Category Archives: Inspirations

Pint Sized Picasso

The little one found a can of paint

The lid popped off with no complaint

The adventure ensued

And when it was through

The little one’s parents did faint

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Salubrious Soil

The child in you wants to play

Outside for the rest of the day

So, what could it hurt

To dig about in the dirt

Keeps many a worry at bay

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Lickin’ Whiskers


Cat eats


That someone drops

On the floor or leaves

On an unguarded plate

Keep an eye on your yogurt

You must eat all your mac and cheese

Before he decides your lunch is his

And it’s you that must go begging for food

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Secret Sorceress


As the


Neighborhood elf

She labors all year

In her magic workshop

Transforming garage sale finds

Into a cast of characters

Who will inhabit her home’s front yard

Where they can welcome the trick or treaters

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Peaceful Prelude



Falling leaves

Of late summer

Trees that are still green

But autumn will be here

And in the blink of an eye

Green leaves will become golden brown

Or even shades of orange and red

And they’ll relocate to the ground below

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben