I’ll admit it, I love tea. But can it really solve all my problems?
When I lived in America, I drank mostly herbal teas. They tasted nice and some of them claimed to have beneficial properties. But then I moved to England and found ‘real’ tea – powerful tea – and now I’m a convert.
I’ve even almost adopted the British philosophy that a nice cup of tea is the proper response to just about any situation. But it still makes me giggle when I see it on television: A woman in tears runs to her best friend with a terrible problem, and the response is always the same: “Sit down, dear. I’ll put the kettle on. You’ll feel better after a nice cup of tea.” Even though it makes me laugh, I’m beginning to think there might be something to it.
I wrote this poem as an ode to that miraculous drink called tea which has been known to diffuse daunting difficulties, soothe serious situations, and tame terrible troubles.
A Cup of Tea
When morning mishaps clearly show How your entire day will be, The one thing you must not forego, Is your morning cup of tea. When all your gusto’s up and gone And bleary eyes can barely see, To stifle that impending yawn, Grab yourself a cup of tea. Your darling pet has run away, Oh where could little Angel be? You must think clearly - don’t delay, Quickly! Make a cup of tea. When war breaks out on foreign soil, It’s such a troubling sight to see, But you can’t stop the world’s turmoil, Have a calming cup of tea. Whatever problems come your way, I can almost guarantee, Your troubles will just melt away As you sip your cup of tea. -Margo Lestz
As I said, I’m almost convinced of tea’s miraculous powers, but I still think some situations require tea and chocolate!
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