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(15)Crashing Your Tea Party (A Collab of Christine Tsen & Doug Bentley)
by Douglas W Bentley
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Crashing Your Tea Party

A collaboration between Christine Tsen and Douglas W Bentley



I was never formally invited

Never ask to be here

So I crashed and burned when I entered the stratosphere

China cups and Tea pots smashed and broken

I was never caught but barely escaped leaving a small token.


I lifted screaming toasts behind silken veil

I mattered nothing! The unjustice of your choices!

And smothered in the lilt of sparkling voices

I raged rocking, behind that spy hole undisplayed-

Must I concede the point? I was betrayed!


Still I drank and drank

And sank and sank

Never reaching the bottom

“Whaa’s up!

 Who keeps filling this sodding cup?”


I lifted the veil, an act reckless and swift

Toys spinning, ghosts dancing, I set down my gift

The others watched as I trembled, eyes flooding with tea

And I knew who had served me as we exchanged stares

Tiny tea pot to-and-fro man of invisible wares.


Smashing the chairs

Throwing the silverware

Somehow the table managed to keep standing there

But no one cared

I just grinned -- running off like a circus bear.


We’ll see

Who gets invited to your next tea party!



7/14/2010 © All rights reserved.

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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Very well done indeed...Hugss
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
I love this!!! Felt like I was a guest watching you two..LOL..sooo funny~
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Interesting "tea party crash". I crashed one party in my lifetime and it was such a horror story I never crashed another. I still cringe when I think of that party.
Reviewed by D Johnson
A great collaboration, and I'd really like to see another one quite soon.

You can both come to my 'tea, etc' party any time you want.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Thanks for leading, Doug, I had fun learning to rhyme!

And as for anyone else, you have a timely warning here suggesting you invite Doug and I to your tea parties!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Sounds like you two had fun crashing this party!! Wait till the Halloween ball this year, I am going to wear my protective armor for that one. I loved this collaboration!!! Nicely done.

Much peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Look Out Alice & Mad Hatter!!
Dorthy & Those Cyclonic Winds Too!!!
Beauty & Her Beast's Cursed Castle Guest
A New Tantrum Temper Arrives & Releases!!
A Totally Movin & Groovin Piece
Of Fun To Read Expressions You Two!!
Well Done!!
Time For Fun With Frosted Cake & Spraying Whip Cream

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