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beauty’s in the happy

birds who are on the wing

voices who love to sing

beautiful all

beauty’s in the moment

puppy chasing a bug

child reaches out to hug

beautiful all

beauty’s in the vision

the marriage vows I Do

athlete’s new running shoes

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Day 6 of the Wordcrafter Poetry Treasures Blog Tour Annette Rochelle Aben

 I’m Annette Rochelle Aben and writing has been my go-to for creative expression, emotional release, and a way to boost my GPA since I was a child. I am thrilled to be a part of Poetry Treasures.

 When I first started writing poetry, I never knew much about it, except to know that (to me) a good poem HAD to rhyme. Gee whiz, have I ever been schooled through connecting with other writers and poets here in the blogsphere. One of my favorite poetry styles is called SYLLABIC POETRY. And one of my favorite forms of said style is the ABHANGA. An ABHANGA is a 4-line poem in which the first 3 lines contain 6 syllables each and the last line has 4 syllables. Also, the 2nd and 3rd lines must rhyme with each other.

 Here is a poem I wrote titled: SUPER SISTER and it is inspired by a very timely event occurring in my sister’s life. As the older sister, I want to vanquish the bad guys and make her problem disappear, but ah…  please read on.

I wanted to step in

to prove I have her back

it’s not courage I lack

it’s not my fight

right now, she needs support

reminders of her strength

me to stay back some length

for she’s got this

For this poem, I wrote a DOUBLE ABHANGA, as I felt that the thought needed to be expanded. Sometimes we can love someone so much that we forget that love doesn’t mean smothering another’s flame. Unless she asks me to help her, to do so would be disrespectful.

 Thank you for sharing this SYLLABIC POETRY moment with me and I look forward to learning that you have obtained a copy (or two) of Poetry Treasures.

 Keep in touch, eh? https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com

pilgrim’s progress

Your birth certificate

Journey’s passport given

Wish to explore driven

Map out your life

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garden crayons

Peeking behind the green

There’s pink, red, and yellow

Somewhat shy these fellows

Tulips are proud

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

omelet ’em

Fry eggs on the sidewalk

Yes, it’s sure hot enough

But who would do that stuff

Kids will be kids

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben