Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

This week’s poetry inspiration photo from Angel Sammy and Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) frankly scared me. You would never find me in this situation, which my poem clearly states.




Just Say, “No!”

I hate crowds anytime of the year,
but at Christmas, they ruin my mood.
I become overwhelmed and angry, yet
I am not a grinch. Shopping for perfect
gifts for family and friends is fun,
but shoppers pushing and shoving—
stampeding like a herd of elephants—
annoy me. Not worth it…just to save
a few dollars. The holidays are a time
to celebrate with love, lights, gingerbread
cookies and maybe a little alcoholic
egg nog. Consternation and stress spell
disaster for me. So, I’ll stay home,
visit Amazon on-line and just say, ”No,”
to the crowds of crazies and confusion.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 11/29/2023

Even before shopping on the web existed, I avoided the crowds at the mall by using catalogs for all my holiday shopping.

Each week Angel Sammy transmits his poem from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. He is one of Kitties Blue and my favorite poets, and his weekly creation is always worth reading. Pop on over to Two Spoiled Cats, by clicking on the poetry badge, to check out Sammy’s poem and get the photo for next week’s challenge.


Thankful Thursday

Thursday is not only poetry day, but also the day when we share our thankfuls for Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Stinky and Periwinkle are first up today. They are both super appreciative of those who accompanied them on their adventure to the pyramids of Teotihuacan (“The City of the Gods”), Mexico. Dad Tom was the one who suggested this adventure, as he visited the site some years ago and found it fascinating.

Personally, I am thankful that all my inside garland and wreaths are up, two of three trees are in place and one partially decorated. It helped that Thanksgiving was a bit early this year. I still have a ton of work ahead, but I feel I am making good progress.

As always, KittiesBlue and I are thankful for each of you who visit and leave comments. Your support and friendship is what keeps us blogging.

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