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That Guy


Are no

Such things as

Scheduled chores

In my brother’s life

He’s a total pantser

Wakes each day in a sleep fog

Muddles about without a care

Then the clock looks him right in the eye

And the rumble deep inside him screams, NO!

Oh man! Oh man! His muttering mantra

If each job were to take ten minutes

He’d need twenty-seven hours

In every day to keep up

So, things he’s doing now

Are a month behind

It appears that

He’ll catch-up



©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


Oh, appreciate from where you have come

A remarkable journey of life

There were times you were sure you’d die

And times that you wished you would

Moments when you stood tall

Seconds ticked away

Without notice

You’re still here





For even

More adventures

Grabbing for the ring

Every carousel ride

Staying up to wish on stars

Sharing what you have with others

Wearing your best clothes for no reason

Other than you are celebrating life

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben




Of her youth

Was evident

Only to the ones

Who never knew her when

She shown like the bright dayspring

Filled with magic and hope’s promise

Emanating through and from her soul

Now and forever shining through her eyes

Vibrant reminder of who she was

A beacon of who she truly is

Her youth is never really lost

It is present in her life

In precious, subtle ways

Heard in her laughter

Felt in her hugs

When she serves



©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


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