¨ T H I R S T ¨ F O R ¨ L I F E ¨

Here I sit

I sit and I stare

Stare at the teacup that

Sits and stares back at me

Study the leaves

Aroused to unravel

Hot water coaxes each dry blade

Persuades in burning serenade

Held together by porcelain:


       A shatter-able existence


Study the leaves

Eyes beguiled by

       Synchronised tea-leaf swirls

Steeped in an aromatic ballet



The more I sip

The more insatiable a thirst

Consumes my appetite

Uninhibited I plunge headfirst

In a word it devours

No going back now…

Absolutely immersed

Why would I? And to what?

Breakaway from monotony, the rot,

The system so utterly rehearsed


Inner desires drip

Another drip

I take a sip




From a Birdseye view

    Perception askew

    Atop this china cup

No longer do I discern

How shallow or deep the depth

Though it’s truth, substance

Stripped of illusion I yearn

Fill my senses with music, art, literature,

History and diverse culture

At best I’ll be a woman richest

No contrived dollar could contest

For substance cash shall not purchase

           Nor shall it grant lasting happiness


Is this but the artist’s, the traveller’s,

The philosopher’s torment?

Imbued with emotion to pursue

Experiences, truth and beauty anew

Dissatisfied with routine the herd predictably do

This thirst when will I ever settle?

Until the proving moment I am not immortal?


*another sip*

*another stir*


Hmm well I concur

     Salt indeed I did stir

In place of added sugar

     Hence, this tea

Leaves me merely

    Thirstier a lady


And bound by thirst of an unquenchable extent

Irresistibly I drink and drink and drink

Mindful of the unlikelihood

Of ever sating my heart’s content


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  1. You are certainly getting better and better with every poem, using all the poetry language devices. Everything has a smooth rhythm and I especially like the symbolism of the thirst for the tea representing a desire to continued searching and awakening in life. Keep writing and then when you have enough…publish them!

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