Below is the poem entitled Hot Tea which was written by poet
heckman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I seemed I lost my mind one day only thinking of funny thoughts. I surely didn't miss the worrying or altruism much. Then there was the day I did not use my feet, oh no, they were gone. I'm sure the raccoons took them to chew on or teach their young how to do flips in shoes in the pool. Just when I was settling down, my mother brought me lunch. It was peanut butter and jelly my favorite but suddenly my teeth began to fall out and I couldn't eat it. They were all breaking in halves and falling out all over my sandwich. This was too much I was beginning to feel that perhaps I was under a curse. I began to pray, "Oh God what have I done to affect you in such a way that my life is falling apart?" I give alms to the poor and I treat my parents with respect...how can this happen to me?" As he was praying to God in heaven suddenly all seven candles fell off the table. This terrified our friend and he rain out of he church crying. A young woman came up to him and asked him what was the matter? Embarrassed he told the young woman just briefly that he was having a bad day. "Well come with me I'll buy you a cup of tea" So our friend agreed to sit with the woman for a cup of tea. When the waiter came over a dog jumped in his way and he spilled the hot tea on our friend and the nice lady.