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Trees

Might be

Gentle giants

We learn to love

Grounded energy

Connecting earth and sky

Home to creatures great and small

Some succumb to Mother Nature

Others stand proud for hundreds of years

Teaching us to be strong no matter what

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/07/28/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-188-themeprompt/

Vulnerability is Strength

This week, it’s the Poet’s Choice. I chose the words STRENGTH & VULNERABLE and to express myself in a DOUBLE ETHEREE.

We

Are not

Always what

We seem to be

Especially when

We are vulnerable

And the side of us we show

Might present the wrong impression

In reality, we’re seeking help

But don’t know quite how to express ourselves

That is when we need to trust that others

Understand more than we think they do

That they’re holding us in their hearts

Being our strength when we can’t

Allowing us our space

Where we know we’re safe

To find some strength

From within

And we

Bloom

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/05/05/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-176-poetschoice/

Blessed

Colleen Chesbro’s Theme Prompt for this month is The Day After.’

Here is my response in etheree

As

It dawns

Sunshine bright

The day after

You’re filled with promise

New beginnings, fresh starts

Aware of your inner strength

So many opportunities

Such are the gifts of the day after

Humbly you embrace with a grateful heart

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/04/28/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-175-themeprompt/

No More Tears

Colleen presents us with the opportunity to choose our own words and format for this week’s writing challenge. I chose Spirit and Free.

I’ve watched another

Gasping for their final breath

As they left this world

I have watched as their Spirit

Was freed from a life of pain

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/04/07/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-172-poetschoice/

Word Power

Colleen Chesebro challenged us with using synonyms only for the words COMFORT and WORN. I chose to use FAMILIAR and FADES. Join us in the fun!

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/03/10/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-168-synonymsonly/

 

As I slip into

The familiar excuses

Their strength fades away

I am encouraged to change

To create a better life

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben