Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Oh boy, this is one of my favorite days of the week. It is always fun to see what Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) have selected for an inspiration photo. I particularly enjoy the photos when I am able to add one of Kitties Blue. Today Lisbeth has joined in the fun.


A young boy giving his mom a side-eyed look as she purses her lips to keep from scolding him for brining his black and white cat to church.


My preferred type of poem is one that tells a story. Today’s does just that, but it’s a truly wacky one. I hope it gives you a giggle or two.

The Best Behaved Parishioner

Mom said not to bring my cat to church.
I snuck her in the car anyway.
Mom is trying not to scold me, but
I can see her biting her tongue.
I may be in for a spanking when
we get home. I don’t know why—Kitty’s
been well mannered. She didn’t sing
during the hymns or try to steal money
from the collection plate. She was much
better behaved than that crying baby
or the man behind me snoring. I
bet the minister compliments her when
we leave and invites her back again!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 02/09/2023

If you’d like to try writing some poetry, check out Two Spoiled Cats (by clicking on the poetry badge) for next week’s inspiration photo. And, as I always suggest, please read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. He sends it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and he is a wonderful and accomplishment poet.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday also is the day we share our thankfuls. Some weeks are better than others. On a scale of one to ten, I’d give this one a solid eight.

Dad Tom and I are extremely grateful that Sawyer has not had a seizure since a week ago Saturday. He had been on an eight-day cycle and then a six-day cycle, so he is going in the right direction. We’ll be praying this is an extended hiatus for him.

I had injections in both my knees on Tuesday, which knocked my nearly constant pain down to zero. I am so grateful. That result hopefully will last for about three months.

I’m thankful we’ve had some lovely, unseasonably warm weather; even though, that silly groundhog saw his shadow last week.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend, Brian. If you’d like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge to join the hop.