Category Archives: Challenges


Hanging from the tall tree

Simple joy, humble peach

Offers peace within reach

Fill your basket

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben


Full House

No one is an island

But a turtle might be

Swimming out of the sea

Shell Lone is home

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

The Thing

Colleen’s words to use this week are WORK and PLAY



Learn their parts

In rehearsals

Because that is their job

The director guides them

Costumers make their wardrobes

Sets are designed and built with care

Tickets are sold, ushers seat patrons

When the curtain rises, the fun begins

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

Paint the Picture

The Expected One
painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Museum: Bavarian State Painting Collections)

Wondering, wandering

Never really sure

Exactly what will be around the corner

Curiosity piqued

It just might be love

Perhaps life is a dream

Eyes closed, mind open

The bigger picture attempting to unfold

There’s so much to hope for

So, hoping for love

When wondering and hope

Meet along life’s path

The electricity will light up the world

All because two hearts hoped

Daring to wonder

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

Reason for Being

(photo credit – Terri Webster Schrandt)





You’ve enough to share

Worry not of depletion

Just make the offer

Like the lilies of the field

Giving like they live, freely

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben