Life in a Cup of Tea

December 5, 2021

Life in a Cup of Tea

What is morning’s without a single cup of tea?
How dreary my day would be without a single cup
Each sip I take recites a tale of its own

The first sip makes my teeth grit
The flash of pain reminding me of the sorry world I live in
The pain is fleeting but the memory remains

The second sip after a careful blow
Now as I reach this point in life
I hold my guards up high
Taking each step slower than before

The third sip slightly cooler now
I become resilient to all
Taking each step forward steadily

The fourth sip which I’m yet to take
Knowing that peace is brief I’m yet to lower my guard
Taking each step cautiously now

The fifth sip I hardly feel
I’ve fought valiantly and returned victorious from the fight
Now taking each sip with pride
As I take my final gulp
I reminisce how I fought my battles
Taking each step with my head help high

Each sip of the piping hot tea
I think of the long way I’ve come
Taking each step in a stride as I go

What would my day be without a cup of tea?
To tell me a story of my own




By Angela Sharon
Angela Sharon is a second year BA student studying at St Aloysius College. She is an aspiring psychologist with a passion to write. She also enjoys reading books and writing in her free time.
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Comment on this article

  • Sandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 08 2021

    Amazing !!

  • Vincent D'sa, Dubai/Shankerpura/Manipal

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Very nice indeed. You have good observation skills and cognition. You will make a good psychologist and a prolific writer as well. Don’t stop …

  • Lloyd, DK/ UK

    Mon, Dec 06 2021

    Angela, ...with a spoon of sugar and milk please.

  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sun, Dec 05 2021

    Brilliant! Lesson to be heeded. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip. So Beware.

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