Tag Archives: Challenges

Ant Trap

In the distance, they saw

Tables laden with food

Not wanting to be rude

They headed out

One by one, forward march

Conveyances they lack

They’ll carry on their backs

All they will take

Determined oh they were

They kept the goal in sight

Focused with all their might

On the picnic

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Sea Stars

Seeing us, being us

Feelings live in our hearts

The love never departs

It grows deeper

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Haiku 7/13

viridescent view

natural, undeveloped

mystical bayou

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Still Smiling

Charli Mills wanted us to include feathers in our stories this week. I always find them and have for longer than I can recall. Here is a true story of how I came to understand what feathers would me to me forever.

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My best friend, Trina, used to say that every time she found a feather, it was a message from someone she loved, who was on the other side. She happened to mention this at her father’s celebration of life gathering when we found a feather inside her mother’s refrigerator. We smiled.

The day of viewing for Trina’s body found me surrounded by our friends and her family. Her sister handed me a container filled with cookies, that Trina had marked for me to have only minutes before she died. Left behind, on the table, was a feather. We smiled.

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Encourage another

Be supportive and fair

Take time to show you care

They’ll find their wings

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben