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No Need for Armour by Susan Patterson

Monday, November 23rd 2015 @ 10:04 AM

No Need for Armour  - Poem, audio, and discussion by Susan Patterson

 

 

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No Need for Armour

You and I are great souls.

And we come together for a time.

We meet over a cup of tea here on earth.

 

Shall we leave our shell and join with each other?

Shall we put down our shield and armour?

What will become of us if we do?

What horrible fate awaits us if we are defenseless?

 

Tea is a time for love and tenderness without fear.

It is a time for sharing and learning and growing.

Come now, leave the battle gear behind.

Brave with me and let’s have tea.

 

Susan Patterson
2003


Author Comments:
 

This is one of my very first poems.  There is not much to be said except that this poem may be taken as seriously now as when I wrote it.  The whole world might benefit from being brave, leaving battle gear behind and taking tea to discuss differences.  Or, then again, could this poem simply be about two lovers?  skp

 

~ 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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