Tag Archives: poetry


You are not worthless

In fact, you are worth much more

Then words can explain

Watch other’s faces light up

Feel their hearts shine with love

As they look at you

Knowing their words are worth less

Then what you deserve

Believe more in the support

Of those who know your true worth

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

The Man

Falsely accused he was

Banished from his children

Punished unfairly then

Still he believed

Setting the record straight

Would take some lonely years

And many bitter tears

He hung in there

Children become adults

They chose to seek him out

They never had a doubt

He was waiting

Slow, cautious steps taken

Love sleeping was wakened

He’s now Grandpa

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Urban Farmer

Haiku Challenge

shoes drag in the dust

from working in the garden

harvest on its way

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben


The Woman


For all that life has thrown

In her face, in her way

She rises every day

To live her truth

Greeting every moment

With a warrior’s pride

Taking changes in stride

Owning her strength

Returning home each night

There’s still work left to do

Deep breath to see it through

Love motivates

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

don’t look

What will people do

The ones who like wearing masks

Are free to be seen

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben