’s the cheapest transport around!

No worries about maintenance, gas or oil

Your feet and legs get a workout as they toil!

My only question – which I hope you don’t hate…..

Is how the heck do you use this if you go out on a date?????

 

HAHAHA.   OK – I got silly but it was fun to write a poem about such a clever thing.   My Mom exercises on a recumbent bike at the gym where she belongs and loves it better than riding an actual bike.   She also said than when she and my Dad have been in Europe they saw quite a few of these – you could rent them for the day to get around on your own and they saw people riding them in the parks, streets, on the sidewalks.    So if you wrote a poem about this funny little “machine” – let us know you did in COMMENTS here so we can find your poem and enjoy what you thought as you look at the photograph!

Now here’s the photo for NEXT Thursday which as I said is “TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY”………………

Oh boy – this guy looks like a SERIOUS pirate doesn’t he.   I would not want to run into him on the high seas!   Let’s see what you do with this one……………………..

In the meantime, have a good week ahead………………I’ll look forward to seeing you next Thursday – same time, same place, same poetic fun.

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

Remember, love is forever…………..   

Hugs, Angel Teddy

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Thank you Angel Sammy!  I’ll look forward to hearing from you again next Thursday unless of course you visit me in my dreams!

Love, Teddy

 

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!    I guess this week a whole lot of people are thankful that Hurricane Dorian sat for a while trying to decide whether or not to come ashore in Florida – bad enough there were high winds and rain but no hurricane – it appears to be traveling up the coast heading for NC.   What we are thankful is that our friends in Florida are so far dealing with the storm and so far no loss of life.   Sadly that’s something we CAN’T say for the beautiful area of the Bahamas.   What devastation – we’re thankful that so many rescue groups have already begun helping the Bahamian people and government with the HUGE clean-up and rebuilding efforts that will be necessary thanks to Dorian which SAT on top of them for several days wreaking havoc.   We will continue to pray for them AND for the US shoreline hoping Dorian just “runs out of steam” !

I’m also thankful that the perfect weather at the Rainbow Bridge allowed Angel Sammy to get through on his wifi connection and send all of us his Poetry for this week!   Ready?

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Ta Da!  I’m here and so are you!   Let’s share poetry!

Another week has passed by and here we are again, taking a peek at the poems we spent a week crafting (or for some of us maybe more like five minutes of crafting!) just as we do every Thursday.    I give you a photo – you use it for inspiration – and VOILA – here we are sharing!

Last week’s photo is below, followed by my poem – I hope if you’ve written one you’ll let us know you did in the comments????

“Risky Business”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©September 4, 2019

 

Years ago “hitching” was the way many moved

People shared transport, made friends and grooved

The 60s and 70s seemed to feel more safe and secure

Or was that because we were so young – I’m really not sure

I was totally forbidden from catching a ride

Parents thought horrible things would happen inside

Confines of a car – a small world with a stranger

It was scary to them – we’d be in terrible danger

Well that was probably true but we went our own way

And my the grace of God we’re still here today!

 

OK – confession time – I consulted with my Mom on this one.   She was familiar with this practice of hitchhiking although she says she never did it herself she knew lots of people who did.   My Mom says she worries about people who hitchhike these days – or maybe she should stop watching scary hitchhiking movies or the news with reports of incidents or maybe the Justice Network where they do unsolved mysteries!!    She also said that it’s been FOREVER since she saw anyone hitchhiking.    There are people who are on bikes with bags, bundles and packages galore strapped on – obviously road travelers….but those on foot – “not so much” these days.    We’re not sure where this photo was taken – what country/city – but no doubt there are people who prefer a life on the move and on the road.   We wish them well…….it also makes me think of how many animals – lost pets, ferals, etc. are always on the move – looking for a place to call home……hopefully forever.

So, ready for next week’s photo???   Use this one to inspire you to write a poem to share NEXT Thursday when we get together!   (p.s. thank you Miss Ellen ♥)

Cool equipment huh?    I could get into that (and I’ve seen these recumbent bikes with pet trailers on the back!).    Have fun with this photo………….you usually do!   

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 for the email and poem as always Angel Sammy……..I’ll be talking to you in my dreams!

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello Friends!   Thursday has rolled around again and it’s time to tell what we are THANKFUL for and share that through Brian’s Hop!   If you’d like to do the same, click his badge above and link up with all of us.    I also share with you the Poetic Thursday post that Angel Sammy sends me every Thursday but that will come LATER……….

First up – being thankful.   I think today I will spend a minute thanking all my blog followers for sticking with me.   We try to make my blog fun – my Editor in Chief (aka Mom) helps me get things together and we like to do special posts every week like Tuesday Teaser and SPARK on Monday.    We think by doing some regular features everyone will have something FUN to do on certain days of the week if they visit us!    Without friends we wouldn’t bother blogging believe me – my Editor in Chief says there are lots of OTHER things she’d spend time doing if we didn’t have a blog.   SO – thanks again for sticking with us for all these years.   We’re having fun and hope you are too!

Now on with the show and our Poetic Thursday from Angel Sammy.   He transmits it to be from the Rainbow Bridge every Wednesday night and I prepare it to go out to all of you on Thursdays after we’re Thankful with Brian………………….

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Greetings Poetic Friends! 

First of all I have to tell all of you who did posts for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day yesterday THANK YOU.   All of us Angels were touched.    I won’t go on and on and on about it but just wanted you to know we saw your posts, we felt your love, and we are always by your side.

Onward to our poems!    Anyone tuning in for the first time should know that once a week we get together here on Teddy’s blog to celebrate poetry – in particular, poems written with a photo in mind.   I find what I think is an interesting photo and all of us write a poem about it !     Easy right?    I hope you wrote one – let us know in comments if you did.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to work on – followed by MY poem for the photo – followed by NEXT Thursday’s new photo for all of us to use!

“Tiny Talent”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©August 28, 2019

Inspiring talent

In such small hands is magic

The world will love her……..

 

Yes it’s a haiku and NO I haven’t written one for this blog feature EVER.    But the small virtuoso at the piano inspired in me a small poem in honor of what I am sure is her LARGE talent.    We’ve seen and heard some most amazing things from youngsters through the years……incredibly talented tiny tennis players, ballerinas, singers, students – you name it – some of the tiniest of us and youngest of us have enough talent for TEN adults!     Some are so blessed and we are hoping this little girl in the photo will continue the road she’s on to develop her talent more, as she outgrows the booster seat and pedal extensions she has at this stage in her life.    She looks like a very gifted little Angel.

So are you ready for next week’s challenging photo?    I bet you can write a poem for ANYTHING if you set your mind to it!!   The photo for next week is something different……but we get a FEELING from it and that’s what I want us to follow when we write our poems……………

Good luck everyone……………….and I will look forward to seeing you here on Teddy’s blog next Thursday………….in the meantime – HUG SOMEONE!    Wait until you see how happy it makes them!

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 know Mom and Dad will forever love you and I can only hope after I’ve joined you at the Bridge, they will forever love me too!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday again?   Time flies!    Time for the Thankful Hop sponsored by my buddy Brian – and you can be part of the fun – click the badge above, link up and tell us what you’re thankful for.

My thankful is that my Dad has decided when HE is my “guardian” outside when I go, he will let me stay out a WHOLE HOUR AND A HALF!    I could stay out there forever probably but never will because it’s too dangerous for me without snoopervision BUT he will stay out longer than my Mom will.    When Mom takes me out I know if I’m extra lucky it will be 45 minutes.    I know – I hear you saying that’s plenty of time – but it’s not.   I could watch squirrels and birds forever!!!    Anyway, Dad’s a trooper – he doesn’t mind being out longer than my Mom.   Mom says she has things she”needs” to do inside.   Yeah – sure Mom!

So there you have it – a lot of my Thankful Thursdays revolve around ME being outside – this one is no exception.  My “outdoor pass” is longer with Dad!

I’m also thankful I got Angel Sammy’s poem……………..are you ready to read it with me?

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Hello Poets and “Poets-to-be” !!

Thursday and time to share our poems we’ve written this past week based on the photo I gave you.    I doubt we have any new peeps reading this blog but just in case, every Thursday I transmit a poem to my little brother Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge with a poem I’ve written based on a photo that I give everyone who tunes in here on Thursdays.   It gives you a WHOLE WEEK to come up with a poem based on the photo – how does it make you feel?  What do you think about when you see the photo?   I try to give you INTERESTING photos.     Lots of you participate and write a poem – share your link where we can read your poem………..I love it !!!!     Today I’ll share my poem with you based on the photo from last week AND will give you another photo that you will have a whole week to look at and write a poem about for NEXT THURSDAY.

Got it?    Good!   Let’s go………….here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by MY poem inspired by the photo:

“No Thanks…..I’ll Walk!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©August 14, 2019

Acres of people end to end and nose to nose

I’m sure a lot of them have “stepped on toes” !

A crowd like that just can’t be good

Glad this train station isn’t in my neighborhood!

This many people all needing a ride?

This is no “trickle” it’s a “flooding tide” !

I sure won’t be on time – when I told my friend I’d be there

But if I stand in these lines, I’ll get WHITE hair!

In a crowd like this you can’t hear yourself talk

NO THANKS MR. TRAIN – I BELIEVE I’LL WALK!

 

Imagine being in this crowd.    The photo above that we used for our inspiration this week was taken in London during a “tube” strike.    We all rely on good public transportation but when something breaks down it REALLY breaks down!    Here are two more photos of crowded stations:

In China

                           In India

 

Anyway, I hope you liked my poem and I can’t WAIT to read yours!     I have another photo for you to think about for NEXT week’s poetic fun on Thursday.

Oh boy – this one will be fun don’t you think?    We’ll see how things turn out NEXT Thursday when I visit you again to see your poem and share mine.    Give it a try – you will enjoy creating a poem from a photo.   There’s some cool things about this photo so GO FOR IT!

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

With Love From The Rainbow Bridge………Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy…………..We send love to all of our family and friends who are with you at the Rainbow Bridge…………………………..we’ll see you one day……………….

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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WOW.   Is it really Thursday already?    This last week really flew by like crazy.   Mom says time is doing that for her these days – flying.     At any rate, we’re here to be thankful and then to share Angel Sammy’s poem this week and see yours too!

I don’t really have a “specific” thankful thing this week – I am just generally thankful.   I have a comfy home, great big yard with lots of interesting woods to explore, and parents who love me.   What more could I possibly want?    I guess we all could come up with things that we WANT but as far as what I need – – – – I’ve got it!

Thanks to you too Brian for being our HOP-MASTER!

Now, onward to poetry………………here’s the email Angel Sammy sent me last night…………

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Ready for some poetry?

Happy Poetic Thursday everybody.   I hope we might have some new poets out there who decided to give writing a poem a try.   Those of you who DID, please let us know you wrote one in our comments and give us your link – we’ll HOP on over there and read it.  I’m sure it will be fun – this week’s photo is definitely INTERESTING don’t you think?    

Here’s my poem from the photo I gave you, and the photo again for those of you who see this post and decide “WHAT THE HECK – I’LL WRITE A POEM NOW!” – if you do, come back and tell us you did OK?

“Hairmagination”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      August 7, 2019

Imagine if I’d cut this hair long long ago

Then I wouldn’t be stepping on it with my toe!

Imagine if you can trying to wash this hair to keep it clean

Too bad I can’t take it off and toss it in the washing machine!

Imagine how hard it is to fix it in the morning

Or even move from room to room without sounding out a warning!

Imagine sitting on a bus and needing an extra seat for your hair

Or seeing a bald man in front of a wig store realizing that you have hair to spare!

Some might think this hair is beautiful and wish they had it on their head

But I’ve always wished that I was part cat so all this hair I could SHED!

 

I just can’t imagine what it would be like to have so much hair………..apparently in the Victorian age, many women did not EVER cut their hair.    I’m sure they would braid it up and wrap it round and round their head so it wasn’t as “ungainly” as it looks in this photo but still……………….. HAD to be a pain to take care of it.   You’d need to hire a person to carry your hair like a train on a fancy dress behind you.    Or maybe take a baby carriage with you everywhere and rest your wad of hair in it to push along as you walked.   All I know is that even though my Mom gets depressed sometimes that her hair is thin and straight and she’s lost a lot of it through the years, she would NEVER EVER wish she had hair like this – in her wildest “HAIRMAGINATION” !!!

Here’s next week’s poetic inspirational photo………………..have fun with it!    

