Whether poetry or stories
words are such a treasure
vintage, slang, or common use
they give me so much pleasure.
When I feel the urge to purge
the words become my voice
they come pouring out of me
sometimes I have no choice.
But I’m pleased that I’m a writer
I enjoy the undertaking
cause every writer knows
it’s not for the moneymaking.
© Rebecca Sanchez 2018
The image on the cube (my animation) is called “River Of Poetry” but the artist is unknown to me.
Written for the prompt treasure with my friends at Poets United.
Secrets From The Soil
rest in beautifully decorated sarcophagus
some inlaid with gold and gemstones
bodies prepared with spices and care
organs put into decorated clay pots
sealed for thousands of years
until found and studied by museums
spilling secrets from the soil
causes of death and life revealed
visualizing every feature and amulet
some mummies stand naked in groups
some are left as they were found
we see the faces, foods, and belongings
of these ancient people from our past
teaching us about life while celebrating death
while death teaches us about life.
© Rebecca Sanchez 2017
Written for dVerse~Poets Pub hoping I’m not too late since it’s Wednesday! I’ve been very busy not meaning to take off weeks of writing but I’m back. Life has a way of just happening while time flies. This is my animation of an image I found for the poem. Soil brings us so many things!
A Writer’s Life
A writer’s life for me
there’s nothing I’d rather be
playing with words is fun
reading out loud when I’m done
bringing my muse out to play
and writing this poem today.
© Rebecca Sanchez 2014