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Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday.    I wish I could say today that I’m THANKFUL that my good friend Sawyer from The Cat On My Head has returned home after running away a few days ago but I can’t.   He’s still missing.   It’s very sad and scary for his Mom and Dad and all of us who love him because he has a seizure disorder and needs medication.    His family are doing EVERYTHING to try and find him and get the word out.   Please take a second to say a quick prayer for him to return.     I thank you for that!

I am thankful that we have some rain in our forecast after several days of incredibly ICKY heat.   It’s even too hot for ME and you know how much I love being outside!!!    Mom and Dad come out with me when I want to go and it’s been pretty miserable for them – – – they can’t crawl under a shrub for a shade nap like I can.    HAHAHA

I got Angel Sammy’s poem for this week though – I’m thankful for that – and I’m happy to share it with all of you poets out there!


Hello Poetic Friends !

Here we are again on a Thursday sharing the poems we wrote this past week based on the photo I gave you last Thursday for inspiration – FUN FUN FUN!     I know all of us have been quite distracted (yes even the Angels at the Bridge) with worrying about Sawyer and hoping he’d come back to his family in Roanoke, VA but you know as much as we would like to “make it happen” even Angels can’t do that.    We WOULD if we COULD.

Anyway, I wrote a poem which I’m going to share with you……………and then give you another photo to use as inspiration for NEXT week’s poetry day!

“What’ll It Be?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©June 30, 2021


There’s NO doubt about it

We’re not afraid to shout it

Whatever is your favorite drink

It’s here on our shelves – don’t you think?

I can tell you this for sure

It takes HOURS to give a tour !



I bet it does – I’ve never EVER seen anything like this and Mom and Dad who visited many a pub in their travels through Europe don’t remember a pub like this one!   We tried to find the name of this one but only discovered that the image we had taken from the internet is a copy of an available print from “Johnny Griffin”.     There are a number of pubs claiming to be “THE OLDEST PUB” though and whether or not this is the oldest it’s certainly got quite an array of “overstuffed shelves” !     If you wrote a poem for this image, please tell us in comments so we can read it!

Now how about a photo for next week?    One of my Mom and Dad’s favorite places in the entire world.    I think there’s some good poetry that could be written for this photo!

Yep – this one is perfect……….My Mom and Dad think they may have eaten dinner on that left bank in the photo in fact……………..during that dinner Mom asked my Dad if they could have a night time gondola ride – after all – it was their honeymoon.   This isn’t THEIR photo but they did take a night gondola ride and YES their gondolier sang beautiful songs to them.    Memorable – oh yeah.    Have fun with this one!

That’s it for me this week…………………..please continue to pray that missing kitty “Sawyer” from The Cat On My Head returns home………..he’s missed, loved and very much worried about. 

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

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


As always Angel Sammy – a very cool poem for last week’s photo.     I am so happy that you still visit us with your poetry – please never stop!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Where does the week go?    It’s already Thursday and already time to be thankful on the Hop again.    This is a great Hop – hosted by Brian and if you would like to VOICE your thankfuls out loud, click the badge above and link up with the rest of us.    We all have things we’re thankful for but once a week it’s great to tell the world too!

I am also happy because it’s Poetic Thursday as well which is when Angel Sammy shares a poem with us and gives us a photo for us to write a poem about for NEXT Thursday when we will see/hear from him again.

First though – I want to say how thankful I am for my Mom and Dad.    I know that they get a bit frustrated with me from time to time, especially when I’m almost constantly asking for one of them to take me outside.   Fortunately for me, my parents don’t mind accompanying me – to keep an eye on me even though I’m in my very own yard – the foxes and other predators don’t know where my yard starts and ends but I do!    I just love being outdoors……..and since we have a nice covered front porch with rockers Mom and Dad hang out there while I’m sniffing and poking around the yard and when I head to the BACK yard – we have a deck with chairs so they just transfer back there.

Lucky me!    Now let’s share with you the email we got from Angel Sammy shall we????


Hello Poetic Friends!

Time for us to share some poetry.   You had a whole week to think about the photo I gave you last Thursday – so let’s see what you came up with and I’ll show you what I wrote as well.

First though let me encourage you again to give writing a poem a try – some of you say “I can’t write a poem” and I always tell you that everyone can because it’s true.   Poetry describes a feeling, a thought, a moment in time, and so many other things but it does NOT have to rhyme to be poetic.    Just open your heart up, look at your subject (or think about it) and WRITE!   Trust me – you CAN do it.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week and my poem follows:

“Ridin’ With Grandpa”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 12, 2021


C’mon kids – just hop in the  back

Granny even packed us up a snack!

