Being Neighborly — Annette Rochelle Aben

Doing her marketing She saw the man next door Knowing he was cash poor She hatched a plan She loaded up her cart With his favorite foods The things he just might use For his suppers As she was checking out Paid for delivery Bags of groceries three Added a tip ©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Being Neighborly — Annette Rochelle Aben

Doing her marketing

She saw the man next door

Knowing he was cash poor

She hatched a plan

She loaded up her cart

With his favorite foods

The things he just might use

For his suppers

As she was checking out

Paid for delivery

Bags of groceries three

Added a tip

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Caring to Share — Annette Rochelle Aben

Little scraps left behind Were approached with fear Nervous someone was near Hunger won out The shaking puppy starved By months out in the cold Decided to be bold And eat the food The soft-hearted young boy Knew what he had to do His pantry he’d go through To feed this dog Hoping he’d get […]

Caring to Share — Annette Rochelle Aben

Little scraps left behind

Were approached with fear

Nervous someone was near

Hunger won out

The shaking puppy starved

By months out in the cold

Decided to be bold

And eat the food

The soft-hearted young boy

Knew what he had to do

His pantry he’d go through

To feed this dog

Hoping he’d get closer

So daily he’d arrive

To keep that dog alive

Tears in his eyes

This went on for a week

One day when he arrived

He got a big surprise

The pup came close

He held his breath a bit

Spread his coat on the ground

And gently he sat down

Near his new friend

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Farm Nation — Annette Rochelle Aben

Sows seeds from year to year Watching plants grow tall With food to last past fall For family Fruits preserved, veggies canned Herbs tied to hang and dry Flour ground, wheat, and rye The land provides ©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

Farm Nation — Annette Rochelle Aben

Sows seeds from year to year

Watching plants grow tall

With food to last past fall

For family

Fruits preserved, veggies canned

Herbs tied to hang and dry

Flour ground, wheat, and rye

The land provides

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

thanksyas — Annette Rochelle Aben

It takes just a moment To stand and hold that door Grab a broom, sweep the floor Do something nice Someone’s life is better Because you took the time To set the mood sublime Because you could ©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

thanksyas — Annette Rochelle Aben

It takes just a moment

To stand and hold that door

Grab a broom, sweep the floor

Do something nice

Someone’s life is better

Because you took the time

To set the mood sublime

Because you could