Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I skipped last Thursday’s poetry challenge but am back today to join Teddy and Angel Sammy, our hosts from Two Spoiled Cats.

Here is this week’s inspiration photo and my poem.



The Harbinger

A lone, wee flower peeking
Through the cracked pavement,
In a dot of sunlight,
Brings a smile to my face.
Broken dreams, lost loves
Disappointments and failures
Are forgotten, for if this
Single bloom can find its way
Through a fissure, I can
Conquer any obstacle,
Solve any problem and
enjoy a life filled with
gratitude and wellbeing.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 07/01/2020

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Thankful Thursday

Sawyer is here to share his thankfuls today and join the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian’s Home. Those thankfuls include a 12-day streak without a seizure, this birthday card from Teddy (Two Spoiled Cats) as well as the two he shared yesterday. He’s also grateful to all who attended his third birthday party and left their kind words and well wishes.



Dad Tom and I are thankful that we, our friends and family remain healthy. We are particularly thankful that we live in a state and area (southwest Virginia) where cases of and deaths from COVID-19 remain low. Nonetheless, we remain careful and vigilant. We pray you are doing the same and  remain healthy.

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