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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


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:


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



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


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.


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


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


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.


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:


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


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


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!


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


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

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thankfully it’s Thankful Thursday!    Remember you can join in this Blog Hop by just clicking the badge above and entering your link at Brian’s place.   We all share our thankfuls.    We must say first on our minds is being thankful that although we’ve been under severe storm watches almost every day for the past week, so far other than some high wind and heavy rain we have NOT had anything approaching “scary” like some other parts of the country are experiencing.    We’re also up on a hill so there’s no danger of flooding.    We sure do wish that the weather in the country would QUIET DOWN.    Everyone is on overload preparing or dealing with consequences of dangerous weather.   We send hugs of support to everyone who is having WAY bigger problems than we are.    Ann of Zoolatry sent out this awesome badge for anyone who wants to show they care to post…………we just love it.

The other thing we like to do on Thursdays in addition to Brian’s Hop is share the email we get from our Angel Sammy every week which contains his poem based on the photo he gives us to use as inspiration.   Thursday is the BIG DAY for that.    Here’s what we received from him via the Rainbow Bridge wifi !


Hello From The Bridge Poetry Fans!

Let’s have some poetic fun shall we?    Did you write a poem using the photo I gave you last Thursday as our “launch pad” ??   I did and if you did, let us know in comments here so we can come see your work.   Such fun to see how creative you all are and also fun to see someone who hasn’t participated in this every week give it a try.   BRAVO!   Going outside your comfort zone is good for you sometimes.

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday to use – followed by my poem:

“Now You See It….Now You Don’t”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      May 29, 2019©

Is that a fly on the canvas that I see?

It’s a tiny black dot – at least to me……

I’ve tried to see SOMETHING on this field of white

I certainly hope I’m not losing my sight!

Maybe the canvases are subtly shaded?

Maybe my love of art is becoming jaded?

Perhaps it’s an eye test….and if so I have flunked

Or candid camera maybe and we’re being punked!

Whatever is going on I’m afraid I am lost

Let’s go get a drink – I don’t care what it costs!


I really think this photo is great on many levels.    My Mom has been to exhibits of modern art before and other private art shows and seen similar canvases to these being sold for THOUSANDS of dollars.    She once asked an artist with a totally black canvas for sale for big bucks what they had in mind when they painted it.   The answer was “it’s whatever you want it to be”.     Well, my Mom did oil painting for years and there was never any doubt what the paintings were – landscapes, architectural studies, still life, etc. and perhaps that was BORING for the beholder but she felt a lot more comfortable KNOWING what it was.    Anyway, we do think this is a cute photo and can’t wait to see what YOU wrote today!

For next Thursday’s Poetry sharing……….I found another interesting photo for you to use for inspiration……….at least I think it is…………..


Oh yeah……………Mom says this reminds her of a few of her experiences at amusement parks!     I imagine we’ll have some good poems next week don’t you?

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

Until next Thursday – be happy, be kind, and remember we at the Rainbow Bridge are watching out for you……

Love, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.    You can’t imagine how much I look forward to your Poems every week…………………..and I know you are looking out for us ALL THE TIME.

Love and Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thursday and time to spread a little “thankful” around the world.   Our buddy Brian hosts this great HOP – one that gives us the opportunity to think about things we are thankful for and say them LOUD and PROUD.   Want to join in the Hop?   Just click the badge above and link up.

I’ve just GOT to say that I’m thankful that we are getting a few (not a lot yet) really pretty Spring-like days mixes in here and there; enough that I really  believe finally that Spring is springing.   I will say that my Dad tells me we’ve actually had a snow here in April but we’re thinking POSITIVELY – no snow!    Today is sunny and will be in the 60s.   That to me is Spring.   I’m thankful believe me.

Also happy to say that my Angel brother Sammy sent us his weekly “Thoroughly Poetic Thursday” poem from the Bridge.   He’s awfully busy there – between his duties there and keeping an eye on us, it’s amazing he has time for poetry but he does.   Here’s the email I got from him last night!


Happy Thursday Friends!

