Time sure is flying by…………..have you noticed? Wasn’t Christmas just yesterday?? No? Well, it seems like it to me! But here it’s already VALENTINE’S DAY. Sure got here fast didn’t it. Well, I’m very thankful that I can say HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to Brian for hosting this great hop and to everyone else who is seeing my blog today. Thanks for being my friends and here’s my Valentine’s Card to you all:
Today is also all about being Thoroughly Poetic and my Angel brother Sammy knows all about that…………he’s the Resident Poet on my blog…………and I have his poem for the week to share with you below. I hope you wrote one to celebrate Valentine’s Day too? If you did, let us know in comments and give us your link so we can visit and read your poem!!!!
It’s Poetic Thursday time friends…….and Happy Valentine’s Day from the Bridge
Last week’s inspirational artwork has been on my mind all week – it’s an extraordinary bit of artwork that expressed what I would call unconditional love in a beautiful way. I always felt unconditional love from my Mom and Dad when I was with them……..they let ME be ME and that was certainly an expression of unconditional love. Now granted, I was a good boy – I never got in trouble or did anything bad or mean. I was loving because that’s all I knew and all I experienced for 17 years with them. I only felt sick for the last year or so and even then, I didn’t take it out on the world….I just did the best I could and so did Mom and Dad. But this photo I gave you SPEAKS to that “feeling” I think. Here’s the photo from last week and my poem to go with it.
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell February 14, 2019
When I told you that I loved you
It came right from my heart
I thought it was forever though –
It felt right from the start
But then as time went by I saw
You thought there should be rules…..
You can’t do this, you don’t do that
I felt like a carpenter without my tools!
My love for you had no strings attached
I was wide open with my feelings
Perhaps that’s why the day you left
It sent my heart a-reeling.
The rules I found were JUST FOR ME
You could do whatever you wanted
The castle of love I’d build around us
Became so lonely and so haunted.
Love shouldn’t need conditions
It should be accepting, honest and true
I found that out after we parted ways
When my life puzzle found THE CLUE.
OK – time to “fess up”…………..that poem was actually written by my Mom. I let her write it because she wanted people to know that if they HAD love and lost it, or are looking and haven’t found it yet, it’s NEVER TOO LATE. She learned that herself! Me? I never knew anything but love and I want my little brother Teddy to grow up that way too. He sure picked the right Mom and Dad to learn about it. Unconditionally.
Ready for next week’s photo??? Give this one a whirl and see what you can come up with!
I love this painting by Norman Rockwell – reminds me of how exciting it is to see SOMETHING popping through the soil ! Let’s see what you do with this one shall we?
Hope you decide to write a poem this coming week to share with us next Thursday. Meanwhile:
Thank you Angel Sammy………………………I’ll look forward to you sending me an email this coming week with another poem. It was nice of you to let Mom write this week’s poem.