by Janet Blue on March 19, 2020

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.


Ellen Pilch March 19, 2020 at 7:26 pm

Nice poem and congrats on being first commenter! XO
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Memories of Eric and Flynn March 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm

I love your poem. That is the perfect place to escape to from this crazy world.
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Sandee March 19, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Love your poem. Well done.

I’m thankful that I quit lurking here and started commenting. It was a very wise decision on my part. I got to fall in love with two of your kitties.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug to you and scritches to all the kitties. ♥
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The Island Cats March 19, 2020 at 5:34 pm

We wish we were on some deserted beach right now too.
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Canadian Cats March 19, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Lots to be thankful for this week! Toads and Frogs we haven’t done yet and must hustle over to CSU and do it.

My Snag you are gorgeous and I think of you so often. Hope to see you at dinner on Saturday.

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Eastside Cats March 19, 2020 at 4:23 pm

I adore being by the water; ocean or freshwater. The sound of the waves…ahhhh!
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Brian Frum March 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm

That was a wonderful poem and some really powerful thankfuls too. Y’all keep safe and healthy up that way. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Emma and Buster March 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm

We love having our humans around the house catering to all our needs, but we also wish they could go back to their love of travel as soon as this is over. Travel re-energizes them and keep them sane.
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The Florida Furkids March 19, 2020 at 10:04 am

We love your poem and really wish we could escape all the news. We’re also THANKFUL that we were firsties together and that Sawyer is having longer spans between visits from the Seizure Monster.

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 March 19, 2020 at 7:23 am

What a dreamy picture! This is a difficult time for all and we’re praying that everyone can be safe and well. We’re not going into this blind. The Lord has long told us of these events. Let those who have ears, hear! Blessings!
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Katie Isabella March 19, 2020 at 7:03 am

I meant to concat you on being a firstie on Tuesday! I slipped away to a Dr. appointment. Mom did, I mean, and I really didn’t;t get to say anything anywhere much. It was at 8:30.
I love that Sawyer is having more time of peace between troubled times. Love to him.

Teddy and Pam March 19, 2020 at 5:17 am

What a GREAT poem this week – this is EXACTLY why Angel Sammy with Mom’s help chose that photo for poetry……this photo depicts a place that is quiet, peaceful, and “happy” for many folks to focus on. My Mom said she can FEEL the tenseness go away when she just looks at a photo like this. We hope your Mom gets to go to Tortola again one day soon and that things will return to health and happiness for all again VERY soon. We’re also super happy about Sawyer extending the days between seizures….YAY SAWYER! Keep taking those meds little buddy!

Hugs, Teddy (and Mom)
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs March 19, 2020 at 1:31 am

Oh, MY, YES!
We all need an island to escape to right about now! For sure.

Concats on being a firstie on Tuesday:)

And hooray for such a long span of days between seizures for Sawyer.

We are praying for everyone’s wellbeing and safety during this strange and scary time in our world.
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