Here we are again – together on a Thursday to read and share poetry.   By now you know that every Thursday my little brother Teddy shares an email message I’ve sent to him via my wi-fi connection at the Bridge which will contain a poem I’ve written that’s inspired by the photo I give you each week.    I also will give everyone a NEW photo to use for NEXT week’s poem.   If you haven’t joined us before, I hope you will think about it.   Poems are fun and writing one based on a photo is SO interesting and challenging.   Why not give it a try? 

Below is the photo I gave you LAST Thursday to use for this week – followed by my poem.    Then I’ll give you the photo I found for you to use for next week’s poem.    If you’ve written a poem this week, please let everyone know in Teddy’s comments – – – because we all want to read what you wrote!!


by Angel Sammy Kimmell     April 3, 2019©

“Believe me, she and I are just friends”

“I never start a relationship until the old one ends”

“That call was just an old friend checking in”

“You know me baby, I’d never commit a sin”

“I didn’t stand you up on purpose – it was an emergency”

“My Grandma called because she needed me!”

“I’ll still respect you in the morning I swear”

“I only need a little loan – have you money to spare?”


Oh the things people say to one another to get out of a jam, or to try and get their way, or to mislead and misdirect to cover their tracks.    Well, none of US would do that would we.   But sometimes you see a couple like the ones in the photo across the room at a restaurant and wonder WHAT has he said, WHAT has he suggested, WHAT did he do that he’s trying to wiggle out of?    She’s not impressed – at least not yet!  

That was a fun photo with ENDLESS possibilities.   Not sure why I went in the direction I did but it was fun.    Now, wanna see what I found for us to use for next week’s poem????

Cute?   I think so and I believe it will be fun to write a poem to go with this photo………………..I think that pony is jealous (or is he hungry??).

So – give writing a poem for this photo a try………..we’ll compare notes and poems next week.    In the meantime, be good to each other!

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

Love, Angel Sammy



Thanks so much Angel Sammy……….we all look forward to reading your poems every week AND seeing what cool photos you find for the poets among us to use as inspiration!    I’ll look forward to next week……..and also seeing you in my DREAMS!

Hugs, Teddy


Thankful and Poetic Thursday


AHHHHH yes!   Time for Thankful Thursday Blog Hopping with our buddy Brian.    Celebrate the things you’re thankful for on the Hop – wanna join us?   Click his badge above and do it!

I’m thankful that our snow is melting.   I am NOT a happy boy about the snow – I really do NOT like to walk in it no matter if it’s a half inch or even a “dusting”.    Cold feet?  No thanks!    So I’m glad it’s not FEET of snow and that these INCHES of show we did get are slowly melting.    We thought we’d have more snow starting tomorrow but now it looks like mostly some rain so that might just melt more of this snow.   Here are some pix Mom took before we had a full 9-10 inches!

She snapped them before it got very light out the morning of our snow.    It continued snowing all that day and into the evening………….

Anyway, I’m thankful we didn’t get more of that white stuff…………I’m also THANKFUL that because the weather at the Rainbow Bridge is perfect EVERY DAY, Angel Sammy’s email got to me so I have his poem for today I can share with all of you!


Hi Poetry Peeps!

Here I am to share the poem I wrote for this week’s photo challenge poem.    The poem I had in my head all week kind of changed as I was putting pen to paper but basically the idea is the same.    I thought it was a fun photo to write a poem for – did you?    I hope you wrote one!     If you haven’t been doing that every week with us – I hope you change your mind and join in the fun.

I will give you a photo every Thursday and you have a whole week to think about the picture and see what it “says” to you – what feeling does it give you or what do you think of when you look at it?!    Below is my poem for this week AND a new photo for NEXT Thursday.    If you did write a poem, let us know you did in your comments and give us your link so we can read it.    YAY!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     January 16, 2019

Bottles, potions, dyes,

Curlers, scissors, razors

Dryers, foil, perms,

Bobby pins and lasers

All to be beautiful….but in case you are a doubter

Real beauty is INNER and certainly not OUTER……


Maybe my shortest poem ever?    Well, could be, but funny how it came to me almost the instant I found the photo.   All the trouble people go to getting to the point they feel “put together” and beautiful……….and the most important beauty of all is what you carry in your heart and soul.   Not found in any beauty parlor.  

