Poetry by Jeff Green

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Nightcap

by cricketjeff on April 9, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The evening has been long and I’ve a need
That rarely seems to fade too far away
I cannot go to sleep unless I’m tea-ed
The perfect way to end a longish day

The water that I boiled is in the teapot
There’s milk and sweetener waiting in the cup
I’m all alone so it’s a just for me pot
The precious liquid’s there for me to sup

Between the yawns I sip and dreams appear
The best of dreams are fuelled by hot sweet tea
The perfect English drink that’s bound to cheer
Is all I need to set the dreaming free

So now that tea has set the whole world right
It’s time for me to bid you all goodnight