Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Another Thursday means another poem for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday hosted by our dear friends, Angel Sammy and Teddy, from Two Spoiled Cats. The inspiration photo for this week’s poem is a scene I never want to experience. And my poem reflects that. 



Not for Me!

I’ve always hated crowds.
They make me anxious.
Today crowds are scary.
Is a bomb-toting terrorist
Lurking behind a pillar
Or a crazy person with an
automatic weapon waiting
to open fire and kill many?
Even if these travelers are going
to some exotic, fabulous place,
I will stay home, cuddle the cats
And emerse myself in a book.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/14/2019

I truly do not like crowds. The worst crowd I was ever a part of was in Atlanta in 1996 when Dad Tom and I worked at the Olympics. There were “wall-to-wall” people in the streets, which turned me into a nervous wreck. I try to avoid crowds whenever possible. Now I think even more of a reason exists to do so.

Please visit Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the badge above. There you will find a first-rate poem written by Sammy and transmitted from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy. You’ll also find links to other poems inspired by this photo in the Comments section.

While you are there, check out the inspiration photo for next week’s poem. Maybe it will inspire you to write a poem and join in the fun.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday also is when we join host Brian for the Thankful Thursday blog hop.

I promised to show some photos this week of our nearly completed house addition. No progress was made this week in completing those few minor things that are still unfinished, but, nonetheless, it is totally liveable.

Since these photos were taken, I have added a few pictures to the walls and a rug on the laundry room floor.


Some of colors are slightly distorted. The laundry room photo is representative of the actual wall, woodwork and floor colors.

A huge thankful for this week is that Sawyer has been doing a better job of eating his meals and getting his meds. Though our little buddy had a gran mal seizure this past Sunday, it lasted a short amount of time and stopped on its own. We can deal with those.

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