Leaking Pen

Veteran Poet - 1,487 Points (Wellington, New Zealand)

As Sweet As Sugar - Poem by Leaking Pen

Last time I write a downer or two...
Please keep me away from the sour taste of vinegar.
I hope never to suffer again from its effects on my tongue,
I choose instead the sweet taste of brown sugar.
When I think of my mid-afternoon ritual,
A smile is frozen on my face and it is a good thing.
Is that is what a joyous life is meant to be?
When I'm able to tap into its veins daily.
I am a common man; I don't have a fat Swiss bank account,
Or an overpowering castle built on a secluded hill.
My relief comes each afternoon at teatime
From one or two teaspoons of brown sugar
Sugar moderates the bitterness in my cup of green tea,
And what a difference that makes to me.
I get the greatest joy from the simplest thing,
And I apply this principle to all facets of my existence
Like the joy I receive from sharing this poem with you.

February 14 2013
Copyright Leaking Pen 2013
Rev 2014

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Topic(s) of this poem: happiness

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 2, 2014

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