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Egypt In A Bottle

Updated on April 6, 2011

The sun shined bright as it began to hide

It floated above the water allowing time to subside

The sunrays reflection sparkled on the water layer

Calm and still with no one in sight not even a strayer

So peaceful and quiet what a captivating set

The still waters and the sun causing a perfect duet

I closed my eyes and inhaled the ocean water

Opened my book titled “The Tsarina’s Daughter”

I take a pause to behold the image of the sun setting

As I stared a little harder I saw an item getting

Closer; what was this thing bobbing along

No one in sight for it to belong

I waited patiently and watched it move near

It was a bottle that carried its glass so clear

A brown cork screw to keep it air tight

Inside it contained a letter with black write

I picked it up and held onto it wondering if

I opened it and found some sort of hieroglyph

As I unraveled the scroll, a language written

Into a different state character smitten

Transported from water front to a place unknown

On the lands of another country now shown

Cloaked in garments not of my time

Sounds of wind pipes releasing a chime

In a palace of gold plated pillars and ceilings

A different era with time travel I’m dealing

Had this scroll with hieroglyphics taken me to

An ancient civilization with a pyramid view

Was I dreaming or was it real life?

An emperor’s queen, I was made his wife

Could it have been that this was my fate?

Walking into an Egyptians Palace front gate…..



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    • Plarson profile image


      7 years ago from Alabama

      Bella- Wow, loved it!! Ty for posting again. For I, have sorely missed you. -P

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California


      SMILES :)


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      oji chisom emmanuel 

      7 years ago from NIGERIA

      i read this and omg is it wondderful i really like the way you write.

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      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "An ancient civilization with a pyramid view..."

      One of my favorite lines.

      I really loved this poem! Up and beautiful. :)

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      7 years ago


    • sharuz profile image


      7 years ago from UK


    • tnderhrt23 profile image


      7 years ago

      This reads like a wonderful fantasy movie! And you are the Star! A lovely write, Ms. bella! (check spelling in first line...shined)

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      7 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Dreaming bellawritter23, beautifully written and fabulous pics to conjure up such images, could feel the warmth and see the sun :-)

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Phoebe, It never hurts to try! Try it very simple words and after each sentece think of all possible rhyming word it helps and when you publish I will be the first to comment!!Thank you....

      Johnny, Thank you, your amazing I have to pay your profile a vist...

      Nikki, Tell me about it I know right, thanks for stopping bye!!

      smiles :)


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      Nikki Wicked 

      7 years ago from Louisiana

      nice! if only things like this happened more in life, miracles, and such, straight out of an egyptian fairytale.

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      Johnny Love 

      7 years ago

      I hope you always see the beauty in your life as though it is a dream. Just a dream of passion so divine and lovely to say the least. Beautiful words again. Touching to a heart so dark it' light becomes you. Blessed be Bella,


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      Phoebe Pike 

      7 years ago

      This was wonderful, I have never been good at writing poetically, but I have always loved reading it. Great job.

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Mr., Thank you I have always wanted to travel to Egypt but the finances fall short..... thanks for stopping by..

      smiles :)


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      Mr. Happy 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Beautiful poem you wrote. Thank you for it and for the gorgeous photographs as well. I intended on going to Egypt this summer - it was next on my traveling list but with all the turmoil there now, I have to wait a bit.

      Your poem was fascinating and the photos go great with it. Cheers!

    • bellawritter23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

      Birdie, thank you yes I was stuck in a day dream sorry!!

      bb, Aww bb, you are the best I truly mean that from the bottom of my itty bitty heart!!

      Ace, Thank you I appreciate it I was amused myself on this piece...

      smiles :)


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      7 years ago from Guildford

      Wow you are so great. I am always amazed how you manage to choose the most perfect words to rhyme. Awesome as ever!

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      7 years ago from Southern California

      I loved how the sun "floated above the water allowing time to subside."

      Personally, I have thousand sunset pictures. One of my all time favorite past times is to chase them down at the very last moment, and then, slowly relish another magnificent day's passing.

      Your poems are like that for me. I chase them down, relishing that they've been given to me personally, like all those sunsets...(delusionally, of course!!) ;)

      And if you ask me, you are the Grand Empress... =)

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You are a beautiful dreamer.


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