Out in the cornfield we’ll go a-ridin’

Might see a deer or a fox a-hidin’

“Grandpa go faster” I hear you say

But I want this fun to last – maybe all day

These days with you kids keep ole Grandpa young

I’ll treasure these moments ’til my days are done……



Hayrides – those three kids in the photo probably will talk about the day they rode out in the wagon on the back of Grandpa’s tractor for years to come.    Moments like that are what fill our dreams sometimes.    I can tell you that those of us at the Rainbow Bridge think of moments like this and I’m sure humans do too.    Sometimes you might be looking at a person and see them smile for what seems like no reason – well sometimes it’s a memory popping into their head bringing a smile and making their day.    You might think some things you do with or for another person are SMALL but to them, it could be BIG.    

SO – how about a photo for NEXT week?   You have a week to come up with something to share and if you wrote a poem THIS week, please tell us in comments that you did and give us a link so we can read it.    Most of all thanks for joining in the fun every week!!

Not a big photo but what an expressive painting!    I think we can all do a great poem with what we see and feel about this painting.   We’ll find out next week right?   See you then?

Until then please stay happy and healthy…………things are looking better for humankind on Earth we think – please keep it that way……………!

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

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


Oh I  love your poem this week Angel Sammy……….I also can’t wait to see what everyone else did with their impression of the photo last week too!!!!    Thank you for visiting us.  I love and miss you.

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday.    Always things in our lives we can be thankful for – right?   Right!     Easter was nice – Mom got her second shot – both of those are thankfuls.   The weather has been spectacular the past few days – a BIG thankful as it meant I was outside a LOT with Mom and Dad.   Spring is prettier and prettier every day…..always thankful when Spring arrives.    Thankful to Brian for hosting this great Hop!

Also thankful that I received Angel Sammy’s poem to share with you…………AND his new photo for NEXT week’s poem as well………….always fun!


Let’s Share Poems!

Yes – let’s do that!    Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week?    I thought we’d all have some fun with that photograph.    We ALWAYS have fun with our poems don’t we?    I’m happy that some of you are as excited about Thursdays and poetry as I am.   Makes me feel like these little get-togethers are worth it.

Now, wanna see the photo I gave you last week to work with?    I’ll share my poem after I show you the photo………………..

“The Heart of the Home”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©April 7, 2021


This was where the action was back in “the day”

Where you’d generally find your Mom to have your “say”

Everyone gathered around the kitchen table

To spend time together as much as they were able

You had breakfast there, licked spoons with icing there 

And using her sewing shears Mom would even cut your hair!

No electronic gadgetry around – everything was easy to fix

There were lots of Mr. Fix-its in neighborhoods who knew all the tricks

The lemonade pitcher always ready in Mom’s old Kelvinator 

There were no garbage disposals then; our pets were leftovers eliminators!

They say in the electronic age life is so much better and free

But the good old days of meeting in the kitchen sound mighty good to me.


In many ways the good old days really were good old days.   Sure we didn’t have all the conveniences of electronic gadgetry but we really didn’t NEED them – they are just more convenience in these days of “instant gratification” and everybody working and not many hanging out at home.     We want everything NOW…..back in “the day” we paced ourselves.   Waiting for the cake to bake in the oven instead of getting a microwave for three minutes dessert.    Oh well………..that’s progress…………right?

My Mom remembers her Grandmother’s kitchen looking a bit like this one, and when she and her family lived on an Air Force base in Alabama a long time ago, this pretty much is exactly what the kitchen looked like.

Hope you had fun with this photo………….I have next week’s photo for you!   Ready?   You have a week to write something to go with this one – another FLASHBACK:

I’m going to guess SOME of you tuning in will have no idea what this is……………….!    But I also know that some will!    

SO – that’s your assignment for next week – write a poem about this photo, and if you wrote one this week – let us know you did, give us a link so we can read it, or just write the poem in my comments here on Teddy’s blog.    He doesn’t mind.   Trust me.   Just because I’m an Angel doesn’t mean we aren’t still close!

Have a good and safe week……………..I’m so happy my Mom is finished with her shots and that Dad will get his second one next week.    I will always look after them, but I won’t WORRY as much once they are vaccinated.   

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

Loves of Angel Love, Angel Sammy


I like your poem a lot Angel Sammy.  I would like to have a floor like that in the kitchen to lie on now – I bet it’s nice and cool!    Our wood floors are nice too especially in the winter.    Have a good week at the Bridge and thank you for looking out for us.  I miss you.


I LOVE SPRING!    Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday!    A big thank you always to our host – Brian at Brians Home Blog.    If you’d like to join this Hop and share what you’re thankful for with everyone else, just click the badge above and link up.    I have a huge thankful this week – my Dad FINALLY was called to come in to the CVS Clinic in town for his first COVID vaccination.   That’s tomorrow.    That means both Mom and Dad will have had their first shot.    Mom’s second is Easter Sunday and I guess Dad’s will be sometime later in April.    I’m glad my parents will be protected.     I’m also thankful that Spring bas begun to spring here.   There are a few shoots of actual grass coming up and I made sure to gnaw them down to size this morning when I was allowed out in the mist/fog with Mom and Dad.    Then it started to rain so we all came back inside but it was nice “family time”.

Thursday is also Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday so let’s see what he sent us THIS week shall we?


Hello Poetry Fans!   Let’s get poetic!

Another week has zoomed by and here we are again, sharing poetry!     If you are joining us for the first time – welcome – the more the merrier.  If you’re an old hand at our Thursday poetry get-togethers then YAY and hopefully you wrote a poem for last week’s photo so you can share it with us.    I of course wrote one – don’t I always?    HAHA

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for THIS week’s poetry sharing fun…………..followed by my own poem for the photo:

“Going My Way?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©March 24, 2021


For years and years I’ve heard it said

People up north must be soft in the head

Loving to ski, ice fish, skate and play in the snow

While Floridians enjoy the sun’s HOT glow!

Well I’ve had enough of carrot noses and old sweaters

I’m sure life in Florida will be SO MUCH better……..

I can relax on the beach and check out the bikinis

While sipping away on cold peach bellinis !

Then a fellow snowman friend put my mind in a muddle

He said “Hey don’t you know – in the sun you’ll become a puddle!”



HA!    Some things look better on paper than they do in reality right?    I’m sure Mr. Snowman likes the IDEA of being in the sun all day but he’d soon find out that would be the END of him.   The life of a snowman is pretty transient anyway so maybe he’s on the right track – if you’ve gotta go – why not do it in the sun instead of on a semi-warm late winter day in the shade while you melt!!

Now I have another photo for you to use as inspiration for a poem that I hope you’ll share with us NEXT Thursday……………….and if you wrote one for today – make sure and tell us you did in comments and give us your link so we can read it.   

Yipes…………………….that’s about all I can say about this photo.    But I’m sure YOU can come up with something more to say in a poetic format by next Thursday right?    I’m going to do the same and we’ll meet back here same time and place………….meanwhile – GET POETIC!   Don’t say you can’t write a poem because you can.     Trust me.

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

Stay safe, stay happy, and come back next week for more poetic fun……..

Angelic Hugs, Angel Sammy


Good job on your poem this week Angel Sammy – as if that was unusual – your poems are great and I’m not just saying that because you’re my Angel brother either!     See you next week!

Hugs to all, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


THANKFUL THURSDAY is here!    We celebrate that thanks to Brian who gives us a chance to talk out loud about what we are thankful for.    Click his badge and link up with us.    After we are thankful we get POETIC with Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday.    So Thursday is busy around here!     We’re very thankful to say not only is our weather becoming more Spring-ish but we are still healthy here at my house.   Mom and Dad have been waiting/waiting/waiting for their vaccine but probably will be waiting quite a while longer so I’m happy they are remaining healthy.

Now, what do you say we take a look at the email Angel Sammy sent last night from his Rainbow Bridge laptop?


Let’s Get Poetic!

Happy Thursday everyone.   Our time to share poetry based on a photo.   Always a challenge.    I’m so happy that many of you have been joining in on this fun exercise in creativity and I hope man more of you decide to give it a whirl.   If you write a poem, you can tell us you did and give us your link in my COMMENTS.   We’ll visit and see what you came up with.   It’s a fun exercise using a photograph as our inspiration for a poem.    We all see the same photo but we come up with our OWN way to “look” at it!

Here’s last week’s photo and my poem:

“Fearless Sun Worshippers”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©February 24, 2021


Crowded beaches are a rare sight these days

Ignoring social distancing at the ocean and in other ways

The call of the sun and water is quite strong

But overdoing almost anything is terribly wrong

If you go to the beach to enjoy peace and quiet

The noise at a crowded beach is like attending a riot!

When I visit a beach it’s to walk along the sea at dawn

There are no people around – all the noise is gone

Or I might go at sunset at the end of the day

When sun worshippers are home nursing sunburn in some medicinal way

I like hearing seagulls and waves rushing to shore

I’ll enjoy each restful sound until peaceful beaches are no more…………..


First of all, I’m dedicating this to my Mom……in fact I wrote it like SHE would have written it.    

One day I’m sure beaches will all look like the one in this photo as people escape the heat in the summer – or they will become so polluted nobody will go to the beach any longer – and I hope I’m VERY VERY wrong about that!    The beach is there for everyone to enjoy but we must protect wildlife, not pollute our water, and hope that the beauty of our world will be around for all to enjoy for eons to come.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s photo and remember – tell us in COMMENTS if you wrote a poem you’d like to share.   

OH YES – I love this photo…………………….I bet there will be some super poems about this little (?) bundle of wagon-riding baby!     Remember, this is your inspiration for NEXT week’s Thursday poem to share so get to thinking NOW about what you could write!!    I know I’ve already got some ideas.

In the meantime, have a good week – keep safe – your Angels are watching……………………………….

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Love next week’s photo Angel Sammy and you really honored our Mom with your poem THIS week with the crowded beach – Mom has NEVER enjoyed crowded beaches.    I hope you and all our Angels at the Bridge will keep watch over us all…………………until we meet at the Gate.

YAY – the snow is gone!!!!   Love, Teddy