Tag Archives: Double Etheree

Puff Piece



A dragon

Sat in my yard

Alone in the sun

As if he had no friends

He watched the birds as they flew

I wondered if he’d want to play

I started outside but was afraid

He began crying silent dragon tears

There were little puffs of smoke when he sighed

I went over and sat nearby

We kept our thoughts to ourselves

Watching clouds floating by

Enjoying the breeze

Sharing the love

With a friend

I made


©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

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.


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


©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben


tender mercy

She needed sleep for her body to heal

She needed to let go and be still

As the tears flowed like driving rain

She begged Spirit for release

From unbearable pain

Then she decided

To let go of

The struggle

That blocked



As if

By magic

She found stillness

Drifting into sleep

Feeling no pain at all

Each time she woke, she’d let go

Again, she’d be able to sleep

Gratitude filled her as she wakened

Her will to live was stronger than the pain

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben




Grow as far

As you allow

Yourself to expand

Beyond previously

Accepted limitations

For what we saw to be the truth

Only this morning, may ring as false

As new truths present themselves, each moment

We try to hang onto the outdated

Because we seek some stability

It is in being flexible

That we realize how change

Helps us find the freedom

To enjoy our lives

Because we are

Willing to



©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Mystery & Attract – Lead Us


You were

A small child

What were your dreams

Were you encouraged

To seek them at all costs

To believe in their power

And to rejoice in the magic

Of possibilities tremendous

And so you opened your heart to receive

Good for you and good for the world at large

For it is your example that proves

We can have our heart’s desires

By nurturing tiny seeds

Placing our faith in love

All because of you

Who had some dreams

When you were

A small


©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben