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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello Friends!   Thursday is here – time to be THANKFUL on Brians’ Hop and time for Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday too.    First of all we will be thankful though – AND tell you that if you would like to join the Hop, click the badge above and link in with us.

This week we had a horrendous hailstorm – it was absolutely the worst (and noisiest!) thing we’ve had through here in ages.   It continued for a good 30 minutes too – with pea to quarter sized hail.   Totally covered our back deck and front sidewalk.   No trees down but lots and LOTS of leaves and of course Mom’s deck plants were ripped up pretty good.    THANKFULLY both our cars were in the garage but we just KNOW some people whose cars were parked outside and not inside had some dents.   YEEKS!

The bad weather didn’t keep Angel Sammy’s email to me from getting through though and I’m sharing it with all of you below.


Here we are on a Thursday for some poetic fun!

Welcome to my little part of Teddy’s Thursday post every week.    We share some poetry together – poems we’ve written which have been inspired by photos that I give you every week.   Amazing what things come to mind when you look at a photo isn’t it?    IF you’ve written a poem for our photo from last week, let us know in Teddy’s comments will you?   We want to read your work!!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week followed by my poem:


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     June 5, 2019©


Oh my goodness – no no no!

Pretty please don’t make me go!

I know I said I could be a BIG guy

But all I wanna do now is scream and cry!

This is scary and I wanna be strong

But going this fast has gotta be wrong!

I promise I’ll be good for the rest of the day

If once we’re off this thing we get FAR AWAY!


That little boy looks like he’s ever so sorry he got on that ride OR that he allowed his big sister to talk him into it in the first place………….AND I bet if we could see the face of the little person sitting in the seat behind him – it would look just like this little guy’s face OR WORSE!!!    Still, somehow it is still a cute photo – makes you wonder whether this little guy will ever get on a roller coaster again………I bet he does……..in the front seat with his girlfriend next to him and HE’s holding HER hand instead of his big sister’s.    Right?

I have a photo for you for next week………………and here it is!

Are these two cute or what?   Identical twins……so who will be the troublemaker and who will be the perfect little kid?   Hard to tell isn’t it.   I just think it’s an adorable photo.   Teddy knows that our Dad is a twin – not identical twin but twin nonetheless.   He and his brother, my Uncle, are close and while they are alike in many ways they are absolutely NOT alike in other ways.    I know we just had a photo with a kid in it (today’s!) but this was too cute to pass up – let’s see what we can do with it when we write a poem for NEXT week.

Until we meet again, be good to each other – and please always remember that your Angels – human and animal alike – are with you ALWAYS.   If you want to need someone to talk to – we’re THERE OK?    Forever.

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

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy


I like the photo for next week Angel Sammy……………………you pick the best photos for everyone!    I wish you and I had been identical twins – imagine the fun we would have given our Mom and Dad!!

Love, Teddy the Garden Cat

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


The first THANKFUL Thursday of the new year.   I am thankful that I’m starting out the new year HERE with my Mom and Dad in a cozy house with a big yard.   I’m thankful that the tree that popped up in our library a few weeks ago and that I could lie under and watch blinking lights is now resting in a big bag in the basement until Mom and Dad put it back up for ME next year.   I’m also as always thankful for all my friends – I realized when we took all the Christmas cards down that I got WAY WAY more of them than my Mom and Dad did (!)

Angel Sammy celebrated his birthday at the Bridge yesterday with all his Angel friends but I’m thankful he still found time to send me his poem for Poetic Thursday.    I hope you are going to start off the new year by participating in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday inspired by the fun photos he finds for us to use as inspiration!

Here’s the email I got from him last night!


Happy New Year my friends!

Hope you all are ready for another exciting year – we at the Bridge are of course going to continue to work behind the scenes to keep you all happy and safe.    We’ll continue to see you in your dreams as always.   

So did any of you write a poem for this week’s photo?   I thought it was a sweet and fun photo and I hope you did too.  If you did write a poem, let us know in the comments here on Teddy’s blog and give us your link – we’ll visit you and read your poem.   If you didn’t write one – why not make this the year of the poem for yourself.  Be creative – have some fun.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to inspire this week’s poem.   My poem follows……….


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    January 2, 2019

Momma, Momma, Momma – just look at me!

I’m skating like a big girl and I’m not even three!

My baby shoes are scuffed from taking a few falls

But Momma’s always there to pick me up when I give a call.

My dimpled knees have a scar or two that will be there when I’m old

When my own little girl has roller skates and my stories are being told!

Of scooting along like the big kids on skates and screaming with delight

Of my Momma picking me up for a hug and squeezing me ever so tight.

These innocent and wonderful times I hope I remember all my days

I hope they all flash before my eyes as I pass into the eternal haze……..


Ta Da!    That little girl has such joy – I started out wanting to capture it but it kind of turned into a reflection as I wrote.   That often happens when I do my poems.    I have an idea but as I put it into words it takes a direction all its’ own.    That’s one of the GREAT things about writing though !!!   

I have a photo for you for NEXT week’s poem.    Please give it a try.   I promise you will enjoy it.    Poetry takes so many forms.    You can choose your own.   Freeform – rhyme or no rhyme……just let the photo take you somewhere in your imagination and put that feeling into words.    When I found this photo below I had all kinds of thoughts…….Is this guy wondering how on earth he wound up with this job?    And what IS his job?!?!?!

Anyway, have some fun with it and share your poem with all of us NEXT Thursday.    I’ll send mine to Teddy to share with you!    Have a good week…………full of smiles and lots of HAPPY.

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

Love to all of you………..Angel Sammy



Thanks Angel Sammy………………….I wish I could have spent your birthday with you yesterday – we would have been QUITE a team wouldn’t we?

Love, Teddy