Tag Archives: tanka

No Sweat

Oh, the times we ask

To be released from something

We do not enjoy

Only to realize that

It was leading to better

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


This week’s challenge from Colleen Chesebro, is a Poet’s Choice. I chose the words: SEEK & ELUSIVE 

Just seeing someone

Trying too hard to be liked

Can be confusing

The very thing they’re seeking

Grows ever more elusive

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben


There’s a jolly elf

Somewhere sitting on a shelf

Waiting to surprise

Hidden so well, you can’t tell

Twas Fido who found him first

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Ho No No

Holiday frenzy

Never making spirits bright

Until it’s over

How can one enjoy the time

When it goes by so dang fast

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

Oh Yes

Whatever happens

In one way or another

It is a blessing

Be open to more blessings

And more whatever happens

©201 Annette Rochelle Aben

Make a Splash

If you are stagnant

Life still moves along its way

And you’re left behind

Choose to flow with the current

Life’s journey will embrace you

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

powerful intentions

Know this is your time

To take the bull by the horns

And make great changes

They may be just for your world

But they impact the whole world

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben