Thoroughly Poetic Thursday
If you are unfamiliar with Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, it was the idea of dear friend and now angel, Sammy. And though Sammy is now at the Bridge, he continues to write a poem each week and transmit it to his brother, Teddy, to post.
To inspire those who participate, Sammy and Teddy provide us with a photo each week. Here’s this week’s photo.
This photo made be totally dizzy, which was the additional inspiration for today’s poem.
Don’t Look Down
I don’t like heights; I’m not superwoman.
I’ll never leap buildings in a single bound.
I prefer to keep my feet always on the ground.
To look down, my courage I’d need to summon,
As just this photo makes me absolutely queasy
And keeping down my breakfast won’t be easy.
I bet lots of others and I have this fear in common
And know from the edge it is past time to retreat,
As taxis have become little yellow ants in the street.
I suspect some people may find this view awesome.
I give then high marks for being brave and strong
But on the rooftops is not where I belong.
© Janet Buickerood Blue 11/28/2018
If you’d like to take part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, read Angel Sammy’s poem (always a masterpiece) or find links to other poetry (in the Comments), click on the badge above.
Mom is thankful for getting a refurbished part for her computer yesterday, so we can limp along until next week when a new one arrives at the repair shop.
Mom and Dad are super thankful that the slab for our addition will be poured tomorrow (weather permitting). Paws crossed!
Dad is thankful for the cool badge from Two Spoiled Cats for being the Guest Teaser this week. He provided a photo of Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, Italy. His visit there was the inspiration for his and Mom’s naming of Giulietta.
Finally, Sawyer wants to thank everyone who stopped by and left comments on his Gotcha Day.
Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by our friend Brian and his fursibs. To join in, click on the badge below the heading.
I always find it so intriguing and compelling to watch all those teeny things down below when I am in/on a tall structure. My fave one is the CN Tower in Toronto. My sister on the other hand has to be helped down and mostly just stays at ground level!
I like how your poem depicts both sides of that coin, too:)
The mom says she’s with you regarding this picture. She doesn’t like heights either.
Great poem. I would not want to be on a roof top, but I would love to be in a cab in NYC right now 🙂 XO
Mom is not a fan of heights either. The photo made her a big dizzy. We think she’s dizzy all the time!
The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
My legs go to jelly just looking at that photo!
Not a fan of heights either. Hubby is even worse than me. We walked the Golden Gate Bridge some years back and he wouldn’t even look over the side. I did and it’s a long way down.
Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ♥
Nope, not a fan of heights either!
Cool poem but a scary high photo! That a nice bunch of thankful things and thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
Lovely photo but I nearly fell off my chair! When I was a kid, heights didn’t bother me. The higher the better. I guess mortality set in because now I just want to keep my feet on the ground! 😆
HA! That photo made my Mom and me VERY DIZZY when we saw it but then we remembered that it’s the view that Angel Sammy and ALLLLL our angels have when they do a “flyover”……….they see all the little ants that we are while flying through the quiet atmosphere above. Your poem is GRAND – AND Sammy also mentioned yellow taxis in his poem……”Great minds think alike!!”……………… Happy Thursday.