Tag Archives: poetry

A Day Portrait

Colleen Chesebro asked Yvette Calleiro to suggest the #specificform for this week’s #tankatuesday #poetrychallenge. Yvette chose Gwen M. Plano’s 4-11 poetic form. Eleven stanzas of 4 syllables each. The first and eleventh stanzas must be the same. Here is mine:

Bird on a wire

Roses in bloom

Fallen acorns

Leaves giving shade

Sky of soft blue

Drifts of white clouds

Cat stalking mouse

Children on bikes

Dogs dig up bones

Tall grass of green

Bird on a wire

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Make a Way

Life is a fantastic journey

Is there to be no question

A happiness of pure intention

Fantastic the world of which you’re worthy

Journey filled with Divine Intervention

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Valuable Verbage

You can talk yourself into fear

You can talk yourself out

When hope is what you hear

Then you can turn it all about

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

My Nephew Daniel

Colleen Chesebro invited Harmony Kent to supply this month’s #tankatuesday #poetry challenge with a Theme Prompt, and Harmony suggested: The Longest Day.

In September of 2009, this took place in Michigan. Over 12 hours. 

7 pm, the call came

He’s 18, and he’s dead

In a hospital bed

Hit by a truck

Heads shook in disbelief

No, this could not be true

But what could pull him through

That he would live

Praying in circles, small

From all who heard the cry

Raise the request on high

Save this young man

Silence until the call

Eleven fifty-five

Dear God, he was alive

How could this be

Doctors went on record

It made the TV news

They said prayer pulled him through

Not their doing

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Fair Weather Tether


When stress leaves you to hang

Bless the rope’s knotted end

For it is your best friend

And your support

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben