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Grin Guru

He

Told us

To smile more

Because smiling

Makes you feel better

It must be true because

Whenever he is around

He smiles and we all feel better

His reminder is a gift so we

Can feel good whether he is there or not

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

Sprite Fright

As

The mist

Is lifting

Tiny beings

Find themselves exposed

Seeking sanctuary

Of trees, bushes, and flowers

Too timid for interaction

With elementals of human kind

Waiting silently for mist to return

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

Jean Kelly

When

I was

A small child

I’d watch the rain

Every time it fell

In full awe of the show

Wondering when it would stop

Excited to have big puddles

Stayed on the porch until it was safe

Took off my socks and shoes and went dancing

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

And Ourselves

Asked

Rabbi

What he thought

Dignity meant

It was a good talk

We were on the same page

Had the same understanding

Dignity, at the top of the chain

All boils down to respecting others

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

poplar roles models

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

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