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Did you hear something

When you were not listening

Were doors opening

Innocent conversations

Leading to light bulb moments

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Ya Think

The older she got

OPINIONS meant less and less

She turned a deaf ear

Except to those who knew that

MONEY talks and bullshit walks

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Nanu Nanu

Took some time to laugh

Got my belly aching good

And the tears flowing

Was binge watching videos

Of the great Robin Williams

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dig it

Replacing the grass

Because the puppy grew up

Destroying the yard

It wasn’t her fault really

She just wanted to have fun

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you asked

A sense of freedom

We all say we’re seeking this

Until we’re set free

That’s when the panic sets in

It’s as though we don’t belong

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simple treasures

Waltz in the moonlight

Create ripples on the lake

Wave to flying birds

Smile as clouds are rolling by

Thank the flowers for their scent

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The sun gives to you

Without asking anything

It simply exists

It is you who will wonder

What the sun wants in return

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben