Tag Archives: Inspirations


Cricket’s come a calling

And in his cheery way

Bringing luck to our day

So glad he’s here

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

A Little Off the Top

This afternoon, she called

Shared a situation

Demands reparation

Her car damaged

Because she chose to park

Underneath the tree branch

Not in front of the ranch

Someone must pay

It’s in the neighbor’s yard

Hanging over the fence

Causing emotions, tense

Friends now at odds

There’s no reason to fight

Of course, no one’s to blame

Foliage hangs in shame

Grab the clippers

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

questions are answers

Is it true or not

Do you think so or know so

So much more to learn

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

precious pluck

Be gentle with yourself

You do the best you can

You’ll find your greatest fan

Is your own life

You were born with the strength

There may be times you’ll cry

Shake your head, wonder why

Feeling you’re weak

Oh, quite the contrary

Your tears are not a flaw

They show you’ve courage raw

To just show up

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

last night

A bat came a calling

Thud, thud at the window

Why he left I don’t know

He could have stayed

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben