Austin Warwick

Veteran Poet - 1,807 Points (07/21/97 / Montgomery Alabama)

A Cup Of Tea - Poem by Austin Warwick

Have a cup of tea.
With the family.
Keep quiet.
So they don't know you're crying.
Sip your tea.
Don't spill
Who knows what will happen.
If they know your in pain.
So keep dirking.
But do not speak.
Just drink your cold tea.

Topic(s) of this poem: drink, family, secret

Comments about A Cup Of Tea by Austin Warwick

  • Terry Craddock (12/1/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    Calm Or Storms In Lost Forgotten Tea Cups

    the house is lost in a tide high sea of overgrown grass
    a Spanish galleon sunk in a storm wild under the sea
    manicured flower beds long since swept away in weeds
    trees shrubs grown deranged even invade over fences

    in an abandoned kitchen is dust lost a forgotten tea pot
    in ritual circle of daily tea cups were told family tales
    who knows now value amassed credit past hidden triumphs
    so much was expressed said or not said over a cup of tea

    common place happenings life tide old joys grief hopes
    life is laced with dice roll pain break ups heart aches
    who knows what would will happen if truth whispers
    masterfully revealed hidden pain nail words tsunamis

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'A Cup Of Tea' by Austin Warwick.
    Dedicated to the poet Austin Warwick.
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  • Terry Craddock (12/1/2015 12:03:00 AM)

    'Who knows what will happen.
    If they know your in pain.'

    so much is expressed, said or not said, over a cup of tea, while the hidden pain was masterfully revealed with the lines

    'Keep quiet.
    So they don't know you're crying.
    Sip your tea.
    Don't spill'

    just before those nailing words 'Who knows what will happen' which fit so well pain break ups, heart aches... 10+
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 17, 2015

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