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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hi Everybody!   Thursday rolls around again and we join Brian’s Blog Hop which is ALL ABOUT THANKFULS!     Those of us who want to share our thankfuls go to his blog (click above) and fill out the LINKY form and enter our URL and we’re IN!    We are thankful for a number of things this week including:   The Cat Blogosphere is BACK with new hosts including Brian’s Dad, we had two sunny days out of the last seven so I was finally able to get some sun puddle action, our lawn tractor died but my Dad has a part on order so there’s hope for the old machine (20 years old!) yet, we’ve had our house power washed and our gutters cleaned out of all that disgusting oak pollen…………AND…………..AND……….well, I guess that’s about it since I’ve run out of thankfuls.    However I will say this – if we REALLY TRULY think about it, every single day we are thankful to HAVE that day.   None of us knows how long we will be here so be THANKFUL for every day.   Right?

I received Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic poem last night via email from the Bridge.   He never lets us down.   Here’s what he sent for all of us to see:

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Happy Thursday – it’s poetry challenge day!

Another Thursday and another chance to show us your poetic skills in matching your words with a photo that I’ve given to spark your imagination.    We had some great poetry from you all last week with the photo of the two kittens.  This week’s photo has a lot of possibilities.    If you’ve crafted a poem to share, make sure and tell you you did in the blog comments so we can visit your post and read your poem – OR just write your poem in our comments – either way, share your words with us.   Some of you have said you’d like to try writing a poem SO GO AHEAD AND DO IT!   I encourage you to – you’ll find that it’s not so tough and knowing that poetry doesn’t necessarily mean rhyming helps….also there are long poems, short poems, and so many poetic forms that it’s totally amazing.   Anyway, here’s the poem I wrote for the photo I gave you last week.

“Day Is Done”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    June 7, 2018

Days on vacation filled with fun

Good times don’t end with the fading sun

Night magic happens as the lights flicker on

Crickets call, frogs serenade, with nature we are one

Reflecting back on the day we have spent

Our vacation so perfect in this cabin we did rent

We cooked out, rowed the boat, caught fish, took a hike

All in the quiet of no trucks, no cars, and no motorbikes….

Just peace and quiet and breathing in the fresh air

Letting go of all worries as we sat on porch chairs.

When we return to “real life” we will treasure these days

We’ll recall the special moments before they fade in life’s haze

In the album will go the photos from this trip to the lake

Knowing next year when we return here, more memories we’ll make………

 

My Mom and Dad have often said they’d like to spend one vacation they take in a cabin on a lake.   They love Maine and have always stayed right on the ocean but Mom thinks the lake district would be a fun change with a quiet cabin, fire in the fireplace, and a rowboat to explore the shore.   I think Teddy would enjoy that – I was a little too “scaredy” for adventure but Teddy is different and I think he’d like it.    ANYWAY, there are also beautiful lakes and cabins in Virginia so they don’t have to TRAVEL far to find that little cabin on a lake.

Are you ready to see the photo I’ve picked for your poetic inspiration this week and your subsequent poem for next Thursday????

I think this will be another FUN one…………….let your imagination take you to a place where poetry just HAPPENS and share your poem with us next week!   I hope you join in the fun.   Until then, remember, I’ll be watching over you along with all your other friends at the Rainbow Bridge!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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YAY!   I like your poem this week my brother but I can’t hardly wait for next week’s.    It looks like a magical spot where teeny tiny people might live…………hmm……..maybe I’ll head out to the woods with Mom now and take a peek!

Love, Teddy

No mushrooms or tiny people under here!!

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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I’m THANKFUL it’s Thursday!   Time to join Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop – you can do the same – click the badge above and you’re IN!    We share what we’re thankful for each week.   I’m always thankful for everything I have in my home – humans who love me, all the food I can eat (and more), lots of nap spots, toys, – well, just EVERYTHING anyone could possibly ask for.   That’s a lot to be thankful for but I truly am.    I love living here and feel so much love from my Mom and Dad.

I am also thankful that my big brother Angel Sammy sends us some poetic fun every week………he may be at the Rainbow Bridge, but he never lets any of us down when we need him – and on Thursday it’s HIS day to share a poem he’s written to go with the photo he give us as inspiration every week.   I got his email last night – just before he settled in for the night on his Cloud at the Bridge……….here’s what he sent.

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Hello my friends!    It’s Thursday again………..days whiz by don’t they – they do that at the Bridge too but we’re all so super busy sometimes we don’t notice.   I have friends up here who remind me that it’s time to do my poem every week or I’d probably forget!     As you all know, the whole idea about Poetic Thursday is that I give you a photo every week and you come up with a poem that the photo has inspired in you……what did the photo make you feel or think about or what do you “see” in your mind’s eye when you study the photo.   Whatever you want to do with the photo it’s YOURS to be creative with.    It’s not so hard to write a poem – they can be short or long, they can rhyme or not – it’s just a way to EXPRESS yourself and it’s fun.   Give it a whirl.    

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST week………..and it’s followed by MY poem to share with you!   If you have written a poem let us know in my comments here and we’ll come read it OR you can even write your poem HERE in our comments!    Ready?

Before I do my poem let me just say that this photo is so very cool.   It’s one of the new “tiny houses” that lots of people are moving into and giving up their BIG houses for when they really just don’t need that much room.   This one is on wheels too so you can take it with you ANYWHERE – like a camper only a house!   If you get tired of your view, you can take it somewhere else.   VERY VERY cool.    Anyway, here’s my poem:

“Living Small”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     May 17, 2018

I’ve heard the term “living large”

But I won’t be the one to lead the charge

I think we don’t really need all that space

“Large” doesn’t fit my preferred life’s pace.

A little house on wheels, what a deal!

Who needs 10 rooms, that’s got NO appeal

Just enough space to make a meal and sleep

No big mortgage to get in debt too deep!

Room for me, Mom, Dad and Teddy

If I was back on Earth, I’d always be ready

We’d travel around and see so much!

Or we’d live in a field full of flowers to touch!

Or by a stream with water and fish

It truly would be my fondest wish………..

Some humans think they need so much room

But you don’t need space for your imagination to bloom!

Small, cozy places with those you love best

Is the REAL definition of a true LOVE NEST !

 

Oh I think it would be fun to live in that little house…………Mom says it would also make a great little garden shed, or art/craft studio………or even a little “pool house” but really and truly, a TINY house could truly be a home.   Scale down life and make things more simple.    Yep – works for me!  

So would you like to see the photo I picked out for you for next week’s poetry challenge?  

I bet you have some pretty cool thoughts about THIS ONE don’t you?   I know I sure do…………………………………………

So, is it a date?   Will you come back next Thursday to visit and let us know you wrote a poem for this photo?   I will be here waiting to read it.   Meanwhile, have a great week ahead.   I will spend mine keeping an eye on my little brother Teddy and my Mom and Dad and everyone else that I love………..that’s YOU!

Hugs, Angel Sammy

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

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Thank you Angel Sammy…………….I love your poem this week and I just bet I will love your poem NEXT week.    I hope everyone will join us in writing a poem for your poetry challenge.   I really, truly do!

Big Hugs from Teddy to you……….

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!    Today’s my double purpose blog post………….first half I’m being THANKFUL for something and sharing it in the Blog Hop hosted by Brian and second half is Angel Sammy’s Poetry Challenge.     First up though is being THANKFUL.   Brian hosts this Thursday Hop and you can join in if you click his badge above and add your link!    What am I thankful for today?   I’m VERY thankful that I have been allowed to be an indoor AND outdoor kitty thanks to my “Kitty Holster” harness.    It keeps me calm and when I’m wearing it, I don’t RUN RUN RUN like I do if Mom decides to “unharness” me.    I have learned to be the perfect front porch guard which is what Sammy used to do.   I’m thankful he taught me that by whispering in my ear from the Rainbow Bridge.  He’s my Guardian Angel you know!

Now for the second part of my Thursday blog post, I will “cut and paste” Angel Sammy’s email transmission to me last night………………he has great wifi at the Bridge and sends us his Poem and message every single Thursday.   Ready?   Let’s see what kind of poem he did this week.

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Hello Poetry Friends (and non-poetry friends too!)

Thursday means poetry.    I gave you all a photo last week and your mission was to spend a week thinking about the photo and what it made you think of or feel and then writing a poem about the photo!   It’s fun.  You should TRY it if you haven’t joined us yet!     Then you can post it on your blog and tell us you did a poem giving us the link to it in our comments here so we can read it – OR you can write your poem in my comments!!    Easy Peasy right?    The photo I gave you last week to think about is below along with MY poem………

“Creatures From the Black Lagoon”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell    May 10, 2018

Eons and ages and centuries ago

When the earth was a much more primitive place

There were creatures of mammoth size you know….

With “not necessarily friendly” face!

They’d lumber around shaking the trees and ground

Their size was absolutely monumental!

Some roared with ferocity but some made tiny sounds

Like their voices were almost experimental!

They dominated the world until humans appeared

And they were stalked and hunted for their meat

The humans had weapons so they had to be feared

Conquering their size was quite a feat.

Eventually the dinosaurs disappeared

The world began to change

Other animals more tame and less feared

Began to roam the range

Humans made friends with smaller species of cat

Not as fierce as the tiger called sabertooth

Domestic and spoiled and THAT was THAT

And this story of mine is THE TRUTH!!

 

Ha ha……bet you didn’t see THAT coming right?    Well it was a fun poem to do……….and I hope you enjoyed looking at those dinosaurs and coming to some sort of brilliant idea about what to write – come on – share!    If I can do it so can you!    If you didn’t write one for THIS photo – maybe this photo which is NEXT week’s challenge photo will appeal to you.   Give poetry a try.  

I love this photo………..I hope it will inspire you in some way to write a poem about it for NEXT Thursday!   Until then, remember that I love all of you and miss all of you – and if you look up at the ceiling right before you fall asleep you just might see the flicker of Angel wings – it may be your own Angel or who knows – it might be ME stopping by to say goodnight.

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Hugs, Angel Sammy

 

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Thank you Angel Sammy…………….I liked your poem this week………and I just want to say that even though I never KNEW you, I feel like I did and I MISS YOU.    I’ll look forward to reading your poem for next week.

Hugs to Everyone,

Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

It’s that time of the week again – we have a double post – first is our Thankful Thursday hop post which is important to us because we have a chance to “shout out loud” about something we are thankful for.   This Hop is hosted by Brian and you can join us with a “Thankful” post by clicking his badge above and linking up!

Today I want to say that I am THANKFUL that we finally have amazing weather.   We had freeze warnings, winter coat days, hot days followed by winds of 40-45mph and all manner of WEIRD situations with our weather changing day by day and NOW it seems to have settled into Springsummer…….I combined those seasons because we still have a little unpredictable-ness with cold mornings and hot afternoons but WE WILL TAKE IT!

The second part of today’s blog is Angle Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday…………..and of course I got his poem and message for all of us last night.   That wi-fi connection of his at the Rainbow Bridge NEVER lets us down!!

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Happy Thursday Poetry Fans!

Time for us to share our poems with each other…….you know the drill by now – I give you a photo every week and you have a WHOLE WEEK to write a poem inspired by the photo.   Whatever the photo “says” to you, or how it makes you feel or what it makes you think of………that’s our Poetry Challenge!   I hope you have written one for us this week – if not – try next week – I promise you can write poetry even if you don’t think you can!

In case you forgot what the photo I gave you last week looked like – here it is again followed by the poem I wrote for this photo!!   I think this is a wonderful sketch by whoever drew it – it’s amazingly detailed and there is so much to be seen in this face……..

“A Life Lived Well”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   May 2, 2018

He’s been around for many years

Had his share of laughs and tears

No matter what he chose to do

He gave it his all because it’s the right thing to do.

Perhaps he was a seaman, long hard days in the sun

Or maybe he worked in a carnival, watching others have some fun

Could he have been a train engineer or a corporate big wheel?

I see a life that’s full and more than just getting by

Moments of real happiness or sadness in those eyes

When we see someone on the sidewalk as we go about our day

If you look at faces you will see they have so much to say.

The lines and folds, the scars and frowns, the smiles all seem to tell

Our story is there for all to see that our life we have lived well.

 

I have no idea who this man is in the drawing but Mom was struck by the character in his face and just had a feeling all of us would not only see something there – but might just know all about him in a minute of studying the photo.   We may be wrong, but we think this gentleman truly has had a “life lived well”.

Now if you have written a poem – please tell us so in comments here – we will visit you and read what YOU got from this photo.    If you would rather, feel free to write your poem RIGHT HERE in our comments!    Whatever you do – let your imagination soar and write a poem.  

I bet you’d like to know what I found for you NEXT week……………I do try to find interesting photos for you.    Here’s your challenge for next Thursday!

Oh boy!   This ought to be a goodie!    Let’s see what you can do with this one and we will meet back HERE one week from today to share our poetry OK?   OK!    Meanwhile, have a super week ahead everyone.   All of us at the Rainbow Bridge think of you and visit you – you will feel us in your heart if you just LISTEN.

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy!   I have learned a lot from you even though I never got to spend time with you before you left – I hope to feel confident soon to write my own poem on Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.

Hugs, Teddy (speaking of hugs…..

did you know today is HUG YOUR CAT day???)


Mom says HUGS are simple!

Thankful Thursday and Poetry Too!

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Today Is Double Post Day!  

