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Getting of a London bus On a sweltering day in June Trying not to swear or cuss - I knew I’d be home soon. The shopping bags were heavy They seemed to weigh a tonne, But I knew this was the levy, For my cuppa in the sun. My senses all were bristling As I reached up for the pot When the kettle started whistling, With the water bubbling hot. Holding handle and the spout With a gentle, slow gyration, I warmed the pot throughout With expectant jubilation. That rich and sweet perfume Of tea leaves as they brew Fill my senses and the room With the wonder they imbue. I set my China cup, Upon its saucer on the tray, Eager for that first sweet sup, I pour without delay. Tea, deep brown and steaming, Softened by a splash of milk, Sends my taste buds reeling When I sip it’s liquid silk. For some, it’s like a ritual, For some just rehydration For some a joy, habitual, A wonder of creation. For me it’s like a refuge From the storms, the stress and strife When drowning in life’s deluge This Elixir of life !

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Date: 5/8/2020 7:54:00 PM
G'day Mike … ah tea. What I indulge more than anything else. Nothing better than black and strong. Your poem is very written and rhymed. A joy to read while I have a cuppa - thanks Mike - Lindsay
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Mike Miller
Date: 5/10/2020 2:49:00 PM
Thanks for your kind comments Lindsay - I’m a tea addict too - I thought it would be a nice little tribute to my favourite pick me up. Glad you enjoyed it
Date: 5/8/2020 1:14:00 PM
Hello Mike Miller, right now I am having a cup of tea,as I read your poem. Later i will have another cup of tea. enjoy your eday my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/9/2020 8:44:00 AM
Hello Mike Miller I always do. having one right now. Enjoy your day my fiend.
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Mike Miller
Date: 5/8/2020 1:35:00 PM
And you Darlene ! Thanks for your comment and enjoy your tea ??
Date: 5/8/2020 1:02:00 PM
Oh a joy to read I relished every sip of your journey... I am a self confessed tea pot lol rarely drink coffee , many thanks for sharing your cuppa with me:-) hugs Jan xx
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Mike Miller
Date: 5/8/2020 1:38:00 PM
Thanks Jan ! Tea always taste better shared - pleased to hear you liked the poem - keep up the good work with the tea !