Charles Lara

Tea - Poem by Charles Lara

13’’ - Black and White TV
in the 70’s
when everybody else had color
and the brady’s were on channel 7
and ABC was getting all the ratings
and they sat around a Television
and watched how the other half lived
Inside a young winter night
eating Ma’s homemade rice pudding
seven brothers and sisters
waited unbeknownst
to them that love fades
like the scent of a
night flower
wrapping itself before dawn
before they went off
their different paths
but never forgetting
being touched by Ma’s heavens
here in what is called earth

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  • (5/13/2006 1:39:00 AM)

    Really enoyed this poem. It felt real.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006

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