Daily Archives: August 22, 2019

Poetic Thursday: Kristen

Today, I’m finally participating in Poetic Thursday. My dear friend, Pam, is author of the blog, Two Spoiled Cats. (Well, she actually helps her current kitty, Teddy, and former kitty, Angel Sammy {from Rainbow Bridge} with the blog posts.)

Each Thursday, they provide a photo as inspiration and invite their readers to write a poem, based on the photo, and share it in comments on the blog post the following Thursday. I’ve often thought about writing a poem and participating, but never have.

Until this week.

This is the photo that Pam (and her boys) provided last week:

My first thought when I saw this picture was that it reminded me of my friend, Kristen.  Kristen and my son, Marshall were born THE SAME DAY.  But we didn’t know her until she and her family began attending our church when she was just a child. Then she also began attending Marshall’s school, and the two of them became good friends.

I must admit that I was honored a few years ago when she sent me a Facebook friend request. (I’m always flattered when a young person friends me.)

Here are just a few things I’ve learned about Kristen, both from her friendship with Marshall and the friendship she and I share: Kristen has a very tender heart, she’s a wonderful mother, she loves nature, is very knowledgeable about gardening, and stands up for what she believes.

So, in honor of her, here’s my poem for this week’s Poetic Thursday.


Butterflies flutter, fairies descend;

Their world is happier when Kristen stops in.

Lovely herself, she sees beauty in all,

A friend to God’s creatures that fly, walk or crawl.

Her voice is so gentle, she needs but few words,

And soon, she’s surrounded by deer, bunnies and birds.

Time quickly passes until day is done,

The friends part company with the setting sun.

But Kristen softly whispers, as their garden visit ends,

“See you in the morning and good night, my sweet friends”.

Please visit Pam’s blog, Two Spoiled Cats, today to read the poem that “Angel Sammy” wrote for the photo this week, as well as those submitted by Pam’s readers.

~These Days Of Mine~