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Look down an empty road

Imagine what is there

A girl with golden hair

Bags filled with seeds

As she picks up a stick

She looks for places bare

Her seeds for planting there

Knowing they’ll grow

Springing up everywhere

Coloring empty space

Turning a barren place

Into a field

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Allow Wings

Sometimes we just have to

Try making friends with fear

So to see your way clear

To live your life

Fear only blocks your way

Hopes that you will not do

What you need to get through

The clouds and rain

This is all part of life

The dark will lead to light

And soon you will take flight

Because you can

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Honor Able

Muster all your courage

Look yourself in the eye

Know you’ll do more than try

To love yourself

Because this is your job

It must come from inside

And Spirit will provide

The strength you need

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

A Week Closer

Watching the seasons change

It won’t be much longer

Fall’s chill will be stronger

Cider tastes good

Pumpkins ready to pick

Those piles of colored leaves

Some catching in the eaves

Dogs tear them up

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Riley and Jasmine wink

No one’s supposed to know

Just where they like to go

Secret clubhouse

A blanket and their dolls

Where they can be all-day

To dress up as they play

Snack for later

The space between their house

The neighbor on the right

Still in their parent’s sight

No boys allowed

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben