by Janet Blue on May 14, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The days and weeks just keep slipping by, and we remain sequestered at home, except for essential trips. I can’t say I’m bored, but I miss seeing my friends person. I am grateful to have Kitties Blue to keep us entertained and this blog to keep my brain engaged. And what better way to stimulate one’s brain than with the challenge of writing a poem.

So…thank you to Teddy, Angel Sammy and Mom Pam from Two Spoiled Cats, who provide us each week with an inspiration photo to get our creative juices flowing.

Here’s this week’s photo followed by my poem.



A Place of Repose

As we spun in a circle by the light of the moon,
I started to get dizzy and thought I would swoon.
When I closed my eyes and began to sway,
I soon discovered I was on my way
To some magical place atop a magnificent steed
Where everyone was happy and had no need.
Each person glowed with health and a permanent smile.
Existence was good and not just for the while.
After some time, I began to realize
That what I was seeing was not through my eyes
Nor was I dreaming which is what I’d supposed,
But rather I was in a place of unearthly repose.
Heaven’s gates had opened, and I was welcomed inside
To a beautiful home forever to reside.
As I look back now on a life well lived,
I thank God for that wonderful gift.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 5/13/2020

If you’d like to write a poem for next week, pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. You’ll find next week’s inspiration photo. While there, make certain to read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge, and it’s always a winner. Also check out the Comments section for links to other poems.

Thankful Thursday

Every Thursday we also share for what we are thankful and join Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

This week we are grateful for the wonderful turnout for week 300 of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. Kitties Blue and I had no idea when we began this hop five-plus years ago that it would still be around today. Heck, we never expected to still be blogging after nearly eight years. We’d also like to thank The Cat Blogosphere for this badge.



I am personally thankful for completing my 1,000th Peloton ride. With our Greenways and the YMCA closed, having this available at home is a blessing.

Periwinkle and Stinky are grateful to those of you who joined them for their most recent adventure. If you missed it, click here to check it out. They wrote some silly limericks about their fursibs, which they’re sure you will enjoy.

Dad Tom and I are thankful that we are getting Sawyer to eat some food to which we’ve added CBD oil. The dose we are giving him is quite low, but I do hope to increase it over time. It will take a while for us to see if it has any effect on his seizures.

If you’d like to participate in the blog hop, post for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge.


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Ellen Pilch May 14, 2020 at 6:07 pm

That was a wonderful poem. Congrats on 1,000 rides! That is so impressive. XO
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The Island Cats May 14, 2020 at 5:32 pm

What a lovely poem…though bittersweet in some ways. We’re hoping the CBD helps Sawyer.
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Canadian Cats May 14, 2020 at 5:08 pm

A bitter sweet poem but a poem that draws a pretty picture. We are not finished when we shuffle off this mrtal coil but are finally free to progress.

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Sandee May 14, 2020 at 4:20 pm

I hope the oil works for Sawyer. I pray for him all the time.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to the mom. ♥
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Pam May 14, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Oh my…….what a wonderful poem – I would hope that making that “last transition” would be very dreamlike and wonderful and much like you describe in your poem. I love this and your imagination took you on a journey that ended in a PERFECT spot. Thanks so much for doing poetry Thursdays with us – your work NEVER disappoints – it always touches me.

Hugs, Pam
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Brian Frum May 14, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Such a cute poem. Those were sure nice thankfuls and we all send purrs and prayers to dear Sawyer. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Timmy Tomcat May 14, 2020 at 11:36 am

That is a beautiful poem and reminds us all that there are wonders in life that are beyond our understanding but not belief. Glad Cooper is taking his CBD and you are all doing well. We think of all our friends everyday.
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Eastside Cats May 14, 2020 at 11:01 am

Our Metroparks are opening again, to which I am very grateful. Actually, they are reopening the bathrooms, and because each one is far enough away from home, visiting them has been problematic; I gonna pee! Some undisturbed wild areas are now showing off spring blooms, and I love to see them.
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The Florida Furkids May 14, 2020 at 8:31 am

Great poem!! We really loved that photo. We’re purring and praying that the CBD works for Sawyer.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Linda Arthur Tejera May 14, 2020 at 6:14 am

Such a lovely poem! Hoping and praying that the CBD will help little Sawyer.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs May 14, 2020 at 2:44 am

Oh, MY! What an intriguing poem! Beautiful! Lets hope and pray you won’t be experiencing that in reality anytime soon:)

Sure hope the CBD will have positive effects.
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Lone Star Cats May 14, 2020 at 1:39 am

Hope the CBD oil can help.
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