This photo ought to be a gem to write a poem about!    I hope you’ll consider giving poetry a try.    I think you’ll have more fun than you THINK you will……………………I’ll look forward to reading your poems next week.    Meanwhile, have a good week everyone……………..remember your Angels are watching out for you……………24/7 !

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

Love Forever, Angel Sammy

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Angel Sammy you sure made me giggle with your poem this week.   When you showed this photo to us last week I just knew you’d have something FUN to say in your poem.   Maybe one day I will give poetry a try.

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday again and time to be thankful…………..I have a pile of thankfuls today – and I also will share the poem I got from Angel Sammy for PART TWO of today’s post which will be Poetic Thursday.    But being THANKFUL is first on my agenda and if you’d like to share what you are thankful for – just click the badge above and head to our host Brian’s blog to link up.    We’d love to see your “thankfuls”!

One thankful I have is that my Mom has FINALLY finished hemming the latest quilt my Aunt Carol made for her.    Took Mom a while – between everything else she does around here and her arthritis in her hands, it took longer than expected.   But the quilt is a beauty………..I like it – it’s so SOFT!

Mom likes the backing material too – it’s a nice compliment to the bright squares on front.   Mom took a photo from our foyer of the railing where just a FEW of the quilts my Aunt Carol made for her hang.   The others are in other spots around our house – on the back of the couch, on the master bedroom bed and the guest room bed, in Mom’s office, in Dad’s office AND I have two baby quilts that I inherited from Angel Sammy too.    My talented Aunt has decorated our house for many years with her pawsome talent.   Anyway, THANK YOU AUNTIE CAROL!

I’m also thankful that after a dry spell of NOT wanting to go outside (maybe too hot, maybe the scent of bear and fox, maybe just because I didn’t FEEL like it!) I am again going outside.    I seem to actually  be afraid of wearing my harness for some reason nobody including me understands.    So I’ve been out twice so far with no harness but both parents are tagging along keeping a TIGHT reign on my wandering.

As always I’m thankful that my friend Brian has a THANKFUL THURSDAY Hop he hosts because we can ALL talk about our thankfuls!

NEXT UP – Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday – I got the following email from him from the Rainbow Bridge last night………..

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Greetings Friends and Poets!

Time for us to share our once a week poetic exchange.    Did you use the photo I gave you last Thursday as inspiration?   I hope you did and that you will let us know you wrote a poem for us to read – just let us know in comments.   It’s so much fun to do a poem based on a photo – lots of you have written to tell Teddy that and he’s keeping me informed.    That makes me HAPPY!

Here’s the photo that I gave you as inspiration for this week.    My Mom loves this photo because it reminds her of (her words) “THE OLD DAYS”.   

“My Weekly Treat”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©July 24, 2019

 

Every week after baseball practice I sit on this stool

My brother and the rest of the team go to the neighborhood pool

My favorite treat though isn’t getting all wet

It’s having a banana split – then I’m feeling “all set” !

I always ask Miss Ginny for extra nuts and whipped cream

All week long I have this great dream………..

I’m King of the Soda Fountain and Ginny fixes me a treat

Malteds, sundaes, shakes, and other things to eat

The burgers here are super and same for the fries

This place is heaven on earth – I tell no lies!

Mom always wonders why on Thursday night at dinner

She has to force me to eat and swears that I look thinner

The truth is I’m up to my eyeballs in soda fountain delights

Then I eat her dinner just to please her and have a stomach ache all night!

 

Soda fountains were big back in my Mom’s day and they were always cool inside and smelled delicious from the minute you walked in the door.    There’s an old fashioned ice cream place in our town and one of Mom’s favorite things is once in a great while to treat herself with a dose of happy memories by having a banana split – the REAL deal!  

Now I have a new photo for you to think about and come up with a poem to share for NEXT Thursday.

Yikes…….that’s a whole lot of walking woofies!     Will be fun to do a poem about this photo don’t you think?     Do your best……………then come here and share…………..I’ll be super proud of you especially if you’ve never tried to write a poem before…………YOU CAN DO IT.

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

Have a great week friends…..I’ll see you again next week….want to feel good?   HUG SOMEONE!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy……..I love seeing you every week.   Please keep watch over me so I don’t do anything to disappoint Mom and Dad!

