Leslie Philibert

Freshman - 816 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

A Cup of Tea After Dad`s Death


Exactly the right colour, the perfect amount of milk
one of Mum`s specials, as we gathered round the table
in the kitchen and put the pictures together,
the blue lights and the friendly doctor, who asked
what to do with his dressing gown.

Well it was rather a nice one said Mum.

Then it all went quiet, too late to go to bed,
too early to get up.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Comments about this poem (A Cup of Tea After Dad`s Death by Leslie Philibert )

  • Freshman - 958 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (2/16/2014 4:30:00 AM)

    short and sweet...liked this poem very much...sometimes feelings are so deep and can be expressed only in silence.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,453 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/9/2013 3:31:00 PM)

    This poem I actually like and can identify with. When Dad died, all seven of us sat around the table and talked for a while before the painful silence. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 117 Points Benjamin Michael Clark (5/10/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment. I edited the poem. This one really tears at my heart. I like what you did here. Very emotional. Thanks again.
    -ralph (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,379 Points Elena Sandu (11/3/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    Painful silence, so well described. (Report) Reply

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