Hidden Treasures Buried Deep: Be Inspired Writing Challenge #20

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The Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge this week is to tackle a Memento poem (based on a holiday or anniversary). A Memento consists of two stanzas, with a syllable count of 8, 6, 2 – repeated twice in each stanza. The rhyme scheme is; a/b/c/a/b/c.

Hidden Treasures Buried Deep

A tricky one this week, but I had a great deal of fun with it.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretation.

Thanks, as always, for reading.


Author: mbarkersimpson

Melissa Barker-Simpson is a multigenre romance author. Her stories are about connection, friendship, and love in all its forms. So whether in a magical setting, an alternative universe, or a world where anything can happen – and often does – there is always an element of romance. Melissa is currently residing in the North of England with her two daughters, and when not writing, is fulfilling her other role as a British Sign Language Interpreter.

11 thoughts on “Hidden Treasures Buried Deep: Be Inspired Writing Challenge #20”

      1. Thank you. That really means a lot. I have little confidence in my poetry because it doesn’t come naturally. Writing prose is never hard, maybe because the characters in my head are so vibrant. The words flow like they have a life of their own; like I’m merely a vessel. When I write poetry it’s different, and I sometimes forget that no two forms of writing are the same. Just because I have to work at it, doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing.

        I appreciate your encouragement and, like I said, it means a lot that you enjoy my work.

  1. Beautiful and so inspiring! You did so well with this challenge. The form is properly used and the thought is so well depicted. The use of maps and treasure as metaphors seem so perfect! Thanks for your participation!


    1. Thank you so much. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it. When I was writing it, I had in mind a family I stayed with in France. I loved their traditions and the time I spent with them. It is a precious memory.
      Take care. Mel

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