Love, Teddy

 

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!   A big thanks to our buddy Brian for having this fabulous Hop which allows us to share each week what we’re thankful for.   Want to join in?   Click the badge above and link up to share.

This week I’m thankful that we haven’t had any visiting bears even though we did have a visiting fox the other night who insisted on screaming loud enough to wake me and my Mom and Dad up at midnight.    It didn’t last long – either it got what it was hunting or a bigger predator chased IT away!    We aren’t so sure we like living in a wildlife sanctuary (hahaha) – but we do have a lot of things out there and I guess I never really thought about it but we see:  groundhogs, skunks, deer, fox, flying squirrels, owls, hawks, vultures, chipmunks, squirrels, snakes, and all kinds of birds.   Just a lot of activity mostly down in our woods where you expect a lot of animals to live.    Bears only twice in 23 years.   So yes I’m thankful that while there are a lot of cool animals, they aren’t being aggressive.    Our last bear was minding his own business in fact!

I’m also thankful I got Angel Sammy’s poem for the week……………..here it is:

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It’s Time For Poetry Sharing!

Hello poetic friends……………did you write a poem this week?   Good!  Make sure and let us know you did in our comments here so we can read it.    If anyone new is tuning in, we share poetry every Thursday – poems we have written that were inspired by photos that I give you to THINK about all week before we share on Thursdays.    Give it a whirl.   Photos inspire all kinds of creative poetry!

Never written poetry before?  Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t…..you might like it.   Poems don’t even have to rhyme – they just need to stir someone’s imagination when they read it.   When you see a photo of ANYTHING, your mind tells you something about it whether it be good, bad, funny, sad – you feel different things that are easily converted into WORDS.    That’s a poem!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by MY poem…………..then I’ll show you the photo I have for you to use for NEXT Thursday’s Poetry Day.

“Wearing Dinner”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 17, 2019

 

YIKES, I hope the plastic sheet is on the floor

WOOPS I splashed some on the door

UHOH I’ve got it in my hair

EEEK I think it’s gone everywhere!

YAY I can wear my bowl like a hat

OH BOY Mom’s face got red at that!

“Basketti” is the funnest thing to eat

Tasty red sauce from my head to my feet

The only bad thing about “basketti”

Is that I’ll have a bath before I’m ready!

Baths at night are best when I put on my jammies

After Mom’s cleaned the food out from my nooks and crannies.

Tomorrow morning we’ll start over again

When I dribble my cereal milk down my chin!!!

 

There’s just no doubt that babies have FUN when they eat.    This little kid sure had a blast with his “basketti” didn’t he.   His Mom probably spent some time getting the mess cleared up but know what?   She didn’t mind a BIT!   It’s what Moms do.    I know when I was a kitten once in a while I’d wind up with food on my nose or paw or chin and Mom never minded cleaning me up and I made sure to thank her with lots of love in my eyes!

Now here’s your photo for next week and I hope you will join us by writing a poem to fit this photo………………………c’mon you can do it………………

My Mom loves this photo.    She says it brings back some great memories.    Waiting for an ice cream sundae?   Malted?   Fountain cherry coke?    Mom says she loved them all.   

So – it’s a date – I’ll be back next week with MY poem – and I hope you will be here with yours to share…………………….until then – have a happy week!

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

Your Forever Friend and Poet, Angel Sammy

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Thank you brother Sammy……………….I miss you even though I never knew you…………………hope everything is good at the Rainbow Bridge…………………………..

Love and Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday again!   This is a great HOP hosted by Brian and you can join in by clicking his badge above and linking up with us to be thankful!    You all probably have noticed that a lot of my Thankfuls lately have been about (1) being able to go outside, and (2) that my little friend Sawyer keeps battling back from his seizures.    Well I have GOOD NEWS on one of those things and SCARY news on another.

The GOOD NEWS is that Sawyer – little miracle guy that he is – seems to be back to ambulating well and acting “himself” after his last seizure.    The past two kind of ganged up on his little body and he had a very tough time coming back after the heatstroke he experienced due to the last seizure.   Anyway, his Mom reports he’s running (so no ambulation problems) and playing and responding to his name.   We are SO happy about that.

The SCARY news is that we had a bear in our backyard on Tuesday!    Mom, Dad and a friend were chatting over coffee in the kitchen and our friend said she thought she saw a bear in the backyard – everyone looked out there and sure enough there he was – just about to head into the neighbors back yard.   We kept an eye on him – saw him come out on the far side of her yard and head across the street.   He looked to be pretty big………and he also looked like he might be limping a little.   Hard to tell with bears – they “lumber” along anyway.    There are a lot of bear sightings around this area – particularly black bears.    Some years ago Sammy saw one coming out of the woods in our backyard – Sammy was in the basement in his favorite chair watching out the window and all of a sudden he flew upstairs with BIG EYES and Mom and Dad knew something was up!  They looked out back and there was a large black bear coming around the side of our house into the front yard.    SO that’s why we worry about people letting their cats roam.    IT’s tough enough around here with all the foxes but add some hungry bears and it’s just not a good place to be – outside on your own!    You know I only go outside with harness/leash and Mom and Dad!

Now for our regular Thursday feature – the poem from Angel Sammy!    Every Thursday without fail we get his email with his poem in it based on the photo from the previous week he’s given all of us as inspiration.

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Happy Thursday Poetry Fans!

Or even if you aren’t a fan but tune in to read my poem and see what next week’s inspirational photo is – welcome anyway………….one of these weeks you may decide to dive into the POETRY POOL and join us.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to write about for this week…………………followed by my poem……………….followed by next week’s photo!!

“Go Fly A Kite!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    © July 10, 2019

Curiosity about flying starts quite early

No matter if you’re a little boy or a girlie

There’s something about a kite caught up in the breeze

We love those kites until they land in the trees.

If the wind catches the kite then up, up it goes…..

And it dances in the breeze until you fall or stub your toe!

 

 

YEP – that’s a short poem for me I know but it seemed like the RIGHT place to stop when I got to that last line.   That’s how it goes when you’re writing poetry.  Sometimes you want to go on and on and it’s RIGHT to do that; other times you know it’s best to stop.   Did you write a poem for the photo this week?   Oh I hope you did – and if you did, let us know in comments so we can come see your poem.   Poetry lifts your mood and your soul just like the wind lifts a kite so give it a try and see for yourself!

Meanwhile, be good to each other – make someone smile if you can – enjoy every minute you have………………….All the Angels say the same thing – make the most of the time you are there and be happy.

Here’s your photo for next week’s poetic inspiration – see what you can do with this one!

 

OOPS…………..well, accidents happen right?    My Mom says there were plenty of times when she was babysitting that things like this happened in the blink of an eye and getting the mess cleaned up before Mom and Dad got home was IMPERATIVE and messy!     Anyway, all of us should have fun with this one.

Until next Thursday when we get together again to share poems, I hope you have a super Summer week…………………..and remember – we Angels are here if you need us………………..

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

Love Forever And A Day, Angel Sammy

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YAY – thanks Angel Sammy for visiting us and sharing your poem…………also giving us such a hilarious photo for next week.   I wonder what that kid’s thinking – “what have I done??” “where’s Mom with the washcloth?” or maybe “I’ll have a big surprise for Mom when she gets ready to change my diaper!!!”………..hahahaha

Happy Thursday – time for me to grab some Zzzzzzz’s !!

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday is here – are you?   Time for us to share our thankfuls with Brian.   You can too – just click the badge above and whammo – you just link up and you’re IN!     We’ll also be reading Angel Sammy’s poem for the week after we share our thankfuls so stay tuned.

I have a BIG thankful today – I’m thankful that my little buddy from Kitties Blue  – Sawyer – is OK after having had a really BAD seizure.    Most of Sawyer’s seizures stop on their own but this one wouldn’t stop so his Mom and Dad rushed him to the vet and they were able to stop it and Sawyer stayed overnight so they could keep a close eye on him.    He got to come home the next day and they might have to adjust his seizure meds, but THANKFULLY it seems he suffered no ill effects.   Sort of a miracle really……seizure disorders are frightening for sure.    Thanks to everyone who sent him POTP and kept him in your prayers.   I am SURE it helped!!!

Now for Angel Sammy’s email which I received overnight and will share with you.    Every week he writes a poem based on a photo he’s given us as inspiration and everyone who wants to write a poem as well, SHARES them.   We love reading your poems – let us know if you wrote one this week and if you didn’t – give it a try next week – Sammy has a NEW photo for us for poetry day next week.

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Hello Poetry Buddies!   Let’s do this!

Time for us to share our poems based on last week’s photo inspiration………….did you write one?   Good – let us know you did and give us the link (or put your poem in our comments).    We love to read everyone else’s work.   It’s so much fun.    This is the photo I gave you last week:

“Copycat”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     ©June 25, 2019

Check me out Mom I’m just like you

I can spread my wings and do what you do

One day I’ll be big and have my own family

I hope my son will want to be just like me

You’re teaching me all the things I need to survive

Thanks to you and Dad I will grow and thrive

I’m saving this photo to show to my son

Copycatting Moms can be so much fun!

 

Maybe not an actual copycat – but copypenguin just was too long a word.   HAHAHA     Someone said rightly so that this pose in the photo someone captured looks just like that scene from the movie Titanic at the bow of the ship.   It does……….and it has the same FEEL to it – freedom and the feeling of flight right here on the ground……………I realize this was a total coincidence when the photographer captured this particular photo but what a PRECIOUS scene this is.     Did you see something else?   Did it inspire you to write a poem?   GOOD!   Share it with us.   

Here’s something to inspire you for NEXT week………………………………give poetry a try!

What an interesting “mood” this photo brings……………and look way in the distance…………see the shape?     Cool huh?     Let’s see what you (and I) do with this one!   In the meantime, take care and make it your mission to make someone happy this week…………most of all be kind to one another.    OK?   OK! 

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

Love, Light and Laughter, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………you remind us all that we should live our BEST life (even if we have nine lives!)……………because we know you sure did that when you were here!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday and time to be thankful with Brian on his Blog Hop!    Time to share what we find ourselves thankful for this past week or whenever.    If you’d like to join us – click his badge and link up!    I am beginning to sound like a broken record when it comes to why I’m thankful but indeed I do seem to be thankful for the same things almost every week:   my Mom and Dad who indulge my every (almost) whim, the weather which is persnickety and rainy much of the time but when it’s not raining so hard you can’t see, I’m usually out there on my leash with a human attached at the other end holding an umbrella…….that I get regular treats (that’s what Mom calls those “Squeeze-ups” that I love so much).    See?   Lots of thankfuls.   How about you?  What are you thankful for??

I also thankfully got Angel Sammy’s poetry post for the week………..and I will happily share it with all of you poets and appreciators of poetry alike!

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Time for Poetry!

This is “MY” day on Teddy’s blog – I get to see what you all have written which has been inspired by the photos I give you AND I can share the poem I wrote as well.    Keep on writing folks – poetry is fun!

If you did write a poem this week – let us know in comments so we can visit you and read it!    Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire you for this week’s poem fun:

Before I share my poem I have to tell you (because so many of you asked!) – this is an ACTUAL Tourist Home in Switzerland.   Isn’t it a simply staggering view?    Someone said they think it would be a dangerous place to have too many glasses of wine and accidentally – well – you know!    I think it would be one of the most amazing spots to spend the night (or two or three) and have a wonderful meal on the patio and just stare out over those mountains where you can see FOREVER.    Anyway, here’s my poem which this photo inspired:

“In The Clouds”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     ©June 19, 2019

High up the mountain tucked into rock wall

Be careful coming up – you don’t want to have a fall!

A haven from the world of noise, problems, and woe

There is a heavenly escape where people can go.

The way is not easy but the rewards are very clear

You can find your “center” again and the peace we find so dear

When the time comes to leave this spot your spirit will be renewed

Your secret smile will tell the world that they haven’t got a clue!

 

Did you write one?   If you didn’t – or think you “can’t write poetry” – think again.   Anybody can write a poem……poems are expressions of feelings and don’t even have to rhyme!    Give it a whirl – stretch your imagination…………..and while you’re stretching, I’ll give you another photo to think about for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day.  

Cute?  I think so……..I hope you can find something to LOVE about this photo so it will inspire you to write a poem.    I already think I might have an idea for MY poem!   

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

Until we meet again next Thursday…….Remember the Angels are watching over you!  

Love, Angel Sammy

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I know what that photo reminds ME of Angel Sammy and I just bet it’s what you’re thinking of too…………….we’ll find out next week I guess…………..I’ll see you in my dreams until then!

Hugs, Teddy