Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

We've been looking forward to this very Thursday for a number of days now. Why? Because it's the beginning of an all new round of the Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge!

This fun challenge is hosted by none other than Angel Sammy and Teddy. Just last week our hosts and all of the participants finished off a round of A to Z poetry. Now, this time around, our hosts are trying something new, and we are already loving it. The new challenge involves our hosts Angel Sammy and Teddy sharing a photo prompt with us, and then for the next week we are to write a poem based on what we see or how we feel when looking at that photo. Isn't that fun? We sure think so.

Here is the photo prompt that Angel Sammy and Teddy shared last week, for us to get poetic with this week:

For whatever reason, the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this photo was the famous Poe line, "Once upon a midnight dreary..." At the same time, I really wanted to write a festive poem. So, I more or less tried to mash those two concepts together, and this weird little poem is what I ended up with: 

Midnight Dreary

Once upon a midnight dreary,
A bearded man fell down my chimney.
I wondered, was he playing games?
And how did he elude the flames?

There he stood in the middle of the room.
He must be lost, I presumed.
He wore a great big suit of white and red,
And he sure did look mighty well-fed.

In his hand he held a giant sack,
Surely big enough to break his back.
From it he began to pull all sorts of things,
Like teddy bears and choochoo trains.

He placed these things upon the floor,
Looking over his shoulder, from door to door.
Was he a criminal, this strange old man?
After all, he had just trespassed into my domain.

But then back to the fireplace he did tiptoe,
All while letting out a quiet, “Ho ho ho!”
And then upon that midnight dreary,
The bearded man climbed back up the chimney.

Just as with the last round of A to Z poetry, I will continue to create little doodles to go with my poems. This week, I scribbled this up:

Of course, as you can see, at least one furbaby will still always star in these doodles.

Now we're moving on to the Thimble part of this Thursday. Thimble was concerned when she heard the poem we're sharing today, and when she saw that doodle.

Thimble wants to ask you friends what you think. Does Santa Paws really break into homes? Thimble thinks that's awfully bold of him.

Despite her dislike for the idea, Thimble is grateful for this festive season, and that we will soon be opening the box we received from our wonderful Secret Santa Paws! Thimble is entering this excitement of hers into Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

We are all thankful for this beautiful time of year, filled with family, friends, and all sorts of lovely festivities.

Wishing you a terrific Thursday!

Our Tip of the Day:
We previously mentioned being cautious when using lights on your Christmas tree, due to the various hazards they pose, such as electrocution or a kitty or pup getting tangled. That being said, also be sure to keep this same concept in mind when putting up lights, or other decorations, outdoors. After all, outdoor animals, such as squirrels, birds, or stray or feral cats, can also potentially be put at risk by Christmas decorations. Try to prevent dangerous conditions by taking precautions, such as never leaving any parts or pieces of decorations loose, as both indoor and outdoor babies could get tangled up or ingest something dangerous. When it comes to cords, whether indoor or outdoor, try to find a way to safely secure them, such as by taping them to a wall or the ground. You certainly don't have to forego decorations and all things festive, but do keep in mind the safety of both indoor and outdoor critters.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness you did a MAGNIFICENT job with Angel Sammy's photo poem challenge! We love the story, the idea, and the tie in with a scary night and Santa STILL making his epic journey down every chimney in the land in spite of bad weather. Love the doodle too! Thank you for pawticipating in the challenge - we think it's gonna be a ton of fun reading all the poems....and we're hoping the photos inspire some of our friends who haven't tried poetry to give it a whirl!

Hugs, Teddy

Brian's Home Blog said...

That really was a terrific poem! All will be okay sweet Thimble and you will be thankful for what Santa brings! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sandee said...

I love the poem. Very well done.

No Santa just comes into your house to leave wonderful things. That's okay.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your mom. ♥

pilch92 said...

Excellent poem, you are so creative. I like the drawing too. And Thimble, Santa does trespass, but we can let it slide being that he brings gifts :) Great tip too,my sister had a kitten years ago that bit a cord and had burns on his little mouth.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a great poem, and a lovely drawing to illustrate it.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Your poem is fabulous! I think this challenge seems even more challenging (HA!) than the last! Don't worry Thimble...Santa won't do anything he's not supposed to!

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

That poem deserves first place! It was great! Anyone who wants to break into our house and bring lots of presents is more than welcome! We'll even leave out a glass of milk and some cookies. MOL!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We loved the poem. We will be writing one for ChrissyMouse Day.

Katie and The Katz said...

Hey Thimble, we think Santa Paws just sneaks in like a mouse and leaves good things... and we loves the poem and the cute drawing. The mom wants to know dids we evers let you know that we gotted the package with the drawings in them and all sorts of fun stuff? Mom was moving things around in the cupboard and saw the package!

We think Santa Paws brought it by cause it got losted in the Twilight Zone and neber opened yet! Mom am furry weird. Her don't remembers.

Howsumever, our foster kitty JayMee am going on a two hour road trip in the morning to gets nootered and finds him furever home. -Purrz from Katie Kitty Too, da kitty you drawed...

Eastside Cats said...

Whaa-ooh, Thimble! I'd get on my fluff suit too, if some strange dude was in MY house!

The Island Cats said...

What a pawsome poem! Thimble, Santa does come into our homes, but it's okay. It's the one time we don't mind a burglar.