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Quietus

Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany. 

 

Softly, distant thunder

Caused heavy eyes to close

As the shrouded moon rose

The storm approached

Peaceful sleep, elusive

Fear interrupted dreams

Rain soon saw empty streams

Overflowing

Poor shelter neath the trees

Cold, scared and all alone

Just barely skin and bones

The last breath drawn

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Edible Educator

This week’s Theme is Lessons From Nature

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/08/23/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-286-8-23-22-themepromp/

Celestial You

Earth Angel that you are

Your heart embraced the call

To share some love with all

In many ways

And what you do for one

Sets a standard for love

And Angels up above

Smile upon you

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Poetic Perusal

Running into the day

Hair flying in the breeze

Onward to forest trees

A book in hand

Thick blanket to be spread

Upon a pinecone floor

Oh, the worlds to explore

And friends to make

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

My Nephew Daniel

Colleen Chesebro invited Harmony Kent to supply this month’s #tankatuesday #poetry challenge with a Theme Prompt, and Harmony suggested: The Longest Day.

In September of 2009, this took place in Michigan. Over 12 hours. 

7 pm, the call came

He’s 18, and he’s dead

In a hospital bed

Hit by a truck

Heads shook in disbelief

No, this could not be true

But what could pull him through

That he would live

Praying in circles, small

From all who heard the cry

Raise the request on high

Save this young man

Silence until the call

Eleven fifty-five

Dear God, he was alive

How could this be

Doctors went on record

It made the TV news

They said prayer pulled him through

Not their doing

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben