by Janet Blue on August 4, 2022

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

After missing a couple of weeks of writing poetry, I do have a new poem today based on Teddy and Angels Sammy’s inspiration photo. If you follow the blog regularly, you know I have been adding one or more of the Kitties Blue crew to the photos for the past couple of months. I have not so today, as most cats do not enjoy car rides.

Here’s the photo followed by my poem.


The Road Trip: two old ladies wearing sunglasses in a red convertible with their arms in the air, as if riding a rollercoaster.


The Road Trip

Who knew two old ladies could have so much fun
Taking a road trip in the midday sun?
They’ve brought provisions in case they get hungry
And filled their purses with their mad money
Won playing Bingo at church on Friday nights,
Which they’ll spend when they hit the Las Vegas’ lights!
Anticipation of casinos with slots and roulette wheels
Is starting to give these senior ladies the chills.
It’s their first outing together as single ladies
Planning to have lots of fun, though, in their eighties.
They feel they’re not too old to have a last fling
And hope to see one of the impersonators of “The King.”
As they sing along to oldies on the radio in tandem,
They can’t wait for their weekend filled with wild abandon.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/03/2022

To participate in Teddy and Angel Sammy’s poetry challenge, click on the badge to find next week’s inspiration photo. Please read Sammy’s poem when you visit. He’s one of our favorite wordsmiths.

Thankful Thursday

The biggest thankful of the week is that Sawyer has enjoyed another week without a seizure. That is now seven weeks.

Dad Tom and I are thankful that the kittens are doing well. And their housemates seem to be mostly unfazed about having them camped out in the foyer.

As always, Kitties Blue and I are thankful for your friendship, support and following.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then enter the URL for his blog in your browser so you can join the hop.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen J Pilch August 4, 2022 at 8:07 pm

Great poem. Friday enjoyed her 3,000 mile journey. 🙂 XO
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Sistur August 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm

Meow wow Aunty Janet! That iss one of yore best poe-emss!!!
Mee can see Aunty’ss Mary-Ellen (drivin) an Aunty Sheila as passenger rollin down THE road inn Aunty Mary-Ellen’ss Grand Am….mew mew mew….
Or maybee inn THE pink Caddylack!!!!!
**nose kissess** BellaDharma an (((hugss))) BellaSita Sistur


Brian Frum August 4, 2022 at 12:56 pm

That was a really fun poem! Those are wonderful thankfuls, hooray Sawyer and hooray for those kittens. We have a new family member too, we introduced her on the blog today. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Lucy and Xena August 4, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Your take on the picture is fantastic. I immediately thought of and aged Thelma and Louise, which doesn’t end well!
We, too, are thankful for 7 seizure-free weeks for Sawyer!


Sandee August 4, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Love the poem and I love your thankful things. Way to go on Sawyer having another seizure free week. Keep up the great work.

Aw on the two new kitties. I’m so happy they found a wonderful forever home.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around, a smooch to Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and a big hug to mom. ♥
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Memories of Eric and Flynn August 4, 2022 at 11:25 am

Fun poem! Great news about Sawyer.
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Eastside Cats Blog August 4, 2022 at 10:56 am

Girls just wanna have fun!
Good to read that your crew is doing well.
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Loulou August 4, 2022 at 10:46 am

GREAT poem. Wouldn’t you love to be in that convertible and hear everything they say and see all they do?
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Eugenia August 4, 2022 at 9:19 am

Such wonderful news about Sawyer, and I love the poem! I am also glad the kittens are doing well.
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The Florida Furkids August 4, 2022 at 9:06 am

Great poem and super thankfuls especially Sawyer’s!!!!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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Teddy and Pam August 4, 2022 at 4:43 am

That poem is absolutely PERFECT for this week’s photo. It’s the same feeling we tried to get with our poem today. We just love the FEELING of the photo. We are really happy to learn Sawyer has racked up 7 weeks since the last seizure and hope the trend continues! Glad that the two new additions are being accepted by the rest of the Blue cats. Audrey and Raleigh hit the jackpot when you decided to welcome them into the Blue Crew!!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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Stephanie B August 4, 2022 at 4:07 am

Love the poem and Congratulations to Sawyer, that is great news!!


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs August 4, 2022 at 2:34 am

Your poem is fabulous! I love it!

Hooray for Sawyer not having seizures! And we wonder what will happen when those kittens get to roam??
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Leah August 4, 2022 at 1:50 am

Good news all around! Another week of no seizures is marvelous! So are the new little cuties! And what fun poetry!
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