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The Tea Party For Emily

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The Tea Party For Emily

(a challenge that was based on using ten given words)

The old folks at the home, and none at all
of them too fleet of foot in their last years,
came shuffling, some with walkers, down the hall,
including those with aids pressed in their ears.

Then one (whose punctured lung had not healed well)
was wheeled in; she had just turned ninety-three!
They'd all come (when the nurse had rung the bell),
for what was now to be revealed: a "Tea!"

The English lady wheeled in never knew
what they were planning as she lay in bed.
They'd stamped the name of "Emily" onto
The sparkling crown which now lay on her head.

With cake crumbs on her chin, in pure delight,
She sipped the tea they'd sweetened up just right!

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 7/2/2014 5:07:00 PM
    This is a very sweet sonnet, Andrea. I have entertained at old folks homes before and I could picture every line. Very good use of the sonnets restrictions. I enjoyed it... Robert.

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 10:59:00 PM
    Andrea what a cute and charming write. Full of sweetness and humor. One lump or two in your tea. LOL Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my One More Try poem.

  1. Date: 2/5/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Yes Love it !This tea party of elderly women--kash

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 10:57:00 PM
    Very sweet image of this elderly woman, Andrea. My father was 93 when he died last year, but thankfully he hadn't suffered the pain of a punctured lung. I have a soft spot for seniors. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/29/2010 8:47:00 PM
    Very cute and warm little tail of this caregiving tea party, Andrea. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 4:29:00 PM
    Neat write that was great in rhyme and rhythm...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Hard to tell what fantasies go through the young mind these days. Romance doesn't seem to be something mystic. Too much reality I suppose. Does the "Smoke get in their eyes?" Love, Dave

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 1:43:00 PM
    very nice always a plasure to read your poetry well done have a great day faleshia

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 12:33:00 PM
    thats really sweet Andrea.this would be like my great grandparents.she is quite old, and a queen she is(: i'd help create a party that looks like their time, and so they can feel young again. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 12:27:00 PM
    Fabulous Sonnet! Really beautiful. I could just see the lady with the cake crumbs on her chin and sipping her tea. This was a joy to read.

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 8:38:00 AM
    Such a poignant view into old age and their environment as well.. a beautiful Sonnet from the "Queen" herself.. a few seconds to say "hi"..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 8:03:00 AM
    A charming poem, you have sweetened my morning coffee just as they sweetened her tea....!! Loved this, Andrea!

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 6:50:00 AM
    enjoyed--thanks for your comments.

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 6:21:00 AM
    Been there, done most of that. Although Emily is my senior by a few years. Love the humor you get into the poem so well. My "Love Stories" I wrote to music, music you probably are not familiar with. I did them at a single sitting - took about half-an-hour. Pure romantic - and I mean, like, the 1930s - stuff. Hey! This is my age coming out. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 4:44:00 AM
    Fine Sonnet, loved to read it..Have a good time...Gert

  1. Date: 4/29/2010 2:38:00 AM
    Great narrative, Andrea. Beautiful...absolutely beautiful! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 11:56:00 PM
    You really are a softy at heart , are you not. This is so sweet I just love it. it's going in the favs... thank you for stopping by. how about that ghazal. considering I didn't know if it would even conform I was stunned at the result....luv Margaret

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 10:46:00 PM
    I Love love loved this poem...Andrea thanks for the suggestions on my last viewd poem,I adjusted the first two verses.. I started with the flower pf love instead of passsion..:)tnx dear.Charma

  1. Date: 4/28/2010 10:10:00 PM
    Love it!