Tag Archives: poetry

Sweet Sight

How beautiful it is

When copper-colored leaves

Are all that’s left on trees

Bright blue the sky

©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

Clothes Made the Man

The neighbor kids built it

A snowman in her yard

While working long, and hard

They still had fun

Watching through her curtains

Delighting in the gift

That gave her such a lift

And brought a smile

Carrots and coal and twigs

For a face, arms, and hands

Their creation looked grand

What was missing

They knocked upon her door

He needed clothes to wear

Had she something to share

Of course, she did

An old wool hat found she

And so stylish he’d be

Her dark, gray scarf

©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