Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany. 


Softly, distant thunder

Caused heavy eyes to close

As the shrouded moon rose

The storm approached

Peaceful sleep, elusive

Fear interrupted dreams

Rain soon saw empty streams


Poor shelter neath the trees

Cold, scared and all alone

Just barely skin and bones

The last breath drawn

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


18 responses to “Quietus

  1. Dramatic and tragic… wow.

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  2. Hauntingly beautiful

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Beautiful, Annette. Wonderfully evocative 💕🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Annette, this is beautiful! Lovely poetry! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  5. A haunting and eerily beautiful poem❣️

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  6. HI Annette, an excellent poem.

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  7. Great poem, Annette! 🙂

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  9. Loved this poem, Annette. So dark and visceral. Well done!

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