Now, would you like to see what I found for all of us to work with this coming week?  

Cute?   Well I think so……………….but there’s a lot to see in this photo so have some fun “SEEING” whatever you can and writing about it and we’ll share next week OK???   My Mom wants to give this little critter a hug.   

Have a super week everyone – I hope to see you back here next Thursday WITH a poem……………………….

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

Love always, Angel Sammy



Oh that was a goodie Angel Sammy and I just love that little imaginary creature you found for us to think about this week.    I love his little stuffed wabbit……..he’s just a baby “something” but what?   Part this and that………well, I’m sure your poem will explain!!

Everybody have a great Thursday………………………………

Hugs, Teddy


Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday!    Thankful one too……and we are always thankful just to arrive at another Thursday.   Time moves so quickly – my Mom and Dad said so!!    I’m thankful that SO FAR when they say “snow” it hasn’t – BUT I think that my luck is running out because we could get 6-9 inches of it this weekend.   EEEK.   I’ll try to be thankful for how pretty it is when it falls though.    It’s the least I can do.     If you’d like to share your THANKFULS on Brian’s Hop, just click his badge above and join us!

Now, one more bit of business to conduct THEN I’ll show you the poem Angel Sammy emailed me last night from the Rainbow Bridge.    Yesterday’s TUESDAY TEASER TELL ALL we missed out on a cheer from the School Cheer Team – why?   Because they always have a tough time with a cheer when there are a BUNCH of winners.   We had FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS and – well – they were writing a cheer but fell asleep in their hot tub.   SHAME ON THEM – so we didn’t have their cheer in time for class.    Here’s the cheer they came up with.

This is tough writing about FOUR Firsties!
Good thing we’ve got a refrigerator cuz writing makes us thirsty!
Sharon, Carole, Charles and Jackie
If there’s been any more we would have gone wacky.
Congrats to you guys for being so FAST
You all got in before sixty seconds passed!
Bravo, woo hoo, and a great big yippy
Now pass us a brewski so we can have a big sippy!

Gosh, I’m not sure this particular cheer was WORTH waiting for!

Now onward to the second half of today’s blog which is sharing Angel Sammy’s THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY poetry.


Happy Poetry Day Everyone!

Did you write one this week?  Oh I hope you did!    It’s a pretty funny photo and hopefully it inspired some of you to write a poem – maybe for the first time or maybe not but at least I hope you had fun with it.    Every Thursday I give you a photo to inspire you to write a poem – – – and at the end of my poem today you’ll get another photo for NEXT Thursday!     If you’ve written a poem this week, let us know in Comments and we’ll come visit you to read it.   

“Poor Pitiful Me”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     January 9, 2019

I can’t believe this is the only costume they had

I wouldn’t be in this fix if I’d listened to my Dad!

He told me to go pick a costume up way before the party

But as usual I ignored him thinking I was such a smarty.

Now here I sit on the sidewalk while people laugh and stare

I might as well be sitting here in my underwear!

I’m gonna be late for the party now and my girlfriend’s gonna fuss

Because my costume was too big and they couldn’t push me into the bus!!!


HAHA…….I know it’s shorter than usual but I couldn’t resist………..it just “came to me”…………….this guy looks just so darn miserable doesn’t he?   Maybe it’s summer and he can’t breath inside that thing so he’s taking a break from some kind of job where he has to wear that “Big Scrat” costume…..WHATEVER is going on it’s not good.   But it did make for a fun photo to use to write a poem about.

So here’s your photo for NEXT week – let’s see what we can all do with this one shall we??

Yep – I think I’ve found another goodie for us to play around with right???   Right!     So, put your best poetry ideas to paper inspired by this photo and share with us next Thursday.   C’mon – you can do it.  If I can, you can.

Meanwhile, hope you all are well and happy.    All is well at the Rainbow Bridge – that should be no surprise to you – things are always perfect here!   

