Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Thursday again and time to enter Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge. I look forward to doing this every week. If you are not familiar with Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, click on the badge at the left to read more about it. In a nutshell, however, each Thursday the boys post a photo to act as inspiration for a poem to be posted the following week.

This week’s photo as well as my poem are below.



Dreaming of the Future

This reminds me of my favorite holiday locale;
Though, a recent hurricane did not
Spare the island when it made landfall.
I do not know if I will travel there again,
But I do hope to find a way, as my
Memories are growing rather thin.
This would be the time to hideaway,
Alone on the deserted beach,
Where the virus has not come to stay.
The news, the DOW, all left behind.
Just warm breezes and ocean to enjoy
With nothing heavy weighing on my mind.
I believe I will dream of this tonight
And no matter the news when I awake,
I will keep visions of this place in sight
Until all our lives are normal again
With jobs restored, money to spend
And hours and hours to spend with friends.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 03/18/2020

The island I refer to in my poem is Tortola, BVI, on which Dad Tom and I have spent many vacations. I truly wish we were there now.

Even if you are not interested in writing poetry, make certain you visit Two Spoiled Cats to read Angel Sammy’s poem.He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always exceptional, as he is a total master of the craft.

Thankful Thursday

It has become a tradition each week to not only write a poem but also to enter the Thankful Thursday blog hop hosted by Brian. Even with the current state of the world and our economy, we can always find something for which to be thankful.

This week we are grateful that Southwest Virginia (where we live) has no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus. Like the rest of the country, everything is closed and we are following the CDC’s recommendations, but we feel very fortunate at this point. We also are thankful that, to our knowledge, our friends and family are well. We are concerned for Dad Tom’s nephew who is an emergency room physician in Los Angeles, but we are certain he is taking every precaution to remain safe.

With all the uncertainty about the virus and the economy, Dad Tom and I are extremely grateful for all the laugh-out-loud jokes and memes on Facebook, especially those about home schooling.

Mom is thankful for a special St. Patrick’s Day First Commenter badge from the Tuesday Teaser at Two Spoiled Cats. She is sharing it with three others, including our in-laws at Friends Furever.


Periwinkle & Stinky are over the moon and filled with thanks for those who visited on Tuesday and read their latest adventure. If you missed it, click on their names to visit their post.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are thankful for completing the requirements and passing the quiz necessary to earn their Frogs and Toads Merit Badge at Cat Scouts.

Finally the entire Blue clan, both kitties and humans, are grateful that Sawyer had a 13-day span between his last two seizures.

Everyone please stay safe and healthy.