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Tea Lady’s Tea

by Simeon Koh

The Tea Lady served tea at her tea house
To the Old Man she said,
For the infirmity in your greying hair
A cup of Earl Grey tea
To the Warrior she said,
For the blood on your hands
A cup of red tea
To the King she said,
For the darkness of your heart
A cup of black tea
To the Proud Young Man she said,
For your pride and self-love
A cup of humility

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Simeon Koh

2013Poetry46

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