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

Hugs and Love to You All !    Angel Sammy



I like this one Angel Sammy……..that guy in the costume is totally NOT happy but it sure makes for a fun poem.    I’ll look forward to hearing from you  next week my Angel Brother.

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


YAY!   Thursday is here and so am I.   I’m going to share my thankfuls on Brian’s HOP then let Angel Sammy do his “poetic Thursday” thing.    I’m EVER SO THANKFUL that my Mom and Dad came home from being gone for four days last week – I wasn’t so sure after they dropped me off at the “spa” but they DID come back and they DID get me so I needn’t have worried.   I’m thankful that the Sisters at the spa love me.   At least I think they do – they visited me and petted me and fed me and stuff – that’s a good sign right?    I’m thankful my Mom and Dad had a good time in Maine too.   They deserve a little break.   If you’d like to tell the universe what you are thankful for on Brian’s Hop – just click the badge above, fill out the LINKY form and you’re IN !!

Now for the second part of my post – Angel Sammy’s poetry day.   You know by now he sends me an email from his cloud at the Rainbow Bridge that contains a little message from him and a poem based on the photo he gives everyone on Thursday every week to use as inspiration for the NEXT week’s poem.   Some of you are playing along with us on this and it justs makes HIM and ME so happy.   You’re all VERY good poets!   Give it a try.   Join in the fun.

Here’s Angel Sammy’s email:


Hello All!   Greetings from the Bridge!

It’s poetry day……………and I can’t wait to read your poem if you wrote one – make sure and tell us in comments that you wrote one and give us your link so we can check it out.   I love Thursdays so I can share my poem with all of you and just let you know that all of your Angels (including me) are always watching out for you even though we are no longer physically with you.   REMEMBER THAT!!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – one that I hoped would spark your creativity and get you writing a poem for today!

My Mom loved this photo – she TOTALLY remembers these trucks and how exciting it was to see the guy ringing the bell and stopping at every block to let the kids gather round and get ice cream or sometimes just get to ring the bell or try on his hat!    Here’s my poem for this photo:

“The Magic Man”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     October 24, 2018

The good old days were truly good

At least they were in some neighborhoods!

The Good Humor Guy came around all the time

Amazing how something so good could just cost a dime!

Kids would come running when they heard the bell

No matter what you got, it sure tasted swell!

He would time it just right so most dinners were done

It would be time for dessert with the setting of the sun.

Those days were so magic, and the drivers were magicians –

Ice cream was better “medicine” than what we got from pediatricians!!!


Alright – I have to admit, I invaded Mom’s dreams one night to get her feedback on the Good Humor guy she remembered – so this poem is almost more HERS than MINE this week!!

I guess it must have been a lot of fun back in those days.   Mom remembers all of this stuff from back in the 50s forward.    The last time she actually heard an ice cream truck it was an electronic song playing over and over and over and the truck was kind of speeding through the neighborhood like he was on fire or afraid to stop!    Well that kind of ruins the moment doesn’t it!

Here’s the photo that I found for you poets to use as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we meet again for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday……………hope you like it!

This ought to be an interesting one to put a poem to don’t you think?    Let’s see what you can do with it and I’ll meet you back here – same time, same place – next week.   Meanwhile, if you haven’t tried writing a poem – give it a whirl.   When you SEE something, things go through your head – feelings, thoughts, ideas – so just put them into WORDS – whether they rhyme or not is irrelevant – just say what you feel.

Right now I’m FEELING like I need to say goodbye.   You know we Angels here at the Bridge are incredibly busy – they keep us hopping here.   But we are never too busy to watch over all of you.  We’re here for you if you just want to talk to us before you go to sleep at night or if you feel lonely – you are never alone!

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

Love to my little brother Teddy, Mom and Dad, and of course ALL OF YOU!   

Angel Sammy


Well that was a totally cool poem Angel Sammy and I’m always happy when Thursday comes around so you will be sharing your poetry with us.   I’ll talk to you in my prayers as always – thanks for being my special Guardian Angel.

Love, Teddy