It’s TWO FOR ONE DAY!
First up for us today is being THANKFUL with our friend Brian – we all post what we’re thankful for lately and share our posts by joining the Hop -you can do that too if you click Brian’s badge above and fill out the LINKY form. Why not – I’m sure you have something you can be thankful “out loud” for!
What am I thankful for today? One thing is that in spite of the ridiculously hot and humid weather, my Mom and Dad continue to indulge me by taking me out on my harness for walks – actually we don’t do a whole lot of walking………I just take them down into the edge of the woods where I get underneath a forsythia shrub and lie down to watch through the foliage as birds and squirrels run by or fly overhead. It’s like watching TV. Very entertaining. Mom and Dad can sit on the swing/bench there and hopefully NOT get bit by mosquitoes (sometimes those sprays just don’t QUITE keep up with the bugs!). I’m also thankful that Mom got my reservation at Paws A While Pet Hotel CONFIRMED for when they
desert me go away for a few days in October. I love the place – I was there LAST year when they went away and those Sisters sure know how to spoil me!
I’m also thankful of course that we got an email from Angel Sammy which contains his poem for this week AND a photo for next week. He said in a “P.S.” to me accompanying the poem that he hopes more of you decide to give writing a poem a try. I hope you take him up on that challenge!!
Here’s his email to us……………..
Hello Poetic Friends!!
You know that August 28th was Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day and I just want to say one thing………..you all spent the day recalling your pets of the past who were no longer with you and who were residing where I am here at the Bridge…….well, just so you know, up at the Bridge, all of US spent the day remembering all of YOU and wishing we could be with you again. Love goes both ways you know. One day we’ll all be together. Believe it.
Now on to happier things – POETRY! Did you write one this week to go with the photo I gave you to use as inspiration? I did! Here’s the photo you were to use to write your poem and following that is MY poem. If you wrote one yourself – BRAVO! Please give us a link to your poem OR write your poem in our comments.
“The Long Rest”
By Angel Sammy Kimmell July 29, 2018
When at last our long rest arrives
We don’t want tears in our loved ones eyes
We hope they know we are in a beautiful place
Our youth returned, smiles on our face
Our pain is gone, our infirmities have left
The only difficulty we have is to have you bereft
Don’t be sad because we are physically gone
We’re always there – from dusk to dawn
We’re by your side – we’ll kiss your cheek
We’re on the wind – no need to speak
In dreams at night we’re busy too
You’re NOT alone – we’re there with you
Our time had come when we had to leave
It broke our hearts to see you grieve
Remember one day we will welcome you here
It will be a joyous reunion – so have no fear………………
I hope this won’t make any of you SAD who have recently lost someone in your family be they human or animal because the leaving is painful but where we are, we are happy and waiting for the day we’ll be together again. The statue in the photo above is so beautiful – and she looks like she’s merely asleep……..resting peacefully. Someone put flowers in her outstretched hand – but believe me – SOMEONE was there waiting to take hold of her hand and welcome her “home”.
Now how about a photo for next week? See what you can do with this one for inspiration!!
Can you say HAPPY???? Oh yeah…………………I’ll look forward to meeting you here NEXT WEEK and we’ll share some poetry OK? Join in the fun – everyone can write a poem – doesn’t even have to rhyme…..it can be in ANY form too.
I hope all of you have a terrific week ahead. My little brother Teddy talked about his “Thankfuls” for the Blog Hop with Brian and I have a thankful to add of my own. I’m THANKFUL that all of you are continuing to stop by Teddy’s blog and join in the fun around here…….with Tuesday Teasers, Poetic Thursdays, Bacon on Saturdays – lots of fun to be had around here I’d say.
See you next Thursday everybody…………………….hug someone you love today. You’ll be happy that you did and so will they!
Love, Angel Sammy
Gosh Angel Sammy – I liked your poem this week but then I like your poems EVERY week. Thanks for taking time out of your busy duties at the Bridge to bring us a poem every week. Gives everyone ELSE a chance to be creative too!