Category Archives: Challenges

equalizer her

At

First, she

Thought too much

About other’s

Opinions of her

It meant the world to

Be liked in spite of flaws

Then, one day, she realized

Everyone had flaws of their own

There was plenty to like about them

She learned how not to care what other’s thought

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Duh

Lackadaisical

Attitude towards the new job

Was not received well

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

meal deal

The

Neighbors

Locked their doors

They could feel the

Disturbance growing

Children everywhere froze

Staring at their plates blankly

It was a fate far worse than death

Strapped in high chairs, there was no escape

Mothers made them eat their vegetables

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Mystery & Attract – Lead Us

When

You were

A small child

What were your dreams

Were you encouraged

To seek them at all costs

To believe in their power

And to rejoice in the magic

Of possibilities tremendous

And so you opened your heart to receive

Good for you and good for the world at large

For it is your example that proves

We can have our heart’s desires

By nurturing tiny seeds

Placing our faith in love

All because of you

Who had some dreams

When you were

A small

Child

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Begin & Fresh

Oh, young men

Can be immature

All alone

Around girls

Awkward, their introductions

Hope for second chance

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Poet’s Choice Ice & Sparkle

 

Faces glazed over

When she came into the room

With her diamond smile

She, a radiant beauty

Women elbowed their husbands

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/12/04/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-113-happy-december-poets-choice-of-words/

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Number & Celebrate

Raise a little hell
Never be a statistic
Give ‘em a good show
Watch their eyes widen in shock
Beat the drum and take a bow
©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/11/19/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-111-celebrate-number-synonymsonly/