We’re THANKFUL and Poetic on Thursdays!
We are thankful every day but especially so on Thursdays when we publically share (thanks to our host Brian) what we’re most thankful for that week. If you click the badge above you can go to Brian’s blog and use his LINKY tool, hook up and tell us what YOU are thankful for this week too!
I am thankful this week for the fact I was alive for a total eclipse of the sun…….notice I didn’t say that I actually SAW the eclipse – because to tell you the truth, I slept through the whole thing. My Mom and Dad saw it though – and it wasn’t “total” here in Virginia but it was still pretty darn magnificent so they say. At least I was HERE for the eclipse and that’s still pretty special since a total eclipse of the sun doesn’t happen every week!
I’m also thankful that there’s good wifi service at the Rainbow Bridge because it means that my brother Angel Sammy and I are in contact AND he can transmit his Thursday poem to me in time for a tradition he started on the blog way before he went to the Bridge – his “THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY” posts. Thanks to him sending me his poetry every Wednesday night, I can share it with you on Thursdays just like he was still here (which I wish he was!).
Remember you can join in on poetry day too – it’s not a standard “hop” because we don’t have LINKY but you can still write a poem, post it on your blog, and give us your blog link on my comments OR even put your poem right there in my comments – and we can read your MASTERPIECE! Poetry is fun……..poetry lets those things inside OUT – and that goes for any kind of feeling or thought that you have or wish you had. The beauty of poetry is it is EVERYTHING………….so write a poem today……..I bet you enjoy it and I know we would enjoy reading it too!
Here’s what Angel Sammy transmitted to me last night:
Hello my friends and GREETINGS from the Rainbow Bridge!
Today is my poetry challenge and last week if you’ll remember, I gave you some prompt words starting with this week’s letter of the alphabet which is the letter “K”. Remember that the prompt words aren’t meant to restrict you to THOSE WORDS – you can use as your subject ANYTHING at all starting with the letter “K”. I just give you prompts in case you can’t think of anything starting with “K”!!! The prompts for this week were:
(1) Kiss (2) Key (3) King (4) Kindle
Teddy said he thought it would be cool if I could use ALL the prompt words in a poem this week…………..well, I wasn’t so sure about that but I thought I’d give it a whirl so here we go!
“A Symphony of K”
By Sammy Kimmell, August 23, 2017
There are so many things that I now miss
Like my every single day “Morning Mom Kiss”
She always greeted me like I was the King
Her smile each day made my old heart sing
From the day they brought be home, my love they did kindle
With each passing year, love for home didn’t dwindle
I learned about life, love, and so much more
At the end I was prepared and unafraid of the next door……
Through it I went knowing at last I was free
At the Rainbow Bridge with my bright golden key.
Whew! I did it – not my best poem by any stretch but I challenged myself to use all the words and by golly I did! I hope you have written something for today and will share it with all of us too. Poetry makes you feel GOOD………it lets out feelings that you might find hard to express otherwise. That’s a GOOD thing…………….now here are your prompt words (if you need them!) for next Thursday. But remember, you don’t HAVE to use one of these, you can use any “L” word you want to! Ready?
(1) Lamb (2) Love (3) Lap (4) Lunch
Until next Thursday, I will bid you farewell and head back to my work at the Rainbow Bridge……………….just know this – I miss you all. But if you listen REAL hard when you’re lying in bed just before you drift off to sleep, you might hear me say “Sleep Well My Friend”……………………
Love, Angel Sammy
Thanks Angel Sammy for another poem……………..I’ll look forward to seeing what you send us NEXT Thursday. I’ll see you in my dreams – I know that for sure………………..
Happy Thursday Everyone!