First up is THANKFUL THURSDAY

This Blog Hop is hosted by Brian at Brians Home Blog – you can click his badge above to go there and sign up to be PART of Thankful Thursday if you like!    It’s our chance to tell what we are thankful for from the past week or whenever!    In my case I look back at the previous week and think about what I’ve been thankful for………….this week I was thankful to have my very FIRST “Gotcha Day”.    Mom and Dad brought me home to live with them on February 5, 2017 and what a wonderful life I’m leading here.   I was 11 months old and homeless at the shelter and now I’m not too far from turning TWO and living the life of “One Spoiled Cat” just like my Angel brother Sammy did!    I am truly thankful.

Again my Angel brother Sammy didn’t let us all down – he got his photo poem to me which is what we’ll be reading in PART TWO of today’s double post…………….here’s what he sent to us all!

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Hello Friends – it’s me coming to you from the Rainbow Bridge!  

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day……we celebrated at the Bridge too but we were all reminiscing about our BIGGEST LOVE – we all agreed those we left behind when we went to the Bridge are our most SPECIAL VALENTINES.

I hope you are enjoying the photo poetry challenge – those of you who are participating are really doing SO WELL with your poems – I’m pleased you’re having fun – I sure am.    This week’s photo is below followed by my poem to go with it – I hope you like it.    If you’ve written one, please leave your link in my comments so we can read it !!    If you haven’t joined us before – PLEASE DO – we encourage everyone to stretch their wings and write a poem….you CAN do it…..I promise you can.  

“Home Sweet Home”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell   Feb. 15, 2018

In the vastness of space we can’t be alone

I mean other lifeforms – I’m not talking clones!

Do they have six heads and four legs – or more?

Will they visit us soon or have they been here before?

As we send things in space like satellites and rockets

Does some giant gather them up and stuff them in his pockets?

Are our space probes just trophies for beings in space?

When I look at this photo my imagination does race!

I can watch from my cloud at the Bridge and I wonder

Are other beings sending rain?  Are their voices the thunder?

Will they watch us implode or give us a hand………

Show us the way out before humankind’s last stand?

Such heavy thoughts for an Angel in paradise far away

The blue planet is still MY HOME, so I continue to pray

Planet Earth is a beauty – we can see that from afar

We must take good care of home – our Blue Planet Star…………..

 

Now it’s YOUR turn…………….I hope you’ve written a poem this week.    If you didn’t but think you’d like to give writing one a try – how about using this photo I’m about to show you as your inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we gather again for my Poetic Thursday?     Just look at this photo below and describe in your poem how it makes you feel, what you see, what you THINK you see, or anything else that pops into your head when you look at it!    Is it a deal?    Here’s next week’s photo challenge:

Have Fun With This One!  

I’ll be back next Thursday to show you my poem – we all have a whole week to study the photo and write a poem………………until then, have a GREAT week!   

Oui Oui – me in my French beret which inspires my POETRY!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy – I like your poem…………makes me think.   I hope that Earth will be around for a very long time and I think it will if we take good care of it!    Sending you hugs from EARTH to the BRIDGE……………..

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Double Post Day!  Being Thankful and Being Poetic too!

First up is being THANKFUL…….well in a world that sometimes feels like a place where people have forgotten to take their blessings seriously, and a world that has senseless violence at the drop of a hat…….it might seem like it’s getting HARDER to find things to be thankful for.   But in fact, these things just make us realize that here in our own homes most of us are terribly lucky to have what we have – including peace for most of us.    There is a week between our “Thankful Thursday” posts in this hop and when you look back you realize that things are almost always in an uproar – changing, evolving, becoming just a little more “edgy”………but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for.    That’s why we like hooking up to Brian’s every Thursday – to tell our thankfuls and read other bloggers’ thankfuls – makes you realize there really, truly IS much to be thankful for.    If you’d like to share what you’re thankful for, just click Brian’s badge above and go to his blog, fill out the LINKY form and share.    Just think – reading your list of thankfuls MIGHT make someone else realize how THANKFUL they are too!!

The second part of my blog post today is another super duper favorite event and that’s when my dear Angel brother Sammy shares his words of wisdom that he’s thought about this past week from his vantage point at the Rainbow Bridge.    You know our Angels can see all from there – human Angels AND our animal Angels too!    He’s never been one to be short on words either so I’ll share with you what he sent to me via his wi-fi connection last night shall I ??

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Hello from the Rainbow Bridge my friends!!!!    I have another clear night here at the Bridge so wi-fi is perfect as usual.   I’ll get my email sent to Teddy and then have plans to visit the Rainbow Bridge Buffet because it’s “cooking with bacon” night………………………

Just a reminder that as we sneak down to the end of the alphabet, I am going to be telling you about my idea for how to continue with our poetry on Thursdays.   Hope you will like my idea – if I can come up with SEVERAL ideas we’ll do a poll and see which is your favorite.    Also, please do remember that it’s really not that hard to write a poem – I’d love it if more of you would give it a try.   Poetry is just a way for you to express a feeling or thought or make someone laugh or remember – it doesn’t even have to RHYME because there are a lot of free-form poetry formats.    If you DO write a poem for my Poetry Thursdays, share it with us on your blog – tell us in comments you wrote one and put your blog link – we’ll visit and read it – OR you can put your poem IN comments here.   Either way, you will have been CREATIVE and CREATIVE keeps the brains working AND we get to share a little of ourselves.

Last week I gave you some prompt words (not words you HAVE to write about but things to get you thinking) for this week’s letter of the alphabet………..the words were:

(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View

Well, I decided to use one of my own prompts this week for my poem – I hope you like it.   As you know by now I tend to write about the Bridge or my family or what my life used to be like when I was with them……..this week is no different!

“VIEW”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, Nov. 9, 2017

The view from the Bridge is ever changing

For memories and current events start interchanging

We’re watching from afar what’s happening now

But the view blends with our earthly memories somehow

I think because we miss what used to be

We find TODAY a bit harder to see

We watch the sadness, the pain, the violence down there

Unable to help when we hear your prayer

The view sometimes is cloudy and dense

What we observe from here sometimes makes no sense

Destruction and hate and it seems unfair

That we can’t be with you to help – we can’t be “down there”

Just remember all things happen for a reason it’s true

Even though sometimes the reason’s not obvious to you

We will watch from the Bridge, and send our love to you all

Though the sadness may continue, you will stumble and fall

Continue your prayers – don’t change that view

Look up to the sky, we’ll be watching out for you…………..

 

Just remember that we will do what we can to keep you safe and happy……………..but a lot of that has to do with what humans do for themselves too.    STAY POSITIVE……….keep that VIEW upwards!!!!

Next week we will have the letter “W” for our poetry.    Anything that starts with the letter W will work but here are a few ideas if you need some help!    

(1) Window (2) Wink (3) Worry (4) Wiggle

So, I hope you have written a poem to share with us today and I hope you’ll pawticipate next week too!     I’m sending everyone a BIG SAMMY HUG………….A specially  BIG hug for my little brother Teddy who posts my poems for you every week!    Thanks ‘bro !!

Love, Angel Sammy

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

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Thanks Angel Sammy!!!    I hope everyone will join with us too – we’re almost finished with the alphabet……I can’t believe it!     Well friends, I’ll see you tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins and anything else I can think of to say…………meanwhile, Happy Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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We Are Thankful……and We Are Poetic!

Thankful on Thursdays?   Well, in reality we are thankful EVERY day but we join this special HOP on Thursdays courtesy of our host, Brian!   All of us share the things we’re thankful for and it turns out many of us are thankful for a lot of the same things…….our forever homes, our humans, our health…….and then we know that we are all members of one big happy family of animals that are LUCKY to be cared for.    I’m thankful for that…..and also thankful that Brian is hosting this chance for all of us to share.    If you’d like to join up and tell us your “thankfuls” – please do!   Just click on Brian’s badge above, use the LINKY tool there, and tell us what you are thankful for this week!    Since my last post, I did find out that my ears are now healed – my doctor said the second medication I had worked and my yeast infection which has haunted me for a while is GONE.

The second part of my Thursday blog post every week isn’t really “MINE”………….because my brother, Angel Sammy at the Rainbow Bridge is in charge of that part – he writes a poem every single week as he makes his way through the alphabet letter by letter – his poems are about ANYTHING he wants to write about as long as it’s the right letter of the alphabet.   This week we have made it to the letter “U” in the alphabet – getting closer to the end!

He didn’t let us down this week either – last night he transmitted the following poem to me via his laptop at the Bridge……….so may I present to you, Angel Sammy’s poem for this week?!

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Greetings Friends from the Rainbow Bridge!

Here I am – as usual – to give you a little poetic inspiration from my vantage point of being an Angel now – I’ve been here at the Bridge almost a year now………December 2 it will be one year in fact and that is NOT far away!    Not that I’m GLAD I’m here – I do miss my Mom and Dad and my home and yard and I wish that I could have played with my little brother Teddy.    But I am GRATEFUL to be at the Bridge and to know that life DOES go on for all of us.    I can watch over him and still visit my friends and family.   It’s what I’d hoped the Rainbow Bridge was like! 

Thursday is Poetry Day……….we’ve been working our way through the alphabet for a while now and we are getting close to Z.   I am going to come up with a NEW poetry challenge for all of us after we’re finished with the alphabet.   BUT for now – let’s talk about writing poetry.   ALL OF YOU can write a poem if you WANT to and TRY to.   Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme or be a certain length.   It just has to come from your heart.    Give it a try – I promise you will enjoy it.   You will have CREATED something and SHARED a part of you.  

This week we are celebrating the letter “U” and I gave you some POSSIBLE words that might inspire you for this letter but please remember, your poem can be about ANY “U” thing – and even if you choose to use one of the words I give you to consider, you don’t have to use ALL of them.   Some of you are able to write poems using all the prompts – I am impressed!!!    Here are the words I gave you to SPARK your imagination for this week:

(1) Ugly (2) Under (3)Uncle (4) Until

“Unique”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell, November 1, 2017

 

Each of us is special

In our own unique way

It may be in the way we look

Or in the way we play

Some of us are quite friendly

Some of us are shy

But deep inside we’re all the same

And I’ll gladly tell you why!

We love to feel your kindness

We need to feel secure

We like to know you care for us

With motives that are pure

We flinch when we are threatened

We sense when danger is near

We want to feel we’re safe with you

We TRUST you hold us dear.

Unique we are in some ways

But for us all one thing is the same

We want to feel SPECIAL

When we hear you call our name.

 

Animals deserve kindness – humans deserve kindness – the world would be a better place if we could wrap it up in kindness and keep it safe from evil……………..at the Rainbow Bridge we watch over you and try to keep danger and pain away but we can’t do it all – humankind must look out for itself.    When nobody cares, evil moves in.     Just some thoughts from the Rainbow Bridge this Thursday morning from your old friend Angel Sammy.

I hope you’ve written a poem to share with us – if you have, please leave your blog address in our comments here and let us know so we can visit and read your words!!   OR if you want to, write your poem in our comments – we can read it HERE and NOW!    Whatever you do, give writing a poem a try.   It’s a super way to let your feelings out – and it can be about ANYTHING you want to express.   

Next week we will be celebrating poetry with the letter “V”……………..oh boy!   Your poem can be about ANYTHING starting with the letter “V” but if you need a little PUSH or an IDEA, here are some possible prompts for you:

(1) Vicious (2) Vanity (3) Vigorous (4) View

OK my friends…….that’s it for me this week.  I’ll see you next Thursday……………..meanwhile, please think about writing a poem to share – it’s fun and might just make someone think about something they wouldn’t otherwise THINK about!    See you soon……………

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy the Poet

Ah…..me in my French beret – I feel like a famous poet !!

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Thanks Angel Sammy.    Another great poem!    Now, it’s time for me to say goodbye too………….I’ll see all of you tomorrow though for Friendly Fill-Ins with 15andMeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

HAPPY THURSDAY

Me in my spaceship……haha

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Thankful with Brian and Poetic with Angel Sammy Day!

We are joining up with Brian today even though we know their household is still mourning the loss of beautiful Sister Sascha.   We are sad about that as well but will try to remember to be thankful that she knew love in her time with Brian and the rest of his family.

I’m also thankful that Mom and I are writing this post today TOGETHER – last week I had a blog post but only  because Mom and I worked on it before she deserted me and went with Dad to Maine while I was at the kennel.    I have to admit, I had it MADE at the kennel but I missed my home sweet home and I’m so THANKFUL that I have one!

Angel Sammy didn’t let me down on the poetry either – he transmitted his weekly offering via wi-fi at the Bridge last night.    This week’s letter of the alphabet for the poetry challenge is the letter “T” and I can’t wait to see what he does with it – can you?

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Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge Friends!

As you know, today we celebrate the letter “T” in our journey through the alphabet in our weekly poetry fun.    There aren’t all that many letters left in the alphabet for us to get through – I’ve already been thinking about how to keep the poetry challenge going and I hope you will like my ideas.    I’ll talk about those soon.   MEANWHILE, please remember that when I give you some “Prompt Words” every week that doesn’t mean your poem has to be about one of them – – – they are just ideas to get your creativity flowing – you can come up with a poem about ANYTHING that starts with that week’s letter.     These are the “idea words” I gave you last week for “T”:

(1) Tiger (2) Tummy (3) Tired (4) Travel

I didn’t use one of those though……………I used my own favorite “T” word……………I bet some of you can guess what that might be????

“Teddy”

by Angel Sammy Kimmell, October 26, 2017

Ginger youngster so full of fun

He might be big but he sure can run!

He’s not even two and he’s twice my size

I hear we gingers can be pretty big guys!

We don’t really know how he wound up at the shelter

Sometimes the intake process is helter skelter…..

Mom knew he was special though in his little cage

When he was adopted his life began on a new page.

He’s had some challenges with his health so far

Which means trips to the vet in the “evil car” !!

He’s good as gold as the vet cares for him

They take blood, work on his ears, and sometimes call him “Slim” !

He’s 17 pounds of pure, sweet, loving

He loves Mom’s lap where he gets lots of hugging

I think if we’d been together we would have been best friends

Instead I’ll help him in his dreams until his story ends.

 

Yep – I bet you aren’t surprised that my “T” was my little brother.    What a character he is.   Mom loves it when Teddy is out in the front yard on his leash with Dad and she comes out the front door and calls his name…………..he looks at her from the bottom of the yard and Dad lets go of his leash and he runs like a little demon all the way up to Mom and hugs her legs.    Know what’s funny?   I used to do that VERY THING!  

Did you write a poem today?   If you did, please put your blog link in my comments so everyone can come visit your blog to read your poem today.   I hope you have written one – it’s such a FUN thing to do and great way to express yourself……………poetry doesn’t even have to RHYME – it’s just you being YOU.    There are so many forms of poetry……..GIVE IT A TRY!     You can even post your poem in my comments if you don’t have a blog to post it in.    LET’S ALL SHARE SOME WORDS AND FEELINGS WITH A POEM!

Well, time for me to go…………I am super busy here at the Rainbow Bridge.   I have a lot of duties to perform including welcoming newcomers, teaching classes, and I’m even teaching the Bridge Chefs all kinds of recipes using my favorite thing – BACON!    Before I go, here are your PROMPT WORDS (just ideas for you!) for next week’s poem – about ANYTHING starting with the letter “U”!

(1) Ugly (2) Under (3) Uncle (4) Until

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK MY FRIENDS!

Love, Angel Sammy, The Poet

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Thank you Angel Sammy………..wow………..do I have to tell you that I really love your poem this week?   Tee Hee…………………Thank you for helping me every day and showing me how to grow up and be a great cat like you.

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

It’s time for double post Thursday.   First up is our Thankful post for Brian’s Blog Hop.   If you’d like to share what you are thankful for this week just give a little click on the badge above and you’ll go to his blog where you can use the LINKY tool to join up!     I do have a lot of  thankfuls for this week but allow me to FIRST thank Brian for hosting this Hop.   It’s a good chance for all of us to spread our wings and FLY about what we are thankful for.    One of my thankfuls this week is that I’m thankful I remembered to join the new Hop that McGuffy’s Reader is doing called “SPARKS” – you post something that gets everyone feeling positive or happy or inspired and it can be a meme a special quote or verse or ANYTHING you feel will “light up someone’s day”.    You can check that one out at McGuffy’s Reader and the posts are on every Monday.    We did our first one this past Monday.

Secondly I am thankful that my white cell count is in NORMAL range…….not HIGH NORMAL like last check but NORMAL NORMAL – I’m glad because my Mom and Dad and my vet were a little concerned because both of my prior blood panels were OFF for white cell………Mom says I will never be NORMAL (hahahahaha thanks Mom) in many categories (like my weight) but at least my white count is NORMAL!

Now for part two of today’s blog and it’s where  my dear Angel brother transmits his weekly poetry challenge DOWN to me (which he did last night) so I can share it with you.    We are working our way through the alphabet and have made it to the letter “R”.    We are not far from the end of the Alphabet Challenge…….Here’s what I received from Angel Sammy courtesy of his Rainbow Bridge Wi-Fi connection!!

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Hello Friends!   Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge

As you all know we are up to the letter “R” and I gave you some possible words to use if you want to for YOUR “R” poem…………just some hints but you are supposed to write your own poem about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “R”!    I hope we have some new folks joining in the poetic fun this week – several people said they “might try” to write a poem…………..I say ANYONE can write a poem – just let your thoughts flow – poems don’t even always rhyme remember – they just EXPRESS!   

Here are the words I gave you as “prompts” if you needed them:

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

I’m using one of my own prompts this week………!!

“Rain”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 12, 2017

There are stories about rain that some children are told

Like at the end of rainbows there might be a pot of gold

Some think rain is really angels tears

They cry with worry watching us down here!

Rain brings renewal, lets buds open wide

Flowers will bloom, the gardeners great pride!

Some get depressed when the rain comes down

Nothing will cheer them, not even a clown.

But rainy days can sometimes be the very best

At reminding all of us just how much we are blessed

Rainy days bring us together because we don’t go outside

We can play a game, write some letters, read through a travel guide!

We can talk over tea in a quiet room at home

No need to go out in the rain – no need to roam.

Rainy day indoor picnics are REALLY the best!

No bugs to bother you – no sign of a pest!

So remember that RAIN is a sign from above –

To just SLOW ourselves down and feel all the love……………..

 

So that’s my thought of the day everybody.    Rain is not a BAD thing………..it may dampen your plans but it can’t dampen your spirit if you don’t let it.   I miss my Mom and Dad’s “indoor picnics” in front of the fireplace.    Mom would spread a blanket on the floor with the fire going in the winter and I’d make myself at home in one corner and Mom would put piles of pillows around and she and Dad would have a “picnic” for dinner right there.   Usually sandwiches and stuff like she’d bring along in the picnic hamper IF they were outside in a park.    Sigh………………..

Here are some words for next week’s letter of the alphabet, the letter “S”…………..you may use one of these or one of your own – whatever you want to do but please give writing a poem a try.   Short, long, rhyming or not – ANY poetic form will do……….just let your inner thoughts fly free (like I do when I practice my flying at the Bridge!).

(1) Sunny (2) Shrimp (3) Shoe (4) Snuggle

I hope to see you NEXT Thursday sharing your own poem – this week you can put your poem in our blog comments OR just give us the link to YOUR poem in our comments – either way we can see your work and enjoy the fun!     Until then…………remember:

I give you LOVE and HUGS, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy!    I liked that one…….and today is a rainy day too – I heard Mom tell Dad that they would have an indoor picnic so maybe I can see what Angel Sammy is talking about tonight at dinner!!!!

See you all tomorrow for Friendly Friday Fill-Ins with McGuffy’s Reader and 15andMeowing!

Big Teddy Bear Hugs to you!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s a “Two-Fer” Day! 

We’re being THANKFUL with Brian and POETIC with Angel Sam

First up – Thankful Thursday which is hosted by my buddy Brian – if you click his BADGE you can visit his blog, and use his LINKY tool to hook up your “Thankful” post to the Hop.   We share all our thankfuls every Thursday.   After such a tough and sad week with the tragedy in Las Vegas all I can say is that I know everyone there was THANKFUL that there were so many concert attendees as well as First Responders who helped EVERYONE who needed it……..we are so sad for those who were killed and those who were wounded.   It breaks our hearts………….truly.

On a lighter note, my Angel brother Sammy didn’t let me down this week – last night he transmitted via his trusty computer which he took with him to the Rainbow Bridge when he left in December – his weekly THOROUGHLY POETIC THURSDAY poem and post…………..and HERE it is!!

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Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge my friends……..

We’re working our way down (up?) the alphabet to the end – this week we’re all writing poems about ANYTHING that starts with the letter “Q”………….I did give you some prompts if you needed them to help get your creativity jump-started last week……….these were the prompts which you could use if you needed to!

(1) Quiet (2) Quarrel (3) Q-Tip (4) Quack

If you wrote a poem this week, you can put your blog link in the comments here and we’ll follow the link and read your MASTERPIECE or you can even just type your poem in our comments and we’ll read it here!    I hope you wrote something though – if I can write poetry my friends, YOU can write poetry.  Give it a try – you might surprise yourself!!!!

“Quiet”

By Sammy Kimmell, October 5, 2017

Late at night when you’ve gone to bed

You might have visions of me in your head

In that twilight time before you sleep

We Angels visit – into your beds we creep!

We snuggle up close and let you know

We miss you too – it’s love we show………

We’re quiet and careful not to wake you up!

We won’t knock over the clock or your water cup!

We just want to be with you for a little while

Even though you’re asleep, we can see your smile….

We cannot stay, we must all be quick…..

But on your hand or your cheek we might give a lick!

A kiss of love, a promise that we will keep

To be with you on your journey for your FINAL SLEEP………….

 

We Angels will be with you – our beloved humans – when your turn comes……it’s what we do……it’s our turn to take care of YOU like you took care of us when we were with you.   Now if that’s not TRUE LOVE, what is????   

Next week we will be celebrating the letter “R” and I’ll give you four prompt words to help you get your imagination going and thinking of what YOU will write about next Thursday!   Ready?

(1) Rain (2) Run (3) Ruin (4) Rabbit

Maybe those will give you some ideas………..you can write about ANYTHING that starts with an “R” though………use your imagination – we animals have good imaginations !!!!    I hope you have a great week and I’ll look forward to reading your poetry next Thursday!    Give it a try – you might just have FUN writing a poem!!

I Love and Miss You All,

Angel Sammy

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Thanks dear brother……………..I know you’ll inspire at least a couple of our friends to give writing a poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday a whirl next week!    Meanwhile, thanks to everybody for stopping by today…………we hope you have a THANKFUL and POETIC day today!

Yep – it’s me – with my torn up red cube AND my “Mr. Rag” that is my best buddy and pal

Love, Teddy the Butter Bean