Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

When I saw the inspiration photo for this week’s poetry day, it reminded me of my best friend when I was a youngster. His name was Bobby, and he lived next door.


friendship - Janet and Bobby


My poem today just as easily could have been written about the photo of Bobby and me as the inspiration photo below. The obvious difference is that Bobby and I look happy and carefree while the youngsters below seem to be dismayed or confused.





When feeling sad and blue
Having a best friend that’s true
Is something we all need
Of this I think you will agree
Someone who will hold your hand
And by your side always stand
Someone to share your pain
With no desire for any gain
This friend will also share your joy
And with your feelings never toy
Everyone needs a best friend
From life’s beginning until its end

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 10/02/2019

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by Teddy and his angel brother, Sammy. Each week they provide a photo participants can use as inspiration for an original poem. Angel Sammy is the poet in the family and transmits his poem each week from the Rainbow Bridge.

Personally, I look forward to the challenge each week, as poetry always has been my favorite and preferred form of expression. If you have been toying with the idea of taking part in this weekly event, but are unsure of your skills as a poet, here’s a website I think you will find useful: Shadow Poetry.

To read Sammy’s poem, click on his badge. While their, check out the comments for links to poems by other bloggers.

Thankful Thursday

Our thankful this week comes from the entire Kitties Blue crew, myself and their dad. Today is supposed to be the last day of the record-breaking temperatures in the 90s. It has been a ridiculously hot summer with an over abundance of 90+ degree days, and we are all so over it. The kitties are looking forward to some cooler days on the catio, and I am looking for the same as I work in the yard.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To join the hop, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on the badge below.