Leslie Philibert

Veteran Poet - 1,181 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

A Cup Of Tea After Dad`s Death - Poem by Leslie Philibert

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.


Comments about A Cup Of Tea After Dad`s Death by Leslie Philibert

  • Bronze Star - 2,763 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

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  • Gold Star - 41,590 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 - 150 Points R.benjamin Abate (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

  • Bronze Star - 2,149 Points Elena Sandu (11/3/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    Painful silence, so well described. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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