The World Needs More Poets

A Poem

Samantha Lazar
Literally Literary
Published in
2 min readJan 6, 2020


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Call up your favorite languages
Call up your mother tongue
Spill out your crafty treasure chests
Dust off your used-to-be hobbies
Pull down the attic ladder
Gather the scrapbooks, the yearbooks, the printed photographs
Your sewing machine
Restring your guitar
Clear your throat for the harmony
Gather the heirloom seeds
The fabrics and dyes
Your crochet and knitting needles
Your cross-stitch too
We are…



Samantha Lazar
Literally Literary

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.