This world is magnificent,

but unsightly it can be.

So hallelujah and rejoice,

for always there is tea.

Milky white, sugar or not;

black may be your taste.

Sturdy strong, weak or mild;

choose at your own pace.

When turbulence unfolds,

and clarity you can’t see.

There is nothing quite so bad,

when pondered with some tea.

Boiling kettle, whistling now;

steam rises from the spout.

Almost ready, means its time,

to break the biscuits out

Blissful pleasure in a cup,

enjoyed by one and all.

Perfect reason to relax;

through calmness, we withdraw.

This flavoursome delight,

within a world of choice.

Nothing can quite soothe,

like tea, for the angry voice.

That staple of our day;

a constant in shared times.

Such admiration, I do have;

hence why I wrote this rhyme.

Now grab that charming bag,

and soak those blended leaves.

But make sure there is plenty,

to ask for seconds please.

Β©Brett Kristian 2019


56 thoughts on “Tea

  1. My new favorite tea is Egyptian Licorice Mint..What a funny combination but it works.I liked your words when turbulence unfolds and clarity you can’t see…Nothing quite so bad when pondered with some tea… to take a break and drink something warm always shifts my thinking.

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  2. Loved this. I have a question. Do you do each line as a separate block? I am struggling to set out my poems how I would like them to visually look. Any tips much appreciated. Thanks for my first like too! πŸ’­πŸ˜Ž

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    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback 😊 I normally would tend to do each line as a seperate block because I find it works best for the rhythm I am trying to create however looking at your poems I really like the way you have structured them because it entices you onto each following block. I think alot of it depends on personal choice and how you read the poem in your mind. My best tip would be don’t be afraid to experiment and try out different visual formats because the story your telling through your words is already building a brilliant platform that makes a wonderful read 😊😊

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      1. Awh thank you so much for taking the time to reply and for your advice. I also didn’t realise word press had a whole community side to it as well. As Aladdin likes to sing it’s a “whole new world”. 😁

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    2. I write my poems in a simple text editor (Windows Notepad), formatting them into verses, stanzas, etc. Then I copy them paste them into the top block my post. The wordpress editor then separates each stanza into a separate block for me.

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