With Apologies

Sometimes life throws us a curve ball, and other times it throws us two. I’d written my poem, but before I could write the post to accompany it, Sawyer had a seizure. I was somewhat expecting it, as he’s been having one just about every eight days, and it was the evening of day eight.

When he’d recovered, I went to retrieve my poem. I blocked it and hit copy and my poem disappeared, only leaving the final period. Maybe the universe was telling me it wasn’t fit to publish. I set about trying to remember what I could and rewrite it. Finally I decided to let it be and go to bed.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

What I am sharing now is a cobbled together, rewritten version of the original. Is it better or worse, I can no longer adequately judge?

Here’s today’s inspiration photo provided my Angel Sammy and Teddy from two Spoiled Cats (with a couple of furry additions).


untold never-ending story: A grey tabby cat lying atop a two-foot tall stack of papers with a white and black cat looking on.


The Never-Ending Story

I started to write a short story,
but like “Topsy” it grew and grew.
Chapter after chapter piled up until
I realized I’d written nothing new!
One should write about what they know,
so it’s a long-winded tale about my cats,
who never do anything interesting;
though, they are champions at taking naps.
It’s not an unputdownable, best-selling novel.
There isn’t even any suspense.
I need my cats to do what comes naturally
and shred this unreadable mess.
I’ve surely destroyed an entire tree
to create this self-indulged rubbish,
and I’ll need a wheelbarrow to haul away
something only an idiot would publish!

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 10/05/2023

If you have never written poetry, why not give it a whirl. Hopefully, you’ll have better luck than I did this week. Hop on over to Two Spoiled Cats by clicking on the poetry badge. There, you will find next week’s inspiration photo. While visiting, please read Angel Sammy’s poem. He transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge to Teddy for publication. He is a terrific poet, and his weekly creation is always worth reading.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday is not only poetry day but also thankful day.

Today, I am thankful I was able to somewhat recreate my original poem.

I do have some more meaningful thankfuls as well.

Dad Tom and I received both our flu vaccine and the most recent COVID vaccine. Despite several days with two sore arms, we suffered no ill effects. If you haven’t gotten your injections, please do! We want all our friends to sail healthfully through winter.

I am thankful for planting 85 bulbs and four new irises as well as transplanting several irises and day lilies. Additionally, I am thankful that so far the squirrels have only dug up 18 of those bulbs, which I have had to replant. So I guess I have actually planted 103 bulbs. I have more transplanting to do and about 50 more bulbs to get in the ground. I believe this will be last year for doing this.

Periwinkle and Stinky are thankful they were able to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi on Tuesday and that many friends joined them on their adventure.

This week I have had the opportunity to spend time with two friends, which is always cause to be thankful.

Kitties Blue and I are especially thankful to everyone who reads this blog and for all those who kindly leave comments.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you’d like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful. Then click on Brian’s badge to transport to his blog where you can enter your link in the hop.


With any luck, we’ll be back tomorrow with some fill-ins. Thanks for joining us today.