Category Archives: Inspirations



The light

Of sunset

Silhouetting trees

Causing leaves to sparkle

Firing rainbow beams about

Day lilies prepare for sleep

Blue sky realizing its fate

Lets go of clouds in favor of stars

Dreamers everywhere prepare petitions

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


Canadian Geese



On your wings

Of feathers light

Calling me to wake

As you soar overhead

Singing to me as you pass

My heart connects with your spirit

Feeling the pull to share adventure

Your example of flying free offers

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

meant to be


Got the

Chops to make

Your life succeed

To reach all your goals

To make your dreams come true

Because you were born to be

A winner and a shining star

Your destiny was calling to you

From the moment you opened your bright eyes

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

step back


You choose

To let go

Of the need to

Control other’s lives

Even those of your kids

If you knew they’d be okay

Allowing them to make choices

That will make or break them in the end

Knowing that this is how they learn to grow

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

simple dignity



Sweep the floor

Vacuum carpets

Carry out the trash

Might not seem glamourous

But when you think about it

There is something noble in the

Simple tasks of life undertaken

With humility and pride in one’s home

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

wings of desire


You see

The planes fly


Unknown to many

Lights blink like moving stars

As the large birds disappear

Into the night sky on their way

With anxious travelers wondering

If their journeys will please them in the end

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Thank you Mom




Life to be

Perfect always

From her family

To one she created

With her husband through marriage

Yes, there were babies, three of them

Each of whom wanted to be perfect

Because she was, after all, their mother

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben