Daily Archives: June 24, 2015

first place


In the first place, when stuff happens, you can pick up and carry on or carry on about stuff you couldn’t pick up on in the first place.

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

Hello Dad, I Got Published Again!


Announcing that I have been published in the publication that links me to the City in which I live, I speak of Westland Writes 2015 Poetry and Fiction.  YAY!  This is the seventh year the Westland Public Library has published an anthology and the first year I have contributed.  Andy Schuck, the Head of Youth Services of the William P. Faust Public Library of Westland, Michigan U.S.A. is the editor of this 124 page publication that celebrates local writers.

I saw a posting on Facebook on the City’s page calling for entries back in April and I followed up on the entry process.  It seems that this project was created in conjunction with National Poetry Month, which just happens to be April each year. Searching through the vast collection of decades of me poetry, I managed to choose two selections to submit.  Why two, you may ask? Because that was the limit. Holding my breath, I was tingling inside when I received the confirmation emails that yes, indeed I would be included in this year’s publication.  YAY!

So the first poem is one I wrote to celebrate the birth of my niece, Allison Scislowski and titled, appropriately enough: For Allison.  The next poem is something I wrote back in the 90’s and I titled this one: Worthy.

Yes you can purchase this book via Lulu where the library chose as their P.O.D. home, or I will let you in on a little secret.  When you visit the site, they allow you a sneak peek of the book and guess what, you can read both my poems as they are the first two in the book!  So whether or not you DO make a purchase or you just read what the preview allows and carry on with your day, thank you so much for your support of my writing and publishing career. And I do plan on submitting again next year, why not.


*side note* This is the new link I found on their site and I pray it works!

Angel Messages – June 24, 2015

Aunt Jean Hoffman 2007 280Your DAILY msg. from the Angels…


Love, Angels

They hug BACK!  Thank you Angels!