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Just Right!
by Connie Faust

Friday, August 04, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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No! Thanks, anyway. I'll fix my own!

I'm a tiny bit eccentric.......
just a little hard-to-please.......

 

It might be evident most when
I'm fixing my cup-of-teas
 

I let it steep for just so long
then give the teabag a squeeze
 

I've cut down on my sugar now
so a scant half-teaspoon's good
 

Then slowly pour some whole milk in --
I'd use skim milk if I could --
 

Memories of my childhood days
bring visions of milk blue-white
 

Made from surplus dry milk beads
till Mom thought it was just right
- NOT ME! -
 

Getting back to my cup-of-teas
I gently stir with my spoon
 

Pause to see if the color's right
humming a teatime tune
 

Did I mention the water temp?
To a boil, but please, no more
 

Don't want to boil the flavor out
before the first cup I pour
 

Now check the color once again
then add 2 dribbles of milk
 

Sip a li'l sample from my spoon
Ah, my tea is smooth as silk
- JUST RIGHT! -
 

"Open your mouth and taste,
open your eyes and see --
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to Him.
Psalm 34:8 (The Message)I
 

 

Just Right
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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/1/2008
Enjoyed this TEA TIME POEM.......M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/25/2008
I've been accused of being too "picky" and particular about "things" and procedures. You've made me feel better, Connie. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/5/2006
This delightful write made me smile, Connie!
Mother made me drink warm tea when I was ill,
so I'm not too fond of it. :(
Would rather have a nice hot cuppa chocolate!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/4/2006
What would we do without our tea and our God!;-) Very nicely done Connie!My favorite is English or Irish breakfast! I like it strong with a bit of honey;-)



Eileen
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/4/2006
Connie

My favorite is iced tea..
Mind you I am a coffee aficinado too..:)
God Bless

Peter
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/4/2006
Very warm and endearing write, Connie! I enjoyed this tea-break immensely...I enjoy apple-cinnamon spice tea in the autumn and winter months...no sugar, at all!

God bless, Rhonda



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