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Responsibility on a Regular Basis by Susan Patterson

Friday, June 19th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Responsibility on a Regular Basis - Poem, audio, and discussion by Susan Patterson

 

 

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Responsibility on a Regular Basis

Mothers, take your daughters to tea.
They need it.
You deserve it.
In this world there is a need for
Less tension, more grace,
Less dissension, more peace,
Less coffee, more tea.

Tea is a time to converse,
To listen and to learn.
So when there is a need to
Understand and to accept
With grace that with which
We do not agree-
Mothers, take your daughters to tea. 

 Susan Patterson


Author Comments:
 

This poem about mothers and daughters, whether actually related to each other or not.  It, of course, recognizes the fact that mothers and daughters do not always understand or appreciate each other.  The words, 'mothers' and 'daughters' can be used interchangeably here.  Taking someone to tea, or even making a pot at home and sharing a cuppa is a powerful thing.  Yes, one could enjoy coffee together as well, but there is something about having tea that brings a softer and a more understated power to the table. 
 

~ Susan Patterson, EarleneGrey.com

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SUSAN PATTERSON who on occasion writes under the name of Earlene Grey, is the author of two books of tea poetry, Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea and Heart to Heart-Considered Sentiments for Teatime.  She has also published a book of memoirs, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950’s.  Her latest book, Unnoticed Moments, is a collection of contemporary poetry.  Ms. Patterson posts a weekly poetry blog, The Causerie, and is a weekly guest on an international podcast from England. Her work is humorous, thoughtfully intelligent and compelling. Please visit, www.EarleneGrey.com to schedule appearances and to purchase books.

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