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Commanding Presence

Dignity maintained

Due to her approach to life

She attracts respect

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/11/12/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-153-synonymsonly/

Steel Myself #writephoto

In response to Sue Vincent’s weekly #writephoto prompt of this week: Web

 

It was my suit of armor, the web of lies I wove. Couldn’t let them get to know the real me for then they would surely leave. I was a more interesting person with the lies. I felt powerful.

Shield yourself from the pain of rejection. Never allow them to walk away first. Don’t give them the power of thinking they have your number!

When I choose to, I can peel off the armor and free myself of the weight of it all. But who am I fooling? It’s just another lie I tell to make myself feel strong.

Drain the Snake

In response to Colleen Chesebro’s #photoprompt this Tanka Tuesday, I submit this Shadorma.  FOLLOW Colleen to stay in the loop of her weekly challenges.

Here is the photo we had to work with:

The image is from Pixabay, by Michael Seibt. 

To control

Serpent tendencies

I sit here

Play music

To hypnotize the wicked

Risking my own life

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/10/15/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-145-photoprompt-2/

Be Still and Know

In response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge this week; Stillness.

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Resting her head on tucked up legs, Lisa gazed in to the sea. Where did it start? Where did it end? How many stories did it have to tell? Well, it had one more story now.

Lazy fingers traced the outline of the small, white cardboard box by her side. She knew she had done the right thing by releasing her mother’s ashes into the water. She was setting her free from a life of misery.

The sun melted into ribbons of silken colors; Lisa knew it was a sign from her mother.

“Peace be with you, Mom!”

(c) 2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://scvincent.com/2019/10/10/thursday-photo-prompt-stillness-writephoto/

faint hints

She dropped to the ground

Hence, the opportunity

For him to notice

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/09/24/re-post-colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-146-synonymsonly/

Last Requests

In response to Charli Mills, Carrot Ranch , 99 word Flash Fiction challenge this week, I wrote a piece about being there when my mother in law passed. She always thought of me as the daughter she never had. Join the fun, when you feel the urge. It’s a lot of fun.

She wouldn’t leave the hospital alive. Acceptance lead to a coma. Any time now. Any time now. Family was called, many came to visit.

Suddenly, she sat up, and asked for ice cream. Nurses leaped over each other to make that happen. They rubbed a bit on her parched lips and she licked them while closing her eyes in pleasure. Then, she looked at her daughter and smiled. Her last words were.

“Can I go home now?”

With tears of joy and sorrow in her eyes and a lump in her throat, her daughter gave her permission to die.

role model

Untamed as she was

People were fascinated

With her behavior

She, a spirited woman

Who created her own rules

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/08/27/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-142-synonymsonly/