Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

The inspiration photo for today’s poem reminded me of high school; though, the main character in the photo is a young boy. I’ll tell you more about that after revealing the photo and my poem.




If I’d known this was so scary,
I definitely would have been more wary.
I might have stayed safe on the ground
While my family flew down and around,
But now I am stuck here on this ride
Hanging on for dear life to the car side.
As we continue to race crazily down hill,
I seriously think I am going to be ill.
I am positive I’ve already wet my pants.
I don’t know why I took the chance
To go sailing on this harrowing adventure.
I know I’m not feeling any pleasure.
Oh Lord please let me survive this flight,
And I’ll be an extra good person all my life.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 06/05/2019

Okay, now for the high school story. When I as a senior, we had something called, Senior Sneak Day. Chaperoned by some of our teachers, the entire senior class spent a regular school day at the boardwalk and beach in Santa Cruz, CA. Unfortunately it rained all day. That did not stop me from riding the huge, old, wooden roller coaster 17 times. I was soaked to the skin after only a couple of rides, but just kept going. I sat in the front car with my arms up every time. My inner arms were covered with red welts by the end of my craziness. Would I do that again today, 52 years later? NO! (Oops…did I shout that? Sorry!)

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted each week by our dear friends, Teddy and Angel Sammy. If you have never written a poem, give it a try. It’s fun and gives you the opportunity to use your imagination.

You can find the inspiration photo for the following week each Thursday at Two Spoiled Cats. Click on the badge to go there now. You’ll find a poetic masterpiece by Angel Sammy, next week’s photo and links to the poems of other bloggers in the Comments.


Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue and I also like to participate in the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian.

As we all know, some weeks are better than others, but it is always possible to find something for which to be grateful. Though I have become the proverbial broken record about the lack of progress on the addition to our house, this week has been a bit better. All the siding is up on the exterior and now just needs a coat or two of paint. And tile master extraordinare, Bill, hs completed three-quarters of our massive bathroom project.

The photos below show two of the shower walls prior to being grouted.



Of course, all of us are thankful to have so many blogger friends and supporters.

And though Sawyer had a seizure last night, both Dad Tom and I are happy that his meds are helping to make the seizures less violent. Our huge thankful is that we have not needed to make a trip to the emergency vet since March.

To join the Thankful Thursday blog hop, click on Brian’s badge.