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I Am Tea - by Dharlene Marie Fahl

Sunday, August 30th 2015 @ 10:34 PM

Enjoy this lovely poem written by Dharlene Marie Fahl . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Tea

 

I am TEA;

almost as old as time.

 I have shaped a part of ancient history.

Almost every country and culture knows of me.

I have been more valuable than silver and gold.

Stories, legends, and myths about me have been told.

I have travelled by ship, by camel, by horse and mule.

I was seen as priceless – as any exquisite jewel.

Put under lock and key – safe in a chest.

I was more special than the rest.

 

I am TEA

 

Treasured and revered – presented to royalty.

Everyone wanted to sip of me.

The beginning of a revolution;

fighting because of me was never the solution.

Coveting me and hoarding me;

selling me and extorting me?

Using me to hurt others and benefit some?

All of this is not who I am.

 

I am TEA

 

I am simplicity and tranquility.

I am but a humble leaf.

Drink of me – I offer you relief.

Sip me slowly – surrender away your cares and woes.

I am a neutralizer – with me there are no foes.

I have no enemy and neither do you.

I know all that you have been through.

How do I know?

 

I am TEA

 

I am sincerity and clarity.

Look deeply into your cup; that is me you see.

When the cup is empty you will be full.

I give you all of my gifts;

 my nutrients, as well as my mysteries.

I have been sharing these for centuries.

Taking time with me is special time for you.

This I give you – this is all you have to do.

 

I am TEA

I Am Tea

 

I am vitality and longevity.

My treasures are free – drink the life out of me.

Locked tightly within my leaves are the secrets I keep.

Release me in water – allow me to steep.

Sip in solitude – drink of my fortitude.

I will share it with you – now, you do the same.

Share me with others – don’t even ask their name.

Respect and reverence for all in every sip.

 

I am TEA

 

I am serenity and spirituality.

I am also tranquility.

Drink me and you drink divinity.

Have a taste of unity and know we are all one;

all part of a grand design – a puzzle already done.

Each of us is a piece and offers their piece.

Drink tea – drink peace – drink equality.

See how easy and effortless it can all be.

All coming from a simple leaf like me.

 

I am TEA.

~Dharlene Marie Fahl~

 

 

~ Dharlene Marie Fahl

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DHARLENE MARIE FAHL is a Certified Tea Specialist, World Tea Traveler, Author, Poetess, Tea Goddess, Blogger, Mother of Two College Kids, and Lover of Life. Dharlene says, “Tea brings me great joy and I share that joy with as many people as I possibly can. I see tea as the bridge to other countries and cultures. While people are sipping the tea I make them -- I take them across that bridge.” - Learn more about Dharlene’s work at http://www.dharlenemariefahl.com

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