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Let’s play

From the dawn

To the twilight

We’ll find magical

Energies to be shared

And we can leave a bit of

Ourselves behind that others will

Discover when they heed the call to

Seek the magic of those who came before

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Up and Out


There’s an


Of excitement

Welling up inside

That seems impossible

To contain, don’t even try

For when this energy takes hold

It’s there to ensure that you’ll make it

To destinations, you’ve only dreamt of

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Deep Breath


Filled with


Don’t hide the pain

Life, unbearable

For just a few minutes

Smiles and laughter with strangers

Alcohol takes away the stress

Then the car pulls into the driveway

Turn off the headlights, plunge into darkness

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Tastefully Simple


Has filled

The small trees

In the front yard

With giant candies

Red and white peppermints

The wind makes them spin and dance

And little children are wide-eyed

As if they’re trying to figure out

How long it would take to eat one of them

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Taking Comfort


Hair was

Longer now

Soft and flowing

It draped over her

Shoulders, cascading down

Just like in her younger days

Everyone remarked how it looked

Like a pale gray scarf that kept her warm

They shed some tears as the casket was closed

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben